:: She didn’t have to look around for too long. Tucked away out of the glow of the street light the hanyou was busy fussing with the bike. Just as he’d explained it looked like a miss mash of parts on an old eighties style frame. The emblems of HD still quite visible on the fuel tank, though the rest of the bike was fifty shades of chrome. Nonetheless the love he had put into this beastly machine gleamed softly through the rust and scrapes.
At first he didn’t see the girl. His attention focused completely on the passenger restraint bar. Tightening a bolt with a wrench as he tested the bars integrity every few turns. When he was satisfied he looked over in time to see the girl, whom he almost did a double take! After a few moments of staring dumbly at her he mused.::
"You look different without your makeup."
「巫女」:: She spotted him after a few moments, and watched him as he screwed the little back onto the bike, tilting her head as she watched, a smile on her face. It was amusing to watch him put love into the Frankenstein machine, she could tell how much he was devoted to it. She wondered if she’d ever find someone to be devoted to her as he was to the motorcycle…Though she didn’t have high hopes for that, considering her line of work…forced contract as it was.
When he spotted her at last her face lit up in a brighter smile and she hopped down the concrete steps toward him. She was now dressed in black skinny jeans a red tube top and a leather jacket-much more suitable for a night out on the town~ She blinked when he said she looked different without her sparkly stage make-up on.::
"Is that a good thing—or a bad thing?"
::There very well could be, but they had stopped here next to the first source of water the hanyou could sniff out. As were the little annoyances of traveling through the woods. With a last little tug at the lean-to shelter he looked it over, figuring it was as good as it could get. ::
"Then you’re unlucky." :: He grumbled and brought over a few sticks to set up the cooking fire. :: "We brought a pot with us, give me a minute and I’ll have th fire ready for it."
:: Though he couldn’t help but look over to the pond, hoping there was enough in there to be caught for their dinner. ::
::She frowned at him.:: “You set up the fire? And what do you think this is? What do you think I was doing while you were piecing together that lean-to? It’s already up and burning, you blind dork.” ::She pointed at the firepit which was happily burning and spitting away where she’d lit it when he was half done with the lean-to shelter.::
"What you should do-is go catch us some dinner….I’ll go collect the water to be boiled" ::She added, and pulled the packs over to go fishing for the pot that they’d bought back in Tokyo, so that she could fill it with water to be boiled for drinking.::
"Ah, you are quite the traveller.." She suddenly touches the thin gold chain around her neck and smiles, then glances over at Kagome. "And your family is alright with all of this darling? Goodness, you are fortunate to have such family."
「巫女」:: She canted her head a little…She had to be for the task her and her companions were set. But she didn’t say that and just smiled instead. Before she asked about her family being okay with all of this.
She cleared her throat a little.::
"Yeah…Its kinda weird…But they’re just hunky dory with it. Makes me wonder if they’re on something…But I don’t question it~! So here I am."
Her words, and the particular effort she put into making eye
contact with him (especially due to how effortlessly she made it
look to do so) caused something in his stomach to flip over in an
uncomfortable fashion, and his expression reflected something akin
to this before his gaze quickly evaded her own, taking a sudden
interest in the billowing sleeves of his suikan that spread across the
ground in his crouch.
❝…Kagome?❞ He broached the subject with care, hesitancy
evident in his tone. ❝…when we defeat Naraku… whaddaya think
will happen then?❞
「巫女」:: It was almost better than seeing him blush. That face. Almost. But she held his dignity in mind this time, and made no comment on it. Instead she leaned her head back against the trunk of the tree when he began to stare at his sleeve. She gazed up through the foliage and into the twilit sky above…Her mahogany irises squinting a little as she focused on a star making its presence known in the heavens far away.
The question didn’t catch her as off guard as one might have thought it would…Perhaps because she’d spent quite a lot of time thinking on the outcome herself…Although she didn’t really want to a lot of the time. After all-what if Naraku was defeated and the tama gotten rid of and boom-that was it. Her time in this era with these people was spent? She wasn’t sure she could handle that.
But now that the question was posed, she slid down the trunk to a seated position beside the hanyou, and glanced at him sideways.::
"I honestly don’t know…I’m kind of afraid of what will happen.
"I know everyone wants it to be over-and the pain and suffering he causes to be at an end…But what happens if-he’s defeated-the tama is gone-and then—I fade too?
"It’s a scary prospect…you know? To return to my time-like all of this was a dream…? And never be able to see any of you again."
"Oh, a dog, I hear they are very loyal, but I honestly prefer wolves better. They are more thinking of the sake of their family." She simply shrugs and bites her lower lip. "What kinds of demons have you met?"
「巫女」:: “They are. To a fault.”
::She said with a wistful smile…She made no comment on the wolves bit. As much as she adored the ookami youkai she knew-their completely “family driven” nature often times made them stupid and unable to listen to reason. But she kept that to herself.::
"I’ve met kitsune, (fox), neko, (cat), tori (bird), tokage (lizard), nezumi (rat), ookami (wolf), ryuu (dragon), ushi (cow), nomi (flea), koumori (bat), kuma (bear), kumo (spider), Mukade (centipede)…and various others that don’t really have animal bases…And a few other hanyou along the way.”