STRAY Ch. 5 The OgikiKurama awakens the next day to find the woman cleaning in the small kitchen across the room.STRAY Ch. 5 The Ogiki by TheInnerFanGirl
“I hope you slept well,” she said turning towards him smiling, “today I’m going to kill you.”
Kurama chuckles, “I’d like to see that. By the way, that book was rather boring. I found it completely useless.”
“Well then, perhaps I have underestimated your intelligence. I apologize; I assure you it was a mistake I will not be making again. Now, find something to eat, you will be running most of the day.”
Deviously giggling, “fun…”
He followed her outside and around to the rear of the cabin. She halts and grabs his hand.
“Don’t move,” she said calmly.
An enormous plant shoots up from the ground around them.
“This is an Ogiki. It’s very deadly and very smart. It responds to movement and aggression, it will attack anything but its master.
STRAY Ch. 4 Round one is yoursThe female demon is outside placing seeds in the trees Kurama cut down the day before and helping them to begin growing and healing. Kurama walks up behind her.STRAY Ch. 4 Round one is yours by TheInnerFanGirl
“I apologize to you and your trees for my carelessness.”
“Thank you…… Let’s venture into an old part of the woods today, away from my house where you can’t destroy any more of my scenery.”
They begin jumping through the trees, racing, matching one another’s speed and acrobats move for move until they reach a sizable clearing in a shadowy part of the wood. This was a very old place where the dying trees were unstable and fall to their own weight. The nameless one extends her rose whip and lashes out at Kurama. He extends his own and the two begin to battle. Hopping from tree to tree he sees that the whip can be used not only as a weapon but as a tool to swing from. The thinning old trees fall left and right with every step and leap taken
STRAY Ch. 3 Rose WhipThe next morning Kurama awakens to the sound of a loud crash outside the cottage. He exits the front door to find a large, very old tree fallen to the ground. The female demon stands several yards away w/ a long vine in her hand. She turns towards him and w/ one quick whip of the vine she lassos his left hand and begins to draw the vine back using her energy dragging a reluctant Kurama. He grabs the vine w/ his right hand and attempts to break it.STRAY Ch. 3 Rose Whip by TheInnerFanGirl
“That’s pointless. You can no more destroy that vine than a fly can destroy a spider’s web.”
The vine gently unwraps from around his wrist and returns to its true form revealing a beautiful red rose.
Handing Kurama the rose, “The red ones seem to be the strongest. If you truly are an animal of the spirit world you should have no problem harnessing your energy and releasing bits of it into the rose. Try forming it into a whip. Length is your choice.”
Kurama concentrates fo
STRAY Chapter 2 IntroductionsI know who you are.” She said interrupting. “You are Yoko Kurama, the spirit fox. Demon thief. A stray.”STRAY Chapter 2 Introductions by TheInnerFanGirl
Kurama replies, “I only do what I must to survive.”
“Liar. You do as you please and steal anything that peaks your interest. Now what I don’t understand is how someone who is as cunning and stealthy as you are supposed to be got caught and wasn’t prepared to fend off a few low class demons.”
“This form is still new to me.”
“And yet you’ve managed to gain quite a reputation….”
Kurama giggled seeming please as though her remark was meant as a compliment. The woman returns to her table and sits facing Kurama. He asks, “What is your name?”
“That’s not important right now. Getting you well enough to leave my house is. Unfortunately I can’t let you go until you are fully healed.”
“I’m sure I can manage.”
“Leave now and you will be back
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