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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:55 pm 
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It was a bit of a game that Ikuyo liked to play. The goal was to find secluded parts of the village, away from the noises that came with crowds. These spots were the best for meditation she found. It was ironic as she thought of it. She had trained so diligently to understand her surroundings that it now made it difficult to forget them. The silence of these secluded spots aided her in slipping away from the physical. They also doubled as places where she could relax and move at her own speeds.

This spot was no different. At the back corner of one of the few parks in the village there was a small alcove that had nearly been grown over by shrubbery. It was impressive that the village was able to grow such a garden but there was no limits to what could be achieved when a collective group put their minds to something. Slipping into the shrubbery as she usually did, Ikuyo took her spot on an old and worn bench. The feeling of the wood told her that it hadn't been serviced in quite a while but it was more than satisfactory for her.

Hours went by like that, sitting in the warmth of the sun and fragrance of the garden kept secret from prying eyes. It was as if she were in her own world. Her fingers moved slowly over a page of raised dots on paper before her head perked up. Even before the sound of the shrubbery being disturbed she knew someone was approaching. Her smile readied itself as she turned to face the general direction of the entrance to the alcove.

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Strength: Average
Constitution: Average
Stamina: Average
Reflex: Average
Awareness: Masterful
Combat Skill: Average Bukijutsu
Ranged Skill: Proficient Ninjutsu
Finesse Skill: Masterful Kugutsu

Magnetoreception, Wealthy, Chakra Control, Sensory, Empathetic Sensor, Sensitive Sensor, Expansive Sensor, Puppeteer, Scribe, Ambidexterity, Echolocation, Scent Hound, Tremorsense, Buddhism, Kuchiyose


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:03 pm 
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There were few places in the village that Um could get true privacy, but she felt like this one was one of the best. It wasn't necessarily the best because it was reclusive and far out of the way or a place someone would never expect. Ume liked it specifically because it was a small alcove in a populous park in the city. She could easily escape from her family during events, or even just make them think that she's going to socialize with others. Saying she's going to the park and coming up with an excuse seemed to set them a little more at ease than if she was saying 'I'm going to go read alone'. Which was precisely what she was going to do.

So, here she was. She was wearing a casual dress, long and flowing to protect her skin from the sun. She had her usual equipment with her, keeping her puppets on her at all times for protection. She was carrying an old favorite book of hers, needing to read something comforting after the stresses of the past couple weeks. She had recently graduated the academy, and that alone should tell someone how overwhelming her life was at the present moment. As she approached the alcove, she started to feel at peace away from other people, ready to read. She pushed through the bushes, and then... discovered that there was already a person there on the bench she normally read at.

She let out a shriek, dropping her book in bringing her hands to her mouth. Suddenly remembering herself, Ume blushed deeply and reached down for her book, keeping her eyes to the ground. "I'm s-so sorry. I d-didn't realize s-s-someone was here. S-sorry to disturb you."


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:40 am 
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As the sound of steps came closer Ikuyo's other senses began to pick up small hints as to who it may be. There was a scent in the air that she couldn't quite pin down but it was feminine. The steps were lighter than a male's as well. As the vibrations ricocheted off the approaching figure a few things became clear to the blind monk. It was a girl, younger but she was unable to determine her exact age. What interested her more though was what most likely happened to be a book clutched in her hands. Her smile deepened. Birds of a feather it seems.

The initial reaction upon their meeting was not what Ikuyo had been expecting. She jumped at the sudden sound but, to her credit, kept her face inviting and friendly. A thump came after the scream and confirmed her thought that her visitor was carrying something to read. She gently closed her book around her index finger so her spot wasn't lost.

"You're not disturbing me in the slightest. I was simply reading. Would you like to join me?" Her eyebrows moved only a fraction upward. "I do love this alcove. It's as though you're in a world all of your own and yet, just on the other side of those bushes, the village hustle and bustle goes on and on. It's nice to have a reprieve every now and then. Ito, Ikuyo, it's a pleasure to make your acquaintance."

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Strength: Average
Constitution: Average
Stamina: Average
Reflex: Average
Awareness: Masterful
Combat Skill: Average Bukijutsu
Ranged Skill: Proficient Ninjutsu
Finesse Skill: Masterful Kugutsu

Magnetoreception, Wealthy, Chakra Control, Sensory, Empathetic Sensor, Sensitive Sensor, Expansive Sensor, Puppeteer, Scribe, Ambidexterity, Echolocation, Scent Hound, Tremorsense, Buddhism, Kuchiyose


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:08 pm 
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The girl spoke with a sing-songy eloquence, explaining her reasons for being in the alcove that sounded very similar to Ume's reasons for being in the alcove. Ume looked up from dusting her book off and observed the girl for a moment. Her keen intuition told her something surprising: this girl did not appear to be able to see Ume, at least not really. She could tell if she was partially blind or totally blind, but there was definitely some vision impairment there. For some reason, that allowed her to relax a significant amount. She thumbed her book for a few moments, considering her request. "My name is Ume Satetsu. It's nice to meet you as well." That was a well-practiced sentence and easy to get out.

After thinking it over, she didn't see the harm in getting to know this girl. After all, she was a little more comfortable than she might normally be. She was a probably blind girl in a secluded and quiet spot that made Ume feel safe. If there were any time for socializing, it would be now. She moved over to the girl and sat on the bench, feeling a little rigid being so close to another human. "So, uhm, uh... how often do you come here?" What a weird question. "I like it here too, for your uh, your same reasons." Now she was starting to blather.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:09 pm 
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The nervousness she had felt in the girl initially subsided as quickly as it came. Was it because of the peaceful setting or had the girl grown easy because, for the first time, she wouldn't feel someone's eyes on her in a conversation? That was the opposite of the reaction that Ikuyo usually received and she was mildly impressed at how interesting she found that. The girl's response lacked any of the previous stutters. The monk couldn't help but wonder if that stemmed from the sudden change in attitude or if greetings were something Ume had practiced and perfected. She hoped it was the former; the latter left an uncomfortable feeling in her stomach - something between sadness and admiration.

"Ume Satetsu. That is a lovely name. Your clan is rather well known." She wondered if the girl's anxiousness had something to do with that. Another surprise, it seemed Ume was full of them, the girl sat next to Ikuyo on the bench. Maybe I was mistaken in assuming she was meek? She took the girl's questions and responded with silence. Her hands moved gently to open her book once more and, after a few seconds of gliding over the page to find her place, Ikuyo smiled warmly again.

"I come here as often as I can, though lately that has been less than I would like. I'm a monk at the temple you see, and I don't oft get to shirk my duties like this." She tilted her head and winked. "But between you and me, I'm actually not supposed to be here today. Do keep my secret safe, will you?" She asked almost teasingly; all the while her finger gently slid over the page of her book.

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Strength: Average
Constitution: Average
Stamina: Average
Reflex: Average
Awareness: Masterful
Combat Skill: Average Bukijutsu
Ranged Skill: Proficient Ninjutsu
Finesse Skill: Masterful Kugutsu

Magnetoreception, Wealthy, Chakra Control, Sensory, Empathetic Sensor, Sensitive Sensor, Expansive Sensor, Puppeteer, Scribe, Ambidexterity, Echolocation, Scent Hound, Tremorsense, Buddhism, Kuchiyose


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:31 pm 
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She started off the conversation by commenting on her surname and how famous they were. She was glad that the girl couldn't see her burn with embarrassment, scrunching her shoulders up a little. She should've known that would be brought up, but she couldn't help but cringe slightly every time her family was brought into play. "Yes," was all she said, her voice barely a whisper. Not exactly polite and proper like she had been told, but she was tired and not in the mood to act any further. The girl then continued the conversation, talking about how she was a monk and reopening her book. Ume took curious glances towards her, and her previous suspicions were confirmed. She had never really met a blind person but knew they read with their hands instead of by sight. Ume was burning with several questions after the girl spoke, mostly about her disability and what a monk even did. She knew a few monks but knew very little about them.

"Oh, uhm, d-don't worry, I don't know anyone at the m-monastery. Our secret," she said. Her stuttering had returned in preparation for her questioning. She really wanted to leave, to go home, and every instinct drove her away from socializing with a stranger. But her trained instincts told her to stay. "I've met a couple monks, uhm, what do you do?"


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:50 pm 
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Ume's response answered more questions than the girl had likely meant to. Something about her family bothered the girl; whatever that may be Ikuyo could only speculate on. What she did know, however, was that she would pursue that avenue of conversation no further.

While she had hoped Ume would do more than answer her inquiries she was surprised at how quickly the girl had asked one of her own. She frowned lightly but in thought rather than the usual reasons. "What do I do personally, or what do the monks do in general? If it is the former than I am one of the head priestesses. I am in charge of the younger monks training and tutelage." She turned the page of her book and continued to read as she spoke. "As a Chuunin I also sometimes train them in shinobi arts though that is a more rare occurrence." She seemed to be enraptured in a particularly entertaining sentence before continuing. "I am not very adept at fighting on my own so I utilize puppets and summons in order to make up for my shortcomings. There are few at the temple who share similar tastes, hence the scarcity of my training."

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Strength: Average
Constitution: Average
Stamina: Average
Reflex: Average
Awareness: Masterful
Combat Skill: Average Bukijutsu
Ranged Skill: Proficient Ninjutsu
Finesse Skill: Masterful Kugutsu

Magnetoreception, Wealthy, Chakra Control, Sensory, Empathetic Sensor, Sensitive Sensor, Expansive Sensor, Puppeteer, Scribe, Ambidexterity, Echolocation, Scent Hound, Tremorsense, Buddhism, Kuchiyose


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:33 pm 
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Ito's response brought forth even more questions than Ume had in the first place. First off, this lady looked quite young, but upon further inspection, Ume realized perhaps she wasn't as young as she thought. Either way, to be a trainer of other people at what appeared to be such a young age was impressive to Ume. She also revealed that she was a shinobi as well, or at least the equivalent, as Ume wasn't sure monks could be shinobi in the traditional sense. Either way, all of those questions would be melted away when Ito went on to the next part of her explanation of her life. As soon as the woman stated that she used puppets, any and all awkwardness Ume had before melted away. She perked up, the tension visibly easing from her body, her eyes becoming wide with interest. While she was interested in all aspects of this curious lady's life, she was most interested in this one.

"You're a puppeteer? I am as well. I always love meeting other puppeteers." Ume's voice had noticeably changed at this point. Rather than a meek and mousey person she seemed intense and interested, her voice light and engaged. "You lead a very interesting life, it seems. I wish I had more to do outside of just building puppets." She paused and considered her words. "Though it is my favorite pass time, and brings me such peace."


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