Puppy kisses on her hand delighted her, fingers deftly working to find all the right places to scratch and rub on what would one day be a fierce, intimidating ninken. For now, however, ferocity was far overshadowed by sweetness. “Konohagakure... That...” Her eyes widened, mouth parting slightly as she looked up at her human companion for the day. Looking around she added in a hurried whisper, awed by her new companion. “That means you're a ninja? That's so cool! You're amazing! Why are you here? Are you on a mission?”
The ingenue looked quite impressed, having only ever seen one shinobi for sure in her life – the milky-eyed man that had stopped to visit her parents just a few weeks before. It wasn't often that a simple girl got to meet such impressive people. Looking back down at the wiggling pile of puppy joy she smiled again, scratching lightly with her fingernails just where his ribcage dipped down to become actualy puppy belly. He really was such a sweet puppy, it was difficult for her to imagine him as a fierce ninja dog fighting enemies. “Really? I feel very special then for him to trust me so much. I like him a lot too, he's a good boy. I have to say though, I'm probably going to be ruined for any other puppy petting forever.” She laughed out, casting a small wink to Faulkner. Of couse she'd pet other puppies in her life, but this would definitely be a memory she'd keep close to heart. This boring day turned newly exciting all from the simple presence of a ninja boy and his ninja dog. It was like something out of a fairy tale – she the mundane heroine swept away by a dashing hero and his magical canid companion.
“Dogs are better than people for the most part, I think really.” Yukari said standing up and knocking a few pebbles off her knees after giving Ame one more pat. Little dents remained on her skin and they'd ache for a bit, but it was worth it to have gotten to pet on the exuberant pup. Having a pet was something she'd hope to do one day when she was older and on her own. Maybe she could get a dog. Would ninja let someone adopt retired ninken? She'd have to ask about that one day. Dogs were great but she'd love to be able to offer one that had worked hard a place where they could just relax and not have to worry about anything. “Not only do they not lie or hide their feelings, they are loyal. If you're good to them then they'll be good to you, and you don't have to worry about them betraying you ever. And they don't ever ask for too much, all they want is food and love and kindness and in return they give you all of their everything. I wish more people were like dogs, the world would be a much better place if they were. Dogs are the best sort of people.”
Grinning she tucked her hands behind her back, her nose crinkling slightly. “So, I can't say I blame you for preferring his company to people...” She paused, pondering his words. What, she wondered, did it feel like to be chosen like that? Was it something normal for him or did he see it as special as she did?
“So, your clan's rite of passage? Everyone in your family gets to have a dog? And they get picked? That's... actually really cool and makes it even more awesome. It's like the kind of bond you read about in a book! Can you tell me more? Oh, are you allowed to tell me more? I don't want to be nosy in important secrets, it's just, well, you're - it's so cool!” She explained, her face heating up as a blush covered her fair features, darkening to the same color as her abused knees quickly as she corrected her flub. She sounded like an idiot, she was sure, fawning over him like this. He probably had lots of girls, interesting ninja girls no less trained to be amazing and perfect, talking to him all the time. She was sure that she was far too mundane to even be allowed a glimpse at his life... Wash girls didn't get exciting lives. Was girls got laundry and sewing and sore hands. But then, surprising words reached her ears. He did want to spend time with her! Laughing to cover her embarrassment, she reached forward with her right hand with the intent to hold his left and pull him along with her into town. If he'd never been here before she was sure she could show him some fun things, like the arcade and the comic shop and maybe even a sweets shop.
“There's a lot of stuff to do here, actually.” She explained, face heating further as she belatedly realized she'd grabbed his hand but not moving to release it unless he pulled away or didn't allow the contact in the first place. “There's three arcades, and a lot of places to eat if you like that. There's a sushi place where all the sushi goes round and round on conveyor belts and when you turn in your plates at the little box on the table it gives you gachapon capsules! There's also a place that makes pretty suckers shaped like dragons or unicorns or whatever you ask for. Um... Oh there's a place where you can go and challenge Sumo wrestlers and of you win you get a prize and your picture on the wall! They do a Kabuki show in the evenings in the main square when the weather is nice, that's always fun. There's all sorts of theme cafe here if you have a thing you like. There's even an owl cafe where they have real owls! There's a little amusement park up on the North side that's got little rides and games and a haunted house. They have a building for wax people in there. Honestly, they're kind of creepy, they look very real but there's something that's just not quite right with them if that makes sense?”
She paused, looking over at him and being mindful of her steps so she didn't accidentally step on or kick the puppy dancing between their legs. Taking a deep breath she paused, waiting for a reply as she only just realized she'd gotten far too caught up in talking for him to have a chance to reply. She wondered if there was such a thing as blush burn, and if there was she was fairly sure she was well on her way to getting it.