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Nami



Kuroo

"Skipper"

Tojo-kai
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Bunni

Samhain 2022Statue 5 WorshipDouble Master1KPride - Gay
07-04-2024, 12:14 AM

A season had passed while Kuroo had been gone. Having taken some of the kids out to Nihon for educational purposes and also personal, he was more than ready to be home. During the trip, his brother, Usagi, had decided to stay back in Nihon where he felt like he belonged. For Kuroo, the feeling wasn't mutual. The bamboo, the bay, and hopefully Nami were waiting for him. Bringing back Jiro with him, Kuroo hurried the return trip home as much as he could.

It was early morning when they arrived. Dropping the boy off with Hattori, Kuroo didn't waste anymore time heading toward Manatee Bay. The paths leading out to the bay seemed unchanging and made his hurried trot go by with ease. It's not until his paws touch the sand does he sigh with relief, a smile broadening over his muzzle as he heads straight to where he hopes to find Nami either sleeping in the hut or already starting on the day's fishing.

"Nami," Kuroo calls out, feeling as nervous as he had when he had left. Their relationship had just truly began to blossom when he had left suddenly, but in so many words he had explained needing to find concrete evidence that his father would never be returning. It was a past he was ready to put behind him so that he could start anew with the ones he cared deeply for. Standing there, feeling rather awkward, with his lopsided grin and low wagging tail, he shifts his weight back and forth, wishing she would come to greet him.

Namoo
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kuroo's tamarin, saru, should be assumed near/on him at all times.



Nami

Tojo-kai
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Samhain 2022Pride - PansexualThe Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 3
07-08-2024, 04:15 PM


Though Kuroo had been gone, life had gone on for Nami - as it always did. Though she hoped deeply for his return she couldn't spend the days lying around waiting for him. Life waited for no one and for nothing. As the rainy season set in across Auster she busied herself with making sure the fish stores were always well-stocked, knowing she'd need to work even harder with Kuroo being gone. She was always glad to be busy though, and putting her whole self into her work helped distract her from any somber thoughts that threatened to creep up.

It'd be easy enough to feel a little down about everything, but she wouldn't let herself, not this time. Not when she knew in her heart he'd come back, eventually. The not knowing when part made staying optimistic difficult, but not impossible.

She certainly hadn't expected to see him so soon. Nami had been busy rifling through the huts near the bay, sorting through some of the fishing equipment there. Not that she used much of it herself, but she'd spent some time recently using some of the bigger nets that Tojo-Kai had accumulated. It'd been awhile since she'd used a net so becoming re-acquainted with the equipment had taken some time. Just finishing up hanging up a few of the nets, she froze in her tracks when she heard his voice. Could it really be...?

"KUROO!" She practically shouted, abruptly dropping the net that hadn't quite made it up on a hook and scrambling to the door of the shack. Once she verified it was, in fact, him, she leapt forward to tackle him. There was no holding back just how happy she was to see him, her nub tail wiggling hard as she made to topple him over onto the sand below.




Kuroo

"Skipper"

Tojo-kai
Kariudo

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Bunni

Samhain 2022Statue 5 WorshipDouble Master1KPride - Gay
07-10-2024, 10:25 AM
He peers around the hut to look down the beach for her. Nope, she wasn’t in the water or walking along the beach. His tail droops a little bit, his expression falling. Maybe she was somewhere else. Gone on a day trip to hunt outside the lands? Kuroo questions this as he walks closer toward the other huts that have popped up along the beach. He was definitely pleased to see that they had been kept in good condition while he’d been gone.

As he approaches another hut, drawn by the sound of rustling, he calls out again. “Nami?” Kuroo questions softly, not wanting to disturb anyone if it wasn’t her. Pausing to wait for an answer, he’s taken by surprise when she returns his name in an excited shout. It doesn’t take more than a moment for his whole body to start wiggling with a smile practically splitting his muzzle.

Laughter leaves him as she emerges from the hut at full tilt, aimed directly at him. With no time to dodge, Nami barrels into him, toppling him over into the sand. His eyes close to avoid the sand as his back hits the shore. He reaches up to grab ahold of her and pull her into a big, tight hug. A happy grumble rumbles in his chest as he pushes his face against her neck, inhaling her scent deeply.

“I missed you,” he whispered, unwilling to let go of her for now.

Namoo
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Nami

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Samhain 2022Pride - PansexualThe Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 3
07-11-2024, 01:25 PM (This post was last modified: 07-11-2024, 01:25 PM by Nami. Edited 1 time in total.)


Keeping herself busy was a natural way to keep herself from dwelling on the past - or the future, whichever felt more daunting at the time. She'd spent so long living in the present that reverting to that mindset was an easy shift for her. She could spend the days fishing away, tidying up Tojo-Kai's supplies and making sure they never went without food.

Her present work was abandoned quite abruptly though when she first heard Kuroo's voice. Work be damned! She'd return to it later, greeting him was far more important! A little shriek of excitement left her lips when she rushed him, making no effort to conceal just how much she'd missed him. Surely he wouldn't mind getting covered in sand, because she certainly didn't mind.

Another little happy squeal fell from her lips as she embraced her. She nuzzled down into his chest, feeling a weight lifted from her shoulders at his return. She'd tried hard to stay busy and not dwell on the sad feelings, but letting go of them made her realize just how hard it'd been since he'd gone away. "I missed you more!" She argued playfully, willing to dig her heels in and debate on the matter with him if he wanted to. "How was Nihon? I want to hear all about it!" Rolling over onto her side, she flopped down beside him on the sand, still pressed up tightly against him.