Tamashii no Tsubasa Chapter 18 “Well, a new face in the family! Mikio, did you finally marry off Tatsuo? Actually, Tatsuo never had any taste in the male elves I would send his way, so Hanako must be engaged to this handsome young man!” Yama said. His grey hair, cut shorter than Mikio’s with the royal elven locks still going from just above his temples to his shoulders, raising in excitement like his arms.
The female elf smiled and chuckled causing her eyes to seem less dangerous and friendlier than before. “Excuse my husband, even now he hopes to get the family settled down and larger than it already is. My name is Taira Izumi, I am the former queen, pleased to make your acquaintance.” Izumi said waving at Takeo sweetly.
Takeo blinked trying to understand what was going on. “Takeo, Izumi-sama, at the service of your humble house, currently guarding your yo
Tamashii no Tsubasa Chapter 17 Masuyo knocked on the door to the throne room and Takeo waited nervously beside him. “Do not worry son, if anything is weird he will send for his father and we will get this figured out.” Masuyo said trying to get Takeo to relax.
“Come in.” Mikio called from within the room. I wonder what Masuyo and Takeo need to see me about. If something is wrong they would be more nervous. I told them to stay on their guard. Mikio thought to himself.
Masuyo and Takeo came in and Takeo kept his eyes glued to the ground, while Masuyo stared right at Mikio. They stopped and kneeled customarily, and that is where customs were thrown aside.
“Mikio, your daughter helped me craft her weapons as is normal. When we neared the end I told her and Takeo to go rest in the garden while they wai
Tamashii no Tsubasa Chapter 16 Sasako stretched and fell off the branch. She landed with a soft thud in Takeo’s arms. “Gee, she sleeps hard. You would think that a ninja, or elf for that matter could wake up for that. This kid must trust she will not get hurt here, even with me here.” Takeo muttered to himself with a sigh and lay her on the bench where he had been sitting before her fall.
Masuyo walked up and spotted Sasako on the bench. “Tired was she? All is well, then take her to her room I will give her the weapons in the morning.” Masuyo said chuckling softly. “She is the first to not take a break during the weapon making, I was wondering if she would crash.”
Takeo looked up at him. “She just fell out of the tree and did not even wake up or flutter an eyelid. Is that normal for elves, or
Tamashii no Tsubasa Chapter 15 Sasako woke up the next morning and headed straight to the blacksmith. When she reached the door to the weapons room she turned around and tapped her foot impatiently. “Takeo, must you follow me around? I thought my father said you did not need to in the palace.” Sasako said a little upset.
Takeo smiled and sauntered over to her. “Well, he also said I could choose to hang around you if I wished, or hang out with anyone else I pleased. I just thought a day with you would bring back the smile you lost last night.” Takeo said putting his hat on her head. “It is a bowler hat. Comfy, but mostly for show. Keeps track of me through a spell. I could let it alert you if I was too far, it would be simple enough.” Takeo said smiling.
Sasako peeked out from the edge of the
Tamashii no Tsubasa Chapter 14 Throughout dinner everyone was silent, then Takeo looked to Sasako. “Wait a second, where were you all day? I should know that. Well, I think I should. You also still have not returned my hat.” Takeo said pouting at her from across the table.
Everyone laughed until Mikio looked to Sasako. “Sasako, you should always tell your bodyguard where to find you in case he must come for you to save you. Also, if you intend to flirt with him by stealing his hat, I will let him choose whom he wishes to protect.” Mikio said matter-of-factly.
Sasako turned bright red and threw the hat back at Takeo. “I was not flirting with him, father. I was trying to make him feel like this could be his home. Well, comfortable….” Sasako said playing with her food and getting quiet.
Tamashii no Tsubasa Chapter 13 Sasako came out of the workshop and went to the gardens to relax before dinner was served. She walked to the tree next to the outer wall that she always climbed. When Sasako looked up though, she did not feel her usual urge to climb the tree and smiled knowing a lot had changed since her mother called her out of it a few days ago.
She chose a bench next to the tree and watched the clouds in the sky. It had been an easy day, but she knew it was going to get harder after dinner. She smiled at the thought and looked behind her, feeling someone watching her. She smiled and waved at Takeo. “You know, I forgot I had a bodyguard.” Sasako said with a smile.
Takeo smiled and walked over to the bench and sat next to her keeping his distance in the proximity. “Yes, you do. Well, your dad said you do
Tamashii no Tsubasa Chapter 12Sasako sat on the bench that Masuyo had gestured at. She watched him carefully, observing. He had his hair tied up in a ponytail, she assumed to keep it out of the fires. It appeared to be a light brown color that if down would fall midway down his back. She smiled knowing that he was an elf and it showed in his movements. His pointed ears came out from his hair at a slight angle, much like her own, and he was slender though the evidence of muscle was apparent. His long legs and arms picked up heavy equipment and moved him around quickly but gracefully. She felt like she knew him from somewhere, though she couldn’t place it.
Masuyo sat down on a bench across from Sasako and smiled. Sasako was looking around the workshop and observing everything. Masuyo chuckled quietly. “Princess…” Masuyo started.
Tamashii no Tsubasa Chapter 11 Sasako stared at the Sais in awe. Sasako wheeled around and stared at her sister. “Wait a second!” Sasako exclaimed. “Ikeda Kaede worked with Ikeda Mizuki as her partner. They had begun working with Ikeda Shino and Ikeda Mei. Then, just recently, they stepped down to let Ikeda Kohaku and Ikeda Sayuri take over. That means that Ikeda Kaede is mom doesn’t it?” Sasako said tracing the line of the ninjas in her head through her lessons.
Hanako laughed in a manner that sounded like water running across the pebbles of a stream. After a while, Hanako regained her composure and looked at Sasako smiling. “Yes, Sasako, Ikeda Kaede was mother. Just as Mizuki was father. Ikeda Shino and Mei were grandfather and grandmother respectively.” Hanako said allowing her sister to let it all