AKIHITODoctor Malsyn wrote: ↑Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:13 pmDai Jin
Status: Slightly less watchful
Hearing the archer mention his little sister, and how the two of them had once lived normal lives before some unspoken tragedy forced them to rely on one another for survival from then on. It made her think of her own brother, the one person who made her feel like life was something worth living. "I... Had an older brother myself. He taught me the basics of how to use a sword, and we mock-fought in spite of how improper it was for a girl such as myself. He was a soldier. Would often leave for months before coming home and showering us with a new souvenir he picked up in his travels. After a long campaign North against the Huns- a band of ruthless barbarians..."
Brow pinched, her eyes become harder as she looked back at that day once more. "The only thing that came home was this armor. I continued to learn how to fight in his honor after leaving home and finding my way here. An Onna-bugeisha who served within lord Nobunaga's court taught me the meaning of Bushido and how to handle a real sword rather then an old stick. I owe him my loyalty for giving me that chance to fulfill my dream."
Looking down at the bronze blade at her hip, she noticed her knuckles had gone white while she struggled to maintain her discipline. A soundless breath helped release some of the tension she still felt. They didn't need to hear her entire story. Why she even felt the need to speak at all instead of focus on the task at hand was something she couldn't say. A slip of judgment at an ill opportune moment.
Jin hunched her shoulders and moved her gaze forward again, while her lips remained in a tight expression of carefully manufactured calm.
Getting off Bofu,the Yakuza Archer allowed one of the more tired Monks to ride for a while(the monks were some of the few people besides himself the cantankerous Warhorse would let ride him),akihito walked beside Dai Jin for a spell before he spoke to her,a little quieter so the other's might not hear
"I think he'd be proud,your brother,for all that you've done and acomplished.I know i'm proud of Akemi for making the most out of our situation...."
Giving a short laugh,he continues speaking
"Look at us,crying and mopping about a past we cannot change,when we have within our hands the power to prevent other's from suffering a similar fate...."