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1 A Chance To Relax[Private] on Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:50 pm

Saisei

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Here Saisei was, looking around the Hot Springs of Konoha, a rather famed location for both foreigners and villagers alike due to its unique ability to allow one to just let all their emotions fade away, and flow out of them as the water encapsulated their person and allowed their minds to wander, which is something the young deaf man was currently doing. Saisei had managed to escape the cluthces of his mother for the day and had found that he had more time now than he usually did. Under normal circumstances, he would have simply left and headed towards the woods outside Konoha to train, but that was only because there was little time for anything else. Today was different, he had the time, and more importantly he had the money for once too, to go and do something he had yet to experience, but had heard, or rather uncovered, various things about. It had been a very long time since Saisei had last had the chance to relax and bathe in warm waters, and boy was he enjoying it.

He had entered the Hot Springs a very ignorant and naive boy. After all, this was his first visit, so he didn't know what to do when the patrons treaterd him like someone who should know what to do, resulting in a very awkward exchange between himself and two naked women, as he had not known at the time where to change or which door was his, something which many a male would have faked to get a glimpse of the two beauties Saisei had had the pleasure of meeting before they both lashed out at him, resulting in two large bruises on his cheeks. It was hard to explain to two frenzied and fuming women that you were deaf, when all they cared about was the fact you were being a massive pervert, even though he wasn't intending on it. But after that he had discovered the right door, undressed and had enter his own bath, happy that currently there was no one else there that he could see, allowing him to simply float around in the water and forget all his troubles, not that he really had much to complain about, but it was always nice to let the water in and around to soothe his aching muscles. As much as he loves training to get stronger, he admitted that he certainly did need this relaxing break, he was just hoping it would stay as relaxing as it currently was.

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2 Re: A Chance To Relax[Private] on Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:04 am

Jagi

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This was exactly what he was hoping for: something completely different.

It might have been something of a surprise, but someone who was a native of the Land of Hot Water like Jagi loathed hot springs. It was perhaps his original position of being less-than-acquainted with the volcanic-ally heated pools of water, but his family's migration to the Hidden Steam was a bit of a shock to him, at least having a hot spring in their own private residence. This....something about a dedicated spot to the hot spring enticed him, made him think something was special about it.
To be fair, it had been more than a small while since he had been in the Hidden Steam, being that he was something of a migrant, or a displaced citizen of the world. He had spent so much time doing small favors for the people he came across, and subsisting on his own means in the wild, that perhaps his distance from the springs had made him fond of them again. Even the front desk made him feel a little special: a V.I.P. guest of the Leaf, so to speak.
After paying what little money he had to enter, Jagi intended to stay as long as he could, to be frank. Having not experienced a spring in so long, he would want his fill of it before having to, as some others might have said, 'rough it' out in the wilderness, beyond the borders of civilization. Part of his acclimation, however, with the open-ness of the outdoors was that he was not one for rigid corridors and limited passages. Taking a wrong turn was something that he did quite often, a strange face making strange rounds in a place he, too, found alien to himself. Bumping into the errant stranger, pardoning himself, even getting himself pushed against the wall due to a large party of patrons were all things he had to, as they put so plainly, 'deal with'. And yet, it was the infrastructure of the place, the heart and soul that was chiseled, sawed, and nailed into every piece of the place that was, maybe, what made such a simple network of hallways into a labyrinth. Very much a details type of person, Jagi perhaps found himself not paying enough attention to the larger forms of the world around him.

After what seemed like a small eon, the strawberry blonde arrived -partially due to assistance from the staff- at the changing room, where he quickly disrobed in eagerness to get into the springs. Thankfully, this part of the procedure was still the same as in his home country; grab a cloth, wash yourself beforehand.
Oh, but how forgetful he was! For even in his younger days he knew better than to skip his hair maintenance. Perhaps it was something considered vain for a male in society, but he had some love of keeping his hair a bit longer, and as well in quality as he could. He had not an inkling why, but un-braiding it was more enjoyable to him than doing it up; that feeling of minor freedom rushed through him, such a simple joy. He had brought a small satchel of crushed leaves and used the last of his money on a rather tiny amphora of the locals' honey, garnering some odd looks from those he did pass by earlier. He had tried, too, washing with the provided soap. It just didn't feel clean to him. Was he spoiled...?
After the necessary rituals for soaking, he opened the door to the springs, an audible creak resounding through the....surprisingly empty steaming pool of water. The steam impressed itself on his vision like nothing else he'd felt before; his odd sensations made each experience more real than he thought he would be able to feel it before. At that point, he let out a snicker only because of his views on what luck and fate were, in relation to the accident he had. The rippling and even bubbling of the water accented the only slightly sulphuric wafts he was getting from this ground-based water and steam. His excitement for a mix of novelty and fondness of the old made him a bit impatient, his footfalls quite abrupt and heavy on the stone. He knew better, though, than to run. Folding his cloth on his head, he took hold of the corner edge of that spring pool's edge and lowered himself in slowly. It was only after he was barely above waist-deep and still touching the floor that he noticed both that he was in a rather shallower end and that he was not alone. He put up a hand in a salutary gesture, and let a smile bubble up onto his face, his eyes almost naturally closing from how his cheeks raised in this expression of goodwill and happiness. The darkness that his eyes portrayed....he would have shivered, if not for the steam of the spring around his lithe frame.

Promptly, he made a somewhat quick way over to the stranger, given the water resistance. Should he say anything? Need he? These were the questions he had not asked himself for so long, since for the bulk of the time in his forest travels he had not a person to speak to and not a wish to speak to himself.

A person like him, after all, had naught much interesting to talk about.

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3 Re: A Chance To Relax[Private] on Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:17 pm

Saisei

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The hot springs were a new experience for Saisei. He had never been given the chance to soak in a bath bigger than the one in his house, which was a rather small bath that barely fit the large form that was the young Hyuga. He had been used to small baths, almost being trapped and struggling for each ounce of warmth that he was gifted with. His mother was a saver of money, and so she never allowed him the time to truly feel relaxed in the bath, turning the warm water off so as to give Saisei enough time to wash himself, but nowhere near enough time to truly feel free and relaxed, something that he was very much enjoying at this stage in his soak. He had had a shower earlier in the morning, resulting in his being clean as he had entered, allowing him to skip the actual washing of the body before the soak. He hadn't cared much about cleaning himself, that was not his reason for being in the hot springs this afternoon. No, he was here to soak in the springs themselves, and to relax, something he very rarely got the chance to do, and he was enjoying it. But there was one thing that had made him feel both very strange and completely exhilarated, a feeling which he had never experienced by doing something he had never had the chance, or the courage to even attempt, out of fear more than anything else. He dipped his head back into the water, completely submerging himself and allowing the water to flow through every pore in his body, into his open eyes, despite the pain it brought, up his nose and, most importantly of all, into his ears. A deaf man such as Saisei had never experienced much when it came to his ears, yes he knew they were there, even if they didn't work and he couldn't understand a single thing anyone said, but he could still feel them, and the feeling he was given when the water flowed into his ears was something else. It had always scared him, he had never really understood why, but he had always been scared of anything entering his ears. In hindsight, whatever happened was hardly going to make things any worse for him, but that wasn't the reason why. He was scared because of a theory he had come up with as a child.

Saisei had always wondered why he had been cursed with deafness, even from a young age, and he had tried to come up with potential reasons why, the most prevailing theory being that something had been stuck in his ears, blocking any sound to travel through them. As a child, that had made the most sense to him, and even as an adult, when he had researched and understood why his ears were the way they were, that childhood fear still stayed with him. Having water flow through his ears hadn't scared him because they would his his hearing worse, but he was worried they would make it better. It terrified him to think that the water could dislodge whatever was blocking his ears, and restore his hearing, making him just an ordinary man. Tears flooded his eyes as he fell into the water, his hair being guided by the currents over his face, as the water flowed into his ears. He was so happy to experience this, but have it not change him. He was starting to realise, at this very moment, that he truly loved who he was, and never wanted anything to change.

At that moment he resurfaced, not for lack of oxygen in his lungs but rather because he wished to feel the fresh air on his face again. Although it had literally only been a few seconds, he rose from the water a different man that the one who had fallen in. He felt more powerful, but not physically, but emotionally and mentally, and it was in that moment that he noticed another man had entered the hot springs, a man with as close to the same colour of hair to Saisei as the young Hyuga had ever seen. His was a light orange, but everyone else Saisei had met thus far had had either hair as black as night, or as white as fresh snow, no one had yet to have even a dash of colour in their hair until now, as the strawberry blond haired man approached, obviously hoping to start some kind of interaction, at this point clearly unaware that he was trying to get a deaf man to initiate conversation, so he was greeted with a friendly smile and a wave. Behind that smile, however, the young Hyuga was frantically trying to work out how he was going to make this work. He was completely naked surrounded by water, and so had no means whatsoever of writing out any responses. All he could do now was hope that the man across from him didn't ask anything too complicated.

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4 Re: A Chance To Relax[Private] on Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:58 pm

Jagi

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His approach was fair-ly quick, given the resistance the large body of water, like all of its kind, could put up against his wading. Before he arrived to the stranger's side, he dunked himself beneath the surface of the semi-transparent warm liquid, allowing him to become fully acclimated to the heat and moisture of this area. Under the boundary between water and steamy air, he felt something rather strange. Even having gotten used to the feel ever so long ago....this was different. He'd frequented many a hot spring in his life, what with hailing from the Hidden Steam and Land of Hot Water....was it Konoha specifically? It was rather geographically different from his own native countries, even the Land of Waterfalls....so maybe there was something in the land or the water here that made their water different-feeling from the types he was so used to experiencing? It flustered him....

Thus did his mind wander as the water washed over his open eyes and vulnerable ears. No, he realized, it was not the place he was soaking in that made a difference. It was the person he was when doing so. He had experiencing so many phantom sensations since that...what would he have called it? Incident?
The water felt so much more than wet or warm when he looked through it. A murkiness that was not an obscuring of sight, but rather a small pressure on his skin. Not the water, nor was it 'heavy'....just enough to be noticeable, nearly a nuisance. And the sulphuric property of the water was noticeable to him even under its surface, this liquid being markedly different from the normal vital essence that he encountered out in the wilds. Surely it was not the same, but it was good.

He re-surfaced not with a splash, nor with any sort of inhalation or gasp. It was the norm for him to know when his breath would run out. He had a lot of practice, what with frequenting such establishments countless times in his still rather short life. His head bobbed above the boundary of the water, followed shortly by his shoulders and part of his torso. His approach was finished, and he had a clearer look at the one he was sharing this place with, temporarily. He had much darker hair than Jagi....but it was rare to see one with any sort of shade of their hair color, really! Kindred soul? Maybe not. But something at all was much better than naught in common. After all, this guy was, for lack of a better term....ripped, as the city-people said. He was actually pretty lanky for his height, and showed little or no signs of the physical training that this one before him had obviously gone through.

He felt around for the seat-ledge in the side of the spring's pool, closing his eyes and letting his hands guide him. They failed him not, and he sank into a sitting position about a foot away from this person. Yes, not too close nor far enough to alienate the one he had stumbled in upon; after all, this was a place to be friendly! Ill will had little place here, and neither did trepidation. He supposed something simple would do. Making things too complicated was never his style. Yes, few words needed be said here. What would do....

"How are you feeling?"

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[OOC: Really sorry for the delay...and a bit of a short post. Exams be over today!]


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5 Re: A Chance To Relax[Private] on Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:38 pm

Saisei

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"How are you feeling?"

Shit. That was the first thought that entered the young Hyuga's mind as he was asked the question. It was a relatively easy question to answer without words or speaking in any way, he could do it with actions if need be, but he had always felt that questions such as those required more in depth answers than what Saisei was capable of. His shoulders sagged for a moment, as he cursed under his breath at this man who had appeared and ruined Saisei's otherwise great mood. He had just come to the realisation that he was happy in his skin, and happy with who he was, despite his inability to hear or speak the common tongue of mankind, and then here came a man who, even though he didn't realise he was doing it, was completely ruining that revelation by oh so kindly reminding Saisei of who he was, and of what he couldn't do, what he would never be able to do. His entire day had now been ruined, and he was no longer feeling as relaxed as he was just two minutes before. He studied the man before him, even though to call him a man was a stretch, the male standing in the water was barely old enough to be a man, having to still be in his teenage years, and clearly not as physically defined as Saisei himself was. Although, that was to be expected. There were few men, ninja or civilian, who could rival Saisei when it came to the strength and muscle which knotted his entire body, but that was of course with reasons. Saisei had been bullied from a young age, both because of his heritage -his father attempting assassination of the clan head before disappearing, assumedly now dead- and also because of his disability: his deafness. The adults treated him poorly for the former, his peers for the latter at the Academy. He had been weaker in the eyes of everyone he had known, and so he had needed to prove them wrong from a very early age. If he hadn't proved them wrong, if Saisei had bought into their rage and bullshit, he would've turned into a very different man from who he was, if he had even let himself live to the age he was now. Here he now was, 23 years of age, with a body to rival champions of stories and gods of war, much more powerful than many his age, and certainly stronger than all of his peers and clan members if purely in terms of physical strength.

Saisei blinked for a moment, completely forgetting where he was, with a malicious grin on his face as he thought about having proved so many wrong and from withstanding and overcoming all the obstacles his childhood had presented him with, reminding himself of how strong he was as person, but not realising that the orange haired man was still standing directly in front of him, still awaiting an answer to his previous question of how Saisei was. Well, that was now an amusing question since, within the past few seconds since having been asked that question, Saisei had gone through a phase of happiness, then anger and resentment, now resting at amusement and a sense of power. Even if the young Hyuga was capable of speech, he had no idea how'd he'd have been able to convey all of that, so he opted for a smile and raised his thumbs, trying to convey that he was good, without much else needed. After all, it's not like he could do anything else. Sure, the boy wasn't that strong, and Saisei could probably overpower him if they ended up fighting in the hot springs but, considering the location and openness of the entire area, not to mention the purpose of the place and the fact that the two men were utterly nude, Saisei didn't really expect a fight to begin between the two. Although, Saisei didn't really know what was going to happen, he had never been to a Hot Springs, and didn't know what groups of people did in them, since he had planned to be alone when first entering. Regardless, he decided he might as well try and keep the conversation going as much as he could, so he raised an eyebrow and pointed directly at the boy in front of him, trying to convey to him the same question that he had just asked. It certainly was tiring trying to be conversational when all you wanted to do was relax in the hot waters that Konoha had to offer. The lack of hearing and of the ability to speak were also minor inconviniences in this situation too, especially since there were no ways for Saisei to write should his gestures prove too little to talk with. Oh well, he was content to 'cross that bridge when he came to it' as the phrase went. Saisei wasn't a huge planner in these kinds of situations, he was content just to go with the flow, pun intended.

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