Well, however you want to call it there won't be anything particularly nsfw in this update since I don't plan on getting terribly detailed with it.
Don't give me that look, you just got one last thread and I consider H to be like a spice. As in, best used sparingly lest it overpower the main course.
[X]Go see if Yukari's done so we can do that contract.
-[X]Nari and I can't have any bond other than the deepest possible. We need a bed.
Like Nari said, we really did just clean each other off in the shower. Once we're done we dry ourselves off and put on a new set of clothes as I contemplated what to do next. I could go for some breakfast, or go talk to Suika since I'll probably meet whoever this 'moonbitch' is when we go to the lunar viewing in a couple days time, or even just see about having Yukari alter the flow of time around me so I can get an actual good night's sleep before I have to face the day. While good, sensible, and in the case of breakfast fairly high prority, I cast all those ideas aside in favor of one that I probably should have worked on a while ago: Forming a contract between Nari and myself so we can be shikigami and master.
"I think we should go form that contract before doing anything else." To that point and purpose I relay the point and wonder where Yukari is since neither of us know how to actually preform the needed ritual. I could ask Ran for assistance, but I don't feel comfortable with bothering her about something like this just yet.
"Alright. It's going to be a little weird having to call you 'master' since you've been mine up 'til now, but I don't have any problems with being yours." Nari gave a reassuring smile before following me out of the bathroom in pursuit of the wily gap youkai.
Of course, it'd be much easier if I had as intamite a knowledge of the Yakumo household as the residents or frequent guests or the ability to just sense where people are, but since neither of those are the case I have to wander around the house while checking various rooms for any sign of which one might be the one Yukari decided to occupy. Something made even more annoying by the fact that my body was trying to get me to go in the direction of the dining room rather than whichever steamy bathroom I was looking for, but all I can do is keep going. It'd suck if I fell asleep in my breakfast wouldn't it? Plus this isn't an anime so odds are unless Yukari were around I would just collapse to the ground instead of anything more pleasant- Why am I rambling like this again?
"Try the door three doors down and to the left." The voice in my head must be Hakurei speaking to me. I'm guessing she must know her way around Mayohiga somehow so I decide to trust in her advice since I'm starting to get just a little impatient about this.
One knock on the bathroom door and... "Hellooooooo~ Now what could you be here for?~" A gush of warm air flows out of a gap when Yukari decides to go for a flashier, albiet more modest, entrance that results in her hugging me from behind. "Need me to wake you up?~"
"Tempting, but you made mention of the fact that it'd be a good idea to get a shikigami ritual done for Nari and myself and was hoping you'd help." Okay, I suppose her entrance was only modest because I'm not actually looking at it, because I'm pretty sure she's either only partially dressed or not dessed at all.
"Oh? Let me get dressed then. In the meantime, wait here~" By 'here' Yukari means a nice romantically-lit bedroom with a bed that could fit more than just two people, candles lining the edges of the room, curtains hanging off the bed itself to give the occupants some level of privacy if needed... It's a nice little set-up. I do note that the sheets seem to be big enough to draw some kind of magic circle on it. "Done~ Now how do you want to do this?"
"Well, what are the options?" I know nothing about this Yukarin, you have to explain it.
"Well, there's three off the top of my head: One, a simple magic-based bond like the one I initially used with Ran, two, an exchange of blood which would result in a more powerful contract between the two of you, or three, a nice little exchange of body fluids~" Yukari seems perfectly fine with any of the three, but I've already got myself set on the third option. With Nari's consent of course. I think something like this would have almost no value if it were forced. I do wonder if she recalls how to do this since I can't imagine Yukari finalizing her contract with Ran anytime recently.
I look to Nari before asking her what she wanted, and recived an agreement to do the third option since we're already close as can be. Ironically neither of us feel a need to strip the other naked and pleasure them until both are satisfied, which makes this that much more awkward. Or it could be because we have an observer in the room...
"Let me draw up the circle first~ Going at it now would do no good at all~" Yukari seems happy. She pulls out a peculiar paintbrush and almost sets it to the bedsheets before opening a gap. "Hello past me."
On the other side of a gap is a slightly older looking Yukari, more on the order of twenty, maybe twenty-one years old in appearance, and looking quite flustered as well as exhausted. "Yes future me? Let me guess, you forgot how to draw the lines."
"Why yes, yes I did. Centuries of not forming any additional rituals does take a toll on the ol' noggin." The present Yukari raps herself on the head ever so lightly as she speaks.
"You've got an incredible sense of timing me, I just got done with the ritual that made your shikigami true family." The past Yukari tilts the gap to look at the bed, which is identical to the one we're sitting on right now with a rather complex looking magic circle. "I imagine that's enough of a memory refresher?"
"It is, it is indeed~" Present Yukari seems to be recalling a fond memory before setting the paintbrush to the sheets to draw the same circle that was in the past. "I should go give Ran a helping of nostalgia sometime~"
Past Yukari simply shakes her head with a bemused smile before taking a good look at Nari and I. "Helping a pair of young lovers forge a bond? My, I seem to be able to play matchmaker no matter what era I'm in~"
"Sadly this isn't entirely my doing. I just accelerated what was already going to occur, then these two worked out their issues and became quite close. It's cute~" Round and round she goes, where present Yukari's going to stop, nobody knows... "Anyway, thank you for the help me~"
"Of course, I'm always happy to help myself, be it to the last piece of cheesecake or Byakuren~" Past Yukari then closes the gap behind her, leaving me, as well as Nari, somewhat... Well, something. Regardless, Yukari's done and sets it glowing.
A brief explenation, some hesitation, and one very awkward series of events later...
"I didn't think it worked that way." I feel better than before I merged my body and soul, but things are more awkward now.
"I thought that kind of thing was supposed to be between two people, not three." Nari was quite red in the face from the events only fifteen minutes prior.
"I already said I was sorry! I saw the two of you going at it and... well... I just couldn't help it!" Yukari seems somewhat embarrassed herself for jumping in partway...
Basically, things weren't going so smoothly since neither Nari nor myself were really in the mood for intamite actions, mostly due to a lack of breakfast, then Yukari decided to help and before we knew it the circle reached its climax and burnt out, signaling the end of the ritual. Except instead of a clear cut exchange between Nari and I, there was a confused three-way exchange with no clear 'master' in any of it. A pact was formed, but between who?
[X]You know, I'm actually full.
-[X]I think I need some time to myself...
-[X]Sort this thing out now.
-[X]Something to take my mind off this? Talking to Suika maybe?
I can't believe it took this long, but a Nari x Ran scene half-popped into my head while writing this.
Anyway, hands up. Who was expecting this?