Where's the ending? Kind of stuck in limbo for the most part since I've had an increasingly limited amount of time to write while I'm in a state of mind to do so. About an hour or two a day that isn't intruding on my normal sleep schedule really, and even then it tends to get trampled on a lot lately.
This, combined with my patience being stretched thinner than usual and my getting stressed to the point where I've developed nothing short of a case of writer's block has made the ending post I have written feel like it isn't as good as it could have been. But as some of you have said, this has been both dragged out too long, and I've been taking too damn long.
So without further ado, I'll go ahead and post what I do have with an apology for taking longer than I had wanted. If this update constitutes enough of an end to you guys, I'll call this done and initiate a vote on how to go about the next story I do.
And then it hits me. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but it hits me. "God damn it Gengetsu." Left my lips before I even put all the pieces together, but given how this was falling into place like most other things, it wasn't unexpected. The 'Yukari' mounting me smiled sweetly for a moment before erasing all the little dream enhancements that had managed to fool and distract me. What was left was a dream demon who had taken a sudden, but perhaps not surprising interest in claiming what she sees as hers. ...She's also sporting quite the shit-eating grin right now.
"Oh? Took you long enough to figure it out. But I imagine that you think you figured it out a biiiiit too late." She places a hand to her belly to emphasize her point, and her eyes drift down to our coupling to further drive that point home. "You knew this was going to happen eventually. Mugenkan belongs to my sister and I, and you stole some of it, eventually merging it with your very being. Given how youkai are about the things they own, I'd say that my owning you is quite natural~" She leans down to kiss me once again, but it's a forced deal now as I'm not being taken in by illusions.
I push her away instead of letting her put her lips to mine, and she offers no resistance to it whatsoever. "You, owning me? That's pretty presumptious of you isn't it?" ...Funnily, the 'sexy' is draining right out of this encounter now that I can see her for what she really is. In fact, I'm starting to feel pretty pissed right about now.
"What's wrong? Mad I stole your seed? Mad that I'm going to bear your child~?" Gengetsu sits upright and thrusts herself onto my manhood a couple more times, each thrust being accompanied by a wet squish sound. "What are you going to do about it? You can't be sure that I haven't accelerated the growth of our child, and I doubt you'd up and kill an innocent being~" Her belly hasn't inflated at all yet aside from the cum that's been shot into her, but given her nature she could probably change that on a whim, not unlike a certain gap youkai. You know, my actual wife.
"Using an unborn child as a garuntee... I'm not sure if that's you trolling me, you being afraid that I actually could kick your ass now, or both. But one way or another, that's pissing me off more than anything else." Instead of shoving her off, I opt to generate a pair of pistols and blast the bed out from under me. She winces as she feels the beams graze her legs as the bed falls apart around her. Unsurprisingly, we don't fall. "Now then..."
She's looking a little more uncertain now. Uncertain enough that she actually floats away from me a foot or two. "You... You'd do this to me anyway...?" Ugh, finally. She manages to uncouple herself from me long enough for me to clean myself off and apply a fresh layer of clothes. She clothes herself in response and prepares a few bullet options to keep some distance between us, but falls just short of giving the order when she sees me dismiss the guns. She's wary... To a degree. She's also curious about what I'm going to do. Would I look like a monster and attack her, or would I leave myself to her mercy again?
"No. Though you've left me in quite the perdicament, what with you carrying my child." I stare at her with the feircest intensity I can muster before continuing. "Though you are right, that child is the only reason I'm not blasting you right now. You dragged me here against my will, raped me, claimed ownership...You must know that that's a very, very bad idea if you want me to come along quietly, right?"
She starts grinning again now that the shock factor has worn off. "Yes, but I am dead serious. You may belong to the gap youkai, but from now on you're mine as well. It only makes sense that a thief pays for what he's done, doesn't it?" She's not so keen on approaching me so brazenly now, which is just how I like it. I honestly have no feelings for her, especially since she's the one responsible for this whole mess to begin with. "But I may just have to take you by force anyway since you're resisting this hard. ...I wonder if you can keep resisting when I control every little thing that goes on here~"
"I think he could~ He's already got a loving wife bearing his child, and access to my harem. I doubt he'd just up and drop everything for you simply because you made love to him once." Yukari, the real Yukari popped out of a gap and was busy fanning herself. There was just a tiny bit of semen on the corner of her mouth, and the loveliest blush gracing her features. "If making love to him were all it took to make him want to stay, I think he'd have become Shinki's toy rather than seeking out a relationship~" ...Can I just crawl back in bed with her already? "After we settle this dear~"
I was referring to you, by the way.
"Oh great, the gap hag shows up to save the day." Gengetsu's smile turns to a deadpan expression once she sees the gap youkai pop up. "Surely you know that this was bound to happen anyway." And I notice that the dream demon is trying her hardest to apply her logic while creating a defense capable of keeping Yukari out.
"I know, that's why I let this slide~" Yukari rested her head on one hand as she smiled gently, her eyes closing as she gave us both a wide smile.
In retrospect, I suppose it shouldn't surprise me that the gap youkai decided to play vouyer when her husband was swept off into dreamland to be fucked by a dream demon who seems to be either a tsundere, yandere, or both. However, what I feel right now is nothing short of utter disbelief. The feeling must have been shared by Gengetsu, because the both of us are just staring at her. Gengetsu's face is more reminicent of 'you have GOT to be kidding me!' while mine just says... pretty much the same thing.
Toss in the fact that Yukari is somehow keeping her laughter to herself, and you could literally hear a flower petal hit the stone floor. The silence was just that deafening, if that's even the correct term.
"Let it slide!?" The dream demon shouts.
"Yup~" She opens her eyes again and locks eyes with Gengetsu, regarding her with mild amusement.
"And just what makes you think that you're in any position to say that?" The dream demon doesn't seem terribly amused by this, but then again, this is Yukari we're talking about. Odds are good that the only response Gengetsu will get is something perverted. Either that, or... "Mmmmph!" Yeah, something perverted. The gap youkai winds up shoving the dream demon's face into her boobs.
"Because I'm a boundary manipulator who can screw with just about anything, and I took the liberty of supressing your power before I came in here~?" Her voice is practically sing-song as she reveals this particular tidbit, which fails to surprise me now that I've had a few moments to actually think about this.
Yukari knows full well what kind of trouble I'm having, along with the logic behind it. Since she knows Gengetsu won't stop until she gets what she wants, she set things up to where the dream demon could have her way, but on the condition that she get her way as well. One might think that this would be little more than making sure that whatever mindfuckery was going on didn't affect me too adversely, but this is Yukari we're talking about. Odds are good she had her eye on Gengetsu for a while now and was just waiting for an excuse to take her to bed.
The scene stays exactly the way it is now for the better part of five minutes or so... Not that I can really tell. Who knows how long that pause took, but after a time Gengetsu launches away from the gap youkai pinning her in place, taking in a lungful of air as she stares at Yukari. Her eyes are wide with disbelief as she keeps trying to do something to absolutely no effect. She's sputtering right now too...
"You-" That self-inflicted speech impediment turns into a furious snarl. "How dare you! You think you can just waltz on in here and shut down my abilities?!" She's trying to generate some kind of danmaku, but that seems to have been shut down as well. "This is completely unforgivable!" ...Save for the fact that she's generated some manner of magic circle. Still, does she really think that's going to be enough to stop her?
"Didn't you already ask that question another way earlier~? My answer is still yes either way." Yukari didn't bother to put any clothes on, which would be positively sexy if it weren't for the fact that Gengetsu looks like she's about ready to blow something up. ...Now that I think about it, why am I still standing here? Gengetsu's going to blow the moment she can get some kind of attack together. "But aside from that, there's no reason for us to fight~"
If looks could kill, Yukari would have disintegrated. The scowl on Gengetsu's face is enough to sour milk at this point, and I doubt very seriously that she wants to negotiate. "On the contrary, I think there's every reason for me to beat the ever-loving shit out of you." Her expression becomes a little less intense once she tries to cast some form of spell, which still manages to do nothing at all. "...If I could actually do that." Her circle fizzles out shortly afterward to emphasize the point. She's still pretty pissed, but she seems to understand that there isn't a whole lot she can do at this point, and sits down on nothing but air. "I assume you're just going to do whatever you want, so go right ahead. It's apparent that I can't stop you."
"That's a rather defeatist attitude... But yes, I did do things the way I did on purpose so this wouldn't be dragged out any longer than it needs to be. We have similar interests, and have similar goals... The only thing that stops us from resolving this peacefully is the fact that you don't want to share." The gap youkai opens up her gap a bit more to allow herself to step out, and my attention is almost entirely focused on her.
"It's not in a youkai's nature to share something that belongs to her." She's cooling down a fair bit since she's accepted that Yukari had caught her with her pants down in both the metaphorical and literal sense, so now she's just grumping around and trying to use her logic to counter the gap youkai's. Problem is, I doubt very seriously that she's going to win the arguement when evidence to the contrary is standing right in front of her.
"That's a shame, because I'm open to the idea~" Yukari does little more than smile sweetly, but she doesn't have to do anything else.
"Your idea of 'sharing' would involve my having to copulate with you. I'm only interested in what's mine." The dream demon crosses one leg over the other and crossing her arms, either to show her disapproval, hide her dripping snatch, or both.
"I'm patient~" And now she's back to being entirely unhelpful. "But just to be serious for a moment, I don't mind you taking him in his sleep, no more than I mind anyone else in my harem taking him. We're all in it to love and support each other after all~"
"That would still require my wanting anything to do with you." From Gengetsu's position, Yukari is completely missing the point time and time again, but that doesn't matter to the gap youkai. Eventually the dream demon will relent, and then she'll make her move.
"That's perfectly fine. As I said, I'm willing to wait as long as necessary~ Until then~" Yukari grabs me from behind and yanks me through a different gap while Gengetsu looks on in annoyance. I don't think she'll object or try anything, but I'm still a bit worried...
"Oh, stop worrying, she'll come around eventually~ So will you, for that matter~"
...You're really set on including her, aren't you?
"Her love for you is genuine, even if it's twisted. There's no reason to deny her is there?"
Aside from the fact that it's incredibly one-sided?
"I have a hard time thinking it will stay that way forever. You always wind up reciprocating in the end~"
There's just no arguing with you about this, is there?
Yukari snuggles up to me once we're under the covers, making a point of draping herself partway across my body like an affectionate cat. "Now that that's settled, what should we name our child...?"