After all, the new Kiri was not to be a place where little girls ran around stabbing things. Kit had bought the pony and kept it in the stables waiting for just the right time to surprise her ward. That time never came. While Kit had been taking Lily's measurements for a new set of clothes, the child had suddenly collapsed. The doctors said it was plague and though Lily appeared to be recovering, that incident apparently had a profound effect on her outlook on life. Lily quit being a shinobi altogether and went off elsewhere. Kit wanted to stop her, but she was powerless to do so. There were some things that you just couldn't prevent, no matter how powerful or influential you were. Kit swallowed her tears as she finished grooming the majestic beast. She petted its coat a bit as she reflected on how much she wanted to teach the orphan of Vandal. So many lessons, adventures, and plans that would forever go unfulfilled. It hurt but Kit knew better than to cry. It wouldn't bring her ward back and she couldn't afford to look weak. The Princesses were firmly in control but the competition between them was getting fierce and if she made the wrong move, she could find herself at a political disadvantage.
Zizz, Kitsuki's tiny Angel, was nestled in her hair. The being was about as small as a hairpin but Kit could still communicate with her just fine.
ⴷoⵏ'ⵜ ⴱⴻ ⵙⴰⴷ ⴽⵉⵜ...ⴻⵠⴻⵔⵢⵜⵀⵉⵏⴳ ⵀⴰppⴻⵏⵙ ⴼoⵔ ⴰ ⵔⴻⴰⵙoⵏ
I know Zizz...that doesn't make it any easier...
Kitsuki walked out of the stables and headed towards the open fields. The equestrian facility was a recent addition to the village. It was all a part of her campaign to turn the Mist Village into a metropolis that wasn't centered around death and dismemberment. The people on these Isles weren't savages and it was time that they had a military capitol that reflected that. The facility had wide open fields, stables filled with horses from all over the world, and even a recreational park where pedestrians could walk through and admire the scenery. Kitsuki was now traveling across the grazing field and making her way towards the park. It was a cold grey afternoon and there was fresh rain on the field. Kitsuki was wearing a rider's outfit complete with boots and a crop that hung from her her waist. She had intended to go riding this afternoon but after remembering Lily, she didn't really have the energy for it.
As she walked along the park's trail, she saw someone nearby.
ⵢoⵓ ⵙⵀoⵓⵍⴷ ⴳo ⵜⴰⵍⴽ ⵜo ⵀⴻⵔ....ⵉ ⴽⵏoⵡ ⵢoⵓ ⵓⵙⴻⴷ ⵜo ⴱⴻ ⵜⵀⴻ ⵙⵉⵍⴻⵏⵜ ⵜⵢpⴻ ⴽⵉⵜ ⴱⵓⵜ ⵉ ⵜⵀⵉⵏⴽ ⵉⵜ ⵡoⵓⵍⴷ ⵔⴻⴰⵍⵍⵢ ⵀⴻⵍp ⵢoⵓ The guardian Angel was advising Kitsuki to speak to the stranger and while she was apprehensive at first, Kitsuki saw no reason not to. Even if it didn't make her feel better, she could at least see how the denizens of the village were enjoying the new park.