Hikari Okami: Kitsune Series

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Hikari is a Kitsune, member of the mighty demon fox race. He is also a royal, born heir to the powerful nine tail demon fox. His birthright is to rule his people, but instead, Hikari decides to
escape his noble burden of leadership and enter the world of humans. There, he discovers excitement but also danger he never could have imagined.



He is soon betrayed and captured with no means of escape. His hope is restored by the appearance of a reincarnated priestess. Miyako is a human who stumbled upon Hikari, not knowing of her own past
incarnation. They form a close bond, but Hikari still isn't sure if Miyako is enemy or friend, destiny or downfall.

Submitted: March 16, 2018

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Chapter 1
 

The dark skies above the yoshiwara district were alight by the bright celestial lamps surrounding the place. From the inn, voices and music playing could be heard as yokai patrons seemed to be enjoying the company of their companion. 

The kurokumo “dark cloud” inn, was well known among the yokai as an establishment which catered to the unique needs of all who went there. The Kaze no Yuki “faded purity” who have been trained from an early season to bring great pleasure to anyone who pays homage to the kurokumo inn. Among whom, was Hikari, who seemed to be well known for his frequent visits to the place.

The upper level of the inn was reserved for those of noble birth who were given the privilege of having their very own Kaze no Yuki attend to their needs, among them, was one whose beauty was highly spoken of. As a result of this, she became the companion of Hikari, she was known by the name, Kayo.

In one of the rooms was a kitsune, with pointed ears sticking out from long, platinum lavender-blue hair, with matching eyes of dark piercing pupils. He had razor-sharp claws that seemed to extend from slim well-tended hands, dressed in a pink and gray flowery pattern kimono with feet clad in a geta “wooden slippers”. Hidden within layers of kimono was a specially made sensu “hand fan”.

The kitsune seemed to be lying on a well-made, multicolor futon that was laid over the tatami “wooden floor” while sipping sake from a sakazuki “wine cup”. 

 
His eyes lazily followed the movement of his companion, watching her head slightly bent while playing on the koto with her fingertips dancing all over the strings; causing the room to become alive with notes which seemed to emanate from the instrument. 
 
 
Chapter 2
 
 

Kayo was one of the few yokai with delicate feminine features closely resembling those of a human; with silken raven hair held in a finely crafted kanzashi “hairpin” and soft eyes the color of sapphire. 

She was dressed in a flowery red, black, yellow and blue yukata with well-tended slightly long claws, her feet were clad in white sock and geta.

After a while, her fingers stopped playing as she raised her head and turned to her patron. 

“Please, Hikari-sama. Forgive me if you would be so kind, I would like to change my clothing so that I can always look my best for you.”

“Do as you wish. I do not see the need for you to change what you are wearing but if it would please you, then get on with it,” He replied as he dismissed her with his hand.

Standing up from the small wooden stool she was sitting on, slowly she bowed her head to him as she said, “Please excuse me, Hikari-sama. I’ll be back very soon.”

Hikari watched as she left the room while he allowed his mind to be filled with the thought of his family, he remembered not seeing Taiki in almost three seasons. 

The only ones that were within reach was Ayumu and Himiko, who were always busy with so many duties.

Thinking back, he remembered his friend, Ritsu-no-kami of the Inari Shrine; who had promised to pay him a visit also, but he hadn’t seen him in almost a season either.

“Was life as guardian of the humans that hard?” 

He wondered to himself, not too long after a familiar presence was felt in the room.

“Hikari-sama, haven’t I told you to always put up a barrier, you never know where your enemies may attack from,” said a yokai with hair of golden hue, streaked with a hint of brown with the length reaching half of his back. 

He had eyes of emerald hue which were filled at the moment with amusement. Well-trimmed claws protruded from his hands, and he was dressed in a plain kimono of inner white and outer blue color.


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