Oh My! Magical Onsen?!

Discussion in 'ROLEPLAY GRAVEYARD' started by ~Katsugi Kaji~, Aug 29, 2010.

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    Onsen - hot springs and/or the inn attached to the hotsprings

    The six Seikai private high schoolers had finally found the Misaki onsen the school had reserved for their school. It had been an hard 5 mile hike but they had made it to their final destination. But little did they know that this hotspring was not the one they were intended to take a dip in. These were magical hotsprings. As soon as they would bathe and relax in the hotsprings, the next morning they would no longer be the same sex and would switch bodies with the other three in the opposite hot springs. They have three days to fix their bodies or be stuck in the wrong body forever!! 

    (an old witch will be helping us get back to our bodies as she will have us retriving items)

    Please be a committed player 
    This will hopefully be a comedic rp with slightly serious undertones about gender expectations and stereotypes
    I will post later with whom you will be switching bodies with

    There will only be 6 spots availible
    Girl - Katsugi kaji - Hachiko Yukimura
    Girl - Fluffy - Kimiko Nakamura
    Girl - Ariana - Chou Watanabe
    Boy - quellmyheresy - Ichiro Nagano
    Boy - xnijmai - Suichi Nochiyama
    Boy - CoffeCake - Fumio Kawari

    I'll be posting later tonight or tomorrow






    We open to mile 4 of the 5 mile hike in a dense, but beautiful, forest down a beaten path.
     
  2. "does anybody know if we're there yet?" Hachiko whined from the back of the group. She sighed blowing a piece of hair from her forehead. "this is the worst class trip ever!!" She was hot and sticky, and not even in the good way! At least she was able to stare at the only two girl asses on this damned hike. It was nice though to atleast have that. She was tired and sore she was so ready to to cleanse herself and jump into those hot springs. This past school year had been tough but this was the reward. She knew everyone on a surface level, what're name was, year, dispositions, and such. Although some of her info was half truths and whole lies. She had heard that Kimiko Nakamura was bisexual but that probably wasn't true at all. She had also heard from her friends that Ichiro Nagano had sent a guy to the hospital with a single punch! That, she believe could be true. Ribbit ribbit ribbit was all she had to hear for her to sprint up back to the pack and for all the color to come out of her face. "I hate frogs..." she mummbled. Her stomache grumbled. "aw man..." she said knowing full well she hadn't packed a bento or any snacks.
     
  3. Chou put on her fake smile, hiking along with a spring in her step. She wasn't happy to be surrounded by nature; she found it disgusting. She was aware, however, that they were almost done with this wretched trip. Preening herself and fluffing her hair as she walked, she occasionally looked back to see if anyone was looking at her. That was one good side effect of school: attention. Seeing someone look at her legs made it almost worth it to be out in the wilderness, unguarded. This, of course, was ignoring the constant guarded state she assumed. With her chin held high, she shook her head and scoffed as a somewhat startled girl seemed distressed at a frog. Frog! Hilarious. Of course, guys usually went for that whole damsel in distress thing. Maybe this chick, who seemed harmless and polite, was on to something.
    "Dear god!" Chou shrieked as fly made its way to her. "All these bugs...and my hair is going to wilt!" she gave out an exasperated sigh, trying to be as coquettish as possible.
    Out of the corner of her eye, she saw a butterfly who looked scared. She wondered for a second if maybe it was better off in a cocoon. The moment passed, and she was back to her usual self again.
     
  4. Ichiro trudged forward, hands in pockets, eyes fixed on nothing in particular. He was ready for this, a calm holiday with a scantily clad girls seemed like an apt escape from his parents. Taking a deep breath, he attempted to ignore Hachiko's complaints and focus his attention on Kimiko. He was enticed by her body and couldn't help but stare at her hips, albeit in passing glances. He pulled a hand from his pocket and ran it through his thick hair, getting it out of his eyes and running the sweat from his brow. Every step forward meant a step closer to paradise and farther from his home, a step farther from expectations and pressure. He had no clue as to what would go on at this place, but he knew in his heart that it would be good.
     
  5. Kimiko groaned quietly as she walked ahead of the two girls that were complaining about the filth of nature. She looked absolutely displeased to be on this trip... One of her hands gripped the strap of her messenger bag, which was filled with some of her homework and a novel. How was she forced into this trip anyway?

    She looked down at her feet, noting that she'd have to clean her shoes when she went back home; wearing her school uniform to this hike was a horrible idea. She was not at fault though, she never goes on trips like this.

    After pressing her glasses farther up her nose, she reached into her bag, pulling out a book she had to study for an upcoming test. Kimiko thought she may as well do some work so this day wouldn't feel completely wasted.
    Her pace slowed a bit so she wouldn't go too far ahead of the others. She paid no mind to the creatures and the plants, just to her book while once in a while looking up to see where they were going. She kept a pace close to Ichiro since he seemed to be the one less likely to bother her. Kimiko still kept a few feet between them; not everyone could be trusted. She recalled seeing this fellow around, they were probably even in the same graduating class. As for the other two... She was clueless.
     
  6. Suichi was looking forward to annual Seikai Hot Springs trip that the upperclassmen had every year, always hearing such amusing anecdotes from those who went before. He figured that there would be no harm done in experiencing it for himself.

    Unfortunately, a really bad car accident cause his usual route to school to be closed off so he had to use a detour he wasn’t too familiar with, making him late for the briefing by the student council. And in turn, this left him alone with a group of people he barely knew and some he had never even seen before instead of his usual group of friends.

    Because they were all late, this left them with the only copy of the map that the school had left, the original hand drawn map that was made many years ago. It was incredibly dated. “We didn’t pass a small wooden shrine yet did we?” He said as he was at the front of the group, leading them on. “I don’t think the things on this old map are around here anymore…”
     
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    He stole a quick evaluatory glance at Chou. Showing that much, I suppose you can’t, can you? Blonde hair: Short-hand for "Look at me." Good. He could save the good excuses for someone else. And what was she complaining about? The “bedhead” look worked well with some people. She seemed pretty enough to pull it off. But she had to know that. Fishing for compliments probably--even worship. Sickening.

    A nascent flush of excitement soured, still-born, buried and turning bitter. He jerked his head away just as quickly, checking his map, then staring ahead through Suichi’s back, appearing--as he usually did--focused on something more important than whatever or whomever happened to be present.

    “It’s just the way the world works,” Fumio replied, his far-off look almost contradicting the plainness of his speech. “Better that than to clutter the future with archaic burdens and dead wishes.”

    Just what that had to do with not finding landmarks was anybody’s guess.
     
  8. Chou bit her tongue at first upon hearing a slight jab at her girlish exasperation. Oh haha ha....like I'd have to impress you. Reassuring herself that she need not apologize for actions, a smirk came across her face as her mind filled with all sorts of ways to make him regret his words.

    Now, it's not that she was hurt or even really insulted, its that he just glanced at her, just passed over her like it was nothing. Chou, to put it simply, was not okay with being in the background. She trudged forward regardless. Her thin legs strided with ease, despite the wild terrain. Deep in the recesses of her mind, she found this place beautiful. Of course, she couldn't let on that she was entranced by nature. Beauty wasn't natural anymore; after every advertisement she'd seen and all the American supermodels with sharp shoulders and augmented breasts let her know that natural wasn't okay. Chou wasn't stupid in most aspects, even though she played pretend. When it came to aesthetics, she was both an expert and an idiot.

    She grew paranoid of the dark roots of her hair showing.

    Chou couldn't say she knew Fumio too well. In fact, she didn't even know if he knew her name. Well, everyone knows my name, at least. Far gone from the days of being an ugly duckling, she took pride in her being known. But they way this boy just ignored her infuriated her. She had seen him, many times, passing in the hallway. He looked like he took himself too seriously, like his inner dialogue was of criticism and pretension. Apparently he was some silent bad ass who could take a man out with one punch...something ridiculous like that. Oh yeah right...

    Some esoteric drivel he offered up finally sent her over the edge.

    "Oh, the mud!" Chou gasped helplessly as she pretended to slip, letting it become a real threat in a second. She fell, as she planned, right by Fumio, grabbing onto his shoulder with a small feminine hand. "The danger! Thank you, so much." She gave a sickeningly sweet smile and supressed her laughter. Times like these, she didn't regret playing dumb.
     
  9. "pfft..."Hachiko rolled her eyes. She only slightly wished that was her instead of Fumio. But only for a second. Hachiko was fully aware of how many partners she had been with, she thought. Like the dog she was*** her eyes lite up when she saw a fork in the road. "hey guys I think we're close!!!" she ran to the fork and saw a vine covered signand removed the little but that was covering it. she squirted her eyes "this is really old Japanese.... I wonder what it says..." she turned around to see her group a little behind. "come on!" she said while fixing her hair so it stayed off her neck. 'finally...' shhe thought. 'we're almost home free..."

    *** hachi means dog in Japanese
     
  10. "Come on!"

    Looking off into the distance, Ichiro saw nothing but trees and more forest. His steps quickened as he walked the path, feeling an unnerving tension in the air, as if something was coming. He shifted his attention to Hachiko, the cute little girl leading the group, and looked at the way she attempted to appear strong and in control of everything. He had a sinking suspicion that she hardly knew where she was going, only following the signs that were of little to no help.

    He pulled out a cigarette and put it in his mouth, looking at Hachiko as he lit it, thinking that he should do what no one else seemed to want to. He exhaled briskly and caught up to Hachiko, taking another puff of his cigarette before tossing it underfoot.

    "So... You mind letting us know where the hell we are, Princess?"
     
  11. Kimiko slowly lowered her book so she could see over it and turned herself to see the bit of madness. They haven't even reached their destination yet and people were complaining... If not that, they were being stupid. It normally took a lot more for Kimiko to get haughty, but she was in a bad mood now; she absolutely could not stand people!

    She slammed her book shut and held it to her chest, walking to where Hachiko was. She ignored the fellow closeby as he smoked... What an absolutely filthy thing to do.

    She went ahead and walked to the center where there were signs covered with vines and other plants that covered the words. With disgust on her face, she reached up to remove them, but paused when her eyes shifted to one path where she could spot the spring.

    She sighed and flatly said, "Oh. There it is. Yippee."

    Although her voice was dull sounding, that was just a result of her displeasure. She adjusted her glasses once more waited for everyone else to walk down the path... She preferred not to lead, people always seemed to look her over like she was up for sale.
     
  12. Hachiko coughed as the smoke filled her lung. "put that uhugh thing out" she wheezed. She fanned the area around her face. She began to move away breathing in the clean air. "and I'm not a princess, so I would wish for you to call me by my given name..." Kimiko walked past them to the sign "Oh. There it is. Yippee." Kimiko said flatly. Hachiko huffed. "ya don't have to be so rude..." she mumbled. Hachiko walked to the sign seeing the hotspring down one path and seeing the onsen down the other. She placed her hands on her hips. "which way guys?" she called over her shoulder. "I am just so tired that I just want to go to hot springs..." she looked at Kimiko. "what do you want to do Kimiko?" hachiko smiled at her attempting to illicit some sort of responce from her either then pure unadulturated bordem.
     
  13. Kimiko was a bit surprised to hear this girl even talking to her still; especially after saying she was rude. Not to mention, she question a preference. The girl rolled her shoulders back and looked down at her book, blinking at the bookmark that held her place.

    "Same as you... I just want to get there. I'm sick of waiting."

    The last few words had a small amount of emotion, whichever suited the category of complaint. Her shoes were killing her feet, so putting them in the water while she continued to read sounded delightful.

    "Just take whichever path is shorter," she suggested.
     
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    Fumio had hardly had a chance to react—she’d practically stopped herself by grabbing hold of his shoulder--yet Watanabe-san had given him cloying thanks. He stared back, a hint of confusion emergent in his gaze. Perhaps someone so prone to complaint had genuine reason for such disproportionate gratitude, but the rumors gave him cause to consider that it might also be part of some game.

    If they were true, interest in the uninterested and eligible bachelor would only naturally follow. Maybe it was true of girls like her, the same as with the nanpa and wannabe-Casanovas of his class, that the quiet and disinterested types were “worth more points.”



    Was it wrong that something about it appealed to him? As much as he avoided it, to feel wanted and pursued by someone who was actually attractive—physically at least—gave him a certain comfort—perhaps even giddiness.

    He wondered briefly if something like what he felt was what girls like her pursued, looking to be admired by as many eyes as they could cath. Maybe girls like her were addicted to it.

    Perhaps, had he been female, he would have been too.

    It was a terrible thought.

    Fumio returned to the present, helping Chou regain her bearings. “It was nothing,” he said. "Watanabe-san, are you okay?"



    Further down the path, Yukimura, Nagano, and Nakamura were discussing the sign. Nakamura-san had concluded the springs were nearby.

    He lowered his head thoughtfully. "We'll be catching up shortly," he shouted towards their classmates.


    Then without warning, he crossed his arms one over the other and grabbed Chou by her wrists, lifted them over his head, and, turning around, pulled her onto his back.

    If she wanted attention, then hopefully she wouldn't resist an awkward piggy-back ride down the final stretch.
     
  15. Suichi had quickly and quietly made his way away from the group and now was a pretty good distance away from his more…Colorful…Classmates. It was an easier task to accomplish since he didn’t seem to much too contribute to the conversation in the first place.

    He felt a rush of relief as he was now a far enough distance to not be able to hear them, feeling a building sense of awkwardness around the strange collection of characters that he was grouped with dying down a bit.

    All he had to do was just get to the hot springs and then he could get out of tagging along with an unconventional group and back into the familiar comfort-level of his friends. Then he could really start enjoying this little trip

    Missing out on the briefing that the student council made before the trip, Suichi seemed to be wondering towards the hot springs without checking into the Onsen itself.

    “Hmmmm?” It was strange…But it was eerily quiet. No rough housing, no school girl giggling, not even the sound of splashing was to be heard.
    Maybe the trip was over exaggerated by the past upper classmen, making it seem impossibly fun to live up to.

    No… Even if was not as exciting as the past students have described it, there still would be the sound of students talking amongst themselves.

    The dead still lingered a bit as he could hear the others approaching, feel a little more hesitant about keeping his distance from them now. A bit of fear sat at the pit of his stomach as his feet shuffled, quietly waiting for catch up to him. “I… I think we’re the first ones here…”
     
  16. As he neared the building, Ichiro was unimpressed. The trip was exhausting and he just wanted to relax, so he walked up to the porch of the Onsen and sat on a bench. He proceeded to light up another cigarette and closed his eyes as he inhaled and softly blew out the smoke. He started to wonder what this trip was going to be like, seeing as the girls had little to no interest in him or even any good qualities (aside from Kimiko's cute butt).

    Crossing one leg over the other, he watched the other students arrive, awaiting Hachiko's decision on what was to be done first since she was the assumed group leader. He felt like she was full of herself, hopefully she'd bring down that wall just long enough for him to exploit it. He smirked at the thought and took another puff from his cigarette.
     
  17. (((( coffee cake would you please use Chou in your posts until Ariana gets back please?)

    Hachiko stood at the sign with Kimiko and watched as Suichi then Ichiro head toward the hotsprings. She was happy. She had secretly hoped they would go to the hotsprings first then to the onsen. "hey guys we're going to the hotsprings first" she called out to Fumio and Chou. " hey love birds! Hurry up!" she made her way down to the hot springs hoping to find that cute girl from 4-B but with no luck! There was no one in the hotsprings. Yay?"no one's here" stating the obvious. Fearing the worst she pull out the trip's information slip. Yup everything was correct. We except for arrival time that was about 6 hours behind sceduale. "I guess all 6 of us will be the only ones using the hot springs..." she shrugged. Hachiko looked around the place. Seemed pretty nice. Thick bamboo surrounded them. A little koi pond with a water fall in the corner bubbled lightly. This was so different from where they had just came. It was cool here. Back from where they just came it was humid and the air was filled with sicaedas( those noisey bugs). This place just seemed so magical. She breathed and smiled. Ahead of her was a raised house like structure of about medium size. It had 2 doors. One read MENS ONLY the other WOMEN ONLY. Past the door was a changing room with lockers and past that was the bathing/clensing rooms where they would bath themselves until they were squeaky clean then past that would be the holy grail. The hotsprings. Hachiko knew it would be rude to go without her companions so she waited for Kimiko and Chou to arrive with her. But... Resting her feet was an option in the least. She sat down on the raised building taking off both of her shoes in one fail swoop. The cool air rushed between her toes. "oh yeah" she wiggled her toes. This was heaven. She gentle let her feel touch the stone floor. It was like sex... But for feet... She closed her eyes and smiled.

    "mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm"
     
  18. ((I'm here!))

    Chou held back a thousand words behind her teeth and watched Fumio with confusion. Had her plan to make him feel awkward, to ignite shameful interest from him failed? He, with the fumbles of adolescence, conveyed a bit of flattery and a lot of hesitance.

    She grinned.

    All too soon, after nodding her head to show she was fine, he gathered her up and lifted her. Do you have any idea who I am?! she panicked. Maybe he had outsmarted her and was playing his own games. No, no, a teenage boy would never be that smart... With small feminine hands draped over his shoulders, she found it wasn't nearly as bad as she thought it would be. The one thing she couldn't quite figure out was how to act; whether to play dumb and innocent or to deal with him like a real person.

    She smiled back at her companions as they glanced with disinterest. Her expression soured as they turned around. They were going to be late to the springs, and everyone would assume the worst. Well, not that that was anything new to Chou.

    Her mouth awkwardly close to his ear as they trudged along, she whispered, "So...what do you think you're doing?"

    The rhythm of steps became more natural, and her heart beat stabilized. She tacked on to her previous statement in a voice that sounded uncharacteristically authentic, "Not that I mind..."
    The trail ahead was being blazed by the other students, and the more Chou thought about it, the less she minded. They didn't have anything to offer her anyway, right?

    "We're coming!" she barked to the others.
     
  19. Kimiko followed closely behind Hachiko, feeling grateful that this girl knew what she was doing. Along the way, she slipped her book back into her bag and stopped in front of the small building to peer inside. She removed her shoes next to Hachiko's and then set her bag down, her eyes looking back and forth some more. This was a new place for her... It had such a relaxing atmosphere, however there was something unusual about it.

    The koi pond caught her attention, so she walked herself towards it, kneeling beside it to look. The dullness was disappearing from her face while she looked inside, the fish swimming so freely beneath her. It was entertaining, really... Watching the koi swim about in her reflection. Quite suddenly, she pulled back from it, realizing she was being amused by something so simple and common.

    "Now what?" she sighed, not expecting anyone to answer.
     
  20. Inhaling deeply before throwing his cigarette to the side, he watched Kimiko get distracted by the Koi fish and uttered a small chuckle as she looked around in embarrassment. Cocking his eyebrow as she talked to herself, he decided to answer her question.

    "I suppose we go to the springs, that's the general consensus around here anyway," Ichiro looked at her slim body, "Nobody here to tell us what we're not allowed to do."

    He smirked and walked towards the hot springs where people where Hachiko had already taken the pleasure of dipping her feet in, of course by the look on her face he could tell that she had been looking forward to this the entire hike. Slipping his shoes off he laid them neatly by the doorway and with his hands in his pockets he stood next to her.

    "Mind if I sit here?"