Warakuma Central Shrine
July 13th, 2015
Kotori seemed to be calming down, seeing that her voice was more level again and she was smiling put some relief into Rui, knowing she was feeling more reassured. It was a small gesture, but the little things count for people who were shy like her, or so he believes. Kotori always seemed to try to enjoy herself, but he never felt she really did at some points, seeing her smile warmly in such a way for the first time told him all he needed, somehow he had an urge to protect her now. After a pause, he removed his hands from her shoulders as she suggested they continue along the way, he smiled back and responded,
"Of course, let's get going. I'm sure someone's turned up by now", surely, right? Well in any case, they were headed back for now. The festival itself was beginning to populate, as the square where the bon odori dancing was to be held was beginning to look more and more full. In maybe an hour they'll probably have people dancing there, but for now they headed back.