(Takes place after SS4)
1.Ah… it’s been yet another day since me and my master have been in this country, fighting in the name of justice and what not. Saving the innocent from the evil, protecting the weak from the strong, never asking for anything in return. Yes, another peaceful day…
2.Yeah, you’re right. The sooner we leave the better. Guess I’ll go and wake him. Hey, wait a sec… I smell something.
3.Yeah, whatever you freak. We make way to it and keep smelling around. Seems like there’s a strong smell of alcohol and blood. Now that’s something worth going for. Least it’s better than the reeking smell of mold and whatever else is in there. Well, there are two people that seem to smell suspicious like and it was worth going after one of them at least.
4.Right, who cares about being stealthy. I’ll just act like a wounded puppy so she’ll take pity on me. Then I’ll get to see how she’s really like first hand.
5.So he choked me all the way to a ruined temple. Why did I have to be dragged into this? He let’s me go as soon as he points to something. I begin to think I’m seeing things; I don’t smell her, but there’s this naked lady in the shrine. What I do smell is the blood and sparks of two weapons. Apparently, my master heard someone running over here for their as if their life had depended on it. Well, I guess where he goes I go. Or should I?
6.Do I look like I’m having fun dragging a snoring moron through a forest that’s possibly full of chaos incarnate and dastardly evil? Well, you’ve got a point; it’s better than doing nothing. I head to the weird thing and see that it’s really a guy’s head. A guy who reeks of sake and another guy who reeks of the same flowery extract that permeate haikus. Looks like they were trading tales over the fire, wondering if they’ll find… something. Master is awake by now and greets them warmly like they were old buddies. They swap some good memories back and forth before they left. I was about to leave too but then… hey… what’s that?
7.I nuzzle his hair in the same loving fashion that I always do. He smiles and rolls around. Aw~~, he’s even snuggling in his sleep. Hmm, looks like he’s not waking up. Might as well drag him with me. But where to? There are so many suspicious smells in this forest. There’s some in the darker parts, one near the nearby tea shack, and one at the town that we’ve blindly passed earlier.
8.Damn straight I will! I run right past her legs and keep running like Hell was biting at my heels. I dash into the trees and lose her. I trekked along the path to find nature girl. But the drive of meeting her has faded; it’s not even worth it. Guess going somewhere else for a little bit wasn’t a bad idea. It’ll give me time to rest.
9.The wolf beats me. No, really, I maybe fast and I can teleport but that guy is rough! I couldn’t win unless I was in my prime –and that was before I had the pups. Well, nature girl’s gone by now so maybe it’s better to go back.
10.So we’ll stay here in this musty forest. Ok, so I drag him deeper in this place. But wait there’s some weird thing that I see in the distance. But I can’t make out exactly what it is and I don’t want to do something without Galford’s permission. Hm…
11.Why should I care anyways? Because I want the extra treats that’s why. So wake him up and we’ll make them up I guess.
12.What you mean the one-eyed pop-eye there? All right, why not. Seems like the old guy there was already enjoying himself anyways so I guess there isn’t anything that he’ll miss by two straggly visitors. Looks like my master’s up and ready for some justice busting so everything’s good to go.
13.Nail the wolf, gotcha. Time to put on my charms and maybe get some cheap thrill outta this. But apparently he caught my scent and he doesn’t look like he’s up for negotiating. Damn it, this wolf is going to rat me out! I need to do something!
14.I continue to run ahead after my quarry, as my master’s voice grows more faint in the distance. I can take it out! Why else would I be chasing it in the first place?!
15.Town it is. We go there in good spirits and Master asks around for the nearest port. Then we only find out that all of the ships are closed down for the year because of vicious storms. So we were stuck there and no one could help us. In fact we were thinking of doing a little dancing act as the foreign barbarians to pass the time until one of the boats is ready to go. But to be honest, I think we’re all screwed. Those boats are never going to sail when we look like ‘barbarians’.
16.Ok, so I’ll sleep through the morning. He probably doesn’t want me until he wakes up anyways. Just rest my eyes and…
17.All right he’s up and he’s heard what I’ve got to say about priestess chick and him tying the knot. He’s doesn’t seem to want to go along with this but he still –ugh- loves her. So I’ll just do it myself for him.
18.Well, that didn’t work out too well. The wolf went ballistic and became even more upset with me. He called to his master and screwed up my cover.
19.Maybe it is a little too dangerous to be heading out there alone. So you could imagine how I felt when this cat girl cane outta nowhere and landed on my master. I was a little worried but at least he’s up now. Cat girl fumes about being lost on the island and asks cutely to help her out. Galford must not have a lot of brains in that bucket because then he says, “What should we do, Poppy?”
20.“Let’s go, Poppy!”
21.Sure, I guess so. Maybe seeing pink on a man is a little suspicious. Anyways, Galford’s up by now, rubbing his head and asking me what’s wrong. I point with my nose and he fortunately gets my drift. He at first seems a little on his toes but then he laughs it off.
22.I said what I’ve wanted to do and stood by it. I watched them run off in the distance and, after seeing them off, I took a nap. Sleep is good… until you hear a high pitched teenager screaming how cute I was. This one had a blue tie on her head. She giggled inconstantly and hugged me close. I told her to get lost –like she could understand me.
23.So I came back. You happy now? He seems to be as he reaches down to pat me on the head. And goes back to his conversation with the other men he was speaking with. Their tones are light until sake guy mentioned something to my master.
24.Whoops. Maybe the stream was a bad idea. Turns out there are two ninjas fighting there. One’s a pyromaniac while the other is a water freak. And just my luck I get nailed by one of those fireballs that the other guy was throwing. Hahaha… at least he lost but so did I.
25.Ouch. Seeing my master being scratched up thirty times over looks painful. She runs off afterwards. Guess saying no was a bad idea.
26.I decide to take my chances and go right. I hear the girl behind me scream her frustration quickly fade away. Ha ha! Success! It is then that I pick up upon a familiar scent…master! What was he doing here?
27.Girls are annoying aren’t they? Well it’s time to whack her off! Then this’ll make things a whole lot easier. I sneak up close and was ready to lead her away, when she cried,
28.I go in for the chase, but the shady form is fast and quickly bounds from limb to limb. I hear my master and the men behind me yell out in surprise. My master is soon afterwards calling for me to return to his side.
29.Zoom! I was off! Seems like he’s catching up though. Doesn’t look too good…
30.You dash past the girl only to trip up on some unseen rocks. The floating Konru catches up to you and quickly turns you to ice. Damn…guess you weren’t as fast as you thought you were.
31.I wake up my master and voice what I wanted. He petted me and replied,
32.Who does she think she is screwing around with my master like that? All right, lessee what she’s all about. Ok, got her in my sights and I’m not ready to lose her. When she stops I hide. When she runs, I’ll follow. And when she rests, I’ll be there watching her every move. All before breakfast too. Heh heh, she’ll never know I’m there.
33.Man is she such a brat and you tell her that too. She seems like she wants to burst into tears. Serves her right for boring me to death. I turn and walk away when I feel something tickle the tips of my toes.
34.Hell, no! I took the time to be strangled over here so I’m not backing outta this one.
35.Ugh, I bark and whine but it’s all in vain! He does come to me but instead of saving me, he just encourages the woman! Stupid blond ninja; doesn’t he know what it is like to be strangled? Well, I had enough of this! I growled at the girl and she just hugged me closer to her. Crazy girl… because of my bad behavior, I don’t get a treat either. My life just sucks.