Chapter 155: Yahiko's Impatience
Copyright© 2011 by Murasame
Kaoru: The Kamiya Kasshin school ... succession techniques?
Yahiko: Please! I ask you as a man!
(Kaoru punches him.)
Kaoru: Who's a man? Honestly!
Yahiko: It's a figure of speech! Don't pick at details like that! Just hurry up and tell me! The techniques, the techniques! C'mon!
Kaoru: Is that any way to ask?
Yahiko (turning into a puppet): Please teach me the techniques, o great adjutant master.
Kaoru: ... Well, that's a little better.
Yahiko: So you'll teach me!
Kaoru: No way. Those are two totally different things.
(Yahiko goes into full pissed-off battle mode.)
Yahiko: What is this! I act all humble and bow my head to you--what else does it take?!
Kaoru (responding in kind): It takes a lot more than that! There are still a lot of things you have to learn before I can teach you the techniques!
Kenshin: It sounds like something's going on inside the dojo.
Kaoru: Like courtesy and restraint! Not to mention self-control!
Yahiko (after thinking about this for a minute.): You hag.
Kaoru (bashing at him with her shinai): You can't just shout stuff out of nowhere!
Yahiko (bashing back): You're such a hypocrite! Where's your self-control, you third-rate adjutant master!
Kenshin (opening the door): Is something wrong? I heard the noise...
Kaoru & Yahiko: Kenshin, you stay out of this!
(The door slams shut as Kenshin goes sailing out backwards.)
Kenshin (upside down): Oro?
(The sun is starting to go down. Tsubame stands at the gate.)
Tsubame: Excuse me.
(Kenshin peeks out, then lets her in.)
Kenshin: Oh, Miss Tsubame.
Tsubame: Good evening.
Kenshin: Miss Kaoru said you'd be coming. Come in.
(The dojo is being rocked from the inside; shouts resound.)
Tsubame: They must be working hard. Is it some kind of training?
Kenshin: No, Miss Kaoru and Yahiko have been at it for half the day.
Tsubame: Half the ... shouldn't you stop them?
Kenshin: It's better that they be too energetic than otherwise. Let them vent some steam.
Tsubame: But what if they get hurt?
Kenshin: They'll be all right. They'll get hungry soon, and it'll end on its own.
(Kaoru slumps down, covered in sweat.)
Kaoru: I'm tired! I've had enough. This is stupid and I'm hungry. Let's quit.
Yahiko: No! I'm not giving up till you teach me the techniques!
Kaoru: WHAT? I can't believe you ... Why'd you suddenly get this into your head anyway? Did something happen?