Hikari Okami: Kitsune Series
“Ritsu, I just thought of you not too long before you appeared before me, be rest assured, for I never leave myself unguarded, unlike some.”
“As a friend, I’m just showing my concern for you, now, let me come to the main reason why I’m here. Word has reached me that your mother wants you to take over for her as the supreme leader, is that true?” Ritsu-no-kami asked as he watched his friend closely for any sign that he may be hiding something from him.
“Mother has yet to tell me that, although word has also reached me about it. But for now, I just want to see it as mere idle talk.”
As Ritsu-no-kami was about to speak, they heard a knock at the door as a voice spoke, “Sorry for the disturbance but I have an urgent message for Hikari-sama from Chiho-sama.”
Wondering what it was, Hikari responded, “You can come in.”
On entering, the messenger bowed his head as he reached into the side gathering of his kimono for the letter issued by Chiho-sama. Bringing it out, he handed it to Hikari who then read the letter, through it all, no one made a sound as they watched him; who at the moment seemed very annoyed.
“Please excuse us for I’ll like to speak with Ritsu alone,” said Hikari to the messenger who, on hearing
this bowed before them as he made his way out of the room.
“Ritsu you know that you and I have been friends for a long time. It is on this ground that I ask a favor from you, please allow me to take your position as guardian among the humans for a season. After which, I’ll take over from mother as the next supreme ruler.”
“So, it is really true, is that what the letter was about?” asked Ritsu-no-kami.