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/because there's not enough of these
Upon waking up in the morning, the ghoul was ecstatic from the very start of the morning. It wasn't because he had gotten a good sleep in (in fact, he slept rather poorly the previous night) but rather because today was a special kind of day. Unfortunately, it wasn't his birthday, but it was something just as special Ryūsaki thought. There was a small festival somewhere in town and he had been dying to go to it and have fun there. He had initially thought about dragging his older brother along with him but then he decided, what fun would there be with just the two of them? The festival didn't start till later on the evening, because the people who set it up were going to set off fireworks for a finale and because festivals in general were way more fun to go to during the night. It was a bit unfortunate that the festival only happened once a year, but that was partially because he was a pretty large and a lot of money often went into it. That essentially meant that Ryū absolutely had to go to it.
And so, the black and white haired teenager of nineteen years spent his entire day getting ready. One would think that since it was a festival that no one needed to prepare for anything. Well, it was primarily based off of multiple cultures - sort of like a Culture Festival except way bigger - so he was going to go represent his home country, Japan! He supposed he was lucky he had a yukata... Sure, it was in the middle of winter and he might look a little strange wearing a yukata because of that, but he never really got to wear his yukata to any sort of festival before. So, he was excited to wear one out! Accompanying the yukata he'd wear would be a pair of geta sandals. They were only slightly elevated off of the ground, so he should be fine when he walked around in them... He'll just be in trouble if there were any stairs.
The next thing to fix up was his hair. Usually, he'd wear it down or tied back because of his job as a cafe waiter (yet for some extremely odd reason his boss liked to call him a waitress, Ryū was relatively oblivious to his more feminine-like appearance) but he guessed he'd wear it up this time around... So, he tied his long hair up into a high ponytail with an red ribbon and left it how it was. Naturally, a couple strands of hair fell over his face, but he simply tucked them behind his ear and went on without a care. Nice! He was set and everything (even though the festival was hours away to being held, though the time to set up took him a few hours at most). Now he could start inviting people. He was afraid it'd be too short of a notice but...
He took out his phone and turned it on, swiping his thumb across his screen to unlock it before he pressed on the message bubble at the lower left corner of the homescreen and then started typing away. Because he didn't want to go through and pick out everyone's name one by one, he simply made the message to send to "All." After he was done, he sent it. He'd wait for confirmation anxiously. Honestly, he hadn't even put his phone down. It read:
Come join me at the Culture Festival today! You guys don't have to wear anything formal, and if you don't have a culture, you can just adopt one you like for the day. It's going to be fun, I promise! There's even fireworks at the end and the best part is that you get in for free, so please come. It starts @ 7:15 PM. See you guys there!!
Eventually night did come. The day had seemed to come and go quickly, but it wasn't like Ryū was complaining! He had been there since 6:45. He had gotten there a little early just in case other people also showed up early. Maybe they could go in as a group and then do their own thing once they split up? Or... maybe they should go everywhere as a group just to make sure nobody (like himself) would get lost. He didn't know, he was too excited to think! He probably looked like a child with the grin that was on his face. Ryūsaki stood by the entrance in his navy blue and white yukata, his hands hidden by the wide sleeves that came with the clothing. It wasn't very cold outside, which was a pleasant surprise. It was actually quite warm. He felt like whoever came would enjoy themselves, hopefully...
[hr][spoiler=✧.° fantasy, reality, i hide from everyday | tags, updated 12/31]✧.° TELL ME WHY YOU RUN AWAY AND KEEP IT ALL INSIDE
✧ RYŪSAKI IKURUSABA | RYŪ, RYUU, "BLIND GHOUL"
✧ Homosexual Homormantic | Cisgender Male | Masculine pronouns
✧ 1 year and 8 months | Ages realistically | Born May 4th
✧ Resides in the Cartel | Previously lived in RiverClan | Ex-HP
— Was born in Shibuya, Japan and lived there for three months.
— Known in Japan as the "Blind Ghoul" due to his exceptional hearing and smelling despite being blind.
— Moved every three months to a different city in Japan, living in Ikebukuro, Kamagasaski, and Tokyo before coming to the clans after losing his little sister, Ai, to an patrol of ghoul hunters in Yokohama.
— When hunting, he uses a mask the resembles that of an badger.
— Often found carrying around a stuffed toy badger named Chi.
— Biography | Faceclaim: Tooru Yukimura | Voice Reference
✧.° TELL ME, ARE YOU AFRAID OF LETTING FREE YOUR MIND?
✧ Single | Developing an interest in Sollux | ½ Ryūllux, ½ Ryoffee
✧ NPC x NPC | 1st Generation | One sibling, deceased | No offspring
✧ Slightly difficult to befriend; incredibly mistrusting towards strangers but he tries to remain friendly all the same.
✧ Puts blind trust and loyalty to those he befriends, will remain beside them at all times and may show clingy behavior; doesn't like having enemies and would rather stay neutral towards most.
✧.° TELL ME IF YOU DON'T WANT ANYBODY TO MEET YOU
✧ BLACK & TAN SHIBA INU | CURRENT HEALTH: 90%
— An black and tan Shiba Inu with misty blue eyes that have no pupils and short, thick, and usually ruffled but tidy fur. The tan appears on his cheeks, some parts of his throat, his chest, underbelly, the insides of his legs, and the majority of his tail. Across his face and the bridge of his nose are small, darker spots that closely resemble freckles.
— Accessories: Pink and white cross-cross patterned sweater, white button-up shirt, and a silver chain necklace with an baby deer charm on it.
— Major Injuries: General cuts and bruises all over body
— Minor Injuries: N/A
✧ TRI-COLORED COYDOG | CURRENT HEALTH: 90%
— An rather fluffy Coydog with pale blue eyes. The fur on this body is much thicker than that of the Shiba Inu body and has a larger amount of muscle applied to its bones though it isn't by much. It still has an rather slim frame though it is a bit on the taller side. The fur has a complicated pattern though it is rather similar to that of an timber wolf with its browns, tans, blacks, and whites thrown into the fur. Ivory whites are found closer to his legs, underbelly, chest, tail, and ear tips, whereas it darkens in some parts before becoming light once more. The insides of his mouth and ears as well as the section under his paw pads are an healthy light shade of pink and the nose is a dark brown.
— Accessories: All of that is mentioned above
— Major Injuries: Dagger wound through left front leg
— Minor Injuries: N/A
✧.° DEEP WITHIN THE WATERS OF THE OCEAN CALLED "INDIFFERENCE"
✧ Ryūsaki outwardly shows off an kind and gentle personality that contrasts greatly against crewmate's violent and destructive personalities. Naturally, the boy isn't very violent himself, as he's rather faint-hearted himself though he has an almost unbreakable resolve when it comes down to gruesome happenings. Ryū is genuine in his kindness, though it's mostly to the point where he may seem like a sort of a pushover. It certainly is not this though.
✧ Ryūsaki truly enjoys the companies of those he is comfortable around and tends to act clingy around them (though reasonably so, with his history of losing people whom are important to him) when an bond of trust and friendship is established. He puts a blind trust in them, and doesn't question anything they say, which could prove to be his downfall when he befriends the wrong person, though Ryūsaki seems to bring out the best in people no matter how bad they may seem at first. Around these people, Ryū brings forth a side of him that other people seldom sees, which is an odd cheeriness that can only be described as refreshing when others witness it.
✧ While Ryūsaki can appear as an pushover, an easy-to-manipulate person who perhaps knows no better, he certainly isn't naive. He's plenty intelligent, at least to where he can avoid situations where it's likely he'll end up dead or hurt. He's lived a life of evasion, and he's played the game for years, and he can properly say he's an expert at finding things wrong in situations and avoiding them like the plague. Words of false hope has been uttered to Ryū before and he's learned from the experience of getting hurt by those lies. When pressured to do something that he doesn't pertain a liking to, or when angered (which is extremely rare in Ryū's case, since he's practically a pacifist) he... snaps. It's not necessarily a pretty sight, but it'll certainly come as unexpected.
✧ Around most, including strangers and acquaintances, Ryū is known to express some sort of indifference towards those around him and the situations happening before him (unless it's something that goes against his morals, disturbs him in anyway, or just tickles him pink) and will often remain this way unless ideas regarding topics are presented to him in a new and creative way. Ryūsaki is otherwise unenthusiastic and remains quiet and cautious.
✧ Ryūsaki attempts to hide any and all remnants of negative emotions like guilt, sadness, and discomfort from friends to keep them from focusing on his well-being.
— Moralistic and stubborn, kind, methodical, focused, maternal
— Cute, circumspect, guileless, determined, fiercely loyal to friends
— Silently suffering, self-destructive, sad, feels alienated
✧.° THE PAIN IS FILLING UP MY LUNGS & I CAN BARELY BREATHE
✧ Never antagonizes | Always needs a reason to attack someone
✧ Dislikes physical contact from strangers, enjoys physical contact from those he likes (hugs, kisses, etc.) | Especially sensitive around the general neck and chest area, this is the only place where physical contact is not allowed regardless of who a person might be to him. The person who touches this area may be met with violence.
✧ [NORMAL:] Untrained | Weak | Pathetic overall difficulty
✧ [GHOUL MODE:] Extreme physically and mentally | Violent | Would need to be calmed/knocked out | Rinkaku User
✧ Attack in italicized #0b0909 or in underlined #ffffff
✧ Stutters frequently and says 'uhm' and 'erm' a lot[/spoiler]