Queen of Dodge!
Yakuza woke up as soon as the jet touched down in Okinawa. “Hey! Hey, wake up!” Minami said as she excitedly shook Yakuza,
“We’re here! We’re here!” Minami said as she looked out the window at the Okinawa airport.
“Woah, it’s so pretty.” Ryusuke said looking out the window as well,
“I’ve always wanted to go on a vacation here,” Mitsuri added just as Didymus parked the plane.
He came into the cabin and said, “Alright! I take it you all had a nice flight?”
“Yeah! It was incredible! How can I repay you?!” Minami said,
“No need to you, I just ask that you all have the time of your lives.”
“Awesome! Let’s go!” Minami said as the group then left the jet. From the jet they went through the airport and eventually to a garage where they rented a van and started to drive towards Minami’s house. Minami watched everything go by feeling more and more excited to reunite with her mother. She then gasped as she saw a banner, “What?! No way!”
“What is it?” Ryusuke asked,
“The All-Fighters tournament is this weekend!” Minami said before turning to Didymus, “Quick! Stop driving! We should all get clothes for the tournament!”
“Are you sure?” Didymus asked,
“Yeah! Of course!”
“Alright then,” the van was then stopped in front of a shop which had clothes for the tournament. Minami and the others got out before they ran into the shop. On the way in a young woman bumped into Yakuza,
“Ah! I’m sorry!” She said as he turned to her, “I should’ve seen where I was-“ when Yakuza and the young woman made eye contact their eyes widened, “Woah…uh…”
“Do I know you?” He asked as he noticed that the girl looked a little similar to him,
“Oh, well, I don’t think so-“
“Hey! Yakuza, come on!” Minami said as she came out of the shop and took his hand. She pulled him into the shop where everyone was looking around the different clothes. “I wonder what I should get! Should we get matching uniforms?!”
“You can get whatever you want.” Yakuza responded,
“Come on, you have to get something too! Abs are you going to fight in the tournament?”
“Come on! It’ll be a lot of fun! I’m going to be in it and you might be able to fight me! Haven’t you always wanted to see what I can do aside from dodgeball?!”
“Come on, go pick something out!” She said as she gave him a gentle shove. She then started to look around for clothes for herself. Across the shop Mitsuri looked around at the different outfits. None of them really suited her.
“Hey, Mitsuri,” Rentaro said as he came out of the dressing room, “What do you think?”
“Oh, well, let’s see,” she turned to him before her face quickly went up in a red hot blush and her nose began to bleed. He was wearing jeans, a black tank top, and a red denim vest which had a moon on the back of it. Mitsuri turned and hid her face in the clothes, “H-His biceps look so delicious!”
“Well…uh…” she slowly turned and looked at him before saying, “I-It looks good on you, y-you should wear it.”
“You think so?”
“Alright, what’re you going to wear?”
“I-I don’t know!”
“Oh, I see, well, whatever you pick I’m sure you’ll look beautiful.” He said with a smile. Mitsuri’s eyes popped open as her blush only darkened. She looked away from him as she folded his arms,
“Wh-Why do you have to be so darn cute…?”
Across the store Kujiko looked around at different outfits. She wanted to pick something that Ryusuke would think she’d look cute in. She looked at a Chinese style dress before looking at a samurai type outfit. She looked at Ryusuke who wasn’t too far away from her. She cleared her throat before she walked over to him, “U-Um, h-hey.”
“Oh, hi,” Ryusuke said, “What’s up?”
“U-Um…w-well…I-I….was wondering, what you think I should wear.”
“I don’t mind what you wear, I’m sure you’ll look nice in it.”
“O-Okay…” she said with a blush as she turned and walked away. She then thought back to the flight and the game that Ryusuke was playing. He really seemed to favor the Kunoichi girl Sai Miramui, so she looked around before she found a Kunoichi outfit and took it into the changing rooms.
Meanwhile Yakuza stood beside Didymus who said, “You’re not going to wear anything?”
“I’m thinking,” Yakuza responded as he raised his hand to his chin, “I bumped into this girl one the way in, she looked almost exactly like me.”
“Well, they do say that there’s at least seven people in the world who look like you.”
“This is different,” he said, “She had the same hairline, same eye color, and her eyebrows were definitely similar. The only difference being…”
He looked at her before he moved his hand downward as if he were saying “short” before he moved his hands in in a circular motion away from his chest and down to his stomach as if saying “SUPER busty”
“Well, I’m sure it’s just a coincidence.” He said, “For all you know she was wearing her hair back.”
“Maybe,” he responded as he folded his arms and leaned back, “Or maybe you’re keeping something from me. I’ve known you long enough to know when you’re avoiding a topic.”
“I assure you that I’m not keeping anything from you.”
“Hey!” Minami said as she ran over to them, “What do you think?!” Yakuza swallowed heavily as he looked her up and down. She wore her pigtails behind her shoulders instead of in front. And she wore a long sleeved red button up shirt, with a stand up collar and the sleeves rolled up to her elbows. She wore a white cloth around her breast as she wasn’t wearing an undershirt so her abs were visible. She wore white martial art pants, which were tucked into cloth shoes which came up the the middle of her calf, with a blue cloth belt around her waist which was tied into a knot on the side with the excess cloth hanging off of it. “Well?”
“Well?” Didymus asked as he nudged Yakuza with his elbow,
“You look nice,” Yakuza said as he looked away with his eyes before saying,
“You look nice.”
“Really?! I’m glad you think so!”
Minami then grinned before she leaned in close to him and said, “Why are you looking away? Is something wrong?”
“Are you sure you don’t want to wear an undershirt? People will see your abs.”
“I don’t mind if people look at them,” she said, “Unless of course, you don’t want people to look at them because I’m your girlfriend.” She then nudged him twice with her elbow before his eye twitched and he said.
“That’s not it at all. Now excuse me.” He then walked away from them to go find clothes.
Minami giggled and she said to herself, “Man, he really thinks people are gonna try and hit on me for showing too much skin. He’s such a dweeb.”
“He can be,” Didymus said to her, “Remember what I told you before we took off? About Yakuza’s mother?”
“Yeah, what about it?”
“It’s possible that he may have run into her before we came into the store.”
“He said he ran into a girl who looked similar to him. So after I drop you kids off I’ll do some investigating.”
“Will you be back in time for dinner? My mom is cooking tonight! You don’t want to miss it!”
Rentaro sat outside the changing rooms as Mitsuri said, “Okay, well, what do you think of this one?” She then came out of the dressing room. The top half of the uniform was black and it looked like a girls sailor uniform with a collar of it looking either like a snowflake or a flower with the rest of the outfit being a skirt which came down to her knees. The collar and some highlights on it were silver, blue, red, yellow, and green. She wore her hair tied into a ponytail on the left side of her head. She twirled her hair with her finger as she blushed and said, “Well…do you like it…?”
“Yes,” Rentaro responded, “You look almost like that one magical girl PostRemedy Winter. It’s a good look on you.”
“Really?!” She said as her eyes dazzled and she began to blush even harder.
“Of course. You have a nice sense of style, and as such I like anything you’d wear. Plus I know you’re a huge fan of the character.”
“Th-Thanks…” She said with a smile as she placed her hands on her cheeks, “So, I wanted to ask you something…”
“What is it?”
“W-Well, u-um…” She began to twirl her hair again as she said, “Well, we’ve been on a few dates, and…well, on the plane when Minami asked about me…I guess I was wondering-“
“Do you want to make things official?”
“Y-Yes,” she said, “I mean…I don’t know…maybe.”
“I’ll need to think about it.” He said, “It’s not that I don’t like you, I actually really like you. I just need to ask what my mother thinks. It’s good that we’ll get to see her, I think you’ll like her, she’s very nice and super kind to me. She’s also very beautiful.” He then looked down at her before he smiled, “Just like you.” She looked down before she walked over to him and sat beside him before she started to speak softly,
“Can I tell you something…?”
“Do you…” She sighed before continuing, “Do you mind that I’m so little…? On our first date I was mistaken for your daughter…and I don’t want people to stare at us because of me…”
“I don’t mind. Does it bother you?”
“Yeah,” she responded before she looked at him with tears in her eyes, “I’ve been lying to you, I’m not 147 centimeters like I’ve been telling you. I’m actually three-foot-eight or 111 centimeters. The truth is, I have a condition. I have Turner Syndrome and about 1 in 2,000 women are diagnosed with it.” She then looked down as she started to wipe her face, “I’ll have heart and kidney problems. Plus I have underdeveloped ovaries and there’s a high chance I’m fertile, so even if we get married we can never have a baby and-“ She then froze as Rentaro placed his hand on the top of her head and began to pet it gently.
“It’s alright,” Rentaro responded, “Don’t worry so much about it. Even if you didn’t have it then I’d still like you all the same. I liked you long before I ever knew about your condition, and now that I know I still like you. If anything, I like you a little more.”
“Really…?” She asked as she slowly turned to him,
“Yeah,” he said with a smile, “I’m glad I’m not the only weird one in this relationship.”
“R-Relationship….?!” She said as her face started to turn red,
“I mean as friends, and even when we become more than friends, I’m still glad I won’t be the only weird one.”
More tears swelled in Mitsuri’s eyes before she wiped her eyes and said, “This means so much to me Rentaro…!”
“Of course, don’t worry about it.”
Kujiko poked her head out of the dressing room before she looked around. She eventually spotted Ryusuke before she took a deep breath and left the dressing room. She walked over to him and said, “H-Hey…”
“Oh, he-“ Ryusuke said as he began to turn to her, “WOAH!!!!” His eyes popped open as he suddenly saw Kujiko’s breasts just inches away from his face.
“D-Do you like it…?” She asked softly,
“W-W-Well, I-“ he backed up a bit to take a look at what she was wearing. It was a sky blue sleeveless tunic with a decorative violet waistband which was tied into a large bow at the back. Trailing off the bow and down to Kujiko’s calves were nine golden strands of beads which had the tip of a fox’s tail at the end of them. Beneath her tunic she wore a black spandex undersuit which covered her arms and legs which had the sleeves cut off at her wrists and ankles. “I-I-It looks…!” He stuttered trying to look at the rest of her costume and not just her bosom which felt a little too close to his face even though he stepped back. “Y-Y-You look good…!”
“R-Really…?!” She said as she blushed and her eyes dazzled,
“Y-Yep! Very cute..!”
“Cute…?!” She thought to herself before she covered her bright red face with her hands, “Th-Thanks…!”
At the same time this went down Yakuza eventually returned to where Minami and Didymus were standing. “Well?” He asked as he folded his arms. Minami turned to him and looked him up and down. He was wearing black sleeveless Karate gi. It had silver lines and highlights on the shoulders, outside part of the thighs, and on the shins. It looked very futuristic and almost cybernetic. Beneath it he wore a blue compact shirt with long sleeves which came into a point on the back of his hands.
“It looks very nice on you!” Minami said with a smile, “However, you need a belt.”
“So you can at least show what rank you are, plus you’re gonna want to close the top of the gi.”
“Well I couldn’t find any belts here.”
“That’s fine, we’re all going to be staying in my personal family dojo, I think we have a few belts there. Do you know what belt color you are.”
“Okay, what degree of black belt?”
“In Shotokan it’s just black,” he responded, “However, in Kyokushin I’m 5th, and in Shito-ryu I’m 2nd.”
“Oh, okay, so seventh degree.”
Yakuza sighed as Didymus chuckled, “I quite like her sense of humor.” Didymus turned to the others as they all regrouped, “Ah, you all look nice, is everyone ready?”
“Yeah! Let’s go!” Mitsuri said with a smile,
Minami turned to Ryusuke and said, “Aren’t you getting anything Ryusuke?”
“Oh! Yeah! I got this shirt!” He said as he showed off the shirt he was wearing. It was a plain black shirt with a silver image of the island of Okinawa,
“Yeah, I’m not participating in the tournament.”
“Neither is Mitsuri, and she got something pretty cool.”
“W-Well I’m not Mitsuri now am I?!” He yelled
“Fine, fine, a regular shirt will do.”
“Alright, you lot head out to the van, I’ll pay for your things and we’ll be on our way.” Didymus said as he opened the door for the kids and let them walk outside.
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