"I know that…" Yukio protested weakly, looking at the floor for a moment, looking back up to his brother when he asked him to watch.
Yukio blinked a few times, looking a bit taken aback for a few seconds. At first glance it was a bit hard to read, but—
"I didn’t realize you could do it that fast" Yukio said, awe-struck by the display. And he didn’t have any issues at all! He couldn’t get it to stop flicking for more than a few seconds…he had a little control over it, but he didn’t think he could do that. Even now it had unwound from his leg and was swaying behind him, but that seemed to be from the awe rather than annoyance like earlier.
"Well, tucking my shirt in would be ok if I was wearing my uniform…" he muttered, glancing down at his clothes— which happened to be a large, loose white shirt, a cardigan and a pair of sweat pants.
Pursing his lips before adopting a determined look, Yukio attempted to get the tail to do as it was told and stay hidden. It flicked irritably once, before sliding up and under his shirt, winding around his torso twice before the tuft was resting over his sternum. He pulled his shirt back down again, letting out a long sigh.
He fidgeted, messing with the end of his shirt. “I’m sorry…I should’ve asked straight up…thank you, nii-san.”
As usual, he couldn’t bring himself to ask anyone for help, not even the people he knew that could do so. The people he cared for most. Yukio’s expression slowly grew more sombre, the tail wriggling uncomfortably for a moment until he willed it to stop.
"Like I said, it gets easier every time you do it. When I first started out, it took me a good five minutes every morning, but since I hid it pretty much every day, I got better fast," he said, tail slipping out of his shirt once again to bob behind him.
"Tucking in your shirt is uncomfortable with a tail, anyways. The shirt rubs against the base of it and it just— ugh," Rin said, shuddering. High waisted pants presented similar issues; after his awakening, Rin had switched to only wearing his pants low, as anything else was borderline excruciating. It was hard, finding a good balance between not being uncomfortable and not letting his underwear show.
Rin grinned when his brother successfully got his tail hidden away, clapping him on the back. “I knew you could do it!”
"You’re welcome," he said, his expression softening. "…You know you don’t need to worry about hiding it at home though, right?"
I saw a panda hat post earlier today. My cat is having none of it
god bless gordan ramsey
Dude is only a dick to adults, awesome.
because, those adults should know what they’re doing, they’re cooks these are kids hes teaching to cook, therefore he is patient.
gordon ramsey is one of my favorite people in the whole world ok
The only reason he gets so angry is because the people he’s yelling at claim to know what they are doing and are charging people accordingly. If you listen to why he’s actually angry more than half the time you’d realize you’d be furious too. This man is beyond patient and kind toward people in normal circumstances, but he is really serious about his profession and what should be demanded of it. He’s one of my favorite people too
Yukio fidgeted uncomfortably the moment Rin noticed it, not quite sure what do with his hands. He didn’t like any kind of scrutiny and anything in relation to demonic issues was the worst kind. He huffed, puffing up his cheeks and pouting a bit. “Well, um…I
thought knew how to hide it but uh…it keeps…falling out of my shirt…” he explained, his voice gradually getting quieter and more embarrassed.
"You can’t just stuff it up your shirt, y’know," he said affectionately; it’d been a long time since he’d seen Yukio last get this flustered, and it reminded Rin vividly of how he’d been back when they were kids. "You gotta get it to wrap around your waist. It’s hard at first, and it feels weird, but it gets easier to do every time. I can do it in a few seconds now without even pulling my shirt up. Watch," Rin said as he tugged on the hem of his shirt, pulling it away from his body while his tail slithered under and wrapped around his torso. "Tucking in your shirt helps keep it from falling out, too… But it’s pretty uncomfortable. And it looks dorky." It’d probably work for Yukio, considering he was the kind of guy to wear his shirts tucked in, but it looked completely ridiculous on Rin.
"You don’t hafta be so embarrassed about it, ya know. I wanna help you… it’s hard, figuring things out on your own."
Yukio jumped in surprise upon hearing his brother’s voice, looking like a deer caught in headlights. He’d deliberately been avoiding their dorm so he didn’t have to have this confrontation.
Doorknob? What doorkn— Oh, that one. That had been the last thing on his mind. “Uh—n-no…” he started, eyes flicking sideways. The tail was currently situating itself behind his leg and curling around his ankle, clearly reflecting how vulnerable he was currently feeling. “Uh…dealing with greyface issues…”
Rin’s attention was immediately drawn to the movement of something long and black behind Yukio, his eyes going wide and his own tail puffing up. “Y-You’ve got a tail!” The half-demon felt a weird sinking feeling in his chest; no wonder Yukio was uncomfortable, he was getting used to a whole new appendage! Rin remembered vividly how difficult it’d been for him to get used to everything, and felt horrible that his brother had to go through something similar as a kind of joke from an unknown being. Still, at least Rin was around and Yukio didn’t have to figure out everything on his own like Rin himself had.
"Why didn’t you tell me?! I can help you, dumbass!"
The never ending tumblr critic….
Yukio’s is “The Deadly Cry Baby”.
Just wanted to point that out.
He’s currently wandering the lower, unoccupied areas of his dorm room, trying to calm down (and staying away from everyone). Because his tail won’t stay in place, and every time he remembers it’s there it gets agitated and flops out of his shirt or gets into an uncomfortable position.
Rin was going around and trying to find the door knob he’d ripped out, meandering through the areas of the dorm that usually went untouched. It was when he turned a corner that he saw his brother. He looked oddly uncomfortable, but Rin dismissed it as stress from one thing or another.
"Hey, Yukio! You looking for that door I ripped the doorknob from, too?"
"Only for medicinal purposes. And there are some herbs that emulate its affects better for demons, which are used to calm and sedate certain types that are usually benevolent or were once considered deities.
I don’t have any.”
"Well, duh, I figured you didn’t have any. The only semi-illegal thing you do is own shitloads of guns and bullets.
Although now that I think about it… If it made you chill out a bit, I wouldn’t be against you getting your hands on some.”
"…Does weed have a use in exorcism?"