- Posted: Sun, 08 Apr 2012 01:25:34 +0000
☾ Time of Day ☽
There was once a spider and her lover, their love was dark and manipulative. Together they were unstoppable while apart they destroyed each other. Blooming Lotus was established outside of time and space for a jorogumo who's name was erased from time and space. Mistress, her alias, was a traditional Japanese woman of grace and beauty. Her sister Ryuu and beloved Spike inherited Blooming Lotus Inn upon Mistress' death. The Wish Witch Yuuko, who came to the couple at the end of their battle with Mr. Scratch, informed Ryuu she would become what Mistress had been. Overwhelmed with the position of responsibility, the young jorogumo refused and plead with the witch to find someone else. Ryuu was so wrapped up in her grief that she felt she would surely fail if her sister's most prized possession fell into the wrong hands, her hands. Yuuko understood what kind of pressure Ryuu was being put under, the weight of Mistress' beloved Inn hanging in the balance. Producing a pink crystal lotus that contained a soft hum, the wish witch placed it in Ryuu's hands and told her. "You will never be able to grow your most precious flowers, young jorogumo. To refuse your inheritance is to defy fate, but he can be persuaded. Give to Blooming Lotus all your botanical power and in return you will not bear the weight of your sister's responsibilities. You will be able to come and go as you please." Accepting the terms, Ryuu placed within the lotus crystal her power to grow plants and flowers. The contract in full, Yuuko took the lotus from the Mistress' younger sister and placed it within her statue. The hum grew louder as the power surged from the crystal into the ground making life sprout from the very soil battle had just taken place.
Blooming Lotus rose becoming sacred ground once more.