Hinata sighed and placed a paw over her eyes. Ridiculous fox, she thought.
“Of course I’ll take you on, oh villainous one!” Katsuke cried, and immediately snatched an empty plate from the table. “I am prepared to watch this honorable glutton be devoured as a delectable meal of some kind. Or, if he proves the fatter of the two of us, I will become thy meal!” He stood and took an elaborate bow, then turned to the crowd and did the same, then finally to the tubby fox across from him. “Sir, I engage thee!”
He seized a sizable tart from one end of the table, then dashed over to another table and gathered a number of other food items and started stacking his plate.
Hinata watched, a slight chuckle escaping her throat. “At least,” she murmured, “He has a good chance of winning at this point. That other fox looks a little . . . full.”
Jurou sniffed. “That’s an understatement.” He stayed near her, though slightly in front, as creatures near him shuffled away from his person.
Be nice, Hinata signed. But . . . She paused. That villain looked dangerous, and could actually end up hurting Katsuke or another beast at the feast.
“Get a weapon or two prepared,” she whispered.
“Hmph.” Jurou pulled out (under his cloak) a few knives, then reached inside his cloak to make sure that he had a good number of senbons also at the ready.
"Ready thy utensils!" Katsuke shouted through a mouthful of food, pointing a fork at Rascal.
Nande, baka . . . Hinata thought.
Hinata sighed and placed a paw over her eyes. Ridiculous fox, she thought.
(OOC: yes Hinata. Complete, utter, baka)
Star yelled, "Are you both insane!? You are betting your LIVES on an eating contest!" She scowled, and dug in her purse. She swore she had that poison blade G had given her somewhere! She knew she couldn't outright stop the contest, but maybe she could stop that lizard from harming anyone. If she remebered how to throw it…
ooc: : Don't dare make TJ and Cree mad, they will gang up and you will get a beating, each have a set of skills that combined makes them quiet a deadly force.
Everything was going along fine until a lizard joined the frey and what turned out to be fun and games now had the bet of the loser getting eaten for dinner. That is one thing TJ couldn't stand.
"ENOUGH!"' she snapped in a loud voice, drawing her saber and slamming it down on the table, cutting the plastic card in half. "I HAVE NO IDEA WHO YOU ARE, OR WHAT YOU ARE DOING BUT THIS IS A PARTY!" she continued her voiced getting louder, "AND YOU, SIR, ARE A GUEST AT THIS PARTY! I HAVE NO IDEA WHO YOU ARE OR WHAT YOU HOPE TO GAIN OUT OF BETTING ON OTHER LIVES, BUT IT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED." she glared at the lizard merc, moving closer she held the sword up to his neck and spoke in a normal voice, laced with contempt, "Have you no manners? What gives you the right to barge in on a friendly competition during this glorious time? threaten lives and act all godly about it? that you are all that and everyone should obey you?!" she gave him a smack over the head, "REALLY? You are an adult for heavens sake, a grownup, a member of society and right now you are acting like a child." she glowered, "SO SIT YOUR ARSE DOWN IN THE CHAIR and SHUT UP Vrasku" she snapped. Abbey Champion Tessa and sister Jessie stepped behind TJ, hands on weapons ready to draw if a fight came to it. "Now, you can either participate and the prize for the winner would be the price of a new knife, plus the 59 kamas and I'll double it. Take it or leave it." she glowered looking him in the eyes.
]Dominique in the meantime appeared at his other side, pistol sword drawn and a flagon of ale in the other hand, "I suggest you do what Administrator TJ says, I heard she has quiet a nasty temper, I mean after all, she is part of the Sisterhood of Assassins, amazing at tracking down and getting rid of troublemakers." She gave a flourished bow, "Commodore Dominique Perrie, treasure hunter and adventurer. And this is MY part and I don't appreciate guests threatening other guests lives, if it continues, I would have to ask you to leave, and if you don't leave willingly, I will force you to leave." she gave a quick smile, "Besides, you can do all the killing, conquering, eating other beasts by noon tomorrow, so lets hold off on all of your dark fantasies until tomorrow ok?" she handed him the flagon of ale, "Drink up sweetheart, best ale in of the worlds if I say so my self. And who knows, maybe by the end of the night everyone here will be your friend."
(Whoo! 500 cool points for T.J and Dominique! Also, just want to post this quick.)
Star quickly took her hand out of her purse, and zipped it up. She did NOT want to get her host, and admin, mad. Besides, it looked like they had security under control. Hey, I wonder if the Arries are here….
"You see Star," Rascal said, placing a paw on her shoulder, "It's not just a contest now, its a matter of honor. To know who is the best, even at the risk of ending up as fox stew, I, Rascal, shall head the call of bravery and-"
And then the GM confronted Vrasku.
"Oh thank all that is holy! Finally, someone to bring us to our senses!" The tubby fox laughed, turning to his fellow vulpine glutton. "Still doesnt mean I wont womp your tail into next week…" He said, finally grabbing a plate and shoveling slices of cake onto it.
The lizard yelped, shielding himself with his paws, "Easy, goven'ar! I wasn't going to actually eat one of them. Just thought I might have a spot of fun with them, that's all!" He chuckled darkly, like someone vaught with their pae in the cookie jar. "It's not my fault I'm the bad guy, you can blame my writer for that, if he had the guts to show up himself..." The lizard said bitterly, shrinking in his seat.
Katsuke was completely oblivious to the massive argument going on around him. He had his head buried in a large tart, up to his large ears. Finally, when Rascal also started to eat, he looked up. “Did I miss something?” he asked his fellow glutton. “No matter. Onward, worthy opponent!” Back to the tart.
Sighing in relief, Hinata took her paw off of the kunai at her side.
Jurou spoke. “I have an odd feeling,” he muttered, “That Katsuke would have completely ignored the threat of becoming a dinner for somebeast until he’d had his fill.”
Hinata nodded in agreement. That’s probably true, she signed. She paused. I need to go be ready to give Katsuke the money for if he loses.
“Fine . . . but be quick about it. And quiet.” Jurou made his way to a seat near enough to the competition to watch, but far away enough to not be noticed. Even so, creatures shuffled away from him as he sat down.
Hinata slipped through the crowd, noiselessly making her way towards Katsuke. She pawed at the money purse attached to her belt. “He’d better win,” she whispered to herself. “I’m not particularly in the mood to pay anybeast anything for his stupidity.”
Katsuke, meanwhile, was stacking his second plate, going at an absurd pace whilst shoveling food into his mouth. He reached across the table for a stray salad. “Very good, this spread,” he said, though with his full mouth, it sounded more like, “Vewey gud, fish shpred.”
Swallowing his food, he asked of Rascal, “So, art thou a traveller like myself?”
Star shook from laughter, "This is crazy! And entertaining. Never have I ever seen anything like this! And I'm friends with very interesting characters." She told T.J. At that moment, she noticed 2 beasts headed towards the commotion.
"Speak of the devil!" Star grinned and stood up to greet them. "Arries! Starlight! So good to see familar faces!" Them afore mentioned wildcat and fox. "You came just in time!"
Arries the wildcat lifted her eyebrows, "Just in time for what?" She asked.
"A eating contest?" Starlight questioned. Star just noded, and ushered them to the front row seats.
TJ sheathed her sword, "You make a fair point." And then gave a bright grin, ears pricked forward in excitement. "Alright! Is everyone who wants to participate in the eating contest here? So far I have to say Rascal is in the lead but we have a close second contender catching up quick, a the new comer, Vrasku, who just started. This will be a marvelous event! So come one and come all!"
Dominique chimed in and amazing a bottle of rum appeared in her hand, "It's an event you don't wanna miss! Let's cheer on the champions!!" Before taking a huge drink and. Giving a cheer before jumping down from the table. This was a marvelous night indeed. She sauntered over to TJ, "Thanks mate." She said giving a cheery wink. Watching the three beats eating, "Also congrats on being Abbey Champion! Def cause for celebration tonight." TJ grinned before calling out! "Come Guys! A huge prize awaits!! Eat up."
TJ smiled again at Star, "Things are never boring with TJ and crew. Who are your friends?"
Rascal was, indeed, winning… If only for the moment.
Despite being a rather plump creature, the fox still had a normal fox sized stomach under his abnormally large belly, and it was getting full.
He managed to make it to plate four, where he hesitated, looking at one last cookie on his plate. He turned to the muscular fox at his side and whimpered.
"What if I eat one of the contestents? That counts as eating as much as they did, right?" Vrasku laughs on the other side of Rascal. "Kidding. Im just kidding." He says before anyone can chastise him for it.
Rascal cant help but notice, Vrasku's plate is full of only meat.
"You know..." Rascal said between labored breaths, "Just adding 'kidding,' to everything you say doesnt make it more believable."
Vrasku leaned closer and grinned, showing off his teeth. "Oh, but I was joking about eating the loser..." He whispered, smiling only growing, "I was planning on eating BOTH contestents."
The fox gulped. Deciding the lizard was just trying to scare him he left the crazy reptile to his own devices. He chose to focus on his opponant instead.
Rascal looked the muscular fox up and down, then looked at his own decidedly less musvular self, scowling, "Remind me again, how we could possibly have the same appitite..."
Katsuke looked up from his plate, and for the sake of the conversation, slowed his pace to only a few bites of food every second. “Attempting to eat either one or both of us would, I assume, be against the rules, good sir,” he stated, and proceeded to ignore the reptile for the rest of the competition – although he did reach back with one paw to place one of his kamas in his lap.
Then, he turned to Rascal, while shoving a rather large helping of pie onto his plate. “Fellow glutton, if you look closely, we happen to be of about the same size,” he commented, stuffing his face as he did so yet by some feat of astounding mouth-agility, managing to speak clearly as he did so. “I am clearly as tall as thou art wide.”
Hinata, standing off to the side and watching the competition, almost slapped her forehead. Katsuke had absolutely zero tact, and antagonizing his opponent -- no matter how unwittingly -- was the equivalent of egging them on. He might as well be throwing her money into a river. She sighed and moved quietly closer to the tables.
When she reached Katsuke, she bent down and whispered, “I’m positive that you’re flat broke. Here.” She slipped a small package of coins into his sash. “Don’t you dare lose.” With that, she spun around to walk back to where Jurou waited -- hopefully -- for her return.
She wasn’t exactly paying careful attention -- she was too annoyed at Bakuchiku – and as she turned, she bumped head-on into the ottermaid who was overseeing the party. Hinata stumbled back, almost tripping over her cloak but turning it into a backflip at the last second. She landed, somewhat stunned, and looked up at her host sheepishly.
Sorry, she signed, then realized that the otter wouldn’t understand Senshachaa sign, unless she was an enormously vast-travelling wanderer.