Mochizuki Chiyome

Snakes... They Coil Around Me

Shuten-Douji: Oh, hello.

Shuten-Douji: What a coincidence, running into you here.

Shuten-Douji: I think this might be the first time for us to bump into each other without anyone else being around. Do I have that right?

Shuten-Douji: Usually you look away or hide in Master's shadow the second you see me.

Shuten-Douji: Let's see, I think your name was Paraíso...? No, no, wait, I've got it. You're that Kouga Mochizuki clan ninja.

Chiyome: Ulp...

Chiyome: A-ah...ah...

Shuten-Douji: Now what was your name again? Mochizuki...Chiyojo? Chiyome? Mmm... Chiyome's muuuch cuter, so let's just go with that.

Shuten-Douji: What's your class, Chiyome? Assassin?

Shuten-Douji: Why, what a coincidence! Mine too! Will wonders never cease.

Shuten-Douji: After all, you and I are both clearly...

Chiyome: A-aaah... Aah... Ulp...

Chiyome: (She's...looking at me...) P-please...stop... No... No...


Chiyome: ...!

Shuten-Douji: My, my... She really doesn't care for little old me, does she?

Shuten-Douji: Why, it makes me feel like a frog staring down a snake.

Shuten-Douji: ...Hmm?

Medusa: Um, did you want to talk to me about something?

Medusa: I'm in a bit of a hurry. I have to bring my sisters their meal.

Shuten-Douji: Oh, don't worry, this will only take a moment. You see...

Shuten-Douji: (Mumble, mumble... Whisper, whisper)

Medusa: What, is this supposed to be a secret? Hmm... Are you sure she'd like that?

Shuten-Douji: You're a god too, right? Come on, can't you do an oni a favor? Pretty pleeease?

Medusa: ...Nnn... I'm not sure... But, well... Hmm...

Shuten-Douji: It's not like this would be your first time, right?

Medusa: Nnn...

Chiyome: ...Master?

Fujimaru 1: Chiyome?

Chiyome: Yes, Master. It is I, Mochizuki Chiyome, Kouga Jonin.

Fujimaru 2: Shuten asked me to come here...

Chiyome: I-is that so.

Chiyome: I am here on behalf of the Lancer, Lady Medusa, who asked me to come to the Command Room.

Chiyome: But, I see she is not here... What is going on?

Shuten-Douji: Good evening, all. You see, I'm what's going on!

Shuten-Douji: Lovely night, isn't it? Really gets my blood pumping, if you know what I mean.

Shuten-Douji: Mind helping me take the edge off with a bit of exercise? Chaldea's got that “simulator” thing, yes?

Fujimaru 1: You want to do combat training?

Shuten-Douji: Yeah, that sounds good. Seeing how we're the same class and all, I was hoping she could give me some pointers.

Fujimaru 2: You mean, you want to spar with Chiyome?

Shuten-Douji: Sounds like Master's on board with it. What do you say, Chiyome? Care to join me?

Chiyome: !

Chiyome: I-if Master commands it...I would happily go to the ends of the earth.

Shuten-Douji: Fufu, that sounds like a yes to me! That's the spirit. All right then, let's get started!


Chiyome: ... ...

Chiyome: ...Snakes, snakes, snakes. So many snakes!

Chiyome: Wh-wh-what is the meaning of this!?

Chiyome: There are so many snakes! It's like you're...purposefully...

Shuten-Douji: Oh?

Fujimaru 1: Are you afraid of snakes, Chiyome?

Chiyome: I-I...

Fujimaru 2: You're doing this on purpose, aren't you, Shuten?

Shuten-Douji: Not a big fan of snakes, are you?

Chiyome: !!!

Shuten-Douji: Chiyome of the Kouga Mochizuki clan. You use your curse sooo expertly, yet you don't seem at all accustomed to it.

Shuten-Douji: What a waste. Don't you know how hard your ancestors worked to pass it down across generations?

Shuten-Douji: They sure didn't go to all that effort just so you could cringe in terror at an illusion of a snake...

Chiyome: I... That's...

Fujimaru 1: Hold up.

Fujimaru 2: Are you trying to torment Chiyome?

Shuten-Douji: Fufufu, you stay out of this, Master... or I just might have to eat you.

Shuten-Douji: Come on, you know how it is.

Shuten-Douji: Humans love overcoming their weaknesses, right? Not me, of course. The very idea fills me with dread.

Shuten-Douji: But you're a human-based Heroic Spirit, right, Chiyome? Don't you HAVE to overcome your weakness? Don't you want to?

Chiyome: I-I... I have no fear of...snakes...

Chiyome: Indeed, I have no weaknesses whatsoever!

Shuten-Douji: Oh, really? How silly of me. My bad. I'm relieved to hear that.

Shuten-Douji: Then we can keep going without worrying about needing to hold back.

Chiyome: ... ...

Fujimaru 1: Chiyome.

Chiyome: P-please do not worry about me. I have no issue with this whatsoever.

Fujimaru 2: We can always stop the simulator if you want.

Chiyome: D-do not be ridiculous! I was already swallowed up by a snake long ago! I have nothing to fear from one now!

Shuten-Douji: All right then, here goes nothing...

Shuten-Douji: I do hope you'll forgive me if I end up squashing you like a bug.

Fujimaru 1: Chiyome!

Fujimaru 2: Here she comes! Hang in there!

Chiyome: Yes, Master...!

Chiyome: I, Mochizuki Chiyome, shall carry out your orders to the letter!


Chiyome: Snakes, snakes, and more snakes... I have had enough!!!

Chiyome: Just...

Chiyome: Just wh-what do you want with me!? Fine, I confess! I have been terrified of snakes since I was a child!

Chiyome: But so what!? What would you know of the pain and suffering that comes from being born with the curse of Orochi!?

Chiyome: How could you possibly know what it is like to be burdened with the knowledge that you will one day grow scales and become a serpent!?

Chiyome: That day may be today...or tomorrow...or any of the days yet to come!

Chiyome: Or worse, perhaps that fate will not fall to me, but to my child, or my grandchild, or my distant descendant...

Chiyome: But regardless of who is made to endure that fate, it is one that all of Orochi's shrine maidens born to the Mochizuki clan must bear!

Chiyome: Even in death, in this new, transient life as a shadow, my curse has not been lifted...

Chiyome: Do you have any idea how this feels!?

Shuten-Douji: Hmm.

Shuten-Douji: Nope!

Chiyome: !!!

Chiyome: Then cease your torment of me and allow me to serve the new master I have found in peace!

Chiyome: After all this time...!

Chiyome: I have finally found a master that does not see shinobi as disposable pawns, but treats me with kindness and respect!

Chiyome: I can hardly fathom my fortune in meeting [♂ him /♀️ her}! I can never hope to adequately pay [♂ him /♀️ her} back!

Chiyome: That is why I at least want to be of as much use to [♂ him /♀️ her} as I possibly can, to my very last breath!

Chiyome: And yet...!

Chiyome: You CEASELESSY seek to prevent me from doing so! Why!?

Fujimaru 1: Chiyome...

Chiyome: Forgive my loss of temper, Master, but I am afraid my patience has reached its absolute limit!


Lady Shuten-Douji!

Shuten-Douji: Yeees?

Chiyome: You are Shuten-Douji of Mt. Ooe... The oni of the Heian period...

Chiyome: No! As far as I am concerned, you are no oni of Mt. Ooe! You are nothing less than the child of the great serpent god responsible for my curse!

Chiyome: I know that the ancient serpent, or perhaps dragon, known as Yamata-no-Orochi, was once worshipped as Ibuki Daimyojin...and that he had a single child to his name!

Chiyome: You, Lady Ibuki-Douji!

Shuten-Douji: ...Well, well. You've got guts, calling me by THAT True Name, hmm, Chiyome.

Shuten-Douji: My, my... You must reeeally hate me...

Shuten-Douji: I was hoping for something like this, but I really must admit, you've surpassed all my expectations.

Shuten-Douji: What is it they say these days about courage? Ah yes. You've got balls of steel...figuratively speaking.

Shuten-Douji: I do love a good display of courage.

Shuten-Douji: Just look at you shaking in your boots, digging your heels in like a child trying to look taller than she really is.

Shuten-Douji: You really care for Master that much? You wanna serve [♂ him /♀️ her} so badly it hurts?

Chiyome: ...I do.

Shuten-Douji: Then...

Shuten-Douji: ...are you having a steamy romance with [♂ him /♀️ her}? You ARE a widow, as I recall.

Chiyome: L-l-loyalty and longing have nothing to do with one another!

Shuten-Douji: Mm... Is that so? Then what would you do if [♂ he /♀️ she} asked you to share [♂ his /♀️ her} bed?

Chiyome: If that is what my Master requires, I would not hesitate!

Shuten-Douji: Then you ARE having a little romance with [♂ him /♀️ her}.

Chiyome: I-I told you that loyalty and longing have nothing to do with one another! Now, cease this at once! I will not have you slander Master's good name any further!

Chiyome: Even if you are the daughter of Ibuki... I will not let you insult [♂ him /♀️ her} again...

Chiyome: matter how much the cursed blood of my ancestor, Kouga Saburou, may torment me!

Chiyome: Be warned, Lady Ibuki! Your next word will be your last!

Shuten-Douji: Come get me.

Chiyome: ...Very well then! Have at you!


Chiyome: (Huff, huff...huff...!) Her magical energy seems...inexhaustible!

Chiyome: (Huff, huff...) (Gasp...) We not usually find ourselves out of breath...

Chiyome: So this is the power of an oni... Nay, the true power of Shuten-Douji, daughter of Orochi!!!

Chiyome: ...And apparently, she is still only using a fraction of it.

Chiyome: Yet here I am, employing my full strength, to no avail. Is this is her oni power at work, or her serpent power?

Chiyome: Nonetheless... I will not admit defeat yet...

Chiyome: ...I refuse to lay down my blade until the very end!

Fujimaru 1: That's enough, Chiyome!

Fujimaru 2: Stop this! Both of you!

Shuten-Douji: That's some fighting spirit you've got. Still not enough to take down an oni, though.

Shuten-Douji: But hey, you tried.

Shuten-Douji: ... ...

Shuten-Douji: Well, I'm satisfied. I give up. You win, I lose. See you around.

Chiyome: ...Huh?

Ibaraki-Douji: ... ...

Ibaraki-Douji: ...I was watching the whole time, Shuten.

Shuten-Douji: Hey now, what's with the pouty face? I was just about to take a hot bath. Step aside, will you?

Ibaraki-Douji: Do you have a thing for getting mixed up in other people's business or something?

Ibaraki-Douji: Why else would you go around teasing that half-assed snake demon who clings desperately to her humanity?

Ibaraki-Douji: Come to think of it, you did the same thing with that whole pagoda thing a while back. It's almost as if...

Shuten-Douji: Yes?

Ibaraki-Douji: Have you...

Ibaraki-Douji: ...Don't tell me you've started feeling sorry for humans?

Shuten-Douji: Fu... Hehe, fufufu.

Shuten-Douji: Fufufufufufufufufu!

Shuten-Douji: Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!Hehe, hehehe! That's the funniest thing you've ever said, Ibaraki!

Shuten-Douji: You've got it completely backwards!

Ibaraki-Douji: Backwards...?

Shuten-Douji: Fufu. It doesn't matter how many oni descendants or cursed bloodlines we get here. Those cowards could never be up to the task, since they wouldn't last a single breath against either you or I.

Shuten-Douji: Humans, Heroic Spirits...they're all the same.

Shuten-Douji: Just one little puff, and poof...they're gone.

Ibaraki-Douji: ???

Shuten-Douji: Oh, I'm just thinking out loud. Don't mind me.

Fujimaru 1: You did great, Chiyome.

Fujimaru 2: Way to go!

Chiyome: Thank you!

Chiyome: Although, I am still not sure if she was taking that fight seriously... I feel as though she was merely testing me.

Chiyome: But regardless, my resolve will waver no longer. Orochi's curse may never leave me...

Chiyome: ...and I may never entirely overcome my fear of it...but now I won't ever lose sight of where my loyalties lie.

Chiyome: So please, worry not, Master!

Fujimaru 1: Not a problem.

Fujimaru 2: Glad to have you with us, Chiyome.

Chiyome: Thank you!

Chiyome: ...I suppose I never did tell you about my ancestor, Saburou, and his curse.

Chiyome: I am truly sorry for that, Master! Truly!

Chiyome: ... ...

Chiyome: I trust it hardly need be said at this point, but, yes, I am cursed, and there is nothing that can be done about it.

Chiyome: So, if you wish to end our contract, and be rid of me and all the trouble I bring, I will understand...

Fujimaru 1: I'm not ending anything.

Fujimaru 1: You'll always be welcome here, Chiyome!

Chiyome: Thank you, Master!!! I promise to serve you to the very best of my ability!