Hikata Tariyama walked up the stone stairs on the hill that lead to
her recently acquired home; the Tariyama shrine. that stood looking
over the village.
how did grandma go up and down these stairs everyday? Hikata thought as she wiped
sweat from her brow with her kimono sleeve; slightly exhausted from the
climb up while carrying her things bundled up in a blanket slung over her shoulder.
everyone said she was tough as nails...
Hikata frowned as she began to think of her grandma; the late Miko of the Tariyama shrine,
it was only a week ago when Hikata's grandmother passed away; and so
Hikata became her successor, and took over the job being a shrine maiden,
to keep the balance between humans and yokai.
but am i ready for this? Hikata asked herself quietly; i mean, there haven't
been many yokai attacks or mischief for a while; but still...
Hikata shook the doubt out of her mind; why am i worryin