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Not A Snake

Title: Not A Snake
Fandom: Yami No Matsuei
Characters: Touda, Tenkou
Prompt: 039. Taste.
Word Count: 246.
Rating: G
Summary: Tenkou is concerned about Kijin's girlfriend.
Author's Notes: Taste and Smell are hard to write separately when your main character's a snake. This could be set before or after the Smell ficlet.

"Touda?" Tenkou hopped onto the chair beside him.

"Yes?" The girl had a knack for telling when he was working and when he was just pretending to be busy. He had no idea how she did it. Her father always fell for it.

"You weren't serious, were you?"

"About what?"

"Well, when you said Kijin's new friend was tasty," Tenkou explained. "You can't know what she tastes like. You haven't even met her."

"And how would that prevent me from tasting her?"

"To taste somebody you'd have to bite them. Or at least lick them."

"Ah," Touda smiled. "But I don't. I'm a snake."

"And snakes can taste things that aren't there?" Tenkou asked sceptically.

"Oh yes, we taste smells, you see. That's why I smell with my tongue."

Tenkou giggled. "Your tongue's cute," she said. "And it tickles so nicely."

"It's also very useful," Touda pointed out. "I can smell a lot more than most shiki."

"And taste it all, too," Tenkou added.

"Yes, and taste it, too," Touda confirmed.

There was silence for a minute or so.

"But how can a person taste edible? I wouldn't want to eat anybody."

"Well, she's a rat-shiki," Touda explained. "She tastes like a rat."

Tenkou frowned, disgusted.

"I wouldn't want to eat a rat. No matter what she smelled like."

"You're not a snake."

"No, but would you really eat Kijin's friend?"

"Probably not," Touda assured her. "But I have eaten rats before. They are quite tasty."

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