Messenger Hohi

Messenger Hohi

Messenger Hohi

Hohi was quite serious contrary to his laid-back brother. Though he departed swiftly for the sake of his mother, he ended up facing the strong rebellions.

Crowd of demonstrators

Crowd of demonstrators

Go back to the Celestial Plain!!

Crowd of demonstrators

Crowd of demonstrators

Yes! Go back!!

Hohi

Hohi

Wa..wait a minute! Could you let me through? I have a word for Ohkuninushi.

Crowd of demonstrators

Crowd of demonstrators

Pissed off!! Pissed off!! Pissed off!!

Hohi

Hohi

Oh, no! Please stop it. I have to talk to him!

While he was stuck with the demonstrators, he heard a voice approaching behind.

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

Ladies and gentlemen!

I'm very glad you are helping me, but could you let in Mr.Hohi? He is a messenger from the Celestial Plain.

The crowd stopped suddenly. Then the leader opened his lips.

Crowd of demonstrators

Crowd of demonstrators

With all due respect, Mr.Ohkuninushi. This men came here to steal our country!

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

Well, well.

Apparently the man behind the crowd was Ohkuninushi. His voice was softer than Hohi had expected.

The crowd made room for Hohi.

At the end of the line of gods, there was a man smiling and looking staright at him.

Hohi

Hohi

You are...Ohkuninushi...

He heard that Ohkuninushi was a perfect womaniser and was having sex with most beauties in Middle Earth. Though he'd imagined Ohkuninushi must be an arrogant macho man, he actually looked gentle and graceful. Hohi was a bit relieved.

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

Hi! You must be Hohi. Sorry for all the messes. I've already learned where we stand. So let me show you my palace, first.

Ohkuninushi ushered Hohi to his palace.

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Hohi

Hohi

OK. He looks much nicer than Mom had said. Perhaps, he'll give up the country smoothly.

When they arrived at the party room, a great feast was ready. Hohi thought something was fishy, because there were a lot of incredibly beautiful girls and they ran to Hohi one after another.

Hostesses

Hostesses

Good evening, Mr! Come on in! Can I sit next to you?

Hostesses

Hostesses

Here you are the serviette! By the way, how do you two relate?

Hostesses

Hostesses

Hey, Mr! You came from the Celestial Plain, didn't you? I'm so impressed. You are a city boy! Do you often go to the trendy restaurants? I want to go there with you!!

Hostesses

Hostesses

Can I order some drinks? This pub's house wine is quite good!! I want to drink it with you!

Hohi was stunned.

Hohi

Hohi

Err....this atmosphere is the same as a Japanese night club! They all seem like hostesses.
Oh my god! I was nearly deceived. Ohkuninushi is definitely a womaniser!

Hohi

Hohi

Hey, Mr.Ohkuninushi! I didn't come here to do such a thing!

Hohi became red because he hadn't got used to ladies.

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

Hum? What do you mean? .....Are you talking about my girls? Oh, I'm so sorry. I didn't realise because it's ordinary for me.

Hohi

Hohi

What the hell is ordinary for you!?

He countered.

Suddenly Ohkuninushi became quiet. He looked depressed.

When one of the girls looked into his face, he just said,

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

Sorry, ladies. Could you excuse us for a minute?

Then all the girls went out of the room. Hohi found the room was much bigger than he thought.

Hohi

Hohi

What's the matter with you? Did I say something wrong?

Ohkuninushi opened his mouth.

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

I'm sorry for winding you up. You're right. It wasn't ordinary a while ago.

Hohi

Hohi

No offence...

Hohi was baffled.

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

Oddly enough, I was bullied when I was a kid.

Hohi

Hohi

Really? I can't believe it. You are now the most competitive and talented in Middle Earth!

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

No. To be honest, I was killed twice by my brothers. I would have died already if Kamumusubi hadn't supported me.

Hohi

Hohi

Oh god...

Hohi didn't expect such a story. He thought Ohkuninushi could get both wealthy and fame just because he was the offspring of Susanoh. (And it was almost correct.)

Ohkuninushi continued.

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

You know, I had teething problems. I ended up killing my brothers by myself for the sake of the country...but, I've done my work really really hard. I think they could rest in peace if they know everything goes well.

Hohi

Hohi

Oh....Sorry. I didn't know that at all. I misunderstood you. I just thought that you are a optimistic shallow man.

Ohkuninushi giggled.

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

Yes. To some extent it's true. I can't do anything only by myself. But look different than me. You are the very talented god from the Celestial Plain. So if you don't mind...

Ohkuninushi got closed to Hohi and gazed at him.

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

If you don't mind, please make the country with me!

Hohi was aghast.

Hohi

Hohi

Err....but...but I was told to make you give away the country. I wasn't told to make it with you!

Hohi was confused and averted his eyes from Ohkuninushi. Ohkuninushi bowed his head seriously.

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

Of course, I know the reason why you came here. And I've learned you are very persistent. But I really need a good partner like you to make the country!

Hohi

Hohi

But...

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

I've managed to make the country with a lot of blood, sweat and tears. But if the gods in the Celestial Plain stop me, I have no choice.

Hohi

Hohi

Oh...

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

I haven't finish making the country! My brothers won't rest in peace if my works are interrupted half way through!! If you kindly help me, I'll offer whatever you want.

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

I really want to make all the people in my country happy!!

I really need you to achieve it!!

Ohkuninushi bowed politely again and thought.

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

Hmm...is it too much drama? Hohi seems very naive, so I think this kind of persuasion would work.

You may already learned Ohkuninushi's shrewdness. Yes! He never thought about passing over his country. In fact he'd been trying to take in Hohi.

However we can't accuse only him. Amaterasu's whim was out of blue and it was obvious that he couldn't accept it so easily.

When Ohkuninushi raised his head, Hohi was crying.

Hohi

Hohi

Gaaah! I can't!! I can't tell you to give up your country!! If you need me, I'll be happy to do you a favor!!

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

Yes! I feel a little guilty when he believes me in such a innocent way...Oh well.

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

I got your son, Amaterasu. No hard feelings!

Ohkuninushi sniggered.

Ohkuninushi

Ohkuninushi

Wow! Thank you very much, Mr.Hohi! Let's make a great country together!!

Then Hohi settled in Middle Earth and started making the country with him.

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