“Poetic and turbulent Edo?” a short laugh escaped him and he shook his head a little, “Ah, I’ve never heard it referred to so… romantically.” Still he supposed he had no say in who came and went and for what purpose, though his explanation only let him more curious. If only a bit vaguely.
“Well, we’ve got plenty of horizons here, and plenty of conflict. So I suppose you’ve wandered to the right place.” Why anyone would want to come here for such things… he was unsure, but again, not up to him why people came here.
"Either way, I intend to make the most of my time here," he shrugged. "Should I assume this, Shinsengumi of yours, has a base of operations of some sort? I’ll need to better acquaint myself with your status… in terms of both power and opposition, to get a better idea of how I can be of assistance to you." Even while he spoke all-business, the clownish smile and lazy look in his eye never dissipated.
He knew, of course, it wasn’t easy to just go out and trust an outsider with whom you’d only just met - and personally? He also knew he didn’t give off a particularly comfortable or reassuring aura, at least not to most. And yet, having only just arrived, he hardly had any tricks up his sleeve…
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"I would say much the same. You’re not quite one of those oni, and yet… Not quite human, either, are you?” Well, he’d only met a few oni thus far to compare, but this one was quite intriguing.
Didn’t really know how to greet this one, she would only completely stand there like a ditz for a moment unable to realize. Her lack of knowledge of the language would get her in trouble but it’s quite alright! Humans like physical contact right?! What’s the harm in that, a wave given in a greeting.
What a curious young woman… His left eye was practically burning at the sight of her. A pleasant burning, but burning no less.
"Well hello there, and just what have we here?" he leaned a little closer to inspect her, brushing some hair aside, giving the faintest, brief view of that glimmering red, left, sphere. "You aren’t from around here, are you?"