A year had passed since Ranma's adoption in the yokai arachnid family. Ranma currently positioned himself in a crouched position on a branch, tracking the movements of a hog as it approached a large pool that filled the nearby stream through the constant flow from the waterfall, he crept to the edge of the branch and into the light of day.
His clothing was quite dirty, his raven hair longer but still remained bound by the string, keeping it in a single pigtail, dirt was scattered about his exposed flesh, his shirt had suffered a few small rips as had his pants. The baggy kung Fu pants now a little less baggy and starting to ride up, Kuroko has already told him she was planning to take him to get some new clothes soon, after he got a bath.
"What are you doing?" asked a smug feminine voice that Ranma knew very well, his gaze move up to the branch above him where Keito sat wearing a purple sundress with her legs hanging over the branch.
"Catching dinner." Ranma answered before returning his gaze to the drinking hog, positioning himself to jump.
'I still can't believe he's still here…or that mom's really going to offer him the chance to become one of us.' Keito mentally muttered.
Kuroko stood atop her web, it stretched across four trees and unlike the others wasn't hidden completely from sight, Ranma lay in the centre of the web, bundled in a cocoon of his adoptive mother's threads, sleeping beneath the stars, Keito stood beside her mother, glaring at Ranma.
"I really wish you'd give him a chance Keito." Kuroko sighed, Keito turned to her mother.
"Give him a chance? He's human." Keito hissed, her mother sent her a one eyed glare and Keito stumbled back.
"He's your brother now, and if the reason that he's human is the only reason you won't give him a chance then that can be easily fixed." Kuroko stated, Keito stiffened.
"Mom you can't be thinking of making him one of us." Keito argued as her eyes wide in astonishment.
"Now don't give me that look Keito I planned to do it the minute he accepted our offer to be a part of our family, though it will be his choice if he wants to make biologically official." Kuroko responded.
"B…but you can't." Keito argued.
"And why not? Keito when the time comes I will offer him a true place in our family, when he's old enough to choose for himself." Kuroko stated, her tone leaving no room for argument.
'Still I doubt he'll take it, there are no male Jorogumo, if he wants to become one he'll be trapped in his female form for good and considering how uncomfortable he is when he bathes in it…he'll never choose to be a girl permanently' Keito thought to herself smugly (1).
Ranma leapt from the branch and landed atop the hog, it squealed in shock and began to run around, crashing into and through things in attempts to remove its rider from it. Ranma kept a tight grip, his arms around its neck, he began to pull harshly, the animal continued to squeal as Ranma began to lean his weight to the side, his feet landing on the ground before running with the hog, never releasing his grip and driving it back into the water of the pool.
The hog's head twisted and bit the young boy, he released the hog on impulse as he gasped out in pain and began to cradle his arm, glaring at the bite mark before turning to face the wild beast, it had turned to face him and was now charging towards him.
'Guess I better help him, mom wouldn't be too happy if she found out that I let something happen to him.' Keito sighed, she dropped to the ground and thrust out a stream of webbing, catching the hog around its neck and giving it a sharp tug, hoping to snap its neck. She only succeeded in turning it face her, it began to charge.
"Oh shit." Keito muttered, her eyes widened when Ranma leapt onto the hogs back and began to pull at its neck, it reared its head before bucking him off, Ranma flew off the hog, taking the webbing with him, he flew straight into Keito, striking her and sending them both into a tree behind them. Tangling them both in Keito's webbing, sticking them both to the trunk of the tree, Ranma blushed when he realised his positioning, his leg between her, his face very close to hers, neither may of understood how…awkward their positioning was but they both blushed when, deep, when they realised that they were pressed against one another.
The hog began to charge again, intending to take out both his attackers, Keito's eyes widened and she squeezed them shut, Ranma tried to crane his neck to see why she had done that but could not see what heading their way enough.
"ENOUGH!" Kuroko's voice bellowed as she landed on the ground, she thrust out her webbing around the hogs legs and tightened it, it fell to the ground, just short of her children, she began to pull the webbing, slowly dragging the hog back to her, Keito slowly opened her eyes, wondering why she hadn't been pummelled into paste, a smile erupting on her face when she saw her mother, the hog soon reached her, she reached around its neck and gave it a sharp tug, a sickening crack was heard as she broke its neck. She turned back to her children.
"Fine mess you two got yourself into." Kuroko stated before beginning to approach the two children.
"Hey mom." The two of them chorused in a somewhat defeated tone, Kuroko took hold of the webbing and tore it from the tree, she turned to fully face her bound children.
"I don't know whether to help you two out of this or to take a picture." Kuroko chuckled, turning laughter when the duo blushed as they once again realised their close proximity, their blushes deepened when they heard a click, sounding a lot like the camera on a phone snapping a picture. Kuroko pocketed the phone before lowering herself to her knees and beginning to untangle her children from Keito's webbing.
Once they were free of the webbing Kuroko picked Ranma up by the back of his shirt collar, ignoring his cries in protest, thrusting out another stream of webbing at the hog before heading in the direction of the pool, dragging the hog behind her.
"Come along Keito unless you want to be dragged again" Kuroko called, Keito's eyes widened before running up to her mother, not wanting to relive the embarrassment of being cocooned by her mother and dragged to river and forcefully bathed "Wise choice." She muttered.
Once at the pool she gave a strong tug on the hogs thread, pulling it to right beside her before releasing the webbing and lowering herself to her knees, glancing at her daughter.
"Okay, get in the pool." Kuroko instructed.
"But it's cold." Keito argued, glancing at the pool in question.
"Either you get in or I push you in." Kuroko stated, Keito's eyes widened before turning from her mother and beginning to remove her clothing , her cheeks tinged with a blush. Once unattired she stepped into the water, a shiver going through her body at the sudden cold.
"Good, now it's your turn Ranma." Kuroko stated before dropping Ranma to the ground, the raven haired youth turned to run only to be caught and pulled back by Kuroko.
"Hey Ranma if I have to endure this so do you." Keito laughed as she lowered herself to sit in the pool, beginning to grow use to the cool temperature, as she watched her mother drag Ranma back to her. Ranma muttered angrily as he removed his clothing and turned to step into the pool, cupping his crotch as he blushed only to be struck from behind and fly into the water head first, landing beside Keito and splashing her.
"Hey!" Keito complained as she wiped her eyes, Ranma resurfaced sputtering water.
"Hey what was that for!" the petite redhead cried.
"You tried to run." Kuroko answered simply for replacing her foot on the ground as she wore a playful smile. The adult Jorogumo then presumed to remove her own clothing and join her children in the cold water, letting her body lightly shiver at the first contact as she swam over the deeper end and beckoned them over, Keito began to swim over to her mother, Ranma turned her back on Kuroko, crossing her arms and pouting.
"You'd think she'd have learned by now." Keito muttered to herself, Kuroko giggled at hearing her daughter before launching her threads at Ranma, they connected to her lower back and she pulled Ranma over to her. The little girl began to flail her arms and kick her legs wildly until she struck Kuroko and came to a stop, stuck to her mother adoptive mother's stomach by webbing.
Kuroko then removed Ranma from her and set about cleaning her, very thoroughly, making sure that not a speck of dirt remained, Keito could only grow a small smile as she watched her little 'sister' get scrubbed by their mother, though already knowing she'd be subjected to the same torture it was all worth the amusement of watching Ranma try to swim away and escape Kuroko as she scrubbed her body clean. Images seemed to come to her mind out of nowhere concerning what had happened with the hog, when Ranma jumped on it.
'He tried to save me…and nearly died in the process, even after all the…unkindness…I've shown him.' Keito mentally sighed to herself, a light blush tinging her cheeks, which faded the minute she felt her mother grip her ankle and drag her in for her cleaning.
A/N Really, really sorry I have taken this long, debating a few things, hope you all liked the chapter, don't worry about permanent female Ranma I have a way around that so don't let that stop you from reading, thinking this will probably end up a RanmaxKeito fic but that doesn't mean I can't bring in another girl, I can't promise a harem pairing since I have never managed it but the base pairing will most likely be that one if it does happen, someone rose a valid point about yokai not caring about incest and besides they're technically not related. Once again I hope you all liked it, plz review and I am open to suggestions.
Thank you MilandaAnza for the tip for the pairing.
(1) I've researched several myths and legends of Jorogumos but there is never any mention of a male one, if you wonder then how do they have kids, legends say they take the form of seductive women and seduce males, normally humans according to myth.