L5R : Jade Winds
She was sixteen, and she was not looking forward to the conversation. Her cousin Tamori Akemi had spoken to her, not as a friend, but as a junior Dragon Clan Magistrate. No one minded that Hotaka-chan was a frequent visitor to the Peach Blossom tavern. Everyone enjoyed his funny stories, and his boisterous laughter. But Akemi-san had been at pains to point out the risks associated with choosing Asako Hikaru as a drinking companion! No one was quite sure what the Phoenix Clan Courtier was doing in Yasamura, but it was unlikely that he would fail to take advantage of any opportunity to gain an advantage over the Dragon clan. Tamori has been polite, but formal. Now she must tell Hotaka to choose his friends more carefully lest her family be shamed.