“Can I see? Wait, there’s no shafts? it just.. grows in two colours?” “Er. Not exactly.” “The other humans’ plumage isn’t near this bright. Are you a born leader?” “HAH. no.” “It signifies caste, then? Or a mating display?!” “Not even close. I went out and paid an artisan to apply a harsh chemical to rip out my natural colouration, then apply this artificial one.” “That sounds.. unpleasant.” “Yeah it burned like a <<dog?>>, my scalp was tender for days after.” “If it doesn’t create any advantages, what’s the point?” “Ah, it just looks <<rutting>> <<cold>>. What other reason do we need?” “..humans are weird. .. .. .. do you think it would work on feathers?”
Sorry I know this is TRACED. So if enough people feel iffy about it (PM me if you do), I’ll take it down.
This is what I plan to do as “screencaps”. Idk I just don’t like colouring over the manga (it just makes it look weird imo) and how traditional it looks. So I figured to just trace over everything to clean it up a little.
If Izumo in the cute little cafe maid outfit was animated… I think this is what it would look like.
The colour scheme was taken from the next chapter’s coloured cover.