Yuki watched for a moment as the cat began to dry the remaining dishes in the drainer, moving expertly around the kitchen as he did so, before disappearing into the next room. He knew what he was looking for and where to get it, so he wasn't gone long. When he returned to the kitchen, Kyou was putting the last dish in the cabinet and Yuki caught his eyes when he turned around again.
[+purple "Let's have a brief lesson tonight and, if we need to, we'll finish it tomorrow,"] he suggested softly. Kyou didn't seem too displeased with this idea, most likely wanting to defeat the God at his own game. The cat was always up for a challenge, a trait that Yuki could admire. Not many were willing to fight to survive the way he had and the discipline to continue would be a great help to the cause.
The rat left the room and headed upstairs to his own room, waiting for Kyou to join him and close the door before sitting on the floor and setting a small box in front of him. Opening it revealed a deck of antique playing cards, most likely a Sohma family treasure. As Yuki took them out of the box the yellowed edges could be seen, the deck having experienced years of cigarette smoke and thousands of games. The game that the smaller Sohma was going to attempt to explain to his cousin was older than the cards were but American in origin. Hopefully Kyou could pick it up rather quickly.
The rat carefully picked out cards and laid them down in certain sets before lifting his gaze up to the cat once more. [+purple "The objective of poker is to win money by capturing the pot, which contains bets made by various players during the hand. A player wagers a bet in hopes that he has the best hand, or to give the impression that he holds a strong hand and thus convince his opponents to fold, or abandon, their hands. So let's pretend every person in the zodiac is around the table in a game, including you and Akito. Akito is a poker champion and our goal is to make him fold."]
[+purple "I've lain out all of the possible hands you can have in a game, from lowest to highest: high card, pair, two pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, full house, four of a kind, straight flush, and royal flush. Now, let's examine some of the family and what hands they have, as well as how good they are at bluffing. We'll start low with Kisa and Hiro; they have high cards and aren't much of a threat. They're not good at bluffing either, so we can eliminate them from the game. Kagura and Kureno have somewhat higher hands, let's say two pair, and are also terrible at bluffing. Are you with me so far?"]