"Your..." Viktor started, wanting to ask, before he realized that there was no point in questioning the existence of a dragon when he had his own creature to explain. Himari was eyeing him distrustfully, and even though she was small, he was getting the same protective vibe from her as he sometimes got from Minako. "Uh, yes," he said, backtracking a bit. "He told me his name is Domovoi. I guess he's... mine," he said, unable to think of a better way to explain the sense of connection he felt. The creatures seemed to be communicating with each other; Viktor could still hear Domovoi's voice in his thoughts, but he wasn't able to hear the responses. Apparently this telecommunication thing had limitations.
Wait, is she talking to you? he asked, projecting his thoughts just to be sure.
Domovoi voiced an affirmative and again made clear his sense of urgency that they move away from the shadow border as quickly as possible. We can communicate with each other, but only to one human - the one to which we are bonded. Similarly, he won't be able to hear me, Dom confirmed, gesturing with a tilt of his head. Viktor understood his meaning. Yuuri couldn't hear Domovoi any more than Viktor could hear Himari. That could make things complicated, but they would have to work with it.
She and I are in agreement, he pressed, flaring his wings. We should move. Now.
Just make sure she also knows my dog is not food, he replied, and Dom relayed the message with no small amount of amusement. "Come on, Makka," Viktor called, whistling, and Makkachin returned to his right heel. "I agree, I think we should move. You don't recognize this place?" he asked, just to be sure. It didn't look like any part of Japan he had been to, but Yuuri knew the country far better than he did. "It doesn't look like any part of Hasetsu to me, and it's the wrong climate for Russia this time of year. The last thing I remember... we were just heading home from Yokohama. We slept on the flight, and I woke over there," he said, pointing. Viktor kept a hand on the small of Yuuri's back, and was eyeing the borderland with trepidation. All of his intuition was flaring and warning him to stay back, and he kept a close eye on Makka as she trotted beside him, keeping her closer than he usually did via voiced commands.