Second one of my series, "Ghost Doll." Anna gets the motivation for revenge against Haruka after she gets an e-mail to look up about her dead aunts. She turns to Tsuzuki and the Shinigami to help h...
Chapter One: Sisters:
“Promise me we will stay together forever, big brother.” He smiled and took her tiny hand./
June 1st, 2009. Anna’s motive for revenge began with an e-mail. She was looking around online one night when Yahoo mail said she had a new message. Curious, the woman licked on the alert. The address was from firstname.lastname@example.org. No Subject was the title. “/Huh?/” Anna thought. Instinct told her to delete it. But, curiosity won out. So, Anna clicked on the message:
Look up Kimoto Yumiko and Kirika.
Anna stared on for a moment. “/How do they know about aunts Yumiko and Kirika?/” she thought. “/And why do they want me to look them up?/” Seems off hand…
The woman opened a new tab and started her Google search.
“Kimoto Yumiko and Kirika,” she said as she typed it in. The suggestion box popped up. Anna’s eyes widened at the first suggestion.
“/Kimoto Yumiko and Kirika disappearance?/” she thought. She had heard of the stories, but that was all they were. Stories. Maybe not… Anna clicked on the suggestion. The results came up in seconds. Anna looked through everything. One link caught her eye. It was a case file from the police that had been declassified in the nineties. Anna paused for a moment. She was about to go deeper into the abyss. One click and it was all a one-way trip from there. Part of her screamed “run away.” But yet, curiosity ate at her psyche. There was only one way to fix that…
Anna clicked on the link. The page popped up in seconds. She read to herself in silence.
“April 26th, 1982,” Anna read. “Thirteen-year-old Kimoto Kirika reported missing. 137.16 cm, short black-brown hair to her ears, and skinny frame. Last seen in a white t-shirt, blue short shorts, pink sneakers, gold butterfly earrings, and a bright yellow shoulder bag, leaving her home in Arima, Kita-ku, Kobe. Case may be connected to older sister’s, Kimoto Yumiko, disappearance, two months prior. No word on Yumiko’s case.” Anna sat back in silence. “/Aunt Yumiko, Aunt Kirika…/” she thought.
She sat back in her chair. Anna looked at her bracelet. This used to be Kirika’s. Daisuke trusted his daughter with the jewelry. He had his reasons. Anna had heard stories about her father’s younger sisters. Daisuke spoke positively about them. But yet, he always seems so sad…
Then, a thought crossed Anna’s mind. “/What if…grandma killed them?/” she thought. Suspicion crossed her mind. It was possible. Haruka did have Daisuke killed that night ten years ago. What if she had her killed for the same reason? Anna toughened up with her thoughts. She would have to tell Tsuzuki in the morning.
Meanwhile, Emiko and Hotaru lied in bed together after sex. Hotaru was just about to go to sleep. Emiko had just shut her eyes when a great idea crossed her mind. She quickly opened her eyes and rolled over.
“Hoto-chan,” she whispered as she gently tapped her girlfriend on the arm. “Hoto-chan, get up! I have to tell you something!” The Loli Goth mumbled to herself annoyed as she woke up.
“What is it, Emiko-sama?” she questioned. Her girlfriend smiled at her.
“Got a great idea!” she whispered. Hotaru looked at her oddly there.
“What?” she asked. Emiko smiled at her in the dark.
“You notice how Anna and Tsuzuki seem so close together, right?” Hotaru thought about that for a second.
“Yeah, why?” Emiko leaned in close to her face.
“I think, now go with me here, okay?” Hotaru nodded at her.
“Okay, I am following.” Emiko smiled and took a deep breath. Hotaru watched on, now intrigued. This must be /big/! Emiko prepared to talk. Hotaru waited. Her girlfriend grinned at her latest developing plot. She leaned in close to her girlfriend’s ear.
“Let’s hook them up in a steamy love relationship!” Hotaru turned to her, looking uneasy. The butch demon noticed her face.
“What’s wrong?” Hotaru shrugged.
“I’m not sure this is a good idea.” Emiko looked at her funny.
“What do you mean? It’s perfect!” Hotaru shrugged.
“What if it doesn’t work? What if something goes wrong?” Her girlfriend sat up some.
“Hoto-chan, this isn’t like you. You’re usually on-board with my matchmaking schemes.” Her girlfriend shrugged and shook her head.
“Just what?” Hotaru shrugged and sighed.
“They both are emotionally damaged people!”
“Exactly! Tsuzuki and Anna would be perfect for each other! They could fix their damage with love. We won’t even have to try at all with hooking them up! They can already connect with each other. We just need to get them to see that!” The loli demon looked at her still.
“You promise?” Emiko gently took her hand, smiling.
“Of course, I do!” Hotaru thought about the pitched scheme for a moment. Her girlfriend waited while she thought long and hard. Emiko needed her lover on this latest plan. “/Come on,/” the butch demon thought. “/Please say yes! Please say yes!/” Hotaru finally turned to her.
“Okay, how do we get them to see their feelings for each other?” Emiko grinned at her wickedly.
“By power of suggestion, my sexy friend!” Hotaru grinned in mischief. Emiko nodded at her.
“See? You’re loving my brilliant plan already!”
“Mmm-hm!” Emiko lightly kissed Hotaru on the nose.
“We start tomorrow!” she announced in a whisper.
“Roger!” Hotaru replied with another nod. They shared one more kiss before falling asleep in each other’s arms. Here began two new missions by sunrise.