In an effort ditch work, Tsuzuki takes Anna out for the day. Nice little fluff chapter for everyone
Chapter Fifteen: Nice Day Out:
If it's bitter at the start, then it's sweeter in the end.
--“Get Together” by Madonna
Tsuzuki’s perfect day would consist of feasting on sweets, drinking sake, sleeping, and a nine-hour sexual high from Anna—followed by some naked cuddling. But, there was a little thing called work preventing that. That cold shower reminded him of that. Well, time to pretend to be working. How to do that… Ah, a day out. Yeah, that works.
“So what are we doing today?” Anna asked as they walked out the front door. Tsuzuki thought about that question. He hadn’t planned for all of that. The Shinigami glanced over at Anna. Well, better say something. He shrugged at her.
“Just go anywhere,” Tsuzuki replied.
“Okay…” Anna replied. “That all?” Tsuzuki nodded.
“Pretty much…” he mumbled. They didn’t speak at first. Anna nodded without question.
“Fine,” she said. “Just walk around and do nothing. Right, okay.” Tsuzuki only eyed her.
So, here they were. Roaming Tokyo in the crowded streets and pouring rain. Looks like another all day rain. The couple stole quick glances at each other before looking forward. Japanese etiquette played in their favor. In Japan, heterosexual PDA was heavily frowned upon. Good for a forbidden romance such as theirs. Easier for them to slide all the way under the radar. Good for Tsuzuki and Anna all the way. Anna forced herself to a bit.
“Just two people walking,” she said.
“Yeah,” Tsuzuki agreed. “Two people walking.” Silence. They glance at each other again and looked away.
“So,” Anna said. “Where to now?” Tsuzuki shrugged.
“Anywhere, really,” he said.
“But where, exactly?” Anna pressed. Her boyfriend’s face dropped.
“Uh…” he said. Anna smirked at him.
“So in other words, you didn’t plan this properly, did you?” she pointed out. Sweat drop on Tsuzuki’s head
“No…” he wailed. “I’m supposed to be working. But…” His woman smiled as she figured it all out.
“So, I’m your excuse not to, huh?” she asked. Tsuzuki hung his head.
“I’m so sorry…” he mumbled. Anna gave him a sympathetic smile.
“There, there,” she said. “It’s okay.” The Shinigami looked at her.
“You mean it?” he asked. Anna smiled him in place of a kiss.
“Of course I do,” she said. Tsuzuki began to smile.
“See?” his girl said. “It’s better already.”
“So where do you want to go first?” he asked. Anna already had the perfect thing in mind.
“Just keep walking,” she said simply.
“And then?” her lover asked. Anna shrugged at him.
“Who can say?” she asked. Then, she began walking forward. Tsuzuki watched her in a new, odd sense of awe. “/Anna…/” he thought. The woman paused and glanced behind her.
“You coming?” she asked.
“Huh?” Tsuzuki asked, blankly. Her question finally sank in.
“Oh!” he replied, quickly. “Right! Wait up!” The Shinigami raced to catch up with his girl.