Hotaru breaks the good news to Tsuzuki and Anna. Afterwards, the couple celebrates their victory. Final surreal lemon of the story.
Chapter Thirty-One: Wild Irises:
Love me. At this moment we
Are the happiest
People in the world.
--“XXIX” from The Love Poems of Marichiko by Kenneth Rexroth 1978
The rain was soft this morning. Tsuzuki awoke expecting a sea of heartbreak. He looked over next to him in bed. Anna was still lying next to him, peacefully asleep. The Shinigami blinked hard. No, he wasn’t dreaming. Anna was sleeping next to him. But, that wasn’t all. He could hear her… breathing. Kimoto Anna was still breathing. Tsuzuki slowly put two fingers to her neck. Shock blew up in his amethyst eyes.
“/A pulse!/” he thought. His hand moved to her chest. He could feel her heart beating. Tsuzuki led there, amazed.
“/She’s still alive!/” he thought. A smile slowly spread onto his face. “/Well, what do you know?/” Tsuzuki thought. “/Tatsumi spared her after all!/” The Shinigami gently held his beloved’s hand under the sheets. The glow warmed up over him again. “/Anna-chan…/” he thought.
Suddenly, his princess slowly stirred awake. The Shinigami waited with a beating heart. Anna fluttered her eyes open. She looked around for a moment. Her eyes wandered downwards and then to Tsuzuki. Her boyfriend gave her a little smile.
“Hey,” he said softly. Anna blinked him a little bit.
“I’m still alive?” she asked. Tsuzuki nodded at her.
“Seems that way,” he said.
“But how?” his beloved asked.
“Hiya!” a voice whispered, cheerfully. The couple looked up to see Hotaru sitting on the foot of the futon, smiling at them.
“Morning Puppy-Boy!” she cheered. The loli demon turned to Anna.
“Morning gorgeous!” she said. Anna sat up and blinked at her.
“Hotaru,” she said. “What are you doing here? What’s going on? Why am I still alive?” The loli demon smiled at her.
“Easy now,” she said. “One question at a time.”
“Okay,” Tsuzuki said. “What are you doing here?” Hotaru smiled again.
“I come bearing good news,” she announced. The couple looked at her confused.
“What do you mean?” Anna asked. The loli demon leaned in close to the couple.
“While you two were…” she began. Hotaru lifted the sheet and peeked underneath.
“Hey!” Tsuzuki yelled as he tried to cover himself.
“Ooo,” Hoto-chan said. “Playing drill the pussy, I had a talk with Tatsumi.”
“You what?” the Shinigami asked. The loli demon nodded.
“Uh-huh,” she said. “He really does care about you. Anyway, I talked to him and you two can stay together for a long time.” She paused to wait for a response. The couple stared at her with big eyes. They didn’t know what to think.
“What?” Tsuzuki asked.
“How?” Anna asked. Hotaru tapped her nose and grinned.
“Anna here won’t have to be summed,” she said. “And that’s my secret,” Anna was about to open her mouth to speak, but Hoto-chan lightly put her finger to the woman’s lips.
“No thanks are really needed,” she whispered. “Just be good to each other, okay?” The couple nodded at her. Hotaru smiled at them cat-like.
“Good,” she said. “Have a nice day.” Then, the loli demon disappeared. The couple stared out into the empty space.
“Did we just…” Tsuzuki began.
“…Win?” Anna finished. Silence rushed into the room for a moment. The rush finally caught up to them. Smiles invaded their faces.
“Well okay,” Tsuzuki said. “Looks like you’re stuck with me now.” Anna glanced over at him.
“We still have the other problems to deal with,” she pointed out. Tsuzuki nodded.
“I know,” he said. Silence floated between them. Tsuzuki let go of her hand and touched her thigh.
“So,” he said as he gently rubbed her soft, creamy white, bare skin under the sheets. “What do you want to do now?” Anna gave him a little smile filled with mischief.
“What exactly do you have in mind?” she asked. Tsuzuki didn’t answer in words. He just leaned in and kissed her on the lips with a soft, feather-like kiss. Anna kissed him back. The victory celebration unfolded like a flower in bloom. Tsuzuki playfully pushed her back onto the futon. His beloved took him into her arms. The warmth of her soft, naked body under him stirred him awake down below with each kiss. He gently slipped his tongue into her mouth. Inch by inch, mind you. He felt like driving her mad this morning. He deserved a little fun after all.
The tip of his tongue finally touched the top of hers. Anna trembled all over under him. She arched her back to her lover’s contact in her mouth. Tsuzuki’s hands traced along her slender curved figure. His strong, gentle fingertips tickled along the bare skin. Anna slowly spread her legs wider for him to enter. Tsuzuki broke off the kiss and leaned down to her ear.
“It’s coming,” he whispered. “Hang in there.” The Shinigami licked her on the ear lobe gently for effect. Ann breathed in heavily. She shut her eyes tightly as she flushed soaking wet for him down below. Tsuzuki smirked at the aroused sounds she made under him. He ached to satisfy their over flooding needs. He kissed her again on the lips. His tongue dipped back into her sweet, waiting mouth. This time, Anna gave him her own tongue to play with. Tsuzuki happily accepted. As they kissed, his hands came to her hips and grabbed on tight. He lifted them up for the perfect angle.
Rain on a summer nightfall. Asato lied awake in his futon. His beloved Anna was leaving in the morning. This was the first summer that he ever felt happy. For years, the boy had been lonely. Sure, he had friends at school. But, they were city people. He was just the odd country boy out. Then, Anna came into his life. She opened the door to free living and new happiness. But now, she was going back to the city. So cold…
Asato shut his eyes tightly to block out the pain. His vision of Anna only increased. She seemed too real to him. He could even almost hear his angel’s voice right now.
“Asato!” she whispered. “Asato! Asato!” The boy quickly opened his eyes. Anna sat on his futon before him. Her friend stared at this angel in surprise. He blinked times in hopes that he wasn’t dreaming. She gave him a gentle smile.
“No, you’re not dreaming,” the girl whispered. “I’m really here.” Asato blinked at her, surprised.
“Anna-chan?” he asked. “What are you doing here?”
“Shhh,” she whispered as she lightly put her finger to his lips. “I came here to see you one last time.” Asato’s eyes widened. Anna smiled and kissed him on the lips. He happily kissed her back, confused. She playfully pushed him back onto the futon. Asato slowly took her into his arms. His beloved slid off his shirt and threw it aside. The boy looked up at her, surprised.
“Anna-chan…” he began to say. She lightly put her finger to his lips.
“Shhh,” the girl whispered. “You don’t want to wake up your folks, do you?” Asato quickly shook his head. His girl gave him a little smile. She leaned down and kissed him again.
“Just relax,” Anna whispered against his lips. Anna nodded.
“Okay,” he whispered back. “Take me, my love.” His girl kissed him in response. This time, he kissed back. Then, more kisses followed. Anna reached behind her and pulled her obi apart. She threw it straight to the floor. Asato took her kimono into his hands and slowly slid it off. He discarded the red silk in one toss. She sat before him in her underwear. Anna slid under the sheets with him.
“Better?” she asked.
“Oh yes!” Asato breathed out. His girl smiled at him again. She grabbed onto his sleeping shorts. The girl looked deep into his eyes.
“You want me to take these off, don’t you?” her eyes questioned. Asato looked at her in a dreamy way. Anna took the look as a yes. She took her sweet time sliding off his shorts. Her touch stirred him awake under the sheets like it normally did for the past few days. Anna giggled softly at the feeling.
“Oh, that excited, huh?” she whispered. Her sexy friend’s cheeks went bright strawberry. She giggled softly again.
“It’s coming,” Anna whispered. “Hang in there.” Anna took off his shorts and threw them out of the futon. She took his boxers into her hands and slid them off too. He lied there naked under her.
Anna reached behind her and began unhooking her frilly pink and white bra. Asato held up his hand.
“No,” he said quickly. The girl looked at him, puzzled.
“Why?” she asked. The boy gave her a naughty little grin.
“I can take it off,” he offered. There was a pause. Anna smiled as she removed her hands.
“Okay,” she said. “Undress me.” Asato smiled at her request. He reached up and told hold of her bra. He slowly finished unhooking it. She moaned aloud at his touch. Her panties became soaked rather quickly. Her boy slid off her bra and threw it aside. He looked up at her for a brief second.
“Am I doing this right?” he asked. “I’m not doing anything wrong, am I?” Anna shook her head at him.
“No,” she whispered. “You’re doing it perfectly.” Her lover began to relax. Asato traced his hands down her slender curved figure down to her hips. He grabbed onto her pink and white panties and slowly slid them off. He flung those out of the futon. Anna positioned herself on top of him just right.
“Hang on,” she whispered. Then, the girl got right to work on the ride. The young couple got lost in Aphrodite’s crimson-flooded ocean. The pleasure was birthed from Anna’s blood. Her pain and pleasure washed into waves of yellow, red, and pink. The ocean started off idle and sound asleep. Asato tried not to crush his angel’s wings any further. But, the heat made the innocent waves overpowering for the young couple. Anna succumbed to her own desire and let her body be controlled by Aphrodite herself.
Asato’s head got lost in a storm on emotions. This was all just new to him. He didn’t know how to jump on it at first. Neither one had any point of reference. They were just shooting in the dark. However, Asato began to get in on it and began to swim in their ocean lusty love. Pretty soon, the waves were caressing their golden sky.
When the last wave died down into the drying up sea, Anna collapsed into Asato’s tired arms. The newly made couple took a moment to catch their breath. When they had settled down, Anna looked up at her lover.
“I love you, Asato-kun,” she whispered.
“I love you too, Anna-chan,” he whispered back in the dark. They went to sleep in each other’s arms like that.
Tsuzuki and Anna cuddled up close to each other once the morning heat reached its breaking point. The rain outside was starting to cool it down. They shared another kiss on the lips.
“Good morning, Anna-chan,” Tsuzuki whispered. His girlfriend giggled and kissed him on the tip of his nose.
“I love you,” she whispered back. Tsuzuki gently pushed the woman’s bangs from her forehead.
“I love you too, Anna-chan,” he said back, softly. “I really do.” The rain replaced the silence for the rest of the morning.