Anna realizes that Tsuzuki's depression will burn her out soon if she doesn't do anything to fix it. But then, an idea hits her in the cold. Nice and short for all.
Chapter Twenty-Seven: Morpheus:
Tsuzuki and Anna left the tub at eleven o’clock. The woman took her time undressing him.
“I’ll hang up your clothes to dry,” she whispered as she undid his pants. “You just get yourself into bed.” Tsuzuki didn’t respond. He seemed numb again. Anna gave him a gentle kiss on the lips when she finished stripping him down. She gathered up his clothes walked back into the bathroom.
The tub was drained. Anna neatly folded Tsuzuki’s clothes and hung them over the shower rod. She couldn’t explain the day. They slept together, slept in, got up, got dressed, went out to dinner, and then made out in a tub of cold water. He was just trying to deal with his pain. Anna trembled. She couldn’t have him like this. His depression was starting to burn her out. There had to be something she could do. She just hadn’t pieced it together yet.
Anna slid off her short, black frilly dress and hung it up with Tsuzuki’s clothes. The cold finally hit her brain. She gasped as she moved around to keep warm. Anna grabbed her arms tightly. She closed her eyes and tried to imagine warmth. Suddenly, an idea flooded her mind. “/I think I might have a way to help Asato-kun tonight,/” she thought. The woman looked out the open door. Anna breathed through the cold. She reached behind her and unhooked her black cotton bra. The woman slid off her panties as well. Once she hung those up with the rest of the clothes, Anna shut off the light and left the bathroom.
Tsuzuki lied awake in bed. He felt cold despite it being another hot summer night. He seemed so lost. The man didn’t seem to know how to get back. Anna was giving it her all to save him from his old abyss. She didn’t deserve any of this. He was amazed that she didn’t walk away from him after two days. The Shinigami would probably leave himself if he could. Anna… Such a saint. She had to be. Why else would she be staying with him?
Tsuzuki peeked out from the under the sheets. Right then, he felt as if he was dreaming. His beloved Anna-chan stood before him naked. Confusion lit up on the Shinigami’s face.
“Anna-chan,” he whispered. The woman didn’t speak. She walked around to the other side of the bed and climbed in. Anna put her arms around his slender body. Tsuzuki tried grasp the gravity of this situation. His girlfriend rested her cheek against his bare back.
“Shhh,” she whispered. “Just stay still.” Tsuzuki lied there, silent. Anna didn’t look up.
“I only ask one thing of you,” she whispered. “Don’t look back tonight. Just close your eyes and take me in.” Tsuzuki shut his eyes and let the warmth of her body consume him. His breath relaxed as his mind went blank. Sleep peacefully washed over him. Anna held onto him tight as if to warm him up with her own body heat.
“Good night, Asato-kun,” she whispered with her eyes down. Then, Anna gently closed her eyes and went right to sleep. This wasn’t much, but it would have to do for the night.