A pericular dream leads Anna to talk to Tsuzuki about her dreams in college. A little drop of fluff for all.
Chapter Thirty-Two: Trust the Angel:
Darkness all around. Anna slowly opened her eyes. She felt a tightness around her neck. The woman’s eyes jerked forward. Violet blank eyes in front of her. Anna’s own eyes trailed down to her throat. He had tight, red ribbon wrapped around it. Anna looked up at him again. Nothing. There was nothing in his eyes. No malice. No sorrow. Just nothing./
Strangely, she didn’t fight back. She couldn’t explain why. Anna just let him strangle her. The ribbon tightened around her throat. Anna just shut her eyes.
/Tsuzuki held the ribbon around her neck until his beloved angel passed out. He let go of the ribbon and embraced her. He gave her a genital kiss on the lips.
Anna opened her eyes to the dimly lit room. She put her hand over her throat. Nothing there. Anna glanced beside of her. Tsuzuki looked so peaceful asleep. Confusion filled her mind. What was that about? To her journal.
The woman crawled out of the futon and over to her bag. Anna sat against the back wall and started writing.
Had another strange dream. Not about the woman in ribbons this time. This was different. My Asato-kun was strangling me. This is the strange part: he wasn’t doing it out of hate. There was nothing there. His eyes were just blank. Also, I didn’t resist or struggle. I just… let him strangle me. I don’t know why; I just did.
Anna read over her entry. No more words came to her. So, she closed her journal and crawled back into the futon. She huddled up close to Tsuzuki and closed her eyes.
A couple of hours later, Tsuzuki awoke. A warm smile spread across his face as his eyes rested upon Anna’s resting face. His fingers gently caressed her cheek. Anna’s eyes slowly fluttered open.
“Good morning,” Tsuzuki whispered. Anna managed a little smile.
“Morning,” she whispered. Tsuzuki gave her little kiss on the nose. It was then he noticed the doubt in her eyes.
“What’s wrong, Anna-chan?” the Shinigami whispered. The woman’s smile dropped. He saw right through her again. No use hiding from each other. Anna shook her head.
“Nothing,” she mumbled. “Just another strange dream again.”
Tsuzuki made a face at her. “About him again?”
Anna shook her head. “No, nothing like that.” She paused for a moment.
“I had strange dreams in college. They’re kind of hard to explain. One is always a woman wrapped in red ribbons.”
Tsuzuki looked puzzled. “What does that mean?”
Anna shrugged. “I’ve never been able to figure that out. They make no sense to me.”
“Did you see that woman again last night?”
Anna shook her head. “You promise you won’t freak out if I tell you?”
“Just promise me.”
“Alright, I promise.”
Anna still hesitated. She bit her lip as she lowered her eyes. “Well, I was dreaming that you were strangling me.”
Tsuzuki made an odd face. “Why would I do that?”
Anna shook her head. “I don’t know. There was nothing in your eyes. It was as if you weren’t there. On top of that, I didn’t put up a fight. I just let your strangle me until I passed out. Then, you let go of the ribbon you had around my neck and kissed me.”
Tsuzuki held her close to his body. Anna looked up.
“I would never try to harm you.”
Tsuzuki breathed in her hair deeply. “Anna-chan…”
“I trust you. Now and forever.”
“I trust you too.”
That didn’t do much to ease Anna’s worry one bit. She did trust him and she knew that it was the same case with him to her. That didn’t mean they wouldn’t be tested. That itself made the woman rather nervous.
“/Will I trust him enough not to kill me?/” she thought.
“Want to go away somewhere?” Tsuzuki asked her. Anna looked up at him.
“Hm?” she asked. “And go where?”
Tsuzuki shrugged. “Just anywhere.”
He kissed her on the head. “You trust me, right?”
Anna smiled to herself. “Yes, I do.”
Tsuzuki rubbed on her back. “Okay then. We’ll head out tonight.”
Anna glanced up at him with a strange look in her eyes. “Tonight? Why then?”
The Shinigami shrugged again. “Don’t know. Just felt like it. Trust me on this.”
Anna breathed out. “Okay, okay.”
Her man patted her on the head. “You won’t be disappointed.”
Anna smiled to herself again. “I know I will. I trust you after all.”