Tsuzuki tells Anna about the breaking shield. But, does Anna want the kitsune free?
Chapter Three: Forbidden Taste:
Anna had to know about her current condition. Tsuzuki found his way back to Kimoto Manor that evening. He took in a breath and knocked on the door. Jules greeted him. The man blinked.
“Uh… is Anna in?” he asked.
“Who’s asking?” the girl asked.
“I’m her boyfriend,” Tsuzuki replied. The girl said nothing at first.
“She’s in her room,” Jules said at last.
“Okay…” Tsuzuki mumbled. He looked at her for a long moment. Jules sneered at him.
“What?” she asked. The Shinigami shook his head.
“Nothing, nothing,” he lied. The man hurried down the hall. He came to Anna’s room. Tsuzuki knocked on the door.
“It’s open,’ his woman said. Tsuzuki slid open the door and went inside. He found Anna sitting on her bed. She smiled in the darkness.
“Hey there,” she said. Tsuzuki closed the door behind him.
“Who was that at the door?” he asked.
“Seita’s school friend,” she said. “She came over for dinner.”
“Why is she still here?”
“Don’t worry. Anything else?”
Tsuzuki took a moment to think about that. “Oh yes. Is your laptop on?”
Anna raised an eyebrow at him. “Why?”
“I need to show you something.” Tsuzuki walked over to her laptop and moved the mouse.
“Let me log in,” Anna said. She crawled off her futon and went to her desk. Once logged in, Tsuzuki plugged in the flash drive. He pulled up the charts.
“This is Daisuke’s shield back in March,” he said.
“Okay,” Anna replied. Then, he pulled up the second chart. Anna squinted her eyes.
“Alright… what?” she asked. Tsuzuki turned to her.
“The shield is breaking down,” he summed up. The woman looked confused.
“How? Why?” she asked.
“When you almost died,” he said. The man waited for a response.
“Like when I was flogged?” she asked.
“Yes,” he replied. Anna nodded slowly.
“I see.” She sat down on her futon. Tsuzuki looked at her.
“You alright?” he asked. She didn’t speak at first. The Shinigami became puzzled.
“Anna? Are you okay?”
“This is my chance…”
Her eyes moved towards him in the dark. “I have a chance to fight back now.”
“What?” Tsuzuki began to get her drift. He shook his head. “No, no, no!”
Anna gave him an innocent look. “What Asato-kun?”
He crawled over to her. “Don’t do it!”
“Do what?” She pulled him in for a kiss. Tsuzuki tried to resist at first.
“What I think you’ll do.”
Anna giggled. “What do you think I’ll do?” She kissed him again on the lips.
Anna put her arms around his neck. “Don’t worry. I won’t be like them.”
“You don’t know that.”
She kisses him again. “Don’t you trust me?”
“Well yes, but…”
She kissed him again. “Okay then. There is nothing to worry about. I will be fine.”
“But why do you want to free your kitsune so badly, huh?” He kissed her on the lips as he asked her.
“Mmm. Because, I want to defend myself. I don’t want to be deadweight to you guys.”
“Aww, you’re not deadweight.”
“But I don’t want to be.”
“There are other ways to defend yourself.”
He plays with her hair as he kisses her again. “You’ll find something. You’re a smart woman.”
“Mmm.” They shared another kiss.
Tsuzuki gently nuzzled Anna’s ear. “Be careful with whatever you choose. Don’t lose yourself. We still have to get married.”
Anna gave him a little smile. “Of course. I know we do. I’m not going to stand you up.” She kissed him on the lips again. He chuckled at her.
“I will hold you to that promise.”
“Do as you will.” The kissing didn’t stop from there. He even stuck in some groping.
She’s still going to break the shield. He knows that he can’t stop her. But, at least he can distract his lady love for the time being. After that… as far as he knew, he better get ready for an uphill tango.