Anna courses Tsuzuki into a hard promise.
Chapter Eight: Fox Hint:
November 1st, 2009.
“Do you feel any different?” Tsuzuki asked at Anna’s lips.
His girlfriend gave him an odd look. “What?”
“You know… like being kitsune-like?”
Tsuzuki shrugged. “No reason.”
Anna still looked at him funny. “Well that’s an odd question.”
“I just keep thinking…”
Tsuzuki shook his head. “Nothing.”
Anna sat up. “Something bothering you?” Her boyfriend stared at her for a long time. How to put this without hurting her? Tsuzuki sat back on the futon.
“Uh… well…” he mumbled.
“Yes?” Anna asked. Tsuzuki breathed out and took her hand.
“Asato-kun?” his woman asked. “I don’t like when you’re worried this. Say something.” Tsuzuki looked her deep into the eye.
“Don’t lose yourself,” he repeated.
“I won’t,” Anna insisted.
“But how do you know that for sure?” he asked. His woman went quiet. Tsuzuki held her close to his chest. Anna felt him trembling around her. /Oh, this is serious/, she thought. The woman patted him on the back.
“Shhh,” she whispered. “We will be okay.”
“You sure?” he asked. She didn’t speak. Her eyes trailed to the blackened ceiling above. Oh boy. This is a right predicament.
“Asato-kun,” she said.
“Yes?” her man asked.
“Look at me,” Anna commanded.
“Just do it.”
Tsuzuki hesitated before complying. Anna had a somber looked on her face.
“Good. Now listen to me,” she murmured. “Listen closely now, you hear? If this kitsune invades my every being, kill me.” Tsuzuki’s eyes shot wide open.
“What?!?” he cried.
“Shhh,” Anna whispered. “It has to be you. You can’t hesitate on me. Just kill me quick, okay?”
“No arguments. Just say you will.”
“Just say it.”
Tsuzuki sighed with a heavy heart. “I promise I will kill you if the kitsune takes over your soul.”
“Thank you,” Anna whispered. She gave him a little on the hand. Tsuzuki felt his heart sinking again. He tried his best not to reveal his pain to her. Too late. Anna already saw it in his eyes. She leaned in close to his face.
“Don’t worry,” she whispered at his lips. “We won’t come to that point. We will be okay.” She gave him a little kiss on his lips. Tsuzuki kissed her back in desperation. He pushed her back onto the futon. She didn’t bother pushing him off. He needs confirmation right now/, Anna thought. /This will help him tonight. He slipped his tongue into her mouth. Anna only lied there and took it until they fell asleep in each other’s arms.
So calm. Anna opened her eyes. Calm nothing. Grass as far as her eyes could see. Sunflowers stood tall in bloom. The woman blinked.
I’ve seen this place before…/, she thought. Suddenly, footsteps caught her ear. Anna looked up and saw a figure walking towards a better look. The figure kept walking closer. Anna’s eyes shot wide open./
“Papa…” she murmured. A feathery breeze blew past her as memories of Daisuke flooded her brain. And then, he was gone…
Anna frantically looked around. “Papa?!?” she called. “Papa?!? Where are you, Papa?!? Papa?!?”
Tears and heartache filled her soul once again.