Dressed in her height school uniform, she felt confident. She would soon be eighteen. Than, she could legally marry.
School had been hard, but the Book of the four Gods had been far worse.
She had survived, and had won; defeating the most evil man she had ever known. He had died, and she had summoned Suzaku, sealing Seriyuu.
Thankfully, things had been peaceful since, as she had settled down with a normal life once more, which including dating Taka.
But, at last she could marry her beloved. After all, she wore her wedding ring, which was now her engagement ring.
Sitting in the park, she waited. With school out, she could relax.
She knew that it was now a matter of time before the consummated the relationship. With things being settled, she wanted to marry him in this world, knowing how her mother would react if she claimed Taka wanted to father her children. To her, Miaka was unmarried.
It had been hard to wait, very hard. But it would be worth it. She wanted her first time to be with Taka, as a virgin.
Since she would soon be old enough to marry, she decided to tell her mother the basics and that she would marry as soon as possible after her 18th birthday. She wanted to focus on being Taka's wife.
It had been so hard, since they had married in his world, but he had wanted her to have a life before they would settle down. Also, he wanted her to work hard, as he did see the value of getting educated. He wanted to be good provider.
At least her mother wouldn't be too shocked. Taka had made an effort to be on good terms with her family.
She blushed as she pictured being pregnant with Taka's child.
Smiling, she decided to get herself some ice cream.
Nearby, a tall blond lawyer typed on a laptop, talking to a client with an ear piece. Although a clear foreigner, there was nothing that looked insecure about him.
Although the man was speaking calmly and politely, there was something intimating about him. He looked …..almost dangerous..
The man looked well groomed, but there was something that spoke if hidden danger. The civilized appearance seemed to be a façade.
The man had been re born in another country, but knew what he wanted was in Japan.
Miaka smiled, licking her strawberry cone.
Not paying attention, she stumbled to avoid hitting a baby squirrel.
That was when her cone landed on someone wearing an expensive looking blue-black suit.
Miaka turned to apologize, but stopped.
The blond hair….
Scared hazel eyes looked into icy blue ones.
Miaka gulped. It had been almost three years since she had last seen him, and he had been killed.
Alexander smirked as he casually threw the cone in the trash.
"You ruined my jacket, how will you compensate me?" he asked calmly, but with a predatory glare that left her blood cold
Miaka backed up. She knew how cruel he could be, and he didn't appear to be any cuddlier that he had been the last time.
"Stay away form me" she whimpered.
Alexander looked down at her engagement ring. Miaka gulped. She remembered what he had done to her engagement necklace during that horrible time in Hokken.
She looked up and saw his eyes seemed just as cold as before. No compassion, humanity, or emotion…..
That was when he stood up. He gave her a flawless bow.
"How nice to see you again, priestess if Suzaku. I'm Alexander Cranston, but feel free to call me Nakago if you wish."
Miaka took a step back, wondering of she should try to run off. Could she even escape him?
Alexander looked her over, making her feel dirty. She resisted the urge to put her hands over her breasts.
To her shock, he simply chuckled.
To her shock, he reached into his pants pocket and pulled out business card holder and held out his card.
Slowly, she took it.
Miaka's eyes went wide as she learned her most feared enemy was a lawyer. As she turned to run, she felt his hand clamp down on her wrist before she could take a single step.
Yes, he was still cat quick. Bad for her.
That was when he pulled her back. Caught off guard, she didn't have time to react before she felt him pulled her to him, wrapping an arm around her waist.
The feel of his chest on her back…..he was just as strong as ever. And more dangerous.
Petrified, she froze, unsure of what to do.
To her shock, he calmly smiled.
"Wondering what I'm doing back from the dead my dear miko ?"
"To be very honest I have no idea why I was brought back, but it doesn't really matter now, does it ?'
He smiled as he kissed her neck, feeling her shiver.
"How is Tamahome ?"
"Stay away from him!"
"The business between us is none of your concern, so I advise you to mind your own business."
Miaka grabbed her bag and ran out of the park, feeling Alexander stare at her the whole time.
"He's back ?!"
"I killed him! Why didn't he stay dead?!"
"It just doesn't make sense. Could he have planned this all along ?"
"Who knows? Either way, I'm gonna need to kill him again."
After a sleepless night, she had decided to just confront him.
Everyone had fought for her, it was only right she fight this time.
So, she had gotten up early and decided to hunt him down.
It wasn't that hard, as all she had to do was look at the directory of every office, and narrow down her search.
By mind morning, she had found the right office.
Walking in, few notice her, as she took and elevator and made her way up to the 24th floor.
Gulping, she didn't bother to knock as she snuck past the secretary.
Walking down the hall, she found the room she wanted and walked right in, wanting to catch him off guard.
However, he seemed to ignore her, as he typed on an expensive looking lap top. Surprised, she just stared.
Even in this life he was still the very image of masculine perfection. But, his looks hid his black heart. He was demon in angel's clothing.
Shrugging, she closed the door. Looking around, he must be too distracted to notice her.
His office...it showed wealth and success. Everything looked so...modern. He himself looked like man of means. The suit ...
"To what do I owe the honor of the visit?"
Miaka jumped like cat. She looked behind her.
He was smirking, as he sat at his desk. Had he known she was there the whole time?
"I had other things to attend to, and I certainly wasn't going to stop my work for an intruder like yourself."
"I want you to leave me and my friends alone" she demanded.
"Hm, perhaps would you care to discuss this over lunch ?"
"I have the time, and we should talk. There an exclusive restaurant on the first floor."
He had begun to tidy his office.
"Try anything, and you'll pay!"
"Do you think badly of me ?"
"You're the Walking Icicle."
"Do not test my patience my dear miko."
"You're not a shogun, don't think you can ..."
Alexander gave her a smirk.
"I'm a lawyer, so do not get me angry."
The place was beautiful. It was the very definition of elegance and prestige. Live plants, fountains, fish tanks...
He got them a booth at the very back. She decided that since he would pay, she ordered the most expensive thing, lobster. He didn't show any protest, so she concentrated on her food.
It was ...so good.
As she ate she looked around. She knew she looked out of place. The whole place was full of all sorts of important people. And here she was, in her school uniform and odangos in her hair. Totally out of place.
He'd just brought her her to make her feel...awkward. She's seen the stares, and knew she wouldn't escape unnoticed.
Take the schoolgirl to the castle, and make her feel more grubbly...
She took a sip of her water and decided to put her time to good use. They still needed to talk.
"Why do you hate me so much?" she asked quietly. "All I want is to lead a normal life."
"Because you and that ...whelp destroyed my chances at victory. You need to pay for you insolence."
Miaka glared. He had been pure evil, with all the hell she'd been forced to endure because of him, especially that night in Hokken. She glared and fiery hazel eyes met icy blue ones.
"Considering the hell you put me thought...I'm glad you died!"
Alexander froze and pinned her with an icy glare. She froze as the look was filled with pure black hatred.
That was when his cell rang. His face went back and he quickly began to talk.
"I need to pick up something at my apartment."
"Aw, and you were such a gentleman. Treating me to such a nice meal, and now it's over so soon" she said her voice syrupy.
"Your coming with me, we still have more to discuss" he replied signing the waitress for the bill.
"No, go play like good boy" she replied as she took a sip of water.
"I hardly think I could be mistaken for a boy, don't you agree?"
Miaka began to chock and Alexander thumped her on the back, and she sputtered, gasping.
"Now, let's get going."
Meekly, she complied.
If it hadn't been for his quick reflexes...
She blushed as she followed m him keeping her eyes down and walking into a plant. Dirt spilled, making a mess.
That was when she felt him wrap an arm around her waist.
"I'm sorry, my fiancée is very tired."
"Fiancée? What the hell ?!"
Liquid silver, it was the only way to describe the color of his car.
She didn't know anything about cars, other than the basics. But a first glace told her that this car was...expensive.
His place was simple, but impressive. It was clear that the apartment had only a single resident, but it was clean and modern. There eve thing looked to be the best, and she wondered what the monthly rent would be. The walls were painted a pale grayish blue.
It wasn't decorated very much, except with a few geodes, fossils and paintings.
Does he have a maid ? I can't imagine he would actually do any type of housework.
"Feel free to look around, I need to make phone call." he said, walking into an efficient looking office. He began to set up his laptop.
She looked around Why not? And she was curious. Still, she had to be on her guard, she was in enemy territory.
One big room made up a living room, and had a kitchen with a small eating area.
Another room had been the office, and had several filled book shelves.
She yelped as she saw the bedroom.
It had huge king sized bed with blue-black bedding and nice bathroom with marble. The furniture looked...expensive. The whole room looked simple, but like it was in some type of high end resort.
She walked over and saw the dresser.
She blushed as she realized she was in the same room where he would be nude on occasion. She looked to her left and saw part of a bathroom.
She saw pulled back some drapes, and found a huge glass window that made up an entire wall. The view was amazing.
"Find anything of interest?"
She jumped like startled cat. How had he managed to sneak up on her ?
"Uh..." she said, as she smirked.
"Do you like my bedroom?" he asked, looking sly.
Miaka ran out, hearing him chuckle.
She froze when she saw the tea and cookies on a small table. When had he prepared them?
"I thought you would like something to drink."
"Uh, I'm still full from that lobster ..."
She looked on. What kind of cookies were those ? The looked weird.
Than she shook her head. She was in Alexander's apartment, and it was strangely like that time in Hokken...
She bit her lips, nervous.
There were two possibilities.
1. He was simply being hospitable (not likely)
2. He was up to something
She gulped as she realized that she was completely at his mercy. In his apartment.
She gulped. Coming here had been a mistake. She should've tried to escape...
She looked over. He casually poured the tea as she debated on running out, or trying to ... run outside and ...
When he picked up a cookie, her stomach growled.
She looked down, enraged. How could she still be hungry?
"Please, help yourself." he said, sitting down.
She found the sight of Alexander eating cookies somewhat fascinating. She didn't know why, perhaps it was because she had never seen him eat sweets, until now. It made him appear ... normal.
Miaka gulped. She slowly made her way over. Maybe she was just...paranoid. So far, he hadn't done anything.
"Um, what are those ?"
"Cookies, they were imported from England."
Miaka slowly picked one up and took a bite. Maybe she was just over reacting. He hadn't tried anything.
She sighed, in bliss.
The tea..it was...amazing.
She looked at the tea. Than, she shook her head and gasped. Her head was feeling fuzzy.
She felt petrified. She had to leave!
"You drugged me..." she said as tears fell down her cheek. Had he planned this all along ? Just when she was starting to trust him...
Feeling groggy. she stood up, and felt dizzy. When she felt herself fall, she felt Alexander catch her.
Miaka's worst fears were coming back. Would he finally rape her? She would be vulnerable and alone with him...in his apartment. No one would hear her scream.
She felt her blood turn to ice as she felt him kiss her on the lips, gently. She whimpered, but was to weak to fight back, not that she would've been able too.
Vaguely, she became aware that he had picked her up and had carried her into the bedroom. It was like that night in Hokken...
Only this time, no one would come for her.
Alexander smiled an angelic looking smile.
She closed her eyes and the last thing she felt was Alexander set her on the bed. A tear fell down her face as she knew that when she woke up, her virginity would be gone.
Miaka woke up.
She gasped as she sat up, noting she was still fully dressed.