Hey, I AM BACK. sorry for the long wait for this Volume. was working on them in my notebook.
Now enjoy this.
HUNTER AND VAMPIRE
Previously on Hunter and Vampire
After the fiasco with the Lance of Longinus, the group are back together and Asuka had decided for them to go back to Tokyo-3, not feeling as a Hunter as the rest of the Monastery. They did so, also bringing Hikari Hokari with them to act as a liege. Asuka went back to school, getting the shock of her life. Shinji Ikari had a girlfriend. What a girl to do? Meanwhile, two mysterious figures arrive in Tokyo…one of them bearing a grudge against Rei…
Jealousy and Love
NERV HIGH SCHOOL
Rei seated at her desk in the 2-A classroom, and was surprised Asuka seated beside her. She glanced at the redhead, curious but she quickly noticed that Asuka was upset about something.
"Asuka, is everything alright?"
"Everything is fine Rei," Asuka answered bitterly.
"Asuka, I'm serious," Rei calmly continued, "I can tell your upset by something."
Asuka didn't answer her.
Rei glanced toward where the three boys seated, noticing that they were talking in low voices, which she focused on.
"…supposed to know that she was coming back today? I saw her this morning, just as you did," Kensuke said.
"You don't think she is upset because of Miyuki?" Shinji responded.
"I think she's just in shock," Toji told him, "Don't worry Shin-man, she'll come around eventually…she's your best friend after all."
"Right, I suppose," Shinji murmured, absorbed in his thoughts.
So that's what's going on, Rei thought refocusing on the board, thought she hardly heard the teacher talking. A love triangle…at least, that's what it sounds like.
Rei realized that Asuka had a life before all of this building caught up with her. A normal life as every person in this Earth, having friends, happy memories…even crushes on boys…
A loud snap echoed within the classroom, and Rei blinked noticing that some of the students glanced back toward her. Glancing down, she noticed the pencil she was holding was in pieces. She might have been gripping on the wooden object tighter than she had first thought. Sighing, she knew that she didn't have much happy memories for someone who lived and walked the world as long as she had done. The only way a vampire could fully taste what happiness is, that would be like is to find a mate…something Rei had found already…but why wasn't she claiming what was hers? Why didn't she tell Asuka that the redhead was destined to be with her for eternity…
The vampire's head snapped toward the windows, red eyes narrowing. She was sure that someone had whispered her name…Shaking her head, Rei returned her eyes forward. Maybe that's why she couldn't tell Asuka that secret…
Maybe that's' the reason she can't forget that face from her memories…
"Where's Asuka?" Hikari asked.
"At school," Misato answered her, "That's where kids go to…"
"I know what it is," Hikari snapped.
"Her training must continue," Hikari told her, "She is in danger with vampires in the city hunting for her."
"Rei is at the school with her," Misato told her.
"You trust these bloodsuckers…"
"Not fully," Misato admitted, "Call it an old Hunter's instinct, but Asuka trust her, and I trust Asuka with my life. Weren't you Asuka's best friend back in the days?"
"She stopped being my friends the moment she chose those bloodsuckers," Hikari told her coldly.
Misato watched her.
"Tell me, is that the Hunter talking or Hikari?"
The young girl blinked, not understanding the question.
"Just think about that for a second Hikari," Misato told her, "Now, I've got something to do. You can watch TV and make yourself something to eat, if you're hungry."
Misato then left the apartment, leaving the young girl standing there still confused at her question.
At lunch, Asuka left for the girl's bathrooms, so that she could wash her face, hoping that what she had learnt today had been a nightmare…or a bad joke. But that didn't erase the image of Miyuki with herself all over Shinji. She knew Shinji since they were kids…they were best friends…
She heard the bathroom door open, and she composed herself until she caught sight of who it was in the mirror.
"What do you want?" she growled.
"Didn't expect to find you here crying Soryu," Miyuki said.
"I'm not crying," Asuka answered her, "Something you want?"
"Not from you," Miyuki sneered, "Now that I've got Shinji Ikari to myself."
Asuka feel her fists tighten at the mention of Shinji's name.
"Did you know he has the heart of an angel?" Miyuki continued, "But of course you wouldn't know since you've been nothing but mean to him…"
Asuka whirled on her, "He is my best friend."
Miyuki's eyes narrowed, "Is that what you call it? A best friend that disappear from his life without much of a goodbye, some friendship you've got with him Soryu. You have no idea how depressed he was…you almost destroyed him."
Asuka was shaking so much that it hurt. It was taking all her willpower not to bash that face in front of her…just to shut her up.
"He could have been your personal lapdog the way you treated him…"
One second Miyuki had a smirk on her face, the next her face was send sideway. The girl staggered backward, crashing against one of the stall door. Asuka blinked at the phenomenon, and realized that she was the one who hit her, since her fist was throbbing slightly.
"You don't know a thing about me or Shinji Miyuki," she said coldly, before stepping out of the bathroom, leaving the girl on the ground unconscious with a purplish bruise on her cheek.
Misato arrived at the Police Station, entering the building, then making her way toward her chief office and knocked.
"Enter," the gruff voice said.
"Hey chief, how has it been?" Misato said grinning as she entered.
"I'll be damned," the chief said, "Katsuragi…what the hell happened to you?"
"Family trouble chief…sorry I didn't have time to consult you," Misato said, "Kind of a last minute deal."
"Took you three months to take care of that?" the chief asked raising his eyebrows.
"To tell you the truth chief, wasn't sure I was going to come back," Misato told him, "That's what took me three months and I was hoping…"
"If you could get your old job back," the chief finished, "Be great to have you back, rather than that playboy we got in last week."
Misato frowned. "Playboy?"
At that moment, the office door was swung open and Misato turned around. There, stood a badly shaved man who looked ridiculously handsome with an ever charming grin on his lips. His hair was pulled back into a ponytail.
"Hey chief, Detective Kaji Ryoji is ready to tackle any case you've got," he said.
"Yes, Kaji I know," there is someone here I will like you to meet…"
"Kaji?" Misato breathed, as if she couldn't believe her eyes.
The man turned toward her, blinking for a few seconds before his eyes widened in shock.
The chief looked in between them, probably surprised at this turn of event.
"You two know each other?" he said, "Good, then you two will be partners. Save me the paperwork."
The two looked at the chief, simultaneously crying out.
Asuka was seating alone on a bench. She couldn't find Rei since the end of the class. Not under the tree where they first met, not at anywhere in the school. She could really have used the vampire's company right now then someone arrived to a stop in front of her bowed head.
She saw the two pant covered legs, and knew who it was before she even looked up.
"Can we talk?" Shinji Ikari asked.
DA DA DUN.