A/N: Alright, buddies. It's time for review answering.
zen neeon: I don't mean it to be a harem story, but with the settings and the girls, it's hard not to do so. Nonetheless, I will try my best to make it a pure RubyxTsukune as much as possible.
lelouch vi britannia: It's funny that you took the name of my most favorite anime character. You seem to be a very picky person yet left such a short comment behind. If you have any good ideas, please contribute to me. I'm not the kind that takes insults at heart.
The queen of ice MIZORE: umm... thanks, I guess?
direwolf: Well, I'm definitely still alive and still writing fics though I only upload once in a while. Anyway, Tsukune may be funny in this fic, but I making him have a dry sense of humor, if you do understand what it means.
Crest Power Combining: Thank you, and too bad that all your guesses are wrong. This is one more hint: the visual novel that she comes from is Demonbane (this is practically giving you the answer).
That's it. Have a good day and hope you enjoy this verse.
| VERSE |
| 3 |
Troubles, Headmaster, and Yuki-Onna
The Youkai Academy definitely deserved its title and its reputation, for the staff building itself was even more eerie than the scenery outside, with pitch dark hallways occasionally littered by some Middle-aged candle lights, sounds echoed monotonously whenever someone walking, and most of all there were many sounds of whispering coming from the walls as well as the doors. In other words, it was a perfect haunted house, for the humans anyway.
Right now, a group of people was treading down the path to the most secured and mysterious room of the whole staff building: the Academy's Headmaster room. Leading the group was a man with blond hair and two black dots above his amber eyes. He is Kuyou, head of the Public Safety Committee, a fearsome man who was not only known for his power as an S-class monster, the youko, but also his ruthlessness and sadism. Trailing behind him were three of our oh-so-favorite characters: Tsukune, Ruby and Moka, with Moka standing between the two. And lastly but not least were Kuyou's right-handed subordinates: Keito and Deshi Deshiko.
All of them were walking quietly, with none trying to make any sound aside from the constant clapping of their boots against the floor. The unnerving silence continued until they stopped right in front of a huge door, signifying that they have reached their destination. Kuyou stepped ahead and lightly knocked on the door, awaiting the order from the person inside.
Meanwhile, Tsukune finally spoke up, though it was a bit weak compared to his normal self.
"Umm... Ruby. Can you please forgive-?"
"Hentai." The raven-haired girl interrupted, not letting her childhood friend finish what he had in mind. Her voice contained visible anger as she didn't turn her head in Tsukune's way.
Moka, who had been nervous the whole time, was confused in finding a way to settle the dispute between her two new friends as she glanced back and forth in discomfort. The pink-haired girl then sighed, remembering how things had come to this.
Earlier that day
In spite of all the fusses, Tsukune, Ruby and Moka – the pink-haired girl soon awoken after getting back her seal – were able to attend the entrance ceremony just in time, much to the witch's dismay. At the moment, they, like any other student presenting in the auditorium, were listening to the speech of Youkai Academy Student Council's president, who had introduced himself as Kaneshiro Hokuto.
Ruby was not the type of person who prefers to gain attention from other people, especially in such a crowded place. However, reality wasn't that kind as there were many – and by saying 'many', I meant A LOT – pairs of eyes locking on her location.
The situation could be explained by lots of reasons, such as: her and Moka's – who was sitting two chairs away from her – beauties, Ruby's Gothic Lolita clothes which was not the standard school uniform, etc... etc... But the most logical reason should fall onto the person next to her: the sleeping and loudly snoring Aono Tsukune.
Perhaps it was due to the boring speech, perhaps it was due to his nature of not able to stand still for a second – like a monkey. Nonetheless, the boy was fast asleep as soon as the president started talking on the stage. Even Moka have to give out a sheepish and reluctant smile as she didn't know what to do with our not-so-mediocre boy.
Not wanting to add any more attention and disturbance, Ruby gently – or at least she tried to, since she always handled Tsukune roughly – shook the brown-haired boy out of his slumber. But the result of that was quite unexpected.
Instead of waking up, Tsukune just rolled his head to the right side, where Ruby was sitting at, and slid down onto the latter's chest, grabbing both of her marvelous bosoms in his hands. The raven-haired witch widened her eyes at that point.
Worse, he squeezed them, making Ruby let out a surprised but also excited moan. The sheer sight of it had caused many healthy males to have a nosebleed while others fazed, those that couldn't resist of fantasizing the well-developed peaks in their own hands.
And worst, the brown-haired boy had chosen that exact moment to open his eyes. When he looked up at the girl beside him, he saw that Ruby's face was flushed with slight pleasure. But she immediately changed her expression to a scowling one, despite the red hue lingering. Then Tsukune looked down at his hands, which were still hanging onto her breasts.
The brown-haired boy instantly jumped up and thrust his arms around frantically as he saw that Ruby had pulled out her wand.
"Wait! It's an accident. I swear that I didn't do it on purpose..." Tsukune spoke as he recalled the softness of her mounds, and he finished with a purr. "...though they felt really nice."
Well, he shouldn't have said that, for it only made the witch angrier than normal as there were visibly white steams coming from her head. Ruby then summoned six black bird wings, and each feather extended with sharpness rivaled that of a blade. The raven-haired girl looked almost like a black angel, except that this angel gonna murder someone in cold blood, although that was a bit exaggeration.
Still, Tsukune knew better than anyone else that he had no choice but to run for his dear life. And he did just that. However, before he ran, for some unknown reasons, the brown-haired boy had managed to take off the Rosario on Moka's neck, which in turn unsealed the pink-haired girl into her Inner Vampire self.
Tsukune must be insane, or at least he wasn't really himself at that time, because instead of one, there were two enraged girls chasing after him: a vampire and a witch. His situation might not be so bad if you considered that both of the two girls are glamorously beautiful, but the fact that they all want to have his blood on their hands could make even the most aroused male shrink back in fear.
The brown-haired boy wasn't the only person in bad luck – although he had miraculously dodged all of them so far – as there were many unfortunate victims that got trampled in the vampiress' kick and cut by the witch's feathers. The situation soon turned into chaos as many trouble makers among the students used this opportunity to unleash their monster selves and wreak more havocs than what the vampiress and the witch had done.
The mess became so escalated that the Public Safety Committee and Kuyou had to step out themselves and bring order back to the auditorium, as well as arresting all the unrest creators, which included the trio with Moka mysteriously having her Rosario back on. After hours of 'peaceful' and 'friendly' interrogating to each and every single person, it was decided that the ones who initiated the chaos were Tsukune, Ruby, and Moka.
Just as people expect for the most horrific punishment that those trio may receive, for Kuyou's reputation wasn't really that... nice, a sudden direct order came from the Headmaster said that he wanted to meet the three of them in person. And Kuyou, begrudgingly, had to obey the order since he didn't want to evoke the mighty Exorcist's wrath.
Back to where we were
Now that everything had been explained, they were waiting in front of the Headmaster's room, with none of them trying to stir anything up aside from Tsukune's earlier attempt of apologizing. When the quietness was reaching the point of unbearable, a lowly hoarse voice, yet instinctively authoritative, spoke out.
Following that allowance, Kuyou opened the door and led the group inside. Just like the other corners of the building, the Headmaster's room was also shrouded in darkness with only two candle lights glittered at the sidewalls. A long, elegant desk was placed in the middle of the room, and sitting behind it was a man wearing white robe with a Rosario necklace. He was none other than the infamous Mikogami Tenmei – commonly known as the Exorcist – and Headmaster of Youkai Academy.
Tenmei's presence seemed to be imposing and powerful, for there was no one making a move after witnessing his eerie glowing eyes and creepy grin. A few seconds later, Kuyou finally cleared his throat and spoke up.
"Mikogami-sama, I have brought the three of them here, as you wished."
The Exorcist didn't reply. Rather, he studied the three people who were responsible for the entrance ceremony's crash. Then his grin grew wider as he asked.
"Tell me kids, who was the first one started everything?"
Upon hearing that question, Ruby, still hadn't turned her head at Tsukune's way, immediately pointed to the brown-haired boy, who was now groaning in annoyance. Moka also did the same, though she was somewhat more reluctant than the raven-haired witch.
Tenmei let out a chuckle at the two girls' responses while he relayed a new order to the Public Safety Committee.
"You can leave now, Kuyou." The Exorcist then glanced at the girls and told them. "Akashiya-san, Toujou-san, you two can leave as well. If you want to know where your classroom is, please visit the Faculty Room on the first floor."
The youko didn't really want to leave the room for he was curious in knowing what had made Mikogami interested in the trio. However, he decided not to push his luck further as he, unwillingly, bowed.
"As your order, Mikogami-sama."
Soon, Kuyou and his henchmen walked out of the Headmaster's room, albeit not without giving a suspicious look at Tsukune, who shall be the only one left since Moka and Ruby also retreated from their position right after the Public Safety Committee crew.
When the room became vacant and silent again with the brown-haired boy standing in front of Mikogami, the Exorcist laughed lightly as he addressed the former.
"Always the ruckus maker, aren't you, Your Excellency?"
Tsukune didn't say anything as he plopped down onto one of the guest seats, then he placed his feet on the desk's edge like a delinquent and lean back, enjoy the comfort that the chair brought him.
"So you are running a school now, eh Mikogami?" The brown-haired boy quirked an eyebrow as he talked. "When I first heard of this, I was a bit surprised myself. Though with your unpredictable personality, I guess it would be normal."
"I'm only doing what I thought you would approve of." Tenmei stood up and turned around, facing the faintly revealed window while continuing. "Still, I am amused that you have already befriended Akashiya Moka."
"You knew her personally, right?" Tsukune asked, with the question sounded more like a statement. "I thought so when I saw that look on your face."
"A... friend of mine had entrusted her to me for the time being." Mikogami said, unusually hesitated for a moment there.
The brown-haired boy noticed this, but he let go of the issue since there always was something that people would avoid talking about. Instead, he gave out a vague comment.
"No wonder why she was all alone here. Those arrogant vampires would rather seclude themselves than trying to blend in the monster's society, which is pretty much of the reason why I hate them."
The Exorcist then turned around and spoke, his voice was hard to identify any emotion in it.
"May I ask you for one selfish request of mine, Your Excellency?"
"Speak your mind, Mikogami. I always allow you doing so, don't I?"
Tenmei contemplated the decision of talking about his request. In the end, he gave it a go.
"Could you... keep an eye on Akashiya Moka for me?"
"No problem, but why?"
"With my responsibility as this academy's Headmaster, it would be difficult to put on a constant surveillance of her. Furthermore, I couldn't truly trust anyone else for this task other than you, My Lord."
"So... Basically, you are asking me to be your errand boy?"
"Of course not, Your Excellency. I would never overstep the line between order and insubordination."
The brown-haired boy threw his gazes around the room as he pondered Tenmei's request, then he shrugged his shoulders.
"I don't see any reason for declining that. Besides, there is also something about her that I want to find out myself."
Mikogami was on the verge of asking Tsukune what that 'something' was. But he was able to prevent himself from doing that by diverting the topic.
"That aside, may I ask who the witch Your Excellency went with was? She seemed to emit a familiar aura."
"She is Rangda's adoptive daughter, or used to be." Tsukune replied while casting his eyes on the room's ceiling, not particular focusing in anything around him. After sensing a slightly confused expression from Mikogami, the boy carried on. "The elder witch died two years ago, leaving her daughter in my care."
"Death, huh? So time had finally caught up to her." The Exorcist spoke sentimentally as he surveyed the school through his window again.
Tsukune lifted his legs off the desk, stood up and stretched his back. Then he jogged casually toward the door as he uttered.
"Consider yourself lucky that I am your contractor, or else you would have followed her steps, if not sooner."
"You spoke as if you wanted to sever our contract, My Lord."
"Nope. It's only your imagination. Besides, despite your annoying attitude, I still need you for your service and loyalty to us." The brown-haired boy said as he opened the door. And before he stepped outside, Tsukune left another vague comment behind. "By the way, the Student Council's president – Hokuto isn't it? – he is a freaking liar, and the same also apply for that little four-tailed fox."
The room became silent once again. Mikogami didn't say anything, until he realized that Tsukune must have crashed the entrance ceremony on purpose due to his last comment. The Exorcist mumbled in agreement.
"Indeed, My Lord... Indeed."
Tsukune poked his head inside the dimly opened slide-door of the Faculty Room, hoping to find his two girls there. However, it seemed to be empty at the moment for there was no one inside.
Then suddenly, a woman with light brown hair, golden eyes and a tiny mole below her mouth popped out of nowhere and adjusted her glasses as she examined the boy, who was now staring her – both her face and the bouncy watermelons hidden under her very tight blouse.
The woman smirked at his gazes before whispering in a seductive voice.
"What are you doing here, boy?"
Tsukune blinked his eyes a few times, and then he smiled sweetly as he spoke like a gentleman.
"This humble individual is Aono Tsukune, a freshman. May I ask who are you, my beautiful lady?"
"Ho ho, quite a flirtatious boy, aren't you?" The woman chuckled at his boldness, and then she introduced herself, still keeping her seductive voice. "My name is Ririko Kagome, a Math teacher, little cute boy. Do you need something from the Faculty Room?"
"Well, I want to know what class I am in. Would you mind looking it up for me, Ririko-sensei?"
"Oh my, if my memory serves me right, aren't you the one who was called to the Headmaster's office?" Kagome said as she had already made her way to the teacher's desk and checked out the students' list. "Here it is: Class 1-3. You had better get going now. The class' session had started one hour ago."
"Arigatou gozaimasu." The brown-haired boy bowed as he excused himself, although the busty teacher had called him back.
"Neh Tsukune-kun, I'm kind of interested in you. I hope we would have fun really soon." Kagome practically purred in the boy's ears while her boobs were pushing against his arms intentionally, which would no doubt send shivers down a male student's spine, as well as an arousal in a certain part of his body. But in Tsukune's case, it didn't appear to have any effect as he politely replied.
"I'll keep that in mind, Ririko-sensei."
With that, the brown-haired boy quickly withdrew himself from the over-friendly-touching and sprinted out of the staff building as fast as possible. Kagome watched his back as her hand traveled down the helm of her skirt, her mouth muttered in ecstasy.
"Aww... if you act like that, it will only make me want you even more."
It was the first day of the school year, and like any other normal highschool classes, the homeroom teacher was introducing herself to the class' members.
"Hello everyone! Even though our schedule might have been screwed up a bit, but still... Welcome to Youkai Academy. I am Nekonome Shizuka, your homeroom teacher."
Yeah, it sounded alright, if you didn't include her squinty eyes, her cat-ears-shaped hair, and the tail that kept twitching on her butt. But that wasn't the end of her speech.
"I think you all may have already known, but this school was built for the sake of monsters to attend. Our current problem is that the Earth had come under the control of humans." The blonde teacher said as she constantly knocked the board with her stick. "Therefore, we monsters have no choice but to coexist with humans in secret. At this academy, you will be studying 'How to coexist with Humans'. So for that reason, as a school rule, you all will live your lives at Youkai Academy in human form."
Ruby was listening absentmindedly, while Moka was writing everything down her small notebook. Being a boundary creature between human and monster, it was easy for the raven-haired witch to live normally among human as she possessed an identical human form. All it took of her was to restrain from using magic in crowded places, though while in Tsukune's presence, it might be a little harder for her to do so.
"Do you understand? It's a matter of being able to disguise yourself as a human! This is the foundation of coexistence. You are never to allow any of your fellow students to know your 'true form'. Are we clear?"
However, most of the students were ogling at Ruby and Moka, to the point that it was impossible to ignore them. Perhaps it was due to their astounding beauties, or the aftereffect from the entrance ceremony incident. Some of them were whistling, while some were even drooling, which earned disgusting looks from other females. And as a result, they paid little attention to what Shizuka was talking, although there was one male student responding to her.
"Hey teacher, would it not be better for us to eat up those puny humans..." He licked his lips as he looked at Ruby and Moka. "...and in case of beautiful girls, better to molest them?"
"Oh." Shizuka blurted out, as if she had just remembered something. "Actually, here at Youkai Academy, the teachers and students are all monsters. There is no human here. Since this academy is within a secret sacred world, to those humans who come to know of our existence, we will bring them death... or something similar to that."
"D-Death?" Moka stuttered as she was clearly uncomfortable with such cruel word spoken so casually. But Ruby, who was sitting next to the pink-haired vampiress, wasn't listening anymore as she looked out the windows and muttered.
"Tsukune... I hope you are fine by yourself there ..."
In the end, Tsukune didn't come to class, which made Ruby and Moka go back to the girls' dorm by themselves. On their way, however, they met the brown-haired boy again. And despite all the pleading, begging, vowing, Ruby wouldn't forgive him no matter what, as she walked away without regret, while Moka crouched down to where the boy was laying – even though it is called 'laying', he had a habit of squashing his face on the ground whenever Ruby was mad at him.
"Are you alright, Tsukune-kun?" the pink-haired vampiress asked in her genuine concern. But the boy, still hadn't lifted his face up, mumbled vaguely in return.
"Would you leave me alone for a while, please Moka-chan?"
Hearing that, the pink-haired girl reluctantly stood up, not being sure about letting Tsukune all alone by himself in the middle of nowhere, except for the cracked creepy graves that laid along the road.
"Well then... I'll be going now. See you tomorrow, Tsuku–" Moka wasn't able to finish her last word because she bumped at someone's chest while saying her parting speech.
That 'someone' had rudely grabbed Moka's wrists in both of his hands as he spoke aggressively.
"You are called Akashiya Moka, are you not? I am your classmate Komiya Saizou. Why don't we go off somewhere with just the two of us and have fun?"
Moka realized that it was the boy who ogled her in class while talking about molesting girls. She tried to free herself from his grips, but Saizou appeared to be much stronger than her – in her sealed form anyway.
Tsukune, upon noticing a turmoil taking place on the background, immediately rose up and swiftly placed himself between Saizou and Moka, briefly surprised the former to let go of the latter. However, that turn of events did not satisfy the taller guy one bit as he growled angrily.
"Get out of my way, you scummy garbage."
The brown-haired boy didn't comply with Saizou's threat as he backed away slowly while whispering in Moka's ears.
"Please run, Moka-chan. I will catch up to you later."
By now, Saizou had already changed himself into his true form, with his muscles growing a lot bigger, his skin rupturing, his claws sharpening, and his tongue lengthening like a snake's. He shouted with such voice that could shake the earth around them.
"You dare interfering with my prey!"
Meanwhile, Moka tried to protest against Tsukune's request, only to be shut up by his next words.
"Don't worry about me. I'll try to resolve this peacefully as much as I could."
The pink-haired girl glanced worriedly at Tsukune, then at their transformed classmate. But after she had a glimpse at the brown-haired boy's determined eyes, all of her hesitance got swept away as she ran without looking back to her dorm.
Of course, this didn't end well with Saizou as he roared.
"I'm gonna shred you into pieces!"
"Before we get to that..." Tsukune calmly replied as he watched Moka's back fading from his view, not a bit affected by the fury that almost ripped through the air behind him. "...I'm glad that we are alone though."
"What do you mean?" The questionable expression was evidently showed on the monster's face.
"Because no one will know how come you are absent from school for the next 2 months, or do you prefer it to be 3 months?" Tsukune asked as he twitched his head slightly. He didn't even bother to hide the casual grin on his face.
"Are you trying to scare me to death?" Saizou snickered, not believing that a 'scoundrel' like the brown-haired boy was capable of defeating him in strength combat.
"Nope, I'm just stating a fact." Tsukune said as he turned around completely and faced the monster. "I do hope that you have prepared everything you need to stay at the hospital." He finished with his eyes closed and a sweet smile. Unbeknownst to Saizou, that smile was the last thing he would wish to see, had he foreseen the things that were going to happen.
It was the next day very early in the morning – the time that not even an honor student would wake up at – and of all things he could have been doing, Tsukune was fishing.
Yep, you heard it right. He was fishing.
It sounded weird, if not – frankly speaking – stupid when you took a look at him, sitting on the cliff's edge, holding a professional-looking rod for fishing with the line strained down at least 50 feet to where it reached the water's surface.
However, the brown-haired boy paid little mind about how people would react, or what he could possibly gain from the deep red sea that seemed to reject any life form. All he cared about was... fishing, and the relaxation of the activity itself. As if to accompany that train of thought, the boy started to sing in such a carefree way, not even a bit embarrassed at his own fake-childlike voice.
...The stars lean down to kiss you...
...And I lie awake and miss you...
...Pour me a heavy dose of atmosphere...
...'Cause I'll doze off safe and soundly...
...But I'll miss your arms around me...
...I'd send a post card to you, dear...
...'Cause I wish you were here...
Tsukune stopped his musings abruptly as he felt that something was tugging at his bait. He quickly pulled the rod as well as rolling the reel, then release it and pulling again right after. The loops repeated for 5 more times until the tugging force died down, the boy slowly rolled the line up this time, without the necessary use of power.
What he didn't expect, was instead of a supposedly fish – or something along that line – he got a beautiful woman with long swirly violet hair, deep red eye, fish-like ears, pale blue skin and a fin on top of her head. She was wearing a long dark blue skirt, and nothing was covering her upper body as there were only tattoos drawing through her shoulders, her arms, circling around her voluptuous breast and perky nipples. Tsukune immediately realized that it was an Undine, a water spirit. (A/N: If you can't imagine how she looks, she was the summoned spirit Undine from the Tales of Symphonia game)
The Undine was staring intently at the brown-haired boy's face while she was still biting at the fishing rod's bait. Instantly after that, she slapped Tsukune's cheek, let go of the bait in her mouth and dived back into the water.
The boy could only stand there, mouth agape in shock. It took him a while to mutter while easing the pain on his cheek.
"What the heck was that for?"
Tsukune shook his head, trying to clear off any lingering thoughts about the earlier encounter and positioned himself as he tossed the bait behind him, readied for another catch.
Suddenly, something caught the corner of his eyes. When he glanced at the forest behind him, it was quiet and void of any living beings except for the dead trees. Nonetheless, the brown-haired boy still shouted out.
"Please come out. There's no need to hide from me. I won't hurt you."
The quietness continued for a few minutes, and it almost seemed like Tsukune was imagining things. But the boy remained patient, not straying his gaze away from the forest, until a foot appeared behind a tree, followed by the steadily revealing body of a girl.
She was... pretty, in her own way, with shoulder-length light violet hair, pure blue eyes, and skin that was as white as porcelain itself, making her seem so fragile even under normal circumstances. The girl was wearing light brown pleated checkered skirt like the standard school uniform, but other than that, it was entirely different, with her white sweatshirt connected to long dark blue sleeves, a black singlet underneath, and a yellow pendant over her neck. As if to accentuate her slender, smooth legs, she also wore long dark and light purple-striped stockings with white shoes and a belt tied to her left leg.
None of them – the brown-haired boy and the violet-haired girl – speak up as they continued to spend 5 minutes in silence and staring contest. In the end, it was Tsukune who broke the stalemate.
"Oh... Hello, who might you be?"
The unfamiliar girl squirmed – a bit uncomfortably, if I may add – making it look like she wasn't used to being approached by a stranger who she had just met. Tsukune soon found his question too direct, as he quickly apologized.
"I'm sorry. It is within one's courtesy to introduce oneself first before asking other people's names." Tsukune said as he stood up and bowed. "My name is Aono Tsukune. I'm a freshman, class 1-3. Nice to meet you."
The girl still hadn't opened her mouth as her lollipop kept rolling inside. And it stayed like that for the next 5 minutes. Furthermore, to Ruby's surprise – that is if she had been there – Tsukune didn't try to push things as he always did. Instead, he waited for the girl to ready herself.
At last, after a good amount of waiting time, the girl finally spoke up, though the hesitance hadn't gone away yet.
"Mizore... Shirayuki Mizore... I'm... also in class 1-3..."
"Really? I wasn't at class yesterday so I didn't know that you were my classmate." Tsukune spoke as he smiled sheepishly.
"No... it's okay... I didn't go to class yesterday either..."
"Guess that makes two of us accomplices, heh heh." This time the boy laughed, making Mizore chuckle in return.
As the tense atmosphere got loosen up, the violet-haired girl spoke as she pointed at where Tsukune was standing.
"That's... my favorite spot... I like sitting there..."
"Eh? Gomen, I'll leave right away." Tsukune said as he hurriedly tried to pick up his equipment, but he was stopped by the very same girl he apologized to.
"NO!" Mizore shouted, and she immediately covered her mouth right afterward, surprised at herself for being able to display such strong emotion. Then she spoke quietly. "If... you don't mind... May I sit next to you?..."
The brown-haired boy was momentarily stunned by the girl's outburst, but he replied nonetheless.
"Oh, err... Sure. Why not? I'm cool with it."
Hearing the acceptance she was looking for, Mizore slowly walked to where Tsukune was and sat down beside him. The boy also plopped down as her. They stayed silent like earlier. Each of them was enjoying the morning's breeze from the sea, until the violet-haired girl spoke up first, though she was somewhat shy.
"Can you... continue the song?..."
"Hmm? What song are you talking about?" Tsukune replied, not understanding where this was coming from.
"The one you sang while you were... fishing... Can you sing it... for me?..." This time there were blushes on both of her cheeks. The brown-haired boy only gave her an 'Oh' as the recognition of what she was mentioning. Then, Tsukune started singing again, this time without the intended fake-childlike voice.
...I'll watch the night turn light-blue...
..But it's not the same without you...
...Because it takes two to whisper quietly...
...The silence isn't so bad...
...'til I look at my hands and feel sad...
...'Cause the spaces between my fingers...
...Are right where yours fit perfectly...
...I'll find repose in new ways...
...Though I haven't slept in two days...
...'Cause cold nostalgia...
...Chills me to the bone...
...But drenched in vanilla twilight...
...I'll sit on the front porch all night...
...Waist-deep in thought because...
...When I think of you...
...I don't feel so alone...
During the time when Tsukune was singing, Mizore had taken a better look – or stare, as it was the right term – at him now that she was only centimeters away from the boy.
Although she wouldn't talk out loud about it – not now – she had to admit that the more she observed him, the more she got mesmerized by his silvery blue orbs. It felt like she was seeing a whole new world in him, to the point that if she closed her eyes, she could easily witness the innocent blue sky with fluffy clouds above, the blue sea that stretched out far beyond the view with some occasional waves, and the grassy field she sat upon with many breezes of gentle wind brushing past on the flowers' petals.
And it wasn't until the song suddenly stopped that Mizore got out of her reverie. When she had calmed herself down, she saw Tsukune glaring intensely at the forest behind them. The violet-haired girl was planning to ask him what was wrong, but the boy had beaten her to it as he stood up hurriedly and sprinted toward the forest while leaving some words floating in the air.
"I'm sorry, but I have to go now!"
"Wait, you forgot your..." Mizore called out to the boy, but he had already vanished from her sight by the time she looked back. "...belongings."
Sighing at her slow movement, the girl picked up Tsukune's fishing rod and examined it.
"Aono Tsukune, huh?" Mizore said the boy's name as she materialized her ice claws and stroked along the equipment. "I wonder what it would feel like to bear your children."
The violet-haired girl giggled at the thought. It was still too soon for them to develop that kind of relationship, but who ever said that a girl cannot have a fantasy of her own?
Verse 3 Concluded
A/N: I have to say this first – since there might be people who were hoping for that – Tsukune is NOT a vampire, nor dhampir (half-vampire), nor anything that related to vampire. I know it may sound strange when this is a Rosario†Vampire fanfic, but I have seen a lot of the overpowered-godly-ass-kicking-Mary-Sue-or-Gary-Stu -vampire fics (except for Inner Moka, of course. She wasn't a Shinso vampire for nothing), so I want to try something more different than that.
Also, this fic's rating has changed from [T] to [M] due to the scene when Tsukune encounters the Undine, as well as some other possible adultery materials and gory stuffs in the future.
Oh yeah, and before I forgot, I do not own the song Vanilla Twilight nor Owl City. They all belong to their respective owner.
Anyway, please R&R, that's all I ask of you dear readers. (^o^)