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Kill la Kill fanfic:
"Hot Under the Collar"
Jakuzure Nonon was bored out of her mind.
She and the rest of the Elite Four were currently sitting around the Student Council room, in various states of relaxation; Jakuzure was lounging on her favourite loveseat, with Gamagoori and Sanageyama standing nearby, and Inumuta seated off to one side, tapping away on his laptop.
Without Lady Satsuki around, there was hardly anything in the room worthy of Jakuzure's attention. Her bored gaze moved listlessly across the room, finally resting on Inumuta, who was on the far side, with his back turned away from her. As she stared at the three stars adorning the side of his collar, a thought occurred to her.
"Huh. I wonder what he's got under there," she said aloud.
"What was that?"
Aw crap! thought Jakuzura in dismay, as Gamagoori and Sanageyama looked down at her curiously. She had forgotten that they were standing so close.
"What I meant to say was," she began, lest the other two took it the wrong way, "I wonder why the doggie over there keeps his collar turned up all the time."
Gamagoori and Sanageyama glanced at each other, then at Inumuta, who didn't seem to notice all the attention he was getting.
"Y'know, I've always wondered that myself," said Sanageyama quietly.
"Maybe he's trying to hide a bad case of acne," said Gamagoori thoughtfully.
"Or maybe he's got hickies on his neck," grinned Sanageyama.
Gamagoori frowned. "That's indecent, Sanageyama."
Jakuzura laughed out loud. "Hickies? On that nerdy virgin? Hah! The closest he'd ever get to a real girl is by playing an online video game!"
"And you would know that best, wouldn't you, Jakuzure?"
The three looked up guiltily, to find that Inumuta had turned in his seat, and was staring at them.
Jakuzure scowled. "And what's that supposed to mean?"
Inumuta stood up, and walked casually towards her.
"Why, the only reason I keep my collar up is to prevent from getting snake bites, you see."
Jakuzure blinked, then flushed, at what Inumuta's words implied. She leapt to her feet.
"Like you'd ever get any love bites from me, you stupid nerdy virgin!"
"You used that insult already," said Inumuta mildly. "Besides, who said anything about love bites?"
Jakuzure looked confused. "Huh?"
"I was speaking about your sharp tongue, my dear... Your biting words." He leaned down to stare Jakuzure straight in the eyes. "Or were you thinking of something else entirely, hmm?"
Jakuzure turned beet red. Then she turned on one heel, and marched towards the door.
Just before she left the room, she yelled out, "The next time your uniform transforms, I hope your collar turns into a choke chain, YOU STUPID DOG!" She slammed the door shut.
There was a faint tinkle, as a teacup fell to the floor from the force of the slam.
Gamagoori stared disapprovingly at Inumuta. "You shouldn't impugn a maiden's virtue like that."
Sanageyama laughed. "Oh, lighten up, Gamagoori." He turned to Inumuta. "Though you do seem to tease Jakuzure an awful lot."
Inumuta pushed up his glasses. "I get far more interesting data that way."
Sanageyama shrugged. "Whatever floats your boat, I guess."
There was a pause.
"So... Why do you keep your collar up, Inumuta?" asked Gamagoori.
"Oh, that? My neck gets cold easily. I like to keep it warm."
Gamagoori and Sanageyama glanced at each other again, then at Inumuta.
"And that's all?" insisted Gamagoori.
"Huh," said Sanegeyama. "Who knew?"
Have I ever mentioned that I love all of the Elite Four? I really do. XD (And I suppose Sanageyama still has his sight in this, considering all the glances. XP)