You really should stop running away, love. I might have to punish you.

Oh? Why are you so still all of a sudden? You were squirming just a moment ago.

I'm not going to harm you, darling. I'm trying to keep you safe. You could get hurt out there.

Of course you're safer here; I'm here to protect you.

What do you mean, you don't need me to protect you? Who else is going to love you, keep you safe, care for you?

You're lying again. You know I don't like it when you lie. You need to be more honest about your needs.

Yes, you are. Now let's get you warmed up. You're shivering.

You always say that. I'm going to get you a blanket; don't go anywhere.

Well, you don't really expect me to risk you running away again. It was only prudent for me to tie you down.

Here you go. Is that better?

Then why were you shivering?

You shouldn't be so vague. How am I supposed to properly care for you if you don't let me know what you need?

You're confused again, love. You want your freedom; you need to stay here where it's safe.

Because I love you.

That's too bad, Kurama. You don't have a choice.


Punish?

Don't hurt me...

Am I any safer here than there?

I don't need you to protect me.

I can take care of myself.

I'm not lying.

I-I'm fine.

You speak as if I could go somewhere with all these chains.

"Prudence" is what you call it...?

I wasn't cold.

Because...

What I need is my freedom back.

Why are you so obsessed with keeping me "safe?"

If this is love, then I want no part of it.

I know, Karasu. I know.