♙ K I N G ' S 【♜】 D I S P O S I T I O N♙
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It is unjust, and sometimes very untrue, though it is a common theory, to hold that it is sacrifices which make the beauty of a combination, and that the combination is prettier by the magnitude of the sacrifices.
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It cannot be too greatly emphasized that the most important role in pawn endings is played by the king.

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Pressing his lips against the softness of her satin like skin, the voice of reason struggled at the back of her throat. Like a serpent bewitched by a merchant’s charm, her body fell under a chant, falling into a submissive state where pleasure battled against rationality. The ripples of relief that streamed through her body evoked series of tidal waves, reawakening the numb sensation of what was youthful experience of love. It was a wall of water – a tsunami of passion. As it continued to break across the water’s tranquil surface, disrupting its restless peace, it took her as a victim. Tugging her feet, it pulled her under the current, pulling her, sweeping her further and further into the darker depths of the ocean…And there she suffocated.

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In recovering herself from his sudden gesture, the warmth of her cheeks glowed with a natural prettiness. On a numerous number of occasions when Yuuki had caught his eye, he tilted his head, watching in a quiet kind of wonder of her thoughts, admiring how her dark blush started to crawl up her slim neck. He could time how fast it would take, predicting on how she would react. Would she turn away? Would she maintain her confidence and look at him? Would she simply ignore him and continue on with her duties?  At times when Kaname had spent a good minute or two teasing her, he had found the joy of watching her fidget far more amusing than Aidou dash miserably in the pantry, counting each chick pea to an accurate degree. Then again, the joy of having to ‘accidently’ knock the sac over certainly had its benefits, particularly in the case of where it avoided addressing the tedious task of paperwork.

Lowering his hand to the side, he turned his head to the side. He closed his eyes as nostalgia washed over him. An unnoticeable bittersweet smile formed.

“That is correct. You may no longer be a child, yet you certainly still continue to hold onto your childlike tendencies, Yuuki…And I love them all so dearly. The way you insist of keeping your hair long for my sake, the way you wish to have my attention…The way you simply smile each day and night. I love them all.” The pureblood spoke, his dark rosewood eyes sombre. The softness of his voice was that would silence any child with a simple coo. There was a great sense of gravity in his manner, so profound that every syllable that fell past his lips seemed to resonate into an echo.

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Directing his gaze onto her again, Kaname re-joined their hands, and was the first to lead her on. As the heels of his shoes clicked and clacked against the cobbled streets, Kaname took his time to peer around his surroundings, absorbing in the lively atmosphere of the little town, finding himself somewhat amused as to how very little had changed. As the two quietly walked along the bustling streets, the incoherent mumbles of his fiancée were left unnoticed. Leaning inwards, Kaname leaned to the side, bending over to match her height. The pureblood’s cerise eyes began to smoulder, as his lovely lips quirked into a smirk.

Kaname inclined his head to the side, bemused by her sudden change in mood. “Yuuki, at times I wonder if you truly realise how your words affect me…Simply look at the expression you have now. No man would be able to divert their attention away. In being within the public eye, I am forced to restrain myself from acting inappropriately.” Kaname murmured, leaning into her ear, inhaling the gentle fragrance of her perfume that reminded him so much of home. “However, if it were in the privacy of our home, I cannot guarantee the same. Yet either way, how could I possibly forget those words? I remember everything- everything Yuuki does…Especially, everything Yuuki says.”

As much as Kaname enjoyed these moments, his attempt to tease her was welcomed by an unpleasant pinch – one which was to be expected. It was a clear sign that, as of now, he had gone too far. Touché, Kaname simply thought to himself, rubbing his soar skin which had been abused many times before. Regardless, it seemed the pureblood never learned his lesson.

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Whilst the pureblood King continued to ponder to himself, the brunette continued to trail closely behind her, keeping in mind to keep a fair distance between them – suppose if she should ever decide to turn against him with a venomous intention.

“Hm? So you’re basing your speculation entirely on manga? I see.” Kaname murmured, hiding away a smile.

Although absurdly embarrassing, to the point she was barely able to tell where it was up and down at the moment, Yuuki had to admit that there was something undeniably pleasurable in sharing that kind of closeness with him. Sure, being out in the open in the middle of a crowded street wasn’t exactly all that pleasurable, especially having to endure the looks and the whispers of the other people that she could unfortunately hear very clearly thanks to her enhanced senses. And a part of her was very much aware of the fact that he was probably purposely teasing her right now, knowing that even a simple lack of distance between them could make her face turn incredibly red in less than a second, and Kaname loved to see her blush, especially if he was the cause of it. But it was always better than spending the night in the gloomy, dark atmosphere of the Kuran Mansion, with only an old, boring book and an army of stuffed toys to give her company, as he would most likely be already locked inside his study at that hour, and with no intention to come out any time soon. To tell the truth, anything was better than that at this point, really.

Not that moments like that were rare between them when they were at home. Regardless of their schedule and all the different things that kept them busy during the day, it was actually pretty common to find them just snuggling somewhere, talking about this and that, away from the rest of the world. Finding an excuse to drag Kaname out of his office was Yuuki’s favourite hobby, and although he would usually complain and try to resist her before eventually giving in to her absurd requests, the little princess knew that he didn’t truly mind her constant visits to his office and the variety of excuses with which she would drag him out of there. And even if she would eventually feel guilty for being so selfish to take him away from his duties and force him to spend time with her, the simple fact that she was able to see him smile and to make him forget about everything and everyone besides her, even if only for a small second, was all she needed to find the courage to barge into his study even when his desk was stacked with piles and piles of papers, and force him to leave the room with her without remorse.

But it was only when they were far away from home that Yuuki was truly able to see Kaname smile so genuinely to her, so carelessly. As if he was finally happy for the first time. And maybe it was exactly for that reason that she was enjoying herself so much right now, despite the blush that has seemed to take a like for her porcelain features. She could only hope that the cheerful atmosphere that had brightened his mood would not suddenly disappear in the morning, taken away by the dawn. After all, the last thing she would have wanted was to see him with one of his annoying work papers in his hands and a oh so familiar frown ruining his peaceful expression, even when they were far, far away from 'their' world. If she hadn’t known him enough, she would have probably supposed that he loved his paperwork more than he loved her. Not that she had abandoned her idea to burn all his paper in the fireplace, oh no! That was still something that was going to happen one day or the other… hopefully soon, actually. But that wasn’t really important as of now. Not when she was about to pass out from embarrassment anyways.

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It was like she had suddenly forgot how to breathe the moment he had moved closer to her being. As his hand dropped to side, leaving her free to move a few steps backwards in attempt to gather some fresh air that could help her cool down a little bit, her small fingers closed delicately around the soft fabric of his shirt and pulled ever so lightly at his sleeve, as if her mind still wished to have his full attention on her despite her body had just tried to escape from it. In all honesty, she was quite sure she would have been already in his arms by now if they hadn’t been in public, so maybe it wasn’t correct to say that she was trying to 'escape', after all.

“Wait… my childlike tendencies?” The girl murmured slightly confused as he suddenly re-joined their hands and resumed their little stroll, her head curiously tilted to the side. “I would rather say that you have just listed all the things that I’ve always wanted since I was a child Kaname, but if those are to be considered ‘childlike tendencies’ then yes, feel free to call me a ‘child’ because I wish to please you…” She giggled softly, pointing at her long, brunette hair that brushed delicately against her lower back. “…because I love to have your attention on me, and because you make me happy!” The little pureblood continued with a small wink, hiding her smile behind her free hand. “But remember, my King, that despite how childish your little princess may be, she is now a Queen. And the Queen really hates when her power isn’t acknowledged…” She teased him with a fake serious expression, unable to hide completely the smile that had curled her lips. Not that her expression was even remotely believable, anyways.

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He almost startled her when he suddenly stopped and leaned down to her height, making the tip of her little nose and the top of her pale cheeks turn slightly pink. It was amazing how little did it took to him to ‘force’ her to turn back into a bashful little deer, afraid of her own shadow. There she was, teasing him and acting all confident only a second earlier, just to be completely overwhelmed by her shyness the moment he would decide it was now his turn to tease her. And it wasn’t even the closeness they were sharing, or the fact that he was literally at a few inches away from her skin and the only thing she could think about was the warmth of his breath on her cheek, and how much she would have loved to have her lips upon his. No! Bad Yuuki, bad Yuuki! There was a crowd around them, she wasn’t supposed to have that kind of thoughts now! But he was doing it again. His eyes, his voice, and the way those words were slipping past his lips… how exactly she was supposed to react to all of this? It was simply unfair!

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Shaking softly her head, her small hands instantly flew up to cup her flaming cheeks, her pink pouty lips slightly quivering as she spoke. “M-My words? I-I should be the one to say that to you, here!” The Kuran princess retorted briefly with a funny snort, trying to launch a somehow menacing glare in his direction, yet failing miserably in her attempt. More than upset, her current expression looked undeniably amusing right now. “Y-You’re the one who is standing so incredibly close to me, w-whispering such…. s-such… i-indecent things at my ear that makes me wish I never had the idea to go out in the first place!” She bluntly confessed without thinking in that funny high-pitched tone that she would always use when she was extremely embarrassed, playfully pinching his arm and pushing him a few metres away from her, just enough so she could finally gather her thoughts without being overwhelmed by his spicy, intoxicating scent… and finally realise she had just said something she wasn’t supposed to say… again! “No! No! I-I wasn’t supposed to say the last part! You weren’t supposed to hear that! Oh, why do I always have to talk so much?!” Indeed, it seemed like she would never learn, after all.

Still utterly embarrassed by her previous unwanted confessions, she only replied with a quiet ‘hum’ to his statement, her voice no more higher than a whisper at this point, almost as if she had suddenly lost all of her energies somehow. “Mmh, why, you would have preferred if I had based my speculations on personal experience, perhaps?” The brunette retorted with a small smirk, her head tilted to the other side so that he couldn’t see it. “And you can come closer now, you know? I’m not going to pinch you again. …Not yet, at least.” She added in a murmur, stretching out her hand to join it with his, her small fingers slipping almost naturally in between his, as if they belonged there. “I don’t want us to get separated…”

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As Yuuki shot a reproaching stare, the pureblood simply responded with a brief, but sheepish smile. Within a moment’s speed, Kaname brought their twined hands to his lips, delicately grazing his lips across the back of her hand. The smile which now crossed his smooth lips beamed with sole warmth, like the tongues of flames that could melt the coldest of ice. Seeing her eyes widen, to eventually blush in an alarming colour.

“Yuuki,” Kaname slowly whispered beneath his breath, treasuring each syllable that fell past his lips, as if the name alone revived him from the worn-out state. Rising slowly from his bent position, Kaname smiled knowingly after noticing the rising tense in her body. He met her gleaming eyes evenly, with repressed emotion, sagely peering into her large, doe like eyes. Briefly, he paused for a moment, observing her deep, dark pools that reflected the abyss of her soul. Her eyes were a gateway to paradise, a place Kaname believed did not welcome with open arms to a sinner.

As their hands remained tightly fastened together like a love knot, the pureblood sighed under his breath, staring towards their headed direction. Her hands were gentle, warm, and inviting, one resembling the heat of a sauna. Staring mutely at his dear one, who as of now, remained in good spirits, Kaname closed his tender-dilated irises.

“Then as my closest ally, I am to understand all of your secrets and emotions.” His open – mouthed expression softened. “Beside me, Yuuki…You will have to bear scars, and tremendous pain. Despite this knowledge, I promised that you could stay by my side. It was all done on your own free will. Regardless of this, I’ll know when your shoulders will become fragile from bearing the weight. And I’ll know when your eyes will close from fatigue. You’ll need to bear this with me, though within a year, already you must feel burdened. Yet selfishly, I have already imposed this on you from the start…But I refuse to keep you in the dark.”

To some extent, the pureblood at times questioned his behaviour around the girl. Whether he deemed to come across to formal, or perhaps to teasing was a matter of timing and experience. As of now, it seemed his playful behaviour had gotten the better of him, to the point of where Yuuki was overwhelmed by a wash of anxiety and embarrassment. Although Kaname could not deny his amusement of it all, at times he felt a pang of guilt. After all, it had nearly been a year since the two had agreed to return to their former lives.

With graceful and careful steps, he observed Yuuki’s flustered countenance, keeping in mind that his third pinch was certainly on the way. His rosewood eyes looked down from the bare fingers to an impassioned pair that seemed determined and incarcerated from unknown emotion.

As he did a moment before, Kaname once more murmured beside her gently, crimson imploring eyes scanning her youthful countenance.

“Sweet Yuuki, you have always held on so tightly. Even if I were to wrench myself away from you, you would stubbornly return to my side, no matter if my intentions were to abandon you, no matter if I were to hurt you…You are far too loyal.” Kaname calmly responded, intently fixating on Yuuki’s stupefied expression.  

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His smile grew softer but only lighted half of his face, his eyes remaining dark as midnight. Kaname watched her face glow with absolute delight, as she leaned slightly forward with a conscientious expression to release an absurd laugh…indeed, a charming little laugh.

The pureblood smirked, pushing aside his self-consciousness; acting like a besotted fool wouldn’t recommend himself in the slightest. As of now, the least he could do was to give her the courtesy of rational conversation. In keeping that in mind, he simply fell into the habit of patting her hair, tenderly curving his hand around the back of her head. Leaning over, he momentarily closed his eyes and inhaled to press a chaste kiss to the crown of her head.

He kissed her with such a beguiling mixture of tenderness and craving that all her misgivings dissipated in the wake of such unsullied affections. As vulnerable as she made him feel inexpressibly contented, Kaname felt liberated to love her without shame or reserve. He had never felt so close to her as at this moment – simply through a chaste kiss to his beloved.

Kaname paused a moment as she looked up into his face. She had the most delicate little frown on her lips, as her beautiful eyes searched his face questioningly, almost in hope to find the answer behind is wordless act, the warm evening air appearing adding an extra freshness to her flushed complexion. Ah, how lovely his Yuuki truly was.

“You seem to be feverish, Yuuki,” Kaname replied softly, his dark, deep-set riveting on hers. “Perhaps the excitement of all of this is beginning to overwhelm you.” he murmured lowly, as he once more stole a glance at her, carefully studying her expression with his maroon eyes, where an ember kindled with passion. Inside his own mind, the resounding echo of her melancholy voice trapped him into submission. Feeling like a butterfly pinned and on display, he silently begged to be let free and break the chains around his entrapped emotions.

Upon hearing her comment, her words jarred him strongly. Ah yes. How on earth could Kaname possibly forget their little wager: humiliation in exchange for victory, victory in exchange for humiliation.  As the pair weaved through the crowds onto the next stall, the pureblood remained silent, listening to the wavering tremors of her voice.

“Yuuki, how kind of you to remember. To know that you prioritise our little wager touches me,” Kaname added with a smile, “After all I am a rather singular man whose pride demands a woman’s sole and rapt attention.” he spoke dryly, a glimmer of mirth gleaming within the core of his ruby like eyes. Baring a small moment to hide away his amusement, Kaname cleared his throat and gathered himself once more. As of now, Yuuki had proven to be the ‘life of the party’, where even the slightest of reactions were able to cause a muffled chuckle to escape.

“Hm-Hm. A date, you say.” Kaname’s pale elegant hand cupped her chin, running his thumb against the velvet like flesh of her bottom lip. “It seems you’re full of surprises, sweet Yuuki. Tell me, what would you define as a date? An exploration for romance?”

Soft, pink lips twitched slightly as his face slowly lit up with a smile, one of those that Yuuki liked so much to see painted upon her fiancé’s lips. His smiles were nothing like hers, they were completely different in fact. They didn’t make his eyes glow in pure bliss and his countenance shine with untamed happiness. They were kind, and delicate, yet they rarely reached his eyes. But unlike those that he would so often give to her when they were home, just to reassure her that everything was fine, that he was okay even on those days when he looked so stressed and worn out, this one was real. It was that kind of smile that made her heart flutter and stop for a long second just to start beating ten times faster than before the moment she would finally acknowledge that she was the reason why he was smiling in that way, that he was smiling for her. And that was really all that she needed to be truly content. She just needed him to be truly content.

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A blissful chuckle escaped from her little mouth as he slowly patted her head, a tender smile lighting up her delicate features, making her face almost glow under the soft lights that illuminated the crowded street. “I’m not 5 anymore, you know?” She teased him with a little smirk, humming softly in appreciation as his hand dropped to the back of her head, his soft fingertips brushing delicately against her warm skin, raising goosebumps on their wake and successfully silencing any kind of protest from her part. …If that could even be called 'protesting'. Her breathing hitched at the sudden contact, making her face grow warm for the umpteenth time that night, and she shyly tried to reach forward to pinch softly his cheek, as if to remind him of all the people around them and how embarrassing it would have been if someone was actually watching them right now. But then he moved closer, leaning towards her with his eyes closed, and with a simple kiss, everything around her slowly started to disappear, losing any importance it may previously had.

She didn’t care anymore if someone was watching them, if her face was on fire or if she looked like a fool with her hand frozen at mid-air and her lips slightly parted, her eyes staring so deeply into his own that she almost thought she could read his soul like that. The only thing she cared about right now was the tenderness with which his lips had landed upon her head, and all the feelings that even a simple gesture like that was able to stir inside of her, how he was always able to make her forget about everything and everyone in less than a second if he really wanted to, with only a simple kiss. Her eyes slowly slid closed as his fresh, spicy scent filled her lungs, every single thought inside her head circling around him, to be with him… oh, how she longed for him. Every time he touched her or kissed her, even in the most subtle of ways, all of the walls she had so meticolously built around her during the years crumbled at her feet, leaving her bare and defenceless against all the emotions that he was always able to evoke inside of her.

Was it even possible to love somebody so much to the point you could barely breathe? As of now, Yuuki had simply no idea of what exactly was still preventing her from drag him into a dark alley and kiss him until judgement day. It was all she had been craving for since they had left the privacy of the mansion, just a couple of hours ago. And although a very big part of her was still utterly ashamed of her own thoughts, and for no reason whatsoever she was intentioned to voice them out loud, the young Kuran princess simply couldn’t deny that on the inside, very very deeply, she was waiting impatiently for the moment they would have finally been alone once more, in the privacy of what they would have to call their home for at least a couple of weeks more. And the beast inside of her who so desperately craved for his blood could only growl in approval at that.

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Her deep, scarlet pools searched inquisitively his own, mutely asking for some kind of answer, or maybe just for a confirmation that she wasn’t going crazy, that all that she felt, all that he had made her feel, was exactly what he felt too when he looked at her like she was doing right now. But as she met his beautiful crimson orbs, her lips curled into what looked like a curious frown, the girl realised she really didn’t need to hear a verbal answer anyway. Words were useless in a moment like that, when she could clearly see all his emotions reflected in the depths of his eyes. What she needed right now were not words. It was for him to look at her and hold her as if he never wanted to let her go. It was ‘that’ look in his eyes what she truly needed the most.

Enraptured by her own thoughts, and from those deep crimson eyes of his that didn’t seemed intentioned to leave her own so soon, it took her a little while to fully process the implication of his words… and to realise that her face hadn’t cool down at all in the meanwhile. To be truthful, it was probably even more red than before, if that was even possible. Mumbling some random excuse about the weather being too hot and her clothes being too thick that she was absolutely sure wasn’t even remotely believable, the little vampire princess quickly spun on her heels, hiding the embarrassing sight of her flushed face from his eyes and quickly took hold of his hand, leading him through the crowd with her gaze fixed onto the ground before he could even have time to protest… or to make another comment about her feverish countenance, which was probably what was going to happen, since she kinda doubted he had any intention to complain about her holding his hand or dragging him around everywhere. The pureblood was rather sure he had grown quite accustomed to all of it by now.

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It was fairly strange how Yuuki had never realised before just how truly embarrassing it was to walk down the streets of a city bustling with people with a red face and a childish pout upon her lips. And it wasn’t even because she was almost forced to walk with her hands on her face, trying in vain to hide the evident blush that was currently staining her fair complexion, nor for the amused looks that people would launch to her at the sight of her reddened countenance. What was really making the whole situation incredibly embarrassing was the man walking at just a few metres from her, that seemed to be having fun at trying to making her feel even more embarrassed than what she already was. As if having the eyes of all those strangers fixed onto her wasn’t enough embarrassing as it was. “It’s not the excitement of all this, it is… you! It is you, Kaname!” She finally confessed with a small snort, her soft lips curled into a cute little pout. “I-It’s your eyes on me, the way you look at me. It’s your hand on mine, the warmth of your skin and… a-and the fact that I would like to be anywhere but here right now!” She really hadn’t meant to be that blunt, nor to make it sound as if she wasn’t enjoying herself because truthfully, she really was having fun. Useless to say that she ended up regretting her words just a few seconds after she spoke them.

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Without warning, her small fingers closed tightly around the soft skin of his forearm, pinching him as hard as she could. “W-What are you making me say?!” The brunette childishly accused him with a low groan of frustration, shaking softly her head in embarrassment. “J-Just… pretend that I never said that, okay? You never heard me saying all those embarrassing things!” She told him seriously with a small nod, pointing her finger at him as some kind of a warning. And it would have been even a rather convincing act, if only her serious expression wasn’t so funny to see painted upon her face. It certainly wasn’t something you could see every day.

Hearing him changing the subject was like some kind of a miracle to her. Her small head flew back a little as a soft chuckle escaped from her parted lips, filling the air around them for only a few seconds before being swallowed by the loud music. “Oh, come on, it’s just a pink outift! There’s nothing so terrible about it, Kaname!” The girl pointed out with a devious smirk, her scarlet eyes gleaming with mischievous delight. “And I do not prioritise our little wager, I am simply reminding you about the fact that surprisingly enough, I’m the one who’s winning this time around, and since you’ve always been so kind to make me notice all of my defeats in past, you surely can’t blame me if I want to brag about my victory a little bit now, right?” She murmured with a sweet voice, staring up at him with puckered lips, trying to appease him with one of her adorable looks. “It’s not my intention to steal your pride, Kaname. I just want to have the pleasure to see my almighty fiancé admitting his defeat for once.” Yuuki explained simply with a little shrug of her shoulders, throwing her arms around his neck and brushing her forehead against his with a bashful giggle, her small finger pressed softly against his lips. “If my wish was to humiliate you, I wouldn’t have proposed a challenge in which I can turn out being the loser at any time, don’t you think?” She concluded simply with a little smile, her arms falling back limp at her sides.

Before she could even try to pull away from him though, one of his large yet gentle hands suddenly took hold of her chin, forcing her to move her attention onto him, and on that finger that was slowly stroking her bottom lip. If her face wasn’t already so red, Yuuki was sure that she would have blushed profusely right then and there. “I don’t… know what you mean.” She mumbled softly, obviously trying to avoid his question, not knowing how to answer. His closeness, his warm fingers on her skin, and the way he had uttered that simple question… it was probably a miracle that she was still there right in front of him, and that she hadn’t run to find a place to hide as soon as he had closed that distance between them once again.

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“A date is… a date. I-It’s when you go out with someone you really really like… isn’t?” She answered a little nervous, her gaze intently focused on the ground, unable to sustain his own right now. “I-In the manga I borrowed from Ichijou-senpai, people on a date usually go out to have fun together, watching movies or eating together. They hold hands and… k-kiss and… y-you know, stuff like that.” She mumbled softly below her breath, casting a small glance in his direction before averting her eyes again, her red cheeks almost glowing under the soft lights. “S-So I think it is romantic in someway. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be called in that way… right?” The brunette concluded with a nervous sigh, tugging softly at the fabric of his shirt. Why she always had to talk so much? One would have thought she had learnt how to keep her mouth shut by now…

Pressing his lips against the softness of her satin like skin, the voice of reason struggled at the back of her throat. Like a serpent bewitched by a merchant’s charm, her body fell under a chant, falling into a submissive state where pleasure battled against rationality. The ripples of relief that streamed through her body evoked series of tidal waves, reawakening the numb sensation of what was youthful experience of love. It was a wall of water – a tsunami of passion. As it continued to break across the water’s tranquil surface, disrupting its restless peace, it took her as a victim. Tugging her feet, it pulled her under the current, pulling her, sweeping her further and further into the darker depths of the ocean…And there she suffocated.

In recovering herself from his sudden gesture, the warmth of her cheeks glowed with a natural prettiness. On a numerous number of occasions when Yuuki had caught his eye, he tilted his head, watching in a quiet kind of wonder of her thoughts, admiring how her dark blush started to crawl up her slim neck. He could time how fast it would take, predicting on how she would react. Would she turn away? Would she maintain her confidence and look at him? Would she simply ignore him and continue on with her duties?  At times when Kaname had spent a good minute or two teasing her, he had found the joy of watching her fidget far more amusing than Aidou dash miserably in the pantry, counting each chick pea to an accurate degree. Then again, the joy of having to ‘accidently’ knock the sac over certainly had its benefits, particularly in the case of where it avoided addressing the tedious task of paperwork.

Lowering his hand to the side, he turned his head to the side. He closed his eyes as nostalgia washed over him. An unnoticeable bittersweet smile formed.

“That is correct. You may no longer be a child, yet you certainly still continue to hold onto your childlike tendencies, Yuuki…And I love them all so dearly. The way you insist of keeping your hair long for my sake, the way you wish to have my attention…The way you simply smile each day and night. I love them all.” The pureblood spoke, his dark rosewood eyes sombre. The softness of his voice was that would silence any child with a simple coo. There was a great sense of gravity in his manner, so profound that every syllable that fell past his lips seemed to resonate into an echo.

Directing his gaze onto her again, Kaname re-joined their hands, and was the first to lead her on. As the heels of his shoes clicked and clacked against the cobbled streets, Kaname took his time to peer around his surroundings, absorbing in the lively atmosphere of the little town, finding himself somewhat amused as to how very little had changed. As the two quietly walked along the bustling streets, the incoherent mumbles of his fiancée were left unnoticed. Leaning inwards, Kaname leaned to the side, bending over to match her height. The pureblood’s cerise eyes began to smoulder, as his lovely lips quirked into a smirk.

Kaname inclined his head to the side, bemused by her sudden change in mood. “Yuuki, at times I wonder if you truly realise how your words affect me…Simply look at the expression you have now. No man would be able to divert their attention away. In being within the public eye, I am forced to restrain myself from acting inappropriately.” Kaname murmured, leaning into her ear, inhaling the gentle fragrance of her perfume that reminded him so much of home. “However, if it were in the privacy of our home, I cannot guarantee the same. Yet either way, how could I possibly forget those words? I remember everything- everything Yuuki does…Especially, everything Yuuki says.”

As much as Kaname enjoyed these moments, his attempt to tease her was welcomed by an unpleasant pinch – one which was to be expected. It was a clear sign that, as of now, he had gone too far. Touché, Kaname simply thought to himself, rubbing his soar skin which had been abused many times before. Regardless, it seemed the pureblood never learned his lesson.

Whilst the pureblood King continued to ponder to himself, the brunette continued to trail closely behind her, keeping in mind to keep a fair distance between them – suppose if she should ever decide to turn against him with a venomous intention.

“Hm? So you’re basing your speculation entirely on manga? I see.” Kaname murmured, hiding away a smile.

❝ …How you desperately tried to help a young boy who was hurt…And how you cut your hair when you first entered high school to put away your affection for me…I love them all…And, I lost myself to my desires. ❞

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The bustling town was alive and joyous with the energy and cheer of festivities; usually busy citizens mingled and celebrated within the square, drinking, dancing, and partaking of many games and foods from the stalls set about. Flags, streamers and paper poppers,…

His smile grew softer but only lighted half of his face, his eyes remaining dark as midnight. Kaname watched her face glow with absolute delight, as she leaned slightly forward with a conscientious expression to release an absurd laugh…indeed, a charming little laugh.

The pureblood smirked, pushing aside his self-consciousness; acting like a besotted fool wouldn’t recommend himself in the slightest. As of now, the least he could do was to give her the courtesy of rational conversation. In keeping that in mind, he simply fell into the habit of patting her hair, tenderly curving his hand around the back of her head. Leaning over, he momentarily closed his eyes and inhaled to press a chaste kiss to the crown of her head.

He kissed her with such a beguiling mixture of tenderness and craving that all her misgivings dissipated in the wake of such unsullied affections. As vulnerable as she made him feel inexpressibly contented, Kaname felt liberated to love her without shame or reserve. He had never felt so close to her as at this moment – simply through a chaste kiss to his beloved.

Kaname paused a moment as she looked up into his face. She had the most delicate little frown on her lips, as her beautiful eyes searched his face questioningly, almost in hope to find the answer behind is wordless act, the warm evening air appearing adding an extra freshness to her flushed complexion. Ah, how lovely his Yuuki truly was.

“You seem to be feverish, Yuuki,” Kaname replied softly, his dark, deep-set riveting on hers. “Perhaps the excitement of all of this is beginning to overwhelm you.” he murmured lowly, as he once more stole a glance at her, carefully studying her expression with his maroon eyes, where an ember kindled with passion. Inside his own mind, the resounding echo of her melancholy voice trapped him into submission. Feeling like a butterfly pinned and on display, he silently begged to be let free and break the chains around his entrapped emotions.

Upon hearing her comment, her words jarred him strongly. Ah yes. How on earth could Kaname possibly forget their little wager: humiliation in exchange for victory, victory in exchange for humiliation.  As the pair weaved through the crowds onto the next stall, the pureblood remained silent, listening to the wavering tremors of her voice.

“Yuuki, how kind of you to remember. To know that you prioritise our little wager touches me,” Kaname added with a smile, “After all I am a rather singular man whose pride demands a woman’s sole and rapt attention.” he spoke dryly, a glimmer of mirth gleaming within the core of his ruby like eyes. Baring a small moment to hide away his amusement, Kaname cleared his throat and gathered himself once more. As of now, Yuuki had proven to be the ‘life of the party’, where even the slightest of reactions were able to cause a muffled chuckle to escape.

“Hm-Hm. A date, you say.” Kaname’s pale elegant hand cupped her chin, running his thumb against the velvet like flesh of her bottom lip. “It seems you’re full of surprises, sweet Yuuki. Tell me, what would you define as a date? An exploration for romance?”

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A sensation of what felt like smooth silk wrapped around his hand. His thumb traced small slick circles across the back of her hand, rubbing the pads of his fingertips against the supple softness of her porcelain skin. As she leaned over, to close the distance between…

The bustling town was alive and joyous with the energy and cheer of festivities; usually busy citizens mingled and celebrated within the square, drinking, dancing, and partaking of many games and foods from the stalls set about. Flags, streamers and paper poppers, sprinkling the cobblestone and buzzing air with confetti, decorated the scene. Beautiful women and skinny bards stood upon the edges of the large fountain, singing and playing a variety of light hearted instruments that only added to the liveliness, as children and adults gathered around. Beneath the clear night sky, the voices and music lilted high and loud, encompassing the town in an impenetrable gaiety that could be heard for miles.

Within the colourful crowd, crimson eyes flitted from one passing person to another. During the time he had awoken from his slumber, he had spent some time becoming accustomed to the new era and its ways. Like he was doing now, Kaname had found himself to be intrigued to observe the daily life of humans. Like a diver emerging from the deep of the sea, he had broken through the surface. Seeping through like poison, his spirit had once again slipped into this world, slowly, painfully restoring his energy and form, inch by inch, until finally, he stood within the world of light once more.

During the final fleeting seconds of Haruka’s life, the memories of his past life had returned to him. Once the crossing had been made, he was left weak; this was expected to a degree, but the cold and empty feeling of absence chilled his soul like never before – the first time had had opened his eyes, blinking against the harsh sun…the source of warmth he was never so familiar with. Not even the brutal rays searing his past memories could warm him from it. Not the flicker of his heartbeat could stir it, nor the continuous flow of dirty blood in his veins. His mind and body called for it, and though it lay within reach, safely ticked away within the essence of his soul, it did not respond. The invisible mark upon his hand did not shine, but was reduced to little more than a scar of lighter pigment.

The creature listened as the sounds of heavy footsteps surrounded them in swarms. It was a cacophony of the senses, this festival. There were hundreds of smells- sweet spices, sharp spices, cheeses and pastries – and just as many sounds – flutes and lutes from a small band within the centre of the square where a larger crowd formed, as well as the occasional children’s cries and squeals of delight. This visual noise was incredible: bright, colourful streamers strung up at every tree, post and stand, whipping and flapping in the warm breeze. Young ladies were in their best dresses, ribbons and bows decorating their hair, the few bright jewels they own adorning their necks, wrists and fingers. The men, just as equally, were looking the most well-groomed.

Feminine giggles and titters filtered through deep throated crowds and belly laughs. Perfume and cologne rose in the air in a cloud of clashing scents. Little ones who weaved through the crowds sneezed and wrinkled their nose with distaste.

“Although it may be a matter of what she likes, it is also the thought behind the gift which she will appreciate all the more. It is the same with me. I accept anything from you whole heartedly, because it simply came from you. It is these small details behind one’s intentions that hold the greatest of meanings. Never disregard them so easily, Yuuki.”

Releasing a long breath, Kaname stood a fair metre from her as she darted towards a small stall ahead of them. Memories always stirred when he looked at her; spoke to him, like that. He knew she could sense his intent, even when his slumber would suffer days on end, plagued by cryptic visions and symbols.

As the pureblood joined her side, a knowing smile crossed his features. His eyes softened when his eyes met hers, brushing his thumb along her cheekbones, warmly accepting her small gesture. His face’s expression softened and his lips curled into a coy smile, as she raised the toy towards his face. If not then, if not just a moment ago, she had caused his heart to tremble through her most endearing ways.

Giving out a soft toned ‘hm’, Kaname gently patted her head with tenderness: “Of course, Yuuki.”

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Kaname’s lips toyed at the bone china rim of his cup of tea, staring evenly over the heady and aromatic steam at Yuuki. Taking a mutinous sip from his cup, he swallowed its strong flavour with a minute sigh of refreshment, before setting the cup down in its saucer. His…

A sensation of what felt like smooth silk wrapped around his hand. His thumb traced small slick circles across the back of her hand, rubbing the pads of his fingertips against the supple softness of her porcelain skin.  As she leaned over, to close the distance between them, Kaname inhaled, breathing in the sweet fragrance of her body, feeling the strands of her thick hair tickle the side of his face – that too felt like silk against his cheek. If Kaname had been left to his own private doings, he would’ve wrapped his arms around her head, and held her close like a child.

Like the way the sun would soar across the cerulean skies, Yuuki danced under the stars. She simply walked in beauty, like a moon drifting at night in the cloudless climes and starry skies. As many has noticed in the past, it was the most beautiful that shone the brightest in the dark. She was merely a nameless grace which beheld a serenely sweet expression, no God or creature could possibly compare to. She was so soft, so eloquent so calm. Her mere smiles that won him each time – the very ones that glowed as bright as the starry heavens each night, were all so fine.

As she straightened her posture to pull him to his feet, a sudden flash of white caught his eye. Her smooth marble white skin reflected the pale glow of the candlelight, even when she tried to keep herself in the shadows. Baring a small sigh, Kaname enclosed his hand around hers and rose from his position. Upon seeing her swiftly turn her head to the side, Kaname silently laughed to himself, relishing the tender moment between them.

With measured steps, Kaname allowed the girl to pull him along, as of now content that she had allowed him to hold her hand. The unsteadiness of her voice rippled past her lips. Like a pebble dropped into a serene pool of water, it disrupted the water’s surface, causing a ripple to form in every direction, stretching and growing to the point it disturbed the distant still waters of what was his mind. As of now, Kaname was left in a distant gaze; a content one at that. He had often found himself in a similar position every so often, including the times he was in Cross Academy, blankly staring out the window in the hope of seeing the petite brunette. Occasionally, the odd heavy sigh would be released – a lover’s heavy sigh to be specific. And if Kaname had fallen into the daily depression of brooding over his sweet Yuuki, he would resolve to the option of creating a ‘skilful’ masterpiece, one in which would’ve been a drawing that supposedly belonged to a two year old.

“You may do as you like, Yuuki.” Kaname at last replied, easing his grip on her hand by a mere inch. “There will be plenty of time to look around. I’m certain you will find something to both of their liking. There is much to offer, as you can tell.” The pureblood murmured to his side, as they entered the small building towards to the exit of the courtyard.

Once everything had been paid for, the pair returned to the main section of the town square, easily mingling into the tight clusters of people who eagerly bustled from one stall to the other. With their hands still tightly linked together, Kaname occasionally squeezed her hand for reassurance.  The sound of footsteps gradually became louder, until the concentration of the crowd grew like the endless ocean. Guiding her to his side, Kaname fastened Yuuki to remain beside him, brushing past his shoulder every now and then for the close contact.

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