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Vague dreams enraptured Kaname, some he remembered and others were too forgettable. At times he dreamed of his deceased parents. As always they seemed in good spirits, radiating with the warmest of auras one could possibly imagine. Then at times he would see Yuuki, who spoke and told him about her days studying, whining and mumbling how Aidou had treated her unfairly for whatever justified reason she found doable. Yet when Kaname came to, he’d stare blindly at nothing in particular, feeling only but their voices and laughter lingering in his ear. It was during his time away from home did such dreams occur. It was as though they had visited him in his dreams, as he could feel the heat of their lips tickling his skin. Strangely enough, it was when the pureblood found himself in the loneliest of places did he dream of those important to him – the very ones who had a special room in his tired heart.

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For whatever reason Kaname could find, the thought of playing as the side character had never appealed to him. Whether it was when he was reading books as a child, the role of a leader as King or politician for whatever matter had intrigued him. Each leader within history played a unique role, leading their troops and kingdom with diligence and precision. Every single action came with skill and experience, one which a leader could only play. However, it was not the glory of being a leader that enticed the boy such a great deal. It was the sacrifice a leader was willing to take for many that bore an unknown meaning within the child’s heart. It was a great leader’s courage to fulfil his vision and risk his life for the sake of humanity, no matter what the costs that led him to question the actual meaning of what leadership required. In truth, it was not skill or experience that made one a leader, but one’s good intention and moral that fuelled their flair to lead.

Leadership was to hold oneself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects. It was to take on the role of a leader and fight towards the very end, whilst ensuring the safety of those who followed him – Kaname had never been able to fulfil such an appearance.

Over many centuries, Kaname was a lonesome wanderer. A man who only led from high grounds, watching those below him finish the other off like a pack of animals. And during all the years civil wars and conflict reigned, Kaname had remained in his cushioned seat – watching, always watching, plotting and waiting for the next opportunity to strike…

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As the pair broke away from their embrace, Yuuki’s hand pressed against his chest, taking a step back. Gently taking hold of his hand, she guided him through the busy crowd and down a narrow lane that separated them from the busy main street. The shadows enshrouded them like a cloak, disguising their figures within the dark. A pair of thin lips pressed against his knuckles, followed by a knuckle brushing against his cheek and tickling over the edge of his lips. No matter how hard Kaname tried, he could hardly make out the outline of her body, but only feel. Each time she pressed a kiss to his knuckle, the pureblood blinked awake from the feathery sensation…She had always kept him warm – warm with love and affection.

The pureblood froze at his name falling off her elegant lips. His lonesome ruby eyes glittered with a familiarity he recalled falling in love with.  The feeling of her hands working on the buttons of his coat came to his attention. Her hands trembled as she attempted to work on the last top button, to soon feel her hands rub Kaname’s long shirt – a typical penchant she had shown over her liking for his clothes, one which had become a natural instinct to her.

From the corner of his eye, with the help of the streetlights, Kaname noted how her silhouette shimmered against the soft light. Dark, sensual red eyes blinked quietly at Yuuki.  A hypnotising sheen appeared in her red eyes. He didn’t see her move, but only felt her forehead bump against his, her warm breath gliding over his mouth and eyelids.

That distance…

“Yuuki…” He endearingly called the alluring creature of darkness, feeling her hands rise at the back of his neck. “…What am I going to do with you? Whisking a helpless man into the dark.” Kaname grinned at the shadow, his fingertips blindly feeling through the darkness before he felt the silky strands of her hair.

So close…

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A knowing smile crossed his lips, as he recalled the promise they made as children. It was a promise that was filled of hopes and dreams, the faith that like their parents who shared such joy, they too would share the same happiness together. They promised to one another that they would be like mother and father…To one day be married, to one day start a family of their own. To think, that such a promise between young children would live on throughout the years. Yes, it was a remembrance to the both of them, that their future happiness was still possible. Although the both of them had matured, and changed in their own ways, their bond had remained strong as a result of that wish.

In return, Kaname only smiled at Yuuki, his eyes spelling love and adoration. He did not need to fantasise such thoughts. He just simply knew that everything would eventually come into place. Whether their time together permitted it or not, there was no question that Yuuki would be the most loving of wife a man could possibly ask for, and the tenderest of mothers.  The young princess would mature into a nurturing mother over time, watching and cooing her child to sleep with the very voice he loved so dearly…

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The pureblood’s arm clenched around her waist, feverishly releasing a short breath, as his body tingled from feeling intimately close, a notion that had been impossible at one point. Shots of electrocution radiated through his muscular arms, flowing directly into his hands, confining in his body. Upon instinct, he shivered under her glazed, impaling eyes, but didn’t compromise composure and clenched his teeth. Pulling back an inch, he blinked lightly, doubting the imprint of his touch…

And then her lips converged with his for a moment. There was no need to think. By now, Kaname was familiar with those very lips – the mould of them, the taste of them, the feeling of them…And all the more, it gave him no excuse to return an eager reply. His transfixing mouth took possession of hers – drinking up the sweetness of her lips that so very much tasted like nectar. And it was his. All of his. Pulling back, his cloudy eyes fell back on her now plump, rouge lips. Hints of steam fluttered over his chin and nose. She smelled of spring wind, and flowers. Kaname knew that such a feeling would stay with him for many centuries to come.

During the gloomy days when Kaname was out attending some boring meetings with the hunters, or with the most annoying aristocrats members of their society, Yuuki had often found herself drifting away from reality, and from the countless of books she was supposed to read and study, pondering about how their future together might have been, how they both would have been in a couple of years from now, or even in a century. When she was a child, she had often pictured themselves sharing the same affectionate gestures as their parents. Sometimes, when Kaname was out to play and she couldn’t sleep all alone in her bed, the little princess would sneak into the parlour, where their parents were used to cuddle on the couch, and she would stare at them in awe for a couple of minutes, imagining herself and Kaname at their place.

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At that time, her visions about their future together were always happy, and sweet. There were no dark thoughts looming at the back of her mind, they were the product of the imagination of a 5 years old child that could see only the good in the world, it was all she knew back then. But as time passed, things had slowly started to change. Right now, she could no longer see what her eyes as a child had once seen. Every time she tried to imagine their future together, how their life would have been in a couple of years, everything was always so blurry and unclear, as if her mind was no longer able to picture it the way it did when she was a child. Or maybe it simply didn’t wanted to. Perhaps somewhere, deep inside, there was a small part of her who knew that nothing of what she might have imagined would have actually come true in the end. They were like dreams, nothing more. And although she would often find herself thinking about it during the times when she was alone, about how she would have liked their life to be in the future, long gone were the times when she would spend even hours just fantasizing about him and her, and the life they could have had. Yet, there was one thing that time had always failed to change, and that was the way she saw her future, or better… with who.

Since the day they had promised to each other that they would have been like mother and father one day, there has always been only one person with which Yuuki has always wished to spend the rest of her life with, and that person was him, Kaname. Even during the ten long years she had spent as a human, without the memories of her past and especially of him, she could clearly remember even now the countless of nights when she had lay awake in her bed, pondering about asking him to turn her so that she could have stayed forever by his side. Unconsciously, she had always held on tightly to their promise even when she couldn’t remember it, even when she could only remember him as the young boy who had saved her from a scary vampire on a snowy day. Even as a human, she had always dreamt about having a future with him, and not only to be able to stay by his side as a friend, or as the little girl he had once saved. Although she had tried to deny it, to keep telling herself that just being his friend was enough for her, deep inside she had always wanted to be something more for him. A companion, a mate, a lover; someone he could rely onto, someone that would have stayed by his side forever, no matter what. And her re-awakening had only made those feelings for him even stronger than what they already were.

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In truth, maybe it was not right to say that she had stopped fantasizing about them, after all. When thinking about it, Yuuki was quite sure there was still that little 5 years old girl who liked to plan their wedding hidden somewhere, deep inside her. What really had changed was simply her way to see the world. She was no longer sure that everything would have been always great and amazing between them. She was aware that some days would have been bad, that they would have fought sometimes, even for the smallest of things, and that in a way or another, they would have both ended up being hurt. She just knew that being always happy like their parents had been would have not been possible for them, because they were Yuuki and Kaname, not Juuri and Haruka. But that was right, it was exactly as it should have been. It didn’t really matter how dark the day might have been, how much it would hurt to fight with him, and how painful it would have felt in the end to maybe realise that it was all her fault, because all of the moment they got to spend together, all the smiles and the laughters, all the hugs and the kisses, and the times spent in bed doing nothing but staring in each other’s eyes, they were something special; they were all worth it. Yuuki would have suffered even for a thousand years if in return she would have got to spend even a single second in that blissful heaven that was her life with Kaname. Because regardless of what anyone could have said about that matter, she was really, and truly happy with him.

Maybe it was thanks to the darkness, or perhaps it was just the fact that they were finally out of the spotlight and far away from the curious eyes of all those people, but for some reason, Yuuki was feeling rather bold at the moment. She almost didn’t notice when he tenderly called her name right then and there, her eyes completely enchanted by the way his crimson rubies were staring at her right now, but as she felt his fingers blindly searching for her figure in the dark, brushing ever so softly against her soft brunette hair, her attention immediately flew back at him and in a matter of seconds she had one of her small hands pressed against her mouth, trying to conceal the sound of her sweet giggle. An amused, genuine little laughter. “Well, you could always punish me…” The young princess suggested cunningly, a mischievous smirk curling her lips. “Or I could drag you all the way back to the mansion if you prefer, but that is a little bit too far, don’t you agree?”

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It was actually some kind of a blessing that he couldn’t see her properly right now. Otherwise, Yuuki was quite sure her face would have just assumed every kind of red shade possible in less than a minute. Not that she wasn’t blushing, because she obviously was, but it was definitely different when he couldn’t see it. With the help of the bright street lights that marked out his outline perfectly in the dark, she slowly reached out for his hands and delicately brought them up to her face, squeezing them softly in between her fingers. “I’m over here…” She murmured softly, her small fingers gliding gently over the smooth skin of his hand. “I’ll always be here.” She added after a few seconds, as if she was trying to reassure him that it was not her intention to move away from him and that it never would have been. Oh, if only he could see the precious smile upon her pink lips, and the way she was looking at him right now, her eyes filled with such love and tenderness, he would have never had any more doubts about her decision to stay by his side.

Her breath hitched in her throat for a long moment when his arms suddenly fell around her waist, caging her in between his body and what she was quite sure looked like a wall behind her. She was trapped. …Not that she really minded it, though. With a soft chuckle, her arms slipped delicately around his neck, her fingers playing with the odd few strands of chocolate coloured hair that tickled his nape, a mischievous glint in her dark scarlet orbs. “Hm, for a man who doesn’t like to be dragged into the dark, you sure don’t look like someone who isn’t enjoying this…” The girl commented playfully, her hand gliding down to his shoulders, caressing his back. And then it happened. She certainly wasn’t expecting a response when she had graciously brushed her soft lips against his, just a few seconds ago. It was merely a tease, something she was sure he would have brushed off like he always did with her pinches when they were in public… even though technically they were alone now, as no one could have possibly seen them considering how dark it was. They could barely see each other despite being so close. But she would have never thought he would have actually reciprocate that… kiss? And so eagerly even! Not that she was complaining about it, of course not!

It took her a few seconds to fully realise what was going on the moment his lips crashed down on hers, fully, this time around. It was like every single thought inside her head that she might have considered important before had magically vanished as soon as his mouth had landed on hers, leaving her breathless, and clueless. Oh, how much she had been craving for those lips to finally meet her own once again that night. For a brief second, she thought they had never tasted better than they did right now. Without wasting any more time, her scarlet eyes slowly slid closed and her small fingers travelled up to the collar of his shirt, pulling him as close to her as possible as their lips slid and brushed against each other, her heart beating ten times faster than usual against her chest. That was something so immensely sweet in that kiss, something that even she couldn’t clearly grasp. He tasted so sweet and yet his scent was the complete opposite. It was a dark, spicy fragrance, so different from the sweet taste of his mouth, and yet so incredibly alluring when mixed with it. Was there even something about him that wasn’t so utterly perfect? At this point, she really started to doubt it.

It was only when he suddenly pulled away, tearing a small whimper from her now puffy, slightly red lips, that Yuuki finally noticed she was starting to feel pretty light-headed. If it wasn’t for his arms so safely wrapped around her waist, she was quite sure she would have been sitting on the ground right now. Resting softly her forehead against his own, the young princess let out a soft sigh that quickly turned into a shy giggle the moment his eyes met hers, her head shaking softly in embarrassment. “Should I take this as a: ‘Okay, shut up, you won. I’ll stay with you no matter what’, perhaps?” The little pureblood asked playfully after a few seconds with a small chuckle, her heart still pounding like crazy against her chest. “Because if that’s the case, then I believe I need to hear that at least a hundred times more to be fully convinced, mmh!” She murmured softly beneath her breath, a rather mischievous smile curling her lips.

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And this time, it was her turn to take him by surprise. Her little fingers closed tightly around the soft fabric of his shirt that she loved so much, and before he could even have the time to reply, her soft lips searched for his for one more time that night, the height difference between them forcing her to stand on her toes to be able to reach him, one of her hands lost in between his tousled locks. It only lasted for a few seconds before she eventually pulled away again, her lips curled in what was a bright yet very embarrassed smile and her finger pressed against his own lips, her large scarlet orbs gleaming softly in the dark. “Now, this was one! Only 99 left to go!”

Within the darkness, Kaname’s eyes began to gleam in a brilliant crimson. His orbs searched through the darkness, to be only able to discern her thin silhouette. As of now, Kaname seemed conscious of each step of her eyes upon him. It had grown strangely warm around them, causing his body to feel the heat. His narrowed eyes relaxed, transmitting patience and obedience. The ease was in the wait, yet the difficulty was having to control. Yet more importantly, the fact that she had given them the option to head back home seemed somewhat tempting…

“Punishment?” He spoke softly to the girl, his voice deep and tender, and the sense of a smile lurking in his voice.  “Yuuki, you’d most likely degrade its meaning, considering your playful masochist tendencies. Truthfully, I don’t think I can find any example of ‘torture’ that would be fitting for you.” Kaname murmured with no tone of mockery, his eyes clouding like a gradual mist forming along the coast.

‘I’m here’

…Those soft, reassuring words. It was like watching flowers blossom, birds dashing into the unknown, goodness posed in a shape of timeless blue and languish red tethering unsown gashes of his heart. To think, that such a few words could bring a sense of comfort to his mind. For once Kaname was a creature able to treasure the giving’s and getting’s of life. Regardless of how powerful he was, in his eyes Kaname deemed himself as a leech with an insatiable thirst, hoaxed by unrelieved past pains and delusions. The pureblood was merely a child who could not let go. Every waking moment of his life, he was at the edge of a blade, tearing wounds, scorching and buried under agony until the end of time, he’d keep scarring and reliving nightmares until his insane heart writhed and died in its own toxic poison. Yet beside him, she was his daily remedy. She healed his wounds, kissed them, nurtured them…

As he thought of how generous and devoted Yuuki had been all of her life, Yuuki melted with the memories, allowing his veins to pump with fiery warmth. It drowned his heart, which suckled hungrily at all the good moments. When Kaname closed his eyes, he felt the images fade to opaque. Silenced sorted the hollowness of his mind to only leave an abandoning silence.

Kaname listened to the way she gaped headily at his provocative mouth. Like she, he had done it on purpose, of course. To taunt her, teach her, make her want, learn to breathe fire in him as he did in her. Leaning inwards once more, Kaname fell tempted to taste her sensual lips again,  clenching his fingers in anticipation, as he found himself stranded between wanting and knowing expectation. The look in his eyes beamed ache and compelling passion. The series of playing emotions flooded his stare, and churned the forgotten stabbing wound of his heart. It was breathtakingly awful, true and poised with cogent affection.

Before giving indecision another chance, Yuuki stood on her toes, tugging him down by his collar. Ah, it seemed Kaname was twice as lucky today. In return, he preceded her and returned the earnest kiss. Now, in this moment after a long time, he tasted her, loved him, and craved her like an unearthly immortal. His tightening arm around her tiny waist gave no room for her lungs to function. It was all spiralling madness – a delirious alchemy where the both of them tried to divulge the other into complete destruction. Her murmurs were lawyers steadily writing, while his kisses were whips. There was a sweet yet dark sense that surrounded their love. It was uncontrollable – a mere love knot that would forever remain tied, joining the fates together.

If only a kiss were as simple and natural. It was dangerous, furtive and damning.  Powers molted, fierce and noxious. Kaname could see it flicker between their touch, race in the exchanging kisses; pass through his warm fingers that gripped her ribcage so possessively. The pureblood could feel his silk hair knotted between her fingers. Having no passable explanation for their actions, Kaname gently unhooked her fingers – yet in return it increased another measure of his determination, revealing in his immobile and impenetrable arms hugging her back.

Kaname was dauntingly close, overpowering, her lover and enigma. Blurring details, decorum, how to breathe, right from wrong. Yuuki was a strange unearthly being – a slivery light bending the sad darkness of his emptiness, splendid, a shooting arrow derailing caution, diluting him with her poisonous kiss, beauty and prerogative.

Steadily, Kaname retracted to give her space. He rubbed his cheek against her hair, indulging in the scent of her hair – it was his favourite.

“Hm-Hm…” The pureblood breathed, nuzzling her scapula. “A certainly look forward to them, Yuuki.”

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"And I remember when I met him, it was so clear that he was the only one for me. We both knew it, right away. And as the years went on, things got more difficult — we were faced with more challenges. I begged him to stay. Try to remember what we had at the beginning. He was charismatic, magnetic, electric and everybody knew it. When he walked in every woman’s head turned, everyone stood up to talk to him. He was like this hybrid, this mix of a man who couldn’t contain himself. I always got the sense that he became torn between being a good person and missing out on all of the opportunities that life could offer a man as magnificent as him. And in that way I understood him and I loved him. I loved him, I loved him, I loved him. And I still love him. I love him.”

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His gaze softened, observing her dimming features that faded like the descending sun in the west. Her brown eyes sparkled in the dark like glowing ambers.

As she drew her face towards him, tenderly cradling his cheeks, the pureblood’s eyes grew heavy and dazed. Kaname leaned into the palm of her hand, dragging his eyes across her face, from her thin, salmon pink lips to her worrisome ochre eyes that leaked with emotion. Like a famous painter’s portrait, a painting of Yuuki’s expression would’ve been remarked as a unique beauty throughout the centuries. Yet even a mere sketch that captured a moment in time was incapable of capturing her eternal beauty – one which he witnessed every day of his life. Like a pearl made from grains of sand, the white youthfulness of its iridescent skin represented her flawless natural beauty.

"Why…You say…" Kaname answered dimly, fingering her lips for a brief moment, quivering in the lingering heat of her mouth. Stepping slightly forward, he slid his arms around her small back, gathering her comfortably in his arms. Her stranded arms dangled on her sides, as his therapeutic kisses rained across her face. His arms swallowed her waist, pulling her close into his inviting chest. Breathing in her hair, Kaname closed his eyes. In his kiss, Kaname possessed a bizarre perception that he wanted her to find relief and cease mourning over the reality of what the possibility had in store for them. His fingers threaded in her silky hair, cupping the sides of her face, tracing over her shoulders and dripping with a feather’s grace of her throat, and the front of her jacket. A sombre pair of rosewood eyes wandered through his mind’s eye, clipping  in his heart in the result of a sharp throb – as though a piece of shrapnel punctured his heart, causing it to bleed internally.

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Elegantly placing his right hand over hers, Kaname turned his face into the palm of her hand.

‘What a expression you behold, Yuuki’

“It seems that all I am capable of is hurting, Yuuki.” Kaname spoke softly, his hand slowly sliding down to her slim wrist, his grip tightening slightly. “Even if it isn’t my intention, it seems to be of a natural occurrence. Whether it is actions, whether it is my words…They will all somehow bring pain to you. It is not my intention to fill your mind with such thoughts. I cannot deny that what you say lingers on my mind at times, but I am simply a creature who is always lost in thought – lost between what is a reality and dream.”

‘Forgive me, Yuuki’

In blocking his way, the pureblood pulled away to listen eagerly to her words. A sense of guilt intermixing with happiness filled him whole. Her words returned a rush of joy, in the hope that everything that had wandered at the back of his mind had been untrue – that in truth, he did not bind her to his side so obediently like a prisoner – a bird imprisoned from the cerulean blue skies. Yet like himself, she too had wandered into the dark, strolling within the dark forest without the light to guide her. It was true, that Kaname no longer intended to keep her in the dark. Like her deceased parents, he wished to see her walk under the clear skies, free of ill thoughts. She was a creature fit for the darkness, but in fact of light. Like the most delicate of flowers that thrived under the tender rays of the sun, she too was in need of its comfort. No matter how well a creature was adapted to the dark, its bleak colour alone did not put the mind at rest.

She belonged in the light – the world of liberty she had always belonged to. She was a creature who was meant to be born in the light. Without it, Kaname feared that she would grow frail and tire. Perhaps, being the discerning man that he was, Kaname had always underestimated her abilities. Yet truthfully speaking, it had merely become a wish, even if it had meant that their time together would be cut short. Yuuki’s happiness would

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Within the passing minutes, the distance between them began to widen. As the girl turned away to walk further into the bustling crowd, Kaname found himself fixated. As the space grew further, he watched her shoulders tremble with adrenaline, listening to the way her voice quivered so softly, so tenderly, so quietly – so eloquently.

The dark coat he adorned dipped back as his shoulders straightened, adding another significant inch to his elevation. The cooling colours of the evening sky rippled over his sullen cheek, illuminating a crimson iris. The crop of his hair dripped against his cheek and shoulders, as a distinct forlornness and melancholy emulated from the man; the desolation equally making him impenetrable and arresting, like a black marble pillar.

At last, he began to follow behind her pursuit, his long strides easily closing the distance between them.

Kaname believed that there was an indistinguishable barrier between madness and love. They were two elements that could not exist without the other. Feeling the bitterness of unrequited love could lead to madness. Madness itself could be ignited from one’s love for another, whether it being good or bad. For Kaname, the point of loving Yuuki had grown to be like madness – a sickness he did not wish to be cured from. Since the first time he had her in his arms, the very same madness increased, growing headier, fuller, sweeter and desperate. The pureblood had never known anything to be like this. Despite his wealth of knowledge from reading books dating back to the dark ages to the modern age, no piece of literature or historical record could explain the infatuation for another being. Nothing could clarify the turbulent of emotions swirling within him.

In the maze-like halls, Kaname felt it. An unsuspected scent engulfed his sense, plunging his mind into a sweet oblivion. Drawn like a charged beast, a scarring sensation crawled over his spine, pinning the root of his senses until he trembled to his bones. That fragrance…The very one he missed during his absences from home…The fulgent feeling that continuously haunted him for weeks and months - His sweet Yuuki, the one who stood before.

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Upon hearing her words, her voice lowered- small, timid and delicate, but beautiful, like the chimes of little bells. Kaname only smiled, despite the sense melancholy entwined within her words, it made his heart warm and made him feel peaceful…

With a few wide strides, Kaname caught hold of her wrist and pulled her back towards him. His white hand stroked through the invisible force that had formed between them, grazing her left cheek hesitantly. Instant tenderness shimmered in his crimson orbs, reflecting the enthusiast emotions he experienced from the touch.

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“How can you possibly say such a thing?” Kaname smiled endearingly, revelling in the heat of her skin against his cold hands, like a waning flowers needing its sun. “Am I to believe that your promises were lies?” The pureblood murmured, his hand still wrapped around her wrist loosening.

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For a brief second, Yuuki felt as if she could get lost in the depths of his eyes. There was something special about those crimson orbs, something that had always attracted her, bewitched her even, since the very first time. She didn’t know what it was, why she always felt so weak and vulnerable every time he looked at her, why she always lost all of her strength in a matter of seconds every time he touched her. It was like being under a spell, and that spell, those feelings… they consumed her and took her breath away; they overwhelmed her completely. It felt like she was being overfilled with love for him, to the point her heart was ready to explode. But at the same time, they were those feelings that made her feel alive, more than she had ever been. It was like nothing she had ever felt before, no one has ever been able to make her feel that way before, only him. Only Kaname. It was something they shared, something between them. It was something that only he was capable of doing.

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And it didn’t really mattered right now if she was supposed to sound sad or angry, if her intention had been to show him that she was still the one to hold all the power to decide whether or not she wanted to be with him, or if she just wanted him to stop blaming himself for every single decision she had took. Because as she tenderly cradled his face closer to hers, her small thumb caressing lightly his cheek, the little pureblood couldn’t help but smile the moment he slowly leaned into her hand, a smile filled with concern, and sadness, but real. Sincere. And it was all that mattered at the moment, it was everything she needed. The world could have ended right then and there for what she cared about, and still, her own eyes would have kept staring at his own until her very last breath. Being with him like this was what she needed.

Soft, pinkish lips trembled slightly as his finger trailed softly across them, hands falling limp at her sides. Her body felt heavy, tired, as if she had just run a mile and was now desperately trying to catch her breath, her heart beating so fast and so loud that she almost thought he could hear it somehow. In a normal situation, Yuuki would have probably blushed profusely the moment his arms had slid delicately around her small frame, his sweet scent slowly filling her lungs. The simple thought of sharing such closeness with him in public would have been enough to set her whole face on fire, not only her cheeks. But right now, as he gently pulled her against his chest, safe and shielded in his embrace, the only thing she could think about was that she finally felt at home again, as if there was no other place in the world that was right for her just as much as his arms were.

Slowly, her scarlet eyes began to slid closed, and when his arms fell around her waist, pulling her even closer to his being, her own arms acted of their own accord and decided to mimic his own, sliding tenderly around his tall figure, her small fingers closing tightly around the soft fabric of his clothes. Before she could even realise it, his soft lips were already caressing her skin, over and over again, and in a matter of second, Yuuki had completely lost the track of time, of what they were doing and why. A part of her knew that it was unfair of him to play this game, trying to make her forget about her worries and fears by giving her what she wanted the most: him. Yet, a much bigger part of her wanted nothing more than surrender to this blissful 'torture', to let him take away all of her concerns, all of her fears. All of the pain that she felt every time she tried to think of a future where he wasn’t by her side.

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She wished she could forget about that, forget about everything that always threatened to drove them apart and just live happily with him, treasuring each single moment by his side ‘till the moment her heart would have stopped beating. But for as beautiful as that fantasy was, Yuuki knew that was all it was: a fantasy, nothing more than that. Their relationship was not the one of the princess who at the end of the tale finds her prince charming and they live happily ever after. Their relationship was complicated, they had their ups and downs and moments in which the both of them had felt lost, as if they had no idea of where to go from there. But unlike the fairy tales that she had loved so much as a child, what they had was true, it was real, and it was beautiful. No matter what, they had always found their way back to each other, and even in the deepest darkness, it had always felt right. It had always felt right to be by his side, it was the only thing in her entire life that she had never questioned, that she had never regretted.

The warmth of his hand on her own seemed to have broken her train of thoughts, her eyes slowly focusing onto his face once more, onto that gentle smile and that kind gaze that she so adored. Completely absorbed in their moment, her small fingers caressed lightly his cheek as her other hand slipped gently in between his messy, brown locks, curving delicately around his nape and pulling him close to her, the tip of their noses slightly touching as the girl leaned her forehead against his with a soft sigh, her eyes tightly closed. “That’s not true.” She whispered softly, her eyes opening just for a brief second, enough to let him see her love and affection for him swirling in their depths. “If all you were capable of doing was hurting me, then why would I still be here now? Here… by your side?” The younger vampire retorted with a faint smile, shaking softly her head.

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“You may not notice it Kaname, but I’m really happy with you. You make me happy.” She confessed with a nervous giggle, the tip of her little nose brushing tenderly against his cheek. “No one is perfect, you know? Things can’t go always right, and you can’t be happy every single second of your life. Along the road we will both make mistakes, we will both end up hurting each other in a way or another, without even noticing it sometimes, but what we have… us… what we have is real, Kaname, and that’s exactly what makes it so beautiful.” The girl murmured softly, forcing him to release his grip onto her wrist to cradle his hand towards her face, pressing a small, lingering kiss upon his palm. “This is the reality, Kaname. The reality is what it’s standing right in front of your eyes now, it’s the girl that is telling you that she would rather be dead than living even a single second without you by her side.” She told him with a little smile, her eyes beaming with a strange light.

“You can blame yourself as much as you want for promising me that I could be by your side, for allowing me to follow you that day, and for letting me stay when I told you that I wanted to start over with you. But if you do, you will also be blaming yourself for the happiness you gave me since then, for all the smiles and all the laughters that we shared together. In a world full of darkness, you’re the only light that I need. No matter how bright the day may be, without you… there would only be darkness for me. We may be complicated, but that doesn’t mean that you’re wrong for me, Kaname.” The little vampire concluded softly with a small nod, brushing tenderly her cheek against the palm of his hand. “Regarding me being wrong for you, well… I suppose that could be discussed!” She added playfully with a gentle laughter, tapping delicately her finger against her cheek.

In all honesty, Yuuki knew for sure that it would have never come a time when Kaname would have finally stopped torturing himself and just accept the fact that he also deserved to be happy, just like everyone else. He was a selfless creature, always aiming to please the other, and no matter how loud her voice could be, or how many times she would assure him that all she wanted was to stay by his side, Kaname would never be truly satisfied, Yuuki was aware of that, and she accepted it. Yet… “It doesn’t matter if you don’t agree with me, or if you think that I’ve made the wrong decision. I know I can’t ask you to like it, or to accept it, but it was my decision Kaname, and what I can ask you is, please… respect it.” …that didn’t meant that she couldn’t at least try, right?

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Her shoulders shook lightly as she suddenly turned around and gave her back at him, her eyes intently staring at the ground, yet almost painfully aware of every single little step that followed her own, as well as of those eyes that gently but forcefully were currently piercing her back. It only took him a few elegant steps to close once more that unbearable distance between them that she herself had created. And as he pulled her back into his arms, back where she rightfully belonged, Yuuki could have sworn to have heard her heart skipping a beat as his warm hand broke that invisible wall between them and lovingly caressed her face, hesitant, as if that was the first time he was really able to touch her.

Silently, the younger pureblood took a few steps back, pulling him along with her towards a small alley, until they were both completely shrouded by the darkness, away from the watchful eyes of the curious inhabitants of the city. Her small hand stopped his before he could fully pull himself away from her, cradling it towards her lips where she took her time to press a small kiss over each and every knuckle of his, her eye still refusing to meet his own, despite that. His hands were always so cold, and yet his body was so very warm, just like his heart. There was no space in it for himself, only for the others. Everything he did was always for the others. With a trembling hand, she quickly undid the first few buttons of his dark coat, and let her small hand slid underneath, her warm palm pressing over his silky shirt, right where his heart was. “And how can you possibly suggest that all of my promises were lies, Kaname?” The girl questioned in return, her pink lips quivering slightly. “Didn’t I promised you that I would have stayed by your side, perhaps? And look at where I am right now!” She told him with a bashful smile, her free hand moving upwards to caress his neck.

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“I remember the story of a young man, who once told to a little girl that one day… him and her would have been just like their parents. Happy… together.” The little vampire began with a mischievous smile, her delicate fingers trailing a path along the side of his neck. “Although that little girl has grew up, she never forgot those words. She never stopped believing in what that young boy once said to her. That little girl still wants her and her fiancé to be like their parents, one day. She still wants to build a future with him, to become his wife, and the mother of his kids. She still wants to live her life with him, until her very last breath.” She told him softly, releasing a small sigh.

Gently, her soft lips brushed against his own, the shadow of a kiss that had the potential to become so much more, but that she purposely kept so innocent and chaste, as if she was afraid of what his reaction might have been. “I never lied to you, Kaname. Never.” The princess murmured softly, her small head shaking lightly in denial. “All the promises I made to you… all the things I said, about us being together… about us building a future together… they were all true. It’s what I want, Kaname, what I’ve always wanted.” She assured him with a gentle smile, her kind gaze slowly starting to soften once again.

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Vague dreams enraptured Kaname, some he remembered and others were too forgettable. At times he dreamed of his deceased parents. As always they seemed in good spirits, radiating with the warmest of auras one could possibly imagine. Then at times he would see Yuuki, who spoke and told him about her days studying, whining and mumbling how Aidou had treated her unfairly for whatever justified reason she found doable. Yet when Kaname came to, he’d stare blindly at nothing in particular, feeling only but their voices and laughter lingering in his ear. It was during his time away from home did such dreams occur. It was as though they had visited him in his dreams, as he could feel the heat of their lips tickling his skin. Strangely enough, it was when the pureblood found himself in the loneliest of places did he dream of those important to him – the very ones who had a special room in his tired heart.

For whatever reason Kaname could find, the thought of playing as the side character had never appealed to him. Whether it was when he was reading books as a child, the role of a leader as King or politician for whatever matter had intrigued him. Each leader within history played a unique role, leading their troops and kingdom with diligence and precision. Every single action came with skill and experience, one which a leader could only play. However, it was not the glory of being a leader that enticed the boy such a great deal. It was the sacrifice a leader was willing to take for many that bore an unknown meaning within the child’s heart. It was a great leader’s courage to fulfil his vision and risk his life for the sake of humanity, no matter what the costs that led him to question the actual meaning of what leadership required. In truth, it was not skill or experience that made one a leader, but one’s good intention and moral that fuelled their flair to lead.

Leadership was to hold oneself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects. It was to take on the role of a leader and fight towards the very end, whilst ensuring the safety of those who followed him – Kaname had never been able to fulfil such an appearance.

Over many centuries, Kaname was a lonesome wanderer. A man who only led from high grounds, watching those below him finish the other off like a pack of animals. And during all the years civil wars and conflict reigned, Kaname had remained in his cushioned seat – watching, always watching, plotting and waiting for the next opportunity to strike…

As the pair broke away from their embrace, Yuuki’s hand pressed against his chest, taking a step back. Gently taking hold of his hand, she guided him through the busy crowd and down a narrow lane that separated them from the busy main street. The shadows enshrouded them like a cloak, disguising their figures within the dark. A pair of thin lips pressed against his knuckles, followed by a knuckle brushing against his cheek and tickling over the edge of his lips. No matter how hard Kaname tried, he could hardly make out the outline of her body, but only feel. Each time she pressed a kiss to his knuckle, the pureblood blinked awake from the feathery sensation…She had always kept him warm – warm with love and affection.

The pureblood froze at his name falling off her elegant lips. His lonesome ruby eyes glittered with a familiarity he recalled falling in love with.  The feeling of her hands working on the buttons of his coat came to his attention. Her hands trembled as she attempted to work on the last top button, to soon feel her hands rub Kaname’s long shirt – a typical penchant she had shown over her liking for his clothes, one which had become a natural instinct to her.

From the corner of his eye, with the help of the streetlights, Kaname noted how her silhouette shimmered against the soft light. Dark, sensual red eyes blinked quietly at Yuuki.  A hypnotising sheen appeared in her red eyes. He didn’t see her move, but only felt her forehead bump against his, her warm breath gliding over his mouth and eyelids.

That distance…

“Yuuki…” He endearingly called the alluring creature of darkness, feeling her hands rise at the back of his neck. “…What am I going to do with you? Whisking a helpless man into the dark.” Kaname grinned at the shadow, his fingertips blindly feeling through the darkness before he felt the silky strands of her hair.

So close…

A knowing smile crossed his lips, as he recalled the promise they made as children. It was a promise that was filled of hopes and dreams, the faith that like their parents who shared such joy, they too would share the same happiness together. They promised to one another that they would be like mother and father…To one day be married, to one day start a family of their own. To think, that such a promise between young children would live on throughout the years. Yes, it was a remembrance to the both of them, that their future happiness was still possible. Although the both of them had matured, and changed in their own ways, their bond had remained strong as a result of that wish.

In return, Kaname only smiled at Yuuki, his eyes spelling love and adoration. He did not need to fantasise such thoughts. He just simply knew that everything would eventually come into place. Whether their time together permitted it or not, there was no question that Yuuki would be the most loving of wife a man could possibly ask for, and the tenderest of mothers.  The young princess would mature into a nurturing mother over time, watching and cooing her child to sleep with the very voice he loved so dearly…

The pureblood’s arm clenched around her waist, feverishly releasing a short breath, as his body tingled from feeling intimately close, a notion that had been impossible at one point. Shots of electrocution radiated through his muscular arms, flowing directly into his hands, confining in his body. Upon instinct, he shivered under her glazed, impaling eyes, but didn’t compromise composure and clenched his teeth. Pulling back an inch, he blinked lightly, doubting the imprint of his touch…

And then her lips converged with his for a moment. There was no need to think. By now, Kaname was familiar with those very lips – the mould of them, the taste of them, the feeling of them…And all the more, it gave him no excuse to return an eager reply. His transfixing mouth took possession of hers – drinking up the sweetness of her lips that so very much tasted like nectar. And it was his. All of his. Pulling back, his cloudy eyes fell back on her now plump, rouge lips. Hints of steam fluttered over his chin and nose. She smelled of spring wind, and flowers. Kaname knew that such a feeling would stay with him for many centuries to come.

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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.

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“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.

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“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.

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“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.  

It almost made her feel guilty to see his lips curl into a timid smile in response to her 'venomous glare', if one could even call it in that way. Not that it was anything too big, as it was absolutely impossible for Yuuki to be truly mean or even mad at Kaname for more than a few minutes, but for a moment it definitely made her question if perhaps she wasn’t overreacting a little bit right now. After all, he hadn’t done anything wrong! …Well, more or less. She was about to open her mouth to apologize for her silly reaction when the feeling of a pair of soft, velvety lips brushing across her delicate skin suddenly made her forget about everything she previously had in mind, her current state of embarrassment included. Her soft, burgundy eyes widened slightly, flying upwards just in time to see his bashful smile widen, his gentle features now beaming with warmth.

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Yuuki had no idea how much time she had spent there, just staring at him in awe. Her soft cheeks didn’t seem intentioned to cool down that night, and still glowed softly under the gentle lights of the street, making her face look even more red than it truly was, if that was even possible, of course. Unconsciously, her small fingers tightened softly around his hand as her name flew past his lips in a gentle whisper, a sound that forced her to close her eyes and inhale deeply, taken aback by the gentleness of his voice. Her name sounded so different when it came from his lips, so much more sweet and meaningful. In all honesty, Yuuki could have easily spent even centuries in his arms, doing nothing but listening to her name whispered at her ear from his lips, and she would have still been utterly content. Was there even a better way to spend her eternity? Every time she thought about her future, Kaname was always in it, there was simply no future without him.

Her eyes followed his figure as if enchanted when he slowly straightened his position, and it was only when his crimson rubies met her scarlet pools that she was finally brought back to reality and made aware that they were still in the middle of the town square, with at least half of the population surrounding them. Ashamed of her own reactions, the pureblood only allowed him to peer for a few instants in the depths of her scarlet gems before quickly dropping her gaze to the ground, staring at her small feet that kept moving back and forward in a nervous way, unable to stay still right at the moment.

It took her a few seconds to fully process his words then, her mind still lost in the meaningful moment that had just transpired between them. Words were never a necessity for them, not when they could easily convey all of their feelings with just a simple gaze. Yet, despite that, as his words slowly sunk into her head, the princess suddenly felt cold, as if all the warmth she had previously felt had been just stripped away from her as fast as the wind blew. Their hands were still tightly laced together, but it was as if she couldn’t feel it in between her fingers anymore, as if it was slowly disappearing. While his expression slowly softened, her own hardened instead, and her eyes now glowed with a different light: disappointment, and maybe even a little bit of sadness. “Why…? Why do you always have to speak like this?” She finally managed to let out, her voice trembling a little with every word that pushed past her mouth. “Why do you always have to speak as if it is wrong for us to be together? As if it is wrong for me and for you to be happy together? As if this… as if this will have to end someday?”

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Raising her eyes from the ground, she quickly stepped in front of him, blocking his way, forcing him to keep his attention focused onto her as she spoke. “You haven’t imposed anything on me, Kaname. Even when we were not together, you have always let me make my own decisions, you’ve always trusted me. You didn’t chose to bring me with you that day, I did. You didn’t forced me to stay by your side after telling me the truth about who you really are, I made that decision by myself, and not because of the promise you made me, but because that’s what I wanted, what I still want.” Despite her serious tone and the steel gaze with which she was looking at him right now, her hand never left his, not even for a small second. Her little fingers were still squeezing delicately his hand, her grip tight yet soft at the same time. It was as though she was desperately trying to convey something in that way, as if she was trying to tell him that she was not really angry, only… scared. Really, really scared.

“I’m not some kind of china doll that will easily break at the first touch Kaname, I’m strong. I’m stronger than what you may think. I knew what it meant to be by your side when I decided to come with you, and I knew that it would have not been easy when I took your hand that day and told you that I wanted to start over. But why does it feel like I’m the only one who is really trying here? Why does it feel as if… as if you’ve already decided that this isn’t going to work?” The little princess questioned in a murmur, her eyes closing for a brief second as a long sigh parted her soft, pink lips. “This isn’t about me Kaname, or about the burden you think I won’t be able to carry onto my shoulders. This is about you. Why do you think you don’t deserve me? Why do you think you’re not worthy to be happy? Haven’t you already suffered enough? I want you to be happy, Kaname, you deserve it!” She told him in a feeble whisper, cupping his face in between her hands and bringing him closer to her.

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She couldn’t care less right now if they were still in public, or if people were watching them and wondering what was going on between them. All she could think about at the moment was him, him and only him, and she would be damned if she would allow him to keep blaming himself as if she was some kind of holy creature and he was nothing but the devil himself. It was not right, it was not true. “You’re always saying that you don’t want me to be in the dark, that it’s not the place for me, but you know what? I am already in the dark, and you didn’t drag me into it, I dragged myself into it with my own hands. It was my decision, Kaname. Mine. So please, stop torturing yourself over this, stop hesitating thinking that the only reason why I’m by your side right now is because you wanted so, it’s not true. I’m not here because of you, I’m here because of the choices I made, because I want to be here. I could be miles away from you right now, but I’m not… because that’s not what I want. What I want is standing right in front of me right now, what I want is you, Kaname. But… maybe what I want doesn’t want me…”

As fast as she had previously erased that distance between them, she quickly re-created it again, moving away from him as though she had just burned herself, her eyes lowering almost instantly to the ground. She was feeling light, as if she had finally let loose all of the thoughts that had been haunting her for years now, but at the same time, she simply couldn’t help herself from feeling guilty. It was not supposed to go in this way, it was supposed to be a nice evening as a normal couple, void of any kind of drama, and yet, she had to go and ruin everything, and all because she wasn’t capable of keeping her own thoughts to herself. Deeply ashamed, and unable to look at him in the eyes anymore, the young pureblood quickly spun on her heels and began to walk again, her face burning with shame. It didn’t took long before the sound of his steps joined her own, and despite her current state of mind, she couldn’t refrain herself from glancing briefly at him the moment his words caressed her ears, his eyes still scanning her porcelain features despite her attempts to hide herself from his gaze. He won’t let her do that. Stubborn… just as she was.

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“I’m not loyal…” The brunette finally murmured in response the moment she managed to find back her voice, her body shaking ever so lightly at the sound of her own voice. “I love you.” She whispered softly below her breath, a long strand of her hair wrapped tightly around her small finger. “If I wouldn’t hold on so tightly… if I would let you push me away… if you wouldn’t be a part of my future, a part of my life, then… wouldn’t it be better to be dead instead? It would hurt less…”

His gaze softened, observing her dimming features that faded like the descending sun in the west. Her brown eyes sparkled in the dark like glowing ambers.

As she drew her face towards him, tenderly cradling his cheeks, the pureblood’s eyes grew heavy and dazed. Kaname leaned into the palm of her hand, dragging his eyes across her face, from her thin, salmon pink lips to her worrisome ochre eyes that leaked with emotion. Like a famous painter’s portrait, a painting of Yuuki’s expression would’ve been remarked as a unique beauty throughout the centuries. Yet even a mere sketch that captured a moment in time was incapable of capturing her eternal beauty – one which he witnessed every day of his life. Like a pearl made from grains of sand, the white youthfulness of its iridescent skin represented her flawless natural beauty.

"Why…You say…" Kaname answered dimly, fingering her lips for a brief moment, quivering in the lingering heat of her mouth. Stepping slightly forward, he slid his arms around her small back, gathering her comfortably in his arms. Her stranded arms dangled on her sides, as his therapeutic kisses rained across her face. His arms swallowed her waist, pulling her close into his inviting chest. Breathing in her hair, Kaname closed his eyes. In his kiss, Kaname possessed a bizarre perception that he wanted her to find relief and cease mourning over the reality of what the possibility had in store for them. His fingers threaded in her silky hair, cupping the sides of her face, tracing over her shoulders and dripping with a feather’s grace of her throat, and the front of her jacket. A sombre pair of rosewood eyes wandered through his mind’s eye, clipping  in his heart in the result of a sharp throb – as though a piece of shrapnel punctured his heart, causing it to bleed internally.

Elegantly placing his right hand over hers, Kaname turned his face into the palm of her hand.

‘What a expression you behold, Yuuki’

“It seems that all I am capable of is hurting, Yuuki.” Kaname spoke softly, his hand slowly sliding down to her slim wrist, his grip tightening slightly. “Even if it isn’t my intention, it seems to be of a natural occurrence. Whether it is actions, whether it is my words…They will all somehow bring pain to you. It is not my intention to fill your mind with such thoughts. I cannot deny that what you say lingers on my mind at times, but I am simply a creature who is always lost in thought – lost between what is a reality and dream.”

‘Forgive me, Yuuki’

In blocking his way, the pureblood pulled away to listen eagerly to her words. A sense of guilt intermixing with happiness filled him whole. Her words returned a rush of joy, in the hope that everything that had wandered at the back of his mind had been untrue – that in truth, he did not bind her to his side so obediently like a prisoner – a bird imprisoned from the cerulean blue skies. Yet like himself, she too had wandered into the dark, strolling within the dark forest without the light to guide her. It was true, that Kaname no longer intended to keep her in the dark. Like her deceased parents, he wished to see her walk under the clear skies, free of ill thoughts. She was a creature fit for the darkness, but in fact of light. Like the most delicate of flowers that thrived under the tender rays of the sun, she too was in need of its comfort. No matter how well a creature was adapted to the dark, its bleak colour alone did not put the mind at rest.

She belonged in the light – the world of liberty she had always belonged to. She was a creature who was meant to be born in the light. Without it, Kaname feared that she would grow frail and tire. Perhaps, being the discerning man that he was, Kaname had always underestimated her abilities. Yet truthfully speaking, it had merely become a wish, even if it had meant that their time together would be cut short. Yuuki’s happiness would

Within the passing minutes, the distance between them began to widen. As the girl turned away to walk further into the bustling crowd, Kaname found himself fixated. As the space grew further, he watched her shoulders tremble with adrenaline, listening to the way her voice quivered so softly, so tenderly, so quietly – so eloquently.

The dark coat he adorned dipped back as his shoulders straightened, adding another significant inch to his elevation. The cooling colours of the evening sky rippled over his sullen cheek, illuminating a crimson iris. The crop of his hair dripped against his cheek and shoulders, as a distinct forlornness and melancholy emulated from the man; the desolation equally making him impenetrable and arresting, like a black marble pillar.

At last, he began to follow behind her pursuit, his long strides easily closing the distance between them.

Kaname believed that there was an indistinguishable barrier between madness and love. They were two elements that could not exist without the other. Feeling the bitterness of unrequited love could lead to madness. Madness itself could be ignited from one’s love for another, whether it being good or bad. For Kaname, the point of loving Yuuki had grown to be like madness – a sickness he did not wish to be cured from. Since the first time he had her in his arms, the very same madness increased, growing headier, fuller, sweeter and desperate. The pureblood had never known anything to be like this. Despite his wealth of knowledge from reading books dating back to the dark ages to the modern age, no piece of literature or historical record could explain the infatuation for another being. Nothing could clarify the turbulent of emotions swirling within him.

In the maze-like halls, Kaname felt it. An unsuspected scent engulfed his sense, plunging his mind into a sweet oblivion. Drawn like a charged beast, a scarring sensation crawled over his spine, pinning the root of his senses until he trembled to his bones. That fragrance…The very one he missed during his absences from home…The fulgent feeling that continuously haunted him for weeks and months - His sweet Yuuki, the one who stood before.

Upon hearing her words, her voice lowered- small, timid and delicate, but beautiful, like the chimes of little bells. Kaname only smiled, despite the sense melancholy entwined within her words, it made his heart warm and made him feel peaceful…

With a few wide strides, Kaname caught hold of her wrist and pulled her back towards him. His white hand stroked through the invisible force that had formed between them, grazing her left cheek hesitantly. Instant tenderness shimmered in his crimson orbs, reflecting the enthusiast emotions he experienced from the touch.

“How can you possibly say such a thing?” Kaname smiled endearingly, revelling in the heat of her skin against his cold hands, like a waning flowers needing its sun. “Am I to believe that your promises were lies?” The pureblood murmured, his hand still wrapped around her wrist loosening.

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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.

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This is my love song to you.

Let every woman know I’m yours,

So that you can fall asleep each nightmare,

And know I’m dreaming of you more.

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"…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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