“S-Stop!!” Rena knew what he was going to do, and tried to stop him, but he ignored her plea.
Airi placed his lips onto of her’s, feeling all of her pain, her suffering.
Akane didn’t have any thought of what had just happened, but she had woken up, confused and unknowing of anything.
“Don’t tell her anything, Rena,” Airi warned her.
“Y-You!!” Rena grabbed his collar, “You’d better have a great explanation about this…! Or else…!”
“Rena-nee? What is going on?”
Akane looked confused with the current situation. She knew there is something wrong, Rena isn’t going to be this mad if nothing was wrong.
“Nothing… Chu-chan.. I thought there was something on Furukawa’s shirt..”
“Furukawa?” She looked towards the young man.
“Yes, Churi. This is Furukawa Airi from the Furukawa family.” Yuki introduced him to her.
His face seemed awfully familiar to her, “Wait… I-I recognise you…” Akane closed her mouth with her left hand in disbelief, “Y-You!” She abruptly changed her view to Rena.
Rena understood what Akane was trying to say.
“Can I strangle him now?”
“No,” Yuki said, straightforwardly.
“But, Yuki-chan! He is….”
“I hear you’ve got an apology, Furukawa-san.”
“Yes, but I have to meet Kashiwagi-sama, the head of your family.”
“He sent for us to see to you.”
“If so…” Airi needed to think fast, about how he should begin to apologize, trying to choose the right words before saying anything, “Umm… Y-Yeah…”
“I’m waiting…..” Rena sent her death glare his way.
He began to kneel down in front of the princesses and put his right hand across his chest, “I, Furukawa Airi as the heir of my family, apologise on behalf of my clan, and my brothers for anything we have done to your banquet.”
“Why would you do that? Don’t you know that it’s a sacred banquet for us?” The youngest retort at his apology.
“It genuinely was not my idea… I may be the oldest but my youngest brother had just dragged us along to ransack this banquet, he just wanted the food.”
Rena gritted her teeth, “Y-You…”
Her foot was hovered above his head, angrily, “You dare do that again… I swear… The next time I see you.. This is going to be ten times as hard!”
“Rena!” Yuki quickly pulled Rena away.
“L-Let me go.. Yuki!”
“Remember, our main object is to prevent war, and what you did isn’t helping at all!” Yuki still held her twin’s body.
“Let her do whatever she wants,” Airi said, “I deserve this for agreeing with my brother to do what we’ve done to you last night.”
“Don’t you dare… act passive in front of me!”
“And… Rena-sama, I would like to apologise on behalf my brother since he stole a kiss from you… Was it your first?”
Airi was dumb to remind her about the last thing that she didn’t even want to remember for the rest of her life. On the other hand, the eldest and youngest, who stared in awe, didn’t believe about what they just heard.
“That’s it!” Rena forcefully pulled herself away, before walking up to Airi.
Yuki tried to plead with her, but it was too late, when she gave Airi a drop kick to the head.
“Oh my God… Rena!”
Airi dropped to the side, as Rena’s forceful kick gave him complete unconsciousness and a pretty a bad nose bleed.
“Oh my God, Rena-nee! H-He was the oldest member of the Furukawa f-family…! And he wasn’t the one who kissed you!” Akane shook her head furiously.
“N-Now, what are going to do with him?” Yuki couldn’t maintain her calm composure, this is beyond of her imagination.
“I don’t give a damn care about him, like he said he deserves it!” Rena brushed off dust from her dress
“I’ll look after him, someone go and apologise,” Akane suggested.
“I’ll go to see Father, we need to report about this. And I don’t want somebody else telling him.” Yuki turned her eyes looking at her twin’s, all of sudden the room was filled with black aura, her signature ability “Y-You’d better come with me, Rena..”
Yuki didn’t use suffix -chan anymore, The black atmosphere between them didn’t fail to give goosebumps.
“You did what, Rena?!” Their father’s voice echoed in the royal chamber.
The twins closed their eyes in sync, afraid of their father.
“I-I was j-just….”
“Do YOU have any idea what this could lead to?!”
Yuki tried hard to pick the right words to help her sister, as much as Yuki hated Rena’s reckless, she had to stand up for her twin sister.
“She was only doing what she thought was right, Father,” She said, “He was acting arrogant towards her..”
“Y-Yes, Father. I was trying to save Akane..” Rena tried to explain.
“What is it that he did to her?”
Yuki knew she’ll say something that probably would make her Father madder.
“H-He kissed Akane…”
“He WHAT??” Their Father raised from the throne, clenched his fist tightly.
“But, the strange thing is.. Akane seemed to have gotten better after that…”
Yuki hope this would be relevant enough, to help reduce her father’s anger.
“I see…” He said, “Tend to his wounds, he should get better in 2 or 3 days, also, send a messenger to tell the head of the Furukawa family himself about this.”
“Are you saying he’ll be staying in here, Father? Our Mansion?” Rena said, speechless.
“He didn’t have to stay actually, if not because of your unnecessary actions, Rena.”
“A-Akane’s tending to him now, Father…” Yuki said tried to change topic as she nudged her elbow to Rena’s body.
“Yuki, prepare the guest room, tell our servant to serve our guest.” He turned to the source of the commotion, “And you Rena.. you have to apologize to him, when he regains consciousness.” Their father voice changed drastically when he talked to Rena.
“Yes, Father, as you wish.”
“You know what, Rena…? I won’t take no for an answer.. Now both of you are dismissed.”
The two bowed and silently left. Rena remained silent as she started pacing.
“Why did you do that, Rena?” Yuki asked.
“Because, that ****** was annoying me.”
“There was still no reason to act out like that.”
“Geez.. I’m sorry, okay?”
“Rena, you can’t act like this,” Yuki said in a serious tone. “This isn’t like you. Besides…”
The girl looked around to find the two alone and pulled her close.
“It would ruin the image everyone has of you. If they see you acting this way, they won’t see you as the goody two shoes princess they think of you as now.”
“Y-You’re right, Yuki-chan..” Rena’s eyes were roaming around as she said this.
Rena’s odd behavior is a secret, only Yuki, Akane and their parents knew about this. It’s not that Rena was strange in a weird way, Rena has an issue relating to anger management. Beside that, she is a perfect princess like Yuki, or even better.
It was better if she hid her anger issue in front of the public. But after the Furukawa duo intruded their banquet, it was as if like Rena’s seal has been torn away. Yuki knew, it was related with the kiss, that Airi had talked about.
“Rena-chan, is it true?”
“You know, the thing that Furukawa said..” Yuki was careful not to directly say it in front of Rena.
“Ummm….” Rena was back to herself, the shy, polite princess.
“I see.. How did it happen?”
Yuki’s been wondering, why didn’t Rena trust her with the true reason. The biggest mystery is why didn’t Rena resist, like she always did. Like what happened to Airi, and what she did to him.
“It just happened.. No other reason.”
“You’re not angry? Like at all?”
“The thing is.. I couldn’t move my body as if i was hypnotized.. Can we stop talking about the kiss? I barely kept calm in front of Furukawa’ oldest son, and he didn’t do anything to me… I don’t know what the hell I’ll do to his youngest son, but since he kissed me, I’m going all out.”
“On the note of Furukawa, is he okay?”
“I don’t know… I’ll see Chu-chan and find out, do as father says, Yuki.”
“I will. You just try to calm yourself down, okay?”
As the two twins parted, Rena recomposed herself before entering Akane’s room.
“Rena-nee, is that you?”
“Yes, it is, why?”
“A-Are you going to hit him again?”
“N-No, Yuki-chan told to me to check up on him… Is he alright?”
“No, he isn’t. He gained a concussion and a partially broken nose because of you.”
“I’m sorry. It was just instinct…” Rena wanted take it all back about not regretting to hit Airi, because right now, guilty was written all over her face.
“He should be awake in an hour or two. I hear werewolves are able to heal quickly, just like us.”
“Alright… I want to apologize when he wakes up, not only that, but Father told me to as well...”
“Oh, then that’s good that you want to, you kinda overreacted by doing that to him.”
“It surprised me, honestly. It was like you weren’t even the same person.”
Rena silently clenched her fist. “Y-yeah.. I’m sorry for worrying you.”
“No, it’s fine. You were probably just shocked because of that one wolf, having harassed you and all.”
“Perhaps,” Rena leaned against the wall. “I’m not even sure what happened myself. I couldn’t do anything, it felt like I was under a spell…”
“Chu-chan?” Rena opened the door for a moment and peeked inside. “What’s the matter?”
“I-I… my head.. Again.. it’s…”
“I’m coming in,” Rena walked in and saw Akane holding her head. She got closer and saw that the younger vampire’s eyes were dimly glowing red, a sign that she was in one of her phases.
“Have you taken your medicine?” Rena asked.
“Ngh.. I-I.. did.. But I…”
“Hold on. I’ll get you something.”
Rena left as Akane stumbled to the nearest chair in the room. She clutched her head once more and when she opened her eyes once more, she saw something, she never wanted to see.
She saw Yuki and Rena getting killed in front of her, by masked figures. Then, she saw their father being tortured relentlessly by the same figures.
“Don’t worry, Chu-chan, I’m coming!” Rena said.
But from a distance, Akane couldn’t hear her. She screamed in horror and fell down, crying.
“Don’t die, Rena-nee! Please!”
Rena came back, with an unknown drink. She rushed to Akane and supported her, offering her the drink.
Right when Akane was able to drink it, her body started to calm down. Her breathing slowed as the light slowly faded from her eyes before passing out.
Then at the same time, the eldest Furukawa son stirred in his slumber. Rena became concerned, as this seemed to be connected to her somehow.
“... What..?” He slowly sat up, as he held his head in pain. “Urgh.. what is going on..?”
“I’m sorry… Airi, was it?”
“Y-Yeah… W-Why are you apologising?”
“Well, the fact that I.. kicked you on reflex.”
“Oh, right,” Airi said, remembering. “Well, we heal pretty fast, like vampires, so I wouldn’t worry.”
“Oh… My Father said for you to stay, until you feel well enough to go back.”
“T-That won’t be necessary,” the boy slowly got up. “I already caused enough trouble as it is, I’m sure. I’ll take it upon myself to leave.”
“No..! I genuinely caused more trouble than you have… You only came here to apologise and to help my sister, and yet… I did this to you… Letting you rest here, is the least I could do..”
“But, my brothers.. And father…”
“Don’t worry, one of our messengers has sent a message about your late return.”
“If that’s the case.. Then where am I?”
“You’re in our mansion.”
“I see…” Then his eyes were fixed at familiar figure beside him “E-Eh? What happened to Akane?”
“I was about to ask you the same question.. Why did you kiss her?”
“Because… My gift.. Is dream manipulation, you see… and the catch is… If the person in question, is a girl… I have to kiss her…”
“Manipulation? Are you saying there is something wrong with my sister?”
“Yeah.. Since she still in her phases, her visions will get more and more dangerous.”
“It’s difficult to explain… but, if you don’t help her soon…”
“What can I do to help her?”
“Do you trust me, Rena-sama?”
“If so.. Let me help you… I’ll make Akane get over this… But you need to promise me one thing…”
“What is it?”
“Don’t let Akane know..”
“You have my word.”