There is a girl who walked through the woods, she wore black robes and looked around, seeing if anyone suspicious was around her. She was sent on a mission, by her masters, to scout out the enemy’s territory. She kept walking, but her eyes were still roaming around, with her ability, she easily noticed when someone was near her radar. She stopped her feet, because she knew that one more step she is already on werewolves’ land.
She quickly disguised her smell in order to easily blend in with the werewolves. Soon she heard footsteps coming from in front of her. She peeked from behind the tree, there were a group of werewolves. She noticed the Furukawa family’s crest on the side of their clothing and had an idea.
She took some dust and blew it into their faces. They all dropped into unconsciousness, with the exception of one. She broke her own ankle, and screamed.
“Help!! Somebody help me!!”
That same person heard her pleas for help and walked towards the source of her voice.
“Miss, are you hurt somewhere?”
“Y-Yes… My ankle…I didn’t see that there was a rock, then I stumbled over.”
The man looked at her ankle, indeed there was a bruise, it looked larger than normal bruises, but he knew it wasn’t at all serious.
“It’s just sprained, nothing serious..”
“Thank goodness…” She tried to stand up, but her legs gave way on her, making her fall on the ground again.
“Let me help you..” He said as he reached out his hand to help the girl.
She took the man’s hand, “T-Thank you.”
When she was about to lose her balance again, the man held the girl by her arm.
“What’s your name?” He asked her.
“R-Rion, Azuma Rion…”
“I’m Nao, Furuhata Nao the major-general of the Furukawa Family’s army.”
They both kept walking until Nao found Rion a bench to sit on. Nao pulled out a handkerchief from his vest, then bent down.
“W-What are you doing, Sir?” Despite her acting,she suddenly felt surprised.
“Let me check your ankle, I don’t know whether it’s bleeding or not.”
“I-It is o-okay.. Y-You d-don’t have to…”
“No. But, I want to,” Nao looked up with sincere eyes.
Rion blushed. His eyes were very beautiful, and alluring.
She let the man take off her shoe and examine her ankle.
“S-Say… You said about how you were the major-general of Furukawa’s army… right?”
“I can’t disclose any information,” Nao replied, “Even so, why are you so curious?”
“I just am, no reason.”
“I see… It’s done..” He did a final check, satisfied with his own work,.
“T-Thank you, Sir..”
“Just call me Nao, Sir is a bit too informal for my liking.” He said as he stood up, brushing the dust off his clothes. “Where do you live? Let me escort you..”
“Oh, no, I can--” Rion got up, but she felt her ankle was still sore and limped over.
“Please, allow me,” Nao said as he kindly helped the girl walk.
“Actually….I have nowhere to go…I’m an orphan...”
“Yes.. I never really got to know my parents. It doesn’t really matter to me..”
“I see… Stay with me and my masters.”
“I’m sure they won’t mind, especially seeing as though you’ve got no-where else to go.”
“B-But…” She just pretended feeling guilty, but in the back of her mind, she felt relieved and ecstatic.
“I insist.. Besides you need someone to take care of your wound..” He simply replied.
“I-If you say so…”
“Let’s hurry, it’s already dark.. There are many thugs around here..”
In the Furukawa residence, there is one young man who couldn’t stay calm. He kept looking at the clock, after that peeking at the windows as if he was waiting for someone.
“Geez… Jurina.. Airi won’t normally take this long…”
“Chill out Sae-nii, will you? You are making me worried..” The youngest took a sip from his cup
“Don’t you worry about him?” He said as he once again peeking at the windows
“I do, but he knows what to do… He’s the oldest for crying out loud, he may be mysterious on the outside, but he’s as responsible, reliable and down right fragile as the two of us.”
Then sound of door opening interrupt their conversation, The siblings rushed to main door, it wasn’t the oldest son, just Nao with unknown girl. In their entire lives, Nao never brought up topics about girls, like NEVER. So yes, this girl caught their attentions.
“Who is this young woman, Nao?”
“Yes who is she? She looks cute!” The youngest couldn’t keep his tail wagging.
“Jurina, you’ve already caused enough trouble. No more flirting with every girl you meet.” Sae flicked his brother head
“Boo~” Jurina pouted.
“Forgive me, young master. This is Rion, I found her in the woods on my way back to the mansion, after my daily patrol.”
“I-It’s honor to meet you, your highness..”
“Awww hearing someone calling me your highness give goosebump over my body” Jurina said as he furiously brushed his arm.
“Rion-chan? We aren’t used being called as your highness. You can call us by name if you want.” Sae smiled
“N-No, I don’t…”
“Very well, then.” Sae tried to thinking about the solution “How about you call us like Nao always does?”
“O-Okay, young master?”
“Good” Sae ruffled her hair and noticed the bruise on her ankle “What happened to her, Nao?”
“It’s a bit complicated, but I found her with a sprained ankle, young master.”
“She need to rest, where do you live Rion-chan?” This time the youngest spoke up
“I was about to ask your permission, but I don’t have anywhere else to go…”
“You can stay here, right Sae-nii?” His eyes sparkling persuading the taller boy with his request
“I don’t have objection about that, Father always said whoever is hurt in our land is our business..”
“Yeeeaayyyy~” The youngest dance in joy
“Thank you, young master,” Rion bowed.
“No need, Rion.” Sae turned his eyes to Nao’s “You should take her into one of guest rooms, Nao. Provide her with everything she needs”
“Alright, young master. Please excuse us..” Nao bid farewell to princes
Sae looked at them until disappeared at the end of hallway. The first impression of Rion is she looks like a good girl, he did hesitate a bit. But looking at Jurina’s eyes, his brother sometime abuse his ability to persuade him. Jurina has special eyes, it called seduction eyes which can compel someone to become his slave. Jurina always use it to any girl that he like, that is why he got another nickname the casanova of the Furukawa family. Although his eyes has no effect on royals family, his pleading eyes always success made Sae and Airi gave in.
“Now, what do we do about Airi..?”
Then a pigeon came in, Jurina noticed there was letter on it’s legTo Sae, Jurina
I have to stay a couple of days due to an accident I had on the way to the Kashiwagi's mansion.
I can assure you I am alright, but I will have to stay for a couple of days to help me recuperate.
I will make my return as soon as I can,
Ps. Jurina you owe me a favor, a big ONE.
Jurina frowned at the last sentence.
“What did he mean by it?”
Sae thought hard about the possibilities and came up with a conclusion, “I’m assuming he meant about what you did to that middle child.”
Jurina was stunned, “So what you’re saying is…?
“Remember that Airi always said when he ate that large portion of ramen? He always said that it was a small portion for him....”
“So what he’s saying is, no matter what you throw at him, he’s always going to have a solution to it.” Sae stopped for a moment, “My point is maybe the middle child of Kashiwagi did do something to him… and he’s trying to hide it from us.”
Jurina gulped, “I-I’m s-scared about w-what she’s going to do to… me…”
“Just….Prepare your head my brother….” Sae patted on Jurina’s shoulder.
“Yes, because I heard vampires love their necks, so best prepare it.”
“E-Eh? H-Help me Sae-nii. I’m afraid…” Jurina tug Sae’s shirt
“That’s why I always told you careful with maiden’s heart… old quote said you reap what you sow..”
“God help me…” Jurina thought to himself.
Back to the Kashiwagi’s mansion, apparently the heiress couldn’t sleep. She took a walk and her feet brought her back to the place that she met a certain young man. This is her secret place, when she was tired of her duties as an heiress.
She always found peace just sitting down on bench, enjoying the sky. Yuki always admire sky, stars, and especially the moon. When she was younger, she always wonder where is the end of the sky. Then her mother told her, that sky is infinite and she need to be strong enough to be leader of Kashiwagi one day, her heart need as wide as sky, which is infinite.
Then she remembered about how she met Sae, though his brothers are the one who made ruckus over her family banquet. She didn’t hate him, she just had too much curiosity.
“When will I meet him again?” She talked to herself in mumbling
“As soon as you want me to, Yuki.”
Yuki noticed that there was someone behind her. She was ready to released her power, she didn’t expect uninvited guest after that rendezvous with the Furukawa brothers.
“W-Wow it’s me Sae.. Don’t throw your energy ball at me..!” Sae panicked, not expecting what he had seen.
“S-Sae?” Yuki eyes widened, can’t believe what she saw.
“Geez.. Yuki, I was expecting for you to be surprised in a good way of course, but not with that death ball in my face…!
“H-How? H-How did you get in?”
Yuki is smart enough to know, after that incident. Her father increased the guards around the border. She believed it applied to her mansion as well.
Sae snapped his fingers and suddenly he instantly appeared in front of her.
“Teleportation. It’s my born gift. The members of the Furukawa family usually have one special gift.”
“Same for the Kashiwagi family,” Yuki said before the two sat down.
“Stars are beautiful, tonight,” Sae says as he gazes at the sky.
“Hm? Why what?”
“Why’d your brothers do it?”
“Ah…” Finally he understood the reasons she was acting that way “They are… sometimes immature, believe me I did everything that I could to prevent this from happening…”
“Why didn’t you tell me you are a werewolf? The middle son of the Furukawa family…!”
“You didn’t tell me you were the daughter of the highest ranking vampire family either!” Sae wasn’t pleased with the sudden change of attitude the heiress was showing, “Now.. What did you do to my brother?!”
Yuki didn’t expect Sae question will about Airi. Now she cursed Rena for doing what she did, and how she was the one who has to tell Sae about it.
“My sister kicked his head, he was in a concussion and my youngest sister says he has a broken nose…!”
He couldn’t believe that the middle daughter has so much leg power. Airi wasn’t a weak man, to be honest, Sae thought he was the most tactical of the whole family. What is Yuki’s sister actually? Is she a girl? Now, he’s afraid.
“I-I’m sorry on behalf my sister” Yuki bowed her head, “S-She can be like your youngest brother sometimes… a bit reckless. But for good reason, I swear.”
Because of Yuki, Sae remembered about Jurina. He joked about prepare the head of course, he wanted to scare him. But looking at the current situation, Jurina could losing his head for sure.
“That’s fine, Yuki..”
Yuki raised her head, relieved that Sae is more understand than she thought he would be.
“Only that?” Sae asked
Yuki lost in thought, tried to remember if she did miss something
Sae find her too adorable now “Don’t you miss me, Yuki?”
“If it’s me, you are always on my mind. I’m missing you although right now you are in front of me”
“I’ve been having strange thoughts invade my head… Thoughts of you.. Your eyes, your skin, your lips…”
Yuki stood in awe as the man before her seemed to draw closer, the two staring into each other’s eyes for what felt like eternity. The staring contest was broken when Sae looked down and held Yuki’s hand gently.
“W-what are--?” Yuki was about to speak, but then Sae hushed her.
“Don’t ruin this.”
With their hands held together, Sae made a bold move and kissed Yuki’s soft lips. Not forceful, like Jurina would, but delicate, as if he were kissing the petals of a gentle rose.
Yuki stood shocked a moment, her eyes grew the size of melons. But soon, she melted in the kiss and her eyes slowly closed. She felt a strange warmth flutter inside her chest like butterflies, but she didn’t feel sick. In fact, in this peaceful silence, this moment right now couldn’t be any more perfect to either of them.
The kiss itself just last for a couple of seconds. Sae put all his heart into this one kiss, hoping that the heiress would get his messages through this one kiss. Sae is the first one to broke the kiss, he barely hold his urge to kiss and embrace the slender figure in front of his eyes. For this time, he just wanted treasure their first kiss so much.
“Was it good?” Sae got nervous and fidgety at the same time
“...I-I...don’t..know..Because i never kiss someone..” The heiress blushed
“Really? I guess we did take each other first kiss then..” Sae smiled
“Are you saying i’m the first girl you kiss?”
“Yes..” Sae cupped her cheek “No one else, before you..” His eyes fixed on hers
Although he’s already an adult in terms of age, he took his Father’s advice that he should keep his love only for a important person. At first he didn’t understand about the meaning, until he met the heiress, Kashiwagi Yuki. On Yuki’s side, she thought Sae same as his youngest brother, always flirting with any girls. Sae’s appearance is more than okay, he’s quite tall, his tan skin made him a bit sexy, what made Yuki more attract to the young wolf is his calm presence. Rena said that the youngest forced her to kiss him, but when she did it with Sae, it just feel so right like their lips are belong to each other.
“Yuki, close your eyes..” Immediately Yuki complied with Sae’s sudden request.
Yuki wonder if Sae was going to kiss her again, silly but she’s prepared her heart for it. To add her disappointment, Sae didn’t kiss her. But he made his move to put on something around her neck.
“Done..” He took a final check, whether he put it right or not.
Yuki saw a necklace on her neck, there was something else with it. Yuki noticed that it was a ring, with red jewel on it, it was made of ruby. Her eyes widened, she didn’t expect it..at all
“Our Father gave the three of us each a ring with a different jewel on it. Airi has emerald, Jurina has lapis lazuli, whilst mine is ruby.”
“It’s so pretty..” Yuki take a close look on the ring, the ruby has red color like blood.
“You know what Yuki? Actually I felt glad that my brothers actually ruined your banquet..” He looked at the sky and leaned his back against bench.
“I heard that every banquet was held in order for vampires meet their mates,right?”
“Yes, it was the main purpose of banquet..” Yuki still didn’t get where the conversation was going.
“I know this may sound weird to you… but…” Sae turned his eyes to hers, intertwined their hand together
“But..?” Yuki tilted her head
“I don’t want you to find your mate…” Sae looked at the ground, not letting the heiress saw his blushing face
“I-I haven’t meet mine, yet..” She said in whispered, but loud enough for him to hear.
Sae grinned hearing the heiress answer
“Yuki.. Look at me…” Once again their eyes meet again, gazing at each other “I love you..It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight..”
Sae’s honestly didn’t fail to impress the heiress. To tell the truth, Sae always occupied her mind, she did angry and skeptic when she found out about Sae is the brother of intruders. But when he appeared out of nowhere, she was happy, no happy isn’t the right word. She didn’t know for sure if she love him, but yes she missed him. Not forget that their family are enemy, and she is an heiress..
“You don’t have to answer now… But if you missed me, just kiss on that ruby, it will gave signal to me.. And i’ll be here shortly..” Sae strengthen his grip, made sure Yuki knew that he was serious
Then Sae heard someone’s step approached, Sae stood up, ready to leave. He stopped when felt someone tugged on tip of his shirt, the heiress bit her lower lips, her eyes were conveying that she didn’t want to Sae leave her.
“It’s not goodbye Yuki, it’s see you again, right?”
Sae leaned forward, capturing the alluring lips of heiress once again.
“See you again, Yuki…” He took the right hand of Yuki, kissed on back of her hand. Without waiting on her answer, he snapped his fingers and disappeared on blink of eyes
“See you again, Sae…” she smiled looking at the ring on her necklace