One finger rested on her pout-plumped lower lip as if testing the softness as he leaned in with a wicked little smile that faltered and became a whine as she pulled away. It wasn’t fair~ He’d only wanted to make her go a little red, maybe take a more filling kiss too that would sate his appetite.
“You’re awake now..?” He tipped his face to the side ever so slightly. Attempting successfully to emulate the expression of a kicked puppy. “Dani-Chan doesn’t hate me does she?” A dramatic, shocked gasp.
She couldn’t help but feel the guilt immediately flood her as he looked at her with an absolutely forlorn look on his face. “O-Of course I don’t hate you…” she mumbled, glancing away for a moment. “Why would you think that? You just surprised me, that’s all. And I’m kind of embarrassed that you were watching me for a while. I didn’t say anything weird, did I?”
“You were asleep all evening~ You made such cute noises in your sleep that I couldn’t help but watch. Eeh— Teasing? I don’t tease Dani-chan at all~” Tucking his face against hers, nuzzling the top of her head softly.
She smelt so warm and nice that it made him want to push her down. He didn’t know what would happen after that but with age had come self control. He could hold himself back. The time wasn’t right yet. She needed to love him like he loved her.
“Th-That’s definitely teasing!” she flustered some more, squirming a bit against him as her face continued to burn a bright red. “You still should have woken me up!” Really, it was unfair the way he made her heart beat so fast in her chest. But she struggled to calm down and she pulled away to look at him properly and push her lips into a pout.
As she jolted upright, the smile which had become gentle and almost intimate reverted to a sunny, playful grin. Masking his feelings and painting them more harmlessly. She wasn't ready for his love... There was much more to do first, people to deal with. Still~ "Hai hai! Rise and shine~" Lips boldly plucking at her cheek for a brief and chaste kiss. Playful and teasing, expecting a startled outburst and enjoying the anticipation. He hoped nobody had seen these responses before... Or else..
“A-Ah—!! Reiji wh—” a startled outburst was indeed what he received in return, her cheeks almost instantly flushing a darker red at the gesture as her hand instantly went to touch the skin lightly as she looked up at him. “Th-That’s not fair…!” she spluttered, her eyebrows furrowing a little as she pouted slightly. “Always teasing me like that…but how long was I asleep?”
Soft fingers stroked hair gently as the man observed her sleeping face with a low noise of amusement. How beautiful, how cute. Even though she was young, a kid practically, he couldn't help but be drawn to her. His expression tightened a little as he considered Ran-chans students, both of whom seemed to swarm her with attention. No, he couldn't have that at all... Perhaps a broken finger or tripping down the stairs would teach them good. After all who would suspect poor Rei-chan?
With a small noise, she stirred at the touch, her eyes opening a little and blinking a little blearily as she tried to recognize her surroundings. It was when she caught sight of the man in front of her, however, that they widened and she all but sprang back up into a sitting position, a light blush staining her cheeks. “A-Ah, I fell asleep??” she asked somewhat frantically, embarrassed with herself. Then again, she HAD been staying up rather late these past few nights, even when she had to get up early…
I know I wasn't able to speak with you very much today; you know how highly strung my father can make me. Though, it was nice to see everyone again. Ah, though I feel as if you might be slightly angry with me for going without you but I in all honesty just want everything to go smoothly and therefore wanted to avoid any added stress. While I'm gone, why don't you search around in some bridal stores? After all, it would be bad luck if I saw you in your dress beforehand. I love you. Sleep well.
No, it’s…fine, I understand. Though I would’ve liked to try and talk to him about this too, I guess he…kind of intimidates me too, I guess, ahaha. But still, I really want to see Mai again…and meet your mother. I hope she’s doing well; I know you told me that she gets sick really easily.
And mm, I’ll do that! Look forward to when you’ll finally be able to see it, okay? I love you too! So, so, so much. Goodnight~
Aha, I suppose it’s just old age. Or an old mind. Maybe both?
You wouldn’t want me to ruin the surprise, would you?
PFFFT old man my butt! I’m a little bit older than you, remember! But fiiiiiine, I guess I’ll just have to wait till you get back, huh~?
My birthday…? Oh, right. That’s coming up soon, isn’t it?
And I’m sure that you’ll see Mai sooner then you think.
It’s four days after Christmas, silly! It only comes once a year, don’t tell me you forgot about that~
Ah, but is she coming to visit? Ahaha, if she is, I take it Jii is too? I’ll rearrange and make some room then~!
It’s a secret until I return home.
Mai sends her love as well.
Ehhhh but you can’t say something like that and just keep it a secret! Hmph, I’ll just have to think of something really really good for your birthday then…
Ah, but tell Mai that I send mine too! I miss her a lot!
“Danielle… I love you so much. I’m going to miss you… But we’ll be together sooner then you think, alright? Now come into my arms and sleep soundly okay? You don’t have to worry about anything while your knight is watching guard over you.” He pressed a kiss to her forehead, blushing at what he thought to be a rather cheesy line. “Goodnight, my love.”
“Silly…I’ll be here in the morning tomorrow and in the evening the next day…” she smiled softly at him. “But aha, you’ve also been kind of like my…prince than anything. My knight in shining armor and my handsome prince.” Her cheeks pinked and she shifted to give him a soft kiss on his lips before settling back once more, arms wrapping snugly around him to give him a small squeeze. “I love you so much, Masato…so much more than you could ever imagine. Goodnight~”
Soft noises could be heard when the female returned home. Their bedroom was only dimly lit-- the lamp by the bed-- as heavy breathing could be heard. When entering one could spot the blue-haired male, oxford and sweater pulled up some yet pants around his knees. Though they obscured the view, it wasn't hard to tell what he was doing, hand pumping almost desperately and teeth clenched down on a knuckle to muffle himself before eyes looked up and cheeks went red. "I-I didn't know you were--!!"
She’d just come home from a long shift at work. Thankfully, it hadn’t been a bad day, but she was still somewhat tired. She was curious, however, when she opened the door and saw that the lights in their home were on but Masato was nowhere to be seen. It wasn’t until she made it to the kitchen that she began to hear something…strange. Eyebrows furrowing a bit as her confusion deepened, she set her keys, purse, and hat down on the table before making their way to their room and—what?