.:Chapter Forty Five : The Confrontation:.
“Okay...” rummaging around, Miya had brought out a white sports bag from her wardrobe. It was now some time later into the night and after eating the two girls together were now making their preparations for the journey that they would soon be endeavouring to take.
After gaining the bag, the heterochromia eyed girl was quickly taking out clothes and other essential pieces from her drawers, quiet for a while doing this she finally finished her organising saying, “Right! This should be everything!” However, she decided to ask about one particular item she'd come across, “Yui-ko, are you okay with a shirt like this?” With that she revealed a black and white checkered shirt she had in hand.
“Huh?” Hearing her ask this, as she was gathering a few items herself, Yui kneeling upon her friend's bedroom floor turned and saw the shirt that was being displayed. Doing this, she was quiet and then she replied, “Um? Yes I should be...” but she decided to ask, feeling a little worried, “But? Are you okay with this... me borrowing your clothes, I mean-?”
“Well we can't exactly go back and get your own clothes right now, can we?” Miya asked her friend with a dubious and serious undertone, as she put the item of clothing away.
“Ah!” As this statement was given to her, Yui then knew it was only too obvious what the answer was... so she replied feeling slightly embarrassed of what she had momentarily forgotten, “... Yeah, that's true, sorry.” With those words said, she continued on with getting what selection of item's they needed.
Sighing herself, Miya began packing away the clothes, stuffing them into the sports bag as she continued on to say, “Well, we can just be grateful your size and mine aren't too different... otherwise we really would be in trouble!” With those words, she finally finished proclaiming, “There done!”
Hearing her friend say this, Yui looking over the item's she'd chosen and organised responded, “I'm just about done here too.”
As this was said, Miya then asked her, “You are?” Yui nodded to her words. But just to be sure, the heterochromia eyed girl moved herself from her bed and over to the floor. Bending down to Yui's level, she said, “Let me have a look.”
Feeling her come closer to her, Yui moved aside a little and let her friend look over what she had prepared. There before the blonde haired girl on the floor were some medicinal bottles and some rolls of bandages along with some plasters, some cotton pads, a set of scissors and tweezers. These item's she had gained from a small brown box, Miya had pulled out from the bathroom making sure that her mother wasn't around while doing so. Now looking over all the item's, the heterochromia eyed girl was quiet as she made a quick analysis.
Seeing her friend doing this, Yui was quiet herself as well. However after a little bit she couldn't help but be worried as she asked, “Um...? Do you think all of this is enough, Miya-chan?”
Hearing this question being put to her, Miya then finally responded, “...I think you might have taken too many bandages.”
Surprised as she heard this, Yui then repeated, “Too many?”
Nodding, Miya replied, “Yeah just one too many,” with that she took away a roll and put it back within the box she'd taken from the bathroom. Doing this, she decided to go on to say, “I mean I can understand your worries Yui-ko, but I don't think we'll need this huge amount for this plan, “ for she flexed out one of her arms adding with a grin, “After all, if those bastards do get on our tail, I'll have more than enough power to make them all run for the hills!”
Seeing her do this, Yui nodded with a small smile on her face, “Oh right.. of course.”
As she did this, Miya still in her amused state then said, “Yeah, good, okay...” with that looking to the box and the remaining few spare medicinal items that were outside of it, she moved to them and began putting them back. Separating them from their chosen stock, she then proceeded on to say, “Well I better get these back to the bathroom quick, cause if mom catches us with these I know she'll pry too much, knowing we've been through the medicine cabinet.”
Nodding, Yui remained quiet. However she noticed to her side a roll of bandaging Miya had missed. As she did so, she took hold of it and hid it behind herself... keeping it from her friend's sight as she got up carrying the box with her saying, “Alright, I'll be back in a minute Yui-ko!”
As she said this, the blonde haired girl then replied with a small smile, “Okay, I'll see you in a moment, Miya-chan.”
With those words given to her, the heterochromia eyed girl smiled herself and with that she departed out the door. Seeing her go, Yui was quiet... however dropping her smile, she looked to the roll of bandaging in her hand she'd hidden with a serious unease in he eyes. Gazing at it, she only prayed that this roll wouldn't have to be used...
“Oh...man!” Having finally walked back into her bedroom, Miya was then moving herself under the sheets of her bed. Doing this, she was finally glad to have got the work done as she proceeded on to say, “I just hope that's gonna be enough for us... seriously! I never thought I'd be packing for two tonight like this!”
Releasing a small laugh herself as she heard this, Yui then finishing putting the medicinal and bandages etc. into the confines of the white sports bag, replied to her friend, “Yeah, it is hard to believe this is all happening isn't it?” Then zipping up the bag, she got up and added, “But I think it's safe to say that you've packed enough for both of us, Miya-chan.”
Chuckling herself as she heard this statement, Miya then replied, “Yeah, well that's good to know at least!” Then looking to her friend for a moment as she stood quietly upon her bedroom floor, she decided to ask her, “Are you going to be okay? Getting to sleep, Yui-ko?”
As this was put to her, Yui was quiet. Then looking from her friend, to the guest bed that had been prepared for her... she replied after a moment, “I think I will be...but?”
“But what?” Miya asked her, becoming concerned by the unease her friend was showing.
“Um...” hesitating, it was clear Yui was troubled at saying what it was that she wanted. But she knew at that moment, her friend had done so much for her already. She couldn't ask her for something as selfish as that as well, so she replied shaking her head a little, “No it's nothing... don't worry Miya-chan, I don't want to burden you anymore, I-”
“Stop acting like that!” Miya said with annoyance!
Surprised as she heard this, Yui looked up. Seeing the irritation that was on her friend's face, she heard heard her go on to say, “It's no good for you, acting all goody goody with your self sacrificing, when you're just making yourself suffer again!” With that she decided to add looking away to the side, “You're not burdening me here! I've told you that already so many times!” With that looking back to her friend with her determined serious gaze she added,“You need to be a little more selfish for Hell's sake! Now if there's something that you want just tell me!”
As she said these words, Yui looking on at her friend couldn't help but echo out in awe, “Miya-chan...”
Her friend said nothing as she echoed her own name. Then as she saw this, Yui looked down and quiet for a moment...she decided to say, “Um? Well... if it's not too much trouble,” however knowing she was beginning to sound apologetic, she shook her head and corrected herself saying, “No, I mean... well?” With that looking back up to her friend, she finally said what was on her mind, “Would it be alright... if I sleep in your bed with you tonight?”
Quiet as this request was given to her, Miya said nothing. However after a moment she released a small laugh as she said, “Is that all?”
Surprised Yui looked and saw her friend say uttering out a sigh, “Man! I thought it was going to be something more major than that!” Then narrowing her eyes amused, she couldn't help but add, ”You really know how to put a girl on edge like this.”
Blinking as this was said, Yui then had to ask, “You mean it's-?”
“It's fine!” Miya told her friend, with that extending her right hand out from under her sheets, she added, “C'mon! Let's get some good sleep together!”
Seeing she was being extended an invitation, quite literally. Yui revealed a relieved smile and so replied, “Okay... thank you, Miya-chan!”
“It's alright!” The heterochromia eyed girl told her friend, then doing so she decided, “Now hurry up! We need all the sleep we can get our hands on!”
Nodding, Yui then moved and with that as quickly as she could, she climbed into the same bed as her friend. Getting herself as comfortable as she could, underneath her friend's blue and white sheets, she decided to say, “It's so comfortable and warm here... it's really nice!”
“As it should be! Otherwise I'd never sleep here!” Then saying those words, Miya then decided to add looking to her friend who was now opposite her, “... But man, I'm really spoiling you rotten here tonight, Yui-ko!”
Hearing this being put to her, Yui couldn't deny that. Her friend had been indulging her so much all that night that she couldn't help but feel guilty, thinking again of the dangerous situation they were in and so she pulled her sheets over herself, as she did this she had to ask, “Do you hate me, for being like this?”
Surprised as she put this to her, Miya looking to her friend then responded, “Hey! That's too harsh of a word to use... I don't hate you for this!”
“You don't?” The blonde haired girl asked in reply, still keeping the sheets over herself.
“Of course not!” However looking at Yui as she continued to hide herself under her sheets, Miya then decided to admit on a humorous note, “But right now, I guess if anything... it feels like I'm caring for a little baby or something!”
As this statement was given to her, Yui blushing then had to reply obviously not pleased hiding her face away, “I'm not a baby, Miya-chan...” then turning her head to the side, she had to add, “Please don't patronise me like this!”
“Hey! Whoever said I was doing that to you!” Miya then complained! As she did so, she looked to her with a grumpy expression of her own saying, “I'm only saying what's true!”
Yui then hearing this revealed her face from under the sheets and said, “Well I don't like it!”
With that the two girls were quiet as they looked to each other, both annoyed. However it was clear they were struggling to stay mad as their frowns began to break into smiles, then in another moment they couldn't help but both laugh and giggle. Miya trying to stifle her laughter then had to say, “Man! That was too much!”
Continuing to laugh herself, Yui then added, “Yeah, but you started it! Miya-chan!”
“Well I am a little trouble maker after all! What do you expect?” Then as the heterochromia eyed girl stated this and saw Yui's smiling face she became quiet. However after a little bit, she then decided to admit, “... You know? I think this is the first time.”
Puzzled as she heard this statement, Yui looking to her friend had to repeat, “The first time?”
With a single nod, Miya then explained, “Yeah, the first time in forever that you've actually been well... just normal with me, not being frightened to say what's on your mind... because I never knew you wouldn't like being called baby!”
Quiet as she heard this, Yui then informed her friend, “Well I think most people wouldn't... that's normal!”
“Yeah that's true!” Miya nodded still amused, but then she decided to say, “But I am happy... really happy that we can just talk and joke around like this again.” Then finishing saying those words, she had to add with melancholy in her eyes, “I really missed having moments like this with you.”
As this was said, it was then Yui finally understood what her friend was trying to say. As she did, her own gaze softened as she said gently, “Miya-chan...”
The sad look still in her eyes slightly, Miya though shook her head, “Sorry, I know this isn't time to be sentimental... I guess letting out all those tears earlier just got to me or something.”
Yui said nothing in reply to this... however looking down, there was one thing she couldn't help but become curious about. For all this time, why had her friend...“Miya-chan can I ask you something?”
“Yeah? What is it?” The orange haired girl uttered in reply.
Seeing that she had got her attention, Yui then spoke her question, “Um...well? Why have you gone so far for me like this...?”
“Huh?” Puzzled as she heard this question, Miya then asked, “What do you mean by that?”
To which hearing this being put to her, Yui then explained her question a little more, “I mean... with all the pain and horror you've been through so far, along with me ignoring you before and knowing now that the Sakamaki's are vampires... why are you still so willing to help me like this?”
Miya listening to this explanation stared at Yui dumbfounded, however in another moment she became annoyed as she replied, “What kind of a stupid question is that to ask?”
Surprised by this reply, Yui then uttered, “Huh?”
Seeing her do this, Miya then moved her right hand and flicked Yui in the forehead. Doing this, she then told her with her annoyance still present, “The whole reason I've done all this to begin with, is because your my pal Yui-ko! What more of an explanation do you need?”
As this was put to her, Yui was quiet as she rubbed her forehead. But then shaking her head she said, “But... I mean, I know that we're friends but...” then looking to Miya she spoke more, “I mean didn't you ever have doubts... even when I was ignoring you all this time? Didn't you ever feel it would be better... just to forget about me?”
Hearing this being put to her, Miya was quiet as she stared at Yui. However seeing the sadness that was in her pink coloured eyes, she could see what was haunting her. Then as she did so she uttered, “Man... talk about a downbeat conversation.” With that turning over she put her right hand over her own odd coloured eyes.
Yui said nothing to this and remained quiet as she stared at her friend. Miya feeling her curious pink eyes on her, then removed her hand that concealed her eyes. Doing this she looked to her white ceiling and sighed as she confessed, “Well... honestly, there were a couple of times I thought it might be better to give up.”
Feeling a chill go down her back, Yui then uttered nervously, “You did?”
Miya then in turn made a single nod, her eyes still looking up to the ceiling she went on to say, “...But I just couldn't bring myself to just quit,” with that saying those words, she looked away to her left side and went on to say, “Otherwise if I did, it would have haunted me for the rest of my life... like what happened with Em-cho.”
As this name was mentioned, Yui repeated curious, “Em-cho?” Then she quickly remembered, “You mean your first friend? Emiko?”
“Yeah,” Miya answered. Then as she did so, she turned to look back to Yui. Then doing so, she continued on gazing at her with a sombre light reflected within her odd coloured eyes, “Because, in many ways your situations are nearly parallel to each other.”
Remembering then the terrible bullying and pain that Miya had spoken of that Emiko had been through. Yui couldn't deny it, her situation had been a little similar to her own... so she had to ask her, “So? The reason you've been helping me all this time... is because I'm like Emiko?”
Seeing the sadness that was in Yui's eyes, Miya quickly realised what it was that the blonde haired girl might be concluding. So she put a stop to it in seconds, “You're not Em-cho, Yui-ko.” Immediately then Yui looked to Miya and as she did this, the heterochromia eyed girl then spoke once more, “You're nothing like her... I've never seen you as some substitute for her, so don't you dare and go have thoughts like that!”
Surprised to see that Miya had suspected what it was she might be thinking, Yui almost looked ashamed as she lowered her gaze from her friend. As she did so, she had to ask a little nervously, “I'm not?”
Releasing a small chuckle as she saw the nervousness that was echoing from her friend, Miya went on to say with a smile, “No, not at all... because for one thing, Em-cho was an awful cook.”
Blinking as she heard this, Yui then had to ask, “What? She was?”
Laughing, Miya then continued on to say, “Yeah she was! I used to always choke on anything she tried to make...” then with a warm smile on her face, she concluded looking up to the ceiling, “In fact, remarkably there was only one thing she could make well... and that was tea, that was always swell at least.”
Hearing this, Yui was quiet... however she revealed a small smile. For she was glad that Miya had admitted that she didn't see her as a replacement or a substitute. So she could relax then.
Miya smiling as she remembered some treasured memories then spoke again, “I had great times with her in the past... but for her now,” with that her eyes became saddened as she went on to say, “I'm not sure how she remembers me, but I'm sure she would have moved on... she could have possibly even forgotten all about me.”
Saddened as she heard her say this, Yui then looking to her friend couldn't help but utter, “Miya-chan...”
As her name was echoed like this, Miya's sad look remained. However shaking her head, she got on with her point, “But that's the very thing that make's you and Em-cho different.”
Confused as this was said, Yui then had to ask, “It does?”
Miya then made again another single nod, doing so she told her, “Yeah, because it's as I said, I know that Em-cho would be okay eventually, because she had her family and I'm sure by now, she's made loads of other friends somewhere in the world...” Then turning back over and looking at Yui quietly, who stared back at her, she said, “But it wouldn't be the same for you.”
Yui was quiet as she heard this, but she didn't have a moment to enquire as she then heard Miya say, “...Because you're all alone, Yui-ko.” With that saying those words, the heterochromia eyed girl looked pained as she continued on to say, “I know that even more so now... you don't have any family to turn to, nor has anybody else even tried to be there for you in the school.”
As Miya's explanations were given Yui continued to remain quiet, then looking down sadly as she recognised these words to be the truth. She felt pained inside remembering that fact inside, but as tears began to brim slightly she quickly felt a warm hand gently stroking her hair. Surprised she looked and saw it was her friend doing this act who then told her gently, “... That's the very reason I couldn't just pretend not to notice or not to do something... when I knew I could, because just doing nothing as I said...” with that looking down, she added saying, “It would haunt me, knowing that even after graduation... you'd still be tormented and hurt, with no-one to help you,” Then gripping her right fist she added, “I wanted to do better this time for someone I care about, so I-!”
Suddenly though surprising the heterochromia eyed girl, she felt Yui come over quickly to her! The blonde haired girl then wrapped her arms around Miya and hugged her, doing this she was feeling her familiar dear warmth and gentleness again.
Feeling her do this, Miya then staring at Yui wide eyed, though quickly knew how she felt and so she smiled feeling a little embarrassed... However unfolding her clenched fingers, she moved her right hand up and stroked her friend's head telling her, “...I wasn't going to abandon you, no matter what... because I'm sure you needed someone like a friend more than anyone else out there.” Then closing her eyes she added gently, “And I'm glad I could be that one thing to you, if nothing else... since you became one to a rough creature like me”
Nodding, Yui then replied still hugging her friend, “I'm glad you did... thank you, Miya-chan...” then looking up to her, smiling warmly with a few tears spilling in her eyes she added, “Thank you...”
“It's okay,” the heterochromia eyed girl informed her with a smile. Then realising it was late, she told Yui, “Well we better get our shut eye now... we need all we can, to get away from here and those bastards!”
As this Yui then replied, “Yeah we do...” then feeling the lulling of sleep and her friend's warm protective warmth around her, the blonde haired girl went on to say, “I hope we're successful tomorrow, goodnight...Miya-chan.”
Nodding, Miya then told her, “Yeah, night Yui-ko...” then feeling the pulls of sleep finally claiming her friend, she moved carefully not to disturb her and turned off her lamp light. Then as her drowsiness got the better of her too, as the calming darkness settled in she added, “And don't worry, we will be... I'm sure of it...” with that both girls entered a warm and happy sleep, which would be filled with many hopeful and comforting dreams...
However a pair of red eyes narrowed in the outside of the night seeing the two slumbering girls, doing so the bat in question knew what it had to do! So instantly in moment's it took off and launched itself into the darkness of the night...
Still within his private laboratory, Reiji had all but ceased his research for that night. He was remaining silent as he sat within the confines of his armchair, doing nothing but wait. His eyes closed, he held his hands together under his chin masking away his mouth... but it was clear that looking on at him, he was bitter.
It'd been hours since his familiars along with his brothers had been sent into the city, to locate any trace of their prey, Yui. However, not a single one of the familiars had returned with any news whatsoever... thinking of this one infuriating fact again, he opened his light red coloured eyes commenting quietly, “This is most displeasing...”
RATLLE! RATTLE! RATTLE!
Then immediately his attention was diverted. Turning his gaze to the right, he spied at the window his one bat familiar he had held back from the rest of the colonies. His eyes narrowed... however saying nothing, he got up and walked over to it's location.
Opening up the window, in moment's the bat flew quickly inside the room and as it did so, he closed the window after it. Watching the small creature flutter about in the air, he then said opening his right hand out to it, “What is the news you bring me now?”
At it's master's bidding, the familiar flew onto his opened palm. Then Reiji lifting the small dark coloured winged creature up, put his right ear close to it and listened as it spoke to him, informing him of what it had learned...
Quiet as the information was all relayed to him, Reiji said nothing. However learning the truth, he lowered his hand and doing so, the familiar didn't leave it. Instead it looked to it's master quietly, waiting for his next command.
Reiji though continued to remain silent, he appeared to be in deep thought as he looked on ahead... but it was obvious. If he was only just displeased before, he was certainly now infuriated as he then uttered, “So? It seems my attempt of controlling her has failed...”
The bat familiar said nothing though, however even it was beginning to feel wary. For it could feel Reiji's anger overflow, even within the stillness of his palm...then suddenly it felt movement! Quickly it reacted and flew away from Reiji's hand, that immediately he clenched it shut into a gripped fist!
As he did this action, Reiji then lifted his face and with an angered expression uttered, “We must organise ourselves!” With those words, he turned away from his familiar leaving through the door to inform his brothers what he had learned and to tell them all what they were next going to do...
“Okay! We're here sweethearts!”
It was now the next day and with those words announced, the sapphire blue family car turned a corner. Then with the left indicator light flashing, it moved slowly before it finally stopped at a particular road within the city. Doing this applying the break, making the car park next to the sidewalk Ayaka now dressed in her peanut brown business suit, then informed the girl's, “Now I hope you both have fun in town before you start your classes tonight.”
“Yeah thanks, Mom,” with those words Miya got out of the car, dressed in her dark coloured Ryoutei school uniform, took the white sports bag out with her.
Seeing her leave with that bag, Ayaka couldn't help but comment to her daughter, “Are you sure you really need to bring all that sports gear, darling? I mean I thought you had enough already and-?”
“They need changing mom,” with that turning to look at her parent, she added with a sigh, “Honestly you do know clothes get stinky and dirty after a while don't they?”
To which hearing her daughter say this, Ayaka then replied, “Well sure obviously...” however looking to the bag she couldn't help but say again, “But it just looks like a lot.”
Shrugging her shoulders, Miya really didn't want to keep talking about this and so just replied, “I'm just being prepared, so I don't have to keep fetching stuff back and forth!” With that looking to her parent with annoyance she added, “Do I really need to say anymore?”
As this was put to her, Ayaka was quiet as she looked to her child. However casually she replied relaxed, “No I suppose not, well whatever suits you!”
Yui in the meantime also dressed in her own now cleaned Ryoutei uniform was getting out of the car herself, then looking to the red haired mother. She said with a small smile made making a small bow with her head, “Thank you again, Ayaka-san...for letting me stay the night.”
Hearing the young girl as she walked on over and stood next to her daughter, Ayaka nodded and told her, “It's no trouble at all, Yui-chan! I'm just glad you're feeling better...as I sure am!” However her expression becoming somewhat serious, she decided to also say, “But please if you are having problems, don't feel afraid to talk to me about them too... I'll be glad to help you if you need it along with my Miya.”
Surprised to hear say this, Yui couldn't help but feel honoured. Her friend and her family were all such kind people to her... she really was so fortunate. So nodding her head once more, she decided to say, “Yes, I will if I need to, thank you again Ayaka-san... I really appreciate your kindness!”
Smiling at her words, Ayaka was glad to see her daughter and her friend were getting along so well again. So she made a small nod herself before she said, “Okay? Well I better be on my way now! Otherwise my advisors will be chewing me out!” With that she started up the engine of the car, before she turned back to look out the window to say, “You girls have a good night!”
“We will mom, now you better get going or you'll be late!” However knowing she was sounding a little too cold in her last words... Miya decided to say one last crucial thing, “...And I love you, okay?”
“Hmm?” Surprised to hear her daughter say this, Ayaka looked back to her child. Seeing her, she saw she had an awkward blush on her face... uncertain of what to do with herself, as she darted her eyes about. As she saw this, feeling it was a little unusual the mother though couldn't help but smile warmly and inform her child, “Okay darling, I love you too!” With that she began to drive the car away, but before departing entirely she added, waving her free hand out the window “I'll see you tonight!”
Seeing Ayaka go disappearing in the sapphire blue car down the road, continuing to stand alongside Miya. Yui was quiet... however after a little bit she turned back to her friend, “Are you sure you're okay with this, Miya-chan?”
Sighing as she heard this question, Miya then told her, “... It's a bit late saying that Yui-ko,” with that turning she then told her friend, “We've already decided on this, so I can't back out now... especially when I've just fooled mom again.” With that saying those words she started to walk forwards as she added, slinging the bag over her shoulder, “Now c'mon, we gotta get going it's getting late in the day.”
As this was said, Yui then nodded and replied, “Okay, I'm coming.” With that the blonde haired girl caught up and started to walk beside her friend as she continued to carry the white sports bag. However turning her head back to look in the direction where Ayaka had disappeared, a sad expression came upon Yui's face, as it did so she apologised quietly saying, “I'm sorry... Ayaka-san.”
There was nothing else she could say nor Miya either, for quickly both of the girl's were making their walk together through the city as they went to go and find the nearest Subway station...
Walking on together, passing across a busy crossing as the traffic lights turned red. The two of them made it to another sidewalk as some other people passed in another direction. Doing so, Miya then looking to her silver phone and commented, “Okay, it's just getting to be 4:30 right now... if we're lucky we can make it for the service that leaves in an hour from now.”
“Alright,” Yui answered. For looking up to the skyline, it was orange in colour and the bright sun above was creating a pink radiance around itself. The clouds around it though were dark mauve in colour and they almost seemed to be trying to mask what light there was away from them.
Annoyed as she saw the time and what light was remaining, Miya sighed and said, “Damn traffic! If it wasn't for that jam we would have made it here at least an hour or more earlier!”
Nodding, Yui answered, “Yeah, but I suppose it can't be helped, even if we took public transport we probably would have still encountered the same problem anyway.”
“Can't argue with you there!” Miya then said, however looking up to the skyline. She decided not to dwell on the bad and so said, “But at least we have the sun on our side for a while, so that's something to be happy about right?”
As this was put to her, the blonde haired girl replied with a smile, “Yeah it is, I'm glad that we have that.” Then saying those words, the two girls turned around another corner. Doing so, as a couple more people passed their way, Yui then couldn't help but ask, “Um? Miya-chan?”
“Yeah? What is it, Yui-ko?” The heterochromia eyed girl replied.
Seeing that she heard her, Yui then asked her question, “How are we going to board the Subway and then the Main Terminal train? Are we going to have to buy the tickets or-?”
“I've already taken care of that!” Miya smiled, with that she showed her friend her silver coloured phone.
Looking over at device, Yui then saw displayed on the screen there was an email with a black and white QR code and some numbers. But looking on, she repeated one particular thing she had read, “Thank you, for your purchase?”
“Yep!” Then taking her phone back, Miya then closed it and explained, “I purchased them a little earlier, since I finally had some money in my account from my Dad I was able to get these... luckily.”
Hearing her friend say this, Yui then replied, “I see...” however glad that they wouldn't have to be troubled by waiting in a long queue to buy the tickets, she then told her friend, “Well that's good then, I'm glad you looked ahead and got the tickets ready for us.”
Feeling rather smug, Miya rubbing her nose then replied with a grin, “Oh I do try, y'know!” With that the two girls smiled and laughed feeling relaxed as they continued to walk together.
As they walked on, the two of them left the crowds of people that were on the busy street as they made another turn and they were now passing by a construction site that had high white wooden fences surrounding it. Stopping any pedestrians from entering the dangerous zone, where overhead they were busy moving some huge metallic beams across with a crane. Because of this, no other members of the public were present leaving them entirely on their own. But more importantly just ahead of them was the entrance to the subway station, they were now only moment's away from making their journey of escape.
Not paying attention to the lack of people though, Miya continuing to walk on with Yui was quiet. However there was one thing that the heterochromia eyed girl couldn't help but be bothered by as she remembered what her friend had told her the past night, “Um, Yui-ko?”
Hearing Miya now asking her a question, Yui then replied, “Yes Miya-chan?”
With that feeling a little uncertain, Miya though decided to get the question out of the way, “You know how you said the Sakamaki's like drinking from you because your blood tastes sweet right?”
Surprised that she was asking her this, Yui then responded, “Um... yes? That's right?”
“Okay,” Miya answered. Then as she did so, she proceeded on to ask, “And they say it's because you have... the demon's lord's daughter's heart inside you?”
Nodding to this question, Yui then replied simply again, “Yes?”
With that reply as it was given to her, Miya then quiet still looked confused. However she had to say, “That fact doesn't make any sense to me?”
Blinking as she heard this, Yui then asked, “It doesn't?”
Shaking her head, Miya then explained, “No... because I mean the heart's just a pump, a person's blood is made in their bones within the marrow.” With that she also concluded, “So the heart shouldn't have anything to do with the taste... unless?” With that she began imagining uncomfortable idea's, as the bloody images came forth the heterochromia eyed girl was beginning not to feel well...
Seeing the ill look that was coming across Miya's face, Yui couldn't know what her friend was imagining. But becoming a little worried she asked her, “Miya-chan, are you alright?”
“Yeah... but I'm not going to talk about this anymore... I don't wanna think about it,” the ill girl answered trying to wave away the disturbing images from her mind.
Yui didn't want to dwell on those thoughts either, so replied, “Alright.” However as a dark shadow from one of the cloud's came overhead, she couldn't help but ask her friend as they continued to walk on, “Miya-chan aren't you feeling nervous at all?”
“Huh?” Distracted away from her ill thoughts, the heterochromia eyed turned back to Yui and then repeated puzzled, “Nervous?”
Nodding, Yui then asked again, “Yes... I mean doesn't knowing the brothers being vampires bother you?”
Quiet as she heard this question being explained, Miya then answered her friend honestly, “... Nervous I'd say no.”
Surprised as she heard this, Yui then asked her, “Really you aren't?”
Shaking her head, the heterochromia eyed girl replied, “No, maybe I'm a little more wary of them now... but that's about it.” For she then concluded becoming irritated by her past memory, as the dark cloud moved revealing more light, “Because the only reason that bastard Reiji got the one up on me that time is because he drugged me! And that for sure isn't gonna happen again!” With that she had to add with fierce dislike, “I'm gonna put those monstrous creeps in their damn place if they show their faces!”
Yui was glad her friend wasn't badly intimidated, however for herself she was still-!
“I would like to see you try!”
Shocked and jumping in fright, immediately both girls turned and there they saw suddenly behind them both, were all of the Sakamaki's! They were all standing together, creating a wall which they wouldn't be able to get past! Staring at them chillingly...
Seeing them, Yui was horrified as her fear rose rapidly inside of her! Miya though acting quickly grabbed her frightened friend's right hand and told her, “Yui-ko get behind me!” With that she pulled her behind herself, making sure she was barring the sinister brother's path to the Sacrificial bride.
As the uneasy silence between them all lingered, Yui was feeling horribly nervous. For the most terrible thing she had feared was now happening! What were she and Miya supposed to do now! What were they-!?
Reiji adjusting his spectacles then had to comment with irritation as the sun's light was annoying his vampiric skin, “This sunlight is most troublesome...” then looking to the girl's and Yui in particular, he told her, “But most bothersome of all is a servant like you, fraternizing around with this uncouth piece of vermin.”
Yui shivered underneath Reiji's hostile gaze! It was clear he was bitterly angered by her actions. She couldn't utter a single word to him... Miya though looked at Reiji bitterly as she tightened her hold on Yui's now shivering hand.
Kanato looking on at both of the girl's, holding his beloved teddy in both of his arms he then spoke himself. Saying with an annoyed tone, “Yui-san, you were so cruel like that... abandoning us all last night.” With that looking to his dear companion, he added, “We were left so thirsty last night, it was awful!”
Hearing these words, Miya immediately became particularly disgusted as she stared at Kanato! Her rage was beginning to rise and burn fiercely within her!
“That's right you did, Chichinashi!” Ayato commented, with an annoyed expression and in his eyes there was an infuriated light. Looking to the terribly nervous blonde haired girl, he continued on to say, “You've really tested yours truly's patience since last night!” With that he went to talk straight over to her and reached his hand out to try and touch her saying, “Now come with me!”
However just as he was within inches of making physical contact-!
“Don't touch her!” Miya spat out mad, as she struck Ayato's hand away from her friend in seconds!
“Ow!” Feeling the sting of her touch upon his hand, Ayato quickly took a step back and becoming angrily bitter he uttered, “You bitch!”
Annoyed herself Miya took a step back with Yui, as she did so the two girl's said nothing as she continued to stare on at the group of dangerous young men. As they did this, the heterochromia eyed girl then informed them all, “You all stay the hell away! I'm not letting Yui-ko go back with any of you bastards!”
Reiji seeing this action occur, then decided to ask his prey, “So you've broken your agreement... haven't you, Yui?”
The blonde haired girl hearing this question being asked, shivered as she turned her pink eyes to Reiji. Seeing the serious and hostile light that was in his eyes, she knew that if she said a word at that moment... then he and the rest of the brothers would-!
“How predictable...” with that saying those words, Reiji then sighed as he became disdained looking at her as he further commented, “You truly are weak, you couldn't even keep to a simple agreement like that could you?”
Both girl's continued to say nothing. However Miya knew just as Yui did, that thing's were going to become incredibly dangerous very soon! She had to act when the time was needed or-!
Hearing this sound of swinging metal, Miya gazed up for a brief moment and as she did so. She saw the crane above and the heavy metallic bars that were being lifting! As she did, her mind raced and she quickly came up with a hasty plan!
Reiji though not noticing her glance, continued on to say, “And I can take guess as well... that you've revealed to this animal about our true existence haven't you?”
Yui hearing this knew she couldn't hide this one fact anymore, so finally she began to speak as she uttered, “I-!”
“She didn't have to tell me anything!” Miya then interrupted fiercely, as she did so. She continued to stand before Yui protectively, as she then also added, “I figured it out by myself about you monsters!”
Laito who'd been quiet up to that moment, then repeated, “Monsters?” Then as it settled into his mind about what the heterochromia eyed girl had said, he then asked with an amusing smile, “You think we're monsters, Cow-chan?”
Turning with a fierce and hostile gaze to look at him, Miya answered, “I don't think! I know that you are!”
Reiji hearing this, then asked her, “Oh really?” Then becoming somewhat amused, he decided to ask her with a somewhat arrogant smile, “And just what do you believe that we are?”
Hearing him say this, Yui then shaking told her friend desperately, “Miya-chan don't say anymore! You mustn't! Please-!”
“Yui-ko!” Surprised hearing Miya whisper to her suddenly, the blonde haired girl then replied, “I want you to start taking steps back with me as I move! Okay?” Immediately hearing her say this, Yui had no idea what she was planning, however she made a small nod.
Then as she did this, Miya took a step back with her. Doing this the heterochromia eyed girl keeping her eyes fixed on the brothers informed them, “... What you are, are a type of monster that begins with the letter V!”
Hearing her say this, Reiji's eyes opened in surprise. However his own eyes narrowed and as they did, he took a step forwards himself noticing their slow retreat and doing so, he then asked with a serious deadly light entering his eyes, “And what does it end with?”
To which hearing this, Miya then replied, “With the letter E and if you come any nearer to us I'll end you fuckers!”
Reiji hearing this, asked her, “Come nearer to you?” Then suddenly-!
“Agh!” Miya then suddenly saw startled Reiji materialise in front of her! As this occurred and she looked to him with widened eyes, she then heard him say chillingly, “Do you mean like this?”
However quickly overcoming her shock, Miya moved and, “Haa!” With that she released Yui's hand for a moment and then turning, she swung her right leg fast!
But quickly Reiji disappeared and re-appeared away from the girl, making her attack miss him entirely!
Laito though seeing this, couldn't help but comment impressed, “Ooh! Nice moves!” Then looking to Miya he couldn't help but add looking to her, “You have such good reflexes Cow-chan!” Which in seconds as the heterochromia eyed girl looked to him with angered eyes, she heard him say, “I can't wait to see how you'll react when I sink my fangs into you!”
Yui was becoming horribly worried now, then quickly taking her friend's hand again she whispered, “Miya-chan...”
Hearing her, the heterochromia eyed girl keeping her anger focused eyes on the brothers told her friend, “Move again with me now!”
As this order was issued once more, Miya took another step back and instantly Yui moved with her. Holding her hand tightly.
Seeing her do this, Reiji though could see what they were pathetically trying to do. However he couldn't help but ask the girl, “So... now that you know the truth, what're the two of you planning to do?”
With this question being put to them, Miya then answered the spectacled vampire, “What do you think? Our goal is to get away from you! We're escaping together! That's what it is!”
“Get away from us?” Reiji then asked, the idea was practically ludicrous at that moment and so he asked with a mocking smile, “You really believe that two pitiful mortals like you can escape us?”
Miya and Yui said nothing to this as they stared at the brothers... however in the next moment-!
“HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!”
Immediately Kanato had burst into a hysterical bout of laughter, as he did so he then asked, “Escape!?” Then looking to his Teddy, he then told him, “Do you hear them Teddy? These girls are idiots! They'll never escape from us!”
Infuriated Miya bit her lower lip, however keeping her anger back she gripped her free left hand tightly that held the sports bag. Concentrating hard as she whispered again, “Yui-ko, move with me again!” To which Yui nodded and again, the two of them took another step backwards.
Meanwhile, Subaru and Shuu said nothing, neither of them had smiles. However they looked to the girls with cold serious eyes, it was unclear what they were thinking by looking at either of them. However they were taking special attention into watching the girls as they continued to make their slow, yet deliberate retreat from them all.
Looking at the two girls, Laito then couldn't help but say just as amused as his brother, “Indeed!” Then looking to Yui he commented, “It looks like Cow-chan's infected you with her naivete Bitch-chan!”
Ayato smirking himself then corrected his brother saying, “I think you mean idiocy,” to which looking to Miya he added, “For that dumb cow knows shit about anything! Especially when that comes to us!” To which he then had to ask, “Do you really think you stand a chance against all six of us?”
Miya at that point then opened her mouth, to tell Ayato bluntly what she thought when-!
“I know you're all strong!”
Shocked Miya turned to look behind herself, to see it was Yui who was speaking out. As she did so, she remained silent as she heard her gentle friend go on to say, “And I know all that we are, are humans... with not too strong of powers or abilities like you all have! I also know already how terrifying how you all can be!”
The brothers remained silent as Yui called this out them, Ayato though looking at her didn't understand what Yui was getting at? For why was she admitting the obvious when she should just-!
“But that's not going to stop us now!”
Stunning Ayato into silence, along with making the rest of his brothers stare on dumbfounded. They heard the blonde haired girl go on to say to them, “I had given up on this nearly so long ago, the wish to live a normal life... to be properly human and alive!” But then looking to her friend, a warm smile came to the blonde haired girl's face as she looked back to the brothers and added, “But now I have Miya-chan in my life, I want to do that now! I want to live and be valued like the human being I'm supposed to be! I'm not just some sacrifice for you to toy with!”
Amazed that she was saying these words, despite the terror they were now facing. Miya then couldn't help but echo in wonder, “Yui-ko...”
However Yui didn't stop, looking to the brothers she continued on to say, “I'm sorry I have to depart from you in these circumstances, but my mind's made up! I'm not going to live alone and suffer anymore! We're leaving and you can't stop us from doing that!”
Overcoming their surprise at this strong proclamation, the brothers were all silent. However it was clear that none of them were pleased by their prey's decision. Subaru though looking at Yui had to ask her as he gazed on with a serious light, “So...your mind's truly made up then?”
Yui then nodded firmly to Subaru and she held Miya's hand all the more tightly. It was clear she was ready to leave.
Miya seeing this was feeling proud of her friend, however turning back and knowing the matter that was at hand. She then saw it was about time, so she whispered, “Okay! Yui-ko get ready to run!”
Surprised to hear this, Yui's eyes widened! However she trusted her friend and so nodded a little to show she was ready!
Glad to see this, the heterochromia eyed girl focused all the more and as she did this, Reiji then had to coldly inform his delusional prey, “Alright then, since you're so hell bent on destruction for yourselves, we will have to send you on your way.” With that he began to walk forwards and in doing so, Ayato, Kanato and Laito followed after him while Shuu and Subaru stayed back.
Seeing them approach, Yui was scared and was shaking however she was standing firm! She wasn't going to give up now!
Reiji seeing that fear then decided to say to then, “For you do remember I said if you ever tried to escape, you would be killed...” then looking to Miya he added, “And you as vermin would meet the same fate if you ever discovered the truth!”
To which Reiji taken off guard hearing this loud brief cackle, then heard the heterochromia eyed girl say to him with a smug mocking expression of her own, “It looks like being away from me all this time has made your brain cells rot! Because you're forgetting one important thing!”
With that moving swiftly Miya let go of Yui's hand, making her look at her widened eyes! As she did so, she then proclaimed loudly, “I'M NOT A NORMAL HUMAN!” Then in seconds she moved dropping the bag, she clenched her left fist and-!
She smashed it hard into the sidewalk floor making the concrete surface crater and smash! Then in seconds as this occurred-!
The rock and earth around them all shook and trembled! The brothers taken off guard looked on widened eyed! As they did so, Ayato cried out, “Hey! What's-!?”
“Yui-ko! Run for it!!!”
Turning the green eyed vampire saw Miya had taken the bag again and grabbed Yui by her other hand! Then together the two girl's were running straight in the direction of the Subway entrance! Ayato enraged then went to move as he cried out, “Hey!” But before he could move to take any steps-!
Suddenly from above the crane that had been moving the huge load of metallic heavy bars all came crashing down, right in the spot where the brothers were all gathered!
Looking back at the destruction that her friend had caused, then the sight of it being blocked by the stairs they started climbing down, Yui cried out, “Miya-chan you-!”
“Yeah! I rained on their damn parade!” The heterochromia eyed girl replied! Gripping her left fist tightly that was now hurting like hell, while carrying the bag. She went on to say continuing to drag Yui behind with her right hand, “And that'll keep them out of our hair!”
“But they might have got killed!” Yui cried out in distress, then she had to add in terrible anxiety, “I mean we could be-!”
“They're immortal!” Miya cried out interrupting her! Then getting out her phone ready to collect what they needed to travel, she added, “They can handle something like that! And I doubt that's gonna keep them off us for long!”
Yui hearing this, couldn't argue those words. But still she didn't like anyone to get hurt... however, moving her right hand to her chest as they both continued to move. She'd made her decision and she was going to stick to it... no matter who got hurt in the process!
“COUGH! COUGH! COUGH!”
As the sounds of coughing and spluttering could be heard from within the cloud of debris and dust that had been scattered about, Ayato who'd teleported with the rest of the brothers out of the dangerous heavy missiles enraged cried out, “That bitch!”
Coughing himself, trying to get rid of what trace of dust he could from his throat. Reiji then had to comment, “This has certainly turned into a setback...”
Ayato angered then replied, “Yeah no shit!” With that marching forward he then declared, “I'm not gonna let her get-!”
“Will you stop making such a loud fuss...”
With that hearing this one lethargic voice speak, when he hadn't bothered to do so during this whole episode. Ayato turned angrily and spat out to Shuu, “How the hell can you say that so calmly!? You don't know where-!?”
“They're not going to get far,” the deep blue eyed vampire said, then as he opened his eyes he indicated with a slight nod of his head for Ayato to look in the direction where the Subway entrance was.
Puzzled as he did this, Ayato looked and there he saw with surprise that a whole colony of bats were fluttering around the outside of it! They were practically making something similar to a wall which would block anyone who would dare enter into it! As he saw this, he had to ask, “That's-?”
“I anticipated something like this might occur,” it was then Ayato turned and saw that it was Reiji who was speaking. As he did so, he remained silent as he heard his brother go on to say, “So I devised to stop any possible exits they may attempt to use...”
The brothers hearing Reiji were all silent, however the spectacled young man then stated to them all, “Why do you think I asked to use all of our familiars for this endeavour?”
Hearing this, none of the brothers could argue with this statement for they all knew that with no moon shining it's light to them, they were reliant on what forces they had available. Their bats were one of the few best weapons they could use and there was no disputing that.
Laito himself though having been silent, then decided to say, “Well, looks like our little game has just begun then...” with that licking his lips he added, “I can't wait to see the delicious results we reap!”
With those words, the brothers all quietly looked back to the subway entrance. For looking at it silently all the Sakamaki's knew at that moment, with some sinister pride that the two escaping girls had inadvertently run into their very own tomb...