Chapter Fifteen: Nice Day Out:
If it's bitter at the start, then it's sweeter in the end
--â€œGet Togetherâ€ by Madonna
Tsuzukiâ€™s perfect day would consist of feasting on sweets, drinking sake, sleeping, and a nine-hour sexual high with Anna followed by some naked cuddling. However, there was a little thing called work preventing that. That cold shower reminded him of that.
â€œSo what are we doing today?â€ Anna asked as they walked out the front door. Tsuzuki thought about that question. The shinigami glanced over at Anna and he shrugged at her.
â€œJust go anywhere,â€ Tsuzuki replied.
â€œOkayâ€¦â€ Anna replied, â€œThat all?â€
â€œPretty muchâ€¦â€ Tsuzuki mumbled as he nodded.
â€œFine,â€ Anna said, â€œJust walk around and do nothing. Right, okay.â€
So here they were, roaming Tokyo in the crowded streets and pouring rain. The couple stole quick glances at each other before looking forward. Japanese etiquette played in their favor; heterosexual PDA was heavily frowned upon. Good for a forbidden romance such as theirs. Anna forced herself to look away for a second.
â€œJust two people walking,â€ she said.
â€œYeah,â€ Tsuzuki agreed, â€œTwo people walking.â€ They glance at each other again and looked away.
â€œSo,â€ Anna said, â€œWhere to now?â€
â€œAnywhere, really,â€ Tsuzuki said with a shrug.
â€œBut, where, exactly?â€ Anna pressed. Her boyfriendâ€™s face dropped.
â€œUhâ€¦â€ he said. Anna smirked at him.
â€œSo in other words, you didnâ€™t plan this properly, did you?â€ she pointed out.
â€œNoâ€¦â€ Tsuzuki wailed with a sweat drop on his head, â€œIâ€™m supposed to be working. Butâ€¦â€ His woman smiled as she figured it all out.
â€œSo, Iâ€™m your excuse not to, huh?â€ she asked. Tsuzuki hung his head.
â€œIâ€™m so sorryâ€¦â€ he mumbled.
â€œThere, there,â€ his girlfriend said as she patted him on the arm, â€œItâ€™s okay.â€ The shinigami looked at her with big eyes.
â€œYou mean it?â€ he asked so childlike. Anna gave him a cute, flirty smile in place of a kiss.
â€œOf course I do,â€ she said. Tsuzuki began to smile.
â€œSee?â€ his girl said, â€œItâ€™s better already.â€
â€œSo where do you want to go first?â€ he asked. Anna already had the perfect thing in mind.
â€œJust keep walking,â€ she said simply.
â€œAnd then?â€ her lover asked.
â€œWho can say?â€ Anna asked with a shrug. She began walking forward as Tsuzuki watched her in a new odd sense of awe. Annaâ€¦, he thought. The woman paused and glanced behind her.
â€œYou coming?â€ she asked.
â€œHuh?â€ Tsuzuki asked blankly before her question sank in.
â€œOh!â€ he replied quickly, â€œRight! Wait up!â€ The shinigami raced to catch up with his girl.