Chapter Eleven: Our Sweet Taboo:

Anna’s eyes widened. “I got my job back.”

“Yes,” Tsuzuki said. His wife rushed forward and hugged him.

“Whoa!” he shouted. Th shinigami patted her on the back of her head.

“You’re welcome,” he whispered. Anna looked up at him.

“I love you,” she said. Tsuzuki leaned down for a kiss.

“I love you too,” he said. Anna cuddled up to his chest. Meanwhile, Airi smiled and shook her head.

“Heh,” was all she said.


Anna’s mood improved drastically. She decided to pay Tsuzuki back in a spectacular way. It didn’t have to be super grand. Just enough to show her gratitude. She went around and cleaned the apartment. Next, Anna went out and picked up two bento boxes. Now for her appearance.

Anna looked at herself in the mirror. He liked the things she wore. Today looked like a seven. Maybe a little gloss and perfume could make it better. She pulled out her phone and sent her husband a quick text. Anna smiled as she shoved her phone into her pocket.

“I’m home,” Tsuzuki said hours later. Soft romantic pop music filled the air.

“Welcome home,” Anna said from the living room. A little smile spread across his face. He made his way to their living room. Anna sat on the couch waiting for him.

“Oh?” Tsuzuki asked. “What’s this for?” Anna’s lips curved into a little smile.

“This is my way of thanking you for getting my job back,” she said. Anna stood up and walked over to her husband. She put her arms around his neck.

“Thank you so much,” she whispered. Her light cotton candy perfume teased his nose. He chuckled to himself.

“You’re welcome,” he said. Anna gave him a little kiss on the lips.

“You eaten yet?” she asked.

“In what way?” he asked in a cheeky tone. Anna giggled.

“Both ways, silly!” she said. Anna playfully tapped him on the tip of his nose.

“Come with me,” she said. Anna led him into the kitchen. The bento boxes sat waiting on the table. A candle sat lit in the middle.

“Ta-da!” Anna said.

“Wow,” Tsuzuki said. “Is there any dessert?”

“Of course,” Anna said. She kissed him on the cheek.

“We will eat first,” his wife said. “Then we’ll see where the night goes.” Tsuzuki smiled like a giddy like schoolboy.

“Yes ma’am!” he said. He followed her to the table.

“A curry bento?” the shinigami asked.

“Uh-huh,” Anna said. “I was thinking hotpot, but no. I’ll save that for Christmas.” She took her place at the table. Tsuzuki sat down with her. They picked up their chopsticks.

“Let us bless this food,” Anna said.

“Yes,” Tsuzuki said. The couple began to eat.

“Mmm,” he said. “This is good.”

“Thanks,” Anna said. “I saw them and had to get them.” She took another bite.

“Mmm, this is good,” the woman said. The music played on in the background.

After dinner, the couple set down her chopsticks.

“Thanks for dinner,” Tsuzuki said. He looked at his wife.

“Where’s my dessert?” he asked. Anna smiled and held up her finger.

“Coming up,” she said. She got up and walked over to the fridge. Tsuzuki watched as she came out with two small fudge cakes.

“I have been saving these for a night like this,” Anna said. She handed him his cake.

“Ooo! Don’t mind if I do!” Tsuzuki said. He dug right in. Anna giggled as she took a bite. Chocolate felt rich against her tongue.

“Mmm,” she said, shivering. Tsuzuki’s cake was gone. Anna meanwhile took her time. She wasn’t a sweets monster like him. She would enjoy this.

Then, Anna noticed him staring at her.

“What?” she asked. He started drooling and staring at her like a little puppy. Anna pulled away her cake.

“Oh, no,” she said. “You are not getting my cake too! Forget it!” Tsuzuki whimpered. Anna frowned as she took a bite. His whimpering didn’t stop. She rolled her eyes.

“I said no,” his wife said. Anna lowered her spoon.

“Look,” she said. “I will give you something better than this. Just let me finish my cake.”

“You promise?” he asked. Anna sighed.

“Yes,” she said. “Let me finish this cake first.”

“Okay…” Tsuzuki whimpered. Anna sighed and shook her head. He could be such as baby at times.

When she finished her last bite, Anna looked him in the eye.

“You still want more dessert?” she asked. Tsuzuki’s eyes lit up.

“Yes!” he said. She gave him a little smirk.

“Come with me,” his wife said. Anna held her hand. Tsuzuki happily took hold. She led him back to their room.


Tsuzuki kissed Anna at the bedroom door. She didn’t even try to stop him. The woman reached over and slid it open. He rushed her to their futon. Anna flopped backwards, looking up at him. Tsuzuki climbed on top, chuckling. He leaned in for a kiss. Anna kissed back.

“How much time do we have?” Tsuzuki asked.

“Does it matter?” Anna sked. “We have plenty of time.”

“How’s Kirika-chan?” he asked.

“Out like a light,” she said. The shinigami kissed her again. Anna kissed back as she grabbed his tie. Their clothes ended up scattered all over the floor. Anna spread her thighs underneath him. Tsuzuki didn’t hold back as he took control.


The young man walked up to Room 89. A woman in a silk white kimono slipped the key into his pocket. By the time he looked up, she was gone. He could only see her bright red obi.

That was all it took to follow her through the crowd. Her sweet humming teased his ears. A soft warmth filled his chest. He gulped as he walked faster.

And now he was here.

The young man reached into his pocket. Room 89. This was it. What was he going to find? Only one way to see. He slipped the key into the lock. A soft click filled the hall. He was in. The young man slowly turned the door open. Soft jasmine perfume teased her nose. He poked his head inside.

A woman turned head at the sound. Her long light purple kimono blended in with the rest of the room. Her face reminded him of a baby doll’s. Her plump lips begged for a kiss. The young man wandered into the room. He tried to think of something to say but no words come out. It wouldn’t feel right. He could only express himself with one kiss. She pulled him into her arms and deepened the kiss. Little pink fireworks exploded around them.


Anna cuddled up to Tsuzuki in his arms.

“Yes,” he said. His wife looked up at him.

“Hm?” she asked. He rested his chin atop her head.

“We’ll go to that wedding in California,” Tsuzuki said. Anna smiled.

“Thanks,” she said. He kissed her head.

“You’re welcome,” the shinigami whispered. His wife was asleep in minutes.