Chapter Thirty: Seductive Game:

-August 15th, 2011-

Three whole days. Anna and Airi had cut off contact by then. The woman sat at a bar in a small hotel in Nagasaki. She was out in the open now. What exactly was she looking for?

Anna glanced around the bar. Not many people here tonight. Why was she here? The woman looked at her phone. 232 missed calls, huh? To be expected. Anna cut off her phone. Sorry, dearest. I have to do this.

Suddenly, she became aware of someone sitting next to her. Anna slowly turned her head. A boy took his seat on the stool next to her. The woman couldn’t take her eyes off him. He had to be about eighteen years old. His cheeks made his face look younger. His short dark brown hair came to the top of his ear. The dim lighting drew attention to his facial features. Anna tilted her head.

“You look quite young to be in a place like this,” she said. The boy slowly turned his head.

“Who me?” he asked. Oh, his eyes. Anna’s cheeks turned bright pink.

“Yeah!” she was quick to say. The boy’s laughter made her heart jump. Was it possible for a boy to be this pretty? Such deep blue eyes. I… I can’t escape him. The boy tilted his head.

“Uh… Hello?” he asked. “I know I’m pretty but say something. Don’t stare at me like you haven’t eaten in months.”

“Huh?” Anna asked. She quickly shook her head.

“Oh, I’m sorry,” she said. The boy started laughing.

“What?” Anna asked. His smile made her heart do little flips in her chest.

“My name’s Kyou,” he said, holding out his hand.

“Airi,” Anna lied. “Nice to meet you.” The pair shook hands.

“How old are you?” Anna asked. “If you don’t mind me asking.”

“Eighteen,” the boy said.

“Eighteen? You’re too young to be here.”

“But I’m not drinking. I ordered some punch.” Kyou held up his glass. Something about his voice made her feel like a teenage girl.

“Oh,” Anna said, flustered. Kyou set down his glass.

“Now, can I ask you something?” he asked.

“What?” Anna asked.

“Are you alone tonight?” the boy asked. She tilted her head.

“Why?” she asked. Kyou shrugged his shoulders.

“Because I am,” he said. Anna raised her eyebrow.

“Are you… hitting me?” she asked. The boy chuckled and rubbed the back of his head.

“Guilty,” he said. Anna broke into a little smile.

“I think it’s cute,” she said. Meanwhile, Airi smirked and licked her lips. Would it be bad to have a little pleasure for a night? A little fun adventure wouldn’t be too bad, would it?