Chapter Eighteen: Sinner Within Me:
Tsuzuki and Anna came to a hotel after dinner. The woman cuddled close to her boyfriend as he checked them in. Near the window in the lobby, Asmodeus watched them while reading his paper. He kept his eyes trained on Tsuzuki. He hadnâ€™t gotten so close and dear to Annaâ€™s heart in a short amount of time. He even deflowered her. It would hurt her if something happened to him.
Thatâ€™s where Asmodeus came in. To wither this relationship, he had to get into one of the loversâ€™ heads. Anna was fun to violate, but the handsome demon felt like torturing someone new, a shinigami, a man. Asmodeus loved making women suffer. Could this translate over into a man? The demon of corrupt charm shrugged.
Worth a shot, he thought. Tsuzuki and Anna headed to their room. Asmodeus got up and followed behind.
He waited and watched them in the room. Anna and Tsuzuki made out and sailed all the way to naked cuddling in bed. When the fluff cooled down the night, Asmodeus walked over to their bed. The couple looked so peaceful asleep. This charming demon eyed a sleeping Tsuzuki. This should be interesting, he thought. Asmodeus waved his hand over the shinigami.
-Inside Tsuzukiâ€™s Nightmare-
Tsuzuki walked into a dark room. â€œAnna-chan?â€ he asked, â€œWhere are you Anna-chan?â€ An icy pit formed in his stomach. His mind raced to the worst.
Donâ€™t tell me sheâ€™sâ€¦, he thought in horror.
â€œNo, no!â€ someone spoke. Tsuzuki snapped his attention upwards. Asmodeus sat before him in a big red fancy armchair. The heavy black coat seemed to swallow his pale body in one gulp. He held a bottle of sake in his hand. Tsuzukiâ€™s brain went into attack mode.
â€œYou!â€ he shouted. Who the hell are you?!? Whereâ€™s Anna-chan?!? What did you do with her?!?â€ Asmodeus smirked at him.
â€œNothing,â€ he replied in calm voice, â€œSheâ€™s perfectly fine. I came to see you.â€ The shinigami looked rather confused when he heard this.
â€œHuh?â€ he asked. The demon in black leaned in with his chin resting on his fingers like Ikari Gendo from Evangelion.
â€œYou ruined something valuable to me,â€ he simply put.
â€œWhat areâ€¦â€Tsuzuki began to ask. It donned on the shinigami what this creeper was talking about. â€œAnna-chan is not your personal property!â€ he shouted.
â€œHer life and her body will be mine,â€ Asmodeus declared. Tsuzukiâ€™s anger flared up as he drew out a fuda for attack. â€œYouâ€¦â€ he hissed. Asmodeus held up his hand.
â€œI just want to talk,â€ he said in a collected tone. Tsuzuki kept up his guard. The charming sociopath set his bottle down on the ground.
â€œLike I said before, you ruined something highly valuable to me,â€ he began again. He paused to take in more. Tsuzuki glared at him.
â€œWhat do you want with Anna?!?â€ the shinigami barked.
â€œI have eaten and killed angels for many years,â€ Asmodeus began in his explanation, â€œThey bore me now. I really want some new meat.â€ He chuckled a bit to himself. â€œThat silly girl saw something she wasnâ€™t supposed to,â€ the demon told him, â€œPoor soul witnessed me with one of my â€˜meals.â€™ Heh, I couldâ€™ve eaten her right then and there, a nice desert with dinner, but do you know what made me spare her?â€
â€œNo!â€ Tsuzuki hissed. Asmodeus smirked at him.
â€œHer kitsune,â€ he answered in the simplest way possible. The shinigami gritted his teeth.
â€œWhat did you say?!?â€ he barked as he took a step closer.
â€œHer kitsune was fully awake at the time,â€ the demon explained, â€œIf I was going to ravish such a terrified tsukai; I want her to be the strongest as the kitsune herself.â€ He closed his eyes and felt as if he was reliving that night in 2004. â€œMmm, her fear was so tantalizing,â€ he purred, â€œMakes me want to rip into her sweet flesh even more!â€
â€œYou monster!â€ Tsuzuki shouted as he held up his fuda again. Asmodeus snickered at him. The shinigami glared at the twisted gentleman.
â€œWhat the hell is so damn funny?!?â€ he yelled. The demon looked at him with a smirk.
â€œSo ironic, isnâ€™t it?â€ he asked as he began to go in for the poisonous strike. Tsuzuki prepared himself to lunge forward.
â€œWhat did you say?!?â€ he growled at the demon. Asmodeus put up his hands ever so nonchalantly.
â€œLetâ€™s face it,â€ he pointed out, â€œYou yourself have blood on your hands, am I right?â€ Tsuzuki tried to hold down his hurt and anger. Asmodeus could see him starting to crack.
â€œAll to those lambs lost their lives to you,â€ he said in a low voice, â€œYouâ€™re a murderer, Tsuzuki-san.â€
â€œNo! Thatâ€™s not true! Iâ€¦ Iâ€¦â€ the other man cried with his heart racing against his chest. The vile gentleman gave him a look of fake sympathy.
â€œSuch a shame,â€ he carried on, â€œI would hate to see Anna dies by your hands like so many others, including Ruka.â€
â€œThatâ€™s not true!â€ the other man wailed, â€œIt wasnâ€™t my fault! It wasnâ€™t my fault! Iâ€¦ Iâ€¦â€
â€œYOU ARE A MONSTER!â€ all of the voices in his head yelled. Tsuzuki sank down to his knees, trembling and holding himself in a survival hug.