Chapter Three: Whip Scars:
Anna sat at her desk deep in thought. She agreed with Tsuzuki to assist in stopping her family. However, she hit a sudden wall. Anna was a kitsune-tsukai and possibly had the legendary â€œmother kitsune.â€ Thatâ€™s where it fell apart. The kitsune was sealed in her soul. Plus, Daisuke never taught her how to control it. Anna sat back and blew on her bangs. Haruka already took her hostage once. She was done playing the victim; time to stand up and fight back! Anna wrote Rihoko and Yoko-chan a note and left Kimoto Manor. In a few minutes, she knocked on Wisteria Houseâ€™s door.
â€œComing!â€ a voice croaked. The door slowly slid open and Emiko peeked outside.
â€œOh Anna!â€ she perked up, â€œJust the person I want to see!â€ Anna raised an eyebrow at her.
â€œWhy?â€ she asked. Emiko shook her head.
â€œNever mind!â€ she said quickly, â€œCome inside.â€ She grabbed the woman pulled her inside. They sat in the living room moments later.
â€œSo,â€ Emiko said, pressing her hands together, â€œWhat brings you by?â€ Anna bit her lower lip some.
â€œTsuzuki convinced the Ju-Cho-Oh to keep me alive to try and stop my family,â€ she began, â€œI think grandma killed my aunts as well. I want to help out so badly. Butâ€¦â€
â€œYou are essentially useless and you want to break daddyâ€™s seal?â€ Emiko finished.
â€œYes!â€ Anna said quickly, â€œCan you help me?â€ The butch demon thought about this.
â€œYou are aware that you are asking me to go against Daisukeâ€™s vow, right?â€ she asked.
â€œThis more important,â€ Anna replied, â€œPapa would want me to protect myself in any way that I could.â€ Emiko gave her a little smile.
â€œWell then, come with me!â€ she said. Emiko stood up and walked out of the room. A curious Anna followed behind.
Emiko led her guest to a black shed in the backyard. Anna looked at it uneasily while She tried her best to hide it. Emiko came to the door and paused.
â€œYou can turn back if you want,â€ the demon spoke up. Anna looked up at her.
â€œHm?â€ she asked.
â€œIâ€™m giving you the choice of backing out,â€ Emiko went on, â€œOnce you go through this choice, you canâ€™t change your mind. So do you want to do this or not? Think hard about this now.â€
â€œIâ€™ve made up my mind,â€ Anna said sternly, â€œIâ€™m not going to be a victim anymore! I want this!â€ Emiko pushed open the door.
â€œCome right in,â€ she said. The women walked into the shed. Anna became confused by the setting around her. This shed looked more like an S&M parlor. Whips and chains covered the walls. Shackles hung from the ceiling. Anna turned to Emiko who was now closing the door.
â€œEmiko,â€ the woman spoke up.
â€œUh-hm,â€ the butch demon replied.
â€œWhat does S&M have to do with breaking the seal?â€ Anna asked. Emiko grinned at her like a hungry wolf.
â€œYour kitsune is perfectly awake inside of you,â€ she announced, â€œI can sense it inside of you! She is awake, but yet she canâ€™t move.â€ Anna raised an eyebrow at her.
â€œItâ€™s awake?â€ she asked.
â€œSheâ€™s awake,â€ Emiko corrected, â€œAnd she canâ€™t move.â€
â€œOkay, so what does S&M have to do with that?â€ Anna asked. Emiko moved in close to her.
â€œIn order to get kitsune-sama moving, we have to do physical damage to your body,â€ she summed up. Okay, Anna hadnâ€™t expected this at all. She nodded as she grimaced.
â€œOkayâ€¦â€ her voice trailed out.
â€œGood!â€ Emiko said grinned at her, â€œTake off your dress.â€
â€œWait, what?!? Why?!?â€ she cried with wide eyes.
â€œJust do it,â€ she commanded, grinning. Anna winced and stripped off her red and white sundress. Emiko smirked at the idea of her stripped for this.
â€œNow, turn your back to me and put your wrists in the shackles,â€ the butch demon ordered in a husky, seductive voice. Anna did so with a grim look on her face. Emiko shackled her wrists in tightly. She went over to the wall of whips and pulled the first one that caught her eye. Emiko turned to her victim.
â€œOkay, Anna,â€ she yelled, â€œGrit your teeth!â€ The demon struck the woman in the back hard with the whip. Anna screamed out loud enough to draw anyoneâ€™s attention passing by the yard.
â€œScreaming makes it worse!â€ Emiko yelled. She struck Anna again with the whip. The poor woman tried not to scream. She shut her eyes tightly and tried to count the lashes in her head. Each one hurt more than last and Emiko wouldnâ€™t let up. She seemed to be enjoying it too much to do so. Sweat formed on her brow with each lash.
â€œBearâ€¦ withâ€¦ meâ€¦ Anna!â€ she said in between lashes, â€œTake it like a bitch!â€ The lashes grew more painful and Anna panted in misery. Sinking down wasnâ€™t an option; the shackles held her standing. She thought that she would die.
The whipping ended in three hours; to Anna, it felt like forever. She panted in misery. Emiko walked over to her and lightly stroked her on the cheek.
â€œThere, there,â€ she whispered, â€œYouâ€™ll get used to the pain in a few weeks.â€ Anna didnâ€™t response due to her lack of energy and heavy pain. Emiko gently unshackled her wrists and Anna fell to the ground. The demon shook her head.
â€œPoor lamb,â€ she mumbled. Emiko dragged Anna away to bandage her wounds.