Setsuna isn't able to see after something that happened long ago. Still living in Kyoto, she rejects all doctors trying to fix her eyesight. But with a help of a certain someone, will she be able to change her mind? AU and OC! Konosetsu!
Chapter 5: Sleeping Together and Enter Kimura Nami
After both Konoka and Setsuna talked about the contract, they decided to head back home to see if everyone was all right.
"Nee Setsuna-san, is there something else that you're not telling me about the contract?" asked Konoka.
"I told you everything that I knew, the one that you should ask…" Setsuna looked away sadly, "…never mind…"
"Ask who?" Konoka looked at Setsuna.
"Forget about it. You might not meet her…" Setsuna slowed down her pace.
Konoka looked back at Setsuna for a few moments and decided to run back home and check on her father. As soon as she reached the top, her father was there looking for her.
"Konoka!" Eishun ran towards Konoka and embraced her, "Thank god that you're all right!"
"Of course I am! Setsuna-san protected me."
"Thank you again Setsuna-kun." Eishun smiled as Setsuna walked over to them.
Setsuna blushed and looked away.
"No need to be shy Setsuna-kun. I can't thank you enough for saving Konoka yet again." Eishun smiled.
"It's my pleasure sir."
"No need to be polite either Setsuna-kun, after all, you've been protecting Konoka with you're life." Eishun led them to the main room, "Now rest up and I'll bring lunch over in a few minutes."
Setsuna followed Konoka into the room, making sure that she was safe. Konoka looked back and smiled, "Setsuna-san, why don't you walk with me and not behind me next time?"
Setsuna blushed, "Er…t-that wouldn't be r-right."
Konoka giggled and hugged one of Setsuna's arms, "You don't have to be shy around me."
"I-I'm not shy!" Setsuna blushed harder.
"Oh? Then why are you blushing?" Konoka teased.
"I-I'm not used to things like this…" Setsuna looked away.
"Then I guess I have a lot of work to do!" Konoka hugged Setsuna's arm tighter.
"What do you mean by that?" Setsuna gave Konoka a curious look.
"I'm not telling!" Konoka, sticking her tongue out playfully.
"You'll tell me!" Setsuna freed her arm and tickled Konoka's sides.
"Ahahaha! Stop it!" Konoka tried to get away from Setsuna's hands, but she failed miserably.
"Tell me what you meant by that first!" Setsuna smiled.
"N-No! Ahaha! Please s-stop it!" Tears fell out of Konoka's eyes.
Feeling something wet on Konoka's face, Setsuna immediately stopped, "Ko-Konoe-san…?"
Konoka stopped laughing and wiped a tear from her eye, "Yes?"
Konoka tilted her head to the side, "What do you mean?"
"I…made you cry…"
"Setsuna-san, you do know that it was because I was happy and you were tickling me right?"
"You can cry if you're happy?"
Konoka laughed, "Of course. You really didn't know?" Setsuna shook her head, "I never knew."
"Konoka, Setsuna-kun, your lunch is ready." Eishun came into the room and placed their foods in front of them. "I'll be back for the dishes later. You two enjoy yourselves."
Setsuna leaned by the wall and slowly drifted to sleep.
"Setsuna-san?" Setsuna woke up from the dreamy state she was in and turned towards Konoka. "Aren't you gonna eat?"
Setsuna shook her head, "I don't really eat anything."
"That's bad, you should eat." Konoka frowned, "You don't have to eat all of it, just some."
"I'll be fine. I'll eat later."
Mou why's she so stubborn about eating? Is it because she can't eat or is it because she doesn't like our food?
"I can eat, but that's only when I feel like it. You food smells wonderful and it almost seems like a waste to eat such a wonderful aroma." she said as if she read my thoughts.
I laughed, "Wow. I never expected to hear that from someone like you Setsuna-san."
"Why would you think that Konoe-san?"
I frowned. How long was she gonna keep calling me that?
"Stop calling me that Setsuna-san."
"T-Then what else am I supposed to call you? Ojou-sama?"
I walked over to her and lightly hit her head, "I don't like that either."
I giggled, "I think you can do better."
"Hmm…not bad…" I sat next to her and put my head on her shoulder.
"How about Kono-chan then?"
I smiled, "Alright…Secchan." I looked at her and noticed that she was blushing.
"Jou-chan, Sakurazaki? Are you two in?" asked Fate-kun.
"Come on in Fate-kun." I said.
"Sorry for the intrusion." he bowed.
"What's wrong?" Secchan said seriously.
"Nothing. I just want to have a little talk…about you-know-who."
"What about it?"
"Who's 'you-know-who'?" I asked.
Secchan looked away from me and Fate-kun sighed, "She's someone that we haven't seen for over ten years."
"Like I said, what about it?" I heard a hint of anger in Secchan's voice.
"I got a word that she's coming back. Sometime by this afternoon to this evening. Knowing her, she could already be here hiding somewhere."
"Can't you find her?"
"No. She's the only one that I can't find even if I tried."
"Nee…then this…person…is really strong then?" I said.
"In a way yeah. How'd you know or rather why you think that?" asked Fate-kun.
"I don't know…this person that you were talking about…sounds a lot like my cousin. I haven't seen her for over 10 years either."
"Hmmm…does she have a wolf pendant?"
"I think so."
"…Sorry for wasting your time. I'll be back later." Fate-kun stood up to leave.
"Wait Fate-kun." He looked at me. "You only came here to tell us about someone that might be my cousin coming here or is there something more?"
"I don't want to worry you two yet so I'll keep that a secret for now." He left before Secchan could stop him.
"What's up with him and secrets?" Secchan muttered under her breath.
"Secchan…" I put my head back on her shoulder, "Do you really hate him and the person that you two were talking about earlier?"
"No…it's just…" She scratched the back of her head sheepishly, "It's hard for me to tell if they're serious or not and they always keep too much things inside them too much."
"The same should go to you too." I felt her arm wrap around my shoulders.
"And what's that supposed to mean?"
"Just what it sounds like!" I hugged her closer. Just listening to her heartbeat is making me sleepy…
"Awah?" I rubbed my eyes sleepily, "Oh Secchan…what's up?"
"You've been sleeping a bit too long." I saw her sweat drop.
"Oh really?" I blushed. I didn't know that I fell asleep. Looking at the time, it was 5 in the afternoon.
"Your father wanted us to come welcome someone…I…didn't want to leave you here alone." She turned away to hide her blush.
"Let's go then." I stood up a bit too fast causing me to fall. I was expecting to hit the ground, but I found myself in Secchan's arms.
"Are you alright Kono-chan?"
"Y-Yeah. Thanks Secchan." She helped me to my feet. "Ok let's go!" I ran out of the room with Secchan close behind me. Soon we reached where my father was and he was talking to someone. "Hey daddy, is that who I think it is?" I looked at the girl that my father was talking to.
She had short flame red hair and cool blue eyes wearing black baggy pants, blood red shirt with a black jacket over it and a wolf pendant necklace.
"Wha-What are you doing here?!" Secchan suddenly said, surprising both daddy and me.
"Wha-What are you doing here?!" I said, remembering whose presence that was.
"Eh? Setsuna-san you know her too?" Kono-chan asked me.
"She went to the same Shinmei-Ryu school too! Of course I know her!"
"Yeah yeah, nice to see you too. It's only been what? 10 years?" she walked over to us casually.
"Kimura Nami, I repeat what are you doing here after all this time?" I said seriously.
"Can't I come back and visit once in a while?"
"'Once in a while'?! Don't you mean when ever you feel like it?" I crossed my arms, "Or you just felt like you've been there for too long?"
"Hm…How 'bout both? Anyways, I heard that you made a contract." I f I could see her face, I would've known that she had a smirk.
I blushed, how did she hear about that?!
"News spread around pretty fast ya know." Kimura shrugged.
"I'm sure it does." I sighed.
"Anyways…It's nice to see you again uncle."
"Are you going to tell me what you've been up to Nami-chan?"
"I'll tell you tomorrow. I just came back so I'm a bit tired. See ya tomorrow Konoka."
"Aww…Na-chan left again. I wanted to have a few words with her too." Kono-chan pouted.
"You'll see her tomorrow. Don't worry Konoka." smiled Eishun-sama.
If Kimura is here then something must be wrong. Nakashima also warned me about some danger that's going to happen soon. What exactly is this danger?
"chan…cchan…Secchan!" Kono-chan said with a hint of worry in her voice.
"Wh-What is it Kono-chan?" I said nervously. I could feel her breath close to my face.
"Are you ok?"
"I'm fine Kono-chan. You don't have to worry." I felt her hand slip into mines and she hugged my left arm.
"Secchan…promise me that it there's something wrong that you'll tell me ok? And…" she had a hint of fear in her voice as she continued, "And that you'll come back no matter what happens…I don't know what I'll do without you here by my side."
I pulled her closer and have her a comforting embrace, "I can't guarantee that I could, but for you I'll try alright?"
She just nodded and had her head on my shoulder.
"It's starting to get late, let's go back to your room."
I didn't hear anything from her and I picked her up bridal style. Still no response so I figured that she must've went to sleep. I tried to go back to her room but it was hard since I didn't really remember where it was.
After a few minutes I found it and felt a futon by my feet. I put Kono-chan down onto the futon but she grabbed me and moved until she was on top of me!
Again no response. Was she teasing me or is she really asleep? I can't tell. Thinking that she won't get off me and that she might wake up if I moved her I just grabbed the blanket and placed it over us.
Slowly I drifted to sleep, not knowing that a pair of eyes was watching us the entire time…