Zero held Kanade against him with all of his
strength. For once her being a vampire didn't seem all that bad, because if she
was human right now she'd probably crumble into a million pieces from how tight
he was holding her.
"He didn't even come to see me." A glum voice said. The two turned to see Yuki standing there with Artemis in hand. Kanade could feel her sister's disappointment wash over and her it made her immensely guilty. "I'll go after him, you two go and protect Sara."
"Yuki." Kanade narrowed her eyes and pulled away from Zero.
"I made them a promise Kanade. Please, help me." She said with pleading eyes.
Zero tightened his grip around Kanade's hand as they ran through the halls. It seemed to her like something huge was about to happen. Something that might change everything, and that frightened her right to the core. She didn't want anything to change anymore. She wanted things to stay, even if the change happened to be good she knew there would be some consequences and she didn't want one of them being her separated from these feelings she had for Zero.
Zero stopped in the middle of the hall when he saw Hatori.
"Aww, he left because you came... and it was just getting fun." He smirked. "My sister and I have a favor to ask of you Zero." Zero glanced down at Kanade. "Hide us at the association." Hatori demanded as if he had a power over the hunter. Zero looked over at him through the corner of his eye.
"I wouldn't say no if I was you." Sara said when she peeked her head out of the door. Kanade stared up at Zero with wide eyes, secretly pleading to him not to say a word. "I'll help you with your revenge." Sara smiled.
There was a long pause and Kanade feared for Zero's next words.
"I wouldn't pester him Kanade." Hatori interrupted her.
"You're making a big mistake." She warned the hunter.
"This isn't your battle." Zero said without even a glance towards her. He let go of her hand and took a few steps forward. "We are going to the church.
"I am not going." Kanade took a step back, she started to run away but something pulled her back and the next thing she knew everything was black.
"Yes, you are." Hatori said as he held her limp body in her arms.
"Don't touch her!" Zero hissed. Hatori looked back and Zero suddenly punched him in the face causing the man to stumble back. His lip bled for a split second causing the blood to drop onto Kanade's face.
"You're so inconsiderate towards her." He said as he looked down at her and wiped the blood away with his thumb. Zero did not like the way he was looking at her, as if she meant a great deal to him.
"What is she to you?" He growled.
"That isn't important at the moment." He said as he kept his gaze down towards her. "For now we only need to focus on destroying Kaname Kuran."
"I still have no idea what to name
"Any ideas Kaname?"
"How about... Yuki?"
'You named her after our daughter... how dare you.
How dare you do this to me!
You lied to me, destroyed Zero’s life, his parents, our happiness.
You killed Adio's father, Ouri, Hanadagi, and put the Touma boy in harms way.
You led me on and pretended you loved me.
I understand everything now.
You aren't him. I no longer hold anymore doubt… You cannot be the same man as the one I once loved.
You are not even close to the real Kaname, because you didn't name her after me!
You love her so much...
Why did you have to name her Yuki?’
Kaito dragged a vampire girl who had her hands cuffed behind her back into the
"Let go!" The girl cried out as she met with Sara Shirabuki who was standing with Zero. Hatori stayed behind with Kanade in his arms. "Let me take revenge on her!" The girl screamed.
"If you struggle the handcuffs will activate. Calm down, she's not someone you can defeat." Kaito said.
"What happened to Kanade?" Yagari asked as he ran up to them. He narrowed his eyes at Hatori who was holding her tightly with a smirk plastered on his face. "Put. Her. Down." He growled.
"Yagari." Zero narrowed his eyes at his master. "She's just sleeping, don't get distracted from the situation."
"What are you scheming?" Yagari asked. "Hiding this pureblooded woman from Kuran Kaname, you must be crazy! Haven't you heard of the recent rumors?"
"What rumors?” The Chairman waked up to them.
"The rumors that the purebloods are unnecessary regardless of their personality. So if we just allow Shirabuki and Kuran to wipe each other out--"
"What a joke!" The Chairman interrupted. "Do you all honestly believe in such things a sensible hunter would consider shameful?" The Chairman asked the hunters around him. He met eyes with Yagari. "What about Kanade? Do you really think she is unnecessary?"
"You know she isn't relevant in this situation!" Yagari exclaimed.
"He's here..." Sara looked up at Zero and cocked her head to the side with slight smile across her lips. "What will you do? You still have a choice to abandon me now..."
"Anyone who doesn't want to see something gory should leave now." Zero said before grabbing onto Sara and biting into her neck.
"Yes, I'll lend you my powers for your revenge... to eliminate Kaname Kuran who's out to get me. The man who stole everything from you... exterminate him.”
Kanade's eyes fluttered open when she caught the scent of blood. She quickly
sat up and looked around to find herself on a bed in an unfamiliar room. She
gasped when she saw Hatori leaning against the wall across form her.
"I took the liberty of sneaking away from all of the excitement when your hunter got distracted."
"Who's blood is that!?" She exclaimed as she tried to stand up, only to fall back down on the bed.
"You're still weak from my spell, I wouldn't bother even trying."
"Whose blood, Hatori?" Kanade screamed. A smirk appeared across his lips.
"That hunter of yours decided to have a little taste of my sister to help with his revenge."
Kanade's eyes widened. She felt as if everything around her was beginning to crumble. She could smell Kaname in the building. Her anger began to build in her chest until she felt the need to scream at the top of her lungs.
"Sadly, you and I will be missing all the action." Hatori said. "We shall stay here. This isn't our fight anyways."
"Shut up." Kanade growled under her breath with her head down.
"Hah. Feisty, as always."
"Shut up!" She screamed at the top of her lungs and the window beside her cracked. The lights flickered and she forced herself to stand despite how weak she felt. "That man destroyed Zero's happiness and mine! He made my mother go mad! He is a horrid thing and I won't let him do any more harm! You will not get in my way. I will end this. I will end all of this!" Kanade lifted up the side of her skirt and grabbed her daggers despite the electric shock it sent through her body. The daggers then transformed in her hands into large swords. "I will make sure you never come back again!"
Hatori's eyes widened and he stared at her in astonishment. She shouldn’t have been able to even stand.
She lifted one of her
swords, about to strike, but she felt as if her arm froze. Her eyes widened.
Something was making her stop from killing him, as if he had a power over her.
He suddenly started to laugh uncontrollably and out of nowhere her weapons were
on the ground and he was pinning her down on the edge of the bed.
"That was impressive, but you can't kill me Kanade. You see, I am your master."
"What are you talking about? I'm a pureblood that makes no sense…" Kanade said.
"You wouldn't remember." He said as he stroked her cheek. "Now I suggest you rest otherwise I might not be able to hold myself back any longer."
“Is this not what you want? I’m prepared to kill that pureblood. If you let me go I won’t target you. As long as I can get my revenge…”
“What are you talking about? Why would you kill him?” Hatori said, his evil smirk absent for once.
“He deceived me… he pretended to be the man I loved from my past.”
“Kanade… that man and Kaname Kuran are the same.”
“Stop lying.” She growled through her teeth. “He admitted to it.”
“It is Kuran who is lying. Is it not obvious? I’m telling you honestly that the man you loved in your past life is the same vampire that we face today, Kaname Kuran.”
Kanade’s eyes widened in disbelief as his sincerity hovered around her. He was telling the truth. Although she held doubt towards the fact before, it was still beyond surprising for her.
“No…” Hatori noticed her eyes begin to sadden. “And this is what he has become? A lying, deceitful man…a cold blood killer…”
Hatori let out a sigh as he got off of her and stood up, “Of course you don’t remember…”
“Remember what?” Kanade asked as she sat up.
“It doesn’t matter now.” He walked over to the corner of the room and sat down in a large red chair. “For now we will wait her. I’ll take you back to the academy after everything is over.”
“What do you mean? I can’t just sit idly by in here as Zero and Yuki fight!” Kanade stood up and headed towards the door. Hatori suddenly appeared in front of her, blocking the exit.
“I’m afraid you don’t have a choice.”
Kanade narrowed her eyes at him, “What is with you… your emotions… I can’t seem to identify them.” She leaned in, examining him closely. “…You’re a strange one…” She glanced back at her daggers on the ground. “Either way something big is happening and I’m going to protect my family.” She suddenly dived for her daggers, but Hatori grabbed onto her arm and threw her against the wall.
“It’s too dangerous. The Association is being attacked.”
“I can handle a bunch of low level vampires. Why do you even care about my safety anyways?” She hissed. He averted his gaze as she watched him carefully. “Oh my god.” She let out a dark chuckle. “You feel guilty for killing me back then don’t you? Ha! I cannot believe this. Well, if you regret it so much then you should have just stayed dead!” She grabbed onto his arms and swung him against the adjacent wall, causing it to crack. Before he could get up she stood in front of him and kept him pinned there. She leaned in close and whispered into his ear, “I don’t need your sympathy. If I can't kill you, I'll simply have to take your strength."
She bared her fangs and sunk her teeth into his neck. Hatori's blood ran down Kanade's throat and her strength soon returned. She lifted her head, taking in a sharp breath. He grabbed onto her waist and smirked as she wiped the blood on her mouth with her sleeve. He was astonished by her bold move."You truly are a sight, Kanade.” His evil demeanor suddenly returning. “How I love to see my blood run down your chin. The temptation really is quite unbearable."
"You make absolutely no sense." Kanade threw him onto the nearby chair, knowing he was too weak to fight back, and picked up her swords. “I will end all this suffering once and for all."