Chapter Fourteen: Morning Rain:
To meet one's lover summer is indeed the right season. True, the nights are very short, and dawn creeps up before one has had a wink of sleep. Since all the lattices have been left open, one can lie and look out at the garden in the cool morning air. There are still a few endearments to exchange before the man takes his leave, and the lovers are murmuring to each other when suddenly there is a loud noise. For a moment they are certain that they have been discovered; but it is only the caw of a crow flying past in the garden. In the winter, when it is very cold and one lies buried under the bedclothes listening to one's lover's endearments, it is delightful to hear the booming of a temple gong, which seems to come from the bottom of a deep well. The first cry of the birds, whose beaks are still tucked under their wings, is also strange and muffled. Then one bird after another takes up the call. How pleasant it is to lie there listening as the sounds become clearer and clearer!
- From The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon
July 4th, 2009.
Today looked like the pits already with it raining again this morning. Tsuzuki drew back Anna's deep red curtains to peek out. He went into his puppy mode after having his sweets taken away from him.
"On come on!" the shinigami complained, "More rain? You're got to be kidding me!" Tsuzuki pressed his forehead against the glass as his breath formed a fog.
A tiny rustle in the sheets captured his puppy ears. Tsuzuki glanced up behind him to see an angelic goddess lying asleep in her futon with her back facing him. The sheets and her auburn locks hid the scars on the skin. Tsuzuki's puppy features vanished as he beheld this sleeping goddess. A smile invaded his face as he turned back to the window.
"Not that bad," he said to himself. Tsuzuki closed up everything and crawled back over the futon. Anna was lost in a peaceful dream while Tsuzuki quietly beheld her. She looked like the time she was dead. The beloved looked as if in a heavy dream like right now. Tsuzuki felt tempted to kiss her on the lips. Hell, he ached to wake her up, but the shinigami opted against it. Why turn a beautiful goddess into a raging demon? Anna-chan…, he thought. His fingers slowly reached forward to touch her cheek. The shinigami pondered this course of action. It seemed so inviting.
Right then, Anna began to stir awake. Tsuzuki nearly held his breath. His beloved slowly opened her eyes and saw the shinigami and a warm smile spread onto his face.
"Good morning," he whispered.
"Morning," she said back with a smile. Tsuzuki caressed her cheek with his fingers.
"I'm not working at the moment," he offered. Anna's smiled filled with a hint of mischief.
"Oh really?" she asked.
"Uh-huh," he replied with a wink on top of her. His fingers found their way to her hair. Anna felt the playful heat creep up her spine and spread through her limbs. The lusty excited butterflies fluttered in her stomach.
"So…" she began, "How long before you have to work?" Tsuzuki quickly kissed her on the lips.
"All morning if you like," he whispered at her lips. Anna curled her toes under the sheets.
"Ooo," she said, "You mean it?"
"Yeah," her boyfriend said. Anna licked her lips.
"Well," she replied, "What should we do now?"
"I've got just the thing," he said with a smile. Anna giggled.
"Show me," she began to say, but before she could speak, Tsuzuki kissed her on the lips. Anna giggled and kissed him back. The shinigami slipped under the sheets with her. The woman's body began to feel so light and feather-like as the man embraced her into his loving arms. Her lover tenderly wiggled his tongue into her mouth. Anna moaned as she felt it caressing her own. She slowly drew him closer to her. Tsuzuki allowed his curious hands to stray down to her full and awaiting breasts. As the kissing picked up its sexy pace, the shinigami let his hands fondle them. A muzzled cry escaped from Anna's mouth into his. The sound made Tsuzuki's hands deepen their massage on her bosom. However, the pent-up desire pushed the craving to new powerful heights. The shinigami's hands began squeezing on the breasts like a soft toy. Anna let off another muzzled moan of pleasure. Unable to hold back, she opened her thighs to invite him inside.
Asato and Anna sat kissing under their bold cherry tree. They had been getting quite close for the past couple of days, yet innocence blinded them to the raging storm of hormones fast approaching their blossoming love life. The young couple broke off the kiss to catch their breath. Asato happened to look out at the view and notice a lake. The water looked filled with cool precious gems as its beauty was enhanced by the sun. Temptation opened her blouse to young Asato. He looked over at his girl.
"Hey Anna," the boy spoke up. She turned and eyed him.
"Yes," she said. Her boy took her by the hands.
"Let's go swimming," he said. Anna eyed him in a peculiar way.
"Swimming?" she asked. The boy didn't answer; he instead got up and raced over to the edge of the lake. He slid his white t-shirt as if it was just a normal routine. Unbeknownst to him, Anna sat under their cherry tree watching Asato with cherry-coated cheeks. Her heart went into double time in her chest. She almost unconsciously placed her hands neatly over her heart.
Oh wow!, Anna thought, I never knew how broad his shoulders were. Of that he had such a… tasty body! The girl forced herself to look away with her candy red cheeks. She tried to block out any new sexual thoughts about her gorgeous friend in her mind. The harder she tried, the more they increased. A sudden shockwave raced through her body as she felt herself getting wet in her panties.
Asato, meanwhile, was blissfully unaware of what was going on. He had long discarded his shirt to the ground. The boy slowly walked into the water. At waist deep level, Asato turned back to his special friend. The boy raised an eyebrow at her.
"Something wrong?" he questioned. Anna jerked her head upwards.
"No, no!" she yelped, "I'm good, really!"
"Come on in! It's great!" he said with a smile.
"I'm not sure," she mumbled as she looked away with red cheeks. Asato looked at her like a pleading little puppy.
"Oh come on," he said, "This will be fun!" Anna watched him as she sat.
"Look," the boy said, "I won't do anything bad to you."
"You promise?"the girl asked peering at him.
"Promise!" Asato boomed with a nod. His friend considered the offer and she rose to her feet.
"Well…okay," Anna said, "But, please turn away."
"Sure," Asato said nodding. She made a face at him.
"I'm serious!" she barked.
"Right, right," Asato replied, "I'll look away!" The boy turned his head away from the girl. Anna slowly breathed in and moved closer to their tree. She composed her courage long enough to take her crane-designed gold and red oni into her youthful hands. The girl closed her eyes as she pulled it apart inch by inch. Her kimono popped open like a flower in bloom. Anna opened her eyes a little bit. She found herself clutching her own obi. An odd strong sense of relief flooded her. Not bad, she thought.
Asato waited in the water with his head turned away. Curiosity and hormones are always conspiring together. The longer the wait, the more compelled Asato felt to take a peek. She would hate him for breaking his promise, but, it wouldn't kill him for taking a quick look. His conscience and budding libido dueled each other in his head and the libido won out.
One peek wouldn't hurt, Asato thought, Just look and turn away. The boy gathered up his nerve by counting to ten in head before shifting his eyes towards their tree. Anna's rich red silk kimono was sliding down off of its owner's body. Asato's pupils shrank at the sight before him. The view wasn't good enough at the moment, but he eyed long, creamy white legs and a small figure. Red slowly invaded his cheeks as he looked away like lighting.
Did I just see… what I thought I saw?, Asato thought. Despite the cool waters around his waist, he felt himself stirring awake between his legs.
"Okay, you look now," Anna called. Her friend slowly turned his head back to her. The red in his cheeks deepened and spread faster. Anna stood before him with equally red cheeks. He saw those pretty legs again in a better view. Anna's body looked tiny and cute like a typical sixteen-year-old girl. Her curved hips and perky breasts made her look tasty. She had Kanji burned into her wrists, however, but yet they only heightened her desirable quality. Her flirty pink and white bra and panties sealed the deal. Anna's eyes shifted away from her gorgeous friend.
"Oh, this is embarrassing!" she blurted out in a hurry.
"No, no!" Asato blurted out as shook his hand, "It's fine. Just come in with me, please." Anna swallowed a small lump in her throat.
"Okay…" she mumbled. Anna walked forward and descended into the water with Asato. The boy's imagination went into overdrive as the water soaked the girl's bra and panties. In seconds, they were just inches from each other. Something needed to give.
"Okay…" Anna spoke up, "We're here."
"Yeah," Asato agreed. The boy broke down and kissed her on the lips. Anna kissed him back as Asato tenderly drew the girl into his arms. She moaned as she wiggled her tongue past his lips. Her friend slowly parted his mouth to let her tongue further in. He moaned as he playfully nibbled on her lower lip. The multiple kisses opened the door for some harder "affection."
Anna's hands went from Asato's shoulder, past his bare chest, and down into his jeans and boxers. The boy felt the blood rushing in his body. He reached out and playfully fondled on Anna's breasts. Both sexy friends moaned in each other's mouths as they kept on kissing. They only managed to stay at that point. It's unfolding; these things love to unfold in their own time.
Tsuzuki collapsed next to Anna panting. Her beloved shut her eyes as she smiled to herself.
"How was that for a rainy morning?" the shinigami asked as his gaze stayed on the ceiling.
"Mmm…" Anna murmured. They held the sappy-sweet silent afterglow to themselves for a long time. Tsuzuki finally sat up in the futon.
"I'm gonna take a shower," he said. Anna's eyes yanked wide open.
"What?" she asked rather confused by this statement, "Why?" The shinigami chuckled at her tone.
"A cold shower," he reasoned. Tsuzuki disappeared into the bathroom as it took Anna a second to get it.
"Oh," she said dumbly. A silly laugh followed behind. That good, huh?