I'll Be Waiting
"Kina, look at this house! It has a master bedroom and two guestrooms! So
if we have a kid we have a room along with an extra one! The house is
huge!" With a quick motion Yue brushed his silvery white hair behind his
"Wait a minute, but is there a bedroom for Nuriko and Hotohori?" Kina
questioned her husband as she sat down at the table with him. The red color
of her hair splashed out against the white shirt she was wearing.
"What do you mean? We're married now, don't you want some privacy for us?"
"Well yeah, but I didn't think we'd leave Nuriko and Hotohori behind. I
mean they've just always, like, lived with me and us. It's just how things
are and I couldn't imagine just abandoning them!" She debated on what to
do, "Look there's a house that has three rooms on this end and the kitchen
and such in the middle. Then there is another big bedroom down at the
separate end. See, then we'd all be living together but we'd have lots of
privacy, we'd be on different ends!"
"Hmm, good point. That house is nice too and there's no point in arguing
with you. Plus it would be nice to have them around." Yue agreed, happy
with her idea.
"Wow I feel smart!" Kina jumped up and down for a moment before Yue grabbed
onto her and kissed her cheek gently.
"Yeah, you are." He whispered as she blushed and giggled.
"Aunty Nuriko is here to stay!" Nuriko slid into the kitchen, having heard
the whole conversation.
"Nuri- we're not having kids just yet ok? Sorry to disappoint you!" Kina
burst out laughing, her face still red.
"But you've been married almost six months already!!!!!!!!" The purple
haired bishonen wined.
"Yes, six months and we finally found the perfect house!" Yue held up the
picture of the house they had selected, "We've got plenty of time to have
kids in the future, let's just stick to today."
"Don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring it's own worries.
Today's trouble is enough for today." Hotohori quoted as he stepped into
the kitchen, "Matthew 6: 34-35"
"Don't worry Hotohori, we'll bring Table with us!" Kina answered to her
"YEAH! I knew I could count on you!" He cheered as he hugged the Table leg.
Kina looked around the room, glancing at Nuriko and Hotohori who where both
washing the dishes now, obviously playing with each other's hands under the
water. Yue was hunched over trying to figure out the sum of money that they
had to buy the house. A soft sigh escaped her lips; she missed Shiva and
"Hey Yue? Do you think we can visit Shiva and Arashi some time soon?" Her
eyes wandered up to meet his.
"Sure I guess. But we're going to be busy when we buy the house and start
moving all the stuff over there, maybe they can help us!" Yue sat up
straight in his chair but something caught his eye.
"What is that?!" Kina ran to the window as a glistening beam of florescent
blue light shot down from the sky straight into the forest about seven
miles from the apartment. Almost as fast as it came, it disappeared leaving
a few sparkles of blue that quickly disappeared also.
"What the heck?" Yue squinted his eyes, the forest seemed fine where the
beam had hit. So it must not have been anything dangerous, at least he
didn't think so.
"That was weird!" Nuriko turned from the dishes as he looked at them all.
"Let's go check it out!" The red head's hand was already reaching for her
jacket but another hand grabbed her wrist, stopping her from moving.
"I don't think that's a good idea. What if it's something dangerous? We
should just run in there blindly. Plus, what if you got hurt? I couldn't
bare it." He poured his feelings out.
"Please, let go." Kina wined, "Come on Yue, what if it's something cool?"
"No, for all we know it was just a spot light or something."
"Agh, fine!" Kina turned and walked out of the room. There she flopped onto
her bed and looked up at the ceiling. A cold wet nose began to sniff Kina's
cheek as she giggled from its touch, "Hello Tama!" She sat up, putting the
kitten on her lap as she stroked his soft fur, "Oh Tama, I love being
married to Yue, it's like a dream. But ever since that whole thing with
Tigress he's been so up tight. He will barely let me go out on my own! He's
treating me like a baby. I can take care of myself if I have to; I've been
doing it for years. And I know he thinks he's doing it because he loves me,
but I just can't stand always being looked after. I want to know what that
light was and I'm going to find out sometime! That was not just a spot
light." She closed her eyes and thought about her love, her one and only
Yue, "Yes, I care about him and I would never do anything to hurt or upset
him but lately he's been so uptight and protective! It's driving me nuts!"
A tiny clinking noise caught Kina's attention; it was coming from her
window. She looked down to see Mikey throwing little pebbles at her window.
Kina pulled it open and yelled down, "You'll chip the glass silly! What are
you up too?"
"Nothing! I'm bored!" He called up to her.
"Me too! Want to go do something like play tag?"
"Ok, hold on and moment and I'll come on down there!" Kina slammed the
window shut, sprinting through the apartment.
"Where are you going? We still need to see how much money you can put
towards the house!!!!!!" Yue called after Kina as she closed the door and
ran outside to Mikey.
"Hey! Tag, you're it!" Kina smacked Mikey's back then made a mad dash
through the maze of apartment buildings.
"I can't believe she ditched me for that little kid! To play tag, jeez,
you'd think she as three years old." Yue grumbled to himself as he watched
them run around, Kina smiling and laughing happily, "Fine, she can go play
with her friend." He rolled his eyes then turned back to the papers he was
After about an hour of going through house payments, Yue glanced out the
window at Kina running around with Mikey. He sighed softly, why couldn't
that be him down there playing with her?
"Wait, what's stopping me?" He leapt up, grabbing his coat.
"Hey Kina, let's go get ice cream!" Mikey reached up and grabbed onto her
"Sure!" Kina laughed as the two walked into town, the sun setting behind
"Kina-a..." Yue's voice trembled as he stepped outside to see her walking
away with Mikey, but she didn't hear him calling her. He turned around and
trudged back inside the apartment disappointed.
After an hour Kina came barging back into the apartment, laughing.
"Did you have fun?" Yue glanced up at her.
"Yeah, the most fun I've had in a while!" A large smile was plastered
across her face but it seemed to frown when she walked in, but she quickly
forced it back up. Her bottom lip trembled slightly.
1 "Mmm..Kina...I ... love you.." Yue muttered in his sleep as he reached
over to wrap his arms around her. Slowly, his arms flopped onto the covers,
meeting no Kina, "Huh?" Yue tiredly rubbed his eyes as he looked around for
Kina, but she was no where in sight. One of the favorite things he liked to
do was watch the sun rise on her face while she slept. But she wasn't in
Grumbling, he pulled himself out of the bed as he walked into the kitchen,
"Where's Kina?" Yue asked the braided bishonen.
"Oh she went out to play hide and seek with Mikey." Nuriko tilted his head
in the direction of where Kina was.
Yue angrily glared out the window to see Kina hiding in some shrubbery near
the apartment and Mikey looking around under some picnic tables.
A bit later she strutted into the apartment. Yue looked up at her, bags
under his eyes from sleepless nights worrying about house payments. And
suddenly guilt ate at her, this whole time she had been ditching him just
to go play with Mikey. He was her husband and she had been putting all the
responsibility on him. But at the same time she felt like she needed to get
outside, or else he'd be watching her like a hawk.