Chapter 13

Jealous Kitten

*Inugami's Point of View*

I'm late again. Ohhhh, I am sooooo late! Why? Well because I have day duty today. And once again, if I'm in trouble, I might as well bring in some company. I'm sure she'll support me, right?

"H-hey!" Aki-chan cries. "Why are you dragging me this early!?"

"I need some company!" I reply.

I can't be late, I can't be late, I can't be late...even though it's tempting to know where that sweet smell of sausages is coming from. Oh, I would love some right now! Woof, woof!

*At School*

Aki-chan is out of breath. Oh, well. I have to look for the class logs. Buuut...

"They aren't here?" I ask myself.

"Inugami-san...when will you ever learn?" I hear Sarutobi's voice from behind me.

"Oh! Sarutobi-san! Good to see you~!" I greet happily. Do I smell...bananas? Maybe she ate them for breakfast this morning.

"Are you even listening!?"

Apparently Sarutobi took care of it already and I came in too late again. But...she has my gratitude. Time to reward her~!

"H-hey, what are you doing?" Sarutobi is clearly enjoying it, right? I'm showing my affections toward her.

"You're a life saver, you know that~?" I say softly as I rub my head against her chest. "Tee-hee~! Oh, you smell nice, too. Had bananas in the morning?"

"Th-that's nothing for you to be concerned about!"

Sarutobi...I can smell bananas even if you deny it. You silly monkey~

Apparently Sarutobi took care of it already and I came in too late again. But...she has my gratitude. Time to reward her~!

"H-hey, what are you doing?" Sarutobi is clearly enjoying it, right? I'm showing my affections toward her.

"You're a life saver, you know that~?" I say softly as I rub my head against her chest. "Tee-hee~! Oh, you smell nice, too. Had bananas in the morning?"

"Th-that's nothing for you to be concerned about!"

Sarutobi...I can smell bananas even if you deny it. You silly monkey~

"Get off her now!" Aki-chan shouts. "We still need to get to class!"

Awww! I want to cuddle with her more! "Okaaay..." I reluctantly let go of Sarutobi and walk to class.

I smell cheese again. Must be Nezu having her snack again. She's so cute~! I sit down on my desk when I hear her speak to me.

"You and Sarutobi sure get along well..." she says softly.

"Oh, yes! I'm sure!" I say happily. "Isn't that right, Sarutobi!?"

"Wh-what!? No way! I hate you!" Sarutobi turns away while crossing her arms.

I giggle as I whisper to Nezu. "She's bashful~"

Recently, Sarutobi and I...well...let's just say I wanted to give some puppy love to her. From what I can tell, she was not so thrilled with my super affections, but I didn't care. And I know she has Torikai as well. But for me, a puppy can still get along with everyone else other than the one she loves.

*Lunch*

"Sarutobi-san, say 'Ah~'" I say, handing her some fresh sushi.

"Wh-what are you doing?"

"Just sharing my food~"

"No thanks."

Oh? Is that sweat I'm smelling? "Come on! It won't hurt~"

"No means no, Inugami-san."

"Fine..." I whine as I go back to eating my own food. Sarutobi has her own girlfriend, I know. There must be some way to get her affection

The day goes by fast and finally school is over. I do what I usually do in the afternoon: go meet up with my cute little Nekoyama! I run toward the classroom next door and wave.

"Nekoyama-san! Let's go to our clubroom!" I say. But to my surprise, she looks like she's in a bad mood. I wonder why. "Hey, hey, Nekoyama-san. There's no time to be moping. Let's go~!"

I drag my lover to our clubroom, but she doesn't say a word the whole way, even when I tried to start a conversation. Fortunately, Ushiwaka-sempai and Nezu are here and the fresh smell of green tea and cake fills my nostrils. Maybe this will cheer up Nekoyama!

"Ara, what's the matter, Nekoyama-san?" Ushiwaka asks.

"I have no idea," I reply. "I saw her like this when I came to her classroom."

I don't understand. Why is Nekoyama feeling so down in the dumps? I decided to try and give her my puppy love. I rub my head against her flat chest. I cuddle with her on her lap and even try to lick her. But Nekoyama reacted to neither of those attempts. I sit back in my seat and sigh. What can I do to cheer her up?

"Nekoyama-san?" Nezu says quietly. "Could it be...that you're jealous?"

"What do you mean?" Nekoyama asks.

Oh? She's jealous? Could it be that she was watching me and Sarutobi earlier? This makes me happy. "Awwww! Nekoyama-san, why didn't you say so~?"

"Ummmmm..." The cat did not know what to say.

I just wrap my arms around her and pull her close. "Hey, come on now. There's no need to be jealous over me getting along with Sarutobi-san."

"Well, um...I guess...I was a little jealous over you," Nekoyama admits. "I was afraid...you have forgotten about me and came to love her instead."

I know what she said is not true. And I'm here to prove it. I kiss her on the lips, making Nezu and Ushiwaka gasp in surprise. After pulling away, I smile gently.

"You're wrong, Nekoyama-san," I say. "You know that you're the only one for me. I always look at you and spend more time with you than Sarutobi. She has her own girlfriend now. So, don't worry so much if I want to get along with Sarutobi-san a bit more."

I swear I can see red on Nekoyama's cheeks. She looks down at the floor. I think she's trying to hide her blush. Oh, you're not admitting it, huh~? I kiss her once more and pull away.

"I love you, Nekoyama-san," I whisper.

"I...I love you too...Inugami-san..." She whispers back.

I hug her and she buries her head in my chest. Oh, the sweet smell of her hair. I love it! I turn to Ushiwaka and Nezu who are smiling and give a thumbs up. I'm very glad we made up.