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Ranma & Co. are not mine, please don't sue me.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: As usual I'm sorry for taking so much time updating. I couldn't write anything for almost a year, then friday night in an hour and a half I wrote this chapter. Be gentle with my english.
Luca I love you and I thank God everyday that I married you.
HAPPY EASTER!

AKANE – CHAPTER 09

"What about Yoshi?" Akane tried to sound calm but the tremble in her voice betrayed her.

"He... he asked me if I was gonna be his dad." Ranma said.

Akane got up and began pacing around the room:
"I knew it! He saw us the other night... he is a smart boy, not at all like his father..." she was white faced: "What did you say to him?"

"I told him the thruth." he got up as well and put his hands on her shoulders, trying to calm the young mother: "I told him that I don't know, that I like you and him very much and that you are trying to decide wheter I can be a good father for him or not."

Akane looked at him for a long moment, then she sighed:
"He is very fond of you, Ranma. You are the first male model in his life and I don't want him to suffer if this... thing between us doesn't work."

Ranma hugged her tight and rocked her a little:
"I know and, believe me, I want things to work because I love you both." he felt her stiffen in his embrace and he knew he had touched a sensitive spot, because she pushed him away a little to look at him in the eyes:
"Love? Isn't this a little too sudden?" she asked frightened: "I don't know if I..." he sushed her putting a finger on her lips and then replacing it with his own lips, kissing her: "I don't want you to say anything before you are ready to." he added after the kiss.

She looked in his eyes:
"I'm sorry."

"What for?" was his reply.

Ranko was having a great time, she and Ryoga had a drink in a fancy bar after a visit to the most important museum of Tokyo that those days was open untill late (I don't know if they do such things in Japan, here in Italy we call these the "White Nights" when you can visit monuments and museums untill late into the night and also there are concerts in the cities' open spaces) and now they were walking slowly back to Akane's house.

She had learned a lot about this shy boy, he was a gentlemen, very independent, he loved to do lots of things... and really handsome. She had caught a lot of girls staring at him and she had felt very proud to be his date tonight.

"His date." she thought with a smile remembering what he had said earlier that day (see chapter 8).

"Here we are." he said coming to an halt in front of the dojo's gates.

"Thanks. I had fun with you tonight." she became suddenly shy and couldn't look at his face.

"It was my pleasure." he seemed unsure of what to do next, she felt he was deciding if leaving or to do something else. She decided she couldn't let him go away so easily.

She looked at him straight in the eyes a flush coloring her cheeks:
"Are you going to kiss me goodnight or I have to mail you a request?" she succeeded in sounding bold but inside she was screaming: "What did I just say? What did I just say? What if he says he doesn't want to kiss me?" she felt butterflies in her stomach and her knees suddenly weren't so strong anymore.

He blushed at her request and smiled showing his cute fangs. He didn't say anything he just bent over and kissed her. A light kiss that lingered on her lips for hours afterwards.

"Good night, Ranko." and then he started to walk away.

"What? And then? Will I see him again? Did I scare him?" she asked herself.

As if hearing her thoughts he turned and lifting his hand mimicking a phone near his ear he said:
"I'll call you tomorrow." and then he was gone.

"I'm going to kill him." Ranma was furious, he had watched the scene from a window and now he had the sudden impulse to break the pig's neck. To make things worse he couldn't scream because Yoshi was already asleep.

"Don't you dare say anything to Ranko!" came a warning from Akane and he could see his mother nodding in the background.

"But he had kissed her!" he hissed trying to contain his anger.

"They were on a date! Dates usually end with a kiss! Expecially first dates." Akane said matter-of-factly.

"But it's not a rule! Or is it?" he was being childish, he knew, but he couldn't help it.

"Are you Yoshi's age?" this time it was his mother, he couldn't reply to his mother.

"Fine! Let her be!" he sunked in the sofa and turned on the TV.

Nodoka and Akane exchanged an exasperated glance and then silently giggled at his 'I'm the big brother' attitude.

They went to the room Akane set up for the Saotome ladies and in there they found Ranko on her bed daydreaming. They sat on her bed on either side of her.

"So?" her mother asked.

"So what?" Ranko replied trying to play dumb.

"Drop it, young lady, we saw the kiss." Akane probbed.

"Aw! Were you spying on me?"

"Nope, but your brother was and we had to stop him from punching Ryoga's face." Nodoka giggled.

"The 'my sister is too good for anyone' act again?" Ranko asked between giggles.

"Yes. This time, though, there was Akane telling him not to try anything or else..."

"What did you do tonight?"

"We went to the most important museum in Tokyo, then we had a drink in a really fancy bar and in the end a slow walk home."

"Did you feel sparkles?" Akane asked remembering their chat at the mall (see chapter 7).

"Sparkles? All the time long. Since he picked me up. Then fire when he kissed me." she blushed a deep red.

"How was it?" Akane asked.

"What?"

"The kiss."

"Oh. Nothing special, really. There were no tongues involved, in case you were wondering." she side glanced at Akane: "What made it special was that it was him, kissing me."

The older women looked at the younger one with soft eyes and decided to end the questions there.

Akane reached Ranma on the sofa and sat down, pretending to be oblivious of his angered state.

"So?" he asked when he couldn't take it anymore.

"So what?"

"What did she say?"

"About what?"

"The date, what else?"

"Oh, that. Why do you want to know?"

He sighed, frustrated. He turned to look at her:
"I'm sorry for how I behaved earlier, ok? It's just that in my eyes she will always be my baby sister. And then, it is Ryoga we are talking about, the man that would jump at the opportunity to marry you just yesterday."

Akane thought about what he said, pondering his reasons:
"You have a point here. I was surprised as well but... can't it be... can't it be that he found out tonight that he likes your sister more?"

"I hope so. Or I'll make him be sorry."

"She is really happy about tonight, you know?"

"I know. She deserves to be happy, and that's why I don't want her to suffer because of him."

She hugged him:
"I know, but you have to trust her more. She is no longer your baby sister, she is a young woman and you can't always be there to protect her. She has to make her own mistakes, learn from them and then live to make new ones. That's how we all did in the past and will do in the future. Believe me, you are talking with a master in the art of making mistakes."

He kissed her:
"You are right."

Then he started kissing her neck and jawline:
"Do you want to make a really big mistake, with me, tonight?"

The simple question shocked her, she pushed him away to see if he was serious and, oh man, he was.
Her body was screaming to say yes while her mind was filled of hundred thoughts:
"The other occupants of the household? Asleep. My room or his? Mine."

Then aloud:
"I don't take the pill, you know I wasn't planning..." she blushed, unable to finish the sentence.

"Uhm... I have something, I bought them because I hoped to use some, sooner or later..." he blushed as well.

She nodded her assent, then she took his hand and led him to her room.

END OF CHAPTER 09

What do you think?
Should I write a lemon for the next chapter?
It would be my first lemon story. BLUSH