How Can I Not Love You
Hello minna!! I know, I know it took me MONTHS again to update…I really tried over the holidays but I was stuck in a farm without my caboodles with me and as the year started a lot happened…I WAS aiming to finish this before Valentines…but since my majors is about research I have to write other more papers…so…enough with the excuses…I'm sure you have been waiting TOO LONG to see what happens…so here it goes…the moment of truth! Good luck!
To all my reviewers THANK YOU SO MUCH!
I don't know if this should serve as my inspiration…a friend of mine just died…he was just 19 years old…he died last January 31, 2008…
To a very good friend…although this story is not connected to you…you are another friend who showed me how wonderful life really is…
To Renan Joseph Manzano…my salute to you dear friend…see you in heaven…
"So what will happen to the two of us?!"
"We will just have to stay here until rescue comes." Tokiya answered as if stating the obvious.
"You mean we will be stuck here for who knows when?!"
"Unfortunately yes, but you have to live with it. Now if you don't mind please stick with my advice. Please rest. I'll leave you in peace. I'll just be outside if you need something…but don't abuse it." With that said Tokiya left the room and in a matter of seconds disappeared. Fuuko sank back into her sheets and inwardly screamed. Oh no!! This can't be! Kami! Why do Tokiya and I have to go through this? Why?!
Tokiya sank down on one of the chairs in the living room of the cabin. He brought his hands over his face.
Just when I decided to avoid her…this…this happens! Kami…what have I done for you to do this to me? Having to see her once in a while is torture enough but being stuck with her?! What do you want to happen to us?! I…I am not ready to face her…not yet…
Tokiya decided to rest in the living room so he could hear if ever Fuuko needs help. He can't bear going into the other rooms he might see things he doesn't want to see and the living room was just the right distance from Fuuko's room…not too far that he wouldn't be able to hear her and not too close that he would yearn to be beside her…
After some time Tokiya fell asleep…he became weary of thinking too much about their current predicament and how he would handle it. He was sleeping peacefully that he did not hear the sound of a door opening.
Fuuko peeked her head like a little child seeing if the coast was clear. Hell. I know Mikagami told me not to move around much but I'd lose my mind if I stay in that room longer. I have to do something to ease my mind…heh…coast is clear…I wonder where he is…Fuuko continued scanning the area then slowly brought her body out of the room and quietly sneaked her way towards the living room. There she saw the sleeping form of the man that she was looking for. Instead of avoiding him she went closer to him.
She hovered over the sleeping former Ensui wielder. She can't help but observe him…he really does look like a heavenly being sent from above…how come he can still sleep so peacefully even though we are both stuck here? I guess…it's all nothing to him…maybe he already moved on…maybe Ayano was right…maybe…
"Still have that rude habit of yours…staring at sleeping people, Kirisawa?" Fuuko was snapped out from her reverie and found her self looking at a pair of icy blue eyes. Fuuko jumped in shock.
"For your information I was not staring at you! You were snoring too loud that I decided to wake you up. You were disturbing my sleep you know…" Fuuko answered keeping herself calm.
"Right. Sleeping…in those clothes…" Tokiya warily eyed Fuuko in reply as he straightened his self up. Fuuko at that time was clad in an outfit that was for going outdoors. Fuuko found herself blushing.
"I-I was feeling cold so I had to dress up!" Fuuko defended herself.
"Whatever. Kirisawa don't make my work hard for me. You wouldn't like me if I mean business." Tokiya threateningly replied as he crossed his arms on his chest.
"You should know that threatening does not work on me. So don't waste your breath on me Mikagami." Fuuko replied proudly standing tall in front of Tokiya. Tokiya raised his brow and stood to his full height and leaned in closer to Fuuko.
"You're challenging me Kirisawa? Try me." Fuuko took a step back to keep the distance between them…it was very uncomfortable to be that close to him again.
"Oh! I definitely will!" Fuuko turned around to go to where she wanted to go to show him that she was not afraid of him. When she took the first step Tokiya grasped her hands and pulled her back towards him. Fuuko's back was against Tokiya's chest and she could feel his hot breath against her cheek.
"Where do you think you're going princess?" Fuuko felt a sudden flow of emotions overcome her she didn't know why…why she suddenly became mad.
"Why must you keep on saying that?!" Fuuko sneered as she turned around to face Tokiya.
"Say what? I'm just addressing you the way it should be…Hirigizawa Hime." Tokiya replied which completely angered Fuuko. Fuuko was on the verge of crying but she didn't want to…not in front of him. She doesn't want him to see how weak she became. She must, Fuuko thought, distance herself from Tokiya at that moment. Fuuko pushed Tokiya with all the strength that see could muster and stormed off towards the front door. Tokiya was caught off guard with the sudden action Fuuko made. It was after a few seconds when he completely regained and became aware of the situation.
"Kirisawa! Where do you think you're going?! Don't go out there we are not even sure what's out there! Oi! Kirisawa!" Tokiya called out to Fuuko. But Fuuko was playing deaf. She opened the front door and went out and slammed the door on Tokiya's face who was at that time was almost able to reach her.
"Damn it!" Tokiya cursed out loud. "Kirisawa you better…!" Tokiya tried to threateningly call out to Fuuko as he was about to open the door when he heard Fuuko scream and other sounds of crashing came.
"Kirisawa!" Tokiya called out in panic as he opened the door and found his self face to face with a mountain of pristine white snow and somewhere in the midst of that towering snow was a scarf sticking out like it isn't supposed to be there. Tokiya new what it was and came running towards it and started digging with his bare hands.
"Fuuko! Kami…hold on there!" Tokiya called out in great worry as he dug through the thick snow as quickly as he can to get to Fuuko as soon as possible. Every second counted. Whether Fuuko was already unconscious when she got buried or not there is not much difference…she could die down there due to suffocation. Tokiya was busily digging when he heard a cough from the other side of the mountain of snow. Then came a shaking voice.
"T-tokiya? I-I'm o-over here.." Tokiya quickly stood from the area where he was digging and went around the snow and there he found Fuuko lying on the ground half of her body covered by the pile of snow. Tokiya was half relieved knowing that Fuuko was not completely covered by the snow but then he knew Fuuko was still not out of danger. The clothes Fuuko was wearing was not something that could resist wet snow and surely the melted snow was penetrating her clothes and Fuuko's body was not yet strong enough to fight something like that since she was still under going recovery. Fuuko was turning blue and was shivering. Tokiya wasted no time when he saw Fuuko's current condition.
"Fuuko! Stay with me! Don't fall asleep!" Tokiya called out as he saw Fuuko dazing off. It was not a good sign. He dug as fast as he could and when he saw that there was no longer much snow over Fuuko's lower body he pulled her out with all his might for he had no time to lose….Fuuko was freezing. Once Fuuko was out of the snow Tokiya carried her back into the cottage and into the room where she was confined a while ago.
Tokiya laid Fuuko gently on her bed who was at that moment half conscious. Fuuko was trying hard not to fall asleep. Tokiya encouraged her to fight longer. He then checked Fuuko's pulse. Her heart was beating slower than usual and her body temperature was low.
"This is not good…" Tokiya whispered to himself but was loud enough for Fuuko to hear.
"I-I'm…s-so-rry…M-mi…" Fuuko tried to utter but was silenced by Tokiya's cold finger. Tokiya shook his head and closed his eyes and muttered.
"It can't be helped… I'm sorry Fuuko but I have to get you out of your clothes right away." Fuuko knew the reason why. She discarded all the reasons, emotions and whatever what was conjuring up inside her. She knew that she needed to get out of her clothes as fast as possible and she couldn't possibly do it in her condition and she knew that Tokiya was a doctor and these sort of things are nothing to him and of course she has to try to be less a burden to him on not dying on him. She nodded her head as a sign that he has her permission to do what he has to do and closed her eyes to lessen the feeling of awkwardness. Again she heard Tokiya mutter an apology and a few curses and the next thing she new her wet clothes were being taken off quickly. After a few seconds she felt that she was only in her underwear and was quickly covered by a thick blanket. She could not help but smile inwardly. It must have been hard for him…I'm sorry…I'm very sorry Mi…Fuuko was unable to finish her thoughts as sleep took her.
While Tokiya was taking Fuuko's clothes off he tried to only look when needed and not let his fingers have contact with Fuuko's skin. As soon as he was done stripping her clothes off her he quickly covered her with the thick blanket. Once he was done covering her he took a step away from the bed took a deep breath and opened his eyes. Fuuko fell asleep but she was having shallow breathing and her paleness still hasn't changed and she was still shivering. Tokiya's brows creased. He checked her forehead and again he muttered another curse. Her body temperature is not changing at all! He quickly strode across the room towards the cabinet to find extra blankets and he found some then he went back beside Fuuko and covered her with it. Tokiya waited for some result but apparently nothing changed. He rubbed his hand over Fuuko's arms and somehow Fuuko was responding. But Tokiya knew it was not enough and he knew very well what Fuuko needs.
"C-c-cold… I-it's so c-cold… " Fuuko muttered in her sleep as she shivered again and pulled her thick sheets over her as an attempt to make herself warm. Tokiya gritted his teeth.
"Damn it!" Tokiya hissed as he stood up and started taking his clothes off leaving only his boxers on. He then climbed on the bed and joined Fuuko under the pile of blankets. He took hold of Fuuko's cold body and pulled it towards him into an embrace. Fuuko's back against him his head resting on top of her head. He felt Fuuko relax and her shivering subsided. Tokiya who acted in a whim convincing him self it was his duty as a doctor and yet the action was wrong was at that time tensed to the bone when he pulled Fuuko close to his body. But as he felt Fuuko's cold body against him he knew what he did was right. He was about to relax when he felt Fuuko shift turning to face him. Fuuko cuddled against his chest he felt Fuuko's breathing on his throat and Fuuko's cold right hand on his chest. He closed his eyes at such a contact and took a deep breath. He took hold of Fuuko's right hand and found it freezing cold. He was about to let her right hand go when Fuuko's fingers intertwined with his. Tokiya was at first shocked but smiled gently as he thought that Fuuko must have reacted to his warmth. Tokiya closed his fingers over Fuuko's hand and brought their hands to his chest. He gently gazed at Fuuko's face. Really…how troublesome. Fuuko you are the one who brought upon this catastrophe…but then again…Kami…is this alright? Is this what you want? If so… let us stay like this way for a while…just for tonight…and hopefully tomorrow things will be forgotten. Tokiya pulled Fuuko closer to him and surrendered himself to drift sleep.
I know a really short chap…but I'm having a really hard time on what to put here. The next chap will be coming soon…by next week I hope. Hope you liked it despite the shortness…please review! :D Thanks!