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Chapter Five:

Howl yawned, making his way to the kitchen; or at least where the kitchen would be. After a few minutes of wandering the halls like a mindless zombie, Howl found the kitchen.

And the beautiful smell of coffee…….

Howl, acting like a man dieing of thirst hastily poured himself and glass and started to gulp the wonderful nectar of life.

"Oh god, don't tell me you're a coffee addict." Came a voice from the entry.

Howl turned to see Integra in her PJs and a bathrobe. He blinked once, twice, three times before taking another sip of coffee. "Good morning to you too." He said, good-naturally.

Integra sat down at the table, pouring herself a cup of tea. "You don't like tea?" she asked as if it was a crime not to.

"Oh, I like it; there's just not enough caffeine." He said, taking a seat next to her, his coffee still in his hand with a sigh, "England shall never understand the true joys of caffeine and coffee."

The head of Hellsing said nothing, eyeing him as if she was trying to decide something. Finally, she said, "I wish to know more about you…."

Howl smiled and leaned back in his chair, "Really?" he asked innocently, "So, am I going to be interrogated now?"

"In a way," replied Integra, her lips twitching at the mind-sight of Howl being tortured by Alucard. For some reason, she didn't like him. But, then again, she didn't like any man.

"So, where and when were you born?" she asked, straightening her glasses on her face.

Howl smiled, "I was born in Hell on October 13..." he teased.

Integra frowned, obviously not amused. But decided to ignore his answer, "When did you decide to go to China and why did you go there?"


Integra's eye twitched, "Yes, China."

"….Where is that?" he asked innocently.

If looks could kill, Integra was mutilating Howl. "Do you mind acting your age?" she hissed angrily, her arms crossing.

Howl chuckled, "I do act my age…. My spiritual age is that of a 6 year old." He replied cheerfully. "So, do I get to ask you questions now?"

Integra sighed, "Fine, I'm not getting anywhere with you, so why not?"

"What…… is your name?" Howl asked dramatically.

"Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing." She replied smoothly.

"Wow, that's a mouthful." Howl chuckled, "What….. is your quest?" he asked next, keeping the same dramatic tone.

"To rid the world of the undead and impure." She replied with a proud smirk.

"Aw, poor Alucard-sama." Howl tsked, "Killing his friends and family, only to be one day killed himself."

Integra looked taken aback, "It is a price I am willing to pay."

"Yes, I see that." Howl said calmly. "What…. Is your favorite color?" he asked.

Integra blinked, "…blue."

"Okay, I'm done." Howl said, taking another sip of coffee.

His fiancé sighed, "I'm never going to get anywhere with you, am I?"

"That all depends if you actually try to get to know me." Howl explained calmly.

Integra frowned, "I tried, you just gave me ridiculous answers."

Howl shook his head and grabbed Integra's hand, holding it on the table, "I am willing to get to know you. But in order to get to know me, you will have to stop treating me like I'm a new recruit and start treating me like a person."

He sighed his eyes traveling to lock with hers, "You have to understand, Integra, I didn't chose this either. God knows I would love to run back to China and live out the rest of my days there. But I can't," he smiled, "And even if you don't want to marry me or have a kid with me; I'm fine with that. But I would still like to be your friend."

Integra said nothing, her eyes still locked on his memorizing silver ones. Finally, Howl broke the moment by releasing her hand and standing. He then presided to start walking out of the kitchen, coffee in hand.

As if fate and her mind clicked together, Integra stood, "Wait…" she said, hesitating.

Howl turned and looked at her patiently, "Yes?"

"Would you…. Like to go have dinner." Integra clamped her mouth shut, where in God's good name did that come from?

Howl smiled, "Of course, tonight at five?"

Integra nodded, still deciding if he had hypnotized her when he left, whistling a strange tune.


Integra sighed as she stood in front of her floor-length mirror, wondering if she lost her mind. She was wearing dress pants and a red and black sweater. Her hair was tied up in a bun; unable to decide what else to do with it.

For some reason, Alucard was still asleep. She snorted, or probably scaring the maids to death.

Integra walked out of her room, planning to meet Howl outside on the drive. Walter handed her a coat, smiling. "If there is a mission I will send Master Alucard." He continued to smile as he opened the door for her, "Have a good time, and please try to relax Sir."

Integra sighed and rolled her eyes, catching sight of Howl leaning against the car. "I'll try…" she muttered, walking toward her impending doom.

Howl smiled, wearing black pants, a white dress shirt, and a black trench coat. "You look wonderful." He said, opening the passengers side of the car.

Integra shrugged her shoulders and slid into the seat, waiting as he walked around and got in the drivers seat, starting the car. "So, where are we going; a biker bar?"

Howl laughed as he put the car in gear, "No, of course not!" he said with a smile as he pulled out onto the streets, "What's the point of going to a biker bar without a bike?"

Integra rolled her eyes, staring out the window with a grumpy pout, causing Howl to laugh more.

(A/N: R&R people!)