Mating Season

Chapter 8

By Kellyq

Fubuki stared down at the rat. "How about we make a deal, you show me where Yuseuke is, and I'll make sure that you got away on your own. How does that sound?"

"That sounds like a bad idea, Fubuki," came Judai's voice. The rat hissed at in response. Judai stepped up and place a comforting hand on Fubuki's shoulder. "I know that you want to save Yusuke, and we will. You'll have to trust me on this, okay?"

Fubuki sighed and followed the cat demon out of the room.

"Now get some rest. I'm going to check on Johan," Judai urged.

Fubuki couldn't help but smirk. "Just tell me when he asks you to mate with him," he teased. With no other words Fubuki turned and walked away, leaving his friend standing there all flushed.

Judai shook his head. He turned and walked out of the cave to see Johan in his demon form, cleaning himself. The white cat demon raised a paw and stared to lick the white fir elegantly. Judai couldn't help but stare. Johan's eyes were closed and beauty radiated off his body. Judai was so wrapped up in his own desire, he wasn't aware that Johan was trying to get Judai's attention.

Johan smirked and opened his eyes and gave Judai a coy look. That's right, Johan thought knowing full well that he got Judai staring. Johan licked his paw once more and walked over to Judai. He leaned in and blew on Judai's ear, causing the brown cat demon to yelp in shock and shiver.

Johan chuckled. "Did you like what you saw that much?" he murmured seductively.

Judai's ears twitched and he stared into Johan's eyes. "Do you throw yourself at everyone?" he asked.

Johan's ears twitched and his tail quivered. He chuckled. "Not all the time."

"Interesting," Judai responded, a smirk making its way to his lips. Before Johan knew what was happening, Judai pinned him down. "If I didn't know any better, I'd say that you were trying to hit on me."

Amusement flashed across Johan's eyes. "And what if I was," he taunted playfully. Johan shifted his body so practically underneath Judai. He went into his human form. "What are you going to do about it?"

An evil smirk spread across Judai's lips. He leaned in and licked Johan's cheek the same way Johan did before. "I'm going to teach you a lesson, that's what."

Johan shivered at Judai's seductive voice as he watched the brown-haired cat demon lick his lips hungrily. Judai was about to kiss Johan fully on the lips when they both heard a loud crash that sounded like glass hitting the ground.

Judai and Johan came running into the room to see Fubui standing a few feet away from the broken glass cage.

"What happened?" Judai asked Fubuki.

Johan narrowed his eyes and pulled the brown-haired demon back, just as Fubuki turned and swung his claws. Judai was surprised at first, but when he saw the black rat on Fubuki's shoulder with its fangs in his skin, Judai's anger grew.

"Release Fubuki at once!" Judai ordered.

"I want to see Yuseuke! And if this is the only way, I'll do it!"

Before Johan and Judai knew what happened, Fubuki lunged forward. The two cat demons moved out of the way when Fubuki changed into his demon form and took off running.

"Damn it all!" Judai cursed.

"What's going on?'" came Asuka's voice. The female wolf demon came in with Honest right behind her.

"The rat managed to con Fubuki into letting it go," Judai explained.

"I'll take care of it," Johan spoke up. He turned and was about to run when he noticed that Judai was blocking his way. "Judai ...?"

"No. I'm not letting you do this on your own. Darkness is not someone you can take down by yourself, besides, I want you to stay here - Honest come with me."

Johan sighed. After Judai and Honest left, he sat there in his demon form. This is my fault, he thought. I should've paid more attention to what was going on around me instead of trying to get Judai to notice me.

"Are you alright?" came Asuka's voice. She walked up and sat next to him.

"I'm fine," Johan responded, smiling.

Asuka didn't look convinced. "Don't feel bad. Things just happen."

"I know that. That's why I was ready to go help but Judai insisted that I stay here ..."

Asuka smiled at Johan, having a sneaky feeling why Judai wanted Johan to stay behind. "Judai cares about you, just like he cares about everyone else, and he doesn't want you to get hurt."

Johan sighed again. "If I get hurt, I get hurt. It happens."

It was Asuka's turn to sigh. "You really are a typical male," she pointed out. "I saw the look in his eyes when you said that you were going to find Fubuki - he was worried."

Johan grumbled under his breath, feeling like an idiot for not seeing the look Judai gave him.

To Be Continued ...