Chapter 4.

Chrno was sure he had died today. His sleeveless shirt was soaking wet on back and front and he could feel an upcoming headache. She had even made him invite her out for lunch. It got pretty expensive for him in the end. Did she first start to eat; nothing and no one could stop her. He actually wondered how she was able to stay so thin.

When Rosette announced that it was time to go back, he almost fell to his knees in a thankful prayer. He was sure he would never be able to get back up though, since he was carrying several bags, boxes and baskets, so he didn't.

The walk back to the house was Hell, but he was rewarded by a cool hallway after being hurried inside by a rather impatient blonde.

When she closed the door, Chrno collapsed underneath the many items. He fell flat on his stomach, not caring if he would ever get back up.

The pressure on his back prevented him in it anyway, so what the heck...

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Rosette locked the door and watched the pathetic pile of man underneath her precious new belongings. She rolled her eyes "If that's enough to make you collapse, you're even more pathetic than I first thought."

The only reply she got was a tired groan.

She let out a huff and grabbed a bag on top of the pile and headed for the living room to open the glass doors to the garden. When she entered the room though she stopped and her eyes widened.ยจ

"AAAAAAIIIIIIIHHHHHH!"

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Chrno's eyes shot open when he heard her blood curling scream. He fought hard to crawl out from the pile and then ran as fast as he could into the living room "WHAT'S WRONG?" he asked.

He found Rosette glaring back at him "I'VE BEEN ROBBED YOU IDIOT!" she shrieked "JUST LOOK AT THIS MESS!"

Chrno let his eyes scan the room.

The first thing he noticed was the many glass splinters lying spread across the floor. The doors to the garden had been broken up forcefully.

Both couches were dirty, as if someone had been lying in them. A vase with flowers had been pushed onto the floor, the flowers lay spread out across the floor while the vase was broken into a thousand pieces.

Chrno looked back to Rosette "Is there anything missing?" he asked.

He was met by a deadly glare "If there wasn't missing anything I wouldn't have said I was robbed would I?" she snapped and pointed around "My remote control is missing, my magazines, one of my pillows and look, even one of the posters of me that hung there on the wall."

Chrno covered his ears "Jeez, I'm sorry." He ground out, then narrowed his eyes "How about the other rooms? Are there missing more things there?"

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Rosette headed for her bedroom, but before she walked up the stairs, she snapped at Chrno "Don't just stand there! I've been robbed you dolt, call the Police already!" she snapped harshly and then continued up the stairs.

The door to her bedroom was open, so the person or persons had also been in there. To her utmost confusion she had to find out that almost all of her bras and underwear had been stolen... even the dirty ones.

Of her jewellery there was only missing a ring and a bracelet. She had worn those in a movie and as a reward been allowed to keep them.

A diamond necklace was still there though.

She heard a person enter and turned to glare at Chrno.

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"So? What's missing?" he asked.

She told him all items that weren't where she had left them. In the end he looked confused and thoughtful "I don't think it was a normal burglar that has been here..." he told her, this though only earned him a bonk on his head "DON'T YOU THINK I'VE COME THAT FAR AS WELL YOU IDIOT? DID YOU CALL THE POLICE OR WHAT?"

Chrno scrambled out of the room and down the stairs. He better get out of reach before that monster decided to tear him to shreds. He grabbed the telephone and dialled the number to the police.

While explaining everything, the doorbell rang.

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Rosette, seeing that her servant was busy opened the door herself. Outside she was met by her best friend.

A young boy with blonde hair and blue eyes greeted her with a smile "Hello Rosette."

Rosette laughed and jumped at him to give him a hug and a peck on his cheek "Oh Joshua, I'm so happy to see you! Something horrible has happened." She exclaimed "I've been robbed."

Joshua chuckled and hugged her back "Now now Rose, I'm sure everything will be fine." He replied "Tell me what has happened."

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Chrno hung up and heard Rosette talk with someone. He walked into the hallway where he saw Rosette embracing a young man, a few years older than her.

The blonde was explaining every detail of what had happened up until now it seemed. The man nodded once in a while.

Of course Rosette was a little over dramatic, but that didn't seem to disturb him the least.

When the man saw Chrno he smiled "Oh, a new face. Who's that Rosette?" he asked the blonde.

Rosette looked back at Chrno "Hmm? Oh that's just my new servant." She told him with a wave of her hand and continued her story.

Joshua smiled and hugged Rosette again, effectively quieting her "I told you everything will be okay Rose, don't worry."

Chrno looked thoughtful again "Don't you think it's a little strange that the burglar or burglars didn't take any more items with greater value? I mean... underwear, a remote, a poster and stuff? That isn't normal... Besides, shouldn't you have an alarm or something?"

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Rosette glared "My alarm is broken. I called one to repair it but that dolt hasn't shown up yet." She replied back. She pulled away from Joshua and pushed the glass doors aside so she could exit the house and walk into the garden.

She looked around, then noticed something.

The hole in the bush had become bigger. Someone had used that to enter the garden and then afterwards the house.

"Just wait. Next time I'll be prepared." She growled "Whoever did this will not get away with it."

She spun around to Chrno "When will the cops be here? Why do they have to be that slow? I'm famous dammit!"

Joshua thought it the right moment to distract her "Let's take a seat Rose, I haven't told you about my trip yet."

As he thought, those words made her forget the current situation. She sat down next to him after ordering Chrno to get them some cool drinks.

"That's right, you were in Europe. How was it? You were in France right? For your new movie?"

"Italy. And yes, it was nice. My newest creation will be awesome."

And he continued to tell.

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Chrno pouted. He brought the two stars their drinks and sat down to join them. He had almost placed his bottom on the chair, when a sharp glance from Rosette stopped him "I want you to meet the police when they arrive. Go wait at the front door."

He bowed mockingly and said "Yes boss." Then stomped inside to wait in the hallway "Spoiled brat." He grumbled annoyed "No alarm, no Cameras... what if that guy or those guys had come while she was home alone? If it's a fanatic, she would have been in great danger."

The police soon arrived. They took a look at the house and listened to what Rosette had to tell.

They promised her to do what they could to catch the burglar, but they suggested she got some cameras installed outside at the front and back doors.

Chrno watched Rosette nod "I will."

He was soon allowed to go home. The blonde would make someone install the cameras today and she didn't need him more for that day. She told him when to come the next day and he let out a sigh "I promise I'll be there precisely at nine." He replied and headed home.

As soon as he entered his little apartment, he let himself fall onto the couch. He fell asleep almost immediately.

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Rosette spend the rest of the day in ordering people around and to clean up some of her things. She got one of the workers to sweep up the glass splinters.

She had also called someone to repair the glass doors. She went to bed with a frown. Hoe dare someone break into her home like that?

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The next four days were quiet. Nothing more had happened.

It was day five and Chrno was allowed to go home after a long day with massaging her feet and playing her servant.

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Rosette watched him head for the hole in the hedge. She smirked. Time to play a bit with the little pathetic man "Wait a little." She called out, effectively making him stop. She decided he needed a little reward for his effort, so she got up with a smirk and walked over to where he stood.

He kept his back to her, so she couldn't see his expression, but she didn't care.

She wrapped her arms around his neck and shoulders "You've done well today." She whispered deeply. She to her great amusement felt him tense up as her breath fanned his pointed ear.

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Chrno's eyes were wide and his cheeks were a deep fuchsia colour "I-It was n-n-nothing." He squeaked.

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The blonde's smirk widened and turned, if possible, even more evil "Don't you want a little reward?" she asked, leaning her mouth even closer to his ear.

His entire body went stiff as a board.

If her whispering into his ear did this to him, then that what she planned to do next would make him faint. She laughed evilly in her mind "Men are all the same, Mwahahaha."

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"N-N-N-No?" his voice was tiny and squeaky now.

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"Aww, but I want to give you a reward." She replied back and bit gently in his ear.

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"AAAHHHRRRGGG!" he screamed inwardly, while his little body couldn't move a single muscle "OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD~~~~~!"

He wanted to run and let out a soft moan at the same time. He wanted someone to save him.

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Rosette's smirk widened even more. She turned his head slightly and left a lingering kiss on his burning cheek, just next to his lips "I'll see you tomorrow." She whispered. Then she let go of him and headed back to the house satisfied "Hah, what a pathetic excuse of a man."

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Chrno remained stiffly where he was for a long while. His legs soon started working on their own and headed for the hole in the hedge. As soon as he was out of the garden, he started running "AAAHHHHRRRGGGG!" he needed a shower... a cold one... right now.

AN: That was my next chapter for S&S ^^

I'm not really sure if I liked it, but oh well.

Next chapter will be up soon ^_^ until then.