Okay, here is chapter 1 of my two-shot. I'm going to say ahead of time that this idea was taken from one of my other favorite animes of all time. I'm not going to say which anime, as I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, especially if they intend to watch it or are in the middle of watching it. If you want to know which anime it is from, let me know and I'll PM you. But anyway, I thought it would be a good idea to write a two-shot based on that part of the anime. Both chapters will be a bit long, but hey, whatever. So, I hope you enjoy it.
Kill for Me
"Are you sure you don't want a ride home?" A sixteen year-old brunette asked his girlfriend. "It's not out of my way or anything."
Takuya Kanbara stood outside the school building with Zoe Orimoto, his girlfriend of nearly a year.
Zoe smiled and shook her head. "Nah, it's nice out today. I'd rather walk. Besides, you should get home. Your dad sounded like he needed you to help with something."
"Eh, he just wants me to help him move some furniture. It's not a big deal if I drive you home, seeing how you don't live very far away," Takuya pointed out.
"No, it's okay. I'll see you in a few hours, though, alright?" Zoe put her hand behind his neck and gently pulled his face down to hers for a kiss.
Takuya wrapped his arms around her waist, bending over slightly to reach her better. They kissed for several seconds, before pulling away.
"See you later," Takuya said, flashing her a smile as he made his way to his car.
Zoe began to walk away from the school, enjoying the soft breeze of the warm air. Seconds later, her cell phone rang, the caller ID displaying her father's work number.
"Hey, Dad," she answered. "What's up?"
"Hey, Zoe. I'm gonna be stuck working late again today and won't be home until about 6:30 tonight. Would you mind stopping off on your way home to pick some dinner up? I feel bad that you've cooked every day this week," Mr. Orimoto said sheepishly.
Zoe smirked. "You know that I don't mind cooking. But yeah, I'll pick some food up."
"Make sure you grab extra, because Mitsuki will be joining us tonight. And if Takuya stops by, of course he's going to raid the fridge..." His voice trailed off as he remembered the boy's appetite. "I swear, that kid has like four stomachs or something... And call Mitsuki to let her know that I won't be home until later, will you?"
The blond inwardly groaned upon hearing the name of her father's girlfriend. "Alright, I will. What do you want me to pick up? Anything in particular?"
"I'm not too picky right now. Maybe uh...curry rice...ramen...and a few teryaki burgers. Oh, and could you grab a cake for dessert? You can pick whichever one you want," he told her.
"Alright, I will. See you when you get home," the blond replied.
She and her father hung up, and she slipped her phone back into the pocket of her light jacket. She was lucky that the school was only a twenty minute walk from her house, while a small restaurant was conveniently right in between. After about ten more minutes of walking, she came into view of said-restaurant. Kawakami's was the name of the place, and it was a quiet, relaxing little place to hang out in.
Zoe walked inside, making her way to the counter. The counter held a display of various cakes, pastries, and other sweets.
"Hey, Zoe! Be right with you!" A waitress called out.
The waitress was Zoe's friend, Akemi, a girl who was about eighteen years old. Akemi worked during the afternoon after her college courses, usually being the one to wait on Zoe. She had her long black hair in a ponytail and wore a short-sleeved black dress for her uniform. The dress ended a few inches above her knees, and a white apron was tied around her waist.
"Take your time," Zoe replied, taking a look at the cakes. "Hmmm...they all look so good...which one should I get...?"
A moment later, Akemi rushed over and put an empty tray on the counter. "Hey, how's it going?"
"It's going okay," the blond said nonchalantly. "Busy today?"
Akemi shook her head. "Nah, not really. We won't be really busy until later. Now, what can I get for you?"
"I just want to order a few things to go," Zoe told her. "My dad's coming home late again tonight and asked me to pick up dinner and dessert."
"Ah, I see." Akemi took a pad of paper and a pen out of the pocket of her apron. "What would you like?"
Zoe thought for a moment, remembering what her father had asked for. "Ummm...four teryaki burgers...a large order of ramen...a large order of curry rice...and uhh...I'll take that pink frosted cake with the chocolate-covered strawberries."
Akemi grinned. "Good choice. But that's quite a bit of food for just you and your dad. Are you expecting company?"
"My dad's girlfriend will be joining us for dinner. And knowing Takuya, he'll be raiding the fridge," Zoe said with a laugh.
Her raven-haired friend chuckled. "Okay, I'll get your order ready. Why don't you take a seat while you wait?"
"Okay, thanks." Zoe walked over to the seating area and settled into one of the booths.
She began to idly gaze out the window, knowing that her order would take only a few minutes. As she watched the cars and pedestrians go by, she heard a familiar voice. Curious, she turned her head to see who had caught her attention. To her surprise, seated at another booth with three other men was her father's girlfriend.
"Oh, Mitsuki's here," she whispered to herself. "Who are those guys with her, though?"
Mitsuki was a twenty-six-year old woman who had moved to Shibuya only about five months ago. Although Zoe wasn't too crazy about the fact that Mitsuki was only ten years older than herself, she could see why her father was attracted to her. Mitsuki had shoulder-length dirty blond hair, light purple eyes, and a golden tan. She was currently wearing a dark blue tube top, a short black skirt, and black high-heeled shoes. Zoe wasn't too shocked to see Mitsuki there in general, but she was curious about one of the men seated with her. The man had short black hair and beard stubble, and was wearing a simple white t-shirt and blue jeans. He had his arm around Misuki's shoulders, and was speaking to one of the other men in a gruff voice.
"I told you that I wanted the full amount," he snarled. "Where the fuck is my money?"
Zoe put her hood up, not wanting to recognized by Mitsuki, but kept her head turned enough to hear the conversation. Mitsuki seemed not to notice her though, as she was sipping from a glass with a coy smile on her face.
The man who had been spoken to nervously ran his fingers through his blond hair. "I'm so sorry, but I was only able to come up with half right now. I'll have the other ¥1,000,000 by the end of the week, I prom-"
The black-haired man interrupted him. "This is not a negotiation, asswipe. You were to pay the full amount by today, no exceptions."
"It's just that it was too much for me to get up all at once," the blond man told him hastily. "But I can assure you, I'll have the rest of your money by this Sunday. I promise."
"Hnn...you better." The beard-stubbled man took a gulp from the bottle in front of him. "After pulling this shit, you're lucky that I don't beat you into oblivian... I don't don't like it when stupid pricks such as yourself hit on my girlfriend."
"Oh, no. I am very grateful," the blond man replied nervously. "But I promise that I'll have the rest by Sunday."
"Just get out of my sight. If you try to leave town, you won't get any further than the end of your driveway. Do I make myself clear?"
The blond man nodded vehemently, rising from his seat. "Yes."
He immediately scurried off, a terrified look on his face. Zoe frowned, puzzled with the situation. What's going on? She thought to herself.
"Damn, Seiya. I think you scared the poor man shitless," Mitsuki said with a smirk. "What do you think, George?"
The third man who had been sitting when them and had remained silent through the ordeal, chuckled. "I'll say."
Seiya, the black-haired man with his arm around Mitsuki, shrugged. "Hey, I had to make sure that he wasn't going to fuck us over. I think he got the message through that thick skull of his... No one hits on Mitsuki and gets away with it..."
"Wouldn't wanna mess with your girl, dude." George took a drink from his glass, then shifted his attention to Mitsuki. "Say, don't you have some other boyfriend living around here?"
Mitsuki adjusted her top. "Sure do. His name is Kiyoshi and he's a neurosurgeon...or something like that..."
Zoe felt her heart quicken and her blood heat up at the sound of her father's name. Is Mitsuki two-timing him? And what was up with up that blond guy's situation? Instead of pondering on those thoughts, Zoe kept listening.
"He's very wealthy," Mitsuki continued. "He buys me anything I want. Hell, he's the one who bought this necklace I'm wearing."
"That's nice," George commented, eying the gold and diamond piece of jewelry.
Mitsuki took another sip from her glass. "After he and his wife divorced, his wife moved to Italy or something and left him with their kid. She's the only thing that might get in the way."
Seiya laughed with a low, sadistic tone. "Oh, I'm sure we can take care of her. If she tries to pull anything, we'll make sure she's no longer in the picture..."
"So, when are you going to put the plan into play?" George asked.
"Tonight," Mitsuki told him. "Seiya's going to come over to the house before Kiyoto gets him, threaten him for 'stealing his girl', and make him pay. And since he has so much money, we'll get more than a measely ¥2,000,000 out of him like that other guy..."
Seiya smirked. "That's how things go around here. Mitsuki pretends to flirt with some guy or hook up with him, then I come along and blackmail them. They all know that if they refuse to pay up or meet my demands, they'll be floating down the river in a fucking trash bag..."
Zoe looked down at her table, her hands angrily clenching into fists. She was filled with a mixture of rage and panic, terrified for her father's well-being. Her eyes were dark with malice, and her lips thinned slightly in fury. So, they plan on screwing my father over, huh? We'll see about that...
"Order up!" Akemi suddenly called out.
The blond quickly glanced over at Mitsuki's table, then rushed to the front counter with her hood still up. Akemi was waiting for her with a large plastic bag holding the packages of food, and a white box containing the cake. She seemed to notice the distressed look on Zoe's face, for she frowned in worry.
"Zoe, is everything okay?" She asked.
"What can you tell me about that man and that woman?" Zoe asked, discreetly motioning towards Seiya and Mitsuki.
Akemi looked at the couple, then sighed in disgust. "I don't know too much about them. But the guy's name is Seiya. He's a really shady guy that comes here frequently and seems to be in all kinds of illegal shit. I'm not sure about the details, but it seems like he's constantly threatening and blackmailing other men into giving him money. The chick next to him is slutty girlfriend, I'm guessing."
"If he's into illegal stuff, why hasn't he been reported or arrested?" Zoe inquired.
"I can't prove that he's doing anything," Akemi replied. "I'm only going by based on what I see, and the authorities are going to need more than that to get that asshole locked up. But Zoe, whatever you do, stay away from them. They're not ones to be messed with."
Zoe had not told Akemi that Mitsuki was her father's girlfriend, nor was she going to now. "Okay, thanks."
Akemi raised an eyebrow. "Is something wrong?"
"I just heard them talking and they sounded suspicious," Zoe told her.
"Yeah, but I wouldn't go prying into their business."
The blond flashed her a smile. "Don't worry, I won't. See you later."
"Bye, Zoe." Akemi gave her a quick wave, before rushing off to serve another customer.
Zoe pulled her hood back down and grabbed onto the plastic bag and cake box, storming out of the restaurant as tears rimmed around her eyes. She walked briskly to her house, her mind racing with so many thoughts that she didn't even register that she was home until she reached the front door. Her fingers shook as she pulled her house key out of her coat pocket, fumbling as she jammed the key through the knob.
"Shit," she muttered to herself as she entered the house and yanked her coat off. "What the hell am I going to do...?"
Zoe put the food in the fridge, dreading the encounter with that man, Seiya. But...they don't know that my dad's working late tonight, she thought. Maybe when they realize that he won't be home for awhile, they'll leave... Dammit, I gotta call him.
The blond quickly grabbed her cell phone and called her father's work, only to learn that he was in the middle of performing a surgery. His secretary told her that he could be in there for another few hours. Zoe almost told the woman that the situation was an emergency, but since the hospital was under-staffed that day, she couldn't bring herself to interrupt him during the crucial time.
"Fuck!" She set her phone down on the counter, running her hands through her hair nervously. "Now what do I do?"
The clock now read 3:15 in the afternoon. She had three hours and fifteen minutes until her father arrived home. Zoe had to think of a plan...and fast.
"He probably won't believe me anyway," she muttered. "He's practically in love with the damn bitch...hell, he re-designed the damn house because of her..."
Zoe heard her phone vibrate, then snatched if off the counter. Takuya had texted her, telling her that he would be at her house at around 5:30. She carelessly sent him a brief reply, telling him that 5:30 was fine. As soon as the message had been sent, she let out a cry of frustration.
"What am I going to do? C'mon, think..." Zoe began to pace around, her eyes constantly glancing at the clock.
Her father had originally been expected to be home at 4:30, and Mitsuki was not aware of the fact that we would actually be two hours late. Still, her nerves were not settled very much. If Mitsuki and her real boyfriend were planning something like this, it would not be that easy to avoid them for very long...
"Dammit..." Zoe sank down onto a kitchen chair, trying to think of a plan.
The next twenty minutes seemed to fly by as she was deep in thought. In that time frame, she had not come up with a single solution that could work. With an anxious sigh, she opened the front door once again, deciding to take a walk. Walks usually helped her to think, and maybe a short trek through the woods would do her some good.
Ever since her parents had divorced, Zoe and her father had moved to a new house in Shibuya, one that was not too far from her old one. It was larger and had more private property, the back of the house leading towards a wooded path. Lately, Zoe had found herself walking down that trail to clear her mind, still reeling over her parents' separation. It had been nearly three months since they had split, and her mother had moved to Italy with her new boyfriend. The situation had infuriated the blond at first, and she was now only to see her mother maybe once a month if she was lucky. Everything had happened so fast... First her parents had announced their divorce...then her mother found a boyfriend only a week after the divorce had been finalized...then she had revealed that she was three months pregnant, indicating that she had been cheating on Kiyoto for months before the separation. Then her father had met Mitsuki, who had been sweet-talking him into buying her everything she came into contact with...and now this...
"What the hell..." The blond idly began to make her way down the path and away from the house, feeling sick to her stomach. "Where did things go wrong? Why is this shit happening?"
She ventured down the path for about three minutes, before hearing a woman's voice call her. Recognizing it to be Mitsuki's, she pretended not to hear her and sped up, practically jogging.
"Zoe! Wait up!"
By now, the house was no longer in view, and trees surrounded the whole area. Zoe kept up her pace, her blood feeling as though it was boiling.
"Zoe! Can you hear me? Wait up!" Mitsuki called after her, removing her high-heeled shoes to catch up to her. "Zoe!"
After another ten seconds of jogging, Zoe finally halted on the path, turning around to see Mitsuki in the distance. Mitsuki waved to her as she ran up to her, holding her shoes in one of her hands.
"Zoe, didn't you hear me calling you?" Mitsuki asked breathlessly, clearly agitated.
Zoe flashed her a fake smile. "Sorry, I was daydreaming. What's up?"
Mitsuki brushed the dirt off her feet in annoyance, and slipped her shoes back on. "I was hoping I could talk to you."
"Really? Talk to me about what?" The blond asked, feigning cluelessness.
"Well, it's about myself and your father," the woman told her, hoisting her drooping top up to cover her large breasts.
Zoe blinked, keeping a straight face. "What about you and my father?"
Mitsuki smirked. "In case you haven't noticed, your father and I have grown very close."
"Yes, I've noticed," the blond replied nonchalantly. "I'm sure he considers you to be a very good friend."
"Zoe... Kiyoto and I are more than just friends. In fact, the other day we were even talking about me moving in with the two of you."
Zoe's face remained calm, though she felt herself heating up. "You don't say. He didn't mention anything to me about it."
"We're still talking about it, so we didn't want to tell you until it has been decided," Mitsuki said. "But...it's pretty much a done deal. I will probably be moving in with you two by next week."
"Is that so?" Zoe raised an eyebrow.
Mitsuki frowned, not liking the tone of Zoe's voice. "What do you mean by that? Of course I'll be moving in. Even if you don't like me, your father adores me, as you can see."
"I'm okay with you moving in," the girl said. "But I figured that I'd tell you just one thing."
"Oh? And what is that?" Mitsuki asked, putting her hands on her hips.
Zoe shrugged carelessly, deciding the keep the charade up for a bit longer. "I don't mind if you move in and are his girlfriend. But I won't allow my father to remarry. So don't even think about any ideas about marriage."
"What?" Mitsuki glared at her. "I didn't say anything about marriage. And even if I did, it's not like you have a say in the matter. Your father is a grown man and can do whatever he pleases. He's not going to listen to you over me if I convince him enough, you little brat."
This time, Zoe was the one to glower in rage. "If I were you, I wouldn't worry about that. I'm sure you can find some other pathetic bastard to leech off of."
"Wha-what do you mean by that?" Mitsuki demanded.
"I saw you at Kawakami's on my way home from school, since my dad asked me to pick up dinner. I saw you with that Seiya guy, and some other guy named George. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure you were planning on screwing my father over tonight. Is that what you intended to do? Have that bastard show up, threaten my father, and blackmail him into giving you scumbags cash? Am I right?" Zoe hissed.
To her surprise, instead of yelling in anger, Mitsuki chuckled with amusement. "I guess I've been caught, huh? You found out my little ruse and now want me to call the whole thing off, right? Well, don't expect me to back down. Your father is loaded and I'm not going to stop until I take enough of his money to make him bankrupt."
"What did my father ever do to you?" Zoe practically shouted, her hands clenched into fists. "Why don't you tell me the reason why you're doing this? What the hell did he do to you to deserve this?"
"Nothing," Mitsuki plainly stated. "It's just the way that Seiya and I roll. We screw with people to get money, and it's been working great for the past three years. The reason I picked your father is because he's wealthy. Sure, he might be a nice guy. Stupid, but nice. Yet I belong to Seiya and I have no qualms about making your dad dirt poor."
Zoe's green eyes narrowed into hatred. "You bitch! I won't let you do this. So if I were you, I'd leave town right now and never come back."
Mitsuki laughed mockingly. "Am I being threatened by a child? Oh, somebody please help me! What ever shall I do? Oh, I know! I'll have Seiya come down and take care of you. He should be here in about thirty minutes anyway."
"Go fuck yourself," Zoe growled. "This is your last chance. Leave...or there'll be problems."
The older woman stared at Zoe with a serious expression for several seconds, before speaking in a calm voice. "You know what? I won't wait for Seiya. I'll just kill you right now myself."
Zoe's heart quickened as she saw Mitsuki draw a switchblade that had been strapped to her thigh, beneath her skirt. A moment later, the older woman pushed the button to release the blade and lunged at Zoe. With a cry of surprise, Zoe fell backwards, landing on the dirt ground. Mitsuki went to ram the blade down through Zoe's eye, only for the blond to grab her wrists before she could.
"I'm not going to let you ruin this, you little bitch!" Mitsuki shrieked, her eyes wide and crazed. "No one is going to stop me from getting what I want! No one!"
She was now straddling Zoe's waist, trying to stab the switchblade down. Zoe gritted her teeth, moving her head to the side to keep the pointed tip away. Mitsuki was stronger than she thought and she could slowly feel herself being overpowered. Shit! Do something! Zoe mentally screamed to herself.
However, before she could do anything, Mitsuki suddenly drew the blade back and wrenched her wrists out of Zoe's grip. She then slashed the blade directly across Zoe's stomach, cutting right through the fabric of her shirt and her skin. With a wail of pain, Zoe punched Mitsuki in the face, causing the woman to lose her grip on the blade. The switchblade skidded away from the them, falling down a small ditch. As a steady flow of blood began to course from Zoe's shallow wound, Mitsuki glared down at her, her purple eyes filled with madness.
"I don't need that fucking thing to kill you," she hissed, wrapping her hands around Zoe's throat.
The blond felt her oxygen quickly depleting and she struggled to free herself from Mitsuki's grip. Mitsuki laughed sadistically, squeezing the girl's throat even tighter. Zoe frantically looked from side to side, hoping she would be able to find something helpful. On her right side, a medium-sized rock was nearby. It was not large enough to do any major damage, but it would be enough to get the woman off.
"Don't worry about your father," Mitsuki said with a chuckle. "Once you're dead, his problem won't be yours."
Zoe ignored her, reaching her arm out to grab the rock. Her fingers wrapped around it seconds later, just as she felt her lungs begin to burn from the lack of air. She then picked the rock up and slammed it into the side of Mitsuki's head as hard as she could.
"AAAAHHH!" Mitsuki released her hold on the younger girl's throat, falling to the side.
Zoe immediately sat up, gasping for air. Mitsuki was facing away from Zoe, on her knees and bent over as she held onto her throbbing head. Zoe could see a small amount of blood on the woman's hands, as well as a few drops on the ground.
"Fuck!" Mitsuki screamed. "You fucking bitch!"
Zoe shakily rose to a stand, hardly aware of the crimson stain on her own shirt. The rock was only a few feet away from, a spot of red on it. Find something, she thought herself, still panting. Find something to finish her off...
She scanned her surroundings desperately, knowing that she did not have much time. Mitsuki was attempting to stand up, still clutching the side of her head. She was hissing curses and death threats under her breath.
Zoe caught sight of a metal object sticking from the ground, partially buried in the dirt. She grabbed hold of it, yanking it free to reveal that it was an old, slightly rusted pipe.
"I'll kill you..." Mitsuki finally managed to stand up and turn around to face Zoe. "I'll-"
Before she could finish the sentence, Zoe swung the pipe at her as hard as she could. Mitsuki screamed and fell backward, landing on the ground with a heavy thud. Once she had landed, Zoe began to ruthlessly beat her with the metal object, letting it slam down into her body and face. Mitsuki's screams seemed to echo, which only made Zoe want to kill her as quickly as possible. She swung the pipe down into the woman's face, immediately feeling a gush of blood squirt onto her. The blood splashed onto her shirt and face as she continued to beat the defenseless woman.
Mitsuki's thrashing soon began to die down, as did her screams. Yet Zoe did not let up on the beating. The pipe slammed down into Mitsuki's bruised body, and her destroyed face. Blood puddled around the woman's head, drenching and staining her hair crimson. By the time her movements had ceased completely, her face was no longer recognizable. The pipe was now covered in Mitsuki's blood, dripping it on the dirt ground. Tears were running down Zoe's face as she slammed the pipe down one last time down into the woman's head. Mitsuki's skull cracked open from the impact, letting bits of her brain leak out. Her clothes were covered in dirt, and her blood-speckled skirt had ridden up, exposing her black panties. What used to be her face was now only a pile of red mush and shattered teeth, looking grotesque and nauseating.
Zoe stood over the corpse of her father's girlfriend, panting as the pipe shook in her hand. Mitsuki's dead...I did it...
The blood-soaked pipe fell to the ground and Zoe slowly turned her head to see who was behind her, already knowing who it was.
Okay, so basically, the anime that this is based on is basically the same as what is going on right now. Some guy and his girlfriend blackmail all of these guys into giving them money. The girlfriend hooks up with these guys (because she's a whore) and then her 'real' boyfriend shows up and threatens him. After scheming to threaten one guy in particular, the guy's daughter takes matters into her own hands, like Zoe just did. So that's where the storyline is coming from.
That ends the first chapter of this two-shot. I hope you liked it and enjoyed the slight gore and whatnot. The next chapter will have more, so don't worry ^_^ Please let me know how you like it so far, and then contiue on to the next chapter. Unless, of course, you hated it or have a headache from reading the long chapter.