I woke at nine o'clock in the afternoon that same day with Raizo's head laying in my bosom and his breath tickling my exposed scar. I kept my heart at a steady thump to keep him asleep; and I stayed in the same position that I was in when I woke. I tried my hardest not to wake him and my efforts paid off because he slept until two in the morning of the next day.

I was not tired enough to go back to sleep after I woke up. The feel of him laying so close to me and trusting me with more than his life kept me alert. His hold on my waist never slackened nor did he ever move. He just lay there in the same exact place this morning with him tightly compressed to my chest. He kept hold of me with a ghost of a smile on his luscious pink lips. He lay peacefully with me playing with his hair.

Three days is all it took for us to fall in love. I fell hard too; and it seems like each moment that I spend with him, I fall a little bit harder. The scary part about it all is that I never once feared for my life because I knew that he would protect me. I trusted him and I still trust him now. I can tell it has been hard for him to give in to his humanity and be vulnerable around me, I just wish he can understand that I am here for him now and I love him.

His breathing sped up and his grip around my waist tightened.

"Mika stay down!" He turned and shielded my body from what was to come.

"Raizo!" I tried to shake him awake but he was still delusional.

"No! Get away from her!" He nearly rolled on the bed with me in tow.

"Raizo wake up!" I took his face in my hands and slapped him. "Wake up!"

He opened his eyes and he turned to lie on his back but he fell off the bed taking me down with him.

"Ugh!" He groaned as I nearly broke his ribs with my abnormally pointy elbows.

"Oh my gosh are you okay?" I chuckled.

"I think so," rubbing his side; he gave me a strange look, "did you slap me?"

"Umm, well I uh – you were having a nightmare and you weren't listening when I told you to wake up. So . . . I had to take manners into my own hands." I shrugged and smirked.


"Yep. Literally." I giggled. I laid my head on his chest and felt the steady thumping of his heart.

"You were in danger. I was trying to save you." He sighed and ran his fingers through my hair.

"You're always trying to save me." I kissed his chest. "Thank you."

He slid me up his body and took my face in my hands with my hair playing as a curtain to protect us from everyone else. He stared at me and traced every plane of my face with his long slender fingers. He carefully traced my lips with gentle probing fingers.

"You're beautiful." He whispered and I licked my lips.

He slowly pulled my head down; I could feel my heart beat quicker and I was prepared to find his full, pink, luscious, perfect lips on mine.

"Raizo." I whispered his name. I wanted more of him. I wanted to be connected with him in any way possible. I just need him. I closed my eyes and kissed his chest. "My Raizo." I needed him to know that he was mine and I was his. No one else mattered. I rubbed his stomach in small circles and I let my hand travel up his shirt. I heard him take in a sharp breath. I opened my eyes to find him lying underneath me looking nervous.

I moved so that I straddled his hips. He closed his eyes as he felt my weight lower onto him. I framed his face in my hands and scratched at the beard he had growing in. "What's wrong?"

"I thought . . . I thought we agreed to w-wait." He was breathing hard and I was the cause of it.

"We did. I just want to be close to you that's all." I laid back on his chest and sighed. "I want to feel all of you Raizo. I don't want to apart from you." I closed my eyes and listened to his erratic heartbeat in my ear.

"Me too." His voice was strained and I looked up to find him biting his lip. Blood trickled down the corners of his mouth.

"Stop!" I scolded him and unhitched his lip injured lip from his sharp teeth. "I'll go find something to clean that up, and here," I took off one of the few shirts I had on and handed it to him, "press this to your lip and keep pressure on it. I'll be back."

I came back to find Raizo back in bed with a newly healed lip. "Darn ninja." I muttered under my breath. He started laughing. "And what are you laughing at?"

"'Darn ninja.'" He was mocking me.

"Haha very funny." I rolled my eyes and climbed onto the bed. He started to move to the side to give me room, but I pressed my hands to his pelvis and I lay in the gap between his legs. "Why do you always have to control yourself?" He shifted, clearly getting anxious.

"I can't lose control with you Mika. I don't know if I'll be able to stop." He sighed and looked away from me.

"Listen, I don't want to sound annoying or even pushy when I say this, but, since we both know what we don't want to do . . . can't we just lose control for a little while?" I arched an eyebrow at him and he just stared at me. I crawled up to him and pressed my forehead to his. I lowered myself onto his lap and he groaned. I let my fingers glide up and down his arm and up into his hair. I moved my lips to his long neck and brushed them against his flushed flesh while messaging his scalp. His hands slowly slid up my sides and he gripped my hips. I tried to keep calm. I was nervous too.

I grinded into him and he lowered his head onto my shoulder and bit down. I moaned and tilted my head back. I brought his head down to my chest and ground into him more until he was whimpering my name into my chest.

"Mika," He moaned and captured my lips with his. I wrapped her arms around his neck and held him close. He turned over in the bed so that I was underneath him. Grabbing my right knee, he hoisted it up past his hip and grinded against my core. I moaned into his shoulder and tugged at the hem of his shirt. He quickly sat up and carelessly threw it to the side. He looked at me for a moment clearly thinking too much for my liking so I pulled him on top of me and kissed him. His hands traveled up underneath my halter-top tickling the flesh beneath my breasts. I wrapped my legs around his strong back and held him closer to me with his loose pants slowly making their way down his hips. He pressed his hands against my shoulders and gently held me down while he nearly ripped my shirt clean off.