After The Kiss
Author's Note: This is my second fic of Meichan no shitsuji but now it is based on the drama. This fic is a sequel of the last episode in which Rihito and Mei shared their kiss in secret (though in fact Tami caught them). I really love the pairing of Mei & Rihito. So please enjoy the story (^_-).
"Rihito, you should not kiss me in this room." Mei complained.
"I'm very sorry for what I have done, Mei sama. I promise I won't do that again." Rihito bowed deeply at his mistress.
"Well… actually I didn't mean to prohibit you from doing that because you know…I…err…umm…" She bit her lip.
"I beg your pardon?" He raised an eyebrow.
"Because I like the way you kiss me!" She said out loud before hiding herself inside her thick bed-cover. Rihito smiled then he sneaked into the bedcover and found his mistress hugging both of her legs with a red face.
"Mei sama." He said.
"What do you want?" She asked skittishly as she distracted her look away from him.
"Since today is Friday night I would like to invite you on a date."
"I'd like you to accompany me on a…err…date." He repeated nervously.
"What if the school found out?"
"I guarantee that they won't find out because we'll be in disguise."
"In what?!" She gave him a look of doubt.
"Leave it to me, Mei sama." He bowed to her before entering his room to pick up things for his plan.
"Rihito, you're a genius!" She said with a loud voice.
"Shhh!, Mei sama. Yamada sama and her butler will wake up and catch us." She covered her mouth and nodded.
"The helicopter will be arriving in ten minutes." He glanced at his wrist clock. She stared at him from head to toe. He was wearing a white t-shirt with black skeleton pattern under a black jacket with skeleton shaped chain decoration on his right chest pocket. His ears are equipped with several silver earrings and he has dyed some part of his raven hair in red by using the temporary hair color.
On the other hand she is wearing a long straight black wig and is dressed in a gothic Lolita fashion. She glanced at her black one-piece dress, black Boston bag and low heel black boots. She wanted to wear high heel boots but he stopped her because he was worry that she may trip over her own legs.
"Let's go, Mei sama." He offered his right hand and she placed hers in it. Then they rushed to the helicopter that was parked several meters from the main entrance of the Ombura dormitory.
"Hold on firmly, Mei sama." He said while strengthening his grip on her hand.
"Off with the courtesy, Rihito. We're not at school."
"I'm sorry, Mei." He blushed at his own words because it was his first time to call her first name off with the courtesy. Mei thought that to go for a walk on Friday night at Harajuku surely was a bad idea. The crowd nearly squeezed her to death. Fortunately her lovely and loyal butler was trying his best in protecting her.
"Let's eat dinner somewhere." He said while searching for the nearest restaurant.
"I'm still not hungry. Could you take me to the game arcade instead?"
"My pleasure, this way please." He smiled and led the way. They headed to the nearest game arcade and entered the place. Mei concentrated on getting her favorite stuffed animal by using the UFO catcher machine.
"Rihito, I want that cute white little lamb." She pointed at her target.
"Hmm… it's quite difficult but I'll try my best." He inserted a hundred yen coin and started to move the catcher. He moved it far to the north then a bit to the east. In the end he tapped the "catch" button quickly and the catcher got his target.
"Oh my God, you're a professional!" She said happily.
"Here you go." He handed her the stuffed animal.
"You should teach me how to do it." She said while hugging the stuffed animal cheerfully.
"I'm afraid that I can't teach you."
"Because if I teach you how to do it, you won't need my help anymore and I don't want that to happen." He smirked.
"You stingy!" She laughed out loud and punched his right arm slightly.
"I don't want that stupid frog, Aoyama!. Get me the teddy bear."
"I'm so sorry, Rika sama. I'll try again." Mei and Rihito stared at each other before examining a couple dressed in punk rock fashion across them.
"Rika!" Mei called the girl.
"Mei!. What are you doing here?" The curly haired girl nearly jumped out of surprise.
"The same question goes to you." Mei placed a hand on her waist.
"I err... well… you know..." Rika turned her gaze to her butler.
"Me and Rika sama went to buy some clothes at La Fore fashion building." Aoyama concluded.
"How about you guys?. Don't tell me that both of you are dating." Rika smirked.
"If I said yes what would you do then?. Reporting me and Rihito to the headmaster?" Mei asked sarcastically.
"Well, I don't think I could spend my free time to do such thing." Mei smiled when she heard her words.
"Don't get me wrong, Mei. I didn't do that for the sake of you and your butler." Rika grunted.
"Thank you, Rika," Said Mei in a happy tone.
"Let's get going, Aoyama. I'm starving to death." Rika pulled the sleeve of Aoyama's jacket.
"Yes, Rika sama. I'll guide you to the nearest first class Italian restaurant." The curly haired butler followed his mistress to the exit door after bowing at Mei and Rihito.
"They sure make a good couple. Don't you think so?" Mei placed two fingers below her chin.
"Yes, certainly. But I think we are a better couple compared to them." Rihito replied firmly. She laughed at his words."You sure are a hate-to-lose person, Rihito."
"I'll take that as a compliment." He smiled.
"Let's take a photo sticker as a memorial of our first date." She hugged his right arm and dragged him to the nearest photo sticker machine.
"I'm very sorry to tell you but this is my first time to use this machine." He started to examine the machine from corner to corner.
"What?, you were born and raised in this country right?" Mei scratched her head as she gave her butler a look of disbelief.
"Yes, indeed. Unfortunately, I was transferred to the butler school in England from junior high school until high school." Rihito let out a heavy sigh.
"I see. Let me show you how to use it then. First insert four hundred yen coins there." She pointed at the coin hole located at the lower part of the machine.
"Okay." He said while inserting four pieces of a hundred yen coins clumsily.
"Then choose what kind of background you like." She continued. He scratched his head before he began to choose various backgrounds.
"Okay, now look at the camera and smile." Suddenly he circled his arms on her waist and nibbled at her shoulder. Her body jolted and she was going to push him away when she heard the shutter sound.
"What was that for?!" She glared at him with her red face.
"Err... I was trying to add some entertainment by acting as a vampire." He answered and showed her his evil smile.
"You!" Mei gritted her teeth.
"Be prepared for the next shot." He pointed at the camera. She took this as her change for revenge. In a speed of light she circled her arms on his neck and planted a smooch on his left cheek.
"Mei…" He flushed.
"That's your reward for teasing me." She poked her tongue on him and ran away.
"Please slow down your eating pace if you don't want to end up chocking." Rihito stared anxiously at his mistress.
"The time limit is ninety minutes and we should not waste it." Mei continued bringing food to her mouth as fast as she could. She really hates to lose money because she was raised in a poor family.
"Do you often eat at this buffet style restaurant?" Rihito examined his surroundings.
"I used to go on weekends when I was in junior high school with Mame shiba and Natsumi." Mei answered after taking a gulp of her orange juice. Rihito let out a big and heavy sigh.
"Did I say something wrong?" Mei asked confusedly.
"Not at all. It's just that I envy Kento because he shared a lot of beautiful memories with you." He placed his chin on his right hand palm and looked away.
"I'll share more beautiful memories with you so don't have to be jealous of him."
"That's very kind of you." He said still with his eyes looking away from her.
"You have meat sauce smear on your cheek." She stretched her arms and started to clean his cheek with a tissue paper.
"Uh…oh…. thank you." He replied clumsily.
"This chicken rice is yummy, take a bite of it." She brought a spoonful of rice to his mouth and he ate it.
"Oh!, how romantic!. Why don't you do the same thing to me, Nezu?"
"At your service, Fujiko." Mei and Rihito turned their heads to the left and found Fujiko and her butler Nezu there.
"Natsume sama, why on earth?" Rihito choked his food and began to cough continuously.
"Oh my God!, are you okay?" Mei scrubbed his back and let him drank a sip of mineral water.
"Oops!, we're sorry for ruining the romantic atmosphere." Nezu chanted.
"What are you guys doing here?" Asked Mei while her hands still scrubbing Rihito's back.
"Well, we come to eat here every week because I love the food here." Fujiko explained.
"Fujiko, you wouldn't…"
"Don't worry about that, Mei. I won't tell anyone that you were on a date with your butler. Anyway, I should be going because my grandpa just called me. Have fun!" Fujiko waved her hand and left the place.
"Enjoy your time." Nezu winked before following his mistress.
"Geez, I didn't know that this city is a dating place of St. Lucia's students." Mei held her breath.
"Nor did I." Rihito replied after adjusting his breath.
"This is my first time to see the real Tokyo Tower this close." Mei said while stretching her arms. It seemed like Rihito has found a park near Tokyo Tower so they are now sitting side by side on a leisure sheet admiring the beautiful tower. Besides them there were some couples kissing and hugging as if the whole world is theirs.
"To tell you the truth this is also my first time to see the real Tokyo Tower." Rihito stared at the tall monument far beyond.
"I really had fun today, Rihito. Thanks to you." Mei placed her head on his shoulder.
"Me too." He moved his left arm and hugged her shoulder.
"I think I'm in love with you."
"A love between butler and mistress is known as pseudo love which means it is not real and will end up with an uncured heartbreak."
"But, Rihito…I…" He placed his forefinger on her lips and glanced at her.
"I don't care about the so-called kind of love because to be honest I love you from the bottom of my heart and I'm sure that my feeling towards you is real. I felt my heart aching each time I saw you writing a letter for Kento and I have no confidence to hide my true feeling." He claimed seriously.
"I love you, Mei and I'm glad that I've met you." He tilted her chin up and placed his lips fully on hers. She pulled his head gently to deepen the kiss. He nibbled at her lips to ask for an entrance. She allowed him. They began the tongue battling in her mouth. He hugged her closer and continued kissing her as if tomorrow never comes. He broke the kiss when he felt her hands pounding on his chest asking for fresh air to breathe. She placed the photo sticker inside she took today in a photo frame and sat on her bed.
"Is there anything I could do for you, Mei sama?" Rihito asked politely.
"I want you to sleep beside me tonight."
"Excuse me?" Rihito raised an eyebrow.
"I said I want to sleep side by side with you tonight so go change your suits into pajamas."
"This is an order, Rihito."
"I'll be back in five minutes." Rihito headed towards his room to get change.
Five minutes later
He came back with his light blue stripped pajamas and stood in front of her. She flipped her bedcover and allowed him to lie beside her. She could feel his warm body next to her.
"Where is my goodnight kiss?" She asked. Quickly he placed a kiss on her forehead.
"Not that one, baka!" He showed an evil grin before he planted a kiss on her lips and nibbled at her neck causing her to suppress a weak moan.
"S…stop that, Rihito." She scolded him tensely.
"You're mine and I'll never let you go." He caressed the kiss mark on her neck.
"What a straitjacket butler."
"Whatever." She leaned closer and placed a smooch on his forehead.
"Even my parents did not give me that." He said with blushing face.
"I thought each parents in this world do that to their kids."
"Not mine. They were too busy with Kento because he has poor health." She caught a sad look on both of his brown eyes.
"I'll do it for your everyday from now on if you want to." She pulled him closer to her and caressed his raven hair gently. He planted his face on the crook of her neck and smelled her scent before falling asleep.
To Be Continued