There isn't enough Beast Master fics. So, I thought I'd contribute with this one- All rights belong to Kyousuke Motomi and Flower Comics
Summary: In this story, Yuiko and Leo live in New York City. Yuiko finds out something that could change her life. How will Leo react when he finds out what that something is? Will Yuiko be able to protect herself from a couple enemies that Leo's made ever since she left?
New Years Eve was a time of partying and preparing to celebrate the beginning of a brand new year. In the city of New York, for some people, it's essential to go watch the ball drop. Nothing beats watching the ball drop for yourself rather than watching it on a television screen. All the bustling excitement made a stressing Yuiko agitated: she wanted to find a present for Leo before she went to go see him. She went into a Children store and fought the softest, cutest, little white lion stuffed animal. It was too cute to pass up, so she bought it. It's been months since they have seen each other due to all the drama that littered her life. She needed a vacation and so she packed up her bags and bought s train ticket for Albany, New York. There wasn't much in Albany, for her, but that's what made it more relaxing. Though, it would have been better if she wasn't being eaten alive by guilt. The whole time, she couldn't forget final words that she and Leo exchanged and the hurt look in his eyes. But that hurt wouldn't even compare, if he knew what she was keeping from him.
In all honesty, she was afraid of telling him that she was pregnant. And that was apart of the reason why she went off. Her fears got the best of her.
Yuiko and Leo were both sitting in a dim-lit room, the both of them were silent and looking contemplative. They were both on the couch, Leo was laying down with his head in Yuiko's lap. The short-hared brunette lifted her hand and idly stroked Leo's long shaggy black mane with extreme gentleness. She didn't want to accidentally pull his hair, that happened once and it led to Leo complaining about the pain, You wouldn't think that someone with such a infamous temper would have a tender head. The mere thought amused her since all you had to do was pull on his hair and that would immediately cause him pain. Shaking the thought out of her head, a soft smile played on her lips when she realized Leo was nuzzling his head into her hand at each stroke. If a human could purr, Leo would be doing just that.
Yuiko's sigh broke the silence and Leo' snapped his eyes open and looked up at her right away.
"What's wrong?" He asked quickly.
The question startled Yuiko and she glanced down at him with widened eyes. Her expression eased immediately with a slight, but nervous, smile. "Nothing's wrong... Okay that's not entirely true, but everything's fine! It's just.. I need to talk to you about something. But it's not too serious! Well, depending on how well you take it..."
"I didn't do anything wrong, did I?"
His interruption made a high-pitched squeak escape her throat, "No! Of course not! It's..Uhm.. Well, you see.." She started very quickly but let inhaled deeply, hoping to calm her nerves, even just a little. "I need to go on a vacation. Get some time to myself, you know?" That made Leo jerk up into sitting position.
"You mean, without me?" He asked, his voice was soft as he tilted his head while staring at her directly. The way he said it made her feel like it was being weighed down by a ton of bricks.
"Well... Yeah.. I just really need it. I won't be gone long though!" When she said that, he slowly removed himself from physical contact while staring at her with a crestfallen look in his eyes.
"I'm not the reason you're leaving, right? I didn't do anything.. To upset you, did I?"
"No, no.. I can't really explain.. It's just.. It's kind of stressful with your parents, my parents... School. I feel like I'm constantly worrying over everything, and if I just need to get my thoughts together." She stood up as she spoke, turning slightly to look down at him. A soft, apologetic smile formed on her lips, "I'm sorry.." When she said this, she turned towards the door and started for it, her smile disappearing as quickly as it had appeared. A small gasp escaped her lips when she felt a hand tug on her wrist, she was almost out the door.
"You can't leave!" She didn't need to turn around to see the hurt in his eyes, and it broke her heart to hear his voice cracking with emotion. "I need you here, with me! If you can't stay, let me go with you! I promise I won't do anything to upset you!" He clenched on her wrist firmly and tried to pull her back so he could wrap his arms around her stomach, but it ended in failure when she yanked herself away from him. His eyes changed from desperation to sadness in a matter of seconds.
"I'm sorry..." Yuiko's voice cracked and she quickly walked out the door and slammed it behind her. Her heart was pounding furiously against her chest, she leaned her back against the door that separated her and Leo. A loud yell of frustration and the sound of a fist pounding the wall made her jump in her spot. Hesitantly, she took a step away from the door and headed towards the exit with a heavy heart. Why did she have to be such a scaredy cat?
-End of Flashback-
If she was scared to tell Leo about her pregnancy two months ago, then she was terrified now. She didn't know why she didn't just tell him while she had the opportunity, she knew that he loved her enough to take care of her and a baby. But the question kept running through her mind: how is he going to react? Leo has always been so insecure about himself... What would it do to him when he finds out he's going to be a father? Those thoughts tried to scare her off while she was standing in front of the door of his apartment. She asked managed to get a hold of his father, despite how much she disliked that man, and he told her that he lived in the same place as he did when she left.
Lifting her hand, she inhaled a deep breath, and knocked on the door firmly. Chewing on her lower lip when a minute or two passed, she knocked a few more times.
"What is it?" A voice snapped and the door flew open to reveal an agitated but then a surprised Leo.
"We need to talk."
Author's Note: Dun dun dun! XD I know this could have been better, but I wanted to get it out there. It will get better, promise! =D Anyways, hope you guys enjoyed it! Feedback would be nice. ^^ Until next time!