Red and White – Doki Doki Version

Ah, there's nothing like a little fluff for Valentine's/White Day.

So Doji-chan's plan for Valentine's Day didn't go quite as she had planned, but Shouta wasn't completely upset. Here is his White Day response. It references the White Day gift he gives her in my fic "White Space," with, of course, much less angsty results.

Meltyblend is a cube-shaped chocolate candy dusted with cocoa powder, made by Meiji in Japan.

General Rouge no Gaisen is the sequel to the hospital drama Team Batista no Eiko. Hideki the intern in General Rouge no Gaisen was portrayed by Tori Matsuzaka, and Doji-chan's opinion that he's "okay" hints at my earlier fic "A Date With Doji-chan."

Kodai Shoujotai Dogoon V, all characters, and references therein are the property of the Mainichi Broadcasting Company. Team Batista no Eiko, General Rouge no Gaisen, all characters, and references therein are the property of Fuji Television Network. No infringement is intended or implied.

Chapter 2: White Hot Love

"I'm home," called Shouta, prying off his sneakers just inside the front door. A chorus of "welcome home"s came from the altar room. Shouta walked through the kitchen to the altar room, where Doka-chan and Dori-chan sat at the dining table sharing a bowl of potato chips and reading some manga, Shashaji and Dogu-chan were studying some odd gadgets, Doro-chan was practicing her katas, and Dore-chan and Doji-chan were on the floor watching a TV drama. Shouta sat down next to Doji-chan. "What'cha watching?"

"It's something called General Rouge no Gaisen," answered Doji-chan. "Dore-chan likes it."

"It's fascinating, but human medicine is way too complicated sometimes," muttered Dore-chan. "Do trivial things like where the supplies come from really matter?"

Shouta shrugged. "I don't get a lot of those hospital shows," he said simply.

"Ooh," said Dore-chan dreamily when an intern named Hideki was being grilled by one of the doctors, "he's cute."

"He's okay," said Doji-chan, "but Shouta-san's cuter than he is."

Shouta couldn't help blushing as he leaned over towards Doji-chan and murmured, "Can I see you for a minute?" When Doji-chan nodded, he stood up. "Come on." He headed for the stairs to his room. Doji-chan followed.

Doka-chan looked up from her manga. "I wonder if Doji-chan's in trouble. He's never called her aside like that before."

"Let's go find out," said Dori-chan. She stood up to follow, but Dogu-chan jumped up to stop her.

"No. It's none of our business." Dogu-chan looked towards the stairs, a knowing smile on her face.

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Inside his room, Shouta took a small box wrapped in white paper from his pocket and held it out to Doji-chan. "This is for you."

"What is it?" she asked.

"It's a White Day present, because you gave me chocolate on Valentine's Day," replied Shouta. When Doji-chan still looked at him quizzically, he continued. "Guys who get chocolate from girls on Valentine's Day give those girls gifts on White Day the next month. I remember that you went through a lot to make Valentine's Day special for me."

"Yes, but it didn't turn out the way it was supposed to," protested Doji-chan.

Shouta shook his head gently. "Maybe not, but you made the effort, and it was still a special day in spite of what happened. Truthfully, I wasn't even expecting anything from you, because you probably don't have Valentine's Day back in your time, so it was a really nice surprise… after the initial shock of finding the kitchen drenched in chocolate, of course." Shouta snickered at the recollection before he continued, "I've received chocolate from girls before, but it was usually just the obligatory little box of Meltyblend or something like that. No one's ever given me anything nice like what you tried to do, so here."

Doji-chan took the box from Shouta, tore the paper from it, and removed the lid. Inside was a small silver puffed heart pendant hanging from a silver chain. "Oh, Shouta-san, it's beautiful! Thank you!" She took the necklace out of the box and looked at it, almost like she was confused as to what to do with it.

"Here, let me." Shouta lifted the necklace from Doji-chan's fingers and steered her to face the mirror mounted on the wall. Standing behind her, he unclasped the chain and draped it around her neck. After the chain was securely fastened, Shouta placed his hands on Doji-chan's shoulders. "There you go," he mumured into her ear. He felt her tremble under his touch as his breath tickled her ear. He looked at their reflection in the mirror. "It looks nice on you."

Doji-chan stared at her reflection, touching the heart pendant. "Thank you, Shouta-san," she said, "I like it." She turned to face him and smiled.

"You're welcome," breathed Shouta. His heartbeat accelerated. "It's beautiful, just like you."

Doji-chan felt herself blushing. Looking away shyly, she asked, "You think I'm beautiful?"

Taking hold of Doji-chan's face gently in both hands, Shouta turned her gaze back to face him. "Are you kidding me? You're the most beautiful girl I've ever met; human, youkai hunter, or otherwise." He wanted to say more, but the words wouldn't come to him.

"Really?" asked Doji-chan. Shouta nodded. Suddenly feeling bold, he kissed her. It was a quick peck on the lips, but it rocked her to her core. Shouta pulled back, but only barely. Doji-chan felt her head swimming. "Shouta-san?" she whispered.

In answer to her question, Shouta graced her lips with another short, sweet kiss, then another. He continued to kiss her, capitulating to his pent-up yearning, as his kisses slowed and became longer and more heated; still sweet, but with much more ardor driving them than the first few. Shouta savored the sweetness of Doji-chan's lips as his hands traveled to her back, his arms pulling her body to his. Oh, God, it's really happening… I'm holding her, I'm kissing her; I mean, really kissing her, and she's not pulling away! Her skin is so soft. So are her lips. She smells nice, and she tastes sweet. Oh, man, it's better than I dreamed it would be. Damn it, I want you, Doji-chan. I want you so bad.

Doji-chan's body quivered as she settled into Shouta's arms, her eyes closed. Her hands crept up from his shoulders to the nape of his neck. My first real kiss! I always wondered what it would be like to be kissed like this. It feels wonderful. Oh, Shouta-san, please don't stopplease don't stopShe shivered as Shouta's tongue gently nudged at the seam between her lips, inviting hers to come out. Tentatively, she poked her tongue out to meet his, shuddering again and sighing as they made contact. Goosebumps blossomed all over her body, and parts of her began to tingle with strange, yet heavenly, sensations as the deep kisses continued.

As much as Shouta wanted to walk them both over to his bed and fall down onto it with her while still liplocked, as a prelude to making love, like he had seen in some American movies, he believed that he had pushed the figurative envelope far enough for the moment. Feeling the need for oxygen nagging at him, Shouta broke the kiss and gazed into Doji-chan's eyes. "Doji-chan," he whispered, running his fingers softly along her jawline.

Doji-chan found herself struck wordless by what had just taken place. She managed to whisper Shouta's name as a question once more as she looked into his eyes. She saw something different from, depending on the situation, the exasperation, contentment, or skepticism that was usually there; Shouta's eyes were full of warmth, affection, and desire, and Doji-chan was both exhilarated and scared by what she saw. Finally finding her voice, she asked hesitantly, "What's wrong?"

"Nothing's wrong." Shouta's voice had become husky with longing. "I just… I couldn't hold back anymore. I've been wanting to do that for some time now. Today just seemed to be the right day to do it, since it's White Day. You know, when we first met, I'll admit that I thought that I was being punished for something, but now, I can't see my life without you.

"I don't know when exactly it happened, but I… I fell in love with you. I don't know; maybe I've loved you nearly all this time, but it took your Valentine's Day effort to make me realize that I do love you, Doji-chan. I really do."

"Shouta-san," Doji-chan smiled demurely. "I loved you from the day we met, and I wondered if you would ever feel the same way about me. I wasn't sure if you ever would, because I know I do things that annoy you, and it sometimes even felt like you didn't like me. I guess I was wrong."

"Sometimes, you do drive me crazy, especially when the other girls are involved, but that doesn't mean that I hate you for that. It's just part of who you are. It's part of what makes you so damn cute. And your being so damn cute drives me crazy, but in a different way; in a good way." Shouta's heart felt like a chorus of taiko drums in his chest as he continued to hold Doji-chan close. His voice was little more than a whisper as he nervously said, "I… I want to, um… I… I'd like to make love to you. I mean, it doesn't have to be right now, but I hope you'll let me sometime soon. You have no idea how much I've wanted to, or for how long I've wanted you." He slowly pulled back from her, and the separation felt almost painful. "Until then, we should probably… go back downstairs." He gave her one more tender kiss before he turned to leave the room.

"Shouta-san." Doji-chan's voice was a coquettish purr. When Shouta, who had already opened the door, stopped and turned back around, he saw Doji-chan looking at him, biting her lower lip expectantly, her hands clasped in front of herself. "What if I said that I… I would like you to, um… would you… would you make love to me right now?" she asked, as she approached him, her facial expression innocent, yet flirtatious.

Shouta was stunned, but only for a fleeting instant. Smiling seductively at Doji-chan, he circled one arm around her waist, drawing her to him. Their lips met in a torrid kiss that laid bare the passion that now freely blazed within the both of them for each other. As he began to pepper Doji-chan's neck with kisses, eliciting euphoric sighs from her, Shouta kicked the bedroom door shut.

All right, folks, nothing more to see here, move along… ^_~

If you celebrate White Day, I hope it was a good one. If you don't, I hope it was a good day for you anyway.