I still don't own Hana to Akuma...Damn.
Vivi laid Hana down on his bed, but remained standing until she pulled on his hand, the one that he'd hit the wall with. The wound was still bleeding, probably from his exhaustion. Bringing both the hand and its owner down beside her, Hana seductively licked the knuckles, making Vivi shiver with pleasure. Soon her lips were stained red, and Vivi was more turned on than he had ever been in his entire existence.
The rational part of his mind had shut off, just leaving the wild demon to run its course. He ached for her, and his fangs came out painfully, not that he really noticed. He was too far gone.
Leaning forward, nearly smothering Hana, Vivi sank his teeth into her neck and drank, long and hard.
And then he kissed her.
There was nothing that screamed at either of them to stop, no warning bells that said they were going too far. And that was the most dangerous thing of all.
Hana pushed back, wrapping her arms around his neck and licking his lips, begging for entrance. Vivi didn't question where she'd learned to kiss, and frankly, he didn't really care.
Not until Hana cut herself on one of his fangs.
Her sweet blood flooded into his mouth, making his taste buds water. It was the kind of wakeup call he needed. Vivi was across the room in less than a blink. Pure horror crossed his face as the realization came to him.
"No, no no no no no no!" Not Hana, anything but her. Vivi sunk to the ground, and he didn't notice that his hand had stopped bleeding. There wasn't even a trace of the injury. But he was too focused on the danger he had just put her in. There was no telling exactly what it was that always killed the human lover. The book hadn't specified.
Hana sat up slowly, hurt written all across her face. For just a moment, she had been able to believe that he didn't hateher, that he might even love her. But his clear denial... was she not good enough?
Without another glance at Hana, Vivi ran from the room.
And she burst into tears.
Momo was just about to head back downstairs when the blur that was Vivi raced by him, pushing down the boy just for good measure. But there was no satisfaction in the gesture. He had too much to be worried about.
But said boy had no idea what had just transpired. "What does she see in a bastard like him anyway?" Wiping away the nonexistent dirt on his face, Momo made his way down the stairs and started the long trek home.
Days went by, and neither of them came out from their places of solitude. Hana hadn't left Vivi's bedroom, and he had holed himself in his study. Toni had thought they had made progress, but changed his mind when neither of them would eat.
It was just a couple days after Toni had invited Momo over when the butler decided to check up on the girl. He knocked politely on Vivi's door, but took out the key when there was no response.
Toni didn't know exactly what it was he expected to find. Probably the thin, malnourished human Momo had described on his way out. But that wasn't what was there.
Hana turned around when she heard Toni's footsteps. One the Western dresses Toni had bought for her on a recent trip to town fit snugly around her hips and chest instead of limply as it should have. Her cheeks were rosy and full. She glowed with life.
"Hello Toni. What brings you here?"
But the most noticeable change was in her smell.
She was no longer human.
There was a long, awkward pause as Toni took in what his eyes and nose told him.
"Will you be joining Vivi-sama for dinner tonight, Hana-sama?"
She nodded delicately. "I do believe it's time for me to tell him." Toni nodded in agreement. He thought it best for Hana to tell Vivi that she wasn't a human anymore. "I'm moving out."
The news was too much for Toni. First Hana smells like a demon. And then she tells him she's moving out? He was out cold on the floor of Vivi's bedroom.
Hana stepped daintily over Toni's body as she made her way to the dining room. "I'll send someone to help you up Toni."
Vivi sat slumped in his chair at the head of the table, playing with his empty wine glass. He'd already drunk almost a full bottle of the stuff. Why on earth had Toni insisted on him eating in the dining room? Whatever is was, the answer was out of his reach.
It was then that Hana strolled into the room, looking as if she owned the entire place. Vivi dropped the wine glass, and it shattered into a million tiny pieces. "Hana? Is that you?"
The façade she had been wearing dropped as she ran up to the man she loved. "Vivi, I love you. I really, truly do. Please, let me stay!"
He smiled, and the entire room lit up. She hadn't died. Quite the opposite, actually. He didn't have to worry as much about her, now that they were the same. And they had eternity to live together, and to love each other.
Vivi was the happiest demon in any of the worlds.
Many years had passed since Hana became a demon, and things had changed around the mansion. Roses were everywhere, even if none of the inhabitants could touch them directly, the curtains were always drawn back to let in the sunlight, but the most noticeable change was in the mansion's owner.
He was still the same moody demon, but being with Hana always brightened up his day. The couple could often be seen walking hand in hand through the gardens at any hour, be it midnight or noon. And when he was with her, there was almost always a small smile on his face.
That is unless they were fighting, which happened with alarming regularity. Normally it was over something silly, like her wanting to invite Klaus over to the mansion for dinner with Felton and Eleanor, or Hana wanting a cat of her very own.
But sometimes it was more serious, such as it was that fateful day.
"Hana, please! I'm begging you." Vivi was down on his knees for the first time his staff had ever seen. They always found hiding spots near where the couple was fighting, just for the entertainment value.
"I've told you no, Vivi. Many times. I won't marry you."
"Why not? You're a demon now, there's nothing to fear."
Hana's eyes started to water. "Why do think I can't marry you? You know I love you, there's no doubt about that, is there?" Vivi shook his head and opened his mouth to speak, but Hana continued on. "I became a demon Vivi. A demon. It's been really hard to adjust, but I made it through. Because of you. But I've had to sacrifice things, Vivi, because of that. Because of what you did."
"Like what?" he challenged, rising from his knees to follow after her.
She whirled around, catching him off guard. "Like my friends Vivi. Momo's the only one who knew about you, but he refused to speak to me after you almost killed him. Why would you do that? He was one of the only friends that I had. And you nearly killed him!"
"Psh. That brat had it coming. I'm just upset I didn't get to finish the job."
Smack. Hana's slap resounded throughout the courtyard, and all the peeping demons winced. It wasn't the first time they'd fought because of Momo, and everyone knew what was coming.
"He was always there for me. During the three years you were gone, and during the time you wouldn't even look at me. Need I remind you that it's because of him that we finally got together?"
"Need I remind you that I only did that because I was trying to keep you alive?"
"But I didn't die! That's my point! And I won't, or if I do, it will be in an insanely long time! But my friends all did, and I couldn't even say goodbye to them. I knew Tsubaki was going to die since she was sick, but because I look exactly the same as I did when I was in school I couldn't visit her. Do you know how much that hurt?" Vivi opened his mouth to speak, but the words didn't come out as Hana pressed on. "No, you don't, because all of your friends are demons!"
"That's not true! Or at least, it wasn't true before. When you were human, I agonized over it every day. You only had a hundred years, at most, and that was being generous. I was already two hundred. I love you, Hana, and I'm sorry that I want to make you my wife. I didn't want to lose you then, and I don't want to lose you now."
The mansion's staff silently applauded. This argument had been going on for the last fifty years, ever since Vivi had first gathered up the courage to ask for her hand in marriage. But she said no, and the first of the arguments began. The two had it down to an art.
"Oh well excuse me, Mr. I'm The Most Powerful Of All The Demons. I can't even go to town because you think it's too dangerous for me. You don't own me, an wouldn't even if you were the Demon King. Hey, I know. Let's get Moritz up here and he can settle this for us!"
Hana waved her hand and made a speaking portal to Moritz's office. He looked up. "Oh, hello my dear Hana-chan. How can I help you on this fine day?"
"Moritz-sama, Vivi keeps asking me to" Vivi swiped his hand, claws extended, through the portal, successfully dissipating it.
"Don't bring him into this. It's not worth it."
"You're just afraid he would side with me."
Vivi growled in frustration. "I thought it was every girl's dream to marry the man she loves in a big, fancy wedding, complete with the white gown and a cake big enough to feed the whole town!"
Hana barked out a laugh. "Have you been reading my Western romance novels again? I may have thought about it once or twice while I was living with Ayame, but those fantasies went nowhere. You're a demon Vivi, and now so am I. Things are done differently."
"I love you Hana! Nothing else should matter!"
"I just don't want this to be a mistake!" As soon as Hana said the words, she regretted them.
"A mistake? Is this what you think this is? I haven't kept chasing you for fifty years, and kept your company for the fifty years before that for this to be a mistake."
Hana hung her head. "I found a book in Moritz's library last time we visited, shortly before you first asked me to marry you. It said that being with a human was seen as a sign power and status. And because I used to be human..."
Vivi didn't say anything, instead choosing to let her continue. She took a deep breath before rushing her words. "I don't want this marriage to be sign of your power."
"Like it would've been for Rosemary, you mean?" Hana nodded, and Vivi stepped forward to stroke the side of her face. "I love you Hana. How many times will you make me say it before you really believe it? I only want to marry you because you're you." He chuckled a bit. "I want to be bound to you by all the laws. Not just those of mates, which we already are, but as partners, husband and wife. There's no one else I want to be with. Just you. No power involved."
Hana nodded, finally believing him.
"So I'm going to ask you one more time: will you marry me?" She nodded happily and threw her arms around him as he slipped the ring onto her finger, a match to the one he'd placed there on the first night they were reunited.
The mansion's staff all jumped out from behind their hiding places started congratulating the happy soon-to-be-married couple. Even Felton and Eleanor were there. They'd been married long before, and already had three little demons of their own. Eleanor leaned over to whisper in Hana's ear. "There's supposed to be a special full moon next month. You know what they say..." Hana grinned, and looked up at Vivi.