Chapter I

A blonde haired man by the name of Shizuo Heiwajima had a horrible day. The debts he had tried to collect with Tom were easy but the 'clients' weren't. They yelled and screamed and begged. The usual. But it ticked the bodyguard off. Tom had insisted that Shizuo take tomorrow off as to not destroy anything more with his immense strength.

Making his way to his house, he spotted a male crouched down beside the front of his door. Who was he? A burglar? It was too late for anyone to visit him now. Determined to find out who the brunette was, he made his way closer. He seemed to be playing with something.

Directly behind the man, he found him staring at a cat. It was so cute! He loved cats! The smaller male teased the cat and it mewed playfully.

"Hey," Shizuo said, startling the brunette. "What's his name?"

Spinning around, the debt collector came face to face with a thin boy with brunette hair and scarlet eyes.

"Sorry. Didn't mean to scare you. I was on my way home," he said, indicating the door. The scarlet eyed stranger sighed in relief and bowed respectfully.

"No need for formalities. I'm Shizuo Heiwajima. You?" he asked.

The man smiled sweetly and shook his head. He went back to messing with the feline.

'Strange,' he thought. "What's the cat's name?"

Once again, he was greeted by a smile and another shaking of his head. This was starting to get the ex-bartender angry.

"What the fuck man? I tell you my name and ask you a question and you ignore me? I'm trying to be polite considering I found a stranger in front of my apartment."

The grin dropped off the porcelain boy's face. He frantically shook his head no in an attempt to relay a message to him.

"Dammit, TALK," he roared, his anger getting the best of him. He raised his hand and brought it down hard on the stranger's cheek. A resounding 'smack' followed, echoing through the night sky.

The boy looked shocked, his light burgundy eyes opened widely. Slowly, he brought his thin hand up to his bruised cheek and held it, tears welling up in his eyes. Blood trickled out of his mouth and he backed away fast, stumbling and falling as he tried to run for dear life. Within thirty seconds he had disappeared.

"Bastard…" Shizuo mumbled.