I mean, I got what I wanted, right? But what about him? I still want to be friends with him even though I've been acting like a selfish jerk for the past two weeks. She shivered at his touch and snuggled closer to him. It was incredible how different he felt now than how he felt just a couple of days ago. Then, he was lying awake at night regretting how he had acted his entire life and now he had his best friend reciprocating the feelings he had denied for so long.
Shiki gave Rima another nuzzle to which Rima rewarded him with a small laugh. Ichijou would probably be reading one of his many ordered manga if not helping Kaname-sama and Shiki would be scanning though random magazines looking for pictures of himself and his modeling partner to add to his collection on the wall. Sometimes, when Ichijou read something good, he would recommend it to his friend by throwing the comic across the room. Shiki wasn't particularly interested in manga so he became adroit in dodging books aimed at his head.
Occasionally, they would be visited by Aidou and Kain for updates on dorm stats or their best friend, Rima Touya. The two followed this routine everyday so Shiki was surprised one night when Ichijou put down his manga and asked, "Shiki, Valentine's Day is coming up.
Ichijou sat up on his bed, obviously not satisfied with this answer, "Are you thinking of giving someone anything special? I don't need chocolates; I was actually thinking of a girl this time. I will ask Kain to burn up all of your magazines. Who are you thinking of? Shiki rolled his eyes. I mean, we've lived with each other for practically our entire lives. She's almost like my sister. And plus, if I give chocolates to her, I bet she'll freak out.
I'm pretty sure everyone in the moon dorm predicts that the two of you are going to get married. Why don't you leave the match-making to Ruka? Now stop badgering me and get back to your manga. Hearing no reaction from Shiki, Ichijou continued, "She's had a crush on you since the first moment she's met you. I met Rima when we were like…three.
Vampires don't fall in love when they're three; they need to grow fangs in order to begin the process of attraction. You obviously haven't been paying attention in psychology. You keep denying it, but I think the entire Night Class has seen the way you stare at Rima when you think she isn't looking and the way you play with her hair. I never knew that. Or…" he winked, "Why not ask her out? I said 'I think she's attractive'. Attractive is different from liking her.
I mean, I also think Ruka's pretty attractive and I'm not getting Ruka chocolates. But even still, the way you look at Rima is different than Ruka-" "My point is," Shiki cut Ichijou off, a little annoyed, "I don't like Rima more than a friend and vice versa.
Are you sure Rima doesn't have any feelings for you that are more than friendship? Haven't you noticed how much Rima always admires and follows you around? And when we had our first private tutor? Wasn't she the one that always had your favorite snacks with her? I guess maybe later it would be appropriate if we dated, but right now, I feel like Rima wouldn't want that.
Ichijou sighed desperately, "Shiki, my friend, in this world, women don't last forever, especially attractive ones like Rima. Don't you think you're being a little cruel for ignoring her feelings? What if she really wants to be more than friends with you?
I'm talking to you! Are you even listening? This isn't any of your business anyways. You know she's not going to wait for you forever.
I'll think about it in a couple years or so…I'm just not going to bother worrying about it now. For the first time since the two of them became best friends, Ichijou looked like he wanted to hit Shiki with all his vampire powers put together, "Wake up to reality, Shiki!
Rima is a cute girl with a pure heart. Are you seriously telling me that you're going to wait for a couple years? She'll probably be taken from you in a couple years! Maybe even married in a couple of years" Shiki sat up suddenly so that his cold blue eyes were at the same level as Ichijou's green ones.
In a harsh tone, he growled, "Ichijou. You have gone a little too far over the line. I believe the situation with Rima rests on my hands, not yours. Stop sticking your nose in other people's businesses where it doesn't belong. You want to keep Rima to yourself, yet you refuse to confess to her? The cold glare that was directed at Ichijou made him see how Shiki was related to the Kurans. Out of annoyance, Shiki decided to end the problem altogether. As the sun fell into the other side of the world, Ichijou sighed and let himself fall back on his bed.
You say it's none of my business, but what if I am really involved in this complication. What would you do then Shiki?
There was a nice lavender-colored sofa in the center of the room lined with lavender pillows. Shiki suspected that Aidou slept here a lot.
He shuddered a little bit under his thin gray jacket he had taken out of the room. The spacious room was draining his body temperature and Shiki felt stupid for forgetting to bring a blanket with him out here. He closed his eyes and decided it would be best if he didn't go back to his dorm and ask Ichijou for something to keep him from suffering from hypothermia. Of course, Shiki had his pride to protect. He would rather have Aidou freeze him for a week rather than letting chagrin be brought upon him.
It was shameful for him to walk back for something as silly as a blanket after walking out on his best friend. Deep down, he actually felt really bad for having such an argument with Ichijou, but he just seriously hated it when people talked about Rima…especially him and Rima.
He understood the fact that the entire Night Class noticed that he spent an exceptional amount of time with her, but he wasn't quite sure what he thought of their relationship yet. Were they really friends? Or were they something more? Shiki's thoughts were disturbed as a girl with unbearably sweet, tasty blood crept down the stair.
He could recognize her presence anywhere. One whiff of her scent made him drunk with the desire of her blood. Did he like her?
Did he really want something more than just friendship with her? Rima crept over and sat down next to him. The female vampire was wearing a light purple night gown that was adorned with white laces on the brim. Shiki recognized the cloth from their last photo shoot. Rima also had her hair down, which partially blocked out the scent of her blood, but not by much. You know, sometimes I wonder why you and Kain haven't switched rooms yet.
So you're not entirely alright? Or are you not alright at all and you just don't want to tell me? He knew Rima well enough to know that she wouldn't drop the subject until she knew what was really going on. He sighed, "Ichijou and I had a little talk.
Rima narrowed her eyes, "Don't you dare give me that Senri Shiki. I can tell when something is upsetting you; did you and Ichijou get into a fight or something? Rima sighed, "Well, what was the disagreement? You're just as nosy as Ichijou; it's so annoying.
Can't you just stay out of our business? I'm usually the one that's not included in boy-talks. However, Rima didn't persist on the topic any further and instead focused on him. She put a hand on Shiki's forehead and lightly brushed his messy hair while wearing her blank mask. Do you want me to get you a blanket or something? Use my bathrobe for now so you don't get cold, Shiki.
He took her dark purple robes and pressed his nose in it.