Moka watched out the window of the room she was being kept in on the Fairy Tale hidden airship. The clouds below were white and seemed like pillows. But Moka couldn’t bring herself to smile given what has transpired. It was next to impossible for her to crack even a smirk for her, Tsukune, and her friends.
The door creaked open and she turned to see who would walk through. Tsukune wobbled inside with his head down low. She ran to him and held him in her arms. “What happened?”
“No one was harmed. The worst thing that transpired was me being hurt in front of them.”
“Oh Tsukune.” Moka instantly squeezed him in sadness.
Tsukune hugged back to comfort. “It’s alright. We’ve been in situations like this before. We’ll get out of them the same way.”
“How? Tsukune we can’t risk the lives of everyone.”
“I’m not saying we will. It’s only a matter of time. No plan goes without a flaw.”
“Where did you hear something like that?”
“It’s in general manga, anime, movies and television shows in my world. And considering what happened last year, I suppose it’s been proven. And let’s not forget what happened during our freshman year with Kuyo.”
She gave him a chuckle at he talked about their shared memories. “Alright. That’s a fair statement. But we need to think our strategies through.”
“Who says I didn’t think my plan through when I tried to save you the first time?” he questioned sarcastically.
“Alright, fair enough.” Her smile doth faded when her mind returned serious to how they were gonna get their friends out of the mess they were all in. (A/N: Yes I used a bit of old English for the fun of it. Lighten up if you don’t like it. I try to use it whenever I have the chance.) “But how are we gonna get all of us off this floating fortress? Kuyo has that talisman that can deal us damage if we come with a foot of it. And God knows what other mystical relics he has hidden in this freaky nightmare.”
“I understand, but we’ve made it through worse. I’m sure we can get out of this too. It’s a matter of time, precision, and calculated schedules.”
“Wow. You know, I’m sometimes amazed at how smart you’ve gotten since arriving at Yokai Academy.”
“Well, I’ve had smart friends and allies around the globe to assist me when I needed the help most. All alongside the prettiest vampiress I’ve come to know and love,” he spoke as he lifted her chin up and kissed her soft, pink, plump lips.
“Heh. I’ve also forgotten at times at how much you’ve become a flirt since becoming a vampire.”
“Well, now that comes from the demon within me. Let’s say he and I have become entwined with each other’s wants, desires, emotions, and personas.”
She let out a small giggle as his charming, bad boyish nature started to rise. “Now now. I’m certain your parents raised a nice, young man. Not this seductive bad boy.”
“Oh but love turns people into a different direction once one finds their destined one.”
“Heh heh. Fair enough.”
(Later that evening)
Kuyo had summoned the vampires for supper later that evening. They entered a grand ballroom with a table set for three members only. Kuyo, of course, was set at the head of the table. The fox demon welcomed the young couple and waved his hand to bring them to the table.
“Thank you for joining me this evening. I’m surprised the two of you didn’t dress up for the occasion.”
“We’ve done your dirty work, being the bait for our friends, we never said we’d dress formally whenever you want us to,” Tsukune retorted.
“For one who has no control over fire, you do have a temper about you,” the fox demon spoke with a calm voice and smile on his face.
“I’ve taken you down twice. I think that my power far exceeds that of flames.”
“Tsukune, let’s not set him ablaze,” Moka chimed in, attempting to bring up a joke. She and Tsukune giggled a tad bit but not much.
“A horrible attempt at humor if you ask me, dear Moka,” Kuyo spoke.
“It was worth a shot. You made us capture our friends for you. We gotta keep a smile to keep things bright.”
Kuyo let out a sigh as he spoke his next line, “Another heroic aspect? Or is this an aspect from the human world you two love so much?”
“Why can’t it be both?” Tsukune questioned.
The servants then began to bring out the food and drinks and began setting them out. They began pouring the drinks into everyone’s glassware. The setting was uncomfortable after all the servants left the room. Tsukune and Moka made eye contact every so often, as if to wish this was a nightmare both of them were having.
“You two seem uncomfortable,” Kuyo spoke, attempting to break the silence.
“How can we not be?” Moka asked. “We are having dinner with one of our worst enemies.”
“As bad as he is however, he was easy to beat once my vampire powers were unleashed,” said Tsukune.
Kuyo’s hand warmed up instantly, and if one was paying close attention to the glass in his hand, they could see the bubbles he was conjuring by heating up the liquid within. “No one could possibly forget the humiliation you dealt to them. Not even after I was humiliated twice, by a human,” he spoke with gritted teeth.
“Former human,” the vampires corrected.
“All that blood being injected into my system did things to me that no one could fathom.”
“Oh silence your babbling. I know what happened to you after you humiliated me during my last year at that horrid school that preaches being united with mankind.”
“And weren’t my friends and I proof of that preaching?”
Kuyo remained silence from that last remark. He just kept eating his dinner while delivering Tsukune a scowl for his words. The vampires followed and devoured the food in front of them. The night remained silent. When Tsukune and Moka went back to their room, they began to think about how to break out of the rat trap they were so cleverly led into. They needed to be just as clever if not more. But how does one outsmart a fox, was the question.
“I can’t think of the best way of beating him, Tsukune.”
“Relax Moka. No one said that planning an escape of an enemy fortress in the sky would be easy,” he replied.
“No one is ever going to say that!” she screamed.
Tsukune threw his hands up in surrender and backed up a few steps. “My apologies honey.”
“Since when did you start calling me ‘honey?’” she questioned with a raised brow.
“Would you rather I waited till we are actually married? Because I don’t think it matters.”
“Are we gonna start talking romantically?”
“Uh…sorry. Vampire lust. I can’t control it from time to time.”
She let out a sigh at her mate’s desires. “What could drive your vampiric lust at this point in our lives? I swear, if I didn’t know better, you’ve become like almost every other human male in the world.”
“Not all human males are like that,” he corrected.
“I know. But the point still stands. You’re incredibly horny, at every second of the day.”
“It’s your blood inside me that did this to me,” he chuckled. “By that standard, I’d say you’re the horny one between us.”
Moka let out a blush at his statement. He wasn’t wrong when he said that. Her blood, give or take her mother’s being added in the mix, did affect him into becoming the demon male he is right now. And it wasn’t a lie when she admits to herself that he does make her think the most insane thoughts. She grumbled and hid her face away in her hands. “I hate it when you’re right,” she admitted.
“Wait, I was? That almost never happens with you.”
“I know. But I can’t lie to you. If I did, you’d pick up on it. You’ve known me for too long not to pick up when I lie. I love you Tsukune, and I admit, that for the longest time now, every time I look at you, your handsome features, your glamourous eyes, your beautiful smile, that all those things drive me crazy. I can’t keep a straight head when it comes to you.” Her face blushed with even more burning fury now that the cat was let out of the bag.
Tsukune was left in awe at his beloved. He chuckled a bit and rubbed her back a bit. His smile was sincere and his gaze never left her. He raised her head up by her chin. “I love you too Moka. I can strongly admit that all your features that I’ve come to adore more than anything, have driven me the same way. You have always been on my mind. I can’t stop myself from imagining our lives together for the future.”
Their eyes shared an intimate moment for what seemed like hours, if not days. They embraced shortly after Moka closed her eyes and leaned into him. Their faces were littered with bright and happy smiles. The embrace broke shortly after as they decided to resume planning out the rest of their escape for them and their friends.
Little did the young couple realize is that the fox demon had placed cameras at every possible angle to make sure they were watched carefully. His face was smirked at how stupid they thought of him as. He had thought of almost everything to prevent all his captives from escaping. He watched the vampires work on their escape, but they were in for a surprise when they placed it into action.
End of chapter 12