The rat applied the bandage rather quietly, not wanting to attract attention to himself. He was quite reserved, not wanting too many eyes on him, no matter the task at hand. He was certain that Shigure already knew about the wound he was currently nursing as the dog knew about everything that went on with Akito, but still chose not to bring it up if he didn't have to. Once it was cleaned and the bandage applied, he let out a quiet sigh and began cleaning up his mess and putting it away.
Once he set the box on the shelf, he heard Kyou yell out in the front yard. What was happening now? He quietly moved out of the bathroom and through the house to avoid anyone seeing him, then made his way out to the front porch. There he could see an irritated cat walking down the pathway on his own while holding a scrunched up piece of paper in a fist. Hurriedly he put his shoes on then walked quickly down the path until he was just behind Kyou. He dare not touch him or bring notice to his form until they were out of view of Shigure.
[+purple "Where are you going?"] he asked quietly. [+purple "You left pretty quickly."]
Kyou was up on the roof to be exact. He was watching the sunrise and letting himself breathe and think over what was happening in his life. Yuki was being abused by Akito. The cat would kill him soon. Yuki is finding romantic interest in him. And how happy he was to hear that news. He was very attracted to Yuki and prayed that they would be able to pull off late night kisses and hide away make out sessions. The sounds Yuki let out were enough to make the cat fairly pleased with himself.
He heard Shigure walk out of his office and walk outside and look up at the roof. [+Blue "Kyou! Nice to see that you're up! Do you mind running to the store with me to grab a few things? I want to be sure we have everything for tonights ramen!"] He said happily and Kyou rolled his eyes, making his way off the roof. [+Red "Why do I have to be dragged along?][+Blue "Oh! You're going alone. I just realized I have some paperwork to do! Cheerio!"] The dog said, running back into the house and dropping the list on his way in. [+Red "HEY! YOU ASSHOLE!"] Kyou yelled and sighed, rubbing his temples. He grabbed the list on the floor and hummed. [+Red "Fucking hell..why do I have to go?"] He asked himself, slowly making his way to the store.
Yuki continued to lay in bed for a while after he woke up, listening to the sounds of the house. It was rather quiet, the rat imagining that Kyou had gone up to the roof or whatever he did on his days off, and that Shigure was in his office working on a deadline. It took the rat almost an hour to get out of bed, the morning sun streaming in through his windows brightly by that time. A sharp pain to his side from the stitches made him wince as he sat up, Yuki rubbing at the area again before getting up and putting on a loose shirt and a pair of pants. The feel of fabric brushing against the sore area made him want to crawl out of his skin so he imagined that a bandage was probably in order. Quietly he made his way to the bathroom, pulling out the first aid kit to do just that.
Kyou watched as Yuki walked out, pouting and waving at him. [+Red "Night.."] He murmured, laying back and curling up in his bed. He fell asleep two minutes later, shivering until it ceased as he warmed up under the blanket. He threw his alarm clock back out the window when it rang, groaning. He covered his body with his blanket, huffing. School was stupid. He wanted to drop out now.
Yuki kept snuggled against Kyou until the cat mentioned his tiredness, nodding slightly at his words and carefully moving him from his lap. [+purple "It's about time we both get some sleep,"] he murmured quietly. A gentle kiss was placed on the cat's temple, Yuki giving him a faint smile.
[+purple "Sleep well, I'll see you in the morning."]
He quietly left the room as not to draw attention to himself, making his way to his own. The door was closed gently behind him before the rat changed into his pajamas and curled up under his blankets. His awful night's sleep from the previous night seemed to catch up to him, making him incredibly tired. He fell asleep within minutes, staying that way long after the other two in the house had awoken in the morning.
Kyou nodded, blushing at Yukis words and hugging onto Yuki softly. Such a softie. Kyou never knew Yuki had this side to him. The soft, small and loving side. Kyou of course knew he had feelings. But he never saw his loving side towards girls. And now Kyou was lucky enough to have him. The cat yawned, rubbing his eyes slowly and purring still. He loved being in Yukis lap. Like every cat did.
As time grew on, Kyou got more tired. He hid his face in Yukis chest after pulling away from Yukis lips. [+Red "Are you tired? I'm about to pass out.."] He whispered.
For the first time in a long time, Yuki was in a place that he felt safe. He believed Kyou's words when he said he would protect him and knew he would follow through with that promise. He smiled a bit at the gentle kiss to his temple, leaning his head forward and resting it against the cat's shoulder lightly. He liked having someone to lean on, to confide in, and hoped it would last forever.
[+purple "I just want to stay here with you for a while longer,"] he confessed quietly, allowing his eyes to close. He knew he wouldn't be able to sleep here, especially since he slept later than the rest of the zodiac in the house, and knew they would be discovered. He could, though, spend a little bit longer with the cat he was growing to love.
Kyou nodded slowly and smiled a little, pulling back to search his eyes. [+Red "Do you want to rest or are you here to kiss more?"] He whispered, kissing his forehead and purring softly. He was happy Yuki was with him. He loved that he willingly came in here for Kyou. And now Kyou felt protective over the rat.
Yuki didn't look up until he was forced to, returning his kiss lightly. It was nice to have someone to talk to about these things, especially since he never had one before, and it made him feel a bit better. He allowed some of his weight to rest against the cat, closing his eyes after a minute or two.
[+purple "It's tolerable,"] he answered, his other arm wrapping around Kyou lightly. He found the cat's presence comforting. [+purple "Just hurts a lot when I move in certain ways."]
Kyou looked back up at Yuki, slowly sitting back up and crawling back into his lap slowly. He grabbed ahold of Yukis' chin, pulling him into a soft kiss. [+Red "But you shouldn't be.."] He whispered against his lips, running his hand down Yukis' chest and laying his hand on his softly. [+Red "Does it hurt horribly?"] He asked, leaning his forehead against Yukis.
The small hand returned to his side, rubbing at the stitches again lightly. They still ached a bit, especially where they were replaced, even without him moving too much. Yuki glanced over at Kyou and gave him a faint, sad smile.
[+purple "I'm..I'm used to it,"] he lied quietly, letting his gaze drop back to the floor. [+purple "you don't have to worry about me..."]
Kyou looked up when Yuki said that, shaking his head and biting his lip harshly. [+Red "No..I'm not..no stop.."] He said, becoming quiet and staring down at the blanket. He picked at it, rubbing his eyes tiredly and looking up at Yukis stitches. [+Red "I don't want you getting hurt.."] He whispered, laying down now and curling up under the covers.
Yuki swallowed hard again, letting his gaze drop to the floor. He always knew that some zodiac were cursed far more than others but, aside from Kyou, he felt he was the worst. Others may have seen his high rank in the family as a blessing but he didn't. Being Akito's favorite and having to listen to every order that was given him wasn't a blessing. Being mentally and physically abused wasn't a blessing. What did help him a bit was the hope that he was making the lives of the other zodiac at least a bit better by taking most of Akito's focus.
[+purple "It's my job...as the God's favorite to protect the others,"] he responded quietly, his hand lightly rubbing at the sore stitches again. [+purple "If something happens to Akito...we may never break this curse. Promise me that...you won't attack him in that form...please..."]
[+Red "No..let him hurt me..you d-don't deserve this.."] Kyou said, tears filling his eyes as he watched Yuki with sad eyes. He let out a small sob, gripping onto his hand and sniffling. He became shy and let go of his hand, backing away and sighing as he hugged onto his pillow. He hid his face in it, hiccuping and clenching his fists. [+Red "I want you to take me with you everytime..I can't stand by and watch this unfold..I'll teach him a lesson..with you know.."] He murmured, playing with his bracelet and biting his lip.
He would use that side of himself for Yuki if he had to. And he would. As soon as he saw Akito, he would release it.
Yuki's grip tightened a little, keeping his eyes averted from Kyou. It was hard to talk about Akito and what really happened when they were alone but with Kyou, it was so much harder. He never wanted the cat to know how weak he really was, at least at the main house, and how much abuse he really took. He was supposed to be the strong one, the one the rest of the zodiac looked up to. How much would this change the way that Kyou saw him?
[+purple "I...I have to do what he tells me....you know that,"] he told him quietly, his voice beginning to tremble a bit. Yuki closed his eyes, swallowing a forming lump in his throat while keeping his grip on Kyou's hand. [+purple "But I...I don't want him to hurt you."]
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