By H.J. Brues
Whilst yakuza underboss Shigure Matsunaga meets Kenneth Harris at a humdrum social occasion, he’s shocked to discover himself interested in the blond gaijin with the mismatched eyes. Shigure is much more happy whilst he discovers Ken not just speaks jap fluently, yet is fluent in Japan's methods, even the extra violent of the martial arts. Ken’s services at kendo isn't his so much extraordinary quality—it’s the eagerness underneath his quiet, nearly fragile external that ignites Shigure's lust, and the 2 come jointly as explosively as they spar.
Shigure is a deadly guy in a perilous place. He’s been attempting to retain the peace with the Daito-kai—his hated rivals—but the chance at the streets is escalating, threatening these Shigure so much desires to defend. He might declare to like his gaijin, yet sooner than he can preserve Ken secure, Shigure must triumph over hostility from his humans, a hidden enemy, and, the main insidious opponent of all, his personal hard-won delight.
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Kenshin wasn’t petrified of Shigure—that used to be for sure—and if he’d made up our minds to depart the yakuza, Shigure could don't have any doubt heard it immediately from these attractive lips. nonetheless, the opposite probabilities have been too scary to think about. Shinya closed the automobile door after him and rounded the hood to get to the driver’s seat. “Where to, boss? ” He regarded up into severe black eyes and nearly smiled. the other time Shinya may have pushed him domestic with out asking, yet in his personal quiet approach, his guy spotted every little thing, and he’d evidently sensed there has been a few hassle among Shigure and Kenshin. “You heard Kinosuke-kun while Kotaro was once dropped at the clinic, the way in which he spoke approximately Kenshin-san? ” Shinya nodded. “You imagine he may perhaps move so far as to—” Shinya didn’t even allow him end. “He’s simply jealous. He wouldn’t damage Kenshin-san. ” “Jealous? ” “Yeah. you understand how Kotaro worshipped him—he used to be consistently going approximately aniki doing this or aniki asserting that—but considering that Kenshin-san arrived, the child has been all starry-eyed approximately him. And Kinosuke-kun can’t support resenting the gaijin for that. ” Shit. He hadn’t even spotted. in fact he’d been too dazzled himself to work out something that wasn’t Kenshin, yet that purely intended he’d been neglecting his most vital responsibility—his males. If he’d spoken with Kinosuke prior, he would’ve chanced on how to reassure the younger guy of his position within the Shinayawa. “So you're thinking that Kinosuke’s simply keeping off me for a couple of days? ” Shinya shrugged. “That or he’s attempting to exhibit Kotaro the way it feels whilst his aniki isn’t round to seem after him. ” may Kenshin be doing a similar? attempting to educate Shigure what wasting him might consider like? Proving that he had higher activities than ready in a tiny, one-window house for a burakumin to teach? “Take me to Kenshin’s position. ” Shinya nodded and became to begin the automobile. No. it would be Kinosuke’s approach, however it yes wasn’t like Kenshin in any respect, quietly hinting at an issue whilst he will be shouting it in Shigure’s face. The extra he considered it as they crossed the darkening streets, the extra Shigure apprehensive he may have wasted useful hours feeling sorry for himself whilst he must have been trying to find the yankee everywhere in the urban. Hadn’t he been to the morgue already? What if he needed to return there to spot a person he particularly cared approximately? What if it used to be Kenshin’s face lower than the white sheet subsequent time, simply because he’d been too busy getting indignant at being referred to as a burakumin? rattling fucking satisfaction. He didn’t stay up for Shinya to open the door for him. He jumped out of the auto and took the steps at a time, the major already in his hand even ahead of he reached the door. “Shit. ” The house was once in whole disarray, as though Kenshin had hosted a well-attended party—or somebody had performed an intensive seek. “What the hell? ” Shinya mumbled dragging his index finger over the desk and lifting it coated in a few form of whitish powder. “Kuso,” he swore back as he begun pacing like a caged endure. If the police were there, it could possibly already be too overdue.