Finally got this one done. Now I can focus on advancing the story again. Lemme know how it looks.
Once everything had finally quieted down, all the students and faculty that were uninjured tried to turn in for the evening and figure out what to feed the gossip mill the next day. But for Kirche, her thoughts and dreams were taking a much darker turn. To cold, hidden chambers. Cages without warmth or escape. And abuse and suffering at the hands of one that held the face of someone she had started to like more than most.
With a start the Germanian jerked awake in her bed, before once again cursing her father and brother for telling her of what could happen to noblewomen who couldn’t protect themselves properly. At the time it had been the most effective way for them to get her interested in strategy and tactics, but now the memories were perfect nightmare fuel.
Looking about her room made her feel even more alone and uncomfortable than she could deal with, so the busty beauty wrapped her lingerie-clad form in a bedsheet and left the confines of her quarters. Moments later she reached the room of her closest friend, Tabitha. “I hope she isn’t sleeping too deeply.”
She rapped her knuckles lightly on the door, and waited for a few moments. Then she repeated the gesture with a bit more force. Finally, no longer caring if she woke up the whole floor, the redheaded mage gave the wooden barricade several loud hits.
‘Did she put Silence on the door again?’ Kirche waited a few moments more before sighing and wrapping the sheet around herself tighter. “Now what?”
The busty beauty was about to just give up and head back to her room, when she happened to glance out the nearby hall window that gave a direct view of the central tower. Where the Infirmary was... and where he currently was.
A tiny smile found its way onto her face. “Well, I suppose I do owe him an apology for that earlier mishap.”
Her resolve affirmed, Kirche hurried off towards the main tower, moments before a certain blue haired girl opened her door, looked around twice, then shut it again.
Moments later, she made her way into the medical wing of the tower, moving towards the one dimly lit partition in the whole room. The redhead pulled back the closed curtain to see her target watching over the Z-, er, Louise. “May I come in?”
The Texan’s head turned to face her slowly, before speaking in a whisper. “Hey Kirche... come in if you want, but keep it at low volume okay?”
The busty beauty giggled, before whispering herself. “Alright then. How is Louise doing?”
“She’s sawing logs like a mill. I guess going Super Saiyan’ll really take it outta ya...” The Texan chuckled as Kirche tried puzzling out that term. “I mean her transformation. Not that I’m complaining, I just never believed that was even possible.”
“I know, it’s amazing. I thought only elves could cast magic without a wand, but she was using that amazing spell of hers with abandon, wasn’t she?”
The dude from another dimension gave off a little shudder remembering that level of power. “Yea. Crusher Spark. Pretty good name.” A moment later, Ryu continued speaking. “So what’s the bed sheet for? The night too chilly for you?”
The Germanian blinked before giving a rather saucy smirk as she slowly, sexily, tantalizingly revealed her lingerie clad form from underneath the bed cloth. She giggled to herself as her target lost hold of his senses, his eyes widening to the size of saucers. ‘I should feel bad at how simple it is to befuddle men.’
As she stood there enjoying the feel of the G-cyborg’s eyes on her, the flame haired mage’s thoughts suddenly stopped as a slight mumble escaped his lips and reached her ears. “...Ooooro-ro-ro...”
A squeak suddenly came from the young woman, then another. Finally at the third one, her composure cracked and she started giggling merrily. This also had the added effect of breaking the spell on Ryu’s brain, allowing him to come back to lucidity.
The dude from another dimension quickly tried to calm Kirche down. “Ok, ok. I know the ‘oro’ is a hit, but Louise is sleeping right now.”
The busty beauty clutched her sides as another fit of giggles fell upon her. ‘Note to self: Ruruoni Kenshin reference is good icebreaker.’
As her laughter was starting to get louder Ryu finally stood and closed the distance, clamping a hand over Kirche’s mouth to get her to stop. “Kirche, I’m glad I could make you laugh but if Louise wakes up now she’s gonna see you and I’ll never feel the end of it, so to speak.”
There was a mirthful look in her light brown eyes as the Germanian nodded in understanding. Once the G-cyborg’s hand was removed, she continued in a whisper. “So you can fight off armored madmen, but run in fear of a slip of a girl?”
The Texan smirked. “Little girl she may be, but she’s got a mean elbow thrust.”
Kirche grinned at the reply, before gaining a serious look to her face. “While we’re on the note of our uninvited guest tonight, I feel I should thank you for your timely rescue of me... as well as apologize for my reaction to your age, it was uncalled for a noblewoman of my standing to react in such a manner to something so silly.”
Ryu blinked twice, before letting a smile cross his face. “That’s ok. I’m used to people being shocked at how old I actually am.”
The busty beauty’s mood became slightly better as she continued speaking. “Then may I ask something of you tonight? With everything that happened and almost happened earlier, I’ve been left feeling somewhat... vulnerable. Might I rest with you so that I can finally sleep? Tabitha’s sealed her room again and my other ‘friends’ might get the wrong impression as to what I wanted of them.”
The Texan blanched slightly at those words. On the one hand, he didn’t think obliging her would keep him in his little mistress’ good graces, and she would obviously take it as a sign of something else. Add to that his total confusion of women in general, something he never could get much of a handle on before or after the invasion, and you had the Brain advocating a solid NO. But on the other hand, the G-cyborg was the consummate nice guy who felt bad about denying someone anything if it was clear that he could be of help. Bolstering that was his protective instinct for people he knew in a friendly light and the guilty thought of having a very lovely lady snuggled up next to him in repose.
No choice at all, really.
“Well...alright. But I’m only doing this ‘cause you need a teddy bear tonight. And you’re helping keep Louise off my back if she finds us in the morning.” With that, Ryu stood up and moved out into the hall with his pretty guest right behind. Thankfully, the bed next door was vacant allowing the human familiar to still be close to his partner and still perform the duty he had agreed to tonight. Kirche followed behind, the bed sheet she had covered herself with bundled up in her arms.
But as the whole of what was to come registered in his mind, Ryu started feeling nervous. “S-so. I guess I’ll just take one side and you take the other, sounds fair.”
With that he plopped down on the far side of the bed and shut his eyes, only to have them fly open once again as he felt the flame-haired mage begin to settle at his right side. Ryu jerked his body further to the left only to succeed in rolling clean off the bed and collapse on the floor. The busty beauty peered over the side asking if he was okay, to which the Texan gave a incoherent reply. “Why did you suddenly jump out of bed like I had stabbed you?”
“Well, you see... it’s like this...” Was all the G-cyborg managed to say before an embarrassed flush came over his face.
Then she realized it, the Texan had the same look she had seen on a few of her lovers before she found out how inexperienced they were with a woman’s body. Grinning slightly, she spoke. “You’ve never had a lover, have you Sir Ryu?”
All the dude from another dimension could do was nod slowly, and the Germanian let off a joyous squee in her mind. ‘Oh Thank you, Founder! Such a powerful warrior, and I get to break him in! No no...calm down, Kirche. If you jump him now, he’ll never trust you again. A wild stallion like this needs to get used to you before you take him out of the stable. Slow and gentle, just like before. Ohhh, this will be so much fun!’
Plans confirmed, Kirche gave off a gentle smile before reaching down with her left hand to take hold of Ryu’s right one. “There’s nothing to be ashamed of. We aren’t making love, just holding each other so we can relax, right?”
Still somewhat flustered, the Texan allowed himself to be guided back to the bed and laid down on his back before the flame-haired mage slowly tucked herself in on his right side. “See? Nothing bad is happening. No need to be nervous at all.”
Indeed, the dude from another dimension felt his nerves start to settle. “You seem oddly experienced with talking guys down from a panic attack.”
She giggled. “Well, it wouldn’t do to have a jumpy... what did you call it? Teddy Bear?”
“A sort of stuffed toy animal back where I’m from. Usually, it’s the first thing kids think of when they want something to cuddle at night.” The G-cyborg let out a sigh as some thoughts of his old home came back to him. “Hope everything’s alright.”
The two of them pulled Kirche’s bed cloth over themselves, and soon after, fell asleep.