“I want to bite you,”
Kalisten said with a blank face that seemed to have calmed down a bit.
“Do you feel better?”
It was heartbreaking that he was still shedding tears pitifully.
“Will it get better if you bite me?”
“It gets better when I touch you.”
His low voice speaking seriously made my heart soften. Above all, it was the first time I had seen him so weak and vulnerable.
“Alright, I understand.”
I offered him my hand so he could bite me. Then he tilted his head and approached.
“I want to ask… Ugh— !”
He bit my finger with a sharp squeeze, because he had fangs, it didn’t hurt that much although I felt pressure. Not only did his teeth touch my finger, but I also felt something soft tickle me.
“That tickles… ”
Then he pressed me down completely with his large body and glared at me while biting my fingers, palm to wrist.
“You’re going to be alright, Kal.”
I stroked his hair with my unbitten hand, and he stopped biting. I hugged him tightly to make sure he was completely stable.
When I hugged him tightly, he hugged me too. My back was numb because his thick arms were on the floor, but it was tolerable.
That’s how we fell asleep together.
I must have been lying underneath him before I fell asleep, but when I opened my eyes, I was completely engulfed in a hug by Kalisten. He didn’t react much to my movements as he was completely asleep. So I tried to reach out to a necklace that was nearby.
Because he was holding my waist so tightly, I couldn’t get out.
My fingertips touched the string. I tried to scratch it towards me against the floor, but it didn’t pull easily. So I did my best to scratch again, but after getting a little closer, I couldn’t reach it again.
Perhaps he thought I was struggling, Kalisten hugged me tightly and embraced my outstretched arms. Because of this, I couldn’t move my arms.
I need the necklace before he wakes up.
My heart was pounding with anxiety.
It was then—
I looked forward and froze with the tension that felt like my heart would stop.
“What are you doing?”
Looking offended, he came closer and grabbed my necklace and said,
But I couldn’t go there. So I looked at him as if asking for help, and he sighed; his eyes lit up with a red glow.
The red illumination of the eyes was a phenomenon that occurred when using an ability. He opened Kalisten’s arms. Thanks to him, I was able to move again.
When I got up from the floor, he hung my necklace on, so I stayed quiet. And then I had to follow him as he gently took my hand and led me.
He looked a little angry, but he was still smiling, so I was at a loss for a moment.
So I looked at him without avoiding eye contact, signalling I wanted to say something. Then he stopped walking and looked back at me.
He was obviously a man who liked to hold hands. Seeing that even though he was angry, he wouldn’t let go.
“I’m glad that Alec came here.”
Thanks to you, I found the necklace and no one found out that I was a woman.
“Thank you for your help.”
He seemed angry that I didn’t properly thank him, so I made sure to say it. One of my former co-workers was like that. Because there are people who don’t like it if you say thanks, thank you, sorry, etc belatedly.
“I feel weird.”
“Did you have a hard time at work?”
“Yes, assignments are always hard. But I think it’s harder for me that you are held by him than my missions. What’s wrong with me?”
He said I was his toy. Come to think of it, the thought of losing a possession of his could make him feel bad.
There are still 10 days left. This lab will be destroyed and he may die… in the future, I may die too.
I didn’t want to die.
Kalisten’s awakening was not far off, but it seemed to me that my death at Alexis Rainier’s hands was more immanate.
So I took his hand with the hand not held by him and declared:
“If something is bothering you, please tell me everything.”
“Why should I? Who are you?”
“I—I am Alec’s toy.”
He softened as if he understood my words and noted:
“That’s right. You are.”
And then he started to laugh. Again with a grin like an authentically insane person.
“Let’s go to my room.”
As Alexis Rainier looked at me with a grin, I beamed at him in the same way. Then, the sharp look he had before erased and he was smiling brightly.