ohayo= g' morning
-kun, chan and san= friend terms
(kun for best friends that are boys, chan for best friends that are girls; sometimes used for animals, and san is like
Miss, Mrs. or Mr.)
konnichiwa = good afternoon/hello
...des= my name is...
gomen nasai= I'm sorry
chikara no ite...rerizu= power of (the) archer...release
nani= what is it
shizukani= shut up
Anata wa katana des ka? = are you (the) katana?
daijobu ka= are you all right?
daijobu= it's all right
daijoubu dai yo= everything will surely be all right (thank you clamp-sama^^)
Chiyoko paced the room, waiting.
"They'll come Chiyoko-chan." said Toru, who was sitting in a red chair. Sakura was leaning against a window, looking
"Something's outside!" she yelled. Toru got up and took out his garnet, holding it tight in his hand, until a small cut
appeared, dripping blood onto the garnet. His hair was now red streaked, a bit longer and his eyes were gold with red flecks
His scythe appeared in his hand and he headed to the door. He opened it and found an envelope on the step. He picked it
up, closed the door, locked it and went back to the red room. He opened the envelope and read the letter.
He looked at Chiyoko and crumpled it up.
"What do they want?" asked Sakura. Chiyoko stood up and transformed.
"They want me." she answered, looking at Toru. He nodded and sighed. She took out a pouch of rubies and waved her hand
over it, making it vanish. She then did the same to her sword.
"I'll go wait outside." she said and headed out of the room.
"Kojiki-san! You can't let her do this!" yelled Sakura.
"It doesn't matter...she'd still do this...even if I tried to stop her." he said. Sakura headed towards the door but
Toru stopped her.
"Iya." he said.
"Anata wa katana des ka?" Chiyoko stood up and nodded, looking at the raven haired girl. The girl nodded
and took Chiyoko's hand, both of them vanishing.
"Ryuu!" yelled Chiyoko as she ran to him, hugging him. Ryuujiga looked up and went wide eyed.
"IYA! Chiyoko!" he yelled. Chiyoko held onto him, kissing him repeatedly.
"Akuma! Don't you DARE touch her!" he snapped. Chiyoko looked behind her and saw a man with red eyes and red hair. She
screamed as he grabbed her by the hair and dragged her away.
"RYUU!" she screamed.
"CHIYOKO!" he yelled.
"Iya...Iya...IYA!!!" screamed Chiyoko as she was pushed up against the wall, her clothes ripped from her.
"IYA!" she screamed as Akuma moved on top of her. She closed her eyes, her body glowing red.
"IYA!!!!!" she screamed. Akuma was blown back into the wall and slid down it. She got up and threw some rubies at him.
He screamed and writhed in pain as they absorbed into his body.
She got up, grabbed a cloak, put it on and headed back to Ryuujiga. She undid his bonds and both of them vanished.
"Daijobu ka Makotoki-san?" asked Toru. He nodded even though he was covered in cuts and bruises. Chiyoko
lay on the bed under the covers. Ryuujiga sat down on the bed next to her and rubbed her arm.
"Daijoubu..." he whispered. "Daijoubu dai yo."
Chiyoko woke up and looked around her room.
"AKUMA!" she screamed. He jumped at her, grabbed her by the throat and began choking her.
"Chiyoko! Chiyoko!" Chiyoko opened her eyes and gasped for air.
"Kami-sama..." she mumbled.
"Daijoubu ka?" asked Ryuujiga. She nodded.
"Just a nightmare." she said. He nodded and hugged her tight against his chest. She began to cry, clinging to him.
"Shhh... daijoubu." he whispered. "Let's get you cleaned up." He lead her into the bathroom and turned on the tap in
the bath. Once it was full enough, he turned off the water and helped her into the bath.
He grabbed some soap, lathered it into a cloth and began washing her back and shoulders.
"What about you?" she asked, turning her head and looking at him. He smiled weakly.
"Don't worry about me." he answered and continued washing her back. She sighed and looked at the wall.
"Holy fucking hell!" gasped Toru as he shot up in bed and gasped for breath. He rubbed his throat and found
blood on his hand, a cut on his neck.
"Akuma you bastard..." he muttered.
End Chapter Four