Psh…Tsuruga-san you totally have a childish side to you. Are you sure you want me to write them out to you? Because I can. Not that its a bad thing sempai! In fact in my opinion it makes you more relatable to your fans and the public! At least it would if this were a known fact to them.
Don’t worry sempai! It truly is my pleasure. And don’t mention it. I’m sure you are many people’s inspiration. But unlike them I actually have the honor of being able to learn directly from you! I won’t let you down sempai!
Thank you! I’m glad its working out too.
Though I’m worried. It probably won’t be like this for long. Its almost been too good.
No, no, please, enlighten me. I’m quite interested in hearing this list of your’s.
You could never let me down Mogami-san.
Both of you definitely have major similarities. It was kinda unnerving at first but at the same time both of you are so different! But maybe that’s just me who feels that way.
And yes Tsuruga-san you can really be childish! I’ve been a witness to that fact many times! But I’ll keep it a secret for you so don’t worry. The public doesn’t have to know!
I don’t mind sempai. Playing the messenger between my two biggest inspirations doesn’t sound so bad. I’ll make sure to mention your message next time I call!
I am so pleased and honored that people think this way of my Mio, that you think that way. Thank you sempai.
Yes! Thats true. I look forward to the next phone call even more now.
I suppose I wouldn’t know, but I’ll take your word for it.
You wound me Mogami-san, I don’t think anyone’s called me childish before, at least not since I was a child.
I wouldn’t want you to trouble yourself, but thank you. I’m touched that you would consider me one of your inspirations, especially if I’m keeping such impressive company.
I’m glad everything is working out so well for you.
Setsu reappeared when Cain patted her head on his way to the store. She smiled and looked down trying to make her blush disappear. She was ready to go home and relax-hopefully in her brother’s arms- when she felt someone’s arm go around her shoulder. Setsu tensed before relaxing when she noticed the black glove. ” Welcome back. Did you apologize to the sales clerk?” Setsu giggled at the thought only to stop when she heard someone who was clearly not her brother.
She looked up to see a gang of boys who were really rather disgusting. Setsu was not interested in what they had to say though she had a good idea of what they wanted. Hell no. I only want Cain. These losers can never compare.
“So why don’t you join us?” Setsu looked at them coldly before calming lifting the hand off her shoulder. “No. I don’t. My Beloved will be here any minute.” She left it at that. It would be their funeral if they decided to ignore her warnings.
Whatever amusement Ren had been feeling disappeared the minute he saw Kyoko surrounded by a strange group of men. “Is there a problem?” Cain growled with a harsh glare, getting in between Setsu and the no good punks who were harrasing her. He slipped a possessive arm over her shoulder, unknowingly echoing the other’s action.
Cain’s blood boiled at the thought of anyone touching what was his, and Ren’s protectiveness wasn’t far behind. They’d better hope they hadn’t touched a hair on her head, because if they had well…Cain wasn’t particularly forgiving.
Thank you sempai. Thats very kind of you to say. I’m glad It turned out well too! Father said it was about time that I called and that he was hurt that I didn’t call sooner. Which horrified me but then he chuckled and said he was teasing. You know sempai? You and Father have a lot in common. Anyways… I let him know that you heavily encouraged me to give him a call and he was so happy that he wanted me to thank you for him!
“Ren Tsuruga. You are a godsend! Thank you for encouraging my son to call us, my wife and I are so very happy and are in your debt. Best of luck in whatever you do. Kuu and Julie Hizuri.”
hehe he made me write it down so I wouldn’t forget! Father is silly but so kindhearted and his thank yous are really long!
Yes she really did and of course I will! Ehhh I was so surprised when she said Mio was her favorite! I would have thought that she would like Mizuki since she is the lead and Katsuki’s love interest! However I feel honored that she loves my characters. I’m so happy!
Oh thats true! I didn’t even think about that! With all the things we talked about it never got to modeling! I’ll make sure to bring it up next time!
I’m touched that you’d compare us, though I wonder, does that mean you think I’m silly Mogami-san?
I wouldn’t want to make you keep having to play messenger, but should you remember please, tell him the thanks is appreciated but unnecessary, it was the least I could do.
They both deserve so much more from me, but at least I can do this much
Mizuki is certainly a good character, and Momose-san does an excellent job in portraying her, but your Mio is something special. One does not have to be the lead or even one of the “good guys” to be a fascinating character and you bring an incredible complexity to the role.
Well then now you’ll have something you know for certain you can talk about next time you call.
Must resist. Don’t give in. Be strong Setsu be strong. Must resist. Don’t giv….
“Ahhh! Okay!! Brother okay! Three pairs, I’ll keep three and you have to return the rest!” Kyoko’s mind was in a whirlwind. This wasn’t fair at all! Ugh. but she couldn’t withstand the onslaught of puppy dog expressions. It was too much even for her.
What is this? Who is this Cain? I thought he was supposed to be dark, stern and fearsome only to his sister was he more kind. But this Cain teases Setsu and shows no mercy, he doesn’t plan ahead much and he pouts. He is so surprisingly childish!
Kyoko couldn’t help but squeeee. She could feel it. A new Setsuka was being born, one that would encourage the childish behavior, one that would boss around her older brother and relish in this attentions. She couldn’t help it! She was so happy and excited. No matter what she knew Setsuka Heel was going to be her new favorite.
He resisted the urge to smirk. “Alright I’ll go back, and return the rest. Wait here for me.” he told her, puppy dog face finally dropping. With a quick pat on the head he reentered the store. The cashier wasn’t exactly pleased to hear he’d be returning seven of the pairs of pants he’d only just purchased, but she didn’t seem particularly surprised either.
When Lory had said that he was giving Cain a sister he hadn’t been sure how to react at first. After all what kind of brother could Cain possibly be to invoke such devotion from his sister? As they’d made their way to the store though the image of the doting older brother who was a completely different person where his sister was concerned had begun to form. The seeds were all there of course, with everyone else Cain was short tempered, inconsiderate, and often times down right rude. Were it not for his terrifying aura he would definitely be considered a childish person, and since he would never want to scare or harm his beloved Setsu that childishness came through much more clearly with her.
Of course Setsu, who was given special treatment by Cain in every way imaginable, would cling to her brother. It only made sense. In turn that would make Cain want to spoil her more, to keep his sister’s attention solely on him; Cain was not a person who shared well with others. Sibling who were unnaturally close indeed, he thought, shaking his head.
I did! It was WONDERFUL! He was so surprised but then after the initial shock he wouldn’t let me get off the phone for about 2 hours! We talked about so many things! And I even got to talk to his wife! She is soooooo kind and talked to me for a bit while father ate his dinner. Hehe she kept telling me that she was excited to meet me in person! Apparently Father told her about me and so she started following my career! She said her favorite drama is Dark Moon!!
“Katsuki and Mio are my favorites.” thats what she said!! Which then brought up the subject of my work and coworkers and you obviously came up Tsuruga-san! She was definitely interested in you sempai! I think she is a fan!
I told you he would be happy to hear from you, and that your worries about his wife not liking you were unfounded. Despite what you seem to believe Mogami-san you are a very likable person. Still, I’m glad to hear things turned out so well.
You deserve more people in your life you care about you. Oh Mother…
Did she really say that? Considering who her husband is that is certainly quite the compliment. You’ll have to thank her for me the next time you speak with her. I’m not surprised Mio is one of her favorites though, your portrayal of her is incredibly powerful and distinctly unique from the Mio of Tsukigomori.
I’m sure she’ll be happy to discover your interest in modeling as well, if I’m not mistaken she is a rather well known model.
That look, oh god that look was getting to her. Kyoko could slowly feel her defenses going down. It was just too cute! Why was he so determined to do this? She understands that Cain buying Setsu things makes him happy but she in returned let him know that this was acceptable as long as he didn’t go overboard. Kyoko just didn’t understand why he was being so difficult! Is Tsuruga-san being difficult on purpose? Is he teasing me??
She was jolted right out of her thoughts when she heard his counteroffer. She was truly baffled. “No brother. Two is enough.”
“Three.” he insisted, leveling up the puppy dog eyes. Best not to set a precedent for giving in without a fight. Besides Cain was stubborn, childishly so when it came to Setsu, and he wanted to spoil his sister, not just buy her the occasional present. “Three or I don’t return any.” She probably wouldn’t appreciate being reminded that he had the advantage here. He knew inevitably he’d end up returning some, if only so Kyoko didn’t have an aneurysm, but he didn’t have to tell her that just yet.
Oh Tsuruga-san don’t worry about it! Just being able to talk with you at the moment is help enough!
You’re welcome, and it pleases me to tell you that yes I do understand the feeling. I’m so very glad it all worked out!
OH! That reminds me! Sempai I did it!! I called Father!
You did? I’m glad, I knew you would be able to work up the courage to eventually. How did it go?
Kyoko tried to find a good comeback to his first reply. Of course he can spend his money however he likes! Its his money! But he still shouldn’t go overboard with these things. Spending on himself is one thing, spending solely on her is entirely different. While she was contemplating these things she didn’t notice her brother walk out the door until one of the attendants politely tapped her on the shoulder. Kyoko huffed in irritation but remembering her manners gave the attendant a bow in thanks and quickly left the store. Finding her brother waiting for her she walked up to him but before she could say anything he continued, giving her the most adorable pathetic sad expression he had. He guilted her into letting him off the hook. Oh God. THAT FACE. ITS SOOOO CUTE! Kyoko couldn’t help but blush, she looked down shyly, not wanting to see his expression any longer. How can anyone say no to that face? But Kyoko was stubborn and she would make her brother see reason. She just had to avoid looking at his face a bit more.
“I didn’t say you have to stop doting on me completely brother. I want to make you happy too but 10 pairs of pants? Its too much! Lets just stick with two okay?” Kyoko looked up hopefully, wanting to see what her brother would do.
He continued giving her the kicked puppy look, still unwilling to give up his toy. Ren knew she was right, ten was excessive, but there was no way Cain would give in that easily. “Three.” he countered with, still pouting. She should be grateful he was willing to go so low, seeing as he’d already gotten his way and purchased the pants he had no real reason to negotiate. He knew it would weigh on her otherwise though, and so the compromise. Besides this way she got to feel like she’d won and he still got to spoil her by buying her three new pairs of pants.
Ren had to resist the urge to laugh. This was turning out to be more fun than he’d imagined it would be. Perhaps having Kyoko around for this would be a good thing, help to give him perspective. He tried very hard to focus on that instead of remembering that they’d have to share a hotel room for this, and that she would see him playing a character that hit a little too close to home. It was easier to focus on Cain’s desire to spoil Setsu than on how much he stood to lose.
B-B-But…. I wanna talk to her noooooooooooooooooow!
I apologize sempai, you’re right. I have to look at this horrible situation in a positive light!
Anyways…. how was your day? I noticed your new photoshoots! They were wonderful!
I’m sorry, I regret that there’s nothing I can do to help.
Thank you, Mogami-san, I’m always pleased when a photoshoot turns out well. Though I suppose that’s a feeling you understand now.
I’m well, nothing particularly noteworthy to mention though.