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So back to the story~~~
The Broken Frame and the Hollow Doll
I'm not sure if I heard it right, but I thought she called me..."Kokutō"
The girl in front of me has short hair, cut in the way that she reminds me of someone... But the way she looked at me...
Definitely like Akiha... in a not so good mood.
"Ahh.. eheheh. Sorry about that. I was just...uhh... I mean, I'm sorry!"
She slowly stood up, gave me a single glance, and turned away.
"Uh, umm..." I reached out and laid a hand on her shoulder.
The next thing I know I was flying.
I hit the floor with a resounding crash. This girl, who seems to be as small a frame as Ciel sempai was also as strong as her...
Are? When did I remember Sempai being so strong?
"Ara ara, what is this noise all about? And this early too?"
One of the shoji panels nearby slid open, and a man that looked vaguely familiar to me stared at me and the girl. He scratched the back of his head sheepishly.
"Ah, I guess you've met each other... Shiki."
*memories came flooding into my head, memories of this man carrying me on his shoulder, memories upon memories of things that shouldn't have and should have happened.*
*and memories of a lone and distant past, of a red moon, standing 'neath a bloody moonlight*
The man, who was, is, my dad, smiled..and then gave out a hearty laughter.
"Hahahaha, what got into you Shiki? It's like you've seen a ghost! Get yourself up and introduce yourself to the nice you woman. You shouldn't be lazing about, being the heir of the Nanaya clan."
My mind suddenly goes blank for a moment. That was my family name before I got adopted into the Tohnos. What is happening here. The shock slowly made its way on my face but I quickly turned away before my dad notices it.
"Yeah, you're right. Sorry about that."
I turned to the girl in front of me.
"My name is To-um-Nanaya Shiki. It's a pleasure to meet you."
She looked at me for a moment, as if trying to find out something about me. Not the way one would look at a person who you've just met. More like the way you'd judge, say, a piece of meat on a rack or a target within your sights. It gave me the feeling of being under a magnifying glass of some kid who'd easily fry me with it than just looking at me.
After a moment of intense silence...
It sounded like she reached a decision about something else...
"My name is Ryōgi Shiki."
I blinked twice.
"Damn it, you really remind me of that guy a lot!"
I gave her one puzzled look, "Huh?"
"Che, don't mind me. I guess you'd be surprised too huh?"
My dad just gave a hearty laugh.
"Hahahahaha! Don't worry about my son, Ryōgi-san. He can get a bit air-headed when he wakes up!"
The girl named Shiki simply shook her head and made her way past me.
"I need to talk to you later..." She whispered as she passed by.
After she left my dad wrapped an arm around my shoulder.
"Gah, you're really fast my boy. You've just met your fiance and now your both whispering secrets to one another. Geh, that's my son..."
She said she needs to talk to me later. Maybe she knows something about what is happening to me right now. I guess I need to take it slowly for now.
"I'm sorry dad, I need to do something."
With that I ran back to my room, the room that seemed to be a part of my memory but one that has been locked away in the past.
Just as I was about to change into another set of clothes I remembered something.