Chapter 7: The Dream
They were all sitting at the dining room table, Mia included, having lunch. Takanori was seated at his left.
It was a beautiful, clear blue sky day, with just a hint of chill to the air.
Everyone was enjoying themselves; joking and laughing.
Then suddenly, the light, inside and out, began to darken without cause.
All the Ronin’s, excluding their friends Mia and Takanori, stood from their seats.
There was no time to act. For the being responsible for making it dark was invisible and took Takanori by the throat; lifting her off the ground about twenty feet.
Ryo yelled out to her, “Takanori! No!”
“You want her, Wildfire,” The invisible being asked?
Ryo answered by saying, “Don’t you dare hurt her!”
“You care for her? Even love her?”
“What are you talking about?”
“You feel something for her. Do you not?”
“She’s my friend.”
“But you feel she should be more than that. Don’t you, Wildfire?”
“You lost me.”
“You have a thing for her, Ryo. You know you do.”
“Listen to your gut,” Sage continued.
“If you believe that she’s not the one, she will die,” the voice told him.
“What? What are you saying? If you want to fight, then we’ll fight, demon! I won’t let you hurt her or anyone else!”
The voice continued, ignoring Ryo’s own threat. “Within a year the two of you will become involved or she will die."
The scene suddenly changed to Ryo seeing himself with Takanori making love in his bed.
When he heard the sounds of their love making, Ryo noted that they sounded distant even though he was standing only two feet away from the scene he was shown.
“I feel like I’m in some twisted Scrooge movie.” Since he didn’t know where this demon was, he looked up toward the ceiling and asked, “Why all this? Why do you say that she’ll die if we don’t become an item? This doesn’t make any sense.”
There was no answer.
“Let me guess. Because you’re a demon you think you can do whatever you want and make ridiculous threats!?”
“Do you want her to die, Ryo?” Sage suddenly appeared behind him.
“You’re the one who was sensing something was wrong, that something wasn’t right. Why are you suddenly agreeing to this?”
“Look at the two of you. You two will make a strong heir to the Wildfire armor.”
“What’s that gotta do with this?” Ryo looked at Takanori who was now arching her back to the pleasure of his other self. “I’m not going to just suddenly have sex with her just because some damn demon tells me to. His threats don’t scare me! He’s fibbing! That’s just his own sick way of thinking that when it comes to me fighting him that he’ll win my armor. That I’m going to surrender it to him for an unknown reason.”
“And what if he’s not bluffing?”
“I’ll keep her safe. No matter what it takes.”
Out of nowhere, Ryo was no longer watching himself with Takanori. Instead, he was with her.
Just like when he saw them doing it, Ryo was imitating it. He felt the pleasure it was bringing, and he couldn’t stop. He didn’t want to do this to her, but it felt like he had no choice.
Why? Why did he have to do this? That threat was no real threat. It couldn’t be! Why would she have to die if he didn’t have sex with her?
The sex came to an end and he screamed.
Ryo woke with sweat all over his body.
It took only a few minutes to calm down his heart rate and breathing.
“What the hell kind of dream was that,” he whispered to himself?
‘Maybe my brain is just trying to sort things out in its own strange way? Being that I’m a Ronin Warrior and that she kissed me, it’s the only way it knows how to handle the situation?
‘I don’t know.’ Ryo looked over at the sleeping form of Takanori. ‘Why did you have to kiss me?’
He sighed falling back onto his pillow and looked at his clock on the nightstand. It was three in the morning. He raised his hands to his face in exasperation.
‘Maybe this dream is nothing. Maybe I’m just out of touch with what to do with women I’m supposedly attracted to. Maybe I’m just paranoid about this demon attacking again. Ugh! Whichever it is, I hope I’ll figure it out soon!’
He wondered if he should tell the guys about his dream. Would they be able to help or be just as confused about it as he was?
God! Why were dreams so complicated?! Why did most of them not even make sense?
‘Try to get back to sleep, Ryo!’ He tried telling himself.