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Mafuyu is lying in bed asleep...she finally opens her eyes and looks around the room before slowly raising herself to sit up. "Sigh...I feel so...sluggish..." She says aloud to no one.
Mafuyu stretches her arms around and hits something on the desk next to her bed--causing a clear and crisp chime to sound throughout the house. Within moments...several people come rushing to her door.
"Mafuyu! Are you ok!?"
Looking back and forth from her door and the object that created the chiming noise she takes few moments to realize that they were probably using the chime as a signal that she needed or wanted something.
"AHH! I'm sorry...I hit it by accident...I don't need anything...sorry about that" She exclaims to them apologetic
"Oh...ok. Don't hesitate to call us if you do need help Mafuyu! You must be still tired after all..."
Everyone leaves except for Sasha...whom fidgets at the door for a moment, glancing up towards Mafuyu every once and awhile.
Mafuyu notices but instead of saying a witty response or acknowledging his presence she looks away.
Sasha's face is overcome with a sad look as he sees she's ignoring her and finally says to her with a concerned tone..."Mafuyu...you...."
Mafuyu does not look up towards Sasha and pretends not to hear him (as well as pretend no one is there...)
Sasha takes a few steps towards Mafuyu and with a shaky/wary tone asks "Mafuyu you......" he pauses uncertain of what to say, then starts again, "Ever since...that time....ever since when...."
There is a long pause as both Sasha and Mafuyu remember the first time Sasha created a Blood Sword ((see chapter: 15 of manga OR episode 13 of anime))
Both of them seem to blush slightly in embarrassment.
He fidgets a little and tries to continue, "In that instant I...the Soma was so sweet I lost control...Do you really like me that much?"
He tries to look up towards Mafuyu but he feels his face too flushed to lift any higher and his gaze falls back to the floor. Mafuyu continues to not look in his direction...
"I...I don't know if you still share those feelings for me...but after this last incident..." He trails off, and pauses again, unsure of what to say. He takes another breath and starts anew.
"I know I've only caused you pain and trouble...and pulled you into this war without any regard...But....but I hope you...please take me....to accept me....to be with you...!"
The rest of Sasha's sentence trails off as he feels a warm embrace and falls onto his back both in surprise and embarrassment....