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   Chapter 21 Wear a scarf

Mending the Shadow By Elria Cortez Characters: 9626

Updated: 2018-12-18 19:00

She unconsciously closed her eyes, as she relished the wonderful sensation that his full and soft lips were creating on her neck. She even angled her neck to the side to give him a better access.

And it was heaven.

As his lips nibbled on her flesh, she also felt his warm tongue making tingles all over her body. She couldn't help but shiver in anticipation. Her mind was in chaos, as she remembered the kiss that they shared before.

Although he said that it was to teach her how to properly do a seduction, she didn't care. She didn't care at all about the reasons behind his action.

Why would she care? All she has been wishing about for so long was for him to notice her.

She felt his hands tightened on her waist, and when his lips transferred to her earlobe, she felt her insides being bombarded with newfound vibrations.

"So sweet…" He murmured, and shivers coursed through her spine, influenced by his thick and hoarse voice.

The feeling was downright indescribable. It was wreaking havoc on her mind, and her body reacted by quivering against his touch.

"Ken…" A small moan escaped her partially parted lips. Her eyes remained closed and she felt the urge to press herself closer to his body. She felt him tensed.

Then, the wondrous feeling ended as he let her go.

She opened her eyes, and if he hadn't kept his arms on her waist, she would have fallen to the floor. Her knees went weak, like those of a child's who has just learned how to stand.

'Great!' She mused.

She suddenly felt scared to turn around and meet him in the eyes. She was afraid that she would not see the emotions there that she has been hoping to find. So, with a deep breath, she stepped on his side and went to the door without so much as a glance at him.

Her hand stopped just as she touched the knob, and she looked over her shoulder.

She was expecting him to wear his mocking grin again, but she was surprised that his eyes became bluer with unfamiliar emotion.

"Kana…" He said, walking towards her. She eyed him, almost expecting him to tell her that it was her punishment for entering his room un-announced.

"What?" She asked, her cheeks still flushed with the unfamiliar sensation that his lips has elicited from her.

"Wear a scarf, will you?" He said, his eyes settled on the mark that he left on her neck.

Her hand went to the place where his lips were a moment ago, and she nodded understandably.

"T-the coffee…" she said, averting his gaze from his naked body.

He noticed her dilemma and only then did the amusement on his eyes showed.

"Go on then, before I teach you another lesson." He winked at her, and she was on her feet immediately.

After roughly 5 minutes, Ken appeared in the dining area. He noticed that Kana has wrapped a green scarf on her neck, and his brows knitted. He remembered having the same color of scarf before, but it was now gone from his possession.

He gave it to Yuki.

"Come on, let's eat." She smiled at him, as if nothing has happened earlier.

He sat down on the chair and drank his coffee first. They ate in silence. Afterwards, Ken told her of his plans for the day. He asked if he could use her car to go around, and she nodded her head.

"Would you have lunch…by yourself?" She asked.

"Yes." He answered readily, because that was his real plan. He has to investigate the matter about the micro bug.

She suppressed herself from being disappointed. She would have wanted to eat lunch with him, but she cannot be too clingy to him and to privy of his private matters. Besides, she is aware that he must be working for her sake, unraveling the identity of the people who want to harm her.

With those thoughts in her mind, she felt a little better.

'I hope he won't go to where Yuki is.'

"Oh Ken, before I forgot. Kazuki has invited us tonight to a restaurant. I already said yes…is that alright?"

Ken thought for a moment if he has any particular plans and after wards, he said yes. It would actually give him the chance to talk with Kazuki personally about the flowers. Although he is not expecting that he might have known something about the bug, but it's better safe than sorry.

He knew for a fact that even the most innocent face could hide the scythe of death underneath.


Later in the afternoon, Ken went back to the store at exactly 3:25PM, and waited for Kana to went out from the back door. While he was waiting for her, he thought about what happened this morning.

He was meaning to just really teach her a lesson by scaring her, make her think that he would do something more perverted to her. Kana has been too familiar with him that she has lost some sense of propriety as a lady. He does not want her to be too emotionally attached to him, for he might just hurt her

in the end.

But he did not expect that he would enjoy it as much. And in that instant, it was indeed her that he was nibbling at. He tasted her, and he felt her reaction to his advances.

He thought that he would again, see Yuki in her.

But no. It was definitely Kana's scent. Kana's taste.

Although he still doesn't want to admit it, he felt an unwelcomed stirring in his loins. That was the reason why he let go before something uncontrollable happened.

Just then, his phone vibrated on his pocket.

It was a call coming from another Shadow, No. 3.

His brows frowned deep, because he had never had any business with No. 3 for him to be contacted. He answered it after a while.

"Yes?" He asked.

"Ken, please help. Yuki Iguchi was kidnapped."

Ken's head felt expanded in that instant. Without further thoughts, he turned on the car's engine and maneuvered along the highway, to the direction that No. 3 has told him. His heart was beating rapidly, and in his mind, he has nothing on it but his fervent wish for Yuki's safety.

'Yuki! Why do you have to be so close to danger? Be safe, please!'

When Kana opened the door, her eyes scanned the parking instantly and she felt uneasy when she did not see her SL65. Just then, she received a phone call. It was coming from No.3. She pressed the answer button.

"Hello, "

"Kana, Ken has been in an accident. I sent somebody to pick you up, please go with him as soon as he arrives."

Kana's heart leapt in that instant, her whole body felt frozen that her mind felt numb.

'Ken was in an accident?'

"H-how is he? Is he-"

"No more questions! Just come here."

Just then, a black car arrived in the parking, and Kana instantly knew that it must be the car that No. 3 was saying.

"The car is here." She said and ran towards the car in a hurry. She then hangs up her phone.

A man wearing an all-black attire came out from the car, and even though Kana has never seen the man, she had no time to think about nor hesitate about the matter. The only thing on her mind in that moment was to go where Ken is.

The man opened the door at the backseat and when she was about to get in, Kazuki came out from the store's back door. He was hoping to remind her about their dinner tonight.

His eyes squinted under the bright sunlight. Still, he was able to caught sight of Kana entering the car, as well as an unknown man closing the door behind her and him going to the driver's seat.

'He was not Ken, and it wasn't Kana's car.'

He watched as the car drove away, and his sharp mind was able to memorize the plate number of the car.


While inside the car, Kana was so nervous. Her heart won't stop beating profusely, and her palms began to sweat. She took off the scarf from her neck, as she suddenly felt warm with tension.

'What kind of accident Ken was engaged into? Oh my God, he must be so hurt that he was not able to call me. Please, let him be safe!'

She closed her eyes and clasped her hands in front of her. She uttered a silent prayer to keep him safe. She then remembered to call No. 3 to ask where is Ken being kept.

'He must be in a hospital right now.'

Her forehead creased into a deep frown when she couldn't get hold of No. 3's phone anymore. It seemed to have been turned off or the battery went dead. For some reason, she felt a deep sense of foreboding.

'There's something wrong.'

She then tried to contact the mentor's number. She was so focused on her phone that she didn't notice the man pressing some buttons on the car, nor did she notice him putting on a mask.

She heard the phone started ringing, and the mentor's voice came to her ear.

But when she was about to open her mouth to speak, everything around her turned pitch black.

She laid unconscious on the backseat, with the phone dropped on the car.


Kazuki has no idea how to contact Ken. He tried to call Kana's phone but it seemed that she was on a different call. Then, he remembered her saying that Ken has applied as a quality controller and will start on Monday.

He went to the HR room, and asked one of the staffs to give him Ken's file. He scanned the file and found a phone number listed there. He dialed the number, but was told by an operator that the number he dialed was non-existent or is not in use.

He looked dumbfounded at Ken's photo on his resume.

'Why would he list a number that is not working on his resume?'

Without another option, he returned Ken's file to the staff and just went out of the room.

He wasn't sure anymore if they would be able to meet for dinner tonight. However, there would still be a few nights left before he goes back to Osaka. He shrugged his shoulders, and wished that whatever was happening, let it be not a dangerous one.

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