She sat on her balcony watching as her father showed Shiori around the grounds. She snarled her lip at her father as they passed under her. She layed her head on the table and sighed, “Father’s being too persistent with this. Rikai you have to hurry.” She looked out over the garden under her balcony. She noticed some purple iris growing plentifully around her roses. She smiled as they made her think about Rikai. She leaned her arm against the table cupping her chin in her hand as she watch the warm around dance around the flowers. She put her nose in the air to get a better smell of the flowers, suddenly she hears a knock at her bedroom door. With out moving from her chair she yells “Come in. It’s not locked.” She listened looking over her shoulder as the door clicked close.
“Sora, dear sister, I’m truly and honestly sorry. I had no idea that father was actually doing that.” Sesshomaru walked over to her, gently patting her head.
She leaned into the pat, “I know you didn’t and I didn’t mean to get so angry at you about it, but it seems like I have this inescapable fate of having to be the princess I don’t want to be.” She sighed as she watched the purple iris’ dance again in the warm breeze.
“I don’t think you will be able to escape it either, but sis, I will always be here for you. I will do anything you ask of me. Don’t forget that I’m always going to be here for you no matter what happens.”
“Take me to Sere then.” She looked at her brother and demanded this from him.
His mouth dropped open slightly, “You know that Rikai isn’t going to be there so what is the point?”
Sighing she knew he was right, “I don’t know just the fact that I want to be away from this. From the pressure of being what I don’t wanna be.” She layed her chin on the table.
Sesshomaru sat down in the chair across from her, “Wait just a little bit sis, it might be a little bit and I will do my best to stall the wedding and turn father’s attention to something else, but just bare with me please. I need you to have faith in me and you need to have faith in Rikai as well. He won’t let you get married to anyone other than him, and you know it. So don’t worry ok?”
She smiled at his words knowing that there was truth in them, “Ok Sessy. I will hold on as long as I can all the way up till the wedding day. If this is what you ask of me than I will do it!” She hugged her brother tight around his stomach.
Sesshomaru smiled and patted her head, “Thanks little sis. Now lets appease father and get him to back down just a little.”
She nodded, “You got it!” She smiled at her big brother then continued to stare at the purple iris’. Rikai I can’t wait to see you when ever you get done, hopefully I won’t be married by that time. She stood and leaned over her balcony smiling she decided to volt over the rail, landing on her feet. She saw her father and Shiori not too far away from her. “Father, I’m sorry that I acted so rashly last night, if this is who you wish me to marry then I can do that I suppose.”
Her father smiled, “Well that’s great news! I will begin the wedding preparations as soon as possible.” He leaned down to hug her and she kinda bit her lip not wanting to say anything that could possibly make matters better or worse at this point. As her father let her go she smiled a fake smile to appease him. “Well maybe you too should get to know each other better then I suppose.” She nodded at her father as he walked away. Both her and Shiori looked at each other, she had finally gotten a good look at him. No wonder her father wanted to marry her off to him he was very handsome. Maybe just a couple years older than she was. His hair was a little messy, but it was tied at the nap of his neck letting the long locks flow down past his hips. He had his dragon armor on and his abs caught her attention as she blushed. She had seen Rikai’s in the hot springs but she had never seen another mans. He smiled at her, his smile actually seemed sincere because it reached his eyes. She looked into his eyes, fiery crimson, just like Rikai’s. This man was going to possibly take the place of him and she didn’t want that, but that smile she just couldn’t look away from him, but there was something different about him and she just wasn’t able to find it. “Sora-chan, are you ok?”
Her voice was caught in her throat, she didn’t think that his voice would be so smooth yet so deep. She looked away from him the blush on her face more pronounced. “Yes I’m fine.” She turned to smile at him, “Well maybe later we can get more acquainted with each other?”
“Yes that would be just fine with me. I’m feeling a bit tired anyway. See you at dinner?” He held out his hand to her and she placed hers in his he gently kissed her knuckles. She blushed again, but this time he get to see it. He smiled at her and gently let her hand go as he walked away.
She looked up at her balcony to see Sesshomaru still standing there watching the entire thing. She puckered her lips and glared at him, “And you couldn’t come down and save me?”
Chuckling he said to her, “If I would have tried to stop it it wouldn’t sounded so convincing.” He chuckled more at her.
She screamed at him, “I hate you, Sessy.” She smiled and shook her head afterwards. She watched as Shiori was already making his way across the court yard. She smiled, “Maybe dinner with the prince of dragons won’t be so bad.”