He walked the City streets quietly, carrying with him a rather large, white box. Someone was late in giving his real Christmas present to Yuuki, but today was perfect. It was snowing, and a fur coat
would come in handy if Yuuki wished to play in the snow... only within the vicinity of the Hellsing manor of course.
Snow was nostalgic to him... He remembered how Yuuki used to wait for him to return and jump him the very moment she sees him.
Those days were gone now. It saddened him how often Yuuki spoke of Zero, but he knew that that could not be helped. The City seemed determined in pushing him away from Yuuki, as she and Zero had been together here for a year... without Kaname at all. It was inevitable that feelings could develop between them, and it troubled him more than he was willing to admit. Could it be that Yuuki merely stayed with him because she had no choice in the matter? Was she even staying with him at all? They were guests in the Hellsing manor... not exactly a place he could call "their" home.
But even if this was the case, he could not help but love her. She was Yuuki, even if she seemed different... He longed for her. He knew that awakening to who she truly was would be difficult for her. She had lived as a human girl, free from worries for more than 10 years... And he could only watch from a distance, because if he got to close, the temptation was unbearable.
Does Yuuki know how lonely and painful it was for him? 10 years... it seemed much longer than it really was.
If only he were stronger, he would protect her... but instead, he was reduced to someone who had to ask favors from someone else. There was no control here, no order. He had to find a way out... and the Artemis organization could help with that.
At least, it was what he wanted to believe.
He watched the children playing in the City streets, smiling despite himself. Snowballs flew past him here and there, but so far he remained unscathed. A laugh escaped his lips as a particular little girl from the orphanage with long brown hair caught his attention. She was small and clumsy, but did not allow herself to be bullied by the other children.
So much like the Yuuki he knew.
The little girl did not look where she was going and ran straight into him, stumbling as she went. The poor child scrapped her knee and began to cry. The smile did not leave his lips as he picked her up, hushing her gently as he cradled her.
"It's alright now..." he cooed, "it doesn't hurt any longer..."
He took the pain away from her, quieting her sobs. She looked at her knee curiously, seeing the wound had healed completely. The little girl looked at him and stammered, "How... how did you do that?"
He only responded with a smile and a finger to his lips, as if it were a secret he wished to share with only her. He placed her back down and took out something from his pocket. As he knelt down in front of her, her big brown eyes lit up with glee.
"Merry Christmas, dear one."
The little girl hugged the pink bunny
tight and thanked him. It was intended to be for Yuuki, but he doesn't think she would mind if he gave the bunny to a little orphaned girl. He placed a hand on her head as she jumped him for another hug before running back home.
As soon as her back was turned, Kaname hid himself behind the shadows. It would be troublesome if anyone saw him after all. He somehow felt better and began his journey back to the Hellsing manor. Yuuki would still need to get her present.[ooc: action to anyone who saw what he did thar. :3 And thank you, anon, for inspiring me to write! I promise I will do my best and not listen to disruptive comments from now on! EDIT:
What did I say about not listening to- OK! Will stop editing entry now, I promise! x.x;;; Geez.]