Drabble: Inuchiyo x You with Drunk In Love! :d
Even as we headed through the gates and started on our way to the onsen, I was still in shock that Toshiie had actually pulled off a lie; to make us able to go alone.
Even though we are nothing more than childhood friends, I realize how intimate this trip actually is. The thought of it alone makes my face go red. I really hope Toshiie didn’t see.
A little while into our journey I spoke up “I’m glad that you were able to convince them we were meeting my mother and Yahiko. I’m surprised you were able to pull it off. though. I was sure he’d send Hideyoshi along anyway. But at least he can keep Mitsunari calm since he won’t have any absence, no?”
“That may be.. but it was the only option. That stupid monkey bastard..” Toshiie stops himself “No it was the easiest answer. If you say I am a brother it’s easy to say meeting family. Plus he’d get in the way of..” Again with him stopping mid-sentence, I turn to him, only to see his cheeks and ears bright red.
.I wonder if he feels the same. I try hard to keep my thoughts at bay as we make our way to the onsen. Lucky to beat out the rain that soon comes after we’ve settled into our room. After we’ve looked at the storm ensuing outside we settle to the table to eat our food.
“Oh look, there is even some sake. Luckily Keiji isn’t here” I laugh at my own joke as I pour both of us a cup. “As if I’d ever let Keiji have sake around you”
Wow, okay. I really need to not jump to him doing that because he feels the same. Man.. How many cups of this have I even had? My mind keeps it thoughts going rampant as we continue to eat. We have simple back and forth talks, but it feels as if the room and everything has grown much heavier. Man. It has to be the sake..or maybe the journey. It must have been one of those. Just as my mind goes on another tangent Toshiie spoke up. “It seems as the storm has settled we can head to the hot springs once we’ve finished. I’ll head out first so that you can change”
“Why..you know my name is Toshiie. You just as bad as that monkey bastard…Plus you are the year of the dog too..why do you say it like that?..”
“Inu-I mean Toshiie. I am sorry. but go on and head out so I can change”
Once he had left I finally realized that I was in love with Toshiie. To calm my nerves I took a few more gulps of sake and headed towards the women’s side of the springs. I settled in and let myself relax in the water, well, at least I tried too. Being the only woman on that side and the silence made my head start going back to Toshiie, so I decided to head over to his side. I looked around before I snuck over. Seeing that he two was alone I slid towards him in the water “Inu-chiyo it’s very peaceful here isn’t it?”
Toshiie, who hadn’t acknowledged my presence until now spun around eyes wide. “Deanna, this is the men’s side you shouldn’t be here” He continues on, scolding me and I realize I had to tell him. But Toshiie I know I’ve said in the past that you were taking over as my father or that I saw you as a brother but it’s changed. I still see you as family but as MY family.A family I want with you can’t you see that.
“But Toshiie I needed to tell you that-”
I was cut off by Toshiie groaning in pain. I was going to question what was wrong until I felt it too.
“Ow, Toshiie, I still need to talk to you, I wanted to say that..”
“It can wait let’s go back to our room”
Toshiie led me out of the water and made sure no one saw us leave the water together and got us back to our room.
“So what was is you wanted to tell me”
For some reason, my nerves were shaking.Maybe the sake has worn off with the nerves. Instead of answering, I pour the both of us some sake.
After we had both gotten drunk I decided to tell him what I had started saying earlier.
“I love you, Tosh-*hiccup* Toshiie”
Toshiie looked at me quickly. before his brows scrunched up and he scowled. “Yeah yeah I’m like a brother, I know. You told the monkey bastard that-”
“No” Oops I didn’t mean to shout but Toshiie let me finish anyway. “ I LOVE you. I want the next time you come home for it to be coming to me, as MY family.”
“Deanna, we are-”
“No. Listen to me! I want you to be MY family”
Finally, as if the emphasis had finally clicked to him he smiled and inched himself closer and closer until he was touching out noses. “I love you, too, Deanna”
Out of happiness we both laughed and held each other until we fell asleep.
The next morning we headed back to Oda and we kind of didn’t want to. Since we wouldn’t have as much time together. But we did make it back in one piece. After making dinner for the men Hideyoshi met up with me. “So did the dog act well in front of your mother?” Shit. Oh yeah…Toshiie got us alone by saying we were meeting family there. “Toshiie is always a gentleman. We met so he could ask my mother’s permission.” Even though he wouldn’t have to.
“Congratulations. But make to tell me if he ever hurt you, though, I’ll make him regret it”
Once he walks off the others start to leave the hall. I see Toshiie head out wth Katsuie who smiles towards me. I guess Toshiie told him. But it seems we’ve been accepted and that’s all I could ask for.