Subaru opened a door to a seemingly empty apartment; keys were left on a table. Once he entered the kitchen though, he noticed he wasn’t alone.
“Good afternoon Subaru-kun.”
“Good afternoon Seishirou-san, how was your day?”
“Hmm, let me think. The day at the clinic was slow; I decided to perform magic tricks to entertain the patients.”
At this Subaru actually laughed. “I’m sorry I had to work a case today and Hokuto-chan wanted to go shopping.”
“Ah it’s fine Subaru-kun, who knows what Hokuto-chan is shopping for, probably stuff for our wedding.”
“SEISHIROU-SAN!” Subaru’s face was bright red now as Seishirou got up to answer the ringing telephone.
Subaru decided it was best to not eavesdrop, it could be a customer after all, and Subaru didn’t like to hear about poor suffering animals. But would they call Seishirou’s home line? Or was his home line the same as the clinic’s? Why hadn’t Subaru bothered to ask these questions?
Seishirou came back into the kitchen wiping his glasses on his shirt. “Seishirou-san?”
“Are you alright?”
“May I ask who was on the phone or am I imposing?”
“Wanted me to be Sakurazukamori as usual and as usual I told her I’m content with being a veterinarian with magic powers.”
Even after dinner what Seishirou had said was still itching at the back of Subaru’s mind. Wandering through the apartment Subaru found the older man on the couch dozing slightly. Subaru hesitated and wondered if he should join him.
“You can join me Subaru-kun; we’re engaged to be married after all.”
Subaru slowly joined the other on the couch, blushing as he did so. As he curled up against Seishirou he felt groggy, maybe he should start listening to his sister after all. “Seishirou-san?”
“Why don’t you want to be the Sakurazukamori? It would make you an onmyouji wouldn’t it?”
“No, I am an onmyouji, it’s in my blood. I inherited the magic. Sakurazukamori is just a title Subaru-kun and it’s not something you should worry about.” He reached over and flipped the television on, closing his amber eyes and cradling Subaru against him. “Here, watch a movie with me and maybe take a nap, we can go to bed later.”
“Okay.” Subaru couldn’t help but wonder, why wouldn’t someone want to take on their family title and be the head? He didn’t mind it that much. Maybe that would be something to talk about when the wedding came.