I could hear loud music blasting in the living room. My body was refusing to wake up at that moment. We had such a long night. I was so drunk andif Koichi didn't pull me off the bar I probably would have started stripping which would not have been good for my "Good Girl" image. I put the pillow over my face and snuggled in the blanket I managed to get tangled in as I slept. The music wasn't the biggest interruption of my slumber, it was the screeching noise that came along with it. My body sat up quickly as I looked around the room.
"Urusai!" I yelled out before my body fell back lifelessly onto the bed.
The music continued to play but the screeching of a dying cat had finally stopped. I turned my head towards the door to see Koichi standing there with his arms crossed at his chest. He leaned against the wall as he always did while he stared at me laying there looking like crap with a headache from hell.
"You don't like my singing?" He said.
"That was not singing." I corrected him.
He walked over to the edge of the bed and squatted down. His face was very close to mine as he continued to look into my eyes. His hand brushed my hairout of my face so he could see me better.
"Why are you up so early?" I asked him.
"Whew, you smell like a distillery Katsumi!" He informed me as he crunched up his face and moved away.
I knew the alcohol was seeping from my pores and the sake I managed to spill on myself didn't help. I was so tired I didn't even manage to change into my night clothes. I was still wearing my pink cami with my favorite tight blue jeans with my high heels still on my feet.
"Are you saying I stink?" I shouted.
"My dear other half, yes! You need a shower." He answered.
I finally mustard up the energy to get out of bed but not before I completely missed my footing propelling me forward. Koichi was fast and thank god he was fast enough to catch me because I was going down and there wasn't a damn thing I could do to stop it.
"Hmm, still drunk are we?" He asked sarcastically.
"Whatever." I said with a slight attitude.
I bent over to take off my shoes which seemed like another task I couldn't complete. I sat back on the bed as I stared forward to notice my vision was slightly blurred. I am starting to think maybe I should have eaten something yesterday and I wouldn't have this feeling now.
Koichi bent down at my side and unzipped the side of my shoes and took them off for me. He leaned closer putting his arm around my waiste.
"Come on." He said as he smiled.
I wrapped my arms around his neck and he lifted me like a feather. I let him carry me to the bathroom because obviously I wouldn't make in on my own in the condition I was in.
Once in the bathroom he put me down and I sat on the sink watching him. He turned on the water and checked the temperature with his arm. While I was sitting there I began to remember how we would always fight over who would get the shower first when we were younger. I would always win because I would trick and deceive him into loosing focus leaving me just enough time to run in and lock the door quickly behind me.
When we were forteen I remember he had a game and I had a performance and he managed to get in the bathroom before I did. I refused to be late so I barged in and got into the shower with him. I still remember the look on his face. Koichi never saw a naked girl before and here was one in the shower with him that just happen to be his twin sister. I didn't care aboutKoichi seeing me. He was the closest thing to me and he would never hurt me. Ever since then there were no more shower fights because if one of us needed the shower and the other was already in there we would just hop in too.
We would never tell other people about that or other things. We thought they would think it was weird and inappropriate and it probably was but we didn't care. It was us against the world then and it is still us against the world now.
"The water is set." He said as he walked over and stood infront of me.
I poked my lips out to signal I wanted a kiss and he smiled as he leaned in and gave me a quick peck.
"Call me if you can't manage to coordinate your feet and end up on the floor." He said as he laughed and walked out of the bathroom.
I hopped off the sink and turned around to look at myself. I took off my shirt only to see a scratch that extended from my shoulder all the way across and down to my chest.
"What the hell!" I whispered to myself.
I didn't remember much of last night only that the businessmen sitting in the back were looking for someone to do work for them and Koichi is considering. He wanted to find out a little more about them and what they needed before making a final decision. I was the distraction last night. Koichi could do what he needed, get the information he wanted, and not draw attention to himself because all eyes would be on me.
I took off my jeans and then my bra and panties. I put my hand in the shower to feel that the water was just right. Koichi knew exactly how I liked everything. I stepped in and let the water run on my aching body. I turned around to wet my hair as I closed my eyes and just enjoyed the feeling of the warm water against my skin and the quietness of the bathroom.
After being in the shower for over an hour I decided it was time to get out. I turned the knobs to turn off the water and stepped out to the cool breeze lurking. I dried off and grabbed my robe before heading out into the living room.
Koichi sat there on the couch reading a magazine and blasting Kreva on the stereo. I stood there looking at him waiting for him to notice I was in the room. He finally looked up at me only to look back down at the magazine and continue flipping through the pages.
"Where did you sleep?" I asked.
"I was in the bed briefly but you kept kicking me so I came out here." He said as he continued looking through his magazine.
I walked over and sat next to him. He scooted over to make room. Our apartment in Tokyo was small with only one bedroom but we made it work and it was something we could afford.
"Did you speak with the gentlemen last night?" I asked.
"I did for a little while but not long enough to make a decision." He said with a slight attitude.
"Why not?" I asked.
"Because before I could continue I had to pull you off the bar!" He answered as he threw the magazine aside and got up to walk towards the stereo.
"I am sure I would have been fine." I answered as I let out a little giggle.
"You would have been fine? There were twenty men around you like drunk horny dogs!" He yelled.
I could see he was upset although he hid it well before.
"I can take care of myself." I said in a low voice.
"I almost got into a fight in there because of you!" He said in a strong tone but no longer yelling.
"Oh wow, you have been in plenty of fights before that is nothing new." I told him.
"Katsumi I was out numbered twenty to one. One on one is fair, twenty on one is to much to ask of anyone!" He explained as he walked into the bedroom.
I sat there trying to think of a way to make this situation better. A way to ease the tension that was now so thick in the air I am not sure how either of us could breath. I got up and went into the bedroom behind him. He was moving two cases from under the bed to the closet. I knew they contained his guns I just wasn't sure why he was moving them. I walked up behind him and got very close. He knew how close I was and he stopped moving and just stood there with his back turned to me. I leaned in and rested my chin by his shoulder blade.
"I can't stand fighting with you." I whispered.
We didn't move, we just stood there close to each other.
"You know I love you." I whispered again to him.
He turned around to meet my stare. He looked back into my eyes with such intensity. He moved closer to me and rested his chin on my forhead. He leaned down and our noses were touching. I wrapped my arms around his waist and pulled him closer. He cuffed my face in his hands as if he was going to kiss me but he didn't. He just stared in my eyes while I was holding him tight.
"I know you do." He said before removing my hands from around him and heading back to the living room.
I stood there in the bedroom for a moment before I sat down on the bed. I knew we had to go back out tonight and I needed to mentally prepare myself. I was very convincing, charming, and captivating. This took a lot of practice over the years and I have just about mastered it. I was able to put men in a trance where they weren't sure if they were coming or going. They would forget about everything else and I became the number one object of their fantasies. I could trap a man without even letting him touch me but I wouldn't use these skills often if Koichi wasn't around. He acted as sort of a guard. I would disrupt their train of thought and Koichi would fish for the information we needed.
I walked over to the dresser and grabbed my favorite cherry blossom scented lotion. I walked back over to the bed and sat down. I took off my and poured the lotion onto my hand. I slowly began to rub it into my skin making sure to spread it evenly. I started with my foot and worked my way up to my ankle. I poured more lotion in my hand and ran it slowly up my calves and around my knee finally making my way to my thigh. Koichi came back into the bedroom but stopped in the doorway. I didn't jump in shock because he has seen my body before. He would still try to give me my privacy but I knew he was hesitant to move. He stood there and watched me for a few more moments.
I turned to look at him still standing there looking at my body.
"Did you need something?" I asked but he didn't respond.
He continued to watch and his eyes soon left my body to meet my stare. He stood there and stared at me in a way that gave me a chill. I wanted to continue lotioning up but I couldn't move. I could only sit there completely naked on the bed with Koichi looking me dead in the eye trying to figure out what he was thinking at that very moment.