By H.J. Brues
Whilst yakuza underboss Shigure Matsunaga meets Kenneth Harris at a run of the mill social occasion, he’s shocked to discover himself drawn to the blond gaijin with the mismatched eyes. Shigure is much more happy whilst he discovers Ken not just speaks eastern fluently, yet is fluent in Japan's methods, even the extra violent of the martial arts. Ken’s services at kendo isn't really his so much amazing quality—it’s the eagerness underneath his quiet, nearly fragile external that ignites Shigure's lust, and the 2 come jointly as explosively as they spar.
Shigure is a perilous guy in a deadly place. He’s been attempting to hold the peace with the Daito-kai—his hated rivals—but the chance at the streets is escalating, threatening these Shigure so much desires to safeguard. He could declare to like his gaijin, yet ahead of he can retain Ken secure, Shigure must triumph over hostility from his humans, a hidden enemy, and, the main insidious opponent of all, his personal hard-won satisfaction.
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Whilst he did, he learned this wasn’t what he’d deliberate, notwithstanding it didn’t precisely come as a surprise. He’d been attempting to forget about his first impressions of the fellow, delight blinding him to what he had in entrance of his eyes. Ironic social outcast could come so simply to resent one other outcast and put out of your mind his first rule of survival. It by no means paid to disregard your instincts in the event you lived at the tip of a sword. KEN Shigure again to the altering room, nonetheless smiling on the good-natured teasing the lads had submitted their boss to. All these scary-looking goons had acted like a number of schoolboys, joking and patting their captain’s again whereas they commiserated with him over wasting to a gaijin. apart from that child, Kotaro, nobody had brazenly praised Ken—it may were offensive to their boss in the event that they had—but he might see appreciation of their eyes. And Shigure had long gone so far as introducing him round, anything that would now not have intended something again in the USA, yet right here, it was once a big step for Ken. It avoided him from being invisible. Shigure left his bokken on a sword rack and began undressing. Ken grew to become to do an identical, feeling unexpectedly worried. while they’d replaced ahead of, he’d been too indignant to gain they have been bare for the 1st time in every one other’s presence, and he hadn’t even glanced in Shigure’s basic path. Now he used to be too conscious of the physique relocating as regards to him, so shut that the rustle of garments because the yakuza disrobed sounded overly loud, raking on Ken’s nerves as he did his most sensible to disregard the impulse to show and probability a glance at what he knew will be an awesome view. He fumbled along with his uniform like a newbie donning jap clothing for the 1st time. Shit. He’d been so mad whilst he did all these knots that now he may need a fishhook to pry the strings aside. “Need aid? ” Shigure requested, now not relatively chuckling, yet evidently amused. Ken raised his head to glare at him, and his jaw dropped open. “Holy shit,” he swore, reverting to English in his dazzle, his eyes now not understanding the place to decide on the fabulous surroundings of Shigure’s tattooed physique. The yakuza laughed overtly now. “What? You don’t have tattoos in the USA? ” Ken might have rolled his eyes if he’d been capable of tear his gaze from the ocean of coloured ink. “Of path we do. All good colours and great unmarried traces drawing hearts, names, or even a dragon or , yet that…. ” He waved his hand as though to hide the total intricacy of blue waves crashing opposed to Shigure’s thighs, white foam pushing the stormy ocean up his torso, pink peonies floating right here and there, certainly one of them blossoming correct round a rosy nipple that appeared a part of the luscious flower. “That might be framed and hung in a museum. ” Shigure grinned, evidently flattered. “I’m now not able to be skinned simply but. ” Ken made a disgusted face. “That’s gross. close up and allow me glance. ” The yakuza set free a hearty snort and opened his fingers extensive. “Here. glance your fill. ” rattling. It was once the main attractive factor Ken had ever noticeable on a residing physique. It seemed as though somebody had lent the yakuza a silk gown ten sizes smaller than his personal, the sleeves finishing correct less than his elbows, the perimeters by no means coping with to overlap on the entrance, leaving a fresh strip of bare epidermis down the chest and alongside the internal thighs, the collar by no means attaining Shigure’s powerful neck, the decrease rim cascading around the entrance thighs to prevent a couple of inches wanting the knees.