Theme: 06. Petting the Cat
Fandom/Pairing: .hack//SIGN; Silver Knight/Mimiru
Rating: ESRB Rating of T for Teen < nature of pairing >
Summary: Mimiru describes her attempt at conning her father into a new pet. Silver Knight listens.
"And so Dad was all, 'We are not getting the cat and that is final'." Mimiru sighs, folds back into a seated position.
For a moment, Silver Knight's eyes glow. "What did you do?"
She looks over at him. A smile, sweet and sinful, whispers a secret along her lips. "I picked the kitten up, cuddled him and made him purr."
He looks back at her. He can easily imagine her soothing a fat little ball of fluff, her hands smoothing its soft fur. Petting it until it let out an irresistible little rumble.
"Did it work?" Isshin finds himself almost expecting it to have worked. Surely her infectious spontaneity convinces other people. He cannot possibly be the only person she persuades.
But Mimiru sighs, fingers trailing along the nonexistent grass as if she were stroking some phantom animal.
Immediately, he knows what her answer will be. Almost does not need to hear her say, "No," to know that she failed.
It seems, he reflects as he watches imaginary breezes blow imaginary kites, that he is her primary victim.