RHRT: Glimpses 18Glimpse #18: Happy Birthday?
"Robu, I'm home!" called Rizu from the entrance of the apartment.
After slipping into a pair of slippers that were lying by the door, she turned to find a cloud of white powered dust lingering outside the kitchen. She arched her right eyebrow and let out a sigh of annoyance. "What on earth is he up to now?" she muttered.
To her utter surpriseand horrorthe kitchen was coated with flour that had been poured into the metal mixing bowl too fast, and standing over the bowl were Robu and her two ex-boyfriends Raian Daishizenno and Kureigu Yukino all covered in white. A nervous laugh escaped from Robu's lips as he dropped the offensive paper bag from his hands and squeaked, "Happy birthday?"
RHRT: Glimpses 17Glimpses #17: This Doesn't Make Sense
A strand of thick dark brown hair fell gracefully against Robu's neck, and he flinched from the heated tips brushing along his pale skin. He looked at his reflection, noticing that same mixture of confusion and amusement that had been shining in his eyes for the past fifteen minutes, and let out a heavy sigh under his breath. "This doesn't make sense," he said.
"How so?" asked Rizu as she took another wavy strand and placed it between two hot metal plates.
"You have a flatiron, but you don't use it to straighten your hair," replied Robu as he shifted his gaze to her wild ponytail. "Really, Rizu, you need to do something with it. It's a complete mess!"
"I, personally, think you look sexier with straight hair, and it doesn't take long for me to fix what you've got," huffed Rizu. "As for me, the damage is done and beyond repair. Why do you think I had to stop using the flatiron?"
Robu paled at the thought of having frizz like his girlfriend and
Black Rose"Black Rose"
(A letter from Dark Shi to Dark Seijitsu)
My dear underling,
I trust that you are doing fair as you read this letter, but I'm afraid our paths have failed to cross in this lifetime. It is with deepest regret that I cannot assist you in the defeat of the Angelic Guardians, for I have been destroyed by Tamashii after many attempts of saving my vessel from Master Myoujou's control. Had I been sealed away into the abyss or perhaps exorcised out of my better half, I would have taken you under my dark wings once more and protected you from all that is good, pure, and corruptive to our world.
But, alas, my underling, it seems that fate has torn us apart forever, and I can no longer teach you the joys and art of the darkness. You were always willing in the past and eager to learn more, and I was more than obliged to show you everything I knew. I can only hope that eagerness continues to exist inside you during this life.
You and I are so much alike, and I know we would have made a
RHRT: Glimpses 16Glimpse #16: May the Teriyaki Be with You
Rizu rolled her eyes at the sound of someone breathing heavily through a mask in the other room. Carefully stirring the chicken over the stove, she continued to ignore the dark intruder that was creeping into the kitchen.
Two heavy arms clad in black wrapped around her waist, and she could feel his breath against her neck. "Tell me where the princess is hiding, or I will obliterate your puny planet into dust," he purred.
Still unimpressed with her boyfriend's act, she dumped the greasy chicken next to a serving of fried rice and thrust the plate into his face. "Teriyaki?" she asked.
Robu ripped off his Darth Vader helmet and happily took his dinner without a complaint. "I concede in defeat," he said.
RHRT: Glimpses 15Glimpse #15: This Is Wrong
Robu arched his dark right eyebrow with a look that told Rizu that he was not amused with his predicament. "You do know that this is wrong on so many levels, right?" he drawled.
"I'm aware of that," replied Rizu.
Robu sighed heavily as he continued. "So, why the hell do I have to dress up like this?" he demanded, pointing to his yellow and navy blue Serā Senshi outfit.
Running her fingers through the sea green wig in her hands, Rizu said in exasperation, "Robu, it's only a cosplay convention! Nobody's gonna know you're dressing up as a girl because the two of you are androgynous!"
"But a lesbian couple?"
RHRT: Glimpses 14Glimpse #14: Bad News?
Robu stepped out of the bathroom and walked to the living room where Rizu was updating her status on a popular social networking website. His face fell and he let out a heavy sigh of regret. "Rizu," he began hesitantly, "I've got some news that you're not gonna like."
"Try me," challenged Rizu.
Taking a deep breath to gather his courage, Robu replied, "I'm cutting off my hair and going back wearing it spiky."
Immediately, Rizu felt her body freeze and her blood turn ice cold. She loved playing with her boyfriend's hair and occasionally straightening it for fun, but to hear him telling her that he was getting rid of it broke her heart into pieces.
She turned to him with tears forming in his eyes, silently begging him to reconsider his decision, but Robu merely grinned and hollered, "April Fools!"
RHRT: Glimpses 13Glimpse #13: Seiji's Not Amused
Seiji prowled into the living room from his post in the dream world and tilted his head. His master and mistress were on their handheld game consoles, and from the way the green light on their devices was blinking, he realized that they were having another wireless Pocket Monster battle. What is it with Master, Mistress, and their fascination with Pocket Monsters? he thought tiredly.
With a heavy sigh, he jumped onto the empty couch cushion next to Robu and peered over his master's shoulder to see who was winning. From his point of view, it appeared to Seiji that Robu was battling with a gold and brown fox-like humanoid with two spoons in its hands. Toward to right-hand corner of the upper screen, he took notice of the black and grey wolf that belonged to Rizu. Not only did the wolf catch Seiji's eye but also the wolf's name.
He snapped his head up and growled deeply at Rizu. His mistress gulped and let out a nervous laugh. Apparently, Seiji did n
RHRT: Glimpses 12Glimpse #12: Halloween?
Rizu was frustrated.
Robu had spent most of his free time focusing on his academics while thinking of a new concept for his mini manga plot that he had to turn in by the end of the month. He was so busy with his studies that he had nearly forgotten that he had a girlfriend, and she was going to let him know about it.
She walked out of their bedroom wearing a black and white dress that was the exact replica of her Gothic Alice costume when she had to face Seijitsu's evil self as the Mad Hatter. She knew that Robu had a thing for Goth girls, but he had never seen her dress up like one. Hopefully, this will get his attention, she thought.
Robu caught a glimpse of black fabric from the corner of his left eye, and he lifted up his head from his laptop and looked at her for a moment. Several seconds of silence had passed until he finally asked, "Is it Halloween already?"
RHRT: Glimpses 11Glimpse #11: Fan Fiction
Robu stared blankly at his computer screen with wide eyes that were fixed on the website's content. Rizu walked across the room to join her boyfriend on the couch and cocked her head to the side when she noticed that he was zoning out on her. "Robu, what is it?"
Robu said nothing as he picked up his laptop and placed it on her lap. Still petrified, he answered, "Look what I found on the internet."
Rizu scrolled to the top of the page and carefully read every paragraph until she had reached the end of the short story. Laughing hysterically, she handed back Robu his laptop and clutched her sides. "Honestly," she wheezed, "what do these fans know about us in bed?"