“I was scared. Scared you didn’t want me. That I wasn’t good,” Yuki croaked.
Eiko hushed her, hugging Yuki again and kissing her ear. “Oh, Yuki-chan. I do love you, and want you, very much. I’ve never experienced anything like that with anyone, and I hope we can do it again.”
“We can!” Yuki said sharply then colored in embarrassment. Several students turned to look where before they had been avoiding staring at the couple. Yuki dropped her voice. “We will,” she promised. “Tonight?” She silently chided herself. She was being as forward as the women in those bars.
Eiko continued to hold Yuki’s hands. “Tomorrow,” she said. “I need to spend tonight with my sister.”
“Tomorrow,” Yuki agreed. “I need to study tonight anyway.” Now that her mind was eased, her procrastination shamed her. Knowing she would see Eiko tomorrow, she could use the evening to catch up.
“For now, tea?” Eiko asked, cocking her head toward the door.
“Yes. Just a moment.” Yuki hustled into one of the stalls, eager to be on her way.