If you forgot what happened in the last part, click here. Or click here to start from the beginning.The sounds of the night began as Yuki’s body cooled. He ached to sit down or stretch his legs.
A low-pitched noise sounded at the edge of the forest. Yuki held his breath and wished he could see. The fox circled him.
“Do they think I am so stupid that I cannot differentiate between male and female?” the Fox growled.
“No, Master.” Yuki’s heart threatened to jump from his chest.
The Fox breathed loudly in Yuki’s ear, ruffling his hair and warming the cloth wrapped around his face. “You lie.”
Yuki said nothing but willed his breathing to remain even. When would he die?
“You smell like my son,” the Fox commented.
“Yes, Master.” Yukie supposed that was true enough, given the time Koh had spent with him.
The great beast resumed his pacing. “He told I’d kill you, then.”