Kobayashi’s household was filled with merriment on Christmas Eve, a celebration of sorts after the strange play they had thrown earlier. Kobayashi drank, Tohru served, and Elma stuffed her face with as many pastries as she could. Meanwhile, the boys played their games, Lucoa supporting Shouta perhaps a bit too much.
Her cheering was a bit much, but what really bothered her human friend was the fact that her breasts were resting on his head. Needless to say, he lost the match from the distraction. “H-hey! Stop that, you demon!”
“Aww, but Shouta, I’m not a demon…” Lucoa insisted.
“Just… Go somewhere else for now!” he commanded, clearly frustrated.
“Alright, alright. Have fun!” Lucoa walked to the table where Kobayashi sat. “It’s good to get together like this.”
“Heh. I’ll admit, it’s not bad,” Kobayashi replied, clearly far past drunk.
Lucoa’s attention was drawn to Kanna and Saikawa, the former of whom was riding the latter like a horse. She smiled sweetly. “Those two get along pretty well, don’t you think?”
“Yeah. They’re practically inseparable sometimes,” Kobayashi responded before she took another swig.
“You’re right…” An idea formed in Lucoa’s head, prompting her to walk over to the girls. “Hey, Kanna. Mind if I talk to you a bit?”
“Sure,” Kanna replied as flatly as ever. “Hey, Saikawa. Let’s take a break.”
“Oh, umm, sure, Kanna. Whatever you want,” Saikawa said.
Lucoa led Kanna to a corner of the room, unable to hold in her grin. She then leaned down and pulled two rings from her pocket. “So, I’ve noticed you and that girl are pretty close.”
“Yeah,” Kanna agreed. “I like her a lot.”
“Ah. Well, how would you like to be even closer to her?”
Kanna thought for a moment. “You mean like Lady Tohru and Kobayashi? I do!”
“Perfect! Let’s just say I might have a way.”
“Ooooh!” Kanna said. Despite the flat tone, it was hard to miss her excitement.
“You know about marriage, right?” Lucoa smiled as Kanna eagerly nodded. “Well, humans like to use rings to show that they’re married, but there’s more to it.” She opened her palm and revealed the rings. “I brought these here from our world. Their magic will make sure you’ll become even closer, I promise.”
Kanna picked them out of Lucoa’s hands. “How do they work?”
“It’s simple. Each of you places one on your fingers, then you say ‘I do.’ Nothing to it, the rings will do the rest!”
Wonder filled Kanna’s eyes as she pocketed them and hugged Lucoa. “Thank you!”
“No problem! Maybe wait a bit to use them, though. Might not want to cause a scene.”
“Okay.” Kanna ran back to Saikawa.
Eventually, everyone decided to go their separate ways. Kobayashi had passed out from the alcohol, leaving Tohru to send everyone home.
“Lady Tohru, can I spend the night at Saikawa’s house?” Kanna asked.
“Huh? But don’t you want to stay home for Christmas?” Tohru asked in confusion.
“I can make it home early for presents. I want to hang out with Saikawa for a bit longer.”
Meanwhile, Saikawa couldn’t believe what she was hearing. Kanna is gonna spend Christmas Eve… at my house? She practically exploded with emotion.
“Hmm… Alright. But Please make it back tomorrow, okay?” Tohru said.
“Sure. Thanks, Lady Tohru!” Kanna ran out the door with Saikawa, thrilled for what was coming.
A few minutes later, Kobayashi woke up from her alcohol-fueled nap, noticing there were only two people left in the house. “Ouch… Where is everyone?”
“They just left to head to their homes. Apparently, they’re each having their own individual parties, too!” Tohru replied as she washed dishes.
“What about Kanna?”
“She escorted Miss Saikawa home. She’s decided to stay there for a bit, as well.”
“Really? I thought for sure she’d want to spend Christmas Eve with us.”
“That’s what I said! Still, she seemed really excited about it. She said she’d be back in the morning.”
“Alright, I guess. I hope they don’t get into any trouble,” Kobayashi said.
Meanwhile, Kanna and Saikawa reached the latter’s house. After talking to her parents and a quick call to confirm the sleepover with Kobayashi, they headed up to Saikawa’s room “I’m, uh, really glad you decided to spend the night here.”
“Yeah, me too,” Kanna replied. “I remember the first time I came here.”
“Oh, yeah…” Saikawa blushed furiously. It certainly was hard to forget.
“Do you remember what I said?”
“Umm… That you wanted to be closer, right?”
“Yeah. Then you said we could get married. I wanna do it. Let’s get married.”
Saikawa exploded once more. “I mean… Don’t you think we’re a bit young?”
“So? I like you a lot.” Kanna pulled the rings she had received earlier. “Lucoa gave these to me. She said they could make us closer.”
Kanna was on the verge of yet another explosion but steeled herself. Its just pretend, right? Or is she serious? She nervously picked up one of the rings. “So, I just put it on?”
“Yeah. Then I put on mine, and we say ‘I do.’” Kanna waited for a moment. “Go on.”
“Umm… I do.” A bright light engulfed them for a few moments. “Kanna, is this supposed to happen!?”
“I don’t know…” Kanna flatly responded. Saikawa didn’t know whether to take that as a good thing.
They felt a strange sensation as they were pulled towards each other, unable to tell exactly what was happening due to the blinding light.
When it finally cleared, Saikawa panickedly looked around. “Kanna, where are you!?”
“I’m right here.” Kanna’s voice came from her left, but when she turned her head, Saikawa noticed that it was much closer than she expected.
“Whoa, you’re so close…” Saikawa blushed but noticed something strange that kept her from another outburst. He left side felt strange, almost numb.
“Whoa… I guess this is what the rings do…” Kanna commented.
“Wh-what do you mean? What happened?” Saikawa felt her body prop itself up against the bed without her making it do so. “Whoa! What was that?”
Saikawa looked in the mirror and her eyes widened. Kanna was definitely next to her, but not in the way she expected. At first glance, it only looked like one kid was there, but there were two heads placed upon their now shared shoulders.
Saikawa was overwhelmed by the ecstasy, squeeing like she had never squeed before losing consciousness.