Vash stood on the steps to his house, gazing out at the field to the side of his land. A couple dogs were running around, snapping at each other’s legs. There was only one missing, and he had been gone for a few days. His little sister walked up the steps, shaking her head sadly.
“I haven’t seen any sign of Adal, big brother. Do you think he will come back?” Lili sighed when he didn’t respond. She grabbed his hand and pulled him into the house, walking among the halls. “We will go again tomorrow, and this time you will come with. You can’t stay in the house all day, it won’t help.”
He scoffed, but went to his room, pacing around the room. All his dogs were important, since he did pay for them. If only he kept the money instead of buying a dog, he wouldn’t have been having this problem. But he needed his dogs, so it was unavoidable. He changed for the night, crawling into bed and stared at the ceiling. He prayed he wouldn’t have to run into Francis or even Roderich.
People filled the streets, and carriages rode passed on the stone road. Lili held tightly to her brother’s hand, dragging him around, in search for their missing Doberman. They asked around, stopping people randomly and describing the dog.
Vash split up with his sister, walking on his own, and growing bored. Maybe the dog crossed the border into Austria, but he doubted it. Yet, as he walked, he came across Roderich, and his wife Elizabeta. They were talking to someone, and he was curious. The Austria man turned towards him, smiling and waving him over.
“Oh Vash, you will never believe it! This young lady has found Adal.”
Eyes growing wide, he jogged over, going around the couple. He came face to face with a girl about his height, (h/l (h/c) hair and marvelous (e/c) eyes. Her head was tilted at him as she smiled beautifully. Wrapped around her wrist was a rope, and connected to his was a tall black Doberman. The dog tugged her and danced around him.
Her eyes grew wide and she stumbled forward, and he reached out, catching her. She fell against his chest, and his cheeks grew warm, heart picking up pace. He pushed her back and took the rope from her. She frantically apologized, bowing and lowering her head.
“It’s fine. Thank you for finding my dog.” He turned his head away, embarrassed. Biting her lower lip, he moved his eyes back just in time to see her lean over and kiss his cheek. She pulled back and waved, hurrying away. Yet, Adal wouldn’t have it and he pulled, surprising Vash and ran after her.
The blond chased after his canine, trying to get him to stop. He yelled at him in his native language, causing the girl to stop and look at him. Adal crawled behind her, staring up at Vash with large eyes. He leaned over, panting heavily before looking down at the girl. She was crouched, petting the dog on the head, and leaning so she could see him. Helping her up, he nodded and bowed to her.
“Vash Zwingli. I see Adal has taken a liking to you.” He scratched his jaw bone lightly. “How about, I invite you over for dinner?”
A large grin pulled her lips and she nodded, standing up and bowing as well. “______, a pleasure to meet you.”