Destiny Scent - Part 4



CHAPTER 16-20


Narusawa-san suddenly placed his hand on top of mine on the desk. I looked up and saw he was staring at me.

"Then, do you want to marry me?"

"Huh?"

"You don't want to?"

"But, I..."

"Seriously? Are you kidding me? I'd consider myself lucky if I can marry such a young and beautiful omega. As you said, we're not incompatible. At my age now, I've always been looking for someone to marry."

"But what about your destiny?"

"Well, even if we get married and registered, I'm not going to mark you. And I also don't think we need to have children for the time being. If you're okay with that, let's get married."

I looked down and thought about the meaning of Narusawa-san's words. This man knew that I was in trouble, so he proposed to me out of the kindness of his heart.

He can marry as many beautiful alphas and cute omegas as he wants.

The reason why he didn't want to mate me is so that he can always leave me when the right one comes. Considering that many alphas leave their omega unilaterally just by making a contract, it's a sincere response.

I have no choice but to part with Narusawa-san if he meets his fated one day.

But then again, is there really such a thing as destiny?

It is more likely that Narusawa-san will never meet his destiny...

"If you don't want to answer right away, you can reply another time."

I grabbed Narusawa-san's hand with both of mine as he tried to pull away.

"No. Let's get married. I know I'm not the best, but please take care of me."

I put all the strength I could muster into my hands.

Perhaps it was my desperation, or perhaps it was because my words were funny, but Narusawa-san started to burst out laughing.

"Yes. Thank you for your cooperation."

He patted my head with his free hand.

I smiled and closed my eyes, thinking that I liked the feeling of Narusawa-san's warm hands on me.


*   *   *


"So, Mizuki. Do you have time today?"

I was so excited to hear my name called by Narusawa-san for the first time that I couldn't comprehend what he was asking.

"What?"

When I asked him back, he laughed as if he couldn't help it and said, "I asked you if you have any free time today."

"I don't have any particular plans today, but..."

"Well, let's go say hello to my parents."

"No, wait wait. That's too early!"

Narusawa-san made a puzzled face at my remark.

"In an arranged marriage, there are times when both parties bring their parents."

"But I came here today dressed like this."

He looked down at my outfit and raised an eyebrow.

Jeans and a dark blue shirt.

The shirt was my favorite, but it wasn't exactly appropriate for meeting the parents of the man I'm gonna marry.

"Why not? I think you're cute."

I felt my cheeks tinting as he said that so casually.

"I had originally planned to visit my parents today, so I left work in the morning. My parents are difficult people to schedule a visit with. If we can't see them today, it'll be a long time before they're able see us again."

I couldn't refuse since he said that. I didn't feel the need to hurry, but Narusawa-san said his father ran several companies, so he must be very busy.

Maybe it would be better to meet them now when we have the chance.

"So can I at least go home and change into a suit?"

"No, that's not necessary. My parents aren't the type to worry about such things."

Narusawa-san stood up with the slip and headed for the cash register.

Suddenly, he turned around to my way. Fixing the collar of my shirt and lightly stroked my red cheek with the back of his thumb.

My heart was about to jump out from that.

"And Mizuki, you look better dressed like this than in a suit."

With a smile, Narusawa-san went back to the cash register.

I felt as if I had been grabbed by the chest and couldn't move for a while.


*   *   *


Narusawa-san's parents' house was in the best location in the city center, just as I had expected. It was a large house, and there was a considerable distance from the gate to the front door.

I got out of the car with a piece of cheesecake from a famous store that Narusawa-san had told me was his parents' favorite.

"What a splendid mansion!"

Narusawa-san's parents' house was such a mansion that it made my parents' house look like a rabbit hutch. The moment I saw it, my nerves went into overdrive.

"Ah. It's not good to say that if you're not far from the house door."

Narusawa-san said in a whisper.

Just as I was about to ask him why, the front door opened and a gray-haired man with a striking resemblance to Narusawa-san came towards us.

"Kiichi... How are you?"

The man asked, staring at me.

"Dad. He's Mizuki Fukasawa. I met him on a matchmaking through auntie's introduction the other day. I'm thinking of marrying him."

My palms sweating with nervousness, I bowed deeply to my soon-to-be father-in-law.

His eyes widened to see me but broke into a smile soon after.

"I see. Finally." Patting Narusawa-san on the shoulder.

"I can't believe that such a beautiful and young person is willing to become Kiichi's partner. Are you sure? Really, this guy?"

He said that while laughing.

This was not the kind of response a typical upper-class alpha would have expected.

They usually would first ask about my parents' occupation and whether I was an alpha or not. If I answered honestly, they would usually object that my family background was out of proportion.

I was prepared for a certain amount of harsh words but did not expect such a friendly welcome, my eyes welled up. Again.

"Nice to meet you, sir. I'm sorry to bother you so suddenly today. I was told by Narusawa-san that you like this."

When I handed him the box of cake, his smile deepened.

"Thank you. Yes, my wife is particularly fond of this cake. I'd like to invite you two to eat it with us. I'd really love to. But I'm sorry, Kiichi. Mom's not feeling well again."

Narusawa-san's expression turned grim at my soon-to-be father-in-law's words.

"All right then. I'm sorry to say this but for today, let's back home."

Narusawa-san gave me an apologetic look.

"My mother has a rather severe period of estrus, and it's irregular. I'm sorry, but can we see mom at a later date?"

I nodded my head, but inwardly tilted my head.

No matter how much she was in heat, she should be able to deal with it by giving herself some inhibitors. She wouldn't even let us step in the door and just made us stood still in the parking lot.

But of course, I didn't say such a question to Narusawa-san.

Instead, I asked for one favor.

"Excuse me. Could I use your bathroom for a second?"

It was probably because of the iced tea I had just drunk. The urge to urinate had started just before I arrived here. I didn't think I could hold it any longer.

"Oh. You're an omega, aren't you? No problem then. You stay here, Kiichi. Mizuki, come here."

As soon as the door opened, a sweet smell hit me. I almost put a handkerchief to my nose but stopped myself.

Is this the scent of Narusawa-san's mother's estrus?

"The door on the right at the end is the washroom."

"Excuse me."

I wandered over to the door and closed it. Letting out a deep breath.

I've smelled the scent of several omegas during their heats but this one was different from any of them. It was a sweet, overpowering scent that clung to me.

What alpha wouldn't be excited by this scent?

Is that why Narusawa-san didn't enter the house?

Don't tell me... the omega that Narusawa-san attacked was...

No, no way.

I'm not sure what to make of it.

The smell was thicker than before.

I heard a creaking sound and turned around to see a small, pretty female omega looking at me and smiling.

"You're Kiichi's fiancée, aren't you? I am Kiichi's mother."

"Yes."

It was already hard to breathe. As if I had a ripe mango pressed against my nose. A sweet scent beyond my limits that made me nauseous.

"I'm sorry about today. I hope I get a chance to say hello properly next time."

"Yes."

I knew it was rude, but that was the only answer I could give. When I opened my mouth, the smell poured in and gave me heartburn.

"See you later."

My soon-to-be mother-in-law smiled once more and quietly walked up the stairs to the second floor.

I struggled to get to the front door, put my shoes on, and went outside. Crawling on all fours, took a deep breath, and inhaled.

"Mizuki!"

Narusawa-san rushed over to me and rubbed my back.

"Are you okay?"

I frowned, as if he could smell the scent that was probably on my clothes.

"I'm sorry. I didn't tell you about my mom properly."

I shook my head.

"I'm sorry."

While apologizing again and again, Narusawa-san continued to pat my back.

In order to give me a break from feeling sick, we decided to drop by Narusawa-san's apartment, which was closer to my house. His house was on the top floor of a luxurious apartment building that looked like a party place I had been to before.

I was still feeling a little nauseous, so I asked him to let me lie down on the big sofa bed in the living room and closed my eyes.

Narusawa-san put a wet towel on my forehead.

"I'm sorry."

He uttered an apology for I don't know how many times.

"I'm sorry if I'm wrong, but the omega that Narusawa-san attacked..."

"It's my mother."

Narusawa's voice was flat.

"I'm not sure what to make of it. She's not stable. She goes into heat twice in one month. After marrying my father, things calmed down a lot. Mom used to live in a windowless cell before she got married."

"Is that why your parents' house is so big?"

Narusawa-san nodded.

"Yeah. Of course she stays indoors during estrus, but if you open the windows, the smell gonna leak out everywhere."

"I see."

"Did you despise me? I attacked my own mother."

I sat up quick and shook my head.

"No, I don't."

Normally, when one's parent is an omega, the children are less excited about the scent of their estrus. However, because there is still the possibility of attacking their parents, omega in the heat is usually confined to their room.

On the other hand, the strong scent of omegas in estrus usually can be blocked simply by closing their bedroom door.

However, the scent of Narusawa-san's mother was different.

The moment I walked in the door, even I, an omega, felt as if the sweet, ripe scent had ravaged the mucous membranes of my nose. Not many alphas could resist such a peculiar scent.

It would have been even more difficult to suppress their desire if they had just become familiar with the scent.










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