Muse – Sinning Well


Ameya had woken in a foreign bed; confusion coupled with a feeling that she had lost many hours. Perhaps even days of her life. The last thing she remembered was being at work and staring at the face of Bak Ishi.

The pit of her stomach knotted; it always did when she thought of him. It was one part excitement and danger coupled with loathing and uncertainty. Perhaps if he called her something other than the little cupcake girl she would feel more at ease with their potential relationship.

At least she had thought there might be one; he flirted and charmed. Then, it always transitioned strangely to amusement on his part and hurt feelings on hers. Maybe she was simply too sensitive or reading into what was going on around her. Whatever it was, the only thing she was certain about was seeing his face and how she callously told him to come back.

She managed to ease herself to a sitting position. The strange home she was in was decorated in dark decor and she realized far too late that she was wearing something rather provocative. Had she been stripped? Defiled? Her mind conjured up all sorts of unsavory things as she stood on wobbly legs.

There was little time to search for an escape. From the looks of it she was on the second floor and there was no knowing where the descending staircase would take her. There was, however, a soft melody drifting toward her ears. Almost beckoning; familiar to her heart though she hardly knew its name. Boldly and without thinking she moved down the stairs

Only then did she catch sight of him and her memory came rushing back. She was working, but Bak Ishi was not the last person she saw. The strange man spoke to her about how dangerous Bak was and then nothing. Silence and darkness; this feeling that she was traveling. Yet, there was no memory. Was she floating? It felt like such a silly notion seeing herself as being on a cloud, lounging around as she was ported from once place to another; without a single care.

“Who are you?” Her voice was whispered as she stopped moving suddenly and watched him. There was so much familiar energy around him. She could not explain it nor understand what it was.

“I am disappointed, Meinome (Pronunciation: mah-no-me).” His words tease her, “A woman, dressing like a child, looking for a man to be what exactly? Her daddy? Her savior? Pink cheeks, red knees, pigtails, cutesy clothing, and a heart that is lying. When did you become this girl?”

“Maybe you felt as though I had forsaken you. Abandoned your heart to the one called Ryuuki Sou. Onii-chan you called him. Though he was hardly your brother. Something else, something more, something forbidden. I think that is why you let him have you. It had nothing to do with what your heart deserved, but the feeling of being taken and conquered.”

“Spinning so quickly that your heart feels alive; that is the only way for you to be happy. Even if he is not what you want. Even if his darkness could not embrace your light. Still you spin, trying to match his ideal image. Silly notions that you could not compete with Yuka in sex-appeal, so you hide yourself behind childish ways. No man finds that attractive unless he is looking for a daughter.”

“Who do you think you are, saying all of this?” The emotion was clear in her tone. The anger etched across her features, though he never once stopped playing that same melody that tugged at her heart.

“I was your king once, Meinome. Look at you, standing in this humble dwelling. Your hair finely clasped and off your face. A dress provocative with a hint of grace and elegance. A woman that could command, but maybe you want nothing more than to lick daddy’s boots. I miss the girl with the vibrant smile. The one that was young and filled with compassion; gone she is for whatever creature you have become for your onii-chan.”

“There was some foolish part of you that truly thought he would follow you, but he only ever saw you as a troublesome little sister.”

“That is not true. We shared a kiss, he gave me…” She reached toward her neck to place her hand on her most treasured. “Where is it?” To anyone with a heart and a soul it would be clear that she was frantic.

Apprehension came to her heart when the man behind the piano suddenly stopped playing, “A keepsake given to you by a boy who did not even love you enough to follow you here. Go ahead, tell me how important he is.” There was a pause from the man that had kidnapped her, “I thought perhaps I would make you forget him. Maybe even I would strike him down for laying his hands upon you. Instead, I decided to keep him alive. Let him live out the rest of his years with Yuka. Force you to face reality. While I adore that lovely young smile, I admit, the pained expression of your heart tugs at mine.”

“So, am I your prisoner? Are you going to force me to love you? I want my necklace back.” Demanding from him seemed impossible; there was no love in him at least none that she could see. Yet, when he played that melody there was something. It felt as though his heart was crying; calling out to her. What did that mean? His words were so harsh and ugly. How dare he. Why did he have to make her think of Ryuuki; she had tried so hard to push him to the darkest part of her heart.

“Meinome,” He called her that word again and it was only then that she realized he had closed the distance.

Her heart was pounding so hard, despite what he had said to her, “Why are your words so hurtful?”

“Why are you?”

“Me? I have done nothing…”

“Haven’t you? Wild assumptions by a young heart. Shutting yourself off to those that care about you and opening your arms wide for a false sense of appreciation. I have worried about you Meinome and you callously disregarded my feelings. Blinding yourself to them and pretending I no longer exist. Doesn’t that make you the one being hurtful?”

The man had leaned in just a bit closer as he whispered, “Remember me Meinome.”

“Meinome, meinome. You keep using this word as though it means something.” She practically stamped her feet as she snapped. Though his expression caused her heart to swell with unwanted emotions.

“Meinome…” He repeated the word, “My love, my heart, my everything.”

“Your…everything?” There was something tickling her memory. She could not quite grasp it, but his words were familiar. Who was this man? What was he to her? How did he know about Ryuuki, Yuka, and Bak. Had he been stalking her? More importantly, what did he mean when he said he was once her king?

Any opportunity to ask was taken away from her when he took a step back, placing his hands behind his back, and responding simply, “You should rest.”

“But….I am not tired. We are not done talking. You have not returned my necklace,” She rambled several things as though that would keep him from walking away from her.

“I am no saint Meinome; do not tempt me any further with your presence for I fear that I might sin and do it quite well.”

There was a subtle gasp of realization which froze Ameya in place.



  1. That shouldn’t be hot, but it really kind of is. πŸ˜€ Well, maybe “sensual” is the better word. Clearly, Ameya means something to Sin, like they have been together in past lives. Why else would he call her by his pet name for her? (I am assuming it is a pet name.) Crazy girl needs to be running away, not demanding her necklace back. Was the piano playing designed to keep her from running, though? I wonder….

    The demon king and queen… I take it Sin has plans for him and Ameya HAHA. Does he imagine himself to take Miya’s place? I do hope we get to see this side story play out!

    • Wasn’t it? They did get quite a sensual moment. Yes, Ameya very much means something to Sin and we learn a little about what in the muse that follows.

      Pet name; more a very old world that was generally used by royalty back in historical days to mean my beloved.

      HAHA, part of her did want to run, but then the other part of her wanted that necklace back that Ryuu gave her. The piano playing in this is very much to draw her in. It is something she would know, she would be very familiar with, it is designed to tug at her memory. Which ultimately keeps her from running even when she knows she should and wants to.

      Sin of course has great designs. He always has. Taking Myia’s place is what every demon aspires, but very few have the balls to do it to be blunt.

      Well…it was my hope to show it, but I never got the chance to speak to Fyachii about the direction this may take her character. Due to that, this portion of the story is currently on hold until I can speak with her.

      • I liked how you brought in Fya’s story a bit, with the Ryuuki angle. πŸ˜‰ Trust Sin to want to rip Ameya away from that situation. Well, she ripped herself away, which I am guessing is why she is in Aslann to begin with. At least Sin will make sure she never goes back haha.

        Sin is a ballsy guy. He kidnapped Ameya in broad daylight, moments before a meteor destroyed the area. That takes guts, among other things. Probably good that he has a lot of that, given what Hero and Atsuki have planned.

      • Yeah as the story goes, Ameya and Ryuu where getting closer, but then he pulled away. Much like he does in the original OM which is really confusing for Ameya. By that point she is heading off to college, and her mom encourages her to take this journey away from Japan, which is ultimately how she ends up in Aslann. She goes to Ryuu before hand, but he is really dismissive and Yuka is there, which only complicates things because Ameya is left wondering where she stands with him and ultimately ends up going to Aslann when she finds out that Ryuu and Yuka are “dating” or what seems like “dating” to her.

        Thank you. I wanted to put in a little bit of Ameya’s tale and relationship with Ryuu, to give her some depth and history; not just have her be some random girl that just is in Aslann for unknown reasons.

        HAHA, Sin really is and unfortunately we will have to wait a bit to see just how ballsy he is. ^_^

      • It sounds like you took the original OM, with that scene with Yuka at Ryuu’s house, and went from there with Ameya deciding to move to Aslann for college. I like that. It provides purpose to her character. πŸ˜€

        Hmmm, maybe ballsy enough to take on the likes of Hero and Atsuki? HAHA that would be interesting, indeed. Time will tell, I guess.

      • Very good attention to detail Kat. I did indeed, use that scene. That scene I always see as very important for Ameya. That scene could have brought them together or divided them, so it was a great one to use.

        He is ballsy enough. Son of Miroku and Myia after all, but he should be more worried about Mikio. ^_^

      • I am detail-oriented most days, I swear! πŸ˜‰ I agree, it is a character defining moment for Ameya, that scene. Good one to use as her backstory.

        HAHA oh yeah, Sin should be worried about Mikio. Somehow, I don’t think he is thinking as much about that right now, as he is about getting the heck out of dodge with Ameya.

      • Haha, yes, he is very in the moment right now. His mind has always been on her so he has not thought out things as far as he thinks he has. Mikio is not blind to Sin, he simply has been unable to act. ^_^

  2. Oh, stop that ‘daydreaming’ with 1% only chances of ‘potential relationship’ with him, Ameya, alright? Keep your head high and look forward.. more like, go downstairs and see it for yourself.. hehe.

    I wonder who changed her clothes. hehehehe. Tell me, please.. >:) Anyway, she’s been kidnapped, did it happen just like how I imagine it? Sin grow wings and they fly away? heheheheh *__* No, I’m serious, I want to know the details of their ‘escape’ from the blast. *__* How?

    Too straight forward, Sin-sama. Too straight forward for your first face to face meeting without anyone else around. hahaha

    Seriously though, Ryuuki sounds so bad in here. hhoho but then again, if he is what he is right now, obviously none of this would happen. So, yep, cannot take the real him, we have to take the ‘bad one’ in this case. hehe / but damn, why must you said let him live with Yuka. hahahaha. but okay2, don’t worry, everything’s good. Should’ve known you would take that particular part. hehehehe *_*

    Come on, Ameya. Try to remember by listening closely, okay? You should know that he.. let out his feelings through that.. *cries* but I have to know. Is she really can’t remember her past life? Or she just doesn’t want to and act like she doesn’t remember it??

    Not only he was once your king, Ameya, you were his queen, too! *_*

    What does he mean by he might sin? What kind of sin? hehehehe

    This part is so…. ‘doki doki’.. you know how I love this kind of stuff. hihihihihii… hihihhih.. thank you for making this! *___* I want that last picture. Can I keep it? Do you have a big one? I want to put it as my lock screen. *_* Again, those branches look like demon horns, and that thing look like crown. A king. hihihihi. *_*

    • HAHA, Sin changed her clothes. She is much stronger than she thinks she is, but definitely tends to get her moments of whimsy.

      HAHA, I knew you would picture it like that. I think for now I will keep the wings or no wings a secret. ^_^ Just to tease and torture you. ^_^

      Yeah Ryuuki was taking from OM rather than OMR. Due to where you stopped, I did not have enough relationship information between Ameya and Ryuuki to determine how things would play out. Additionally, there was some manipulation on the part of Sin to make Ryuuki act the way he did.

      Yeah, I went to the point with that scene with Yuka that we see in OM, where Ameya stands there so nicely and does not say anything. That was really definitely a defining moment where a man would say…well she has no interest, I guess I will just bed this crazy harlot instead.

      That is a very good question. Ameya simply does not remember. Sin assumes she is choosing not to remember, but there is something deeper and darker going on with her memory.

      *Winks* You know what kind of Sin, seriously he wants to just take her.

      Of course you can have that last picture. Other than the unedited ones, this is the largest one I have:

      HAHA, I know right? It worked out perfect that angle to make it look like demon horns and branches. I am glad you like it. ^_^ Thank you.

      • Sin changed her clothes, eh? *giggles* OH, come on! Tell meee. but fine fine. I will keep picturing him with black wings.. and horns.. he’s a demon after all.. hihihii.

        Manipulation from Sin? Nice. I like that one. Good2. The old ver. is a good backstory for her for this /

        Oh, Sin thought that she’s trying to push him away by not wanting to remember him? That kind of sin, eh? Nice. Hohohoho I like that very much. *feels giddy*

      • Thank you. Yes the old story definitely seemed quite fitting to bring about this version of Ameya.

        ^_^ I am glad to hear you are enjoying it, yes definitely that kind of Sin. Well you will just have to wait and see on the wings and all of that if you are close or not.

  3. This was interesting! I wonder if she will remember him and who he was to her!
    The clothing like that is one hell of a torture though! I would strip down and wear a sheet instead. Haha. Can’t handle these sexy looking gowns.
    He seems pretty nice for a kiddnapper, I wonder how much restraint it takes for him to keep his cool!

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