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This is a something I've wanted to start on for a while. It's the first thing I've really focused on writing in years, so it's probably lacking in a lot of areas, but hopefully it's good enough for some people to enjoy!

Though the plot is slightly different and there will be some changes to specific characters personality traits, this series is based heavily on the Wanko to Kurasou universe.

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Chapter 5

Disclaimer: This chapter contains messing. If that's not your thing, feel free to skip it! The very next morning, I take Mikan to the pet shop for a check-up. Somewhat remarkably, minus a few vitamin deficiencies, all of her test results all came back healthy. I also take this opportunity to mention Mikan’s potty problems to Nadeshiko. According to her, this is not entirely uncommon in anthropoids. It can even get worse when they go into "heat." Though Mikan hasn't hit that stage yet, Kotarou it seems hasn't been so lucky. She has just recently hit her phase this month and has had a few close calls as a result. "During this time of the year.. if it gets too bad, I tend to give Kotarou a bit of extra.. protection, to avoid any embarrassing incidents." Protection..? Oh. She must mean diapers. Just getting Mikan accustomed to wearing her night-time padding was a hurdle on its own, I'm not sure how well she'd react to being put in them all day. “The alternative is a medication to help smooth out their heat cycle, but these medications always carry the risk of side-affects, so I’d recommend not relying on them unless absolutely necessary.” "I see.." Nadeshiko gives me a smile as an idea seems to strike her. “You know, there's an annual fair that just opened relatively close by. This would be an excellent opportunity for Mikan and Kotarou to bond... and help keep Kotarou's mind occupied a little bit in the process.” I have no objections. A visit to the fair with two cute doggy girls sounds like a fun way to spend my weekend! Nadeshiko even lets me loan her company car for the drive there. I just rely on walking and public transit myself, so I don't have one of my own. Mikan and Kotarou are both thrilled when I tell them the news. Nadeshiko seems to take Kotarou almost every year, but this'll be Mikan's first time. "There's lots to do there! They have games, and contests you can enter in with your master! Mom and I usually do them every year." Kotarou lists all the various things to do at the fair to Mikan all the way to the car. "A-Ah.. I see! T-that sounds like fun, Kotarou!" Seeing Mikan's overwhelmed expression in response to Kotarou's excited rambling makes me chuckle. Seems like Kotarou's been looking forward to this for a while. The drive is fairly uneventful. It only takes us about 20 minutes to get to the festival and find a parking space. As we make our way to the admission gate, I dig out some money Nadeshiko gave me and pay for our admission. It's ¥1,000 for me, and ¥600 each for Mikan and Kotarou. Nadeshiko left me with quite a bit to spend. Enough that I almost felt guilty accepting it, but as usualm, Nadeshiko registered my worries and made me promise not to skimp on anything, just to "have as much fun as possible." When she sensed that wasn't enough, she said if I came back and most of it wasn't spent, she would make me work overtime my first day. So, she really left me no choice, heh. Once we're inside the fair grounds, I take Mikan off her leash and let the two roam free. The first thing we agree to do after our long drive here is get a bite to eat and drink. I mean, food is one of the main festival attractions after all! After some debate, I decide on some Takoyaki for myself. Mikan opts for a candy apple (I should probably make sure she eats something other than candy today). Last, Kotarou goes for a giant serving of Ikayaki, a type of whole grilled all for herself. For drinks, all three of us get giant cups of fresh-squeezed lemonade, of-course! Both Mikan and Kotarou's tails are wagging in excitement as they patiently wait for me to give them permission to eat. Truth be told, if I had a tail between my legs, it would also be wagging right now. Everything here smells delicious! I nearly forgo manners and dig right in, but catch myself at the last moment and offer a hasty "Itadakimasu~!" as both Mikan and Kotarou do the same and eat away. It doesn't take long before all three of us have finished our meal, and with that out of the way, we can finally make our way further into the fair. "So.. Mikan, Kotarou, what do you two want to do first?" "Uhm.. this is Mikan's first time here, so.. she's fine doing whatever Risa and Kotarou want to!" Kotarou promptly chimes in with "Games! Let's play games!" as she runs over to a nearby shooting game. Mikan and I join her, but.. Clink! The only one of us that hits anything is Kotarou. She seems to be a natural at this. Mikan's eyes light up as Kotarou offers her some of the doggy treats she won. "Here Mikan. For you!" After that, we move on to a ring toss game, and I somehow manage to win a baseball among all the prizes available. Well, it's perfect for playing fetch with later! We continue cycling through various other festival games for a while until our tummies are rumbling from the smell of festival food again. I'm only human and all this food everywhere is making me drool, so I can only imagine how this place must be for anthropoids with their sensitive noses. I swing by a couple food stalls and grab me and Mikan some Dango, while Kotarou goes straight for another grilled squid. She seems to really love that stuff. Once we have our food, I lead the two to a nearby Ferris Wheel we can relax on while eating. "So, are you two having fun?" Kotarou gives an enthusiastic nod. "I love going to festivals! Is this your first time too Risa?" "I've been to a few when I was younger. I only have faint memories of them." "This is Mikan's first time. She's having lots of fun spending time with Risa and Kotarou!" After a few minutes pass and we've all finished our food, I notice Kotarou squirming around a bit as the Ferris Wheel reaches its peak height. I realize its been a while since all of us arrived at the fair, and none of us have taken any restroom breaks since then. I guess I should ask. "Uhm, hey Kotarou.. do you need to.. use the bathroom by chance?" That's when I notice Kotarou has stopped squirming.. and her face has grown red. Mikan's ears twitch, but even I don't need her super hearing to catch this muffled noise.. Pffssssshhhhhhhhh... I blink a bit in surprise as I glance down, noticing the front of Kotarou's jeans bulging outward. She seems to promptly register our gawking and struggles to shift and hide it, but all that does is elicit a noisy squish and crinkle, confirming what the two of us already suspected. "..U-Uh.. sorry, Risa.. I.. I uhm, just went." Oh my gosh. I know Nadeshiko mentioned her having weak control, but.. well, I guess it's a good thing she is padded. I offer a smirk and shrug. "Ehehe, well, at least you have protection. Mikan her flooded her skirt in the park recently, and boy did she make a mess." Oh, whoops. I have a big mouth. I say that trying to comfort Kotarou, but don't think how that might make Mikan feel. I glance over and see her cheeks puffed out, reddened almost as much as Kotarou's. "R-Risa..!!" "Eheheh, sorry~" "...R-Risa peed herself too, you know!" "..!" And now it's my turn to burn red with embarrassment. "H-Hey, I just did that on purpose!" ... Oh come on. Of all things, why did I say that? I look over at Kotarou and see her giggling so much I'm almost concerned she may end up flooding her diaper again. "Risa pees herself on purpose, huh?" "L-look you two, I was just.. trying to make this doggy feel better!" Now even Mikan is giggling away. "Risa used to wet the bed too!" I reach over and give her a pinch on the cheeks, which just makes her laugh harder. "Listen, you two!" As we make our descent, I do notice that all this giggling has produced a squirmy Mikan as well. "Alright, let's get you to the bathroom before I end up having two wet doggy girls on my hands." After we're let off, I lead her to the nearest stall and watch with a giggle of my own as she jolts inside. "Hey Kotarou, do you need to, uhm.. you know.. change? Or do I need to.. change you? Or.." Kotarou grows red and rapidly waves her arms in dismissal. "N-No! I can't ask that of Ris.. uhm, Mom didn't pack any extras.. anyways, so.." I burst into a giggle as Kotarou stammers trying to explain herself, which only seems to add to her embarrassment. "Sorry, sorry! I don't know.. how these things usually work, is all. It's getting late and the festival will close soon anyway, so we'll probably leave after this. But uhm, I kind of do need to pee myself, so, be right back!" I catch Mikan washing her hands as I enter the restroom myself, and promptly give her a light pat on the head. "Good girl~" She gives a smile and wags her tail a bit at the praise as I enter a nearby stall and quickly jostle my panties down before hovering over the toilet seat. "Ahhh~" I let out a sigh as a golden stream pours out of me and splashes into the toilet bellow. Once I've concluded my business and washed my own hands, I lead Mikan and Kotarou towards the parking lot. As we near the car, I notice Kotarou's having to.. waddle a bit from the bulk between her legs. I smirk a bit at the sight. Much like with Mikan having accidents.. this sight is rather endearing on its own. As we start our drive home, traffic has gotten significantly worse. I guess this is what happens when you wait until the last minute to leave; now everyone's trying to drive home at the same time. Aside from the delays, everything seems fine for most of the drive. About 15 minutes in, Mikan ends up drifting off to sleep in the backseat. Kotarou, however, is wide awake and jostling around in the passenger seat next to me. I ignore it at first, until about 10 minutes later, when her arms wrap around her waist and a straining expression fills her face. If she has to pee that bad.. why doesn't she just go like before? "Hey, Kotarou? Are you oka-" BBBRRRRRRRRRRRRTTT. ..Ah! Oh, wow. That was so loud it startled me. Wait. Oh no, does.. does she need to do.. "that?" We're stuck in a traffic jam at the moment, so there's no way we can make a quick escape to a gas station or anything of the sort. I glance up at Kotarou with concern and see her cheeks burning red. "Uhm.. Kotarou, are you.. are you going to be okay until we get home?" "..I.. think so.." "We're somewhat stuck in traffic right now, otherwise I'd pull over somewhere. It looks like this may be a while, too.. so.. If you can't hold it.. I won't judge or anything. I understand it's hard for you right now." I say that, and I mean it. But much like before.. I actually find myself getting incredibly aroused by Kotarou's predicament. Jeeze.. does this.. actually turn me on, too? Traffic starts moving once again, albeit slowly. Kotarou has one hand wrapped around her stomach and one hand tightly gripping the arm rest at this point.. It goes on like this for another 5 or so minutes, with Kotarou leaning forward and letting out a few quieter involuntary farts every couple minutes. Part of me wants to tell her to just go if it's too painful, but.. Brrrrrrtttt! Pfflrttt.. "Nnnghhh...!!" "K-Kotarou..?" "R-Risa.. I'm sorry.. I can't.. anymore!" BrrrRRRRTT. Kotarou's entire body immediately tenses up as she leans forward in her seat, tail shot up in the air and both hands wrapped around her stomach as she lets out a heavy grunt. Oh my god. She's.. is she actually going to..? PFFFLRRRTTTT.. Crkl.. crklcrkl.. I can hardly believe what I'm hearing and seeing for a moment, but seconds later, I see a small tent bulging out from the seat of Kotarou's crinkly jeans. Moments after that, the doggy girl gives a firm grunt and.. Crkl.. CRRRRKLKLKLKLcrklcrkl.. Pffrrtttscclchh!! Several violent sound effects errupt out all at once as a small ball forms in Kotarou's jeans, suddenly errupting.. or exploding even, into a massive balloon that rapidly blows out beyond what I thought was even possible for a single person. All the while, Kotarou hovers there, quivering and moaning in relief. I'm so enamoured and aroused by this display, I don't notice the traffic suddenly stopping again. "..!!" I have to slam on the breaks, narrowly avoiding the car in front of us. "..A-Ahh?!" Kotarou exclaims in surprise as she's lunged forward, the sudden pressure on her gut sending another noisy eruption from her backside, before.. Squeeellccchh! Kotarou's eyes grow wide as her body is abruptly hurled back into her seat. The mountain in her jeans making an extremely audible squish as the doggy girl is forced to sit in the mountainous mess she made. "A..ah?!! O-oh..! Oh.. gross.." Kotarou protests in speech, but ends up just slouching backwards in defeat anyways. A few moments of silence pass as Kotarou works to catch her breath. "..S-Sorry Risa. You.. must think I'm disgusting." Her ears droop as she says this. "Ah? Oh, oh no, I don't! Uhm, don't worry about it. Really! Like I said, I'm not going to think of you any less for it or anything." Kotarou just looks away and looks like she's on the verge of crying. "Risa. Don't lie." "..I'm not lying, really. You're not disgusting Kotarou. This isn't going to lessen the way I see or think of you in the slightest." "Risa.. you're still lying." She's not going to believe me. I find myself more frustrated than anything, so once again I do the only, stupid thing I can think of to possibly convince her. "Sigh.. look, Kotarou, if you want proof I'm not disgusted by you or anything.." My cheeks burn red as I pull the hem of my skirt up, showing off my panties which have grown visibly wet and semi-translucent from arousal at this point. Kotarou stares at me in surprise and confusion for a moment. "Risa.. is in heat too?" I can't help but giggle as Kotarou just tilts her head. "Uhm.. no, I.. we don't go into 'heat' like you do. This is just.. uhm.." "Risa..?" She's not going to get the hint, huh? Gah, this is so embarrassing. "Kotarou. If anyone here is disgusting.. try getting turned on by all of this. Seeing you wet yourself and.. you know.. is probably one of the hottest things I've ever witnessed. I.. don't know why, but.." "...O-oh." Cue the awkward silence. "Risa.. finds me attractive?" "Oh, er. Honestly.. yes. You and Mikan both. I'm sure you find me gross and even maybe resent me for enjoying all of this, but.. if this doesn't prove I don't think any less of you, I don't know what will." Kotarou blushes as her ears perk back up a bit and the doggy girl suddenly leans over and gives me a lick on the cheek. "..A-ah?!" "..You're not gross, Risa. You're cute. You're really weird, but I like weird Risa." I give Kotarou a smile and pat her on the head as she closes her eyes and gives her tail a few wags. "Gee, thanks. Now as adorable as you are in your current predicament.. I have to be honest.. you are definitely starting to stink over there, eheh. So how about we hurry up and get home and, uhm, I let you take a nice long shower at my place?" Kotarou blushes brighter and nods enthusiastically. "Yes. Shower. Please." --- Banner artwork by たちみ.
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Kirito

Chapter 4

"So cute! What do you think, Mikan?" After dinner, I brought Mikan to my room to go through the supplies I bought together. She's trying on one particular outfit that caught my eye. It's an orange and yellow sweater with a paw print at the top, combined with a short brown skirt for the bottoms. It's simple, but cute, and I wanted to get her something warm for the cooler weather coming around. ..Okay, the sweater is for warmth. The skirt may have been a bit of a selfish choice for me, but you can't deny it's cute! "It's nice. It's warm and really soft!" I was a bit worried shopping for her on my own, but it looks as if I made a good choice on everything so far! That, or she's just really amenable. Either way, she looks happy, and that's what matters! "It fits you well. I'm glad you like it, Mikan! Now, one more thing I need to show you.." I reach into the bag and pull out the collar and leash I bought. Mikan's eyes light up. In a sense, this collar is a symbol of the bond between master and pet. The thought sends flutters up my chest as I hand it over to Mikan. "..Sniff, sniff." Mikan holds the collar in her palms and gives it a few curious sniffs. A few moments pass before Mikan looks up at me with a bright smile. "It's perfect, Risa. Mikan doesn't know how to thank you for all of this.." I give a cheerful smile. I know just the thing. "That's simple, Mikan. Let's go for a walk and try it out!" Just like that, Mikan and I set out for our first walk. I help adjust the collar around Mikan's neck, making sure it's not too tight. "Does that feel okay, Mikan?" She gives a nod, looking down with a smile as she plays around with it. The leash itself is light and straps around Mikan's wrist. Nadeshiko says only specific larger breeds, such as Kotarou, need stronger leashes that hook onto to the collar. "All set?" Mikan's ears give a twitch, tail wig-wagging left and right as her head gives an eager nod. The sun's already setting, so we won't have long to enjoy it, but.. We set out on our walk anyway. I figure we at least have enough time to take a quick stroll. The weather is chilly, but not quite frigid enough to bundle up yet. I let Mikan lead the way as we enter the park. Her tail is still wagging so much that now and then, I get a peak up her skirt. I can't resist giving a bit of a pervy grin at the display, though Mikan appears oblivious to the show she's giving as she happily strolls along the park path. I decide to give her a little tease. "Hmm hmm, yes, I believe those paw-print panties I picked out suit you rather nicely too, Mikan~" The doggy girls face goes red for a moment as she tugs her skirt down. "..R-Risa!" "Kehehe~". I grin and giggle, and Mikan can't help but giggle a bit in response too. We continue on like this until it gets dark out. Once the parks automated lamps cut on, I decide we should head home. "Hey, Mikan? It's getting late now, so we should start heading back." ..? Mikan's so preoccupied she doesn't notice me calling her. She's been squirming a lot towards the end of our walk, and come to think of it, I don't recall her using the bathroom once since this morning. I wonder.. "Mikan?" "..A-Ah! S-Sorry! Uhm, Mikan is done walking for tonight, can we go home now?" I walk up to Mikan and ruffle her hair a bit. "Yes, I just said that. You look a little distracted there, is anything bothering you?" Mikan flusters and looks up as she waves her hands in dismissal. "M-Mikan is fine! Mikan is fine." "Hmm, really?", I give Mikan's tummy a playful poke and she lets out a whine. "...Uwwu, R-Risa!" I give a sly grin. "Perfectly fine, huh? If you gotta go so badly, there's no one around. I'm sure we could find you a bush, or perhaps a tre-" Mikan suddenly blushes a deep red and shakes her head. "T-That's way too embarrassing! M-Mikan can't do that! S-She'll be fine! Mikan is a good girl!" I guess even anthropoids can be shy about these things. If I'm being honest though.. I may have resorted to this method once or twice before. It's not like anyone's going to see anyway. Come to think of it.. Mikan's not the only one who hasn't gone potty in a while. Though I'm nowhere in near as dire of a position as this doggy girl, I could certainly use a break myself. I give Mikan a light pat on the head. "Come on then, let's get you home before you stain those cute panties I just got y-" Mikan flushes a shade of red again and flails at my arms. "Risa!" I giggle to myself before tugging the doggy girl along. She's no longer leading the way, so I have to peer back now and then to make sure she's keeping up. As much as she protests being fine, every now and then I can see her tail tensing up as her legs clench and rub together. Something about this display I can't seem to get enough of. It sends fluttery feelings up and down my body. By the time we're almost home, I notice that my own panties have grown damp from the display.. and.. I don't mean from pee. At this point, it's become glaringly obvious that.. I'm getting turned on by Mikan's struggling. I feel a little shameful realizing this, but I do my best to push the thoughts out of my mind and focus on getting us home for now. Eventually, we reach the parks entrance. My apartment happens to be right next to the park, so it's only a little but further now. I glance back at the doggy girl to let her know we're nearly home, but.. "...Hnnnghh..!" Mikan suddenly keels over. Her hands dig into her skirt, legs lock together, and ears, along with her tail, stand at attention as she lets out a loud whimper, and.. "..!" My eyes barely catch it, but beneath the lamp-light I can see a modest trickle running down Mikan's thigh. Doki doki I feel my heart pounding for a moment. I'm so taken back by the display I don't have time to react when Mikan bolts off towards a nearby tree. "P-Potty! M-Mikan needs to go, now!!" "..A-Ahh, Mikan, wait!" Before I can catch up with her, the leash hits its limit and yanks the doggy girl back, spinning her around and sending her barreling into my chest. Clash! ...Ow. Mikan slams into me, knocking my wind out and sending us both falling down into the dirt. "Owch.. d-don't go running off like that. You're a lot faster than I am, you know!" I look up to check on the doggy girl as I struggle to catch my breath. We landed only inches away from each other, so I can see with a quick scan she doesn't look visibly injured. But I notice her ears have drooped and a few tears are strolling down her cheeks. "Hey, Mikan? Are you okay? You're not hurt are you?" I reach up to giver her a light pat on the head, and that's when I hear it. Pssssshhhhhhhhh~.. ..Huh? W-wait, what? My head darts down as I feel a warm wetness creeping up my legs and spreading towards my butt. "O-Oh". There's yellow puddle flowing out from beneath the doggy girl. I quickly scan our surroundings, making sure we're alone before wrapping my arms around the doggy girl, drawing her into my chest and gently petting her head. My first instinct is to comfort Mikan, but at the same time, I can feel my heart pounding. As I continue stroking my fingers through her hair, I can still hear it.. and feel it. This tiny doggy girl is still peeing. I've lost track of how long its been, but at this point the puddle has crept all the way around my butt. It's so warm.. the surrounding air is cold, but the ground beneath my butt is anything but. The feeling is sending shivers up my spine. After a few more moments, I can hear the doggy girls stream trickle down as she lets out a subconscious sigh of relief between sobs. "..M-Mikan.. M-ikan is so sorry. Mikan was a bad girl.." I loosen my grip on the doggy girl and dry away a few of her tears, giving as comforting of a smile as I can. "I-it's okay! Accidents happen.. but.. boy, for someone so small, you sure can go, can't you?" Mikan looks down and seems to just notice the extent of the damage between the two of us. "M-Mikan made a mess again.. Risa.. Risa must be mad. Mikan knew this would happen. Mikan is being a burden to Risa already.." ... Pinch. I grab ahold of Mikan's cheeks with both fingers and pinch hard. "O-Ow! R-Risa!!" "What did I say about calling yourself a burden?" "..B-But.." My heart is racing. I should sit here and try to calmly comfort her. That's what I think. That's what I tell myself. But that's not what I do. Smooch. "..!" Before the doggy girl can protest further, my lips find themselves planted against hers. Mikan's ears and tails jolt back up in surprise. It takes me several seconds before I regain my composure and realize what I'm doing. My body retreats as my face glows a deep shade of red. Mikan sits there dumbfounded for a moment as her hands reach up and touch her lips. "..I told you, you'll never be a burden to me. There's no reason to get so upset over something silly like this. It's no big deal. All this means is a bit of extra laundry.. and an excuse to bathe with a cute doggy girl again tonight! I like you Mikan, and that's not going to change, so don't get so depressed over every little mistake that happens, okay?" ... A few moments pass before Mikan ends up filling in the awkward silence. "..Risa..?" ..? ..A-Ah! I nearly stumble backwards as the puppy girl lunges forward and licks my cheek. "Thank you." Mikan smiles at me, and at this point both of our cheeks are red as tomatoes. I return her smile and ruffle her hair some more. "Eheheh. Any time. What do you say we go back home and get cleaned up now?" Mikan gives a shy nod. The once warm puddle beneath our butts has grown cold and clammy at this point, and the longer we sit out here the more likely it is someone will come by and notice us. So the logical thing to do would be to get up and hastily make our way home now. Of-course, I don't do the logical thing. My whole body is still tingling at this point, and among all these sensations firing at once, I notice the pang of my own still rather full bladder protesting. Unlike Mikan, though, I'm confident I could easily make it back to our house without wetting myself. Despite that.. "But first, since you already got my skirt all wet anyways Mikan.." My hands creep back down to the hem of my skirt as I shyly grip down and pull it up, exposing my white-cotton panties to the doggy girl in front of me. A playful, pervish smile creeps across my face as I close my eyes and relax. "..A-Ah..! Risa?!" Mikan gasps in shock moments after as I feel a warm trickling making its way out into my cotton panties. ...Pss...pssh..pshhhhhhhhhhh... A tingling warmth and relief pours out of me as the puddle beneath my butt quickly grows warm again. I have to bite down on my lip to suppress a moan as my legs instinctively lock together, causing the golden liquid to pool up into my lap before trickling over and running down my legs. I'm seriously doing this. I'm wetting myself in front of another girl.. in a public place, no less. After several moments, my stream dies down and I'm finally able to open my eyes. Mikan's eyes are still wide-open with her hand covering her mouth and rosy cheeks. Her awestruck expression makes me giggle. "See? No big deal!"

Kirito

Chapter 3

The weather is nice today. I close my eyes and take a moment to relax and enjoy the gentle fall breeze. "..Ah. Hello. Welcome!" ..? Oh. There's a large blue-haired anthropoid girl behind me. She's holding a few leashes.. it looks like she finished taking a few dogs on a walk. "Hiya! Uhm.. Do you work here?" After I finished giving Mikan a bath this morning, I did some much-needed laundry and made breakfast for the two of us, then made my way to a local pet-shop I had passed by a few times on the way to my apartment. "Yes. I'm Kotarou. Are you a customer?" Kotarou, huh. I've seen her around town before.. usually shopping or carrying out other errands. You're normally required to accompany your pet on a leash in public; that Kotarou can go out on her own must mean she is a licensed work dog. "Ah, uhm. Yes. This is my first time here." Kotarou smiles in response as she leads the dogs in ahead of me. "Come inside. I'll introduce you to mom." The blue-haired girl leads the dogs into the store as I follow behind. "..Wow." This is my first time seeing this place from more than just the outside. There are shelves upon shelves of both anthropoid and normal pet supplies. There's even a clothing section and almost an entire wall devoted to collars and leashes. "Mom, I'm back! We have a customer." A young brown-haired girl appears from behind the counter. If I were to guess, a middle schooler? Maybe she's related to the owner. "Oh. Welcome! Can I help you find something?" I guess I should start from the beginning and explain how I found Mikan.. maybe the owner of the store can give me some advice. "Hiya! My name is Risa. Uhm, is the store owner around by chance?" The girl smiles and responds. "Yes. That's me. What can I do for you?" ... I'm caught a bit off guard. She is the store manager..? The girl tilts her head in confusion when I don't answer, but seems to promptly register my doubts. "Despite my appearance, I had my coming of age ceremony a long time ago. My name is Mochizuki Nadeshiko." Even though she gives me a reassuring smile as she says that, I feel I've done something rude. "O-oh, I'm really sorry. I'm Oumi Risa. Nice to meet you." The store manager brings her hand to her cheek and chuckles. "I get it all the time. I'm used to it, so don't worry. It's nice to meet you too, Risa. Now, it sounded like you needed help with something?" I explain the situation to Nadeshiko; how I found Mikan abandoned on the street and have been taking care of her ever since. "Oh, my. Is she here with you now?" "No, I left her at home to rest. She still looked rather exhausted. ..Also, I don't have any clothes that can fit her, and the ones she was had were so torn up I had to throw them out.." "I see. It's good you're letting her rest. If you can give me her description, I can see if there are any missing pet reports posted." Much like missing person reports, authorities in our area each have their own system used to report missing anthropoid animals. With any luck, one matching Mikan could come up, and we can find her original owner that way. "..However, you say she was not wearing a collar when you found her, right? If that is the case, I have to be honest with you. It is very possible her previous owner has abandoned her." "Oh. I see..". I can feel the weight of her words crushing down on my hopes. Nadeshiko let's out a concerned sigh as she seems to become lost in thought. "Unfortunately, this is not entirely uncommon. People adopt anthropoids without considering the tremendous responsibility that comes with owning them. Some choose to quietly abandon them when they don't want to take care of them anymore, so they can avoid having to pay to put them back up for adoption." That's... horrible. Hearing this and remembering Mikan laying there in that alleyway.. she could have died! What kind of person could be so.. selfish? So cruel?! I do my best to stay composed, but I can sense some anger creeping onto my face. Nadeshiko seems to take notice as her worry turns into a sympathetic smile. "Yes, I understand your anger completely. It is a horrible thing to do. It seems like Mikan was very fortunate to be found by someone so kind-hearted." Her comments make me blush a bit. I just did what any decent person would've, didn't I? "Uhm, if someone did abandon her.. what happens then?" "Well, you can leave her in our care, and if no one files a missing report and comes to claim her, she will end up being put up for adoption again." "...I see." "The second option.. you can adopt her yourself, Risa. Anthropoids are extremely loyal, those that have been abandoned by their masters sometimes never come to accept anyone else. But it sounds like Mikan has already opened herself up to you." I honestly wouldn't mind that. In truth, I've been lonely living by myself for so long. Having someone like Mikan around to keep me company would certainly be nice. It would be nice, however.. "..I'm not sure if I'm what's best for Mikan. I'm still just living off inheritance from my parents right now.. I can barely take care of myself, so I don't think I could afford to give Mikan the care she needs." Nadeshiko brings her palm to her cheek and tilts her head in thought. She spends a few moments like this.. before glancing over to the blue-haired doggy girl. "You know, even with Kotarou to help, there are days we're overwhelmed here. We could use an extra pair hands or two. If you and Mikan are willing to help around the shop, I could provide you with a salary and a discount on any supplies you may need." I'm a bit shocked at the offer. This girl hardly knows me, and yet.. she's willing to offer me a job and everything else just like that? "Are.. are you sure that's okay?" Nadeshiko gives me a smile. "Of-course. I think Mikan senses in you the same thing Kotarou and I do. You are a really kind-hearted person Risa. I think you would be a perfect fit here." "..Thank you, I think you overestimate me, but.. if you'll have me, I'll happily accept your offer." Nadeshiko claps her hands together and smiles. Even Kotarou looks happy. "Wonderful! I'll let Kotarou show you around and help you get everything you need." With that, the blue-haired doggy girl and I make our way through the store. I gather some vitamin supplements, which Kotarou says should help speed her recovery along. A few pairs of doggy clothes and undergarments (including some special "night-time" undergarments), as well as a simple red collar and leash. I carry everything up to the counter and watch as Nadeshiko rings everything up. Even though she says I won't have to pay for the items now, I can still see how much everything ends up costing.. ..67,000 Yen, or roughly $595. Ouch. That would have been almost a full months rent. Kotarou helps bag all the items as they're rung up, and the only thing left on the counter is Mikan's collar. "If you're going to be taking care of Mikan, we must get you registered as her caretaker. You won't officially become her owner until the mandatory 30 days pass for someone to claim her, but this way if she ever ends up getting lost, all of your contact information will stay with her." Nadeshiko hands me a form titled Anthropoid Adoption and Registration. It covers all of my contact information.. name, address, phone number.. and the pets name, any medical history, allergies and so on. I've learned little more than Mikan's name for the time being, so I have to leave the rest of the form blank. Once I hand everything over to Nadeshiko, she transfers all the information over to her computer, and then appears to run the collar through a device behind the counter. "All right, Mikan's all registered now!" Nadeshiko hands the collar over. "Make sure she always wears this whenever you're out in public. This is extremely important, so don't forget!" She looks quite serious about this. "Not only is it the law and you could be fined if she's caught without it, but this collar has your registration ID and all your contact information embedded on it." I never realized the collars were such a big deal, but I guess it makes sense. Anthropoids are mostly self-sufficient, but many aren't capable of functioning entirely on their own without training. Basic things like adhering to traffic laws, street lights and so on can be a bit difficult for them. So the law requires they be accompanied at all times for their own protection. "There's now a debate on passing a law that lets owners opt to have these chips surgically embedded in them instead, but.. even if it passes, the procedure to do this will be expensive, so I'd recommend getting used to using the collar now." Nadeshiko goes through some other basic pet laws to recognize. Once that's done, she hands me a business card with all the shops contact information on it. "For now, I want you to focus on taking care of Mikan and making sure she is recovering well. If she is feeling up to it, please bring her by the shop sometime tomorrow so that Kotarou and I can give her a check-up." I slide the business card into my jacket pocket. "I will. Thank you again for everything." Nadeshiko and Kotarou see me off as I make my way back home. I swing by the grocery store again on my way back, taking the time to shop properly tonight. By the time I get back, it's past noon and Mikan has curled up on the couch and fallen asleep again. I tip-toe my way over to her. She still looks like she's doing well. I rest my palm on her forehead, and it doesn't seem like she's running a fever anymore. Still, I decide to let her sleep for a bit longer as I work on fixing the two of us something to eat. As I rummage through the pile of groceries, I settle on some canned chicken soup. It's a cliche remedy, but a warm bowl of soup has always helped me get through these things, so it seems as good a choice as any. "Hmm, hmm..", I hum a bit to myself as I warm the soup up, peering over at Mikan now and then to make sure she's still asleep. Once the foods done, I measure out some vitamin supplements Nadeshiko provided me with and mix it into Mikan's bowl. "Hey.. hey, Mikan?", I nudge the doggy girl with my elbow as I set the tray of food in front of us, watching as she sleepily stirs from her slumber. "..Mmh..?" I grab a nearby napkin and wipe some drool from her mouth as she wakes. "It's time to get up, sleepy butt. I made us some soup, and once you're done eating, I have a few things to show you!" Mikan sticks her nose in the air and gives a few sniffs as she struggles to keep her eyes open. Once she recognizes the scent as food, however, it doesn't take long before she's up and awake. I give the doggy girl a smile and light pat on the head. "Sleep well? Judging by the way your nose is working overtime there, I guess I made a good choice on the soup." I hand Mikan a spoon and pull the table closer to us. "Itadakimasu! Dig in whenever you'd like, Mikan!" Mikan's tail wags a bit as she leans in and gives the bowl a few more sniffs. "..I-Itadakimasu." I watch and wait to see what Mikan thinks of the food for a moment, but she seems hesitant to eat it. Did I not cook it properly? I slurp down a spoonful of my own bowl to see, and.. "..! H-Hot!" Owch! Right. Stupid. I forgot to let it cool. Mikan looks at me in surprise and concern. "R-Risa, y-you need to let it cool off first!" ..Even the dog knows this, apparently. I blush and scratch the back of my head. "Ehehe, whoops." While we wait for the food to cool, I turn on the TV and flip to a random slice-of-life anime. Once the soup is at a safe temperature, Mikan wastes no time digging in. Still, for as hungry as she must be, she takes the time to eat with proper manners and only makes.. a slight mess, and when it's not scalding my tongue, the soup is actually surprisingly good. A few minutes pass as we both heartily work down most of our dinner. Finally, I decide to ask. "So.. Mikan." I realize I can't avoid this question forever. I figure I may as well just ask and get it over with. If she's not ready to talk about it yet, I won't push, but.. I at least need to try. I can't just come in and claim her as my own without being sure. "..I'm sorry if this is sudden, but I have to ask. What were you doing in that alleyway last night? Did you get lost?" Mikan's ears droop almost immediately in response to the question. She sets her spoon into the bowl for a moment as she looks to contemplate how to answer. She probably anticipated this question coming, but.. it doesn't seem as if she wants to answer. "I understand it must be painful to talk about, but I hope you know you can trust me Mikan. I'm not going to abandon you. I'm happy to have you here and take care of you myself, but.. I need you to tell me what happened first." I can tell this question is bringing up painful memories for her. It makes my heart ache seeing this, because no matter what the answer, I'm fairly positive this isn't a case of her only getting lost now. "Mikan.. ..Mikan was told to wait there. Master left Mikan there, but never came back." "..How long were you out there waiting, Mikan?" "Uhm.. Mikan doesn't remember.. it was a long time though. But Mikan wanted to be a good girl and wait like she was told to. No matter how long it took." ..How awful. It sounds like she really was abandoned. I think deep down even she knows this. I scoot closer to the doggy girl and wrap an arm around her. Her ears perk up as I tenderly pull her into a hug. "Well, no matter what happened, I want you to know you don't have to worry anymore Mikan. I will make sure you're taken care of. It's a bit small here.. and it won't be easy, but.. if you're okay with that, I'd even love for you to make this your home." Mikan casts her gaze from side to side, contemplating how to answer. "..Uhm.. Risa saved Mikan, and she's really.. really greatful for that. Risa is very kind.. she gave Mikan a place to stay and helped take care of her.. but.. Mikan doesn't want to be a burden to anyone anymore." My hand drifts up to the doggy girls cheek, and I give her a playful pinch. "O-Ow!", Mikan's ears and tail tense up as she tries to swat my hand away. I giggle a bit at the sight before leaning in and nuzzling against her other cheek. "You're not a burden, Mikan. The thought of having someone around to talk and play with truly makes me thrilled! So don't say things like that. You're more than welcome here, and you'll never, ever be a burden to me, and if you ever say that again I'll pinch your cheeks right off." Mikan blushes, and as much as she resists, she can't help but burst into a few giggles herself as she tries to wrestle free. "O-Okay! You win, Risa." I give her a smile as I lean back, ruffling her hair a bit, and we finish our meal. It looks like today officially marks the day of our new life together.

Kirito

Chapter 2

Warm.. It's so warm is the first thing that floats through my mind as I drift awake. My eyes peer over at the orange haired puppy girl next to me. Her eyes are shut tight with drool hanging out from her mouth as she snores away. She looks much better this morning. I contemplate getting up and fixing breakfast for the two of us, but as I start shuffling my way out of bed, I catch the puppy girls' arms wrapped securely around mine. The sudden realization makes me blush, and I slouch back down under the blankets, expecting to drift back to sleep. ..Or so I planned. But as my body drops back down into the sheets, I notice it seems more than warm down there. Was I sweating that much in my sleep..? No.. as I shuffle around beneath the covers, I realize this can't be only sweat. My bottom, and the pajamas I changed into last night, feel.. drenched. "...?!?" I quickly yank the covers up as a thought rushes through my mind. "It can't be.. I.. I didn't?" I didn't. But the orange haired girl next to me did. As I pull the covers up, I can smell it. I can see it. My once white sheets have an enormous yellow stain spreading out from the girl next to me. Oh no. She wet the bed. She really wet the bed. The thought never crossed me. She is an anthropoid after all. Is she even toilet trained..? Is this purely a night-time thing? As the thoughts race through my mind, I detect some foreign shuffling under the sheets as the girls green eyes start to open. "......Nh..." The doggy girl stirs awake. She peers up at me for a moment and looks bewildered. I wonder if she remembers anything from last night? This could be bad, I think. I'm concerned she may lash out at me for a moment, but suddenly her eyes wander down to the exposed covers. Suddenly, her eyes start to water. Her confusion replaced by a mix of panic and shame as she breaks down. My body instinctively reacts as my arms find themselves wrapped around the puppy girl and I pull her close, squeezing tight. I know this feeling, at least. It's still embarrassing remembering how serious of a bedwetting problem I had until my late teens. "Shhh, it's okay, doggy. Don't worry. I'm not mad. It happens." My hands rest against the girls head as I do my best to console her. She doesn't fight my embrace. Rather, she leans in closer, sobbing into my shirt as I tenderly stroke up and down her back. I continue doing this until she settles down. "Come on, let's get you cleaned up, okay?" I pull the sheets back and steadily lead her to the restroom. As I pull her along, she stares at me hesitantly again. I don't blame her, I can only imagine what goes through someone's mind in a position like this; taken in by a complete stranger.. and then waking up next to her in wet sheets to top it off. As we enter the bathroom, I assess the extent of the damage. My pajamas are thoroughly drenched, clasping tightly to my skin. The doggy girls shirt's soaked through, the white fabric stained a translucent yellow and clinging to her legs and backside as well. ..I can't deny that there's something endearing about this situation. The way the wet shirt is clinging to the doggy girls figure, the soaked through fabric providing a teasing view of her tush, and the still warm wetness clinging against my own skin. I'm actually not bothered by this at all. In fact, it's kind of.. ..Wait, what is wrong with me? I'm standing here soaked in another girls accident and I'm.. enjoying it? God, I am aren't I? There's surely something wrong with me. I peek back up at the doggy girl in front of me and realize how much she's blushing. Her shirt is tugged down, and she's avoiding eye contact now. Crap. I got a bit too caught up in my own thoughts and didn't realize how much I was gawking. Come on, Risa, get your mind out of the gutter. "..U-Uhm, let's get cleaned up, okay? I still need to get our sheets washed and prepare breakfast so.. is it okay if we wash up together to save time?" This isn't anything particularly unusual. While anthropoid girls are, for the most part, capable of being as self-sufficient as a typical adult, many owners still prefer to handle tasks such as bathing their pets themselves. Pet manuals tend to describe it as being an excellent bonding experience between pets and their masters. Still, I can't help but fluster at the proposal.. especially after staring at her for what must have been a full minute. The doggy girl looks up for hardly a moment before burying her gaze again, but after a few moments she makes an agreeing nod. I run some bath water, adjusting the temperature as usual. Once satisfied, I pull the wet t-shirt over the doggy girls head, which was still the only thing she was wearing from the previous night. Once that's done, I strip down myself. As my shirt and pajama bottoms fall to the floor, I'm filled with a sudden bit of self-consciousness. This is the first time another girl has seen me naked since high-school, though she doesn't seem to pay any mind one way or the other. "All right, doggy, let's get cleaned up, okay?" I step into the tub first, making sure the temperature is not too hot or old, then pick the doggy girl up and set her down in with me. I start lathering a generous bit of soap into a washcloth and rub the doggy girl down like before. Afterwards, I wash myself down before lathering some citrus scented shampoo into the other girls hair. This is nice. I relax for a moment with the doggy girl, massaging her ears as we soak in the bathwater. I figure this is as good a time as any. "Hey, doggy.. do you have a name?" "....Mh.." She starts to speak, but falters. I recall studying a bit about anthropoids in school. It's very rare that they open up to anyone but their original owner or master. Getting her to communicate might be a bit tougher than I expected. "My name is Oumi Risa, but you can just call me Risa!" "....Risa..", the girl echos my name. "That's right! It's kinda awkward calling you doggy all the time though. If you don't want to tell me your name, I'll have to make one up for you. I must warn you though, I can come up with some pretty weird nicknames! So it might be better if I knew your real name instead." "....Nh.." ..No use, huh? A few minutes pass, and then.. "..Mikan." "...! ..Ah! Mikan? Is that your name?" The doggy girl.. Mikan, nods. It seems silly having to go through so much trouble for a name, but.. this must be a sign that the girl is beginning to trust me. It's a small start, but it makes me happy to know that she's opening up to me. "Nice to meet'chya, Mikan! I hope we can become good friends!" I ruffle her hair and give a comforting smile, and she smiles back at me for a moment, before her gaze falls back down to her lap. "...Risa. ..Uhm.. Mikan.. Mikan is sorry she made a mess in Risa's bed. ..Mikan.. knows she's a bad girl." As expected, she's still hurting from this mornings events. "It's okay, Mikan. You're not a bad girl, and I'm not mad at all. Accidents happen. In fact, I used to wet the bed myself up into my late teens! So don't worry, I know you can't help it, and I will never punish or yell at you for something you can't control." I ruffle the doggy girls hair again and embrace her softly from behind. She glances up at me meekly, and I give her a reassuring smile. "Risa's.. not angry at Mikan?" "Of-course not. I do need to ask though.. is this a frequent problem for you? It's not an issue if so, we just might need to get you some extra night-time protection, just like Risa once had." Mikan flusters a bit and gives a shy nod. Right. So, not a onetime thing. In that case, I'll need to add a few other items to my shopping list today. This is the most I've ever talked with an anthropoid girl. Some anthropoids only have basic communication skills, and most don't talk to strangers unless their jobs require it, but Mikan seems to be quite intelligent and well trained. I consider pressing her for more information about her original owner and what she was doing on that fateful night, but I don't want to put too much pressure on her right now, so the conversation between us ends there for now.

Kirito

Chapter 1

...It's raining.. As I look upon the apartment balcony, I can see a brown-haired girl with twintails staring back at me, her blue eyes flickering as a clash of lightning strikes off in the distance. Risa. Oumi Risa. That's her, my name.  It's getting late, and the storm doesn't seem like it will let up anytime soon. ..Grumble grumble.. "..Hungry..", my stomach groans out. I stretch and rest my head against the table as rain drops patter against the window. I forgot to stock up on groceries yesterday, so now I'm stuck here with nothing to eat.  Well, perhaps not. What's a little rain anyway? The convenience store isn't that far away. I still need to shower and do laundry tonight anyhow.  I push myself up from the table with a bit of forced enthusiasm, grab my nearby jacket and umbrella from the coat hanger, head out the door and.. Swoosh! "...!" As soon as I step out and open my umbrella, a sudden violent gust of wind practically knocks me off my feet. I can feel my skirt fluttering in the wind, the cold rain pelting against my skin as I struggle to maintain my footing. "Guh..!" I speed around the first corner, splashing through a few puddles hidden in the dark alleyway. Cold! I can feel the rainwater soaking into my socks as I run, but I'd rather not risk slowing down and getting blown over entirely. The last thing I want is to walk into a store looking like I wet my skirt. I can feel the rain fiercely pelting against my umbrella as I rush around another corner and instantly almost trip over something in the alleyway. "Wha...?!" A pile of dirty clothes..? No, a.. stray dog? There's an orange haired anthropoid girl wearing worn-out clothes laying here. She's thoroughly drenched by the rain, and motionless. What is she doing out here in this weather? I lean down and stare at her for a moment before giving a few curious pokes. "H-Hey.. are you okay?" She shuffles a bit, searching me with a lifeless stare, scarcely able to acknowledge my presence. This is not good. She's not going to survive the night out here like this. I stand up and look, but there's no one else around. Judging by her condition and how soaked the dog girl is, she's plainly been out here a long time.. the only thing I can think of is she's been abandoned by someone. But who could do such a thing? There are shelters you can leave anthropoid animals you are unable to care for, leaving them out on the street like this is just cruel. I don't know if there's much I can do to help, but I can't just leave her out here to die.. If she's been abandoned, she's probably starving too. There's no time to do any serious shopping, but.. I pull off my jacket and wrap it around the doggy girl. It might not be of much use at this point, but I don't know what else to do. Afterwards, I hastily run into the store and grab some of the closest things I can find. A couple bags of chips, a carton of milk, and a couple pieces of melon bread I find near the checkout counter. It's not much, but it will do for now. I quickly pay for the items, waiting impatiently as the cashier tucks them inside a plastic bag for me, and head out the door back into the alleyway. "...Crap." As I stare down at her with groceries and umbrella in-hand, it strikes me that carrying her is going to be difficult. I'm not sure I could even do it in perfect weather as it is. I consider going back inside and asking for help, but.. other than the cashier, no one seems to have been crazy enough to come out and brave this storm. While debating my options, the doggy girl stirs for a moment. I see her peering up towards the bag in my hand. She must still be conscious enough to smell food nearby. I didn't come this far to give up. I have to try. I toss my umbrella to the side and pull the grocery bag up my arm before crouching. The puppy girl stares up at me for a moment, and I have to fight back tears as I struggle to help. Her clothes are torn, and she looks bruised all over. It's not the most elegant display in the world, but after a few tries I manage to pick her up.  I nearly slip as I take a few steps out into the rain, but I'm surprised by how light the puppy girl is. I'm able to push my way through the storm and back to my apartment building in decent time. After a few clumsy attempts, I manage to get my door unlocked and carry her inside, using my foot to push the door shut behind us. I carefully rest her head against the back of the couch as I contemplate what I should do next. I'm sure the poor thing must be starved, but after settling back in, I realize that I'm nearly freezing after being drenched from head to toe in the rain. I can only imagine how it must be for her after being left out in that for so long. The first thing I should do for now is get her warm. I can start some bathwater and get some milk warmed up for her at the same time. I head to the kitchen to get the milk warming up first, then quickly make my way to the bathroom and run some warm bathwater. Once I'm content with the temperature, I head back out to living room and begin to strip off the doggy girls soiled clothing. I'm not sure if I'll be able to salvage these, I'll need to buy her some new clothes first thing tomorrow. I can ask around the pet shop and see if anyone's registered a missing pet while I'm there as well. Once she's undressed, I gingerly pick the girl up and carry her to the bathroom. Her body is absolutely freezing to the touch. I sincerely hope I'm doing the right thing here as as I lower her into the tub. She recoils at the sudden temperature shock, but doesn't otherwise say anything or react in any way. I make sure she's positioned so she stays above the water as I head back into the kitchen, retrieving the warmed cup of milk and bringing it back to the bathroom. "Hey, doggy.. here, drink this." I bring the cup of milk to her mouth. She sniffs the bowl a few times, then opens her mouth and quietly drinks it down. Some of it spills into the tub, but it seems she was able to get most of it down. I can sense a bit of warmth coming back to the girls cheeks as I lather some soap into a nearby washcloth and begin to run it along her shoulders, washing the mud and grime from her body as best I can. As I rinse the suds away from her hair, I can finally see some life returning to the puppy girls eyes. She's still lingering in and out of consciousness, but that's expected from sheer exhaustion more than anything. I let the water drain from the tub as I make one final pass with the shower head, grabbing a nearby towel and using it to pick the girl out of the tub, ensuring she doesn't fall over as I dry her off as much as I can. I wasn't paying much attention earlier, considering the urgency of the situation, but now that things have settled down a bit, I can't help but blush a bit as I glance over the puppy girls body. She's petite, her chest maybe a B-Cup at best, but I can't help but admire the girls plump bottom as I make a final pass with the towel. She doesn't seem to really notice or mind, but I feel a bit conflicted about all of this. Am I really doing the right thing here? Should I have just taken her to a shelter instead? Would they even be open in this weather? I don't know. I force my mind back to the task at hand, setting the girl down on the toilet for a moment as I run to the bedroom to retrieve a particularly long t-shirt for the puppy girl to wear. Anthropoid animals require special clothing to compensate for their tails. If I tried to put any of my clothes on her, they'd probably just fall right off, or at the least be extremely uncomfortable for her. "Here.. can you lift your arms up for me?" She stares at me for a moment. She looks confused. I guess the reality that she's in a strangers care right now has started to dawn on her, but she doesn't seem to protest much. Her arms lift up, and I'm able to slide the t-shirt over her with ease. It's a bit big, but it'll have to do for now. I help walk the girl into my bedroom, pick her up and gently and tuck her into a few blankets. Finally, I bring over an electric heater and turn it on in her direction. After a few minutes, the dog girl manages to drift off to sleep. It's past 3 AM now, and it looks like she should make a full recovery, I hope. I might be in over my head here. I can barely take care of myself.  I guess we'll just have to wait and see what tomorrow brings.

Kirito