Tsubaki kept silent the entire time he was talking. When he's done, she turned around so she would face him. Slowly, yet as if enchanting him not to move, she touched his cheeks with her hands, pulling him into a kiss.
She did it tenderly, savoring the taste of his lips. When they got apart, her voice went out like a whisper. "Say that you'll die again, and I'll be the one who'll kill you, Tsuneo-san. You're strong, you won't die that easily. Or are you that weak that you wouldn't be sure that you'll survive? I guess I'm wrong about you..."