Vampire Knight – 04
Having smelt blood, Kaname rushes from the chairman’s office to the stairwell where Zero and Yuuki are, and he accuses Zero of having been reduced to being a bloodthirsty beat. Afraid that Kaname will kill Zero, Yuuki tries to step between them, but she instead faints from loss of blood. Kaname ends up being the one who carries her to the infirmary, and he finds that she’s now crying. The chairman eventually comes by the infirmary and sends Kaname to calm down the Night Class who had also smelt the blood. After placing a bandage on Yuuki’s neck, Kaien explains that Zero used to be a human and had been turned into a vampire by the pureblood who bit him. However, he also reassures Yuuki that she won’t become a vampire because Zero isn’t a pureblood. Yuuki is more concerned about how she didn’t know how Zero had been suffering for four years, and a little later, she happens to overhear Kaname asking the chairman to move Zero into the Night Class. Though she understands why, Yuuki also knows that Zero hates vampires, and this in turn makes her suddenly realize that Zero hated himself too. She thus feels really bad about how she had referred to vampires as beasts in front of him.
This all bothers Yuuki so much that she skips class the next day and goes to the Night Class’s dorm instead so that she can talk to Kaname. She finds Aidou there, and as he’s taking her to Kaname, he asks her about the bite mark on her neck. He and the other vampires had smelled her blood the previous night, but since Kaname had instructed them to forget about it, they didn’t make a fuss about it. Yuuki is happy to hear this because it means that Kaname didn’t tell the Night Class about Zero being a vampire, but the happy expression on her face actually angers Aidou, and he questions what she is to Kaname. When Yuuki’s answer is that Kaname is her savior, Aidou suggests that she should offer Kaname the blood in her body to repay him. He observes though that the bite marks on her neck aren’t Kaname’s and warns her not to let anyone else have her blood. Aidou then proposes that she immediately ask Kaname to drink her blood, and right as she’s about to slap him for all this, Kaname shows up and stops her. Kaname personally smacks Aidou instead, and Aidou immediately apologizes and leaves.
Afterwards, Kaname tells Yuuki that she should be herself because she’s the only one who’s different from all the others who serve him. Yuuki blushes from this, but she also notices that Kaname looks lonely as he’s saying it. Kaname then starts to send Yuuki home and instructs her not to come here by herself from now on. He suggests having Zero come with her next time because he feels that Zero should be useful since he took something from her. Yuuki objects to Kaname talking in this manner, but Kaname responds by saying that he’s not okay with his important girl being bitten by someone else. Yuuki then brings up what she came here to talk about in the first place: not putting Zero in the Night Class. Kaname hears her out, but he denies her request because he knows that a human who’s turned into a vampire will definitely fall to being a Level E, and he thinks that Zero wouldn’t want her to see that. After a distraught Yuuki runs out of the dorm, Kain appears and states that he doesn’t understand why Kaname is so attached to her. He also points out that everyone won’t accept Zero who’s from a family of vampire hunters, but all Kaname cares about is how Yuuki is the most important girl in the world.
After all this, Yuuki decides to go see Zero and finds him in his room pointing his gun to his head. When she tries to stop him, he pushes her onto the bed and tries to get her to shoot him instead. He feels that since he couldn’t stop himself with her, he might kill the next human he preys on. When Yuuki still refuses to shoot him, Zero takes his packed bags and leaves. Yuuki chases after him and hugs him from behind, reminding him of how she had done the same many years ago when he had been clawing at his own neck. She asserts that she’s not afraid of him since she’s been with him for four years, and she vows to be his friend. Unbeknownst to them, Kaname is watching them from a nearby window. The chairman meanwhile is meeting with the head of a vampire hunter organization who is curious about Zero. The head of the vampire hunter organization states that he’s sent a man to judge if there’s any danger at the school and to deal with things if there is.
Well, I’m no longer getting evil vibes from Kaname. Everything he does seems to be concerned with her, and he’s saved Yuuki so many times now (what is this, the third time? fourth?). In fact, with his sense of timing, it’s almost like he stalks her, and he’s coming off as more creepy than anything else – especially when he’s talking about how she’s such an important girl. It makes me wonder if he’s just infatuated with her or if there’s something really special about her. For all he says about her being so precious though, I find it curious that he’s okay with her being with Zero and doesn’t just want to kill Zero outright. Incidentally, should I be bothered by the fact that the first thing I thought of when Kaname slapped Aidou was “Why didn’t he just punch him?” (My friend’s answer was “apparently bishounen guys just like to slap one another.”) Anyway, it looks like the story’s going to keep getting more interesting now that we have the vampire hunter organization added into the mix, and maybe we’ll see some vampire vs. hunter battles in the near future.