Noble ninja Kagetora has an important duty: to protect and train young Yuki. Falling in love with her is not an option; unfortunately, it's a little too late for that. Things get really complicated when Yuki's cousin, a respected member of the Toudou martial arts family, comes to town to check out Kagetora . . . and she likes what she sees! Then Kagetora takes Yuki back home to his village, where she learns Kagetora's family secrets, bringing the two of them even closer. With the New Year approaching, can Kagetora keep his feelings for his charge under control . . . and keep from disgracing himself and his ninja clan?