|When Something Changes
Author: donna8157 PM
Modern Day AU. Kaoru and Kenshin are the best of friends. As time passes, Kaoru begins to realize that her feelings for Kenshin go much deeper than friendship. However, that is when the new girl Tomoe steps in. A KaoruKenshinTomoe story. CH 11 UPLOADEDRated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Romance - Kenshin & Kaoru - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,283 - Reviews: 304 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 05-20-04 - Published: 12-31-03 - id: 1666836
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
Disclaimer : I don't own RK and I don't own "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai"
"When Something Changes"
Synopsis: Modern day A/U. a Kaoru/Kenshin/Tomoe story lightly based off the Bollywood film "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" Kaoru and Kenshin are the best of friends. As time passes, Kaoru begins to realize that her feelings for Kenshin go much deeper than friendship. However, that is when the new girl Tomoe steps into the picture.
~ WHEN SOMETHING CHANGES ~
The sound of life.
"It's a girl," the doctor announced as he proceeded to cut the umbilical cord.
The woman smiled. Beads of sweat poured from down her milky-white forehead. Her husband sat down next to her and cupped his hand over hers. She gave him a weak smile.
The red-haired man looked at her. Tears could not stop falling from his eyes.
The dark-haired woman gave another small smile. "Because Kenshin . . our child's life is important. I would gladly give my own if that means that my child can live."
Another warm tear fell onto the woman's hand.
"Why can't the doctors save the both of your lives? Why does it have to be this way?" he questioned in anguish. "It's . . it's not fair!"
The woman gave a light squeeze to her husband's hand. As she did so, Kenshin looked up. His amethyst eyes had become red from all the crying. The wife looked upon the husband sadly. She didn't want to leave so soon. She wanted to at least be able to spend some time as a family with Kenshin and her newborn daughter. But for Kenshin's sake, she didn't want to show that sort of melancholic expression. She didn't want this occasion to be a sad one. Instead of death, it was about bringing a new life into this world.
Kenshin lightly brushed the hair from her face and the woman smiled.
"I love you," he said.
"I love you, too Kenshin," she replied.
A moment of silence passed between the two as they gazed into each other's eyes. The trance was too quickly broken when the doctor announced to the woman that she could hold her baby. She smiled as the little bundle of joy was placed in her arms. Even Kenshin, amidst the sadness, was able to smile at his small girl.
The wife lightly stroked the baby's cheek and touched its tiny hands. If only I could stay longer, dear. I want to protect you from all harm, she thought. The baby yawned and opened her eyes just a little. The woman gasped. Her daughter had beautiful lavender eyes that resembled Kenshin's own. She smiled. She always did love her husband's magnificently entrancing eyes. This girl .. my daughter will be a heartbreaker when she grows up, she thought. The wife gave a broader smile at the thought. Kenshin will have a hard time keeping the boys away from her.
Seconds passed and the woman continued to watch her baby daughter. A name . .she needs a name, she thought.
"Kaoru," the long-haired woman said.
Kenshin looked up at his wife with a shocked expression dancing on his face. His lavender eyes widened. "What do you mean?" he asked.
"That's our daughter's name, Kaoru."
He looked at the baby and then looked out the window. Stars had begun to fill the night sky. He clenched his fists unconsciously.
"I'm sorry m'aam, but the baby has to be cleaned and fed right now," the nurse said. Kenshin quickly turned around. He was startled by another person's presence.
The wife understood and nodded her head. She looked at her baby one last time and gave her a small kiss on the forehead. "I love you, my precious Kaoru," she said. A tear fell from her eyes. The nurse looked upon the couple sadly as she took the baby away.
The woman watched as she saw the nurse's figure go out the door. She mentally sighed and looked back at her husband. His bangs covered his eyes. He was afraid.
Afraid to lose her.
"Kenshin . ." she said.
The man looked up with tear-filled eyes. The woman that he loved before him had started to already turn a pale shade of color. Panic began to overtake his feelings. He couldn't lose her. They had only been married for a year!
"I can feel it . . I don't have much time . . .," she started.
"No!!! Don't say anymore! Don't . . Just don't say it,"he screamed. "Please . . please."His body had starting to convulse with sadness and anger.
The ebony-haired woman looked upon him with sadness. "Kenshin . . please . . let me go."
The husband made a grief-stricken cry.
"Kenshin . . please look at me," she said as she used the last of her strength to reach her husband's cheek. The man looked up at her and pools of sadness were mirrored in his eyes. "I love you. Please . .smile for me one last . . time . ."
The man only cried harder when hearing such words.
"Please. . Kenshin . ." she looked upon him with pleading tear-filled eyes.
His body was shaking, but he wanted to comply with his wife's last wish. He looked at her and curved his lips into a shaky smile. The woman he loved smiled back at him.
Her hand dropped from its place on his cheek.
Kenshin's eyes widened. He looked from his wife's hand to her face and found that her eyes were peacefully closed. Terror grabbed at him as he began to shake her body.
"Say something! Please say something! Open your eyes!!" he yelled. His face was twisted between madness, grief, anger, and shock. There was a big difference between knowing that someone was going to die and someone who died. Her pale, limp body did not respond to any of his actions. Kenshin cried out in pain and in grief.
"Don't leave me alone!"
"Don't leave me alone!"
- To be continued.
Hehe .. Please read and review! This story is going to be pretty long. I thought the movie was great and could depict the relationship between Kaoru/Kenshin/Tomoe pretty well. I hope you enjoyed the first chapter! Happy New Years!
Lol .. I know I'm working on "A Memory Forgotten" but this fic was itching to get written! =D