|In love, nothing is impossible
Author: Miriae PM
YuuhiChidori. COMPLETE! Ceres comes back with a good news. How will it affect everyone especially Yuuhi?Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,732 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 05-13-04 - Published: 03-31-04 - Status: Complete - id: 1798116
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In love, nothing is impossible
Disclaimer: Ayashi no Ceres belongs to Yuu Watase, it can never be mine.
"Yuuhi, are you alright?"
I felt someone tap me. I turned to see it was neesan. She gave me a concerned look. I looked at her for a while.
"I am just fine..." I gave neechan a tired smile. A fake smile maybe.
"Yuuhi, just tell us if you can't go to the funeral...we'll go straight back home." Q-chan looked at me from the front.
Yes, today is the joint funeral of Mikage Aki and Kurama Chidori. Am I ready to go and see them?
"Q-chan, let's go home," neesan said.
"No. Q-chan, neesan, we will go to the funeral," I told them. Q-chan gave me a questioning look...actually I am not sure. I can't concentrate well, after all, everything ended just a week ago...
Q-chan continued driving while neesan had her head bowed. Besides the noise outside, there is silence in our car. Silence, that is what I need right now.
I placed my attention to the view on the window. The trees, birds, flowers, everything is so beautiful today. The sun is smiling as it radiates its warmth. Everything is so perfect. The people are laughing, playing with each other. I envy them. Yes, I envy them. At least they are still living with their love ones.
Actually, I am wondering my reason for living. Do you know why? Well, it is because a certain girl died in my hands, to be precise, in my back. I still remember that night on the tunnel, every single part of it. How she allowed herself to be shot just to save me. She is so stupid!! Saving me? Imagine! She saved me! Isn't that the man saves the woman? Isn't that in the end they end up happily ever after? Damn it! Why did she save me?! My fist clenched so hard that droplets of blood fell.
Neesan got her handkerchief and tied it in my bruised hand. She didn't say anything. She just patted my back.
"We are here." Q-chan parked the car in the side of a small chapel. We got out.
Q-chan and neesan glanced at me. Yes, I know they are worried that I still can't accept that Chidori is dead. Are they nuts? Me? Can't accept Chidori's death? Damn, they are right!
It seems that neither Q-chan nor neesan would like to enter. Maybe they are waiting for me to decide if I will go in or not. Of course I will go in. Will I keep on running away?
Upon arriving inside, I felt everyone's eyes glued to me. Hey?! I am not a museum piece so would you stop looking at me! Getting tired of those people, I surveyed the place.
"Chidori, you'll love to see this..." I whispered.
Indeed, it was beautiful...for me maybe. It kinda resembled like the chapel in Romeo and Juliet. There were so many flowers; Wisteria and Sakura flowers lined the aisle. There were so many candles too. Kinda scary? Definitely. But for me it was beautiful. Beautiful in a sense that it looks more like a wedding, minus the candles and the weeping people of course. Also remove the 2 coffins in the altar: a blue one for Aki and a pink one for Chidori.
I continued to walk. It seems that the aisle was so long. I stopped in the middle of my path. Both neesan and Q-chan also stopped.
I can't believe that I am the one walking this path. Isn't that Chidori must be the one walking here? Then I must be the one waiting at the end, not her. She must be walking here, dressed in a bridal gown, smiling dearly. Her eyes must have shone brightly. Shota must be the one leading her to me. The people here must have been shouting for joy. But now everything is the opposite.
Yuuhi, you must get over with it! Chidori is dead! You can't bring her back!
"Yuuhi?" Neesan approached me and patted me. She is the only one who can understand me right now. She also lost my brother. She even lost her child, the only remembrance my brother gave her. The only difference is that they have said that phrase to each other.
I gave her another of those 'tired' smile. Okay, you may call it fake. Wondering how I mastered it? Since the day Chidori died, I have practiced it. We don't want to let Chidori be sad, right?
I continued my journey to the altar. At last I reached it. A few steps more and I will now see my love.
"Yuuhi..." Aya came to me, her eyes swollen, tears gushing down those beautiful eyes. Toya was trying to calm her down.
"Yuuhi...it is all my fault!!! If only I have been there...if...only I was able to rescue her...she might still..."
"Aya, it is alright. I know she is now happy..." Hey? Am I the one who said that? I know that she is happy there in heaven. I know she will always watch over us.
Aya fell on her knees. She was still crying. Toya hugged her.
I faced the 2 coffins in front of me. Shota was crying in front of Chidori's while Alexander Howell stood in front of Aki's. I started to walk to the coffin of Chidori when Toya stopped me.
"You forgot this." He handed me the bond, the one with the celestial symbol in it. I stood, frozen in the spot. Memories of Chidori flashed back at me. The day I met her, the day we saved Shota, the days we spent together...the day...she...
'I've always wanted to...'
"Yuuhi, don't stop yourself from crying. It doesn't mean you are weak. Emotions are not weaknesses but strengths," neesan whispered to me. She then proceeded to get Shota.
I griped the bond tightly. Maybe she was right. Maybe I need to let loose these emotions that are bottled inside of me.
Yes, Yuuhi, you are right.
Mustering all the courage I have, I walked to Chidori's coffin.
There she lay. She was so beautiful. Her hair was kept down with a tiara on it. She was dressed in an off-shoulder silky gown, like the one she told me that she would wear in our 'wedding'. There is still that smile that she had on the day she died.
My Chidori...the woman I've decided to marry, is now here, sleeping peacefully.
Tears started falling from my eyes. I didn't bother to wipe them. STUPID ME! Why am I so stupid! Why have I only realized that I love her moments before she died! Why haven't I told her those words!!! Why am I too absorbed with Aya that I didn't realize that the girl I really love is just there, waiting patiently even she knew I love Aya! Why didn't I just focus my attention to her instead of pushing myself between Aya and Toya!!!
"Chidori! How dare you!!! Why did you leave me?! I thought you wanted to be married to me? I thought you wanted to start a family with me? I thought you still wanted to be Mrs. Aogiri Chidori? I thought you wanted to be with Shota forever! I thought you wanted to eat my cooking? How can you let me suffer?! Chidori why?! Why did you left?!I still haven't said that I love you! Yes, Chidori! I love you!!! I love you so much that I don't know how could I live without you!!!" I thank them for no one dared to stop me from my ranting.
Leaning closer to the glass, I stopped shouting. Instead, I whispered to her. "You know, I really don't care if you look like an elementary school girl. You are so beautiful, but I rather use the term 'cute'. I don't care about your tennyo form. I like you more as Chidori.."
"CHIDORI! CHIDORI! You are still not DEAD! You will still be with ME! You are still going to eat the mackerel you wished FOR!" I started punching the glass. Toya and Alexander pulled me back. Q-chan was comforting Aya and neesan, both if them started to cry very hard.
"Yuuhi! Get hold of yourself!" Alexander tried to stop me from struggling.
"Let go of ME!!! Let me be with Chidori!" I struggled harder. Toya and Alexander were really having a hard time calming me down. Why do they want to stop me?! Why can't they let me be with my Chidori for a little more time?!
My struggling weren't wasted when I broke away from their grasp. I wasn't sure if I have beaten them or they intended to set me free. Whatever the reason was, I was grateful to be with my Chidori.
"Chidori, before you left you wanted to tell me something right? Tell it to me now, Chidori, I am listening. Please...speak to me..." I whispered as I let my head lie on the glass that separated me from her.
Unknown to them, the celestial symbol on the bond glowed.
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Oh, about the chapel part. You might be asking 'why in a chapel?' Actually, it was made to look like the chapel in the movie Romeo and Juliet. I think it is a romantic setting and gives that 'lonely aura'. This chapter was inspired by that movie.