|Encounters: The Days without Your Warmth
Author: Dreams of the Future PM
She thought she could never have a child, yet Hibari finds herself pregnant. How will she handle this situation? Will she tell her beloved Bronco? Sequel to Encounters Skylark & Bronco. Dxfem!18. Rated for sweet moments. Beware of OOCness.Ocs included.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Dino & K. Hibari - Chapters: 9 - Words: 11,557 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 07-24-11 - Published: 06-09-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7067344
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Hey guys! Jo-chan here! Thanks for reading my stories, whether you reviewed or not!
For those who liked both Encounters Skylark and Bronco, I present to you, the third installment of the Encounters series! For masaru1102, who requested it: you wanted it, you got it!
To be honest, I never expected for Encounters to become a 'series' kind of thing, but it got a whole lot more exciting as I wrote it.
Okay, so this is a sequel for Encounters One and Two (Skylark and Bronco respectively), but it's not a one shot. Why? Because personally, I hate reading long one-shots and they get boring after a while. So, I spilt it into short chapters of about 800 to 1200 words per chapter, so we have 5 to 6 chapters. If I get reviews, there WILL be bonus chapters and/or omakes of which I didn't originally plan.
It makes work easy for my beta, aka. my lil' sis, too.
Oh yes, I apologise if anyone is OOC.
Let's get started, shall we?
Disclaimer: I don't own Katekyo Hitman Reborn, but I do own my OCs.
NOTE: THIS STORY IS SET ONE YEAR AFTER FUTURE ARC!
"Hey, Bronco," Hibari Kyoya spoke as she climbed into the huge bed she shared with her husband during her stays at his mansion.
"What is it, Kyoya?" He replied, setting his book down on the bedside table.
"I got my mission orders," She stated matter-of-factly as she lay her head on his bare, well-toned chest.
"Where to this time?" He asked as he wrapped his arms around her shoulders.
"Barcelona. The Lorenzo have some developments for the box weapons; I'm going there to take a look." The Lorenzo family was one of the Vongola's and Cavallone's closest allies, led by Lorenzo Fifth, a gentle young lady with a kind heart.
"You're going on behalf of Tsuna, aren't you?" Sawada Tsunayoshi was overjoyed when his wife, Kyoko, gave birth two weeks ago. Now a proud father of a healthy baby boy, Tsuna has learnt how to handle his work as Vongola Tenth and spend time with his family. Of course Reborn was willing to volunteer as a babysitter, but Tsuna wasn't exactly thrilled at the prospect of leaving his precious son with the Spartan hit man.
"Don't group me with that bunch of herbivores," Kyoya turned her head to face him, glaring straight at him.
"You know I don't mean it in that sense," Dino chuckled, placing a quick peck on her cheek. "So how long will you be gone this time?"
"I'm not sure. A week or two, maybe."
"Are not going to abandon me here and run off to train with Aster, are you now?" Astrette, otherwise known as Aster, was the Cloud Guardian of the Lorenzo family. An expert hit man, she and Kyoya saw each other to be fit as rivals in battle. There were times when Kyoya returned from their sparring bruised and bloodied, but with adrenaline rushing in her veins.
"I'm going to their base in Spain," She told him, giving him a blank stare.
"Oh yeah. Aster doesn't like to leave Venice, does she now?" Just like how Hibari didn't like to like to be away from Namimori.
"So... How's your day? You went to inspect the remains of the Millefiore again, didn't you?" It had been a year since the whole fiasco with the Millefiore ended. Dino and Kyoya had been trying hard for a child, but they weren't as lucky as Tsuna and Kyoko, who somehow pulled it off. He remembered feeling the pang of jealousy when Tsuna had called all the way from Namimori just to tell him about the pregnancy.
The news had affected Kyoya, too, in one way or another. The very night she heard the news, she had went on a rampage and completely destroyed not one, but three of the Millefiore's former warehouses. If Dino, Romario, Tetsuya, Ryohei, Tsuna (who had managed to arrive in time) AND Yamamoto hadn't arrived in time, a fourth would have been completely annihilated.
The damage was not limited to just the warehouses alone. Ryohei sustained a broken rib when he got too close to her. The same went for Yamamoto. Tsuna suffered a few pokes from the hedgehogs and that was mostly it. Fortunately, the warehouses had been empty for a while, so there were no civilian casualties.
Dino had it the worse. He had recklessly charged through the forest of inflated cloud hedgehogs and grabbed her from the back, earning himself numerous bruises and breaking more than a few ribs trying to get her to drop her tonfas. When she did, she broke down, her anguished cries haunting the people who had been there that day.
"It was the last one. That'll wrap up my investigation of those herbivores."
"Mm," Dino mumbled.
"What's on your mind, Bronco?"
"Are you angry with me?"
"You know... Not being able to have a ch..." Kyoya cut him off, pressing her lips to his. He kissed her back, melting into the kiss. She opened her mouth slightly, allowing his tongue to enter. After a short few seconds of letting him explore, she broke the kiss.
"It's not your fault," Kyoya whispered gently.
"It is; you can't get pregnant without me, can you now?"
"Stop blaming yourself," She slid her hand into his, entwining their fingers. "It makes you sound weak."
Dino laughed, running his fingers through her damp hair. "I guess that's one way of putting it."
"Idiot," she muttered.
"I know you don't want me to worry about it; but," Dino paused before continuing, swallowing a bit of saliva. "I don't want you to keep blame yourself either. I know you still remember that time."
It was long before she replied. "I thought we agreed to forget that."
Dino did not reply, remembering the painful situation that had happened three years ago, about a year after their wedding, Kyoya had lost their first child in the Millefiore's first ambush on the Vongola.
Hibari, at that time, had been eleven weeks pregnant but she had still insisted on travelling to one of the smaller Italian bases to check on the Box Weapon development. Thinking that it should be safe, no one objected to the idea.
The ambush by a White Spell division had been completely unexpected. Although Vongola had put up a strong resistance, the Millefiore had the upper hand.
The vast difference in numbers had put a strain on the Vongola defenses and Hibari herself had to step in to ward of the intruders. However, a fatal blow to her abdomen had caused a miscarriage and she was forced to abort the child.
For a few months after that event, Kyoya had been inconsolable. She had shut herself in her home, refusing to even step out of the house. Anyone who went near her ended up getting attacked; the only person who was spared of her wrath was Miharu.
Dino was furious at the Millefiore, who had caused his precious wife such pain. He had wanted to take revenge, but Tsuna had stopped him, saying that the time wasn't right.
Left with nothing but a confused heart, Dino travelled to Namimori. He had tried to see her, but she refused to show her face. He had felt useless, feeling unable to share her pain.
"Is she angry at me?" He had asked Miharu the 48th time she had refused him, unsure of why she was shutting herself in. "Does she hate me? Have I been a bad lover? Have I-"
"Dino-sama, it's not what you think," Miharu told him, her voice clear and firm as it always has been. "It's not because she hates you that she doesn't want to see you."
"I don't understand, Miharu. I don't know what she's going and I feel so terrible, not being able to help her."
"Dino-sama, let me tell you one thing. It's not because she is angry nor it's because there is something wrong with you. Kyo-san feels bad for letting you down."
"You both were looking forward to having a child you tried so hard for. She knows how happy you were. That's why she feels like this. She feels like she has let you down. She's blaming herself. Can you comprehend how she feels now, Dino-sama?"
After that period of isolation, it took a while before they started trying again. Up till today, however, they had no such luck.
"Hey, Bronco?" Kyoya had interrupted his thoughts. "Are you listening to me?"
"I'm sorry; I wasn't. What is it, Kyoya?"
"Let's do it tonight," She whispered huskily into his ear. "It's been too long since we tried. Plus, I happen to be in a good mood."
Dino replied with a smirk. "I don't see why not."
OC Introduction: Miharu-san
Full name: Kusakabe Miharu (Maiden name: Takayama Miharu)
Age: If Hibari is 16, she would be 20.
I planned for Miharu to be Hibari's primary care-taker, since I figured Hibari doesn't have much of a family. I planned something of that sort (a fic. about Hibari's family background), but haven't wrote it out yet.
Afterwards, I got the idea of making her Tetsu's wife. She calls him 'Tetsun'
Miharu is like a big, older sister that tends to get long-winded at times. She looks out for everyone under her care, particularly Hibari. Miharu is probably one of the few (if not the only) person she would listen to. That doesn't stop her from rebeliing, though.
Sorry guys. No lemon. I don't have the guts (nor the experience) to write , even with the intense' number of kissing scenes I write, most don't believe that I haven't gotten my first kiss YET. It's true. (cries in a corner)
In any case, I hoped you enjoyed this chapter! The next one will be out on the 17th of this month, so look forward to it!
Oh yes, I'll be in Hong Kong from the 13th to the 16th, so I expect a torrent of reviews (I hope, I hope.) when I return... At least a torrent of 'Favorites' would be good too.
It's still early here in Singapore, so I'm gonna eat my breakfast now.
So, PLEASE REVIEW!(I know you want those bonus chapters)