Author: xxxBayonettaHolic PM
Yuko Ichihara...the name haunts Watanuki's mind and feelings. Suddenly a customer appears with a strange request...coincidence? Rated K . Reviews appriciated.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Supernatural/Angst - Yuuko I. & K. Watanuki - Words: 1,194 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 01-08-12 - Status: Complete - id: 7725006
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Summary: Since Yuko Ichihara's inevitable death, Watanuki Kimihiro has been waiting for her to come back. But what if one day Yuko revisits him in a dream?
Disclaimer: I don't own xxxHolic or any of its characters. They belong to CLAMP.
"Is Watanuki awake yet?" Maru said.
"Is Watanuki awake yet?" Moro said
Watanuki smiled warmly at Maru and Moro. "Yes I'm awake. You two will have to help me cook our breakfast, clean the shop, and prepare snacks…. A customer is coming today"
"Okay!" Maru and Moro said in unison as they started their chores.
"I heard snacks which can only led to one thing….SAKE!" Mokona exclaimed in the background.
The trio headed to the kitchen, leaving Watanuki by himself. 'It's strange not seeing Yuko around anymore… it's been 50 years I'm sure this feeling will pass, like it always does' Watanuki thought to himself as he grabbed one of Yuko's kimono and imagined her wearing it with a mischievous smile on her face that screamed ' sake, now Watanuki!'. This bittersweet memory made him smile for a brief moment until he sensed a customer coming into the store. It seems the customer came earlier than expected.
"Welcome to the shop!" Maru and Moro greeted the guest in unison.
"Oh thank you" The customer replied.
"The Master's.." Maru said.
"been expecting you" Moro said, finishing the sentence.
"I see.." the customer said.
"Welcome to my shop, shall I grant your wish?" Watanuki greeted the customer but stopped suddenly as he saw her features.
She looked so much like Yuko, with her long black hair that reaches her ankles, bangs that are cut just above her eyes, a slender figure, and an outfit that matches the mystery in her eyes. It seems she noticed Watanuki's stare as she followed Maru and Moro to the Western styled room. Watanuki soon followed after them, stunned at the resemblance.
"I really don't know why I'm here…I felt drawn to coming her…and what do you mean by 'granting my wish'?" the woman asked with confusion.
"The fact that you are here means that there's a wish you desperately want granted and as I said I am able to grant that wish as long as it's within my power" Watanuki calmly answered to ease the woman's confusion. It seems the woman only has Yuko's looks, or maybe something else.
Shortly after, silence filled the room. The woman locked her eyes at Watanuki as if examining him. Or maybe…trying to find something hidden in his features.
"So please tell me your wish" Watanuki cooly said.
"I wish to…once again see a person very dear to me" the woman requested.
"I will need proper compensation, only then will your wish be granted" Watanuki informed her.
The woman thought and said, "I will be back with the compensation".
"Very well then" Watanuki said wondering what kind of item the woman might bring.
The woman left and the proper preparations were done with the help of Maru, Moro, and Mokona. Watanuki prepared himself for what was coming next. A feeling swept over Watanuki, it felt like deep sadness and nostalgia. He couldn't be bothered by his feelings right now so he again shrugged it off. He then felt the customer's return.
"I have my payment ready" the woman said. She handed over a beautiful purple kimono with a butterfly designs on the bottom and a black butterfly on the obi (sash).
"I suppose this will do" Watanuki said in approval, "rest assured that tonight you will see the person you want to see the most".
The woman started heading home and looked back at the shop with a soft smile on her face.
"Maru, Moro I need both of you to take care of Mokona and the shop while I take care of our customer's problem okay?" Watanuki requested as he started the task he was asked to do.
"Okaaaay~" Maru and Moro said.
Darkness was all Watanuki can see, the air felt as if it's frozen, nothing was heard, but a familiar scent filled the air and suddenly Watanuki was infront of a sakura tree. Then he recognized a woman in the kimono he received for compensation earlier. The woman, he thought, was the customer. She recognized him and smiled at his direction. A sudden feeling of nostalgia hit Watanuki once more, even stronger than before. Afraid of waking up and ruining the task he tried to bury the feelings that tried to surface within him. He wanted to say something to the woman but she placed a finger on his mouth. Watanuki suddenly felt a sharp, cutting pain on his cheek, and then he saw blood dripping from his cheek to his chin. Drawn to his blood demons and ghosts swarmed Watanuki. Coming prepared for this occasion, Watanuki tried to grab a talisman Doumeki gave him only to figure out it wasn't there. He ran away from the ghosts and demons only to see that he was running further and further away from the woman. Acknowledging the fact that he went the wrong way, Watanuki turned around and started running towards the woman. The ghosts and demons wouldn't give up the chase after his blood so, in the thought of him dying, Watanuki pictured the person he wanted to see the most…Yuko Ichihara. The woman drew a magic circle and suddenly as quickly as they came the ghosts and demons were gone. Confusion, melancholy, regret, relief, and the feeling of longing resurfaced themselves in Watanuki's heart.
"Y-Yuko-san..?" Watanuki managed to choke out of shock.
"Shocked to see me my little Watanuki?" Yuko asked as she made her famous grin.
"The customer…I thought…it was…a coincidence…" Watanuki said while tears started to cloud his eyes.
"Watanuki, there is no such thing as a coincidence in this world only the inevitable" Yuko said as she signaled Watanuki to straighten up.
"I've missed you so much Yuko-san".
"I've missed you too Watanuki" .
"Yuko…this is a dream isn't it?...".
"I won't lie to you Watanuki because I care about you, this is in fact reality".
Watanuki woke up to an over joyed Maru and Moro.
"The Mistress is back!" Maru exclaimed.
"The Mistress is back!" Moro exclaimed.
"So it really wasn't a dream….where is she right now?" Watanuki asked in happiness.
"In the Western styled room" Mokona answered, "she wants to see you"
"Watanuki…" Yuko began, looking outside through the window.
"Y-Yes?" Watanuki gulped.
"I'm home.." Yuko finished and turned her gaze to Watanuki.
"Welcome home…Yuko-san" Watanuki said as he looked at the woman in front of him.
He was glad to have her back and everything returned to the way they used to be…like she never even left...
A/N: Sorry if it's not as great it was kind of rushed. Even so hope you guys enjoyed it. Please review and tell me this you want me to fix.