Epilogue:

In the Limbo of your Thoughts

 

They were surrounded in blue. Nothing seemed clear on that place; the only thing they could see was the hand of their love one attached to their own.

Suddenly they felt like they were falling and there was nothing to hold on to, but they weren't moving, the world was moving around them.

They found themselves in a different place. Kaoru looked at it and recognized it immediately. That was the frigid desert she had seen when she found the gates of hell.

Kenshin widened his eyes. He had never been there before. He was glad to see something different that the usual dark city and its countless streets. He wondered if he was in heaven. He looked up at the sky to meet the same view he saw when he was in hell. That gray sky that never allowed him to see the light of the moon or the sun.

Kaoru got distracted when she saw a small spot in the horizon flying slowly towards them. Only when the spot was near she recognized the light that she first encountered when she visited that desert.

She remained silent as the light approached them and it stopped just in front of them. Kenshin was about to say something but the light spoke first.

"I told you before that there were no guaranties but you went inside anyway" The soft voice said.

Kaoru and Kenshin remained silent waiting for the light to make a statement.

"I can see you managed to get his soul out of hell" Kaoru only nodded as a response. "You two passed every test we put you through"

Kaoru blinked and hesitated a moment before speaking.

"What do you mean by that?"

If the light had a face it would have smiled.

"We needed to know if you were worthy"

Kaoru was about to speak but she was cut off by the lights sweet voice.

"We first evaluated you as individuals, then as a couple and finally as soul mates"

"That yellow bonding thing…" asked Kaoru "You did that?"

"It was a test"

"Was it supposed to be god or bad?"

"The yellow bonding" The light said very calmly "was just like a sword. It was either good or bad; it didn't have the power to be any of them. The bound only became what you made of it"

Kenshin smiled in understanding as he looked at his sword.

"So what happens now?" Kenshin asked rising his eyes to see the light again.

"That is up to you. You've earn the chance to have a second opportunity."

Kenshin and Kaoru looked at each other.

"Does that mean that I get to be reborn?" Asked Kenshin.

The light shone brighter for a moment "I know your soul is good but you still committed a great deal of crimes. Her soul has proven that you don't belong in hell but you don't belong in heaven either.  The only thing I can do is give you the chance to go to earth and try again."

Kaoru smiled and held Kenshin's hand tighter.

"Did you heard that Kenshin? You can go back to earth"

Kenshin's eyes were still looking at the light. His expression hadn't changed.

"Every soul has a destiny" continued the sweet voice "there are al types of souls and each of them has to fulfill it. Every soul chooses the path it follows and their actions are what eventually allows them to go to heaven or sentenced them to hell. Kenshin your path was and always will be the one of a warrior but your destiny is to be with your soul mate. In your next life you will also be a warrior but the choices you made are the ones that would make your next life different from the last."

Kenshin nodded, he understood. The sword will always be with him but he had the choice to make it something good or bad.

"There is only one way your soul would ever be allowed to enter heaven. Kaoru's soul is linked to you. You got out of hell because you were together and that is the only way you'll ever be in heaven"

"So what you are saying is that Kaoru has to come to earth with me?"

"Yes."

Kaoru smiled "I don't care" she said to Kenshin "I said that I will always be with you and I mean it"

"Those words you spoken hold more truth in them that you think" The soft voice said. "As I said your souls are linked. Your destiny is to find each other in the next life, to love each other again and to learn something together. Only if you accomplish these things you'll both enter heaven but if you fail to do so you'll both be doomed to hell and this time there is no getting out."

Kenshin and Kaoru looked at each other. They went into the depths of each other's eyes, the melted the blue with the violet and they communicated with out words but saying more than any word could say. The understood that they were facing their destiny jointly, that whatever would happen they'll be together but they needed to be one to save themselves. 

"Yes" They said in one voice. Their eyes still lost in the other and their hands held together.

"You have chosen your faith" Said the light as it disappeared slowly. "But I can guaranty you that it won't be an easy journey"

Kenshin and Kaoru knew that and they were ready to face whatever the light had in mind. The got closer to each other and finally their lips met. The shared one more kiss before their souls were separated and landed in earth.

~Owari~

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Author' Notes: So that's it. Heavenly Lost is officially over. I feel like crying, I loved writing this fic so much! Well at least I have the sequel… Anyway I hope you liked it. Please write and tell me what you think. Finally I just want to take one more time to thank every one that reviewed, you are just great!!!!  THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Misanagi.

Some final thanx to:

Kyaa-Kyaff: Thank you so much for all your support during this entire fic. You were one of my most loyal reviewers. Your reviews were always great and really nice. The sequel is already up. Hope you'll read that one too. Again thanx a lot!

Momori: Thanks for all your wonderful reviews. I'm glad you liked the fic and I hope you liked this chapter too.

ewunia: I get new reviewers even this late in the fic!!!!! I'm glad you liked it, I hope you liked this chapter too. The sequel is already up, I hope you'll read it and tell me if you like it.

Naomi: Yes the sequel IS a reincarnation fic and is already up. I hope you'll check it out. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! You supported me a lot during this fic and there are no words to say how grateful I am. Thanks a lot!!!!!! 

Red Ninja: Yes there'll be a sequel and is already up. I hope you did well in your finals. Thanks a lot for all your reviews during the fic, that was really great! I hope you liked the epilogue.

Sabrina-star: Estamos de acuerdo, K&K son definitivamente la mejor pareja! Espero no haberme demorado mucho pero la segunda parte ya está publicada. Gracias por tu constante apoyo durante toda ésta historia!!!! Tus reviews siempre fueron excelentes y me ayudaron mucho a inspirarme y a seguir con el fic. Gracias por todo!!!!!

C-Chan: Thanks for everything!!!!!! You were with me during the entire fic thanks a lot for all your support. The sequel is already up (I hope you'll like it). Do you really think that my English is better? Sometimes is so difficult to write in another language…. Well anyway thanx for everything you are the best!!!!

Jason M. Lee: I'll never forget you were my first reviewer and since then you've reviewed every chapter. Thanx for everything, your comments, your incentives and the constructive criticism.

Fuuko-san: Thanks a lot for all your great reviews!!!! I'm so glad you liked the ending. The sequel is already up and I hope you'll like it! Thanks for all of your great comments, you are so cool!!! P.S Always Smile!

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Thanks so much for your great reviews! You don't know how happy they make me!!!!

oneechan19: Another new reviewer!!!! Thanks for your reviews; I hope you liked the epilogue as well. I'm sorry they didn't got to be in heaven, maybe next time…

Joey: How can I start to thank you? You were just so great during this fic. You reviewed every chapter and even let me use your beautiful poem in it!!! Thanx a lot!!!! I'm glad you liked the ending, that makes me so happy! I hope you liked the epilogue too.*Misanagi puts the shinai away but stand ready (you never know)* Yes this is the end and it makes me sad too. Well I'm doing a sequel for this fic and is already up, maybe you can check it out… Again thanks for everything!!!! *hugs and kisses Joey*

P-Chanmisao: New reviewer!!!!!! The sequel is already up and I really hope you'll like it!

Bishojo-Battousai: New reviewer!!!! I know your review was for chapter 3 but I wanted to thank you so I had to do it here. We think the same thing about Tomoe. I think she was really important to Kenshin but I also think that Kenshin's true love is Kaoru and I stand by it!!!

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