DISCLAIMER: ...you should know the drill by now... =P

Anyway! Without any further ado... here is the final chapter. There will be no more! Enjoy!

~~~**~~~ 8. The ending to the story ~~~**~~~

Hitomi woke up in a rather uncomfortable bed and she was hurting everywhere. She let out a groan and tried to sit up.

"Hitomi! You're awake! No don't sit up, stay down. You were shot; it was a good thing that I found you just a bit away from my house. If I hadn't gone out to look for you, you and that other person would have defiantly died." Hitomi turned to see the relieved face of Yukari. She was gently pressing Hitomi back onto the bed and a few tears ran down the dark haired girls face and then she sat down in a stool besides Hitomi's bed.

"Yukari? Slow down please... I don't get what you're saying..."

"You're in the hospital. You were shot in the chest just a few yards away from my house. I don't understand why I couldn't hear the shot, but I'm so glad that I went out to meet you. If I hadn't you and that guy would surely have died."

Hitomi's head was staring to clear up a little and suddenly she remembered. She struggled to sit up even with Yukari protesting. Then all of a sudden a doctor came in and smiled a little at Hitomi.

"So you're awake now Miss Kanzaki? Well that's good." The doctor walked over to stand at the foot of Hitomi's bed as picked up her chart and looked trough it. Then he turned his head to look at Hitomi again and had a warm smile on his face.

"You had us worried a little there. As for your male friend, he was hurt a bit more then you." He walked to the right side of the bed and checked her pulse as he spoke.

"We couldn't find any I.D. on him. Do you know his name?"

Hitomi was confused. Who was he talking about? Then it clicked into place.

"Allen?"

"Is that his name? You see he's still unconscious, so we haven't been able to get any information about him. I know this must be a lot for you to deal with right now Miss Kanzaki, but if you know anything more about him it would help us a lot." Hitomi just shook her head and started to cry.

"I can't believe this..."

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A few days later Hitomi was well enough to go home. However, she refused to leave Allen's side. This confused her friends and parents, but they didn't argue with her.

It was a quiet afternoon and Hitomi had fallen asleep with her arms and head resting on Allen's bed. She stirred as she felt someone stroking her hair. She blinked a few times then looked up and saw the smiling face of Allen. She smiled back and tears of joy came to her eyes.

"Allen..."

"Hello my dear Hitomi." Hitomi took Allen's hand in hers and hugged it.

"I'm so glad that you're ok. I was so worried... I thought that I had killed you..." Allen just smiled a little and squeezed her hand.

"It wasn't your fault... but I can't remember everything..." Allen looked like he was trying to remember, but after a while he just shook his head and let out a sigh.

"I can only remember pain... blood and black eyes..." Allen leaned his head back onto the pillows and stared up at the sealing as he spoke.

Hitomi furrowed her brows and looked at the knight.

"It's ok if you don't remember that day. It was nothing to remember anyway." Hitomi said her voice shaking slightly as she spoke.

Allen shook his head.

"...I meant that that's all I can remember. That and some faces and names... Hitomi... but I do remember you. Nothing in the world could make me forget about you."

Hitomi smiled a little but also looked a little sad.

"You mean that you don't remember Gaia, your home? Or what took place there?" Allen shook his head and struggled to sit up in the bed. It was diffecoult but with Hitomi's help he was soon in a sitting position and looked over at Hitomi and smiled.

"Somehow... it doesn't seem to matter. All I know is that wherever you are will be my home... if that's alright with you that is."

Hitomi stared at the knight in amazement. She knew at that moment she knew that she would never leave him and that he would never leave her.

"Is it ok with you, Hitomi?"

Hitomi smiled as a tear slid down her cheek. The blond man gently brushed it away and then leaned in closer until their lips nearly touched.

"So I won't need a bird cage this time?" Hitomi smiled a little and breathed out a 'no' then closed the distance between them ending the conversation with a wonderful kiss.

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"I'm still amazed at how much they look like each other. They could be twins," Yukari was staring at Amano and Allen who were over at an ice cream stand getting the girls what they wanted.

"You know... they say that you have a look-alike out there in the world somewhere..."

Yukari nodded as she drank her ice tea and Hitomi was just idly stirring hers as her eyes was following Allen's movements. She was also a bit amazed at how good he could look in a pair of ordinary blue jeans and a white shirt.

"But don't you get any ideas. Allen is my boyfriend," Hitomi said with a teasing voice as she turned to look at her friend and Yukari just laughed.

"Don't worry. I don't intend to steel him from you. But I don't even think I could if I wanted to. He's like the perfect guy for you. I can't believe you never told me about him."

"Oh well... you wouldn't have believed me anyway, you were so absorbed with Amano at the time so you would just have thought of me as crazy." Yukari laughed at her friend again as the boys made their way back towards them.

"A pity that he lost his memory though... I can't image how I would feel if I forgot everything. And I mean everything. Like how a phone works, and cars and other stuff like that." Hitomi rolled her eyes at Yukari and then smiled.

*Well it isn't so weird that he doesn't know about that stuff... he has never seen them before. But no need to tell her that.*

Amano and Allen sat down at the table and gave the girls their orders.

"So how are our beautiful girls holding up? Not badmouthing us behind our backs are you?" Amano said with a wide smile on his face and Yukari hit her boyfriend lightly on the arm.

"How dare you accuse us of such a thing? We are merely discussing the meaning of life."

Hitomi laughed and leaned against Allen as Yukari was trying to look serious.

"Oh? And what is the meaning of life?" Amano was smiling while Yukari managed to still look serious.

"That is a secret between us girls!"

Hitomi started to laugh again and Allen just smiled.

"So you mean that only girls knows the meaning of life?" Amano asked with a raised eyebrow as he looked at Yukari. Said girl just nodded and started to laugh herself, as Hitomi couldn't stop giggling.

Just then Allen put his arms around Hitomi and hugged her close to his chest. The giggling girl looked up at him and smiled.

"You know what my meaning of life is Hitomi?" Hitomi just smiled and thought about it for a moment.

"Humm... mint ice cram?" Allen laughed a little but shook his head.

"Not really. But it does come rather high on the list..." Hitomi settled for just smiling. She glanced over at Yukari and Amano who were still discussing whether girls know the meaning of life.

"So what is it?"

Allen smiled and nuzzled close to her ear making her shiver.

"You are..."

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THE END!!!

^____^ So liked it? Hated it? I know V/H lovers will hate me... but I can't help it. I really wanted to make this an Allen Hitomi fic.

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Author's note:

I would like to take a few minutes and thank everyone who have read and reviewed my story. I would like to especially thank my wonderful beta reader MegumiFuu, and keep in mind that only the two last chapters are beta read. Sometime I'm going to go through this story again and correct the small errors there are.

Thanks to all the people that reviewed the story was finished. I needed a little boost from all of you to finish it. And I'm glad I did. I'm kinda proud of this story... mainly because I finished it.

My next project is my story "What If." I'm having a hard time in real life so it's coming along slow. And I hate it when I can't write. My brain is locked down. *sighs*

Oh well. I'll finish that one too, when time comes.

Thanks again to all that reviewed! It makes it so much more fun to write when people say what they think of it.

Ja ne!

//Darkie Hime