Disclaimer: Escaflowne is the property of Sunrise and Bandai Entertainment, Inc. I am simply a poor soul who is attempting to bring some joy to those who would read and enjoy my non-canon story.
This story is rated PG-13 for adult themes, language, and violence. I would classify this story as a Romantic Drama with some Angst thrown in.
Description: This story covers a period of time from 6 weeks after Hitomi returns home from Gaea to about 4 years later. During the next three years she visits Gaea regularly and her relationship with Van grows, but just when her life is about to reach its storybook ending, a familiar face reappears and threatens to ruin everything; at least from Hitomi's perspective.
I've been re-reading my story recently and am appalled with the number of errors in it. So, I will be going through it chapter by chapter and correcting all of the misspellings and grammatical errors, and perhaps making a few changes along the way. It is my hope that by the time I reach the end of what is currently posted, I will be re-inspired and may pick-up where I had left off.
Escaflowne: All you need is Love, Isn't it?
Chapter 1: A Shared Feeling
Six weeks after Hitomi Kanzaki left Gaea
'Was it all just a dream or was it real? Six weeks have passed since Van Fanel sent me back home. Here, time seemed to stand still. I ran the 100 in 13 seconds and Susumu Amano kissed Yukari Uchida for the first but not the last. As it turned out, he didn't move to Europe after all. So far, I've only told Yukari about my journey to Gaea. She still thinks it was just a dream. Could she be right?'
Hitomi closed her journal and lay down on her bed. Almost instantly a vision came into her mind's eye.
The same vision she had seen every day for the past six weeks, Van sitting on the castle wall, smiling.
'He has such a beautiful smile. It's too bad he didn't show it much when I was there. But I guess he didn't have much to smile about back then.'
As she focused on the vision, she thought of the words he had said to her before she left. "If you want to do so, it's alright with me. But we can see each other anytime, as long as we share a common feeling."
"A common feeling. Van, are you thinking of me, are you thinking of me right now?" she pondered, intensifying her concentration. "Van… Van… Van… Van"
In the king's chambers in the kingdom of Fanelia, on Gaea
"Hitomi… Hitomi… Hitomi" Van's eyes shot open with a start. "HITOMI!"
"She's calling me," he sat up. Slowly, as he caught his breath, he lay back down on his bed and closed his eyes once more. "Hitomi… Hitomi…"
And slowly the words came to him.
"Van… Van… How are you, Van? I've missed you. I've missed you so."
"I've missed you, Hitomi. I'm fine. How have you been?"
"I'm fine, Van. My life goes on and all is well. But I do miss you… and Merle, and Allen, and all the others. I miss Gaea. But most of all, I miss you."
"Come visit us. Fanelia is nearly rebuilt. I would love for you to come and see it. It's even better than before."
"I'd like that, Van. I will come, this weekend. I need to stay focused on school this week, but this weekend, I will come. Be thinking of me, Van, over the next few days and I will come as soon as I can."
"You're in my thoughts always, Hitomi, but I will make a special effort to be thinking of you, even more than usual. I have so much I want to speak to you about."
"I can't wait to see you again, Van. Until we meet again then."
"Till we meet again, Hitomi," the king said before falling back to sleep, and on Earth the high school girl drifted off to sleep as well.