Disclaimer: I just want to let you know that I don't own the rights to Gundam: 08th MS Team, though my thanks go out to them for the great series. I'm just borrowing the character to write a story.

Secrets

Shiro Amada sits at his desk looking through many papers. The information on these papers has taken him months to gather. "I can't believe I was actually able to find out everything. It took me long enough." Shiro thought. No one knows he has this information including.

"Shiro, I'm home." a feminine voice calls out. "Shiro? Are you here?"

"In here, Aina." Shiro yelled to his girlfriend while trying to quickly stash away the papers. "I can't let her know about this." Shiro thought. Aina Sakhalin walked into the room. "What's up?" Shiro asked trying not to sound too worried.

"You didn't forget what today is, did you?" Aina asked.

"Yeah, I totally forgot that its been one year since we met in space. I totally forgot." Shiro said sarcastically with a small laugh. "Did you think I'd actually forget?"

"No I didn't think you would. I just felt like asking." Aina said. "So lets celebrate. Lets go out to eat, someplace nice."

"Ok, but if we're going someplace nice I have to get a better shirt on." Shiro said turning to walk out of the room. I'll be right back. Then we can go."

Aina watched as Shiro walked out of the room. "He sounded worried. I wonder what's up?" Aina thought. She sat down in the chair at Shiro's desk wait for him to return when she saw a paper sticking out of one of the drawers. She started looking over it. "What's this?" Aina wondered. "I should have known he'd do something like this. But why did he keep it a secret from me?" She asked herself. She kept wondering until she heard Shiro, "He's on his way back." She thought as she quickly put the paper back in the drawer and closed it.

"Ready to go?" Shiro asked walking into the room not knowing that Aina had seen the papers.

"Yeah, lets go." Aina said grateful that Shiro hadn't seen her. She walked over to Shiro and they walked out of the house together arm in arm.

************* An Hour Later **************

Shiro and Aina were at a nice and fancy restaurant that Aina was able to pick out. "Hard to believe, its already been a year since I fell in love with you," Shiro said trying to make a toast.

"I agree with you on that," Aina said as they both took a drink of their wine.

"We're lucky we're both still here." Shiro said. "We almost died a few times."

"Yeah, I know. The first time we met we almost killed each other." Aina said with a small laugh. "If it wasn't for you, I would have died on that wrecked Federation ship. Why did you save me? I was a Zeon and you could have killed me easily, but you didn't. Why?"

"I'd seen enough death because of the war and I wasn't sure if I would have been able to survive on that ship by myself. I figured I'd have a better chance if you were alive and would help me." Shiro said taking another sip of his wine. "Plus it didn't hurt that you were the most beautiful women I had ever seen. As for saving your life, if you hadn't saved me from the freezing cold when we crashed in the mountains. I would've died then"

"So I guess we're even." Aina said with a laugh. For the next 15 minutes, Shiro and Aina continued to reminisce about the past.

"Aina," Shiro said. "There's something I need to tell you. I know we agreed to have no secrets between us, but I've been keeping one secret." Shiro said stuttering. "This is so hard to do. I should have told you from the beginning."

"Why's it so hard?" Aina said. Shiro was so nervous he could barely speak so Aina spoke again, "Then again, I'll make it easy on you. You don't have tell me your little secret, because I already know."

"You do!?" Shiro said in surprise. "How did you find out?"

"Before we came here, while you change your shirt. I found a paper sticking out of one the drawers in your desk. I read over it." Aina said. "I figured you'd do something like this sooner or later. I can understand why you did this, but why didn't you tell me?"

"Well all I've done so far is get the information together that's it. The reason I didn't say anything was because I didn't think I'd even be able to find out everything. Now that I've been able to gather everything, I wanted to tell you because . well. you probably know what I wanted to do next and you know that if I would continue there is a very slim chance of trouble. I know there's a small chance for trouble but I wanted to know how you felt about it. I'm not going to continue if you don't want to. I'm sorry about keeping it a secret. I should have told you when I first began."

"Its ok. I just wanted to know why you didn't tell me. If I was in your position, I probably would have done the same thing so don't worry. As for the risk, we all need to take a chance sometime in life and I don't mind. Plus, I highly doubt that we'll have any trouble." Aina said supportively. "Well enough of that. We came here to have a good time and to celebrate, not to sit here and punish you. So quit with the guilt trip and lets have a good time, ok?"

"Ok, Aina." Shiro said as their food arrived.
To be continued in.

Chapter 2: Mysterious Letters