Disclaimer: I don't own Nightwalker

Disclaimer: I don't own Nightwalker. I wish I did…but I don't.

Well, its been 5 years since I first posted this and I think its about time I finished it, don't ya think? I have long forgotten where I originally wanted to go with this story but hopefully I can close it up satisfactorily. 

Newfound Emotions

by Aura Jade

Chapter 3

Shido buried his face into Riho's hair, enjoying her soft scent and simply enjoying the feel of her in his arms. Riho, for her part, simply stood there while her mind tried to process what was happening. "Did he just say what I think he said?"

"Ano, Shido-san?" Riho asked softly.

"Mmm?" replied Shido from somewhere within her hair.

Riho fidgeted within his embrace. Being this close to him was so distracting but she needed to know what was going on. She was his sun in the eternal darkness of his life? Vampires died in the sun. Did that mean he thought she would kill him? Why couldn't he say moonlight? Wait, what was she going to ask him again?

"Mou, Shido-san, I can't think when you do that." Riho pouted. Shido had stopped that think he was doing with her hair and had started planting little kisses on the side of her neck.

Shido chuckled and took a step back. Riho was looking at him like she never saw him before. He gave her a slow and lazy grin and Riho immediately looked at the ground.

"I-I don't understand what's going on," she stuttered.

Shido's grin turned into a soft smile as he gently nudged her chin up with his hand so that she would look at him.

"I love you," he said simply.

"Wh-What?" Riho stuttered again, her big brown eyes huge.

"I love you," Shido repeated. Then he leaned over and kissed her.

Riho's knees gave way the moment his lips touched hers but Shido easily held her up. She clung to him as he deepened the kiss and they became lost in each other.

Shido eventually broke the kiss and looked down at Riho. Her eyes were dark and hazy, her lips were red and swollen. Her skin had a soft ethereal glow. She was beautiful and she was his.

"Anymore questions?" Shido drawled.

Riho blinked her eyes a few times as if to clear away the Shido-induced haze she was in. She DID have a few more things she wanted clarified…

"I DO have a few more-"

Shido had effectively cut her off with another kiss. Before they both knew it, they were standing beside his coffin in the next room. Then they were inside the coffin enjoying each other.

Afterwards, they lay snuggled up against each other, enjoying the feel of each other's body against their own.

"Do you have any regrets?" Shido asked.

Riho smiled softly at him. "I told you, remember? 'I'm not going to regret it.'"

Shido knew that she meant it now but he also knew that time had a way of changing things. All he could do was believe in their love and cherish the time they had together. Riho believed in eternity and he would too.

"Ne, Shido-san. What does this make us? What kind of relationship do we have?"

Shido smiled. How he loved teasing this girl just to see that pout come across her face. "Close buddies I think?"

Right on cue, Riho gave him a pretty pout. "Mou, you're evading the question!"

Shido laughed and pulled her closer to him. "Let's just go to sleep."

Riho acquiesced and snuggled close to him and shut her eyes. Just as she was about to drift off into slumber, she heard him whisper,

"Moonlight. You are the moonlight in the eternal darkness of my life. Now and for all eternity."

The End