Disclaimer: Does anyone actually read this anymore? SIGH. I don't own RK.

A/N: Yeah, this is the last and shortest chapter ever, but as I said, I'm thinking of a sequel to this story. DOES ANYONE ACTUALLY HAVE AN OPINION ABOUT THIS? Please let me know.

CHAPTER 8: A final farewell

"Wake up, Saito-san!" Okita shouted through the paper door. They had spent the night in a different inn.

"I'm awake. Just let me get dressed, okay?" Saito called back. His wounds still hurt form the day before.

"Hurry, Saito-san! Hijikata gave the order to leave in an hour!" Okita yelled.

"Ahou." Saito sighed as he put his clothes on. He slipped his sheath into his belt and opened the back door. He ran out and down the road toward Tokio's house. When he arrived at her house, he knocked on the door. A young girl who looked about a year older than Tokio opened it.

"Can I help you?" she asked. Her voice was light and airy.

"Is Miss Tokio at home?" Saito asked. "I came to say goodbye."

"No, Tokio left early this morning. She said to say goodbye to you if you came by," the girl said.

"Do you know where she went?" Saito asked.

"She said that she was going to Tokyo to get schooling. She isn't coming back if you were wondering, so you shouldn't waste your time," the girl said. "However she was talking to our parents late at night, so something must have been going on."

"I see." Saito said. "Well, if you see her tell her that I said goodbye."

"I will. Thank you," the girl replied. She closed the door. Where could she have gone!? Saito wondered. I really doubt that she went to Tokyo to get schooling. He hurried back to the inn where two of the three squads of the Shinsengumi were grouped.

"Hello, Saito-san! Where have you been?" Okita asked as Saito made his way to the front of the group.

"None of your business," Saito muttered. Just then, Hijikata arrived.

"Is everyone here?!" he shouted over the talking.

"Yes, sir," Saito and Okita said.

"Good. Then let's get back to Kyoto," Hijikata nodded. The talking resumed. Suddenly, Saito felt a hand on his shoulder. He looked behind him to see a familiar face staring back.

"Tokio?!" Saito gasped. Her hair was pulled back like the rest of the Shinsengumi members and she blended in perfectly because she was wearing their uniform. "What the heck are you doing here?!" She smiled at him.

"I decided to come with you. My parents didn't really mind, but." she stopped. "They didn't really want me to go."

"Where'd you get this uniform?" Saito asked.

"I saw you leave your room this morning, so I went into your stuff and found this extra uniform," Tokio grinned. Saito sighed. "I hope you're okay with me coming, Captain." Her smile was washed off of her face instantly.

"I'm fine," Saito said. "Actually, I think." his voice faded off.

"What do you think?" Tokio asked.

"I think the wolf has finally found his mate," Saito said. He smiled at her. She smiled back and hugged onto him.

"Then it's settled! I'm coming with you, Captain!" Tokio said. "Or. maybe I'll call you by your real name," she looked at him. "Is that okay?"

"Yes, Tokio, it's fine."

"Thank you, Hajime," she said, kissing him. They walked out of the city and headed for Kyoto.

I'm ready. Tokio thought as she felt his lips on hers. I will say goodbye to my life here. Kyoto and Hajime is my future now.


A/N: (I'm repeating this for whoever didn't read it in the beginning.) Yeah, this is the last and shortest chapter ever, but as I said, I'm thinking of a sequel to this story. DOES ANYONE ACTUALLY HAVE AN OPINION ABOUT THIS? Please let me know. Please? Just one opinion! ^_^

Stungun millie: Heh. I am a brat aren't I? I've been trying to not have that much OOCness, but it's really hard, especially with Saito. Uh. this chapter got a little OOC, I think. Thanks for your review!