Authors note: Okay so this is just a short authors note, there's a longer one at the bottom of the fic, but don't read it until the fic you're finished reading the fic…we don't want to spoil anything now do we? Disclaimer: Ranma ½ isn't mine, it belongs to Rumiko Takahashi…someone who unlike me can actually draw.

LETTERS FROM NABIKI PART 9

To: listener@new_world.com
Date: March 20, 1999
From: n_tendo@new_world.com
Subject: (none)

What do you want me to say? Do you want me to all of a sudden read your email and then proclaim to the whole world that I was being stubborn and that I should've just forgiven you in the first place rather then force you to come up with a reason behind your actions? Is that what you expect Kuno? Because that's what it seems to me. Well I hate to tell you this but that's not what's going to happen.

Despite what you think or thought in school today I did read your email, I read the whole thing about 10 times and separate parts to many times to count and I always came to the same conclusion, that being that I don't know what to think right now. Unlike you I'm having enough problems knowing what's going to happen between us two days from now let alone twenty-five years in to the future. In fact right now I'm having enough problems figuring out what to type.

I thought that I would be prepared for anything that you would say, I thought that I would be able to handle it. I think I was wrong, what you said in your email about how you did it all for me it's really gotten to me. I've never had anyone willing say that they did something just to make me happy, at least not that I can remember. Then again I haven't exactly given people a lot of chances to do anything for me. I'm to self-dependent, too suspicious of others to allow myself that luxury, if you can call something like that a luxury, that is.

However the more I think about it the more I have to agree with you on two points. Those two points of course being that yes you were a fool and yes it was all your fault. For a while there I thought it was my fault for placing that ad but I soon realized that I had nothing to do with you pretending to be another person, that that was all your doing. The funny thing is though Kuno the more I think about it the more I realize that if I didn't put what I put down this and by this I mean everything that has happened so far between the two of us, would never have happened between us.

You were right though, the outcome of what is going to happen between the two of us is in my hands now. We both know what my bank account is saying, I'm pretty sure we both know what my brain is saying…something along the same lines as my bank account. But I'm the only one who knows what my heart is saying. Do you want to know? It's saying yes you love him Nabiki but he lied to you, if you forgive him there will always be a part of you that doesn't trust him, a part of you that will always remember what he did to you. And deep down inside I know that my heart is right.

I want to forgive you Kuno more then anything, then I could go back to being my old bitchy self, but I also know that I can't…at least not yet. So here's what I'm proposing Kuno, tomorrow after school the two of us go for a walk or something and talk, just talk. There are things that I think we both need to say to each other but I have a feeling that they are things that neither of us can write in an email. What do you say? Will you agree this? Look you can either let me know by sending me an email or even a letter on my desk or given to my sister, I gotta go though, I promised Kasumi that I would go shopping with her.

Biki


LETTERS TO NABIKI PART 9

To: n_tendo@new_world.com
Date: March 20, 1999
From: listener@new_world.com
Subject: (none)

All right, I'll meet you. But just so you know I'm not doing this because you asked me, I'm doing it because I agree with you. There are things we need to discuss face to face. Till tomorrow then.

Tatewaki.









Authors note: Hmmm how can I put this….well let's see…um, well this isn't easy to say but okay here goes. The last two letters that you read were the last in the series. I just thought that what happens between the two of them could be left to your own imagination….no I'm just kidding, well not about this being the last set of letters that part is true. I was kidding about the other part, the part about what happens between the two of them being left to your imagination. Let me explain. Yes as I have said two times before this is the end of the letters but it's not really the end of the story (at least not my story) of what happens to Nabiki and Kuno. You see I had this odd little thought, that thought being leave things up in the air…well sort of up in the air in the letters. After all there is only so much that can be said before I start going in to stuff like 'I HATE YOU, I HATE YOU, I HATE YOU!' or 'I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU!' So after much thought what I have decided to do is actually start another series featuring Kuno and Nabiki only a couple of years down the line. Don't worry this series will sort of pick up where the letters left off, I know the whole idea sounds a little off but that's just because I suck at explaining things. Anyhoo the new series will be called "After the letters"…original title huh? And the first part should be out soon. I hope…Crikit