Ok…this is the last chapter…for those who don't fancy this story…I'm sorry…but I've did my best already…by the way…as I have explained…the cat does not change in this story…in other words…there is no curse…got it? Now…continuing on…Oh Yes! I forgot to tell you…in this chapter…his whole memories will be returned and some may be repeated from earlier on…ok…

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Capture

            Kyou dashed into his house, Tohru…please be safe…you are, aren't you? Kyou skidded to a halt in front of the kitchen…it was in a mess…almost everything was broken…Kyou walked in…his eyes taking in the terrible sight in front of him. No! NO! ToHRU! Kyou ran to the table as he spotted a piece of paper on top. Hands shakily took the piece of paper and it read: Poor thing…lost your girlfriend finally, huh? Couldn't protect her, could you? Well, too bad…KYOU…you will just have to get her as I expect you to…meet me at the warehouse…you know where it is…the place where you KILLED MY BROTHER! I will wait for you for only two hours…or Tohru will die…by the way…turn around and look behind ya…

            Kyou immediately knew that something or someone was behind him…shit…I'll take the risk…Kyou ducked as he whirled around but unfortunately, the man knew that Kyou would be prepared. WHAM! The man's fist slammed into Kyou's jaw. Kyou saw stars as he was flung backwards. His head hit the wall hard, Kyou's vision began to blur. He struggled to get up but as he tried to reach to the man…he finally slide to the floor…slowly he drifted…into unconsciousness.

            I'm Kyou…You blushed and said hesitantly…I'm…I'm Tohru…ever since then I have fallen in love with you…you changed my life…you were always beside me when I needed you most…you smile at me, your bright smile and you laugh with me…we joked and we gradually got to know each other even better…Finally…during summer…one morning…I admitted my love for you, I had given you a red rose then, at that time, I felt so embarrassed and you... accepted my love for you and you told me your true feelings as well…that was the best day of my life…Tohru…I told myself that I will never forget you for as long as I live…then…years past…two to be exact…I finally was prepared to propose to you by buying you the wedding ring you wanted most of all…I nearly was there…but then I got knocked down by a car driven…none other than by Akito…you cried for me that night…I heard you while drifting around in my 'sleep'…you were so sad…I wanted that smile of yours to return…but when I awoke…I didn't know who you were…you were once again a stranger to me…and I pushed you away…and now after these ten years…you came back into my life…I slowly began falling in love with you once more and now I…I will never lose you again…I love you forever…

            Kyou moaned as he opened his eyes…he gathered up his fallen thoughts…and he remembered EVERYTHING down to the little details…his life spent with Tohru… "HELL! TOHRUUUU!" Kyou yelled out in frustration and anger as his voice echoed around in the empty house. He looked at his watch and found only one hour left. He had passed out for so long. Gradually, Kyou calmed himself down; Tohru had always asked me to think clearly and to be calm…Kyou looked towards the phone and an idea struck him…I know…Kyou then dialed for his old buddies when he was a policeman…

            Kyou crept quietly inside the warehouse, managing to sneak past the two men who were guarding the warehouse. He was searching for Tohru…he had planned with Hatori, Shigure and Yuki that among those three, one would wait outside while the others would distract Akito and his men while he find Tohru to set her free…He knew that that was a coward's way but he could not…no…would not be able to face Akito and kill him with his own bare hands…as much as he wanted to…he didn't want Tohru to be upset…besides…Hatori, Shigure and Yuki were policemen still…so they had a better right to shoot someone than him...he would most likely go to jail if ever he did that…Kyou turned round the corner, calling out softly for Tohru…he hoped Tohru was safe and not guarded but the chance of that was slim…still…it was better than he went in and faced Akito by himself…he most likely would be killed immediately as Akito hated him so much already…

            Kyou strained his ears for any slight sound made and finally as he called again…he heard a slight "mmmm…MMM!" Tohru! Kyou headed swiftly in the direction of the sound and finally found her…She was gagged and tied to the chair, her face was tear-stained as she had been crying…Quickly, Kyou glanced around, making sure that there was no one and took out his knife…He slashed at the rope that held Tohru and the rope fell to the floor. Tohru got up and hugged Kyou tightly. She croaked out, "Kyou! Oh god! I knew you would come! Akito had all his men with him so as to kill you…I was so worried that you will be killed…Akito had told me how you always acted on impulse and would come running here to save me by facing him first…I was so worried and prayed so hard…so hard that you will not do that…and…and.." Kyou shushed her with a kiss and then he whispered to her, his voice full of love, "Tohru…I love you…I love you forever…and Tohru…I remembered everything…yes…Tohru…please, I gave you so much pain…will you forgive me if we both made it out of this alive…no, don't answer…we better go now…" Kyou took her hand and squeezed it to reassure her that everything will be alright.

            Just then, gunshots could be heard from the other side of the warehouse, Akito's shouts, commanding his men to shoot at their own will…Shigure's warning shout for Yuki and Yuki yelling that he was alright… Holding onto her, he led the way back out again…He then met back with Hatori and gave a nod, Hatori nodded and jerked his head towards the warehouse. Suddenly, from everywhere, men came flooding out and some surrounded the warehouse while more entered inside. More shouts and gunshots could be heard and cries of pain…after ten minutes later, there was silence. Then, gradually, men began to file out of the warehouse, each with one of Akito's men. Finally, Akito appeared, still struggling against the strong hold of Yuki and Shigure. They walked towards Hatori, Kyou and Tohru and at that moment, Kyou's eyes met Akito's. Akito screamed at Kyou, all his anger and hatred was expressed, "You are a DAMN FUCKING COWARD! YOU WERE SCARED TO DIE, HUH? SCARED OF ME! YOU'RE FEELING GUILTY, RIGHT! BECAUSE YOU KILLED MY BROTHER! I HATE YOU! I HATE YOUUUU" Akito was then dragged on to the police van but his voice echoed continuously in Kyou's mind. I hate you! Because you killed my brother! Kyou squeezed his eyes shut and then he relaxed. He gave a huge sigh of relief and with that…he held Tohru's hand and they walked back home…together…

            Three months later…Kyou was standing under the cherry blossom tree. Pink petals floated around him, some landing in his hair…his head tilted up, his eyes followed the white clouds moving above…Akito…you may call me a coward…anything you want to call me…I don't mind anymore…I have finally forgiven myself as now I know... that at that time…it was my duty…to protect others…people like Tohru…so vulnerable and helpless…I had just did what I thought was right…if it was another person who was shot and not your brother…I'm sure you would agree…Akito…I am actually thankful I've followed the path I've taken in not facing you…not everyone would agree you know…but as you are sentenced for life in prisonment…I am glad that you are still alive in this world with me…maybe…one day…you will think clear and forgive me…I hope to think positively…Akito…by the way…I've got wonderful news to tell…my best friend…I've finally married Tohru…and she's pregnant already…and I've finally…FINALLY…after these ten long years…given her the wedding ring that she had always wanted…

            "Kyou! What are you thinking of?" Tohru ran towards me and gave me a beautiful smile. I shook my head and as I took her hands in mine, I tenderly kissed them…Tohru…oh…Tohru…you are my sunshine forever…and this time…I am sure to never forget you ever again…I held your hands and we headed back to our house not mine alone anymore…our rings sparkling together under the sun..

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OK! I have finally come to the ending of my story…sigh…I really appreciated all your reviews and I also like to thank my good friend for giving me some ideas in this story. Anyway…It was wonderful to know that some of you loved this story and thanks for giving good suggestions. I will try to write a better story next time and I hope that you will continue guiding me, ok? I really need that…and also…thanks for all who have also took your time to read till this point. I hope that you like it…

Oh yes! My next story is Kyou, oh, Kyou…may that one interest you…bye then!