Oookay guys! The last chapter! TT I had fun! I hope you guys like the conclusion of Torn. I would reply to your comments individually, but I think I'd need a whole other chapter.. lol so I'll settle for saying that you guys are great! I loved your responces to chapter 4 and it made me laugh so much! Anyway, on to the story! bye bye guys!!
Revelations part II
Rikku raised her hand to her cheek. Tidus walked over to her and placed his hand on Rikku's shoulder.
"Are you ok?" he asked her quietly.
Rikku nodded. Paine crossed her arms and sighed. Rikku looked up at her sadly.
"Do you hate me?" She asked.
"Of course I don't hate you. I'm just disappointed. I thought you valued your relationship with Yuna more than that," she said.
"I do!! I do! Things weren't supposed to happen like this! It… was an accident…" Rikku tried to explain.
Paine snorted, and then said, "What, did Tidus trip over a Blitzball and fall on top of you?" Rikku blushed.
"You don't understand…"
"No, I don't. So why don't you explain it to me?"
Tidus cleared his throat, then said, "I think we should wait until Yuna comes back."
"Do you think she's even going to come back?" Rikku asked, worriedly.
"I don't know… but I hope so… we still need to talk," Tidus said. "What makes you think she will listen?" Paine asked.
Tidus shook his head and shrugged. Then he said, "I can only hope."
Paine sighed and shook her head. Tidus wrapped his arm around Rikku's shoulders and pulled her closer to him. She eyed Paine nervously, who raised her eyebrow.
"Tidus…" Rikku whispered sadly, removing his hand from her shoulders. He looked at her longingly.
"What we did was bad… well… it definitely wasn't bad… but it was wrong… for now, we just need to… wait." Rikku told him quietly.
Tidus nodded, still gazing at her longingly. He still felt awful for what he did to Yuna, but he longed just to touch Rikku so bad, it actually hurt. Rikku stared at the floor. She knew if she looked Tidus in the eye, she would just melt, and she wouldn't be able to control herself. Paine pushed herself away from the wall and sighed again. "We should go look for Yuna," she said.
Rikku nodded. Paine grabbed the doorknob and pulled the door open. Standing on the doorstep, hand outstretched to grab the doorknob, was Yuna, with a surprised look on her face.
"Yuna! What the…" Paine started.
Yuna walked into the house and pushed the door closed.
"I got as far as the docks, then I realized that running away wasn't going to solve anything… plus I have a confession to make…but first I need to say something," Yuna said, walking over to Rikku.
"I'm so, so sorry that I slapped you… I don't know what came over me… and I feel terrible."
Rikku shook her head then said, "No… I deserved it…"
"But you didn't… and I'm just as guilty as you are… so if you feel like retaliating, I wont stop you," Yuna said.
"I'm not going to smack you back! Yunie, we did something we shouldn't have… and it hurt you…"
Yuna walked over to the couch and sat down. Paine followed and sat down beside her. Tidus glanced at Rikku, then went and sat down on the couch opposite Yuna. Rikku say on the arm of the couch Tidus was sitting on, but on the opposite side, which made Paine raise her eyebrow. Yuna gave a long sigh. Then she said, "So… what happened?"
Rikku stared shamefully at the floor. Tidus glanced at her again, and then started to explain.
"I suppose… well, we… I mean…"
Tidus took a deep breath, then said, "Yuna… Rikku and I are in love…"
Paine's eyes widened and her jaw dropped. Yuna looked surprised, then she nodded.
"And… well, things got out of control…" Tidus added.
"Yea, no kidding," Paine said bluntly.
"Paine…" Yuna said, placing her hand on Paine's shoulder.
"Yea… sorry." Rikku shook her head.
"No… we deserve your criticism…" she said.
Tidus sighed, and then agreed. Paine eyed them suspiciously, and then said, "If you two are so in love, then why are you sitting on opposite ends of the couch? Why aren't you even looking at each other?"
Tidus glanced at Rikku briefly as she bit her bottom lip.
"Well, you see… if we… um…" Rikku started.
Tidus saw her struggling to explain, so he interrupted her.
"We can hardly keep away from each other… and… if we look into each other's eyes, I just know we wont be able to control ourselves… that's how we got into this mess in the first place…" he said.
Rikku bit her lip again, and nodded in agreement. Paine shook her head. Yuna cleared her throat.
"Before we go any further, I need to confess something…" she said, staring at the floor.
"I… um… when I was in Bevelle… I kind of… well… I kissed Baralai."
Tidus, Rikku, and Paine all stared at Yuna in shock. Yuna blushed, and closed her eyes.
"Rikku, that's why I had no right to slap you… I'm just as guilty," she whispered.
"Yunie… don't be silly. Tidus an I took things way to far…" Rikku argued.
Yuna shook her head. "I still did something wrong… and I have no right to blame the two of you… I mean, I was hurt when I found out, but I was thinking about it, and well, I realized that… things have changed. I know you feel I too, Tidus… because I can feel it between us… we're no longer in love…"
Tidus nodded sadly, but he looked somewhat relieved. Then he said, "I'm glad the feelings mutual. It makes me feel a little better… I know I still hurt you… but…"
Yuna interrupted him and said, "Well… I… I was hurt… but I will get over it… I mean, I think I can even be happy for you… especially because you're with Rikku, and I want you both to be happy." Rikku sniffed, then wiped at a tear that was falling down her cheek. She closed her eyes and sighed.
"Thank you Yunie…" she whispered.
Yuna got up, then wrapped her arms around Rikku and pulled her into a tight hug. Rikku laughed, and hugged her back. Yuna pulled away, then sat beside Tidus and took his hand.
"I don't want any hard feelings between us… I'm going to move out. I think I'll go to Bevelle… I mean… I'm needed there, plus… Baralai…" she said.
Tidus nodded. Then Yuna added, "I… I think Rikku should move in here…"
Rikku nearly fell off the arm of the chair. Tidus gaped at Yuna in disbelief.
"Are… are you serious?" he asked.
Yuna nodded, then smiled at him. Then she said, "I need some time away… that's why I will go to Bevelle… but I do think that the two of you would be good together. You should be happy too."
Tidus laughed, and then hugged Yuna.
"So, you're really ok?" he asked, grinning at her.
Yuna, still smiling, nodded again. Then she turned to Paine.
"Can I stay with you tonight?" Yuna asked.
"Of course you can," Paine said.
Yuna thanked her, and then suggested that they leave. Paine and Yuna headed toward the door then said goodbye to Rikku and Tidus. Yuna gave them both a hug, and then smiled at them.
"Goodnight guys…" she said.
"Goodnight," Rikku and Tidus said in unison.
Yuna and Paine left, and Tidus grabbed Rikku and pulled her into a hug. She looked up at him and smiled warmly. Tidus grinned back at her, then kissed her lightly. "That… went better than I thought it would," he said. Rikku laughed, then closed her eyes and rested her head against his chest. Tidus smiled and ran his fingers through her hair.
"I love you," he whispered.
Rikku lifted her head and gazed at him lovingly, then said, "I love you too."
Tidus kissed her again and pulled her closer. Rikku grinned, and then said, "So, what do we do now?" Tidus laughed and kissed her yet again.
"I can think of a few things…"
Rikku giggled, then gave Tidus a playful wink. She then walked away and headed up the stairs. Tidus gaped at her as she disappeared upstairs. He smiled, still confused, and then followed her. When he reached the top of the stairs, he saw Rikku's shirt lying on the floor. He picked it up, and then noticed that Rikku had left a trail of her clothes leading to his bedroom. Tidus grinned and gathered her clothes as he approached his room. When he opened the door, he saw Rikku standing by his bed wearing one of his old t-shirts that barely covered her and grinning playfully. Tidus kicked his door closed and dropped her clothes on his floor.
"Rikku… what are you…"
But she stopped him by putting her finger to her lips.
Tidus grinned again and pulled his shirt off as he walked over to Rikku. He stripped his clothes and grabbed Rikku around the waist, kissing her passionately. He pulled off the shirt she was wearing and together they lay down on the bed. Tidus ran his hand down her side, causing her to shudder. He began kissing her neck, and she threw her head back with a sigh of pleasure. She parted her legs and wrapped them around Tidus'. He gazed at her lustfully, and kissed her then thrust into her. She gasped and grabbed his hair lightly. He began thrusting faster and deeper, and Rikku moaned in pleasure. And as they climaxed together, they both realized that it was the first time they had been truly happy in a very long time.