Disclaimer: I don't own Gundam Seed, its characters, or its main plotline. I don't own the character Kai. He's happily owned by fellow writer, JC-Titans143.

Hmm, had a really hard time choosing a song for the epilogue. It was a strong fight between "You're Still the One" by Shania Twain or "At the Beginning" a nice duet by Richard Marx and Donna Lewis. But in the end, I just decided that my second choice was just something better to listen to than really fitting into my story. Anywho, "You Still the One" is owned by Shania Twain and her people. Once more, this is another one of my download favorites. The other song is a nice choice, too. Check em both out.

Well, (tear), I think I'm going to cry! I'll miss updating this story, but God, I'll miss this story period! Thank you all for sticking with me, from thick and thin, and as promised, I did make it a happy ending to all the loyal viewers. This is my gift to ya'll. THANK YOU!

Chapter 20 – You're Still the One

When I first saw you, I saw love


There's no words to express my love, and there's really no point in expressing it, period, right?

And the first time you touched me, I felt love

'By the time you receive this, I've probably already gone. Where? Even I don't know. I'll go wherever my heart leads me, even if it's away from you. I'm not completely positive that I'll move on in love, but even if I do, I'll never ever forget you.

And after all this time

'I wish you and Athrun my deepest regards, and I'm very sure you two will show the world what it means to be in love and in peace. You two can finally accomplish that peace your father had been only dreaming of. But you made his dreams come true, Cagalli. You and Athrun. I'm very proud of you, and I wish I were there to congratulate, but you and I agreed that we were separated and would stay together in the means of friendship.

You're still the one I love

'And no matter where life takes me to, I'll always be thinking of you.



Looks like we made it

Cagalli smiled down at the crumpled piece of paper and placed it on her nightstand. She'd always feel for the boy, even if it's been a while since their last appropriate conversation. She never did see him again, and even though they were separated once and for all, she did aspire for them to become friends. But that aspiration would never come true, as he would never come back.

It's been another four years, and now, she and her hubby were officially at the ripe age of 28, with two four year olds running around the Zala Estate. Yes, the Zala Estate.

Look how far we've come my baby

After the media caught site of the Princess 'making out' with Athrun Zala after his engagement outside ORB Railways, word obviously spread, faster than wildfire, that Athrun Zala, ZAFT's finest and the son of then Chairman, Patrick Zala, and Cagalli Yula Athha, the current Head Representative of ORB, were officially a match.

We mighta' took the long way

But don't think this match made in heaven hadn't any faults and problems. The bonding of a Natural and a Coordinator did erupt some controversy among the worlds, but it was simply nothing those two could handle, together.

It was together that they proved to the whole world that peace could be truly achieved between the two races, despite their differences and flaws. They were all simply human, which they both made clear.

We knew we'd get there someday

It took some getting used to, but people, Coordinators and Naturals alike, finally opened up to the idea of real peace. The threat of war had died out, and idealism had finally begun to bloom in both worlds.

And it was all because of a persistent love interest.

They said, "I bet they'll never make it"

Athrun Zala had shortly accepted the position of Supreme Chairman of the PLANTs, right after his public engagement with Cagalli. Until now, the spunky young blonde had still continued to rule over her nation, and finally got the hang of it.

But just look at us holding on

And because Miss Athha was unbearably fertile, soon after the honeymoon, out popped two little girls. Completely eye boggling how they resembled their mother and father. One with blonde hair, green eyes. The other, blue hair, golden eyes.

We're still together, still going strong

Also due to their positions in power, the mere thought of being separated was unthinkable. Simply out of the question. And since they paycheck was more than enough, they decided to keep a house on ORB, as well as the PLANTs, that way, no hassle and no separation.

You're still the one

And as if ruling nations wasn't time consuming enough, their little daughters were growing up, and well, mom and dad needed to be their for them. A nice quick vacation if you will.

You're still the one I run to

And let's not forget out dear friends, the Yamatos, the Elthmans, and the Jules.

Lacus ended up telling Cagalli of Kira's sarcastic remark of her being the younger one, and even if she was filled with utter joy, she still managed to give that boy a knock in the head he wouldn't forget. And, in addition to their two little boys, their little girl had finally entered the world.

The one that I belong to

Yzak and Shiho, still going strong despite their stupid little quarrels, now worked with the Council in the PLANTs, and were expecting their first little one this coming August.

And our Dearka and Miriallia had their set of twins, a girl and a boy, and it seemed to be that, for now anyway.

You're still the one I want for life

And life was good again.

You're still the one

And today happened to be a special day. Now, what day you ask?

You're still the one that I love

Why, the wedding anniversary of the grand rulers of PLANT and ORB. Grand, isn't it?

The only one I dream of

"Cagalli, dear. I have a surprise for you!" Athrun hollered from the base of the grand staircase of her mansion on ORB.

You're still the one I kiss goodnight

"Does this surprise involved any whipped cream or wine?" she asked teasingly as she came down the stairway in, brace yourselves now, a dress. After all, could she deny her husband for wanting her to dress up?

Ain't nothing better

"No, dear. Something much better!" he yelled, encircling his arms around her waist, holding her up high, twirling around the gargantuan foyer of their home.

We beat the odds together

With simple little giggles escaping her as his tickling fingers continued on, she asked, "Then what?"

Placing her down beside him, he placed a soft kiss on her forehead. "Well, for starters, the kids are out of the house, and our lives, for today at least."

I'm glad we didn't listen

"Where are they?" Cagalli asked, a tad bit concerned with her vanished children.

"They're bonding with uncle Yzak! Besides, he does need some fathering experience or he'll tear his kid apart!"

"Did it ever occur to you that he might tear our kids apart?" she asked, her pissy mood coming back, as Athrun led her out the door. That's the good old Cagalli we all came to know and love.

Look at what we would be missing

"Of course Yzak wouldn't do that! He knows better! Besides, he's really good with kids, shockingly," Athrun said with a chuckle as he led her inside his car. Destination? She didn't know for sure.

They said, "I bet they'll never make it"

She hated not being in on something, just like the good old days, but trying to act like the mature woman she was supposed to be, she kept her mouth shut for the ride.

Passing by some passenger jets, she began to grow somewhat suspicious.

But just look at us holding on

Parking the car, Athrun escorted his lady to a nearby jet plane, seating themselves on the custom leather seats, facing one another.

We're still together, still going strong

"Athrun…explain," she said, folding her arms across her chest.

You're still the one

"Have you forgotten what today is?"

She blinked. "What's today?"

You're still the one that I love

His hand clutched his clothes near his heart, looking injured. "Ouch, Cagalli, that hurts. You don't know today?"

She shook her head.

The only one I dream of

"It's our wedding anniversary! You've been cooped up longer in that office than I have!" Athrun joked playfully, taking a drink from his glass of champagne before them.

"Oh shut up," she muttered, gulping down her drink in one swallow.

You're still the one I kiss goodnight

"Now, now," he said, shaking his index negatively, "Is that any way for you to speak to your husband on out wedding anniversary?"

"You're my husband, Zala. I can treat you however I want," she said, placing her glass down with a grin.

Athrun smiled back before looking out the window. "Hey, we're here."

You're still the one

Before she was allowed to even take a peek outside her window, he lifted her bridal style from her seat and out the door. "What the hell, ZALA?" she screamed non stop, kicking, screaming, punching, all to get away from his damn coordinator grasp.

You're still the one I run to

He finally let her down, on her two feet, and examined the area. "Do you remember this place, Cagalli?"

She grunted, giving him an innocent slap on his arm before scanning the unknown area. "Should I remember?"

The one that I belong to

He looked at her, teasing, "Are you sure you're 28? You've got the memory of an eighty year old!"

That earned him a harder smack on his arm. "Screw you…Where are we anyway?"

You're still the one I want for life

"Where it all began…before all the hurt we put on each other, before all the passion, before our marriage, and before our children…we're back to the beginning," he whispered, taking his eyes nowhere off hers.

You're still the one

"Cagalli…I know this is kind of cheesy, but I have some sweet nothings to tell you, just like when we were 16 again.

"The reason why I wanted to live through the wars we've been through. The reason why I want to wake up every morning. The reason behind my desperation. The reason behind my wrongs. The reason behind my rights. The reason why I love….that reason is you.

"I've done a lot of pretty crappy things to you, married or not. I have my faults, you have yours, but I'm glad we did what we did. I stand before you in this deserted island, in front of this glowing sunset, with no regrets whatsoever, except giving you an appropriate anniversary gift."

You're still the one that I love

He took her hand and rushed her to follow him to the other side of the island where a little hut was found. "This wasn't here when we first arrived."

"Of course not. I asked some people to build this for you and me ahead of time, and so by the time of our anniversary, we could use it," he whispered naughtily into her ear.

The only one I dream of

"I've got a couple of words to say, too. Athrun, for starters, you're an idiot. You scared me half to death when I found no kids screaming in our house. You made me hurt when you left me after we had just done it four years back. You made me cry when I thought you left on that damn train. And finally," she kissed his lips softly, "you made me realize what it really is like to be in love, true love. I guess even morons like you can do something right after all."

You're still the one I kiss goodnight

After several kisses, and nice candlelight dinner in their little hut…well, I think you can think up the rest.

I'm so glad we made it

And as rich moonlight entered through a single window above their heads, both stuck in each other's warm embrace, he whispered into her ear, "I'm glad I was the persistent bastard who married you," nipping softly at her ear.

"And I think I'm the luckiest girl in the world to be loved by an obsessive bastard like you," she retorted sarcastically.

"You know…it's still early, no kids around, still have some energy for…"

"Another round?" she finished for him, picking herself up to gaze down at his emerald eyes.

"You guessed it."

"It is our anniversary…"

"You know…when we first met on this island, I knew that I'd grow an obsession over you. You know why?"

As he went lower, she gasped, "Why?"

"Because I never did take that chance…what we're doing now…"

"You were thinking about doing this? When we barely knew each other?"

"Hormones…it's all about those teenaged hormones."

"But it doesn't end there does it, Athrun?"

"Nope," he whispered as his tongue swirled around her belly button. "Because we may be growing another year older as a couple, but I'm glad we're together at where it all began."

She ran her fingers through his hair and lifted him back up towards her. "Be gentle. There's a third one in there.

"And Athrun…Three kids and four years later, we're only beginning…"

He smiled at her remark, and taking the advantage of a kid-free, work-off night, he took his liberties and with her, loved the night away.

It was just the beginning…

Look how far we've come my baby

Did I over due the fluff? There was really no point in writing this chapter, but think of it as a gift to all who stayed true to this story. Once more, I thank everyone who read and reviewed faithfully and I hoped you enjoyed the AsuCaga fluff! LOL

One last time, folks, BE HEARD, SPEAK WORDS, AND REVIEW!

(tear) I can't believe it's over….I LOVE YOU ALL! xD