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A/N: I couldn't hold back the urge to write this short CL story. Man, I promised myself not to write anything until I finished my other stories, but oh well, lucky for ya'll I guess huh. Anyway, enjoy this little story.

Summary: Yumi and Ulrich confess their feelings for each other, finally. But one day Yumi finds out that she's pregnant, just guess who the father is. Now her parents are making her move back to Japan with them to get her away from Ulrich, and make her leave behind her life in France.

On the Verge of Letting Go

Chapter 1: Her Worst Nightmare

Yumi sat on the comfortable chair in her and Aelita's room (she finally got to move into the dorms at Kadic), the one right by the bathroom. She was still wearing her pajamas, her hair was messy and unkempt, and she was holding her stomach.

Aelita walked in the room and put her bag down. "Hey Yumi, how are you feeling?" she asked, handing Yumi the assignments she had missed that day. Yumi nodded, "I'm fine," but then found herself running to the bathroom for the millionth time that day.

When she came back Aelita started explaining all the papers Yumi missed. "Oh, and Ulrich wanted me to give you this note…"

Yumi looked at the folded piece of paper in her hand, when Aelita's phone rang. "Hey Jeremie…well I don't wanna leave Yumi all alone…oh really…ok, just give me a few… bye."

"Yumi, I hope you don't mind but Jeremie invited me on a date so…"

Yumi smiled, "Go have fun girl, I'll be fine…" she replied, still holding her sore stomach. Aelita nodded, before running into the bathroom to change, while having to plug her nose…


Yumi opened the note in her hand, wondering what it was about…

Hey Yumi,

I wanted to say hi and see how you were feeling. I missed you at school today, we all did. If you're feeling better, maybe we could go catch a movie tonight, but if you don't feel like going I understand completely. I hope you feel better.


Love, Ulrich

She couldn't help but smile as she finished reading the note. Things had taken a complete turn for the better when Ulrich and Yumi finally told each other how they felt…

"Hey Yumi, sorry to come by so late," said Ulrich, standing on her front porch at ten thirty.

Yumi smiled, "It's ok, but what about the curfew?"

He just shrugged, so she invited him in and they went up to her room. "I wanted to check on you, you've been acting really down lately…"

He put his hand down on the bed, and neither of them realized for the longest time that their hands were touching, but once they did, Yumi pulled hers away while blushing.

"I'm fine, just a little tired. Thanks for checking up on me…"

Ulrich smiled and gave Yumi a hug, which surprised both of them, before whispering in her ear, "I love you Yumi."

"I love you too."

That happened almost a year ago. It was soon after that night that Yumi moved into the dorms, after begging her parents for a long time.

Yumi's thoughts faded when Aelita walked out from the bathroom, dressed for her date with Jeremie. She was wearing a short black shirt and a sky blue halter top, which looked awfully familiar to Yumi.

"Hey Aelita, you look great. Hey! That's my shirt!" Aelita smiled, "Oops, it was in my closet, I thought it didn't look like mine."

Yumi smiled, "You can wear it. Go have fun with Einstein…"

Aelita waved by and left, and Yumi thought back to the note. "Well I do feel better, and hanging out with Ulrich would be nice…" So she picked up her phone and dialed his number, promising to meet him in twenty minutes…


Yumi walked down towards the bench her and Ulrich were meeting at, happy to be out in the fresh air after being locked in her room all day. She should've been doing her homework, but she'd do it later.

Just then she started feeling dizzy again, and made it to a trashcan in time. "Maybe I shouldn't have said anything and just stayed in the dorm. What if I throw up on our date? That would be bad…"

But she kept walking towards the bench and saw her boyfriend sitting down waiting for her, dressed in his casual clothing. "Hey Yumi!" he called, getting up from the bench and walking over to her. "How are you feeling?"

Yumi nodded, "I'm fine. So what movie do you wanna see?"

Ulrich shrugged, "You pick…"


They sat in the theater, watching Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and Yumi tried her best not to laugh, because every time she did, she felt like throwing up. She laid her head down on Ulrich's shoulder and he wrapped his arm around her shoulder.

"How are you feeling?" he asked her and she nodded. "I'm fine," he kissed the top of her head.

Finally the movie ended and they went back to Kadic. "Thanks for coming Yumi; will you be at school tomorrow?"

Yumi nodded, "I'm feeling better actually. Thanks for inviting me." She gave him a hug, but not a kiss. She didn't want to get him sick too."

He walked her to her and Aelita's room and kissed her cheek. "Goodnight sweetheart," Yumi blushed and walked back into her room.

She sat on her bed and worked on her homework, her stomach not flipping as much as before. Aelita came in about thirty minutes later.

"Hey Aelita, how was your date?" Yumi asked.

Aelita nodded, "Really fun, I'm so glad I got to come into the real world."


Yumi woke up the next morning, her stomach feeling like she just drank three gallons of salt water. She ran into the bathroom…

"Aelita, get up!" Yumi said, shaking her carefully. Aelita's eyes flickered open and she stretched.

"Good morning Yumi. Are you going to school today?" Aelita threw her sheets off her and got to her feet.

Yumi nodded, "I can't afford to miss another day."

So Yumi and Aelita got ready for school.


Yumi laid her head down on the lunch table, swirling her food around on her try. Everyone was really worried about her.

"Yumi, you need to eat something," said Ulrich, his eyes full of concern.

"Maybe you should go to the nurse," suggested Jeremie, so Ulrich helped her up from the table and walked her down to the nurse.

She slowed her pace, "Thanks for walking me Ulrich, but I am starting to feel better, it's off and on."

"Well you need to go to the nurse anyway, so we can find out what's wrong," Ulrich argued, grabbing her hand as they continued.

"We're here. Would you like me to wait with you?" asked Ulrich but Yumi shook her head.

"No, you need to go to class. I'll tell you what she says later." She hugged her boyfriend good bye and walked into the nurse's office.


"Yumi, sit right here please, and I'll go look at the results." Said the nurse, so Yumi sat down, her stomach feeling better. "I wonder if I have a stomach virus or something."

She opened a magazine as she waited, wondering why it was taking so long. Finally the nurse called her back in there.

"Yumi…it seems you need to go visit a real doctor…"


Aelita's eyes grew as big as dinner plates. "What! The-the nurse said t-that?"

Yumi nodded, staring at her feet. "I thought it was just a joke a first, but the look on her face told me she wasn't…"

Both girls grew quiet for a moment, before Aelita stated the obvious. "You have to tell Ulrich you know…"

Yumi stared at the pattern on her comforter. "I know…but I don't know how to say it…"

Then she felt her phone vibrate, and she pulled it out of her pocket. "Hello?...Hey Ulrich…yeah I figured out……sure…ok…bye."

He wants to meet me at the bench we always meet at Aelita. What am I going to do? What am I going to say?"

"Just tell him the truth Yumi…he loves you…he'll understand." Aelita said, lying on her stomach on her bed, hugging the teddy bear Jeremie had given her.

Aelita had a point, Yumi and Ulrich had been together for almost a year, he'd understand, at least, Yumi hoped so.

"I didn't know you and Ulrich had gotten so far…" Aelita added in with a little smile, and Yumi glared at her as she grabbed her jacket and ran to meet Ulrich.


Yumi got there before Ulrich for once, so she sat down on the bench and wrapped a piece of hair around her finger and began to twirl it.

"Hey Yumi!" Ulrich called.

Yumi stood up and walked over to him. "Hey Ulrich," she tried to smile.

"How are you feeling?" He asked, taking her hand. She smiled, "I'm feeling better."

Ulrich smiled too. "That's good. So what did the nurse say was wrong?"

Yumi stared at her feet, then gave Ulrich a hug. She buried her face in the crook of his neck, tears swelling up in her eyes.

"Ulrich, we need to talk…"


A/N: Cliffie! Sorry guys, I'll post chapter two after I get three reviews! So enjoy and please review!

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