Thanks for clicking! This is Xenosaga Episode 2, my way! This starts up the night Shion and company land on Second Miltia.

This story is dedicated to Tina Soo-Hoo, one of the most influential people in my life. She was my favorite Taekwondo instructor, and now she is moving halfway across the country to California. She will always be remembered here by her students.

This chapter is a bit OOC. I had to make S and A seem a little more seductive than they are.

DISCALIMER: I don't own anything in this fanfic, nor do I own Shion's new earring. I wish I did, though…

Italicized words are either Shion's memories or inner thoughts.

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Xenosaga Episode II: Die Kraft der Liebe

Chapter 1: Rainfall

The rain angrily pummeled the roof of Jin's house. Jin and chaos had gone out for the night, leaving Shion home alone. She padded through the house on bare feet, wearing a pair of silk red pajama bottoms, a white T-shirt, and of course: Kevin's necklace. Her hair was down instead of in that braid she seemed to wear 24/7. Shell-shocked from the battles in Proto Merkabah, she laid down on the couch, stretching out her fatigued legs. Shion pulled out her connection gear and started going over some of KOS-MOS' data, seeing the text with amazing clarity even though she didn't have her glasses. She didn't need them to see. The only reason why she wore them was because Kevin had given them to her and told her that she looked good with them on…it all seemed silly to her now. Shion was kind of glad that Allen had stepped on them…even though it wasn't Allen's fault. Jr. had pushed him, and Allen had knocked into Shion. Shion's glasses fell off, and Allen stepped on them. She laughed just thinking of it.

A few days ago, chaos had told Shion about a conversation he had with Allen in the park area of the Durandal. Allen had said that he wanted to take Shion's pain away. She had never realized how much Allen cared about her. He had always been just her friend, just her co-worker. She had never thought of her and Allen as a couple before, and the more she thought about it, the more she liked the idea. It wasn't that Shion didn't care about Kevin anymore. You can never forget your first love, can you? Shion could almost feel hers and Allen's fingers lacing together, the heat of his lips brushing against her cheek, pressing against her own, moving slowly down her neck…she leaned back, closed her eyes, and grinned.

Lightning flashed outside, turning the night into day for a split second. A short moment later, thunder crashed. Shion jumped up off the couch and walked to look out of the screen door. The rain pounded heavily against the stone walkway, splashing upwards as it made contact with the ground. The cold wind blew, and Shion closed the door, shivering. She walked back over to the couch and sat down, her eyes filling with tears.

"Feb!"

The rain pelted the eight year old girl's body as she watched the realian being attacked. Tears ran down her face, mixing with the rainwater.

"Shion…g-go to your mother's hospital room," Feb said weakly, "your parents are there…" The three infected realians pounced on top of her and began devouring her.

"But Feb! What about y-" Shion looked at the scene with horror.

"Just go!" The woman became silent as her blood poured out onto the ground.

The hospital room was darkened. The only lights were the brief flashes of lightning outside the window. Shion whimpered as her dad held on to her tighter. "Shion, it's okay. As long as we're quiet, everything will be alright…"

Suddenly, screaming and crashes were heard outside. "They're coming!" "Everyone down!" cried random voices from outside.

Then there was the sound of gunshots, and then silence. Suddenly, there was pounding on the door as the handle jiggled. "Oh my god!" cried Shion's mother, "Hide Shion! She's the only one who matters!"

Shion's dad nodded and shoved Shion in a cupboard. The cupboard was small, dark, and cramped. Shion shook as she heard gunshots, screaming, and bodies hitting the floor outside, and then footsteps leading in the opposite direction. Shion kicked the cupboard open and tumbled out of it. She looked around to see all the bodies lying motionless on the blood-soaked ground. Shion immediately began crying. "Mom! Dad!" She saw no response from them. She cried even harder as she collapsed to the ground. She tilted her head upwards as she cried, "Jin, where are you!"

The rain pelted the roof of Vector Headquarters on Second Miltia. "We're going to commence the KOS-MOS startup," said the man with the blue hair. He squeezed Shion's hand nervously. "Here we go," he muttered anxiously to her.

"Kevin, honey, it'll be fine," she said, looking up at her fiancée with dreamy eyes. Kevin bit his lip, for he knew what was going to happen next.

Suddenly, the door busted open. U-TIC soldiers poured in, their rifles aimed at the employees. The head officer marched in. "This facility is now under control of the U-TIC Organization. Any resistance whatsoever will be met with deadly force, so don't even think about trying anything. As long as you follow our orders, you will not be harmed. We appreciate your cooperation." The officer then pulled out a remote and pressed the red button on the top. The pod in the center of the room began to open as mist poured from the sides.

"KOS-MOS!" cried Shion. The android sat up in the pod, and reached her hand to the side. All of a sudden, KOS-MOS made a jerking motion and her head spun all the way around. KOS-MOS crouched down on all fours on the side of her pod before tackling the nearest U-TIC soldier, mutilating him. She then grabbed a female Vector employee by the throat, and Shion gasped in horror as she saw the android slaughtering one of her own creators. The head U-TIC soldier began retreating to the elevators, but KOS-MOS was hot on his trail. She hit him backwards and he collided with the wall, a sickening thud accompanying it. Suddenly, the android changed her course, heading straight for Shion.

"No…NO!" Shion scrambled backwards, her eyes wide with panic. When her back hit a computer terminal, she frantically searched behind her for something to ward KOS-MOS off with, her eyes swarming with tears. But it was too late. The android held her arm up, and it materialized into a glowing red blade. "No…please, no…" Shion closed her eyes and bit her lip, ready to feel herself being impaled on the blade.

"Shion! No!" Instead of feeling the blade piercing her chest, she felt warm blood splattering on her uniform. She opened her eyes to see Kevin standing over her, KOS-MOS' blade protruding from his back. KOS-MOS pulled her arm out of him, the blade turning back into a metallic hand. The man's body fell to the ground, and Shion threw herself down beside him, caressing his head.

"Oh my god, no! No! This can't be happening!" she said, sobbing so hard that it hurt. Shion shook Kevin's body as hard as she could. "Wake up! Please, Kevin! Please, wake up!"

The man's hand came up to caress her cheek. He looked into her eyes and said, "Shion, I had to… my fault…all of it…had to stay loyal…" He let out an intense moan of pain. "Shion, I love you…" His hand fell from her cheek as he died.

Shion sobbed even harder than before, her throat sore from weeping. She barely had time to turn her head aside before she was sick, hot tears mixing with the other fluids. She wiped her mouth on the back of her sleeve, and she spotted a gun lying on the ground about five feet from her. She stood up and seized it. With a determined look on her face, she ran outside into the rain, the ice-cold drops hitting her body, stinging where they made contact. She spotted the wayward android opening fire on a U-TIC helicopter, and she fired the gun, the bullet knocking the head off of the menace.

By that time, Shion was curled up in a ball on the couch, weeping. Why me! Why did this all have to happen to me! She thought to herself. Tears streamed down her cheeks as she threw her head backwards and cried, "I can't take this anymore! I hate rain!" She pressed her face into the pillow, sobbing hoarsely.

Suddenly, there was a knock on the door. "C-coming…" she said shakily. She took a few deep breaths to calm herself and wiped her eyes. She stood up and walked to the door, expecting to see a UPS man delivering some of KOS-MOS' new weaponry. Instead, she saw Allen, his hair and shirt soaked from the rain. Her heart leapt into her throat as she stammered, "Oh! A-Allen! Hi!" Oh, I look like a mess… "Um, could you give me one second?" she asked.

"Sure Chie-" he said as she slammed the door on his face.

"Shit shit shit shit shit…" She jogged into her room and stood in front of the mirror, running her hands through her hair in a vain attempt to style it. She let out a sigh of frustration as she realized that it wasn't working, and she walked back to the door to let Allen in. "Come on in," she said.

Allen toed off his muddy shoes and walked in. He saw Shion's red eyes and flushed cheeks. "Chief, are you all right? You've been crying, haven't you?" he asked gently.

"Oh, uh, no! I…um…" Shion quickly tried to think of an excuse. "I…er…I had a sneezing fit! Don't you hate those?" She mentally smacked herself. That was a great excuse, Shion. Now you look like an idiot.

"Oh. Okay," Allen said, not entirely convinced. "But if there's anything you'd like to talk about, I'd be glad to listen…"

"There's nothing to talk about," Shion said. Allen sighed and ran his fingers through his damp hair. Shion's heart fluttered as she tried to resist the urge to blush. She had never noticed how sexy his hair was, the way it neatly fell just above his eyes. She had never realized how seductive his blue eyes were, the shade of them so deep it seemed that they could see right through you.

"Oh! Here, Chief, I wanted to jewelry give this to you," Allen reached into his pocket and pulled out a small box. "I know it can't replace the sentimental value of your glasses, but I felt bad for breaking them."

Shion's hand flew to her mouth as she opened the box. "Oh my…" Inside, there was an earring. The stud was a ruby, and a small chain connected it to a clasp, which attached to the middle of your ear.

"Turn it over," Allen said. Shion flipped the clasp over to see that it was engraved with the words 'Shion Uzuki – Chief of Vector First R and D Division'.

"Wow…this is amazing…" Shion said. "Where did you find this?" she asked.

"I had it custom-made," he replied.

"Oh my god…Allen, you have no idea how much this means to me…thank you so much!" Shion wrapped her arms around him in a friendly embrace, resting her head against his chest. His heartbeat became rapid as he awkwardly placed his arms around her.

"Y-you're welcome, Chief," he replied. Shion smirked at his reaction. She lingered in his arms for another second, not wanting to let go. But she did, for it would be pretty awkward if she didn't stop hugging him. "Well, I guess I'll be going now," said Allen, his face burning bright red.

"No, don't leave yet!" Shion said. Her cheeks tinted red too, embarrassed at her sudden outburst. "I-I mean, I could give you a dry shirt…you're soaked."

"But won't it just get wet again when I go outside?"

"I could lend you an umbrella."

"Then I'd love to stay a bit longer," said Allen, admitting to himself that he liked the idea.

"Okay," Shion smiled. "Wait for one second." She said, going into Jin's room. She rummaged around in his chest of drawers, searching for a shirt for Allen to wear.

Allen looked around the living room, and noticed some pictures on the mantle. He looked at each of them. There was one of Shion's entire family, taken when Shion was a baby, there was one of Jin in his old federation army uniform, and a picture of Shion graduating from high school. Then, there was Shion and Kevin's engagement picture. Damn it… He thought to himself, clenching his fists. I'll never be that important to her. If only I could just tell her how I feel…but I just can't…

"Um, I found you one of Jin's old scrub shirts, they're the only shirts he owns," Shion said, breaking Allen out of his reverie. He quickly whirled around to see that she was standing about an inch away from him. He tried to resist the urge to grin goofily as he saw that she was wearing that "innocent yet sexy" look that would always cause him to make a fool of himself in some way. They stared at each other for a few seconds until…

"Are you gonna put on the shirt or not?" Shion asked, laughing.

"Oh, um, yeah!" Allen said, taking the shirt from her. "Oh boy, this is getting pretty awkward…" he muttered quietly to himself.

"Hm? What was that?" Shion asked.

"Er, N-nothing! Nothing at all!" Allen said, now sweating profusely. He looked at Shion for a few seconds, until…

"Uh, I'm going to put the shirt on now…" he said.

"Oh! Okay, I'll be in my room," she said, walking down the hall. She walked into her room, shut the door, and stood in front of the mirror.

"Okay, Shion," she told herself, glaring at her reflection, "You're gonna do this just like you did it with Kevin…" she smiled. "Maybe tonight will end up just like then. Well, hopefully not EXACTLY…" she said, raising her eyebrows. Shion walked out of her room and looked at Allen, who was now wearing the scrub shirt.

"Hey, you want some tea?" she asked, pouring herself a cup of tea.

"No thanks, I'm good," he said.

"Okay," Shion said. "You can sit down if you want. You must be tired from walking all the way here." Allen nodded and sat down on the couch. Shion walked over and sat down next to Allen. "So, how's KOS-MOS?" she asked, scooting a little closer up to him.

"Oh, uh, KOS-MOS! Yeah, sh-she's responding just fine to the s-second research and d-development division of Ve-vector, th-the company we work for." Allen looked around frantically, trying to think of another thing to talk about. "Um, I like your hair. It looks nice when it's down like that. It's also nice to see you in normal clothes."

Shion tried to hold back laughter when she saw how flustered he was getting. "That's good. It's great that Miyuki hasn't attacked her out of frustration yet, though it probably won't be long before she does," Shion said, laughing. "Oh, and thanks. I kinda like it too…" Okay, Shion, it's now or never. This is going perfectly according to plan. It's just like four years ago. "Allen, I have to tell you something," she said.

"Wait. No. Me first," Allen took a deep breath. "Chief, I…um…I…"

"Go on, I'm listening."

"I l-lo-…" Allen closed his eyes and cursed to himself. "Okay, let me try it this way…Chief, have you ever had a friend who you liked as more than that, but you never told that friend because you were worried that they didn't feel the same way?"

"Yeah," Shion said, looking at the floor, "I know the feeling." Allen narrowed his eyes, a bit confused at her.

"You do?"

"…Yes," Shion said, turning her head down, hoping that if she confessed it wouldn't come out the wrong way.

"Uh, well, who is it?" Allen said, unaware of his words.

Shion looked up at him, searching his blue eyes with her green ones. They sat there, staring at each other, the only sound the thunder outside.

Suddenly, Shion felt her eyes starting to close as if she was falling asleep. She felt herself being pulled towards Allen like steel to a magnet. Her arms wrapped around his body, and in turn, his arms wrapped around her. Her mouth opened slightly as their faces grew nearer and nearer.

A loud crash of thunder sounded the instant that their lips touched. Butterflies raged in Shion's stomach as they continued kissing. Abruptly, Allen broke the kiss, let go of Shion, and said, "I shouldn't have done that. I really shouldn't have done that." Allen stood up and closed his eyes. "God dammit, Ridgeley, nice move." He sighed. "Well, now that I made a complete fool of myself, I'll be going…" Allen started towards the door.

"No! Don't go!" Shion got up from the couch and pulled him back down. She grabbed him by the collar and kissed him again, this time more hard and roughly. "Mmm…" she said opening her eyes. "I think we both needed to do that." Allen, eyes wide, opened his mouth to say something, but nothing came out. He was obviously in shock.

Shion laughed at his reaction. "Now that we got that out of the way," she said, bringing her face close to his, "You're who."

"B-but th-the Kevin and the…d-death and the still lo-loving h-him and the-" He was cut off unexpectedly by Shion's lips on his once again.

"That was a long time ago," she said, "and I thought I loved him. Hell, we were engaged." That and something else…she thought to herself. "But now I realize that I loved him as a mentor, nothing more. I didn't want to let go of my relationship with him."

"Really? Because whenever I tried to show any affection to you, you either didn't notice or ignored me," he said, moving a bit farther away from her.

"I know," Shion said dejectedly, her eyes sparkling with tears. "I'm such a jerk…I did notice. Every time. I was just too afraid to let you into my life…" She looked up at him. "I was too afraid to lose you…" A single tear streamed down her face.

"I guess I never thought about it that way…" Allen gently brushed the tear away, and Shion nuzzled her cheek against his.

"Allen, none of that matters anymore…" Shion said. "I'm not afraid of losing anyone anymore," she stated, smiling mysteriously. Exactly the same…exactly the same…She brushed her lips past his cheek lightly and quickly. "I've been too afraid to tell anyone how I feel for the past two years," she whispered. "I love you... and I'm going to prove it."

She saw his eyes widen just before she leaned in to nip playfully at one corner of his mouth, then the other. His hips twitched forward against her, and she smiled again.

"That's it," she whispered against the his ear, letting my warm breath tickle the sensitive skin. He hummed deep in his throat, and she pressed herself tightly against him. "I want you to forget everything, Allen," she continued, moving her lips down his jawbone and onto the soft skin of his neck. "Forget everything except that you're a man, and I'm a woman, and I love you."

He groaned then, softly, and she felt the vibration against my lips. Slowly, she laid him down and moved above him, until all of her weight was resting on top of him. His wide, cerulean eyes stared at her, but he still he said nothing. She leaned forward to kiss him again - intensely, eagerly - while she slid one hand down to the hem of his shirt, then under it to massage the soft skin of his stomach. The muscles beneath twitched, then relaxed.

Shion broke the kiss to whisper, "Mmm…Allen," and allowed the free fingers of her other hand to trace his flat left nipple through the scrub shirt. He took in a deep, gasping breath as her knuckles grazed it lightly.

"Ch-Chief?"

"Just call me Shion," she said, moving her hand from his left nipple to his right.

"Shion…"

It was hearing her name that undid her. The way he gasped it out, the tone he said it in set her on fire. Suddenly, she found herself kissing him again, only more desperately. Their bodies were pressed so close together the atoms of their clothing might have fused. Allen kissed her back for a while, until he rolled them over so that he was on top.

"My turn," he said, smiling down at her. "I fell in love with you the day I saw you. You know what's changed since then?" Shion shook her head. "Absolutely nothing. I was always trying to let you know how I felt, but I was always too afraid of rejection. You seemed to be so preoccupied with Kevin…but that never changed how I felt."

Shion smiled shyly at him, blushing. Allen laughed. "You are so beautiful…" he said, gently cupping her reddening cheeks in his hands. He leaned in and kissed her, this time adding his tongue. Shion let out a small moan, trying to savor the moment before she started kissing him with her own tongue, not to be outdone.

The kiss continued for a while, growing fierier with every second. Shion ran her fingers through Allen's slightly damp hair. He removed his lips from hers, and she was about to protest before she realized that he had begun to kiss her neck. Another moan spilled from her throat as he hit a particularly sensitive spot.

"So that's your sweet spot," Allen said, wearing the same mysterious smile as Shion was previously. He kissed her there again, and she gasped. Shion looped her arms around his chest and buried her face in the crook of his neck. Electric sparks seemed to shoot up her spine. Exactly…the…same… Allen stroked the inside of her thigh, and she gasped again. She took his sensitive earlobe into her mouth and flicked it gently with her tongue.

Allen then began kissing an obscure pattern just above her chest. His eyes opened in surprise as his lips hit the sharp crystal of the necklace.

"Oh, let me get that," Shion said, taking it off. She tossed it aside before Allen continued nibbling at her neck. He opened his mouth on her shoulder and moaned again. Shion moved her hands under his shirt and ran her hands down his chest, feeling just how muscular he was.

"I never knew you were so fit," she choked out.

"You never asked," he said.

Allen put his mouth in the crook of Shion's neck and inhaled slowly. Thunder struck again, this time noticeably louder. Suddenly, Shion's back arched and she let out a loud moan. They looked at each other, panting slightly, faces glinting with sweat.

"Shion, we both know where this is going. Just say no and I'll stop."

"I don't want to stop," Shion answered urgently. Allen nodded and stood up, followed by Shion. "Wait one second," she said, walking towards the mantle. "Goodbye, Kevin…" she said, turning their engagement picture face-down. She walked back over to Allen, who picked her up and started walking towards the bedroom.

Meanwhile, at Moby Dick's Café, chaos felt a tremor in his chest. His hand flew to his heart and he grinned. "So it begins…" he muttered to himself.

Wilhelm's office on the Dammerung was quiet, all except for some Bach playing quietly in the background. The Compass of Order was spinning faster than usual. Wilhelm sat at his desk, also clutching his chest, laughing to himself. "Indeed it does, Yeshua…indeed it does."

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Morning came lazily and quietly the next day on Second Miltia. The sunlight shone through the window of Shion's bedroom. It crept across the bed, illuminating the bodies laying close together on it.

"Mmm…" The woman's green eyes fluttered open. She shifted her weight and nuzzled her cheek against her partner's bare chest. The man pressed a kiss against her forehead.

"Good morning, Shion," Allen said, beaming down at her.

"Good morning." Shion smiled sleepily before stifling a yawn. Allen stroked her hack lovingly as she kissed him. "What time is it?"

"Around 8:30," he replied.

"Mmm…perfect time to wake up."

"Hey, I was wondering," Allen said. "Was that just for last night, or are we…you know…together now?"

"I would think that we were together," Shion replied, laughing.

"You have no idea how glad I am that you said that."

"I know."

They both laughed, and Allen kissed her again, and then stood up.

"Hey, where are you going?" Shion asked, sitting up and pulling the sheets over her naked body.

"I was thinking that I would go to Headquarters early and check up on KOS-MOS. You've been through a lot lately…you can relax. Then maybe, once you get there, we could go to the analyzing of Momo's subconscious domain. She could use some support," he said, putting on his pants. (Which were recklessly strewn about on the floor, along with some other clothing items)

"Oh, okay. Good idea," Shion said.

"Alright, I'm gonna get going. See you in a little while," he said, kissing her one last time.

"Bye!"

Just as Allen was heading out of her bedroom, he turned around and said, "Hey, maybe we could go to dinner after Momo's finished."

"I'd love that," Shion said. She was sure that she was blushing. He smiled and waved before walking out the door. Shion put a hand on her cheek and beamed. She had it bad, and she knew it.

Hm…I'd better get ready. Shion stood up and put on some undergarments. (A/N: ...For lack of better word) She walked over to her closet and pulled out a Vector uniform, grimacing at the usual color of gold and purple.

Then, in the back of her closet, something caught her eye. Something colorful, something…red.

It's also nice to see you in normal clothes. Allen's voice echoed in her head. She reached for the red material to see that it was a tank top. She held up the Vector uniform and the tank top and debated for a few seconds, only to cast the uniform aside and slip the more colorful piece over her head.

Pants… she thought to herself, now I need pants. She started rummaging around in the back of her closet. A few moments later, she pulled out a pair of beige ankle-length slacks and slipped them on.

Shion walked over to her mirror and looked at herself. She grinned as she saw how awesome she looked. There's something missing…I know! Shion walked back over to her closet and pulled out a jacket. Its sleeves had long pieces of material that fluttered behind her as she moved. She had only worn it once, to a Vector party. She put it on over the red top.

Um, I like your hair. It looks nice when it's down like that.

"Hm…"

Shion ran a brush through her hair, and then studied herself in the mirror. "Ah! I got it!" Shion clipped her hair in the back, letting the bottom sweep over her shoulders. She smiled, pleased at her appearance.

Last, but definitely not least, she put on the earring Allen gave her the night before.

Shion walked out into the kitchen to see her brother eating some toast and tea. "Good morning, Jin!" she said in a cheerful tone. She quickly got angry when she heard his response.

"Ah, there's my little sister, the screamer. Glad you two finally woke up. I just saw Allen leaving," he said.

"Just when did you and chaos get back last night?" she asked him angrily.

"In enough time to hear a lot of moaning, moaning, and more moaning, then the two of you crying out each other's names in ecstasy," Jin stated matter-of-factly. "Neither chaos or I could sleep."

"Speaking of chaos, where is he?"

"He's finally asleep. You two kept us up until way past 3."

"Whatever."

"So, you two had a nice night, I take it?" Jin asked. Shion remained silent, blushing. "I'll take that as a yes. You two did use protection, right?"

"Of course we did, Jin." Shion smiled, trying to contain laughter. "My M.W.S. was in the closet…"

"…Shion, haven't I taught you anything? It was stupid not to use protection. I mean, you could get pregn-"

"Jin, shut up! What are the chances?" Shion said, infuriated. "This is my life, and I can make my own choices!"

"Fine. Don't come crying to me when you discover that I'm right." Shion scoffed at him.

Just then, chaos walked out of the hallway, yawning. He was completely dressed and ready to go. "Hey, guys. Good morning," he said. "Well, I'm meeting Jr.soon. I'm gonna get going."

"I'll start out too," Shion said. "I'm meeting Allen at Vector, and then we're going to Momo's analyzing."

Shion and chaos walked out the door. "You look so different when you're not in your uniform," chaos said.

"Oh, does it look bad on me?" Shion asked, concerned.

"No. You look great." chaos laughed. "And you're glowing. I guess what happened between you and Allen last night wasn't just a dream." Shion's cheeks burned red.

"Well…I'm, uh, gonna get going…I have to meet Allen at Headquarters…" Shion smiled and waved at chaos.

"See you later, lover girl!" he responded, waving. Shion rolled her eyes at him. "Just kidding!"

Shion stepped into Vector Second R and D division and looked around. Some of the workers smiled at waved at her, and she waved back. She made her way over to the pod in the middle of the room, where KOS-MOS was sleeping.

"KOS-MOS..." Shion said, looking at the motionless android, "you're like the daughter..."

"Kevin, I think there's something wrong!"

"Dinah!"

"...I never had..." she said, her voice dripping with sadness.

"Shi-on!" cried a female voice from her right. Shion looked to see 100 pounds of Miyuki Itsumi flying towards her. "I'm so glad you're finally baaaaaack!" Miyuki said, enveloping her is a hug.

Shion's expression quickly changed back to the goofy grin she had been wearing all day. "Hey, Miyuki. What's up?"

Miyuki studied Shion's face for a moment before developing a smirk on her own. "Okay, who is it this time? It couldn't have been Togashi, since he was with me last night..." Her eyes widened as she clapped a hand to her mouth. "I did not just say that, alright? I didn't say a thing!"

"Miyuki, what are you talking about?" Shion said, blushing.

"Ah, please. I know you better than you think. You were wearing that same look on your face after your first time with Chief Kevin."

Shion sighed. "Well, you got me."

"Who is it? Tell me tell me tell me!"

"Fine, fine! Relax for a second! Alright, the person is," Shion's voice got considerably quieter. "Allen."

"ALLEN?" Miyuki cried. Everyone in the room fell silent and stared at the two of them. Shion put her hand on her forehead.

"Miyuki..." Shion sighed, "Can you be any louder?"

"How did it happen? I need to know these things!"

Shion blinked. "Well, Miyuki, when a man and a woman love each other very much, they lie close together under the sheets and-"

"Dah!" Miyuki threw her hands over her head. "Not like that! I mean, how did you two get to that point?"

"Well, we said that we loved each other, and it just seemed so right."

"Awww! You and Allen! On a rainy night! How romantic!" Miyuki crooned.

"Did somebody say my name?" Allen walked over from behind Miyuki. He saw Shion, and his jaw dropped. "You look absolutely beautiful." he said.

"Thanks, I've been working on my look!" Miyuki said happily.

"...not you," Allen said.

"Hey," Shion said, walking towards Allen. She pressed a quick kiss against his cheek. Miyuki was grinning from ear to ear, looking as if she was going to explode.

"You ready to go?" Allen asked. "I'm having KOS-MOS's digital self transferred to the UMN building in case something goes wrong."

"Great thinking!"

"Yeah, sweetie pie lovey-dovey!" Miyuki said. Shion and Allen raised their eyebrows at her.

"Miyuki, do us all a favor. No more caffeine. Ever," Allen said.

"Let's go," said Shion.

Allen and Shion were on their way out. Miyuki stood up on a chair and cried, "Come on, show us a kiss! You know you want to!"

Shion smirked at Allen, as if to say "let's give them a show." Allen nodded, also wearing a mysterious grin. Allen wrapped his arms around Shion's waist and drew her in close. He pressed his lips against hers in a deep, passionate kiss. All of the employees stood dumbfounded, staring at them. They stopped kissing and Shion winked at Miyuki.

"YEAH! WOO-HOO! GO SHION!" Miyuki cheered. "TAKE A COLD SHOWER, YOU TWO, THAT WAS HOT!"

"Shut up!" yelled one of the employees from behind. He threw his connection gear at Miyuki.

"Eep!" Miyuki quickly dodged the flying device. It clattered to the tile floor in front of her. She stared at it for a moment before turning around to face the man who threw it.

"What the hell was that for? You could have hit me!" she screamed, shaking her fist at him.

"You're ruining their moment!" the man replied. Shion and Allen laughed before walking out of the building, Allen's arm around Shion's waist.

A/N: Knock knock

Who's there?

Orange

Orange who?

Orange you glad I didn't make this chapter a lemon?

Haaa...anyways...

Thank God I finally posted this story. I've had this idea since April 1st, and it took me until now to type it...I'm suck a procrastinator...-Melts-

What will happen at the Y-DATA analyzing? Was Jin right? Why did I make somebody throw their connection gear at Miyuki? What noise does a llama make? What does Jin like on his toast?Who is this mysterious "Dinah" person? I know because I'm the author! You're gonna have to keep reading to find out! Please review!

Until next time, this is the Rox, signing off!