Disclaimer: I do not claim ownership of Gundam Wing, Sailor Moon, or "Thankyou." I am borrowing them for entertainment purposes only; no money is being made from the writing or reading of this story.

Bunny Moon

©2001-2002 by Kei

::Chapter 6 – After Everything's Over::

And even if my house falls down now, I wouldn't have a clue

Because you're near me and

I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life

Oh just to be with you is having the best day of my life

          Quatre didn't have to spend his life savings. It didn't take much to convince the family services that Hotaru and Chibiusa would have a good life with Bunny.

          Once Bunny revealed the secret, all the boys were understanding, even Wufei. Bunny realized that simply because Mamoru had betrayed her trust and stabbed her in the back, it didn't mean all other people in the world would repeat his actions.

          Strangely enough, the encounters between Heero and Bunny were filled with more tension and awkwardness. They could barely look at each other, and it was personally annoying Duo to no end.

          "Those two are such idiots!" he would rant to anyone who would listen.

          "Look who's talking," Wufei remarked.

          "Wu-bear, how cruel!" exclaimed Duo in mock hurt. "I'm going to go cry now! Mommy! Mommy! Wufei's being mean again! He made the God of Death cry!"

          "Shut up, stupid Maxwell," Wufei scorned the self-proclaimed God of Death.

          "You do love me!" Duo grinned, clutching his heart as his cobalt eyes glimmered with faked joy. "Oh, Wu-bear, you do care!"

          "Don't call me that!" Wufei raged.

          "Anyway," Duo continued, ignoring the infuriated Chinese boy, "they need to, like, get together and realize that they like each other!"

          "I agree," Quatre joined in. "It's obvious that Heero and Miss Bunny have feelings for each other, but they're afraid to show them."

          "Yes," said Trowa softly.

          "So what's the plan?" Duo inquired eagerly, rubbing his hands together in anticipation.

          "Big sister! Mr. Trowa and Mr. Quatre are taking me and Chibiusa out!" Hotaru called to Bunny, who was working in the kitchen.

          "Okay, little sister! Have fun and be careful!" she called back.

          She heard the door open, followed by a "Good afternoon, Mr. Heero" from Hotaru. Bunny gasped and gazed slowly down at her attire. She wore dirty pants and a ragged shirt under a flour-spattered red apron, and some of the white substance had gotten on her face and in her hair. She desperately tried to beat it off, but stopped her movement when Heero entered the kitchen. She whistled and tried to act nonchalant.

          "Hello," she said at last, untying her apron and hanging it up on a little hook screwed into the wall nearby.

          "Afraid to say my name?" he questioned, a small smirk painted across his countenance. "Worried you might imbue it with some sort of feeling?"

          "Do you have the same fear?" she asked, but remembered how helpful he had been to her. "I don't know if I ever got to thank you for convincing me to go speak with Quatre. He made the payments and all, but he never would have had the chance if you hadn't been there to listen and talk to me. I am very grateful for that."

          "I'm glad you realized you could trust me," he answered. "I'm also glad you have your family back, your daughter and your little sister."

          Silently, swiftly, she stepped over to him and embraced him tightly, resting her head against his shoulder. Surprised, Heero hugged her back. He held her away at arm's length, and reached up to dust the flour from her blonde hair. When he finished that task, his gentle fingers smoothed away the white powder from her face. She couldn't help but feel good inside at his touch.

          He had wiped away all the flour and was moving his hand away when her hand darted up and clasped it.

          "Heero," she whispered earnestly, asking him with her eyes to kiss her.

          He smiled. "Bunny," he murmured before pressing his lips to hers tenderly and wrapping his arms around her.

          They parted and she hugged him again, giggling slightly into his shoulder.

          "What's so funny?" he inquired.

          "I was just thinking about some of our encounters," she replied. "When we first met, you said you would kill me and I totally brushed you off. And then I slapped you that day, and now this. We've had an interesting relationship, eh, Heero?"

          "Yes, we have. And I have to say that I'm a bit jealous now because you called Quatre 'sweetheart' that first day I met you," he admitted.

          "Quatre is a sweetheart, but I honestly don't think anyone could compare to you, Heero. I care very deeply for you, you know, even if I didn't show it for a while. I always thought you were cute, but like I could go up to you and say that after you aimed a gun between my eyes and said, 'I'm going to kill you,' " she said.

          He chuckled, running his fingers through her silky hair. "Thanks, Bunny. Would you say you love me?"

          "That's still hard for me to say, Heero," she confessed sadly. "After what Mamoru did to me, I never wanted to be near men again."

          "Bunny," he said, cupping her chin and forcing her to meet his Prussian blue eyes. She could see all his emotions in their once-cold depths.

          "I love you, Heero," she said.

          "Me, too," he echoed, kissing her again.

I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life

Oh just to be with you is having the best day of my life

—finis—