The headmaster sipped his teeth calmly, finally able to relax from all the noise the students usually make everyday. Today however was different. The hallways are quiet like a mouse and were expected by all teachers considering the girls will be too busy preparing themselves for the dance and the guys are doing what the guys need to do.

He looked at the clock on the wall and sighed. Three more hours to go before the dance can actually start and he wondered what his beloved Murrue is doing right now. Making up? Dressing? Or taking a bath? At that thought, he smiled in mischief.

Maybe he should pay her a visit but think twice better not. He learnt his lesson last year, he was not about to repeat the same mistakes again.

III

He pushed him into the bathroom and locked him there and promised not to let him out if he doesn't wear that tuxedo for the dance. The brunette sighed in relief when he finally get him into the bathroom but the one inside the bathroom did nothing but resting himself on the tub, not even bother to change.

"It's not like I'm going to dance." He singed to himself.

A part of him wonder if he go to the ball, will he able to see Cagalli is one of those magnificent dresses or even better dance with her. He smiled wondering how she looks like wearing dresses. That night would like a dream come true if only he's still alive before he could even enter the dance floor that is.

After hours of tossing and turning, he finally found out why he took so much liking towards the blonde. He likes her, he was quite aware of it but it never occurs to him that he actually will develop more than just liking feeling. It was complicated, he concluded. If he ever has the chance to tell her that, he wonders of Cagalli felt the same way as he did.

He certainly hope she is but considering how many times he makes her angry, she beat the hell out of him and shouted that she hates him so many times….he doubted it.

III

He's been waiting and waiting. The other two of his friend seated there, their tuxedo hanging waiting for the blue-haired to come out. They needed to change and as well as talk through their plans. But…the problem is, the main character isn't coming out of the bathroom.

"When are you planning to come out of that bathroom anyway Athrun?" asked Kira feeling a bit impatient.

The door clicked and out Athrun in his usual clothes and the tuxedo still hanging on the hanger. Kira smacked himself on the fore head and Yzak threw a book at the blue-haired direction muttering curses at the same time. He put the tuxedo gently on the bed and seated beside him, looking calmly at the currently glaring at him friends.

"I am sure you don't want to see me dead before I could actually enter the dance hall right?" He asked.

"We are not asking you to go to the dance hall you idiot!" the losing temper Joule shouted into his ears making him cringed. He looked at the time, and thought he actually spends half an hour inside the toilet brooding about him and Cagalli so called love-hate relationship.

No wonder he loses temper so soon today

"We wanted you to go to where you usually hang out with Cagalli other than the classroom." Dearka started to explain while combing his hair.

"You want me to go to the tree behind the school wearing a tux?" he inquired, feeling doubtful and stupid at the same time.

The trio looked at each other and grinned. Dearka reached for the phone on the bed stand and begin calling. Yzak ran back to his dorm and appeared back with a box of stuff which he was prevent from knowing what is it. He grumbled saying that he suppose to know what did his friends planned for him since he is the genuine pig here.

Kira begin to explain everything from a very long list that he suspected that Lacus wrote for him to read it to him again. He tried to explain what Athrun to do and even have him to memorize every single line they prepared for him. He raises his eyebrow of another script book of lines he should remember.

Am I declaring my love or acting in a movie?

The lines, he read are way too cheesy. At the side of every line, they have written whose idea it is and he felt like vomiting at every single line of it. He wanted to know how girls will actually fall for this…this so called declaring love lines. He'll be lucky if Cagalli didn't go deaf hearing it or him being mute for saying it.

"Memorize all of this….lines?" he kept the word cheesy and yucky words deep inside his heart. He gave him the do-it-or-suffer look to him. How could anyone be that stupid to disobey anyway? Then when started to memorize those so called lines, he heard Kira telling him he needed to get something.

He suspects he is joining the rest of the guys leaving him with this thick book of script. Two more hours he noticed. How in the world is he going to finish this? What do they think he is? Super capable human with memory storage of millions?

"Why am I the only one with love life problem anyway?" he groaned.

III

The girls were already drooling at the thoughts of going to dance with the one they love and currently forcing the blonde to actually change into that dress and make up a new look and try to impress a certain person.

She tried to run away but the girls are way too scary to offend with. They snickered crazily and Shiho holding the dress shoved it into her arms and make her changed. Miriallia threatened her with excessive make ups if she doesn't obeyed and worse Lacus threatened her to throw all her clothes and replaced with frilly dresses with multi colours.

"Come on! It's one in a life time opportunity." Shiho actually screamed into her ears.

"It was held every year." She retorted back while rubbing her ears in pain. She looked at the crystal rose beside her and fingers it delicately. She hates to admit it but she has fallen for the Zala charm like any others idiot who fall for him as well. Lacus told her she was wrong because he loves her too.

She snorted without even knowing it. Like he loves her back when there are so many much more better girls than she is and he practically ran away from them. The phone rang and suddenly she heard Milly squealed in delight while screaming extremely softy as if they do not wants her to hear. She heard her clearly…the word romantic.

They whispered around each other and then, they went back to their threatening as if what they discussed never happens.

"You are going to thank us when you get together with Athrun." At the mentioning of the name she wanted to avoid hearing, she blushed unexpectedly.

If I ever get to be with him that is

III

The atmosphere was dark for the moment the students stepped into the hall but almost immediately lighted up by colourful bulbs. The stage is beautifully decorated and they could see a large player for them to choose whatever pleasant songs they wanted to hear.

Lacus was beaming when she heard the decorations and everything was perfect. All her hard work didn't go to waste. She glanced around, looking at happy and excited looks of everybody. She could see the headmaster already up there looking picking songs and eventually drag Miss Murrue towards him for a dance. She giggled slightly.

She stepped onto the stage nervously and took a deep breath. She grabbed the microphone.

"Ladies and gentlemen! Let get this dance ball started." She said and everyone cheered. Couples started to dance and what left are a bunch of girls waited patiently nearby the door, eyes glued to it. They are very well prepared to grab Athrun when he appears. She shook her head lightly. Little did those fan girls know…Athrun is not going to show up.

She stepped down from the stage and Kira greeted her. She pulled her towards the dance floor and begins to waltz not aware of the glaring they received. She rested her head on his shoulder and sighed. She could feel their distance got closer every second, their lips about to touch when…

"He's mine Clyne. What do you think you are doing?" everything shattered that moment. The moment that she dreaded befall on them. Fllay Alster was there, looking angry and wanted to slash as her if Kira hadn't restrained her from doing so.

"We need to talk Fllay. I have something to tell you." Kira whispered to her and Lacus saw them leaving. Kira glanced back and mouthed to her not to worry. She can only nod her head in reply.

III

How many minutes passed, he has no idea but he felt like an idiot wearing a tux , standing under a tree decorated with neon lights, flower in hand and the script book lying lifelessly on the ground. They asked him to wait here and do the appreciate thing when the time is here but the problem is…what is it that he was suppose to wait?

He could hear the music from the hall clearly. He closes his eyes and rested his back against the tree, hearing the melody soothing but only to be interrupted by a snap of twigs. He looked up unexpectedly fearing that his fan base found him up. He turned abruptly to see her there…in dress.

She looked splendidly amazing. Different from what he sees almost everyday. The dress suited her perfectly and the way she tied back her hair make her looked almost angel like. He didn't say that she doesn't look like that beautiful most of the time. In short, he was speechless.

"I suggest you stop looking at me like a freak or do you prefer a piece of my mind?" her eyes flared in annoyance and yet still in embarrassment. Still look adorable this way, he thought but he stops staring at her. He did not wish to receive the punches ready for him or doing anything stupid.

"Cagalli…you look beautiful." He said.

"You mean I'm ugly most of the time?" she raises her eyebrow. He curses at his choice of words. He shook his head in reply and walked towards her, taking her hand leading her back under the tree. He put the flower onto her hair, making her prettier.

"Do you do this?" she asked, looking up the tree and again he shook his head. He could hear a new melody playing right now. Holding out his hand to her again, he gulped lightly, he felt his words stuck in his throat.

"Will you dance with me?" he asked uncertainly. Her hands trembled lightly as she placed them onto his hand, feeling the warmness. He pulled her towards him, closing a small amount of distance between them.

He places his hand on her waist and hers on his shoulder. Both begin sway through the starting music. The melodies from the hall grew louder as they continue to lost themselves in their dance.

Wise men say - Only fools rush in,
but I can't help falling in love with you
wise men say-only fools rush in
but I can't help falling in love with you...

She thought that her hands fitted perfectly in his. His hand holding her ever so gently and would twirled her lightly once in a while and then bringing her back to him again. If she hasn't fallen in love with him by then, she would now.

Shall I stay - Would it be a sin,
if I can't help falling in love with you?

As the music continues to swelled, Athrun twirled Cagalli gently and she came twirling back again.

As the river flows
gently to the sea
Darling so it goes
some things are meant to be

As the melody continues, time passes by, the distance between them grow closer and closer. He hugged her but still not stopping the dance. He could hear her gasped lightly and the sweet fragrance of her head filled his nose as he buried his head on to her hair.

Take my hand - Take my whole life too,
for I can't help falling in love with you.

She closes her eyes and rested her head on his shoulder.

As the river flows
gently to the sea
Darling so it goes
some things are meant to be

He retreat back and releases one of his hand off her waist. He gently tilted her head and leaned down, leaving a soft kiss on her lips. He could felt her grip tightens and he smiled lightly.

Take my hand - Take my whole life too,
for I can't help falling in love with you.
For I can't help falling in love with you

III

"Kira what do you think you are doing? Dancing with her? You are my boyfriend." She started her rambling and rambling non stop how he should be loyal and remember that he belongs to her.

"I'm no longer your boyfriend Fllay." He said and she stopped talking, looking at him with anger.

"What are you talking about?" she hissed.

"I know everything about you pretence in having cancer and all your lies. Lacus is safe with me and away from you and I never really love you." He said and walked off trying to detached himself from the clingy hands of the red-haired.

He turned and saw the tears in her eyes. She hugged him tightly but he gave her no response, feeling almost no sympathy for the girl. He whispered that he was sorry for her and pushing her off, he walked away leaving her crying in vain.

I really love you Kira…I really do

III

She saw him came back inside without her and rushed to her side with a big smile on his face. He hugged her hard and she smiled contentedly.

"How is she?" she asked, worried.

"Crying but she will be fine." And he led her to another dance, once again lost themselves in the melody. He placed a small kiss on her lips and mouthed 'I love you' to her. Nothing can makes each of them happier than to be with each other.

III

"It's not my fault…" he started and she looked up with confusion but he hugged her tight, not wanted to see her face right now or else the words will never come out of his mouth.

"It's not my fault that I always did something wrong in front of you, it's not my fault that I have first mistaken you as a boy, it's not my fault that I felt attracted to you and it's definitely not my fault that I have… fallen in love with you Cagalli." The words flew out smoothly. He had forgotten the lines he had memorizes earlier.

"A-Athrun?" she looked up, breaking free from his grasp.

"Do you feel the same way like me?" he asked his face surprisingly close and she could feel his breath trickled her neck.

She breathes in and out, her heart thumping fast. Plucking the courage in her, she told him.

"I…I love you too a-and don't deny it's not your fault." She said, burying her face on his chest, wanted the redness on her cheek to die down. He placed his hand on her waist back again and begins to lead her to another dance. He twirled her again and again and brings her back to his arm.

"I won't…never ever." He replied.

They danced as the song continues. His hand on his waist going farther around her waist and her grip on his shoulder tightens. The melody lost and only to be accompanied by the sound of wind rustling, cricket calling. Dancing under those brilliantly lighted neon lights, accompanied by the starry night skies and to be with their loved one...

It was enough.

III

She cried her heart out for once and for real but he no longer cared about her. She just wept there on the corridor silently and she never gotten her dance as well. She heard footsteps coming closer and beaming thinking that he came back to her, she looked up but only found disappointment.

"Take this." She saw Afhmed handed her a handkerchief and she took it cautiously. She wiped her face with it along with the make up. She took a deep breath and saw a hand in front of her.

"I thought that you haven't had your dance?" he said and the tears clouded her vision once again. Her trembling hands placed on top of his and he guided her up.

"Why?" she asked, her voice shook.

"Because every girl wanted a good ending isn't? I might not be a good partner or the one you love but at least as a friend…this is the most I can do." They danced without the music but silently the tanned skinned boy did his best to give the girl he was dancing with a better night.

"Thank you Afhmed." He heard her whisper softly and he felt happier.

Author's Note:

This is officially the end of this story and thank you so much for all reviewers and as well as readers for giving me support all the time. I appreciate every single review I received fro all of you.

To ZGMF X-19A Infinite Justice: Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy this last chapter.

To Kairi-chan: Thank you very much and it's a good thing she learns isn't? I hope you enjoy this last chapter.

To Cags: Very weird about Mia and Yuuna huh? Though they aren't entirely couple. Thank you very much I hope you enjoy this last chapter.

To Kandida: It doesn't matter …at least you are reading and reviewing. I am happy and make sure not to miss this last chapter. I hope you enjoy this last chapter.

To ovp: Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy this last chapter.

To PINKSISA: Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy this last chapter.

To ANONYMOUS-gsd: Well the good guy always suffers isn't? Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy this last chapter.

To IYGU: Well I didn't really pair them up as a couple. Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy this last chapter.

To asga: You are the one who think not bad about Mia and Yuuna, the rest thinks it's weird though they aren't really exactly coupled. Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy this last chapter.

To AnimeJunkie228: Fllay…never like her as well and Mia don't feel anything for her. Anyways thank you very much and I hope you enjoy this last chapter.

To CaptKuchiki: I wouldn't torture Athrun that way, he was poor enough and thank you very much and I hope you enjoy this last chapter.

To eternityforever: By the time you read this, I believe I send you an email huh? Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy this last chapter.

To Cari-Akira: Who in the world would actually like Yuuna? I definitely don't! Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy this last chapter.

So this is the last chapter and thank you everyone to those who reviewed and read before though I didn't type it down here. Thank you so much and please review and tell me what you think of this ending okay? I wanted to know since I am terrible in romance.

P/S: Thank you so much and please review.