Authoresses' note: Alright, before I start with all my thank yous, I must apologize first. A little while ago some one drew me this amazing picture, but I wasn't supposed to be on the computer so I didn't get a chance to save it to the computer or post it or anything, and now I can't find it in my inbox, so I am very, very sorry to the drawer of that picture. Ok, now thank you so much for your reviews guys, they were great. Alright, here we go.

Chapter 52: Saying good bye

Kuronu sighed as she looked around her room. All her things were packed up into two large suitcases and a backpack. She was wearing khaki shorts, a dark blue short sleeved shirt, and a sleeveless orange vest, as he hair was in pig tails. It was the last day of school. This is going to be a boring summer, She thought to herself.


"Kuronu, I almost forgot," Seto said as he looked at her as she was leaving to go to her dorm to get ready for the dance. She turned and looked at him. "You're grounded." He said suddenly. Kuronu's eyes became as big as dinner plates.

"Wha- wha- Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat????" She exclaimed. "Why?"

"What do you mean, 'why'?" Seto exclaimed. "You deliberately disobeyed me."

"Yah, but it was all ok-"

"That's not the point. Even if it all was ok, so still disobeyed me, and for that you're being punished."

Kuronu sighed. "I suppose that's fair. How long am I grounded?"

"I was thinking the whole summer," Kuronu nearly fainted at this.

"But your mother persuaded me to change it tone month," Seto groaned. "You have Zane to think that," He crossed his arms and began to walk away. "Stupid dates.


Kuronu sighed again. A whole month of my summer and whole month's worth of dates, thrown away.

She then heard a knock on her door. "Come in," She said. A man wearing a black suite and sunglasses entered the room. It was one of her father's body guards, Han.

"I'm here to carry your bags to the dock and to ensure you return safely." He explained.

"R- Right," The muscular bent walked over and picked up a suite case in each hand, then looked at the backpack. "I've got this one," Kuronu said as she picked it up and pulled one strap over her shoulder. As Kuronu stood at the door frame, her hand on the door knob, she looked back into the room one last time before closing the door.


Jaden around as most of the students were on the dock, either waiting for the public boat to return them to domino city, or their own person transportation vehicle. Syrus was next to him, a single suite case next to him while Jaden only had a back pack.

"I still can't believe those are the only clothes you brought for the whole school years." Syrus said, casting a glance to the backpack.

"What, it's not like we wear anything other than our school uniforms."

"Good point," Syrus replied. "To bad no one told Rose that," He cocked his head towards Rose where she was surrounded by ten pink suite cases. She sat on one as she talked on her cell phone.

"Even I didn't bring that much," someone said from behind them. The boys turned around and saw Alexis as she was wearing a dark blue pair of jeans and a light blue sleeveless blouse. Jaden turned away slightly as found that he was somewhat blushing.

"Hi Syrus," She said cheerfully, she then looked at Jaden, her cheeks also turning a bit pink. "Hey Jaden," Jaden lifted his hand.

"Hey Lex," Jaden scratched the back of his head while Alexis rubbed her arm as an air of extreme awkwardness wafted over them. Syrus snickered.

"So, did you guys have fun last night?" As he expected, both of their faces turned bright red.

"Uh, yah," Jaden stammered quickly.

"Yah, it was uh, interesting." Neither of them could make eye contact. "I'm glad that no one got hurt," She said, trying to change the subject away from them.

"Yah, although I heard a few kids broke some bones and one even had a light concussion, but nothing too serious," Jaden added. And then there was silence as Jaden and Alexis tried to avoid looking at each other, both their faces red, and Syrus looked from one to the other with an evil smirk.

"Well, this is a happy crowd," Bastion said as he came over.

"Isn't it though," Syrus said sarcastically.

"What's the matter with you two?" Bastion asked, raising an eyebrow. "Oh wait, does this have anything to with what happened last night?"

"What happed last night?" Jaden asked, trying to sound as confused as possible.

"Well, some one told me that he saw the two of you-"

"Look, a yellow bird!" Alexis suddenly exclaimed. Jaden and Syrus looked in the direction she had pointed at while Bastion simply smiled at her.

"Where?" Jaden asked as he looked around. Alexis sighed. Clueless Jaden,

"Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaadeeeeeeeeen!!!" Kuronu exclaimed as she ran towards them and wrapped her arms around him. "It's the last day of school, and I'm going to be alone for a whole month because I'm grounded," She sobbed.

"Uh, there, there," Jaden said as he patted her on the back.

"Well that's what happens when you disobey your parents," Chazz said as he suddenly appeared. Kuronu swiftly turned her head towards him.

"Shut it, Chazz!" She exclaimed. She sighed as she then looked at Jaden. "By the way, have you seen Zane?" She released her arms from around his neck and dropped them to her side. "It's so depressing knowing that I won't get to see him, or talk to him…" She then crisscrossed her fingers in front of her chest as she glanced to the side, slightly blushing. "Kiss him," She muttered. Syrus suddenly became aware of his breakfast as he covered his mouth. "for a whole month."

She swayed slightly then collapsed onto the ground, then fell on her back as she gazed at the cloudless blue sky. "My life is over." She said. A figure then appeared above her as he looked down.

"Then what am I supposed to with myself if your life is over?" He said calmly.

"Zane!" Kuronu exclaimed as she jumped up, spun around, and wrapped her arms around his waist. He was wearing a pair of light jeans, a white shirt, and sleeveless light blue vest.

"Aw," Bastion muttered as he smiled.

"Ew," Syrus muttered as he turned away.

Kuronu then looked up at her boyfriends face with huge watery eyes, "I'm grounded," She said. "And I wont get to see you or any one else for a whole month!" Zane patted her head as he smiled.

"Yes, but then once the groundings over, we can go out as much as we like. Trust me, one month will go by a lot quicker than you think." Kuronu sighed.

"I suppose you're right," She said as she hung her head and her arms drooped by her side. "You're always right."

"Miss Kaiba," Han suddenly said from behind her. "Your chopper is here." Kuronu looked over and saw a white chopped with the letters KC on it land a little ways away.

"Yah, I need to get going to," Alexis said, she pointed her thumb behind her to a large white yacht. A man in a white suite came over and picked up her two suite cases and carried them towards the yacht.

"Where's Atticus?" Zane asked, glancing around.

"He went home last night with you brothers, Kuronu," The blonde replied. Kuronu sighed.


Alexis slightly sighed, then smiled at everyone. "Well, I guess I'll see you guys in a little bit. I mean, just because its summer vacation, doesn't mean we still can't get together right?"

"Wrong," Kuronu said as she was a little ways off, sitting on the ground, her knees hugged to her chest and those blue lines over her.

"I was mainly talking to everyone else," Alexis said. Kuronu replied with a long sigh. "By guys," Alexis said as she waved and ran towards the yacht. She glanced back and saw Jaden waving as she smiled.

"Our ride's here too, Syrus." Zane said as he looked at his little brother. He then looked towards a large cruise ship. Jaden's eyes became as big as dinner plates.

"That's your ride!!??" He exclaimed. Syrus shrugged. "Oh yah, I forgot, you're rich."

Syrus sighed. "Sometimes I forget to, Jay."

A man in a navy suite briskly walked over to them. "Mr. Truesdale," He said slightly bowling to Zane. "Master Truesdale," He said to Syrus with in the same manner. "Are you ready to go home?"

"By Jaden," Syrus said as he waved, following his brother to the ship. Jaden waved. Some how it didn't seem like he was really saying good bye, because he knew he'd be seeing everyone again in a matter of weeks, possibly days. Almost immediately after Chazz left, Bastion was the only one joining him on the public ship.

Kuronu made her way through the crowd to where the chopper was. She had said good bye to Jaden, but Zane and Syrus had left with out saying good bye.

"Looks like your boyfriend left without saying good bye, huh?" Rose suddenly said from behind Kuronu. Kuronu glared at her, but inside her eyes were wide and confused.

Can Rose read minds? She asked herself. "I'm sure he had somewhere very important to go," She said.

"Yah, you just keep telling yourself that," Rose replied. Kuronu gritted her teeth.

"Look," Kuronu began.

"You win," Kuronu blinked.

"Wait, wha-"

"You win." Rose repeated, her green eyes determined but not unfriendly. Kuronu blinked again.

"I win…at what?" She asked.

"Gosh, you're thick," Rose muttered. "You. Win."

"The internet?" Rose fell over. "I've always wanted to win the internet."

"How can someone 'win the internet!!??" Rose exclaimed. Kuronu shrugged. Rose slapped her forehead. "You win Zane, alright!! He's yours! I won't try to steal him or anything any more, unless you break up…" She stopped as Kuronu stared at her. "But I highly doubt that'll happen any time soon," She said in a soft voice.

"Rose," Kuronu began, but the red head held her hand up.

"You kissed him, and quite patiently night I add. I know that I could never receive that from him…you win." Rose began to walk away and then stopped. "He hasn't left yet, so hurry and go give him a kiss good bye." She then turned away. "I'm sure he's trying to find you." With that she disappeared into the crowd. Kuronu stared blankly at where the girl had been standing, and then did as she had instructed and began to run through the crowd.

Kuronu, Zane thought as he pushed his way through the people. Where are you? Out of the corner of his eye he saw a blur of orange, blue, and brown run past him. He reached out his hand and grabbed their arm. This'll be SO embarrassing if it's not Kuronu.

As Kuronu ran she suddenly felt someone grab her wrist and pulled her back. Before she was aware of what was happening, someone had pressed their lips against hers. She closed her eyes as she felt familiar warmth around her. Zane moved back as he smiled at her.

"You didn't think I'd actually leave with out saying good bye, did you?" Kuronu smiled.

"It never crossed my mind." Zane leaned in and lightly kissed her.

"Zane, hurry up!!" Syrus called from the boat. Zane and Kuronu both sighed.

"I'll see you in one month," Zane said as he placed both his hands on her cheeks. Kuronu nodded. Zane quickly kissed her on the lips again and ran over to his ship. Kuronu stood there for a moment, her eyes closed, she wanted to saver the moment for as long as possible, when someone suddenly bumped into her.

Kuronu's eyes shot open as her arms flailed around her. She was looking almost directly down at the water, her tip toes on the edge of the dock. She lost her balance and fell into the ocean.

Zane looked over and blinked as Kuronu's head bobbed above the surface. A little ways away from the girl, a pink yacht passed, Rose was laughing while she sat on a chair by the railing as it passed. Zane sighed, though smiling as Jaden came to her rescue and pulled her out of the water.

"Shut up!!!" She yelled to the red head.

Kuronu sighed. "I'm all wet," She stated. "And I liked this outfit." Jaden snickered.

"Oh, Kuronu," He said, only to be replied with a slap.


Kuronu gazed out her window as the chopped rose into the air. She could see Jaden still waving to her, until they went so high that he was simply a spec amongst many other specs. A towel was wrapped around her as she had a pair of speaker headphones on.

"Shall we go home, Miss Kaiba?" The pilot asked into the speaker.

"Yes," She said. "It's time to go home," Her eyes sparkled as she watched the academy disappear behind her, then her eyes quickly turned large and tearful. "to my grounding." She cried. The pilot and the co- pilot sighed. Typical Kuronu.

Authoress' note: Alright, cheesy ending, but I was having trouble finding a place to stop, and my arm really hurts. But…that's it. No more… I'm….done… wow, this is a bittersweet feeling. Alright, I'll probably write the sequel next, though at some point I'll write a prequel and maybe even finally get around to writing my cardcaptor story now that I have a laptop with Microsoft word and internet up in my room(it's for school but…I can still do other on it after I've finished school for the day, right? Hooray for Cyber School!)

Slide show

Ok, I have made a slide show with pictures of my characters. The pictures aren't very good, well, the new ones are better than the others, (the old ones are with Kuronu's old hairstyle- I didn't feel like re- drawing all those pictures- and people have giant heads and anorexic bodies.) You don't have to watch it, though it'd be nice if you did. The new ones took me several hours each just to get them the way I wanted, but if you don't feel like watching a slideshow with not particularly good pictures, that's ok too. There should be a link below, but if for some reason it doesn't work, I'll post a link on my profile somewhere.

Thank you

Well, that's all. Thank you everyone sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for all of your reviews and support, it really means so much to me. I never would have though that in a million years I would've obtained more than 600 reviews. You are all so amazing for dealing with the first several chapters that I have to say were written really badly (I don't claim to be an amazing writer, but even I have to admit that my writing has greatly improved since I started), those 15 filler chapters where they were at Kuronu's house (who knows how long the story would have been if I hadn't written out what happens in what chapter on paper) and all those 20 some pages long chapters.

I can never say thank you enough, so if I don't stop now, I'll just go on and on for several more pages, so thank you again, and good bye for now.