Author's Note: This is another Shuuichi and Botan one-shot. And I know it has been a long time since I have made a Shuuichi and Botan story, so here's one. I had this story for a long time in my computer but it was half done so, I decided to finish it and finally post this one up. I dedicated this to my sister and to my Ahia Roy for giving me this idea. Thanks!!!

Disclaimer's Note: I don't own Yu Yu.

"Love means trusting myself

with someone who has seen me

at my worst and loves me anyway.

It means teasing each other and laughing

at inside jokes, nobody but us understands.

It means feeling safe enough to talk about anything

and having the patience to work out disagreements.

It means counting on someone

who sympathizes when I've had a bad day,

worries about me when I'm gone too long,

and always welcomes me with open arms.

Love means so many things...

Because, to me, Love is you."

STORY 2: LOVE IS YOU

PAIRING: Shuuichi And Botan

Summary: Botan is half an hour away from getting married. Something came up that would change everything.

Botan stood in front of the long mirror looking at her reflection. She must admit that she looks beautiful on her wedding dress, but then, there's a part inside her that wanted to take it off and just wear her mother's wedding dress that she had brought with her.

'What is wrong with me?' Botan thought but of course she already knew what's wrong and it got something to do with a guy named Shuuichi Minamino.

Shuuichi Minamino, her Best Friend who had just admitted to her yesterday that he loved her. For all these years that he could have told her how he feel, instead he didn't and what hurts more is, she loved him too, and right now it's four years too late.

'Why does he need to tell me that he help me choose this dress thinking that she was wearing it for him.' Botan thought again with a heavy sigh, when suddenly someone knock on the door. "Come in." Botan said looking at the door.

"Sorry to interupt but you got a special delivery." Yusuke said as he entered the room carrying a dozen of white roses.

"Thanks, who's it from?" Botan asked pulling one rose from the boquet and smelled it.

"The delivery man didn't say, just asked me to sign it and give it to you." Yusuke said with a shrug. "Oh! there's a letter too." Yusuke added pulling a white envelope from his jacket pocket and left Botan alone.

Botan sat on the couch provided in the small room of the church and slowly opened the letter.

To My Best Friend Botan Furuya

Love means trusting myself

with someone who has seen me

at my worst and loves me anyway.

It means teasing each other and laughing

at inside jokes, nobody but us understands.

It means feeling safe enough to talk about anything

and having the patience to work out disagreements.

It means counting on someone

who sympathizes when I've had a bad day,

worries about me when I'm gone too long,

and always welcomes me with open arms.

Love means so many things...

Because, to me, Love is you.

I love you and I wish you all the happiness

in the world.

I'm sorry for what I had said yesterday,

I didn't mean to mess your life.

Goodbye!

Your Best Friend,

Minamino Shuuichi

After Botan finished reading the letter, she found herself sitting on the couch with tears falling down from her eyes. She doesn't understand why but one thing is for sure, she needed to talk to Shuuichi.

Botan grab her phone and tried to contact Shuuichi but Shuuichi's phone was off and no one is answering his house phone, so she did what her gut was telling her to do. Botan grab a handfull of her dress and run out of the room in her wedding gown and all, only stopping in her tracks to talk to Yusuke.

"Where is he?" Botan asked as he grab Yusuke on his collar.

"Who?" Yusuke asked, trying to sound innocent and clueless.

"You know who I'm talking about Yusuke." Botan said looking straight at Yusuke's eyes. "His the one who brought the flowers here and asked you to give it to me, so spill it out." Botan added with a small hint of begging in her voice.

"His on his way to the airport for an 11 A.M. flight to New York." Yusuke said with a sigh. There's no point in lying anymore, she already had found out the truth.

Botan kiss Yusuke's cheek and was about to run off again when someone grabs her from the wrist.

"Botan, where are you going?" Her groom asked looking at her while not letting go of her wrist.

"Jin, I'm sorry but I don't think this marriage is right." Botan said pulling her wrist out of Jin's grasp, only to let Jin grasp it tighter.

"Are you telling me that you're calling the wedding off?" Jin asked grasping Botan's wrist even more tighter than before.

Botan didn't answer but instead tried her best to pull her wrist from Jin's grasp.

"I think she already made it clear Jin, that she don't want to marry you." Yusuke said and without warning hit Jin on the nose with a loud crunch before grabing Botan and went outside the church where an SUV stop in front of them and the passenger's side window opened.

"Get in!" Hiei shouted from the driver's sit, as Yusuke and Botan did what Hiei said and found all their other friends except from Shuuichi binside the car. (A/N: Just to be clear Hiei is driving while Kuwabara, Keiko, Yukina, and Koenma are inside the car.)

"Step on it Hiei!" Yusuke said when he and Botan are settled and then they were off.

On their way to the airport Kuwabara and the others started to discuss how much they dislike Botan's ex-groom but Botan wasn't paying attention for the meaning of Shuuichi's letter is starting to sink in on her.

Love means trusting myself with someone

who has seen me at my worst

and loves me anyway

FLASKBACK I

Botan laid on her bed while Shuuichi prepare a light meal for her. Botan had been on her bed for three whole days due to fever and Shuuichi had been with her all these days to take care of her. How ugly must she have look in front of Shuuichi.

"Here you go." Shuuichi said as he entered Botan's room carrying her dinner, "Don't be shy now." Shuuichi added when he saw Botan shy away.

It means teasing each other

and laughing at inside jokes

nobody but us understands.

"I'm not shy, I just look terrible and I'm sparing you from my looks." Botan said through purst lips.

"No, you're not, to me, you look beautiful and that makes me loves you even more." Shuuichi teased that made Botan blush both from fever and what Shuuichi had said.

Shuuichi saw it and laugh hard causing Botan to throw her pillow at him as she laugh at him while he tried to balance himself and the food on the tray.

END OF FLASHBACK I

It means feeling safe enough to talk

about anything

and having the patience

to work out disagreements.

FLASHBACK II

Botan was sitting on the couch while Shuuichi sat on the floor. They had finish watching A Walk To Remember and was now talking about the movie and what Shuuichi would do if he is Shane West.

They always do this after every movie they've seen. They feel safe in speaking their minds in whatever things and that made their bond of friendship even greater. And for disagreements, they usually wait for each other to cool down before they talk about it so they won't get into each others throat.

END OF FLASHBACK II

"Botan, we're here!" Hiei said bringing Botan back to reality.

Botan thank Hiei then got out of the car and run inside the airport while the others split up behind her to be able to cover more grounds. As Botan run to find Shuuichi, another memory came through her mind.

FLASHBACK III

"Where were you?" Botan asked as soon as she had opened the door to reveal Shuuichi.

"I had a big case tomorrow that I needed to review and I didn't notice the time." Shuuichi said rubbing the back of his head.

"You should have called, you're always on time for our weekend dinner that when you didn't arrive an hour and a half ago, it was enough to make me worry." Botan scolded as her worry and fear for Shuuichi started to subside.

"I'm sorry." Shuuichi said looking straight at Botan's eyes.

"It's okay." Botan said softly. "Come here you, and promise me you wouldn't do it again." Botan said opening her arms to Shuuichi who walk straight to her open arms.

"Don't worry Botan, I promise you that I'll call if I'm going to be late." Shuuichi answered hugging Botan back, "So, what's for dinner?" Shuuichi asked after the hug as he closed the door behind them.

"Your favorite of course." Botan answered matter of factly.

"Right now, I feel like the husband going home from work to his beautiful wife. ne?" Shuuichi teased with a smile as Botan hit him playfully on his arm.

END OF FLASHBACK

As Botan looks for Shuuichi in the airport, Shuuichi's last word in his letter sink in on her.

Someone who sympathizes

when I've had a bad day,

worries about me

when I'm gone too long,

and always welcomes me with open arms,

love means so many things...

but, to me, love means you!

BOTAN'S POV

'Shuuichi, please don't leave me.' Botan thought still looking for a sign of a red-haired man. 'I love you too, I still do after all these years when I tried to make myself to believe that I don't.' Botan added when she suddenly bump into someone making her loose her footing.

As Botan wait for the pain that would come as she fall, it didn't happen, instead she felt strong warm arms wrap around her waist.

END OF POV

"Botan." A familiar voice said as the owner of the voice help her settle on her feet.

"Shuuichi." Botan said as she looks up and saw who the owner of the voice. "Shuuichi, you're here." Botan whispered as she hug him close to her and tears started to fall from her eyes.

"I'm here." Shuuichi simply whispered as hge hugs her back waiting for her tears to subside, before pulling her away from him a little and asked, "What are you doing here anyway, don't you have someplace else to be?"

"No, the only place I needed to be right now is here, so that I can tell you what love is all about." Botan said looking up at Shuuichi with tear stained face.

"I see.' Shuuichi said drying Botan's tears with his hand. "Well, what is love really all about Botan?" Shuuichi asked softly not taking his eyes away from the only woman he had loved and still love.

"Simple, you said it yourself, love is you and without you with me, there is no love." Botan said without hesitation. "So, what can you say?" Botan added when Shuuichi didn't said anything.

"I'd say, I love you and that's forever." Shuuichi said with a smile as he lowered his head towards Botan and kiss her.

"What's this I heard about you going to New York this morning?" Botan asked after the kiss.

Shuuichi who heard the teasing on her voice answered, "It's because of my neighbor's dog, he keeps on barking every night that I hadn't have a good sleep lately, so I decided to go to New York for a little vacation."

"Well, you don't have to go far, you're very much welcome to stay in my house." Botan said with a smile and added, "I love you, Shuuichi!"

"I love you too Botan!" Shuuichi said and they both shared another kiss.

Well that was it. Do tell me what you guys think!