Remember the Time


Chapter 13:


4 months later, July 7th


Four months had past and Eriol was finally coming back from France. His arm right arm was still in pain slightly so he just wore a cast but other then that he was fine just as long as he didn't work too hard. Eriol was carrying a light mini buffel bag as he walked out the airplane.

"WELCOME BACK!"

Eriol smiled brightly seeing his friends and students and everyone he knew holding a welcoming sign. Eriol walked over and hugged everyone. Syaoran and Sakura had finally gotten there own house and Syaoran was still reading that book on birthing and now just recently brought a book and home birthing. Sakura hugged Eriol and then he went to his students and hugged all of them thanking them for welcoming him back home. But what Eriol noticed that Tomoyo wasn't there. It made his feel slightly rejected but he pushed the thoughts of her away.

But for those who were wondering where Tomoyo is, she just finished her trail with Mar and he was sent to prison for 30 years hard time, Yay! Everyone went to the studio and welcomed him back. He sat at his old desk and brushed off the dust.

"Whoa, I have to clean this place." He said out loud. Syaoran shook his head and looked out the window and turned to Eriol. "Were going to a club tonight, you know, just a little welcome party, you wanna come?" Syaoran asked.

Eriol sighed. "Man, you know I'm goin' say 'yes', I couldn't do much back in France but ride around in a wheel chair, my ass was numb. Excuse my French." He said. "So how was the teaching?" Sakura asked. "Good, it was easy because I knew a good amount of French and all you had to do was count, the students were really serious about Waltzing, I tried to tell them to have fun but they started screaming in French." Eriol laughed. "They're going into the Blackpool contest next year."

"Congrats." Rika said with a smile. Eriol nodded. "They want me for a winter program for some school, I accepted it, it sounds like fun and the money's quite good too." He added. "Like you need that." Syaoran added. Eriol rolled and eyes and sighed looking out the window. "Man I forgot how much I miss this place." Eriol said with a small smile. Sakura walked over to Eriol and smiled.


Night time came and Eriol was in the car with Syaoran and Sakura. Everyone was waiting at the club. Some part of Eriol was still hoping to see Tomoyo but she must have still been in America or doing something else with her time. She was a very busy woman. Eriol sometimes looked back and felt guilty for blaming her for everything that happened. Eriol sighed looking out the car window. "What are you thinking about?" Sakura asked turned her head to Eriol as Syaoran turned looking for a parking space.

Eriol looked to Sakura and smirked a little. "Nothing really, I just happy I'm back." He lied. Eriol's mind a completely on Tomoyo. Sakura smiled and looked to Syaoran who looked back for a second.

Syaoran finally found a parking space and parked. Sakura was wearing pink a pink short skirt with a gold halter top while Syaoran was wearing a slightly form fitting black shirt with and classic converse and cargo pants. Sakura smiled as Eriol stepped out. Eriol was wearing a black wife beater tee over a midnight blue button down shirt that was unbutton with long pants. Syaoran, Eriol, and Sakura walked down the street passed the line of people waiting to get in the club.

Syaoran nodded at the bouncer as they walked passed them into the club with the music pumping.


You need to stop playing round with all them clowns and the wangstas
Good girls gotta get down with them gangstas
Go head girl put some back and some neck up on it
While I stand up in the background and check up on it


"Hey, I think I see everyone one the balcony over there!" Syaoran shouted over the music as Sakura and Eriol turned there heads looking up to the longue area. Rika and Chiharu waved seeing Eriol, Syaoran, and Sakura. Eriol waved a little. "You want a drink?" Sakura shouted. "Cosmo." Syaoran said. "Red Wine." Eriol said. Sakura nodded and walked passed her friend and Husband heading to the bar.


Ohh Boy you looking like you like what you see
Won't you come over check up on it, I'm gone let you work up on it
Ladies let em check up on it, watch it while he check up on it
Dip it, pop it, twork it, stop it, check on me tonight


Syaoran and Eriol greeted their friends and sat down and began talking about the music and everything else they could think of. The longue was slightly quiet but you could still hear the loud music pumping out the speakers. "Hey." Sakura smiled handing Eriol his wine and then Syaoran. Sakura smiled and kissed Syaoran and sat on his lap. Eriol got up and walked over to the balcony and looked down at the dance floor.



If you got flaunt it, boy I know you want it
While I turn around you watch me check up on it
Oohhh you watchin me shake it, I see it in ya face
Ya can't take it, it's blazin, you rock me it amaze me
You can look at it, as long as you don't grab it
If you don't go braggin, I'ma let you have it
You think that I'm teasin, but I ain't got no reason
I'm sure that I can please ya, but first I gotta read you


Eriol leaned on the balcony watching the people dancing and having a good time. Eriol smiled slightly. He missed this club, nothing bad ever happened here it was just dancing and a lot of positive energy. Eriol turned his head to the right seeing a woman dancing with a friend that's what it looked like.


Ohh Boy you looking like you like what you see
Won't you come over check up on it, I'm gone let you work up on it
Ladies let em check up on it, watch it while he check up on it
Dip it, pop it, twork it, stop it, check on me tonight

Ohh Boy you looking like you like what you see
Won't you come over check up on it, I'm gone let you work up on it
Ladies let em check up on it, watch it while he check up on it
Dip it, pop it, twork it, stop it, check on me tonight


The woman had long black wavy, shiny hair and she was wearing a bare back black halter top that was held together by a tiny gold chain and a black mini skirt and black heels. Eriol watched her as she danced. She was very good, even in heels.


I can tell you wanna taste it, but I'm gone make you chase it
You got to be patient, I like my men patient
More patience, you take might get you in more places
You can't be abrasive, have to know to pace it
If I let you get up on it, you gotta make a promise
That you gone put it on me, like no ones put it on me
Don't bore me, just show me, all men talk but don't please
I can be a tease, but I really wanna please you


The Woman that was dancing turned around and looked up at Eriol. Eriol almost chocked on his wine. It was Tomoyo! . Tomoyo smirked at Eriol and continued dancing keeping her eyes locked on his. Eriol felt like he was going to jump and scream 'YES!' his night was now complete. He saw Tomoyo.


Ohh Boy you looking like you like what you see
Won't you come over check up on it, I'm gone let you work up on it
Ladies let em check up on it, watch it while he check up on it
Dip it, pop it, twork it, stop it, check on me tonight

Ohh Boy you looking like you like what you see
Won't you come over check up on it, I'm gone let you work up on it
Ladies let em check up on it, watch it while he check up on it
Dip it, pop it, twork it, stop it, check on me tonight


Syaoran and Sakura looked to Eriol knowing he caught sight of Tomoyo on the dance floor. Their friends looked to them and grinned. Syaoran rolled his eyes and chuckled and began talking agin to his friends. Eriol turned around and gulped down his drink and left the room heading to the dance floor.


I'm checking on you boo, do what chu do
And while dance I'ma glance at this beautiful view
I'm keep my hands in my pants, I need to glue em w/ glue
I'm in a trance all eyes on you and your crew
Me and my mans don't dance, but to feel ya'll bump and grind
If won't hurt if you gone try one time
They all hot, but let me see this ones mine
Its slim thug and DC outta H town

Ohh Boy you looking like you like what you see
Won't you come over check up on it, I'm gone let you work up on it
Ladies let em check up on it, watch it while he check up on it
Dip it, pop it, twork it, stop it, check on me tonight


The song began to change as the DJ mixed the next track in. Eriol walked through the dance floor with everyone getting out of her way but still consumed in there dancing. Tomoyo turned around seeing Eriol looked at her. Tomoyo stopped dancing and walked over to her with a warm smile. "Welcome back!" She shouted over the song that was now playing. "Thanks." He said back.


Do you remember when we fell in love


"C'mon dance with me." Tomoyo taking Eriol's hand and spinning herself around with her back touching his chest as they began moving to the song. On the balcony, Sakura and the others were watchinh, smiling and giggle making comments on then every so often.


we were young and innocent then.
Do you remember how it all began?
It just seemed like heaven
so why did it end?


Tomoyo turned around and smiled at him being gentle with Eriol's other arm knowing that it would still hurt. But besides that Eriol and Tomoyo still danced even closer as the crowd of people multiplied then when Eriol first came down.


Do you remember back in the fall?

We'd be together all day long.
Do you remember us holding hands

in each other's eyes we'd stare.

Do you remember the time
when we fell in love?
Do you remember the time
when we first met?
Do you remember the time
when we fell in love?
Do you remember the time?


Eriol turned Tomoyo around and he leaned back holding onto her waist she was moved forward and he let go and Tomoyo and Eriol began doing R&B steps together along with the song. Tomoyo laughed as she kept up with Eriol and the dance floor was there's as everyone formed a circle around them, watching.


Do you remember how we used to talk (ya know)
We'd stay on the phone at night till dawn
Do you remember all the things we said like
I love you so I'll never let you go

Do you remember back in the spring
Every Morning birds would sing
Do you remember those special times
They'll just go on and on in the back of my mind


Eriol and Tomoyo took each others hand pulled each other closer. Eriol could feel Tomoyo's heart beating from all there dancing. Tomoyo looked up at Eriol and smiled. It was something about the song that Eriol felt like he could relate too and it was one of their personal favorites as a couple when they were teens.


Do you remember the time
when we fell in love
Do you remember the time
when we first met girl
Do you remember the time
when we fell in love
Do you remember the time

Those sweet memories
Will always be dear to me
And Girl no matter what was said
I will never forget what we had now Baby

Do you remember the time
when we fell in love?
Do you remember the time
when we first met?
Do you remember the time
when we fell in love?
Do you remember the time?

Do you remember the time
when we fell in love?
Do you remember the time
when we first met?
Do you remember the time
when we fell in love?
Do you remember the time?

Remember the times ooh
Remember the times
Do you remember Girl
Remember the times
On the Phone you and me
Remember the times
Till dawn
two or three
what about us girl


Eriol and Tomoyo continued dancing as everyone watched them. "You think he'll tell her?" Syaoran whispered in Sakura's ear. Sakura looked to Syaoran and nodded. "I'm the perfect match maker." She smiled proudly. Syaoran walked around Sakura and held her around her waist. "You wish." He said making Sakura laugh.


Remember the times
Do you
do you
do you

Do you
do you
Remember the times
In the Park
on the Beach
Remember the Times
And you me in Spain
Remember the Times
What about
what about ...

Remember the times
Ooh ... in the Park
Remember the times
After dark ... Do you
Do you
Do you
Remember the Times
Do you
Do you
Do you
Do you
Remember the times
Yeah Yeah


When the song ended Tomoyo took Eriol hand and they walked off the dance floor. Tomoyo and Eriol made their way outside the club. Everything was cool and quiet. "I thought you'd still be in America." Eriol said as he walked with Tomoyo who was still holding his hand guiding him to her car.

"I was, I just got back last week." Tomoyo asked opening her car door. "Where are you taking me?" Eriol asked as he got in the car when Tomoyo started it. "My place." She said with a smile.

Eriol and Tomoyo didn't say much as she drove about seven blocks. Tomoyo stopped at a large brick building and grinned. "Here we are." She announced as Eriol got out the car. "New place?" Eriol said. Tomoyo nodded. "I got a fashion show soon so I need some place closer." Tomoyo explained. Eriol nodded and followed Tomoyo into the complex. Tomoyo walked on down the hall and to the elevator.

The elevator stopped on the second floor and opened to a large loath. "Whoa." Eriol said slightly surprised. "Like it?" Tomoyo said walked into the apartment taking off her heels and walked out of Eriol's sight as he took off his sneakers and looked around.

"You want anything, water?" Tomoyo called appearing behind Eriol. "No, I'm fine." He said. Tomoyo nodded and walked past him and then turned around with her hair slightly flipping to the side. Eriol blushed lightly. "C'mon you look lost, I'll give you a tour." She said. Eriol nodded and followed once more.

"Okay, that's my bedroom which connects to my bathroom and from my bedroom connects to my office where I do all my work on the other side," Tomoyo said walked from room to room. "And the office connects to the kitchen, and the kitchen to the small dining space and then the living room with the couch." Tomoyo finished and flopped on the couch.

"Can I change my 'whoa' to 'wow'?" Eriol said with a small laugh. "You may, and it's not all that big." She said motioning Eriol to next to her. Eriol sat next to her and gave her a slightly confused look. "It's not even as big a house, C'mon." Tomoyo laughed. "It's bigger then mine that's for sure." Eriol said laying back with his head on the arm on the couch.

Tomoyo looked down at Eriol and smiled softly. "I'm glad your all right, and I'm sorry for getting you involved." She said. Eriol lifted his head slightly and looked as Tomoyo. "I'm sorry I blamed you for everything that happened." Eriol said back seriously. Tomoyo lied down on Eriol resting her head on his chest listening to his heart.

Eriol froze not knowing what to do but he just took her hand. Tomoyo looked up to Eriol and smiled as he playing with the mood ring he gave her.

"I missed you when I had to leave." Tomoyo whispered closing her eyes. Eriol let go of Tomoyo's hand and smoothed her hair out of her face. "I missed you too." He said. Tomoyo sat up slightly and looked to Eriol. "Do you remember what you said to me that night before you got hurt?" Tomoyo said.

Eriol looked into Tomoyo soft loving eyes. What had he said, he hoped it wasn't something that he would regret. "No." Eriol said slightly confused. "Would you mind If I repeated it?" She asked. Eriol shrugged slightly. "You said that . . ." Tomoyo stopped and sighed trying to find the words. Tomoyo sat up on the couch and looked to Eriol.

Eriol suddenly thought it was something he must have said while he was drunk or something, or maybe it was Syaoran, he noted to get Syaoran back for whatever he did. "Well, let's just say that it meant you loved me." Tomoyo said. Eriol sat up completely and looked to Tomoyo trying to remember everything that happened four-some months ago.

"Eriol, it's been bugging me lately and I don't think I can handle not saying something, so I want to know," She paused. Eriol looked to Tomoyo seeing the intense look on her face. Tomoyo stood up and turned around trying to gather her words and thoughts. Eriol just sat on the couch listening. Tomoyo turned around and sighed. "I just wanted to know if there's anything between us, anything worth saving or having for that matter?" She finished.

Eriol was stuck, what was he going to say? "Um . . . I . . . um . . ." Eriol stammered trying to find the right words. "Okay." Tomoyo said slowly. "How about this? Do you love me?" She asked plainly. Eriol stood up and looked to Tomoyo trying to figure out if he should tell her how he really felt.

"I'm sorry for being so forward but I just want to know. I'm confused about my own feelings for you, because of us sending mixed signals to each other and I wanted to know if you loved you, if you wanted me at all. Or have you moved on like I should have a long time ago." Tomoyo said.

"Tomoyo, I can't." Eriol looking away from Tomoyo. "'You can't' what?" Tomoyo asked confused. "We can't be together." He whispered softly. Tomoyo's heart sank. "So you don't love me?" She said. Eriol didn't answer her question. "Eriol answer me." Tomoyo said almost in a stressed voice. Eriol slightly bit his bottom lip and walked past Tomoyo. Tomoyo turned around and saw him reaching for the door.

"Why won't you answer me!?" Tomoyo shouted. Eriol tensed. He knew he was being a coward just walking away from this, but he couldn't cause Tomoyo any more pain, he just couldn't bare it. "Eriol?" Tomoyo said taking his hand. Eriol turned his head and looked to Tomoyo who had tears welling in her eyes. "You won't understand." He said slipping his hand out of Tomoyo's grasp.

"Of course I won't, not until you tell me. What is so difficult about that?" Tomoyo said. Eriol turned around fully facing her. "Tomoyo we're too different that's why it didn't work, were like the sun and moon." Eriol said.

"The sun and the moon get along fine, why are you making excuses?"

And in that moment what Tomoyo said made everything stopped. Eriol had came up with an excuse for everything and that was hurting Tomoyo more then not answering her question. Eriol looked into Tomoyo's eyes. It pained him but he didn't look away, he was the reason for all of this pain, it was because he was afraid and the excuses were an escaping comfort for everything that happened. He didn't want to fall in love agin, he hurt too much and so he made excuse after excuse, but everything was because of Tomoyo and him being a coward.

"Tomoyo, look," Eriol paused and took Tomoyo hands. Tomoyo looked back to Eriol feeling a chill from his warm hands warming her own. "I love you, I've loved you all my life and I do want you, very much. But we can't be together, we have too many things going on in our lives-" Eriol stopped himself. Another excuse. Tomoyo lifted Eriol's hand to her cheek and she caressed his hand.

"We aren't different." Tomoyo said. Tomoyo walked closer to Eriol and hugged him. Eriol heart fluttered feeling Tomoyo wrapped her arms around him. "I'm sorry." Eriol whispered in Tomoyo's ear as he hugged her back. "I waited for so long for you to tell me the truth, just stay with me Eriol, I want you with me, I love you, no matter how much I hated you I remember everything you did for me, I love you so much." Tomoyo said embracing Eriol a little more tightly. Eriol rested his head on Tomoyo's hair that smelled like vanilla and flowers.

"Just stay with me." She whispered agin. Eriol closed his eyes not wanting the moment to end. "We aren't different Eriol. You're just afraid of me, to love me. Please don't." Tomoyo said letting go of Eriol and looking up to him. "Just don't." Tomoyo said and she stood on her tip-toes and kissed Eriol. Eriol kissed Tomoyo back with just a much passion and love as Tomoyo was kissing him. Eriol slowly broke the kiss trying to control himself. Tomoyo gave him a quick kiss and looked at him. Eriol chuckled and looked down and tucked a stand of hair behind her ear.

Eriol's hand ran down the strand to where he use to play with Tomoyo's hair and twist it around his finger. Eriol slowly twisted it around his finger making Tomoyo giggle. "You know I can't get that stand of my hair to lie down." She smiled. "I know." He grinned. "So . . . can we make this work?" Eriol asked Tomoyo.

"Will you love me?" Tomoyo asked. "Yes." Eriol said firmly. "No more excuses?" She said. "I promise." He said. "Will you love me?" Eriol asked. Tomoyo smiled and wrapped her arms around Eriol and kissed him once more. Eriol wrapped his arms around Tomoyo waist and lifted her making her smile in the kiss. The kiss then turned into a deeper kiss as the stood at the door of Tomoyo's apartment. Eriol suddenly broke the kiss and looked to Tomoyo. "I'll be leaving in the winter for a program in Paris." Eriol said. Tomoyo just smiled. "I'll wait." She said softly. Eriol smiled and continued kissing but this time Tomoyo broke the kiss.

"I'll be in here doing my fashion shows for a while." Tomoyo said. Eriol smiled. "I'll wait for you too."

"I love you Eriol Hiiragizawa."

"I love you Tomoyo Daidoji."


Tomoyo and Eriol waited for each other and the news of them rekindling their relationship reached Syaoran, Sakura, Rika, Chiharu, Touya, and everyone they knew. They couldn't have been happier. As the years went passed, Eriol eventually asked Tomoyo to marry him at the same spot he confessed his love to her all those years ago, and now after three years of being married Syaoran and Sakura were expecting their first child while Tomoyo just found out that she was pregnant and would be giving birth in July. And so Eriol and Tomoyo loved each other more and more each day even with their jobs keeping them from being with each other every moment, but Eriol took long vacations to be with Tomoyo.

The excuses and fears stopped them from loving in the first place and just as Eriol promised he didn't make an excuse, well except for when he was late for dinner. And from then on Eriol and Tomoyo just remember the times they had and have and will remember then forever. And as for Mar, he never stepped into their life's agin.

THE END


Even after everything that happened they ended up together. I hope everyone liked the ending on this story and I really enjoyed writing it and reading everyone's reviews, I hope you'll read my other story. But Thank you everyone for waiting and sorry for taking so long. Remember to review and thank you all once agin for sticking around.

Peace.

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