Author's Note: OMG! This is the last chapter! I have to say . . . when I first thought of this pairing, I thought people wouldn't even read it. My goal was to make this unusual pairing . . . accepted. There should be more KaiZuka fics out there!
I really enjoyed this story though. As I was writing it, I got all warm and fuzzy, or frustrated at parts, too. At the end of the story, stay tuned for a little note to all the reviewers!
The Last Chapter: Fallen
One week had passed, and the two decided that they should tell the regulars.
"Heh . . . that's all?" Ryoma yawned, being the first one to respond.
"Oi! Chibi-chan! This is a serious thing! When you love someone, it can be difficult to tell them!" Kikumaru said, actually being serious for once.
"Eiji, it didn't seem that difficult for you," Oishi quietly said, but then turned red when the team was giving him curious looks.
"Mamushi!" Momoshiro saved Oishi. "Have you and Buchou . . . you know . . ."
"Have we what?"
Momoshiro and Kikumaru mischievously grinned. "You know . . . kissed."
Kaidoh's eyes suddenly widened and his face became a deep crimson. "That's none of your business," he hissed.
"Aw, he's blushing," Kikumaru feigned sympathy, but then raised his hands and did a pinching motion with his thumb and forefinger. "How cute . . ."
Kaidoh backed up as Momoshiro and Oishi followed suit of Kikumaru.
"Hey guys, maybe we should leave him alone," a friendly voice suggested.
"Kawamura-sempai," Ryoma addressed, causing Kawamura to look at him.
"Yes, Echizen?" Kawamura asked, innocently looking at Ryoma who was holding out a racket.
Kawamura hesitantly reached his hand out and grasped the racket.
". . . BURNING! HEY KAIDOH BABY! FEEL THE WRATH OF MY PINCHING FINGERS! TERRIFYING!"
Kaidoh glared at Echizen as Kawamura now joined in maliciously ganging up on him.
Tezuka looked over at Inui, who was standing beside him. "I know for sure you and Kaidoh have kissed. But according to my data, I'm sure you and Kaidoh have indeed kissed not once, but two to four times a day. In fact, on Thursday I saw you two chastely kiss in the empty classroom on the third floor by the science lab. And another time-"
"Yes, of course," Inui sighed, walking off writing down more data.
Fuji then came up to Tezuka. They watched as threatening fingers were now approaching Kaidoh.
"Of course you've kissed, ne?"
Tezuka ignored Fuji's remark.
"Do you love him?"
Kaidoh slapped away the onslaught of hands. He then glanced over at Tezuka, causing an immediate blush to creep over his face. Kaidoh then flinched in pain as a snickering Momoshiro tightly pinched his cheek.
It was almost one month since Kaidoh had confessed to Tezuka.
Kaidoh and Inui were walking home together in the routinely silence. But then Kaidoh broke it. "Thank you sempai."
Inui knew what Kaidoh was referring to, but wanted to further implore. "For what?"
"For making me realize what my feelings had knew all along."
"Not admiration, but love."
Kaidoh had thanked Inui again as they went their separate ways.
As Inui walked down the street that led to his house, he thought of a certain phone call he had received 29 days ago.
"Inui . . . thank you."
"For what, Tezuka?"
"For making him realize."
"Well, percent chance that you would – let alone know how – to confess your own feelings-"
The phone line went dead as Tezuka hung up on him.
Inui smiled to himself, knowing in seventeen minutes, Tezuka and Kaidoh would indeed . . . kiss.
Kaidoh arrived at his house and went to the kitchen. He greeted his mother, who greeted him back with a loving kiss on the cheek. "Is Tezuka coming over for dinner?" she asked, turning back to the stove.
Before Kaidoh could answer, the doorbell rang. Kaidoh's heart skipped a beat in excitement and he hurried to the front door.
When he opened it, a warm feeling flowed through him.
"Buchou . . ."
Tezuka stepped inside and Kaidoh closed the door behind him. He turned to Tezuka and looked up into his still stunning sienna eyes.
"Dinner's ready!" Kaidoh's mom announced.
Kaidoh turned to the stairs, where his brother was currently speeding down them.
"Hi, Tezuka!" Kaidoh's little brother greeted, running past them to the dining room.
Kaidoh then gave a nervous glance to Tezuka.
"Nice to see you, Tezuka," Kaidoh's dad walked by them, smiling.
They were alone now. Kaidoh silently stood there. He knew what he wanted to do, but he still got the same nervous butterflies every time he saw Tezuka.
As if reading his mind or simply wanting to do it himself, Tezuka took a step forward and slightly bent down. He paused for a second, but then gently pressed his lips to Kaidoh's.
Kaidoh's heart skipped a beat like always.
When they slowly pulled apart, Tezuka tenderly smiled at him. Kaidoh felt a pleasant blush rouge across his cheeks.
They had fallen in more ways than one that day . . .
It is officially over! Some of you must be sad . . . I really do hope I ended it alright. This last chapter took me FOREVER to figure out . . . Anywho, now is the time for the thank you's to all the reviewers that kept me writing.
Now this is in no particular order (just who we like the most first) kidding! Actually, it's written in the order of who reviewed . . .
Wolfram003: I have to say .. . I love Wolfram! He looks like a love child between Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy! Yay!
CelicaChick: I'm glad your love for Tezuka made you read this story . . .lol.There wasn't too much of his view in this story, but you'll certainly like our new story Street Rascal (coming soon), which revolves around him
dimonyo-anghel: I'm sorry Kaidoh seemed OOC . . . I tried. :( But I hope you still liked the story!
Darth Claire: Your name is awesome . . . and to answer your first review . . . Kaidoh would certainly be the uke. hehe
Ladye Black: I hope your first Tezuka/Kaidoh was worthy .. . this fandom is a schveet fandom to be in!
Kaara: I haven't seen any other KaiZuka pairings . . . please tell me if you know of any!
Vicugnita Apasionada:That was the hardest thing to type . . .and I still don't know if I spelled your name right. Yesh, there is too few of these fics! I'm just glad this was one of those few ones . . .
Phat Bunnie:Everytime I read your name . . .I laff! It's hilarious! Greatness!
Kittie: Except for one that was a joke . . . we laffed too when we first thought of Tezuka/Kaidoh, but now we think they're cute . . .
Ahotep: Where did you get your name from? Anywho . . . I'm glad you liked this story a lot. Hopefully you'll like our stories to come also! Meaning . . . more unusual pairings.
AtobeISgOd: What can I say . . . a late reader but definitely not a late reviewer! It's never too late for reviews. Lol . . . Kaidoh was an idiot at several parts in this story . . . but Inui smacking him is for another story . . . heehee. But since you love Atobe so much, you'll also enjoy our new fic to come, Street Rascal . . . EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT!
Anywho .. . THANK YOU TO ALL THE READERS! I just want to say we LUVS all of yous!