Events of the Heart—Epilogue

by taitofan

Rated PG-13 for yaoi

Disclaimer: If I owned Harvest Moon, the next game would be titled, "Harvest Moon: For Gay." But since that's very unlikely, it's safe to say that I don't own the games or characters.

Author's Note: Wow, this is it! This is the very last part of Events of the Heart! I know it's painfully short, but I think it ties things up, which is its purpose, so I hope you all like it. I've been writing this for close to three years, and the older chapters show it if you compare them to my newer fics in other fandoms. To think this started cause I wanted the fandom to see my OTP as I did… Well, if I've made even one person interested in the couple, that's a nice bonus! Mainly, I'm glad to see I stuck it out to the end, even with the big gap in updates. Most of all, I want to say a big thank you to all the readers and reviewers over the years. You all rock!

Flames do nothing but make me laugh, although I'll listen to any CC you have. Please read, review, and enjoy! Finished 06-17-09

Most of Mineral Town was at the beach that night, and the fireworks were set to begin any minute. There were many couples scattered around, both young and old, married and just dating. The newest married couple consisted of Kai and Popuri, who had married a mere week after Popuri's eighteenth birthday that year. They were leaving in less than a week to Forget-Me-Not Valley, where the summer season would just be beginning.

On the other side of the beach from the newlyweds, as far away from Kai as humanly possible, was a couple who had recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary…

"You know, I can see our house from here on the pier. We could have just watched the fireworks from there…" Won chuckled and put his arm around his husband, pulling him a little closer.

"My, you sound like I did a year ago… Popuri will be fine. You really must stop worrying. How will you take it when she eventually gets pregnant?" Rick shuttered at the very thought of his little sister bearing Kai's child…

"I really don't want to think about that… But I guess you're right. She'll be fine, and even if I don't like him, I know Kai will take care of her… Jack and Claire's cousin lives down in the valley too, so she'll be in good hands at least. I just hope my mom is okay with neither of us at home…"

"She'll be alright, I'm sure," the older man assured, "you'll still see her when you go to work. And the mayor did talk about installing phones in every home so the village can do business with the valley in the future…"

That was true…Rick supposed it was just in his nature to worry about his family too much. Popuri, his mom, and now his husband. He wondered if Won would hit him with his briefcase if he kept making a fuss about him every time he walked to work in the rain…

He was brought out of his thoughts as a loud crash met his ears and the sky lit up. The fireworks didn't change much from year to year, but they were always beautiful. Then again…he glanced over at his husband, who was only seeing these for only the third time.

Yeah, Won was better than fireworks any day of the year.