A/N: I had a lot of it written up to this point, but then I went back and as I was reading through I felt that things began to move fast. So I went and slowed things down.
Disclaimer: I don't own Fruits Basket, but Hannah Sohma and this plot belong to me.
'My True Love'
Chapter 8: Facing the God
"Hatori that you?" came the cold yet weak response. " Come in."
I felt my heart skip a beat. I was afraid it would fail me. My brain screamed for me to run. To run away as fast as I could. But the message never got through to my legs. Instead I took a deep breath and slide open the paper door. I walked into the door, my legs gave out and I fell into a kneeling position. I was just inside the door and I kept my head down looking at my knees.
"No Akito-kun, it isn't Hatori," I said my voice shaking. "It's me Hannah Sohma."
I raised my head and looked up in time to see the shocked expression on Akito-kun's pale face. But that soon changed into rage. I noticed while I was gone that Akito-kun's futon had been replaced with a western style bed. I sighed and looked straight into his eyes, which were full of malice. Yet deep in his eyes I saw something else; it looked like fear, and regret.
"You got what you wanted," he yelled all of a sudden. "You got out of this family just like you wanted!!! What right do you think you have that let you come back?!?!?!?!"
"People do crazy things when they're in love," I replied.
I hoped that I wouldn't regret those words. For the words that I just said were dangerous. They were words that I would never be able to take back.
"So that's why you came here," he snarled. "Did you come here to ask my permission to marry? Cause I forbid you to love him. If I find out who he is I swear I will kill him."
Akito-kun began to cough violently. I got up and went over and helped him sit up much to his dislike. Once his fit stopped he pushed me away, but his push wasn't very strong.
"Akito-kun the man I love and would die for," I began, trying to steady my voice. "The man I love and would give my life for is you."
Akito-kun's look of rage turned to shock, surprise and then into rage again.
"You think that you can disappear for four years," he yelled. "And you come back here and lie to me, telling me that you love me! You think that'll make everything alright!!!"
Akito-kun hit me across the cheek. The shock of what he said and the surprise of his punch caused me to fall back on the floor. I cut my arm on the night table as I fell. But I got up and ignored the blood running down my arm and I looked Akito-kun in the eye.
"I know that it wasn't right to just go and leave," I said. "I also don't think that just by coming here will make things right again. My whole life I've been living a lie, but I swear to you that one of the few things that I know isn't a lie is the fact that I love you."
Akito coughed blood into his hand. "Yeah, right why should I believe a damn thing you say bitch," he spat. Your just like the rest of them waiting around for me to die."
"Akito-kun, I really lo…," was all I could say before he interrupted.
"I don't give a damn," he said standing up and hitting me like crazy, before he started to choke me. I began to see black forming around the edge of my vision. Just as I felt my self about to pass out he let go and pushed me to the ground. He was standing over me breathing heavily.
"Akito-kun," I whispered.
"Get out bitch," he snarled.
Akito-kun's temporarily relies from the curse was gone and he fell catching himself on the bed. But I didn't stick around for much longer. I began to run as fast and as far as my legs would take me. I ended up back at the small park. My legs gave out on me and I laid broken and bloody on the sand. It began raining little at first, but in a few minutes or so it turned into and all out down poor. If there had been someone there, it was raining so hard they wouldn't have been able to see the tears I cried.
Akito laughed evilly as he sat on his bed, but soon he stopped and sighed.
"I wonder what she would say if I told her I loved her back?" he thought. But soon he pushed it out of hi mind. "Nah, she's just playing some sick joke."
"As if anyone would ever love me," he said out loud this time. "Not even my damn bitch of a mother loves me."
Kureno came out from the shadows of the room and put his hand on Akito's shoulder.
"You know Akito-san," began Kureno. "She sounded pretty honest there to me. I think she may really have loved you."
"What do you mean 'loved'?" asked Akito.
"Well after what you just did to her there I don't think I would still be in love," replied Kureno.
A teardrop rolled down Akito's face it was first of many that fell that night.
I picked myself up off the ground, all the tears that I had to cry were dried up now and I had none left for the time. I was not about to give up. Instead of walking back home, I turned in the direction of the main house. My love for Akito-kun got caught in my throat, swelling like a balloon. I choked it down before I started crying again. I shook my head.
"I've it up to hear with bawling my eyes out like some kid," I shouted to no one, it didn't matter to me who heard. "Its time I made him understand!!!"
The lighting flashed and the thunder rolled, dumping more water onto the Earth. I ran to the main house with determination on my face. I walked into Akito-kun's room, and what I found was a shock. Akito-kun, he was crying. So I did what I felt was so natural I walked over to him and put a hand on his shoulder. He looked up for the first time since I entered the room.
"I don't care if you beat me up," I said. "I don't care that you call me a bitch and a liar. I don't care who you are. Akito-kun, why don't you get it? I love you."
Tears rolled down my face, and I hugged him. I was in for my biggest shock that night when he hugged me back.
"I love you too," he said.
Outside the rain began to slow into a slight drizzle and dissipate into nothingness. As I kissed Akito-kun, my only thoughts were that everything was right, because I was in the arms on my true love.
A/N: Well there you go 'My True Love', is now complete. For those who I want it I might consider writing a sequel. But for now please review and tell me what you thought of the story. Thanks to all who have stuck through and read this story from finish to end. It means a lot to me.