Everything was white. His body felt weightless, like it was floating. He could smell something, a sent he'd never known; but it was sweet and warm.
Where am I?
Your new home...
"Please, don't go. Come back to Gold Saucer with me, we could have a home together."
... This isn't home...
Oh? And where do you think it should be?
"I love you. We could be happy, we could have our own family."
... With Rene...
So, you finally understand now... Even after everything... That's good...
You don't think it's too late then?
No, better late than never.
Well, looks like you're right kid, this isn't your home...
Rene jumped at the sudden knock on her door. She wasn't expecting company, and wasn't really up to having any, so didn't move. The pounding continued however, so she finally picked herself up from the place she'd been sitting for the last few hours. Her eyes widened and her heart nearly stopped at what she found, upon opening the front door.
"K-kadaj?" She whispered shakily.
There was a smile on his face, and a warmth in his eyes, that she'd never seen before. A nod was all he gave before she launched herself into his waiting arms, crying in relief. He held tight, his left hand rubbed soothing circles on her back while his right gently held her head against his chest. He waited till her sniffles stopped, then slid the hand that had been on her head around to cup her cheek, tilting her face up.
He leaned low, and brushed his lips against hers. It was sweet and gentle at first, then grew into something far more passionate. When the need for air became necessary they both reluctantly pulled back.
"I love you. I'm sorry it's taken me this long to realize it."
"I thought I'd lost you." She rasped, her voice think from tears.
"You did, for a while. But then I remembered you, and I came back."
"I'm glad you did. Welcome home."
"Home..." He sighed softly, a content smile gracing his face. "Yes. I'm finally... home."
They laid together in bed that night. Entangled in the sheets and wrapped in each other's arms. Kadaj looked down at his nearly asleep lover, contemplating if he should really do what he'd been thinking about. Finally, he came to a decision.
"Rene?" He questioned quietly.
"Hm?" was her murmured response.
"Did you mean it, when you said we could have our own family?"
"Of course." She muttered sleepily.
"Then... will you marry me?" He asked nervously.
"You... you mean it? You really want to get married?" She sat up in surprise, now wide awake. He smiled, sitting up as well and gently brushing his knuckles along her cheek.
"From the very moment we met, you've made me feel thing like no one else ever had. I want nothing more than to feel this way forever. So, will you?"
"Of course I will. I love you." A grin spread across her face and she threw her arms around him.
"I love you too." He whispered, holding her close.
And thank you... for saving me.