Together With You
December 2006 ANS:
This is my first fan fic so please be nice.
This Story takes place where the last book left off they are still in the City of Light.
Also this story is mostly in Noriko's POV, but it'll have the name of the character in bold letters when it changes to someone else.
Disclaimer: Kanata Kara and all its characters belong to Ms. Kyoko Hikawa.
'Knock Knock.' I looked up from my writing, wondering who would come by this late.
"Come in." I whispered quietly so as not to disturb the sleeping Gaya. The door slowly creaked open and Izark stepped inside.
"Do you have a minute?" he whispered, glancing quickly at Gaya then focused his eyes back on me.
I smiled at him. "Always for you." He walked over to the bed and sat down next to me. I looked at his face and caught the slight nervousness in his eyes. "Did you need something?" I asked carefully, trying to read the emotions that where swimming in his eyes. He opened his mouth to say something but quickly closed it again. He took a deep breath and tried again.
"It's just that…um…I..I wanted to ask you something." He stuttered. Odd, I thought, since when did Izark start stuttering, he always knows what to say.
"Ask me what?" When he didn't answer I moved closer to him and carefully laid my hands on his cheeks, forcing him to look at me. "It's okay Izark, you know you can tell me anything right." I urged him. He looked at me carefully than let out a long sigh. He stood up and walked to the door. I followed him. "Izark?" He turned around to face me. There was a look of determination on his face.
"Wait outside for me, in front of the gate. And wear something warm it's chilly outside."
I looked at him questionably. "Where are we going?" He gave me a small smile, and bent forward to place a small, soft kiss on my lips. My face turned beet red.
"You'll see when we get there." He whispered, then went through the door and quietly shut it behind him.
Ten minuets later I was waiting outside for Izark to come, he was right it was chilly. I pulled my arms closer for warmth. I looked up at the sky it was clear and the full moon looked so beautiful against the endless midnight sky.
I felt his presence even before I saw him. There was something different about him but I couldn't place what it was, I shrugged the feeling off thinking that I would probably find out soon anyhow.
"Sorry I'm late Noriko, I had to get something first." He walked quickly to my side and slipped his arm around my body molding me to his side.
"What were you going to show me?" I ask eagerly, looking up at his face.
" Come with me and you'll see, but we're going to have to walk a little ways." He told me.
We walked in a comfortable silence, maybe because we were both in our own little worlds thinking. Izark still had that far away look in his eyes and I was still confused and making up different scenarios in my head as to where we were going.
It didn't take long to find out though because Izark stopped walking suddenly. I looked up realizing that we where finally here but what I saw was something I wasn't expecting at all. Not even twenty feet in front of us was the most beautiful tree I've ever seen, it looked like a weeping willow and it's branches touched the ground and swayed in the night air. It looked enchanting standing there surrounded by sand all around.
" Wow," that was the only thing that could come out of my mouth. Izark stepped back from me, until he was a few feet away.
" It's beautiful isn't" He whispered in a quiet and strange voice. He turned back to me and held his hand out.
"Lets go inside."
I took his extended hand and followed him in. It was dark inside but the light from the full moon peeked through the openings between the low branches. It was beautiful, even more when I saw the small wooden bench that was pushed against the trunk of the tree. Izark walked forward and silently sat down then patted the space next to him, indicating for me to sit down. This is it, I thought before sitting down.
" Izark?" I asked. He didn't respond, just looked at me as if he was trying to read my face. I laced my fingers through his and squeezed gently.
"Why did you bring me here. What was it you wanted to ask?" He gave me a small smile and taking a deep breath kneeled down in front me and took my other hand in his. Surprised, I looked at are adjoined hands than at his face. "Izark?"
"Noriko" The way he said my name send a small shiver down my spine.
"Noriko. I love you, I've loved you since the first time I met you even if I didn't realize it until I almost lost you. I never want to be away from you, I want you to always be by my side because I don't think I could ever make it without you. I want you to be the first person I see when I wake up every morning, and fall asleep in your arms every night. You're the only person who has ever made me feel this way and you are the only person I have been truly happy with. You would make me the luckiest man on earth if…if you could do me the honor of becoming my wife. Noriko will you marry me." His eyes were overflowing with love and passion as he said those final words.
I gaped in awe. Did…did he just ask me to…to ma…marry him. Oh my god, yes he did.
I screamed and threw my arms around his neck. He fell back, surprised at my sudden and enthusiastic reaction.
"OH MY GOD. YES YES YES, OF COURSE I WILL. I WANT TO MARRY YOU, I LOVE YOU TOO." I cried in his ear making him flinch.
"Well that's good to hear." He laughed heartedly, his surprised reaction gone. He wrapped his arms tight around me and buried his face in my hair.
"OMG, I can't believe this is happening to me." My voice was muffled against his throat. I can't believe this was actually happening, I'm going to get married to the most wonderfully, sweetest, gorgeous guy in the world. I'm so happy I feel like I'm going to burst with excitement.
" Noriko." he pulled my face toward his until are noses were barely touching. He had on the cutest smile on his face I've never seen him look so happy. I looked into his eyes and felt like I was being sucked in. The next thing I felt were his soft lips pressed against mine in a strong and powerful kiss. I melted in his arms but he held me tight against his chest. I ran one hand through his hair, the other grasping the material of his shirt. I responded immediately and our lips moved against each other gently, moaning softly he pulled me closer to him and deepened the kiss.
After what seemed like hours we pulled apart, both trying to catch our breath. He rested his forehead against mine, our lips still touching softly. My lips formed into a small smile, we stayed like that for a few minuets until Izark broke the silence. " I have something for you." He moved his arms from me reluctantly, gracefully stood up and reached into his pocket. I instantly missed his warmth.
"What is it?" I asked. He pulled out a small square shaped box and sat down in front of me again and opened the box. He moved it under the moonlight so I could see the contents inside.
I gasped, covering my mouth with my hands. There were two circle shaped crystal earrings in the box. The glittered and shined in the moonlight.
"Oh Izark, these are beautiful." I took one gently out of the box to get a closer look.
" It is tradition here that when a man asks for a women's hand he gives her one of a pair of earrings. And he must wear one while his fiancé wears the other. Because it represents that they are each a part of a whole. That they complete each other." He said never moving his eyes from mine.
" Aww, your so cute and romantic when you want to be." He blushed slightly than took one of the earrings and put it through the piercing in my left ear. Then he let me place the other on his right ear.
" You know what? That makes you look even more sexy, I didn't even know that was possible." I laughed when his face turned red, than loosely wrapped my arms around his neck and laid my head on his shoulder.
"So, when are we going to tell everyone that we're engaged?" I asked him. He wrapped his arms around me.
" Um, I don't really know. I don't want them to make a big scene out of it, and besides I not really ready to tell them yet."
I laughed. " Okay. Since you're so shy we'll wait a while. But can I still tell Gaya she can keep a secret."
" Sounds fair enough." He looked up at the sky. " We should be getting back soon before anybody starts wondering were we went of to this late at night." He stood up bringing me up with him.
" No, not yet." I groaned reluctantly not ready to let go of him yet. He laughed, put his hands on my waist and lifted me up against him I could wrap my legs around his waist.
" Better?" He said with an amused tone. I nodded against his neck laughing softly and tightening my arms around him. He started to walk back.
When we got there most everyone had gone to sleep. We reached the door to my room and he let me down on the floor. I looked up to say goodnight to Izark and before I could say anything he kissed me softly on the lips but pulled away a second later, leaving my lips tingling.
"Good night my beautiful princess." He whispered, his breath tickling my lips.
"Good night my handsome Knight." I whispered back with a slight blush covering my cheeks. I watched him leave, than turned and opened my door and went inside. Closing it behind me I leaned against the back of the door, tonight was by far the greatest night of my life I thought to myself resisting the urge to scream out my excitement. I quietly walked over to my bed and took my shoes off, I looked over to Gaya's bed and seeing that she was asleep I crawled under my covers knowing that I wouldn't be able to sleep with all the thought's swimming in my head. But for once I didn't feel like sleeping at all.
Okay guys I know that I haven't updated in a VERY long time and I finally found some time to sit down and write.
So this is my plan. After re-reading this piece I realized that it needed a lot of work. So I sat down and rewrote it, I didn't change the story line just fixed some stuff.
I'm going to revise all the chapters first then I'm going to post the next chapter that you have all been waiting for.
So everyone please stick around and review. THANX!