Music Piece 41: A Dedication

The Last Day…

A mother…

A God-given figure…

Someone who gave birth and brought you into this world…

With hope…

With love…

With faith…

With dreams…

To see her child succeed in life…

It would be her greatest joy…

For her…

A mother…

Is someone who would always be there for her child…

Caring for you when you are sick…

She's always filled with worry and concern…

Spending many sleepless nights…

Watching as you get better…

A mother…

Is someone who will sacrifice…

Just about anything…

Just to see her child smile…

A mother…

Is not just a friend to her child…

She's a guardian…

A councillor…

A protector…

A mother…

Is someone whom her child will respect…

And love with all her might…

A mother…

Is someone whom her child can confide…

Her confidant…

A mother…

Is someone who wants the best…

For her child…

The deeds of a mother…

Can never be paid…

In gold…

In money…

It's priceless and pure…

A mother's love for her child…

Far exceeds every other kind of love…

It's endless…

Takara opened her eyes slowly. She took a deep breath and stood up. She looked around at the audience. Everyone was either entranced or in tears. Her eyes lingered on Tamaki and his mother for a long moment. They smiled at her and shot her a thumbs-up. She smiled back. She searched the audience once again, with hope. Then, she appeared. Instantly, tears sprang into her eyes.

I promised you didn't I…?

I came…

I'll always be there for you…

Takara…

And I'll guide you along…

I'm very proud of you…

Takara, I'll always love you…

Takara closed her eyes as her mother's warm and sweet voice filled her mind. She smiled and nodded.

" I love you, Mummy. I always will, " she whispered softly. " No matter what. "

Then, she opened her eyes. Her mother was gone but she still felt her presence.

Silently, she approached the microphone.

" I would like to dedicate this music piece to all the mothers around the world as well as my own mother, Yumi Satake, who died last night due to lung cancer… "

It was enough for the audience. They stood and clapped as hard as they could.

Thank you, Mummy…

For everything…

Note from 'moi': Ta-dah! It's the end! Oh, and one more thing which I did not write in this chapter. Both Takara and Lethia went back to France. Lethia sought for Takara's custody and she became her legal guardian. As for Tamaki, he kept in contact with his mother, secretly of course. Takara became sort of his 'step-sister'. And Kaoru, he confessed that he liked Takara and sent her, letters frequently. It was like a long-distance relationship! v Well, I want to thank you all for your kind reviews. It was because of you that I got this far to the very end.