Standard disclaimer about not owning FoR, blah blah...

Here is another chap... It's a little short, but hope you'll like it... thanks for the comments on the last chap... Hope you'll comment again... Enjoy!


-'

"Marry me..." he whispered against her lips.

-'

"What?" she whispered back.

-'


'Til death do us part

Chapter twelve

-'

"I said will you marry me?" he whispered letting the tip of his nose come in contact with hers. Fuuko didn't know what to say. Se closed her eyes and let the reality

of everything sink slowly in. There wasn't a ring or any romantic proposal. In fact, they weren't even a "couple" nor were they in love. Yes, they did things that could

be considered "couples' activities", but due to their drunken state, everything was forgotten. Then after a moment of analyzing all the facts, Fuuko came to the

conclusion that he was just drunk and probably teasing her. He can't be serious! So she began laughing, but when she saw his serious face she stood there

dumbstruck.

-'

"Oh, you're serious," she said, more as a statement of fact than as a question.

-'

"Of course I'm serious! When have I ever joked in my life?" he practically yelled, as he tried standing straight.

-'

"Mi-chan, you're drunk and you're making a fool of yourself!" She stated matter-of-factly.

-'

"But I only had...uh..." Tokiya began to count with his fingers. "Six beers, and two shots of vodka. I'm not drunk, I'm just chemically off balance..."He whispered in

his low husky voice. Fuuko stepped away and looked as if she hadn't understood what he said.

-'

"Have you gone on a mental holiday or something?" Fuuko raised an eyebrow.

-'

"Maybe, but I feel GREAT!" he chuckled as he lifted her over his head and sat her down on the kitchen counter. His hands rested on her smooth milky thighs.

-'

"Marry Me?" he asked again, this time with a small smile curling up the corners of his lips. "I can't promise that I won't hurt you... but I promise it won't be on

purpose.. and I'll do everything to make it right when I do." Fuuko couldn't help but sigh to herself and be touched by his words. She looked deeply into his eyes

and found nothing but sincerity.

-'

"I care for you, because you're my friend, so let us start there..." he added as he tenderly brushed the back of his hand against her cheek. Then finally, she nodded.

-'


Two days after...

-'

Fuuko suddenly stopped in front of a jewelry store. She ran towards the glass window and viewed the displayed items. She jumped in glee and clapped her hands

together. Tokiya couldn't help but shake his head at her actions, embarrassed by her childlike behavior. She was always something different. "Women. I'll never

understand them." he thought to himself.

-'

"Wow! Mi-chan let's go inside!" she pulled his hand and dragged him inside before he could protest. The door creaked loudly when they pushed it open and a lady

that looked like she was in her late 20's came to them and smiled.

-'

"Hello, Welcome to Nostalgem, can I help you with anything? Is there a certain ring you like from here?"

-'

"Ahhh, we're just looking..." Fuuko replied with a shy smile.

-'

"Would you like to try on a certain ring miss?" The lady asked. Fuuko's face lit up, then she looked at Tokiya with a pleading look, he just seemed to be totally

ignoring that.

-'

"Mi-chan, can I?" she asked with bashful eyes, he just shrugged.

-'

"I would like to try that one please!" she pointed at a ring. The lady then pulled out the ring and gave it to her. She tried it on and it fitted perfectly.

-'

"Wahhhh! So shiny! I can almost see my reflection in it" she squealed. Tokiya rolled his eyes.

-'

"Miss, just so you know, that ring comes along with the male ring too" she said pointing at the ring she was wearing.

-'

"Really?" Fuuko looked at the ring on her left ring finger.

-'

"The male pair with it would be this one" she pulled out, placing the ring on the glass table.

-'

"Wow… Look Mi-chan!" Fuuko was amazed at the male ring. But Tokiya just frowned and blew out an annoyed breath. The sale's lady giggled, but earned an

indescribable look from Fuuko. Gosh, 5 minutes and he already has a fan... Fuuko shot Tokiya a glare, folding her arms across her chest.

-'

"You better participate or I will unleash my wrath on you!" she threatened him, but he just raised a brow and she sweatdropped. He is never gonna change! Fuuko

turned her attention back to the ring on her finger, she looked at the price. Her eyes widen and her jaws drew opened, '$3,000' she thought, she grabbed the

male's ring and it was the same price, she added up together.

$6,000!

-'

"Hong Kong dollars?" she asked innocently. The sale's lady shook her head no.

-'

"All of our items are sold in U.S. Dollars!" she informed Fuuko.

-'

"How nice… I'll give this back to you... I don't really like it!" She pulled out the ring from her finger and handed it to the lady along with the male ring. Tokiya rolled

his eyes again.

-'

"I think I'll just look around more" Fuuko crookedly smiled.

-'

"Please" the lady insisted.

-'

Fuuko looked around the glass table finding more beautiful rings. There were ruby, emerald, sapphire, silver, gold, platinum. But there was one particular ring that

caught her eyes. It was a traditional diamond ring with white gold and four small stones into the band on either side of the large diamond.

-'

"May I try this one please?" Fuuko pointed at the ring. The lady nodded and pulled it out, then handed it to her. She put it on her left ring finger and smiled widely.

-'

"This is the most beautiful ring I've ever seen!" Fuuko said to the lady as she smiled back

-'

"I'm glad you like it miss, the ring is a very popular choice for a wedding ring, but it can also be an engagement ring." She explained.

-'

"Well, no wonder cause it's perfect!" she whispered. "Does this come with a male ring too?" she then asked.

-'

"Yes, it comes with this one miss" she pulled out a ring. Fuuko was speechless, both of the rings looked perfect together. Then she looked at the price tag and

gasped.

-'

'ALL OF THIS IS 10,000 USD?' she screamed in her head.

-'

"Gosh, these jewelries are so expensive?" she exclaimed and the lady smiled.

-'

"Well, we only use high quality materials to make these jewelries. So that means they'll last for a longer period." she answered.

A perfect symbol of love and eternal commitment...

-'

"Thanks for showing me the rings, but I don't think we can afford them..." Fuuko said with a sad smile, as she gave back the rings.

-'

"We'll take them!" Fuuko looked at Tokiya surprised. She didn't know what to say. He saw her and bursted annoyed. "Stop looking at me like that, you look stupid!"

she smiled and kissed his cheek. A small blush slowly appeared on his face.

-'

"Don't do that, it's embarrassing..." he hissed.

-'

"Awww, but I kinda like the red tint on your face..." she teased and he turned crimson. "I think it's cute..." she whispered into his ear.

-'

"Ahem..." the lady falsely cleared her throat to get their attention.

-'

"Stop flirting with me, it's... not working!" he said in a low voice so the sale's lady wouldn't hear. Fuuko smirked.

-'

"You wish..." she stuck out her tongue at him. Surprisingly he flashed her a smile that made her forget all around her. How come she never noticed before?

How deep his dimples are... Her heart started pounding and she wanted to say something to him, but she felt paralyzed. He had just lowered his walls, just enough

for her to peek in. And she loved it...

-'


Five minutes later...

-'

"Mi-chan, you're so romantic!" she teased him as she hooked her arm around his left arm and they exited the shop. On his right hand he was holding a small paper

bag with a jewelry box in it.

-'

"Oh please, I do expect you to pay them back!" he replied, not even bothering to look at her.

-'

"NANI? How in the world can I afford to pay them back!" She stopped making him stop as well.

-'

"Well, I can think of ONE thing..." he answered, looking her up and down. Fuuko's eyes grew as wide as saucers. Her mouth formed a perfect little O.

-'

"Pervert..." she whispered, not daring to look him in the eyes. Then to her surprise he laughed and she stared at him in disbelief. For a few seconds she

actually thought he was serious. Wait, PAUSE... Is he really laughing!

-'

"Who are you calling a pervert, I was talking about a dinner that you will pay for..." he smirked. "Pervert..." he whispered in her ear. Intentionally brushing his lips

on her ear, causing a shiver to run through her spine. Then he just started walking, leaving her behind blushing like a red traffic light.

-'

"Mi-chan, where are you going?" she managed to ask.

-'

"I'm going to get ready for the dinner you owe me!" he replied.

-'

"Aren't you even gonna drop me near home?" She hurriedly ran beside him.

-'

"No... You can walk the short distance..." He insisted and Fuuko looked at him as if he had horns on him.

-'

"But aren't you going home?"

-'

"NO..." he said plainly. "I have something else to do first!" he added, leaving her puzzled.

-'

-'

-'

To be continued...

-'


hope you liked it guys... please let me know if there is anything... i'm open to suggestions as well!