Disclaimer- They belong to my idol Takahashi-sama.
Ok, I know this is SUPER late and I am sooo sorry, but the computer I had originally written it on crashed and I had to re-write the whole thing! Then this was actually supposed to come out on Valentine's Day, but I didn't write that day, life got the best of me ).
Anyway, as I promised, this one is long and juicy, so it was worth the wait, wasn't it?
Ch. 11- Until the End of Time
"It's hard to give up on something that you know might never happen, but it's even harder to give up when its everything you've ever wanted"- Unknown.
"Dammit, DAMMIT! It was a dream!! I knew it!!! Ugh!!"
I knew it! It was too goddamned true to be real!
"I knew it… I KNEW IT!!!"
"Shut up, do you want to wake everyone up and catch us or what?"
I turn around and there he is. My Ranma is here, with me. It wasn't a stupid dream.
"You're so uncute… you won't even let me sleep in peace" he says, yawning.
And yet, that sentence was just music for my ears.
"Oh, baka" I exclaim and I throw my arms around him, making us fall off the bed.
"Gee 'Kane, I knew my sexy face made you happy but not that happy" he says with that cocky smile of his. I can't help but smile back and lean for a kiss like those we shared yesterday. Our faces are barely an inch apart and…
"Shit!" We both exclaim at the same time.
"Akane! Breakfast is ready!" I hear Kasumi say from the other side of the door. Good thing today is Saturday and we had time to sleep in.
"Uh… um, coming!" I reply.
"By the way, have you seen Ranma at all this morning? I can't find him anywhere." She asks.
"Um… no, sorry. Maybe he's in the dojo…?" I reply with the first thing that came to my mind.
"Yeah, maybe he is. I'll go check" she states and I hear the footsteps less and less.
"Great, now I have to get to the dojo before she does" Ranma says and in a heartbeat he's out through the window. I sigh and start getting up, then suddenly Ranma is inside my room again. He kisses my cheek sweetly but quickly and leaves again.
As I search my closet to find my outfit for today, I see a green dress that Nabiki gave me for Christmas once. It's very pretty but a little…err… revealing, that's what I never wear it.
Oh what the hell.
I put the dress on but all my confidence goes down the drain all of a sudden. I think I want to take it off…
"Akane! We're waiting on you!" I hear Kasumi scream. Oh well, I just put a sweatshirt on top of it and run down the stairs.
It's weird how I want to see him so badly. We haven't been apart for less than 20 minutes and I still run as fast as I can to the table. Breakfast goes by smoothly, while Ranma and I steal random glances at each other.
"So, Saotome" says my dad. "What do you say we go to the communal baths today?"
"Sure thing Tendo."
"Well I'm going shopping today" says Nabiki.
"I'm going to stop by Tofu-sensei's today too…" states Kasumi.
"Well, I think I…uh…I'm going to my room. I'm done. Have fun everyone!" I say and run up the stairs. This whole thing about who's going where is making me nervous for some reason.
When I get to my room I open the window and I feel two strong hands grabbing my stomach from behind. I smile and turn around, and Ranma smiles back. He kisses me slowly and lovingly, and I can't help but melt at his touch.
"Whoa, what was that for?" I ask, with my eyes still closed. I never thought anything would make me feel this good.
"Dunno. I just wanted to say good morning the right way" Ranma smiles and hugs me close. "Doyouwanttogototheparkwithme?"
Aww. I love it when he does that, he's like a little boy. I back up from his embrace and smile at him.
"I mean I… Um…It's a beautiful day" he says blushing. "We wouldn't want it to go to waste…"
I'm surprised she didn't laugh at me, and I'm even more surprised that she said yes. We walk to the park, hand in hand as if we were normal, but I forgot… we're not. It was three seconds after I realized everything was too perfect that I heard the voices.
"Saotome! How dare you, how dare you! Take your filthy hands off my beloved!"
"Ranma darling! What in the world is this wench doing to you?"
"Ranma what you doing with violent girl!"
And the stupid Amazon. "Airen suppose to be with Shampoo!"
Shampoo starts running towards us with a bunch of forks, which I'm guessing she's planning to throw.
"'Kane we should run for it" I tell her, and just as I start pulling her away, about ten spatulas fall in between Shampoo and us.
"Ukyo!" Akane screams.
"Ran-chan, when I told you I had your back I meant it" Ukyo answers, taking a battling position.
"Stupid spatula girl, why you want Ranma with Akane all of sudden?" Shampoo screams throwing a bunch of plates at Ukyo.
"She's right! Why is it that all of a sudden you're giving up on my Ranma-sama, is it that you finally understood that none of you are a match against me?" Kodachi asks and throws her ribbon.
"No! It's because I actually love him unlike YOU!" she responds, blocking all the plates and the ribbon with her giant spatula.
"You! Okonomiyaki chef" screams Kuno, even though no one ever listens to him. "You speak blasphemy! Saotome shall never have my fair maiden in his arms! Da-da-da!!" Kuno tries to attack me but is knocked out halfway by a bunch of yellow bandanas.
"Think again bokken boy"
Ryoga? What's he doin' here?
"Take Akane and get her out of here" He commands.
"Ryoga! You… you came to help me?" I ask as my eyes light up as if I had just found a new best friend.
"UGH!... I… Don't get all mushy with me Ranma! I'm not doing this for you; I'm doing this for Akane"
He… he's helping me? After I made out with the one girl he loves numerous times last night?
"Aww, Ryoga!" I scream with my arms wide open. "You actually came to help me! Even after I took the girl you lo--"
Red umbrella, right on the face. Again.
"Cut the bullshit and take Akane outta here!" he repeats and jumps at Kuno.
I never take orders from Ryoga, but just because Akane is on the line here, I listen to him, take Akane in my arms and run to the dojo.
I never wanted to admit it, but I have always loved having her cradled in my arms, whether I am jumping from rooftop to rooftop or just saving her from hitting the ground, holding her like this always makes my day.
I enter by Akane's window and I quickly lock the window and the door, just in case any of the psychos tries to follow us.
"Dammit Ranma" she says. "Why did you run away? I'm a martial artist too I can defend myself!"
"Whatever, you know that Shampoo and Kodachi are way stronger and faster than you"
"Oh, is that so? Well why don't you just go with one of them if they're so much better than me?!"
"That's not what I meant!" I scream. Dammit why is she so uncute?! "Quit being so jealous!"
"What the hell am I supposed to do if half of the girls of Nerima are trying to steal you away from me?! Jus sit there and watch?"
"Well welcome to my world, Akane! How do you think I felt in Ryugenzawa, when I thought you had actually left me for Shinnosuke?"
"I never asked you to go!" She screams at me.
Never asked me to go huh?
"I never asked you to go to Jusenkyo but you did it anyway!" I scream back at her.
"That's because if you hadn't shown up then Saffron would have killed you Ranma!"
"And who the hell asked you to save me?"
"Who the hell asked you to save me?!? There have been thousands of times where you put your life on the line for me, Ranma!"
A second ago we were perfectly fine, how the hell did we end up fighting again? Even more, how the hell does she know what I feel? I wasn't going to let Kodachi and Shampoo hurt her, hell no. What does she want me to do? Watch her get beat up in front of my eyes? Over my dead body.
Dead bodies… The image of her cold body haunts me day and night… why, why did I ever let her into so much danger? I'm the one who's supposed to save her.
"Well what the hell am I supposed to do?! What in the world am I supposed to do if anything, anything happens to you huh?! I would rather die than have anyone lay finger on you! Dammit Akane, what good is my life if I can't live it with you! There's no point on living if it's not with you!"
I fall down on my knees and sigh heavily. This is the second time I feel like crying this week, when the hell did I become such a wimp? There is the proof, ladies and gentlemen, that Ms. Tendo can control me however she wants whenever she wants.
"…there's no point." I repeat.
I can't stand the image of Akane, dead in my arms. Her body wasn't responding to me and I really had no idea what I was going to do if she was really gone. The pain of ever losing her for any reason is too much to bear, even for someone as strong as me.
"Ranma" she says. I feel her hand grab mine and she makes me stand up. "I don't think you ever realized this, but as soon as you got here… well, I got so used to being with you that…it came to a point when I couldn't stand not being with you. Whenever you left, I would start following you…"
Akane then takes both of my hands and links her fingers with mine, and I feel her head rest on my chest. She speaks very quietly, but it's cute as hell.
"I have no idea what I would do if you left me either." She continues "That's why I went to Jusenkyo, that's what I took the hit for you… for the same reason you save me all the time Ranma… because I love you, more than I love my own life. I don't know when, how, or even why… I just do."
Her words have just made my life a whole. I don't care how many times she repeats it, she loves me. She loves me as much as I love her, and she can say it millions of times and still make chills run up and down my spine. I pull her into a bear hug, which eventually turns into a kiss, which turns into many kisses… many passionate kisses. One of my hands cups her face as the other one buries itself in her dark hair.
"Whoa." I say when I break the kiss. Who would have imagined she would be such a good kisser?
"Yeah" she replies. "Damn… I've been waiting to do that all day"
I've already lost the will to pretend I didn't want it either.
He kisses me again and his hands travel to my back, under the sweatshirt I'm wearing.
"Take off… the sweater… you look… like a tomboy" he tells me in between kisses and starts to pull it off.
I break the kiss and do as he says. I see his jaw drop and his eyes scan me up and down over and over again. I guess Nabiki knew what she was doing when she gave me this dress.
"What were you saying again?" I ask him with an innocent smile.
That's what I thought.
"I just… I never…" he continues. "I mean I knew you were beautiful but I… I mean… uh… I umm… whoa."
"Hah" I laugh and start mocking him. "And here I thought you were more self-controlled than this. It just takes a little skin to drive you over the edge huh?"
"Excuse me? What did you say?" he asks, backing up a little.
"You heard me" I reply. Boy, is this gonna get good…
"Yeah but I don't think I should have" he says with his cocky voice.
"But you did" I step in front of him and grab his collar slightly. "Admit it Saotome, you can't resist me"
"Oh, really?" he asks.
"Yeah, really" I get on my tip-toes and approach his mouth so that we're merely an inch apart. "or can you?"
I feel his hands sneak around to my back and press my body against his.
"Nah" his voice is barely a whisper. "You're right; I don't think I could even if I tried…"
"I don't think I want you to try" I whisper back.
And I don't. There are no words that can describe what he causes me to feel. There is no way I can describe how he has been changing my life from one second to the next.
And my lips are on his… again.
She kisses like a pro, and here I am like a dumbass not knowing what to do. She cups my face as she kisses me so damn slowly, but so passionate at the same time. I never knew anything could make me feel this good. She just makes me feel so… complete. If I would have known this, I would have done it a long time ago.
Before my legs go jell-o, I sit her on her desk and rely on her in case I fall. There are just too many feelings to describe at once: the feel of her hands, the scent of her hair, the melting of tongues... everything seems like it's too good to be true. After a few minutes we separate for air and I'm sweating like crazy. Before I know it my lips are on hers again, and I can't stop myself… she's so addicting.
"I love you…" I manage to say between kisses "… so much."
"I love you Ranma" she tells me in ragged breaths. She speaks with a sexiness that I could have never imagined, and she's driving me insane. My lips travel down to her neck and I feel her hands unbuttoning my shirt. Her hands on my bare chest feel way better than I always imagined, but it takes all I have to stop. I need to make sure she wants me as much as I want her, before we do anything we're going to regret.
"Quit teasing me 'Kane" I tell her and press my forehead against hers. "If you keep doing that I'm not gonna be able to stop"
"Who said I was teasing?" she asks me and kisses my cheek. "And who said I wanted you to stop?" she whispers in my ear, and that's the moment I realize I'm never ever going to regret doing anything with her and neither is she.
"Good" I smile and kiss her with all my might. I want her. I want everything that has to do with her. I kiss her again, again, and again as if there is no tomorrow, because when I'm with her, like this, then the whole world disappears.
Clothes are scattered all over the place and it finally comes the time when our bodies become one. There are no words that can describe what she makes me feel. There is no place I would rather be, no person I would rather love than her… the tomboy that stole my heart from the very beginning.
We decided we're going to tell our parents when they get home, and we want to set the day of the wedding for Valentine's Day of next year.
There are people who think that because we're young our marriage is never going to work, or that we're just getting married because we want to keep the dojo. Truth is, people can think whatever they want. They can say all they want and try to do whatever they want to stop us, because they're not. Nothing, ever, will change the fact that I'm head over heels in love with my Akane, my tomboy, my fiancé. She was always the one and will always be; and when we're old and wrinkly her smile will still drive me insane, even if she doesn't have any teeth anymore. This love is not just a fling, or something that will last only a few years… this is something that will last until the end of time.
Heh… Valentine's Day.
I love Valentine's Day.
Author's Note: WHEW!! There it is!! I hope I didn't disappoint anyone with this ending, thank you all for the reviews. Please let me know what you think ). I love you guys, thank you!