Author's Note: I know it's been a while since I've updated this story. The thing is, I've had it written for about two weeks now. But I'm just now getting around to typing it. Sorry...

This chapter's going to be in third person, it'll make it a bit easier to understand.

Without You

Chapter 10

Michiru winced as she felt a sharp pain in her lower spine. Her body became weak as it fell against Haruka's.

"Michiru!" Haruka's voice echoed in her ears. "Michi..." the voice became softer and less frantic. She felt her world start to shake when she heard her name again. "Michi, honey...wake up."

The sleeping beauty's eyes shot open and stared blankly at her wife. "What happened?"

Haruka frowned before sitting down next to the other woman. "You look like you've seen a ghost honey."

She frantically lifted up her night shirt and felt her stomach and then her lower back. "I wasn't shot..." she spoke softly.

"Of course you weren't shot, you've been sleeping ever since 9 o'clock last night."


The blonde nodded. "That must have been one vivid dream you had."

"Dream? No, how could all of that had been a dream? Mamoru shot you after you won your race." Haruka slid her arm around the smaller woman. "You were in a coma for almost four days. Then when you woke up you couldn't remember anything for the past several years. I wasn't completely sure how that's possible though. We spent the next few days trying to get you to remember what happened. We went out to the track and you insisted to see where you were I showed you. Then you remembered everything up to him shooting you." She hesitated as she rubbed her head. "That's when Mamoru came in and attempted to shoot you...after you woke back up...but I jumped in front of you and he shot me instead. That's...apparently...when you woke me up..."

Haruka couldn't help but to smile. "That was some dream then. Neither of us were shot. I still have my memory." She kissed the side of her head. "How could he have gotten into the center circle anyway. You know how strong security is at the gate. Plus, how would I have lost my memory from that. Did I hit my head when I fell?" Michiru shook her head. "As long as I didn't hit my head; I would have remembered everything." Haruka stood up and grabbed her wife's hand. "You have to get ready, we're leaving for the track soon."

She shook her head and pulled her hand away. "I don't want you to go...Please...just call them and tell them I'm sick."

The blonde frowned. "It's just not that easy Michi."

"Then just make up something. I don't want you to go today. Not to this race."

Haruka nodded, she could tell she was serious. "Alright, I'll give Shingo a call then. At least take a shower, you were covered in sweat when I woke you up." Michiru nodded and crawled out of bed. The blonde shook her head and left the room to get her cell phone. After hitting a few buttons she placed it to her ear. "'s Haruka."

"Where in the hell are you at. I told you to be here early so we could work the kinks out of your car."

I'm not coming. Michiru just woke up and she's really sick. I have to take her to the doctor."

Shingo let out a heavy sigh. "It's probably better that way anyway since the car's running like shit."

"I'll come out tomorrow morning to fix it. I have to go, I just heard Michiru get sick." She wasn't entirely lying as she hung up the phone and ran into the bedroom. She stopped outside the bathroom door. "Michi, are you alright?" she slowly opened the door to see a mound of aqua-colored hair hunched over the toilet. "What's wrong?"

"I didn't think morning sickness would hit me this soon..." She sat back against the wall.

"Morning sickness?" Haruka knelt next to her.

"I'm pregnant Ruka." She leaned against her wife.

"What? You mean...we're going to have a baby?"

Michiru giggled. "Well as long as you promise not to pass out like when I first told you. Oh...not so tight!" She snuggled against the blonde who held her tightly.

"We have to celebrate! We're going out to your favorite restaurant tonight."

"That nice Italian one that's downtown." Haruka nodded, causing Michiru to smile. "I'd like that Ruka."

"Mom, do I have to go? Emiko invited me over for dinner tonight." Rune grumbled as he fixed his tie in the mirror.

"Michiru's pregnant, and the entire family's going out tonight. You'll just have to call her to let her know you're not going."

"Well then, can she come with us?"

"No. Now go and call her." Haruka frowned as he left the room. "I can't believe him sometimes. Dammit!" She let out a curse as her hands fumbled with her own tie.

"He only gets it from you love." She giggled at her wife. "Here, let me help." She swatted Haruka's hands out of her way and easily fixed her tie. "You look amazing honey." She pressed against the taller woman and gave her a deep, passionate kiss.

"Hey mom!" Rune's voice came from the living room. "Mom come here! Hurry up! I think you need to see this."

Haruka hurried into the living room as Rune turned up the television.

"Earlier this afternoon, a gentleman by the name of Mamoru Chiba was arrested after attempting to enter a restricted area of the Tokyo Speedway. He set off metal detectors with a concealed handgun." A video of Mamoru being tackled to the ground began to play. "He was able to shoot several guards before being stopped. He is currently being held in jail for further questioning. As he was being carried off, he shouted "I'm going to kill you Haruka" over and over again. Thankfully, Haruka Tenou's wife was ill today and she was not attending today's race."

"How..." Haruka looked at Michiru. "How did you know that was going to happen?"

Michiru slowly sat down on the sofa, a blank look on her face. "Ruka, it was just a dream...but I guess I just saved your life..."

-The End-

Author's Note: So I decided to end it here. I'm thinking of writing another part to this, maybe a little bit in the future. After I figure out another problem for them to face. Just don't hate me that I made this story shorter then my stories normally turn out.

Think about it though, with the dream thing, go back and reread the story. Look at all the clues throughout, the memory loss, easy access to the winner's circle. I inadvertently turned it into one big dream. I hope you watch out for more stories from me. I have a big one in the works, it's currently 14 chapters long...and I've got planned out for 19 more ;) So, look for it within the next few months.

Don't forget to review, I love hearing your comments.