Sorry for not updating! I broke a promise and i'm so sorry about that! I concentrated on my other fics so i never had the chance to continue this one...
Sorry with the rush in this story.. This will be the last chapter in the story.. not what i really planned but i've been very busy... you can notice the change in the writing style and that's because i haven't updated for so long in this one.. really sorry about that..
thank you for eeryone who supported this fanfiction. i promise you guys that i will do my best in writing 'The Crush Stealer' and the Zodiac Series, really. I hope you won't be diappointed that this story ended so soon.. i'm really, very sorry.
Chapter 7: Ended and Started
Yuuki dragged her to the river bank, him still holding her hand. Kaede's gaze shifted from his face to the orange glowing sun. Half of the sun was seen at the horizon, the waves in the river moving slowly. The breeze tickled her skin as it pushes her hair on her face. She pushed her hair behind her ears and stared at the sun again.
"I know." Yuuki said, looking at her.
"It's just like the old days when Mirmo and I used to go here and watch the sunset together." She breathed. Yuuki thought of the old days too. It was the last day of their school, when they finished collecting the crystals and saved the crystal world and they had a party at Kaoru's place. He can never forget that day. He almost confessed his feeling to her back then, but he stopped himself. But now he wondered, if he confessed, would Kaede have left? Will they be still together by now or broke up? Maybe even get married.
Kaede looked at him with a smile on her face. This is too much for him. Being just a friend for her forever will be very hard. Heck, it would be a living hell seeing her with someone else's arms.
Yuuki clenched his fist and looked at her. He grabbed her in the shoulder and turned her to face him. "I can't be your friend."
"I never thought that I could ever feel this way about you. It just happened. When we were in junior high, my eyes were always following you, when we were separated in classroom assignments I never realized how I love to see you everyday. I miss you, very much. And that's why I came to your room sometimes to look for you because I wanna see your smile, hear your voice, everything."
"Where is this going..?" She asked, confused.
"What I'm trying to say is… I love you. I've been in –love with you since God knows how long!"
Kaede looked away. Yuuki could not read what's on her mind. "B-But.. You're with Haruka-chan" Tears were starting to form on her eyes as she recalled on what Yuuki said to her back then.
"I'm sorry Kaede but I can't love you the way you love me."
"I know… but that's… It's a long story. But when we went to Kaoru's Island, do you know why I fell from the cliff?"
Kaede shook her head. "I don't know."
"I was reaching for the necklace you gave me when you went to the muglox school field trip. I'm sorry I lost it."
"It doesn't matter."
"It does! And that's why I gave you the necklace." Yuuki revealed a silver necklace with a half-hearted heart hung on it. "I was really shocked when Koichi told us that you were moving. I was planning to confess to you that day and give this to you."
Kaede reached for her own necklace. "It's you…" she breathed. "Yuuki-kun…"
"But you left." He continued. "So I asked Koichi to give the other half to you. I'm so glad you kept it."
"Yeah." She muttered. "Yuuki-kun.. I.. we…"
"I love you."
After all this time, Kaede thought that Yuuki doesn't feel the same way, that it was an unrequited love. But now, they met again, he was confessing to her. Telling her how much he loves her. This is too good to be true. She always thought that he had moved on, that all of the feelings were gone. But she was wrong. When she first laid her eyes on him again, all of the emotions came back, she's just to scared to admit it, too scared to be hurt by the same person again.
She glanced up at him. His eyes anticipating for an answer. She slightly opened her mouth and the only word that came out was a stammered, "Yes."
His eyebrows furrowed. "What do you mean?"
Kaede breathed. She seemed to do that a lot when she's with him. She looked at his deep blue eyes. Her knees felt weak and he mind went blank. He still had the same effect on her. A gentle blush crept on her soft cheeks. Her throat became dry.
"I.." She hesitated. Nervousness overwhelmed her whole being. She's also scared to get hurt again.
"I'll take care of you, I promise. I won't hurt you anymore Kaede."
Kaede. Her name sounds so beautiful when he said it. The things he said cleared all the doubts. "I still feel the same. I still love you. I love you from 10 years now, actually." She let out a light chuckle. She now realized how long she's been in-love with him.
Yuuki's lips curved into a smile. A genuine one. It's the first time she saw him smile like that. "You have no idea how happy you make me."
"I really do."
The sun was almost down now. Darkness slowly scattered around the place as more couples lingered. The dim street lights were on and Yuuki could clearly see that Kaede is smiling, too.
Yuuuki pulled her into a hug. A gentle, heart-warming hug. Kaede felt good, comfortable to be in his arms. She leaned her head on her chest and smelled his natural scent. It was intoxicating.
None of them said anything. They hugged each other in a comfortable silence. Yuuki thought of how lucky he was to be forgiven by her and now, she's in his arms, finally after a long time.
In a distance, they haven't noticed the two mugloxes looking at them. Mirmo and Rima were happy, too. They looked at each other and smiled. Mirmo held Rimas hand and gestured her to follow him.
This time, Mirmo is planning to start his own love story.
THE END! Well, i'm pretty satisfied with the ending.. how about you?
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