Wow…I can't believe it's over. It took me over a year to finish this story, and it's only five chapters long!
I'll have the long AN at the end of the story. I don't want to leave you in suspense. But just to let you know, the ending is a bit steamier than I would normally write.
Disclaimer: I do not own Tokyo Mew Mew. The characters and story are the property of Mia Ikumi and Reiko Yoshida. I do own this storyline, as well as Meron, Okashi, Suppai, Kyuri, and Budo.
Chapter 5: Epilogue
10 Years Later
The cat mew yawned and pulled the covers off of her, moving to get out of bed. But when she tried to sit up, a strong arm wrapped around her waist, pulled her close, and the owner of said arm nuzzled his face into her soft, ruby locks.
"And where do you think you're going, love?" a deep voice whispered from behind her.
Ichigo smiled. "I am going to go take a shower."
"No you're not."
"I'm not?" she teased.
"Nope. You are going to stay here with me for another hour." he mumbled against her neck, making her shiver. Kisshu gently ran his hand over his wife's swollen stomach and grinned smugly. He quickly shifted her onto her back and positioned himself above her, giving her a wicked smirk. She quirked an eyebrow at him warily, and his smile just grew wider. Before she had a chance to react, she was shrieking in protest as Kisshu's hands skillfully roamed along her sides, tickling her senseless.
"Ki-Ki-Ki-Sto-st-stop!" Ichigo choked out through her laughter.
As soon as he was finished, his lips were pressed to hers and she squeaked in surprise.
Kisshu opened his eyes and stared into the bright pink eyes of an adorable black kitten. "Koneko-chan?" the small cat mewled in response, sitting on her haunches. The alien chuckled. "I guess you really are my kitten, huh?" he laughed.
Ichigo huffed and turned her nose up indignantly before jumping off the bed and striding out of the room. A few moments later, there was a crash and a pair of small feet quickly padded down the hall.
Suddenly, a small girl, about four years old, came barreling into the room with the black cat dangling in her arms. "Daddy! Daddy! Look what I found!" She hopped up onto the bed, Ichigo's bottom half still swinging back and forth. Kisshu gently took the kitten from her arms and set it in his lap.
"Can we keep her? Please? She pouted, her fangs peeking out from under her upper lip. The bangs of her light green pixie cut hair fell slightly over her sparkling brown eyes. Her black cat ears were pressed against her hair and her tail twitched in anticipation.
The green-haired man smirked. "How do you know it's a girl?" He looked down at the small feline who just glared back up at him.
"Because she has pink eyes. Only girls can have pink eyes." The young child replied as if it was the most obvious thing in the world. She looked around the room quickly. "Daddy?"
Kisshu grinned at his daughter. "Maybe you should ask her." he replied, pointing to the little fur ball in his lap.
Meron looked down at the cat. "Kitty, do you know where my mommy is?" Ichigo just blinked at her daughter as her tail swished lazily behind her. The girl whined, "Daddy! The kitty won't tell me where mommy is!"
Kisshu chuckled. "You have to kiss her first, sweetie." Meron stared at her father curiously before picking up the cat and giving her a peck on the lips.
In another puff of smoke, Ichigo reappeared on Kisshu's lap with Meron's arms wrapped around her waist.
"Mommy!" the girl screamed and squeezed Ichigo around the middle.
"Good morning, sweetheart." she sighed. "Are you ready for your bath?" Meron nodded eagerly.
Kisshu smiled happily at the two most precious people in his life. He quickly glanced at the clock.
"Ichigo, honey, I think you should start getting ready. They'll be here in an hour."
Ichigo sighed and rose from the bed, keeping Meron snuggled against her.
"Who's coming, Daddy?"
"Well, let's see…there's Aunt Purin and Auntie Taruto…"
The little child giggled. "You mean Uncle Taruto, right, Daddy?"
Kisshu chuckled… "Yes, you're right sweetie. Aunt Retasu and Uncle Pai are coming too." He walked over to them and tickled his daughter, "Budo and Kyuri are going to be there."
Meron's eyes sparkled and her cat ears perked up immediately. "Kyuri-kun is coming?" she squeaked. It was no secret that Meron had an extremely large crush on Pai and Retasu's son. She'd been following him around like a little lost kitten since she learned how to walk. The younger cat girl began bouncing in her mother's arms. "Come on, Mommy!
"Kisshu, honey, could you get the door?"
"Sure thing, love. Come on, Meron."
The little girl ran to her father and jumped into his waiting arms. "Daddy! I wanna open it! Can I? Please?" Kisshu nodded and walked over to the large oak door. Meron grabbed the knob in both of her tiny hands and pulled, but nothing happened. She crossed her arms in a huff and pouted.
Kisshu laughed. "You need to turn it first, honey." He took the handle, turned it and pulled the door open. On the other side stood a blushing Taruto and a hyper-as-ever Purin.
"Aunt Purin! Uncle Taru-taru!"
"Hey guys. Purin, Ichigo is on the sofa." The youngest mew grinned and skipped off. Without a word, Taruto walked quickly and quietly to the kitchen, mumbling something along the lines of "Even the little squirt calls me that…stupid nickname…".
Kisshu turned toward his daughter's squirming form. He set her down and watched as she ran back to the door, stopping a foot or so in front of a young boy about seven years old. His dark green hair was pulled into a small ponytail at the base of his neck and his bright lavender eyes danced with amusement.
"H-hi, Kyuri-kun." she stammered, looking away and blushing.
"She definitely blushes like her mother."
"Uncle Pai! Auntie Retasu!" she exclaimed, excitedly. "Hi Budo!"
A young, three year old boy sat on Pai's hip and waved shyly before burying his burning cheeks in his father's neck. Just as Meron had a crush on Kyuri, Budo felt the same way about the cat girl. The adults laughed. The child had deep, royal blue eyes and purple hair ruffled on his head. Both boys had inherited their father's oversized ears and small fangs,
"Looks like Budo takes after his mother as well." the green-haired father grinned. He squatted in front of his daughter. "Meron, how about you take Aunt Retasu, Kyuri, and Budo into the other room with Mommy and Aunt Purin so I can talk to Uncle Pai?"
Meron puffed out her chest with pride, "Yes daddy!" She latched onto Kyuri's arm and literally began dragging him into the other room, while he just smirked.
Said elder alien handed off their younger son to Retasu and gave her a sweet kiss on the lips before following Kisshu into the kitchen.
The two men entered the kitchen to find Taruto leaning against the counter, stuffing his face with chocolate pocky. At the sound of their approaching footsteps, he shoved the last bite into his mouth and hid the empty package behind his back.
The two older aliens simply ignored his childish behavior.
"So, Kisshu, what do you have planned for next week?" Pai asked, smirking. He knew how much his partner loved to boast. He would gladly listen to his rambling to keep the conversation away from him.
Too bad Kisshu was already a step ahead of him. "Oh, don't worry. I have something very special planned for me and my Kitten. Now, on to business. What do you have planned for next month? It is your eight year anniversary after all…"
Pai coughed uncomfortably into his hand. "Well, I…uh…that's none of your concern."
Kisshu rolled his eyes. "Uh huh, sure. You don't have anything planned, do you?" The elder man scoffed at the thought, but didn't reply. "You don't? Wow, Pai. I never would have guessed."
"I know what I'm going to do, you idiot. But I know that if I tell you, you'll tell your wife who will undoubtedly tell mine…not to mention with Taruto in the room Retasu would know before we leave the house."
The older aliens double-teamed the brunette. "So, Taruto…"
The women were in the sitting room: Ichigo was on the sofa with her feet propped up on the ottoman; Retasu was sitting next to her with her hands folded daintily in her lap; Purin was sitting cross-legged on the floor in front of them.
Kyuri sat next to his mother with a smug grin on his face; he knew exactly how he was affecting the young girl next to him. Kisshu always joked that he was taking after him instead of Pai. Meron sat between him and her mother. Her fingers were laced with the green-haired boy's as she rested her head on his shoulder. Budo glared jealously at his older brother from his position in Purin's lap.
"So, Purin, how does it feel to be engaged?" Ichigo teased with a slight grin.
Purin blushed prettily. "Well, I think it still hasn't sunk in yet. I mean, he only proposed last week," she fiddled with the small band on her finger. "Anyway, how are you feeling? How's the tummy doing" she asked excitedly, practically begging to get out of the spotlight, for once.
Ichigo sighed. "It's getting better. The morning sickness is finally gone…after six freakin' months." she grumbled. "And it seems that he's getting a little crowded in there. He kicks at least every ten minutes." To emphasize her point, she grimaced and placed her hand over her stomach. "See, I told you. He's a little wild guy. Just like his Dad."
Retasu giggled. "Are you sure it's not her?"
Ichigo groaned as there was another swift kick in her stomach. "Nope, it's definitely Suppai. Okashi is a little angel, nothing like her brother. This boy takes after his father, alright," she hissed when, yet again, Suppai kicked.
Ichigo and Kisshu had just found out that they were going to be the proud parents to a pair of fraternal twins. They also knew that Okashi, their daughter, was going to have cat ears and a tail, just like her mother and sister. Suppai, on the other hand, was going to have his father's ears and no tail.
"He may take after me, kitten, but he definitely has your stubborn streak," a very sexy voice purred behind her, making her jump.
"Kisshu!" she hissed at her husband.
"Yes, Koneko-chan?" Her husband grinned and took a seat on the ottoman, setting Ichigo's feet in his lap.
Pai walked into the room, followed closely by Taruto. The eldest alien picked up his wife and sat down, placing her in his lap and wrapping his arms around her waist. The brunette mimicked his fiancée's position on the floor next to her, took her hand, and laced his fingers with hers.
Budo quickly crawled into Taruto's lap, never removing his gaze from his brother. Kyuri just kept smirking as he wrapped his arm around Meron's shoulder, causing the young girl to blush bright red and grin foolishly.
"So, Kisshu, Ichigo, next week is your six-year anniversary. Do you have anything planned?" Retasu inquired. The green-haired alien smirked, "Of course."
His wife looked at him suspiciously. "Really? You haven't said anything."
"It's a surprise."
One week later.
Kisshu and Ichigo walked down a barren street, fingers laced together between them.
The redhead looked around curiously. 'Why does this place seem so familiar?'
Suddenly, there was a swirl of air next to her and she realized that Kisshu was gone.
"Up here, cutie!"
Ichigo followed the voice and saw a shadowed figure standing atop a massive building. The man flew toward her and pecked her on the lips.
"My name is Kisshu. Thanks for the kiss." he purred, licking his own lips.
Ichigo's jaw dropped. "This is where we first met!" she gasped.
Her husband grinned. "Exactly." He grabbed her hips and pushed her back against the wall. He then pressed his body flush against hers, effectively trapping her hands between them. His lips trailed along her jaw line to her ear where he gently kissed the hollow just below it.
Ichigo shivered in delight as a soft purr escaped her throat. Her breathing grew heavy as she grabbed his face, attacking his lips with her own. When she finally pulled away to catch her breath, it was knocked out of her again as soon as she looked at her husband.
He was staring back at her through half-lidded eyes; they were a deep amber, shrouded in lust and longing. He gave her his signature impish grin before claiming her mouth once more. His hands slid around to her backside and pulled her even closer so that she could feel every line of his body against hers. She moaned into his mouth, allowing his tongue access to dance with her own.
Ichigo broke the kiss and panted, "Kisshu…Kisshu, not here. Not in public."
Kisshu groaned against her neck. "But love, there's no one here."
"Please, can we go somewhere else?"
Without another word, he teleported them to their bedroom. He wrapped one arm around the small of her back, the other curled around the back of her neck to keep her in place as he laid them both down on their bed.
They then finished what they started. They made love throughout the rest of the night.
"And to think, all of these wonderful years became possible because blondie stole your coat," Kisshu mused, "I really must thank him someday."
Ichigo giggled. "That was also the day I realized how much I love the snow. I love you, Kisshu. Happy Anniversary." she yawned.
"Happy anniversary, Kitten. I love you most, my darling Koneko-hime."
I just want to thank you all for your wonderful support. I never imagined in my wildest dreams that my story would be this popular. It really means the world to me that you all took the time to read and review. I'm really sad to see this story end, but just think, now I have time to work on my other fics. I really need to work on Love Lasts Forever, my InuYasha Kouga/Kagome story. Please go check it out. And after that, I have a TMM/IY crossover in the works- and it's Kisshu/Ichigo, Pai/Retasu, and Taruto/Purin! Also Kouga/Kagome, Miroku/Sango, and InuYasha/Kikyou
And so you know,
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