Disclaimer: In no way shape or form do I own Fushigi Yuugi or its original story, plot, or characters. They are owned by Yuu Watase and those who're affiliated with her. I do, however, own this story, plot, and original characters listed within this fanfiction. If you so wish to use my characters, I would prefer you ask me and allow me to give written consent rather than steal the character and character details for your own use.

Chapter Rating: This chapter is rated 14 because there's some kissing in this chapter.

Author's Note(s): Italics are used to indicate unspoken thoughts from the characters, flashbacks, and/or emphasis or stress put onto a word. Thank you for taking note of this information and may my writings entertain you well. –Chitasamisu

Chapter 7: How Sweet!

"Why is it so hard to focus at this time of year?" Miaka whined as she and Yui made their way to Biology.

"Well, it is the end of the school year," Yui replied putting a comforting arm around her best friend. "And it's especially difficult because it's our last year here and we'll be off to college soon."

"You know, you're right!" Miaka exclaimed. "I'm a little upset though. Amiboshi got accepted to a culinary school in America and he's going to be gone for six months. I'm really gonna miss him."

"That's gotta be tough Mia," Yui sympathized with her friend. "Well, it's not like you two can't talk or anything, right?"

"Yeah, that's true, but it's gonna be hard for me. I'm not gonna be able to see him."

"I see. Wait… are you that serious about Amiboshi?"

Miaka nodded slowly and blushed at how quickly she'd fallen for him. Yui's face lit up in joy and she hugged her friend laughing. Miaka felt a bit of shame wash over her, but what her best friend told her next brought her relief.

"Well, I really can't speak on that because I've fallen in love with Suboshi," Yui admitted.

"Oh Yui," Miaka looked into her friend's blue eyes. "I know you're thrilled that you two love each other this way."

"Well I actually haven't told him that yet," the blonde sighed. "So, I really don't know how he feels about that."

"How I feel about what?" a familiar voice resounded from behind the two girls.

"Oh, Suboshi! Hey sweetie," Yui smiled exchanging hugs and cheek kisses. "Umm, I'll tell you about that later on, okay?"

"Sure. I'll see you in class," said Suboshi hugging his girlfriend one last time and walking into the class.

"I see you two have no issues with P.D.A.," Miaka said.

"Stuff it, Miaka," her friend retorted.

"That's strange," Miaka said as soon as she came to a realization.

"What?" asked Yui.

"Amiboshi usually goes to class with Suboshi, but they didn't walk together today. I hope he's okay!"

"You know he's gotta be, Miaka. I know Suboshi would have told you if anything was wrong."

Just as Miaka was about to respond, she felt the arms she knew well wrap around her waist and soft lips pressed to her cheek. Her heart rate skyrocketed when she whirled around to face blue eyes and messy dirty blonde hair. To Miaka, seeing Amiboshi was like a breath of fresh air. His face looked so smooth and so angelic, it should have been a crime.

"Good afternoon, Beautiful," he whispered in her ear causing her to flush crimson.

"Hi Ami," she whispered in relief.

"Ready for class?" he asked.

"No, not really," she replied to him shaking her head.

"Well, if you don't get anything he's saying then I'll help you, okay?"

"Okay."

"See you in class."

"Mmm-hmm."

Amiboshi released the hold on Miaka and walked into the classroom. Yui, who'd been quiet throughout her best friend's conversation, spoke up.

"I see I'm not the only one who doesn't mind P.D.A.," she smirked at her still blushing friend.

"Let's go, Yui," Miaka said grabbing her friend by the arm and dragging her into their classroom.

The two girls made it in just in time and they were already situated in their seats before the teacher arrived. He began class with a long lecture about how it is nearing the end of the year and that some of the students needed to get into gear to pass his class. Miaka began to space out during the lecture, which was her usual solution to her teacher's long-winded speeches. Her daydream was interrupted when she felt someone tap her on her shoulder quickly. She turned her head slightly and saw that one of her female classmates was waving a note under her desk. The girl smiled and whispered, "It's from that hottie twin up there!"

Miaka looked up to see Amiboshi glance at her and smile before returning to somewhat pay attention to their babbling educator. She retrieved the note and used a book to cover so she wouldn't get caught.

Miaka,

I know I've said this a million times, but I had a great time Saturday! I want to know if you and Yui don't mind coming over to our place Friday night, we have someone we want you two to meet. Write me back.

A feeling of joy welled up inside of Miaka as she scrambled to find a pen to respond. She told Yui about the note and she also became quite giddy. Miaka sent an affirmative response to Amiboshi, but that one little note made it even harder for her to concentrate for the rest of that day.

X-X-X-X-X

Yui and Miaka went to their lockers after class to gather what they needed to do their homework and to relieve themselves of what they didn't need. The two were conversing about the long lecture about the end of the school year and exchanging jokes on how long winded their teacher is. Soon, their conversation switched from school to their plans on Friday.

"I hate that it's Monday," Miaka sighed.

"I know how you feel," started Yui. "I can't wait to go back to the twins' place."

"I wonder who they want us to meet," said Miaka looking up.

"You don't already know?" Yui questioned.

Miaka shook her head. Yui sighed and explained, "They want us to meet their mom. Geez, Mia! Sometimes you're so dense."

"They want us to meet their mom? How sweet! I wonder what she knows about us. We really don't know much about her, but I'm even more excited now!"

"Calm down. Don't go crazy and if we have dinner, for goodness' sake, restrain yourself."

"You're right! I don't want to look like a pig in front of my boyfriend's mom!"

"Exactly!"

The two girls continued the conversation as they left school grounds and started their commute home. In the midst of their conversation, both girls were taken by surprise when the twins approached them from behind. The two chivalrous boys offered to walk their ladies home and of course, the girls agreed.

Amiboshi and Miaka walked ahead while Yui and Suboshi dragged behind. The leading couple walked close together holding hands with fingers laced and tangled within one another. Miaka sighed and placed her head on Amiboshi's shoulder.

"Miaka," started Amiboshi.

"Hmm?" she responded not lifting her head.

"Are you gonna miss me when I leave for America after graduation?" he asked.

"Of course! Why wouldn't I?" she said sweetly.

"I, uh, have something I wanna tell you, but I'm not sure of how to say it," he spoke slowly. "If I'm being too forward let me know, but…"

"Hey Ami! What're you two talking about up there?" Suboshi called out from behind him.

"None of your business!" his older twin barked. Suboshi only grinned at his brother, but turned his attention back to Yui.

The group got to Yui's apartment building first, so Suboshi and Yui branched off from the rest after exchanging farewells with her best friend. Amiboshi and Miaka continued to walk toward the next stop, both not wanting to see the other go. Miaka dragged her feet, but knew she had to get home soon or face her mother's wrath.

"Oh! What was it you wanted to tell me Ami?" Miaka asked remembering that they were interrupted.

"I, um, forgot what I was going to say," he lied. How can I tell her that I love her this soon? Is it even possible to fall in love after one week?

He was brought from his thoughts by Miaka asking him if he was okay. He smiled it off and reassured her that he was just fine, though there was a nagging thought in the back of his mind. Amiboshi and Miaka ascended the stairs to get to her floor. Before they stepped on the last step, Miaka felt herself being pulled to her boyfriend's chest and being held close. He made no efforts to do anything except hold her close as if it were the last time they would see one another.

"Miaka," he spoke softly.

"Hmm?" she sighed into his warm embrace.

"Wo ai ni," he whispered passionately with his face buried in her auburn tresses.

Her eyes shot open as she heard the sweetest words float into her ears. She pulled herself back so that she can look into his eyes and she smiled at him. Her arms circled around his neck and she stood close to him. She brought her lips to his and responded, "I love you, too." With that his lips collided with hers in a deep and passionate kiss. Amiboshi kissed and sucked on Miaka's lips as she did to his until both of their lips were tinted a light red and swollen.

They pulled apart from their embrace and gazed at one another once more. Smiles spread across both other their faces and they embraced once more before continuing to Miaka's place. Once they were there, Miaka turned to her boyfriend and said, "Would you like to come in and meet my mom?"

"Sure, but I don't know if she wants to after what happened Saturday," Amiboshi replied shrugging.

"Trust me, she didn't hold that against you. I told her everything, except the other part," she smiled and winked.

"Okay, I hope she likes me though," he laughed.

"I'm sure she will!" she exclaimed opening the door to the apartment.

They both removed their shoes at the door and Miaka showed Amiboshi to the living room where he sat down on the cozy, eggplant colored couch. Ms. Yuki came from the kitchen and greeted her daughter with a pleasant hello and informed her that dinner was almost ready. She smiled at her mother and took her by her hand and let her know that there was someone that she wanted her to meet. Amiboshi stood and bowed to Miaka's mother as she introduced the two to one another properly.

"I'm sorry about the other day, Ms. Yuki," Amiboshi apologized. "I promise it will never happen again."

"That's sweet and thoughtful of you dear, but you don't have to apologize," her mother smiled.

"Thank you, Ms. Yuki," he smiled and bowed once more.

"Isn't he sweet, Mom?" Miaka said gleefully.

"Well, there's no arguing with that," she remarked with a smile.

After their brief introduction, Amiboshi departed from Miaka's apartment and started home. Along the way he, of course, met back up with his brother and the two proceeded home. Amiboshi noticed that his younger brother was unusually quiet during the walk, but brushed it off not knowing that strong emotions were brewing in his twin's mind.

"Hey Ami," Suboshi stated looking toward the sky. "How do you know when you're in love?"

"Well, it's not really explainable," said Amiboshi. "You just know. I don't… wait a second… why are you asking? Are you in love with Yui?"

"So? What's it to you?" Suboshi snapped, his face flushed crimson.

"My little brother is in love," teased Amiboshi.

"Shut up," Suboshi yelled taking a swing at his brother.

"It's not a big deal Su," Amiboshi laughed dodging his twin's arm. "I mean, I love Miaka."

"It's… what?"

Amiboshi immediately turned red as he realized he'd just admitted to his twin that he was in love. Suboshi's cheeks were also tinged with crimson at his brother's statement. The two looked at one another and decided not to speak another word for the rest of the way home. Once they arrived home, the twins split and went into their respective rooms, both still thinking of their admittance of love for the girls they had been dating for only a few weeks.

Tossing and turning in his bed, Amiboshi continued to be haunted by thoughts of Miaka. Every time he closed his eyes, visions of soft, auburn hair and bright, shimmering emerald eyes came into view. He sighed as he tried to shake the words he'd spoken earlier from his mind. It took him a whole hour before he could settle himself enough to get to sleep. I can't believe it. I love Miaka and I told her. I told her that I love her and… and she told me that she loves me as well, Amiboshi thought as his eyelids fell over his azure eyes and he drifted off to sleep.

Additional Notes: Hey everyone! Chitasamisu here! I just want to, once again, thank you for reading this fanfic and I'm glad that you all are supporting me, so big luffs to you all!! I want you all to know that I won't be posting as often because the chapters have become a little difficult to write, but don't worry, I'll finish this one! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for reading this as long as you have been because I know there are probably more interesting fanfics than mine, haha! Well, until next chapter!!

Chitasamisu