I know I said the story will end at two chapters, but I wanted to add an epilogue. So here it is!
I don't own CCS or any of the characters.
I whirl around. Little Ayame is running towards me. I laugh and pick my daughter up.
"Hello, Ayame," I say, tickling her and she coos. I laugh again and hug her.
"When is Daddy coming home?" she asks innocently. I giggle. "Daddy's coming home soon, dear, you'll just have to be patient," I say. I set my daughter on her high chair and give her something to eat.
I rush to the door. Sakura is standing there, a happy, shining look on her face. I quickly hug her.
"Sakura!" I greet. "Come in, come in!"
She laughs—a happy, bubbly sound. She follows me into the huge house and marvels at its contents once more.
"What's the news?" I ask her once she's inside and cuddling Ayame. Sakura stares into Ayame's amethyst eyes and laughs again.
"Syaoran didn't want me to just run over here," she said, patting her belly. "He said I might lose it. And so soon after we got the news, too."
I gape at her. "You…you mean…AGAIN?" I gasp.
She nods, and giggles. "I'm hoping for a girl this time," she says. "I've been so lonely after he left."
I nod sympathetically, and hug her again. "Congratulations!"
She laughs. "Well, thanks, Tomoyo," she grins, and puts Ayame back onto her high chair. "Well, I'd better get going. Syaoran will be having a nervous breakdown right now."
I laugh, and show her out the door. "Bye, Sakura!" I wave. "Good luck!"
She grins, and waves back. "Thanks!"
A few minutes after she leaves, Eriol comes in through the back door.
"Daddy!" Ayame cries, with no avail trying to get out of her high chair.
"I'm back," he says cheerfully after patting Ayame on the head and kissing me on the cheek.
"How was work?" I ask.
"Great," he grins. "I just got a raise today." And, seeing my excited look, he adds, "What's the news?"
"What news?" I ask innocently. Then, remembering what he means, I say, "Sakura was just here today. She said she's having another one."
I nod. "She's hoping for a girl."
"Wow." Eriol grins. "Well, I just wanted to say that Takashi and Chiharu are organizing a get-together for us," he says. "You know, just like the old days."
I jump up, excited. "When?"
"Tonight," he replies. "He told us to bring the kids."
"Of course!" I say, messing up Ayame's black-blue hair. "I'll get dressed. Formal or casual?"
"Casual," he calls up the stairs.
I get dressed quickly and dress Ayame up. "Let's go," I say.
And now I'm here at Chiharu's house, chatting away with friends of old. Chinatsu and Kenta are off playing together, while Ayame is playing with Chinatsu's little sister (who this time looks like Takashi and acts like Chiharu) Chiaki and Naoko's son, Fuyuki.
"Pregnant, Sakura?!" Naoko gapes while Sakura nods. "Wow!"
I laugh. Right here, right now, with all my old friends, things will never get any more perfect.
Not ever again.
- Sakura's son is Syaoran from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles.