Longing to Hold You

By Lady Callista

Disclaimer: I don't own Kenshin, or anything relating to it, and have the utmost respect for all the people who created these wonderful characters. Having quotes at the beginning and end of each part is kinda becoming a trademark for me, so I'm going to do it again, this time using quotes from musicals. Yeah, I'll admit it, I'm a huge musicals freak. I also don't own anything relating to any of the musicals I've quoted.

AN: See all info at the start of chapter 1.

Epilogue: Forever

Hours later, after they had exhausted themselves, Kenshin and Kaoru lay quietly in each other's arms, each thinking their own thoughts as they drifted off to sleep.

Kaoru couldn't believe that it had finally happened, that her and Kenshin had finally made love, and that he had proposed marriage to her. She was getting married! All of her dreams were finally coming true, for she knew now that he would never leave her.

Kenshin's thoughts were taking a slightly darker turn as he held all he'd ever wanted in his gentle embrace. Every time his life started going this well, something always screwed it up. Okay, to be fair, usually he was the one who screwed it up for himself. He'd made mistakes that had caused the deaths of hundreds. He'd made a mistake that had caused the death of the first woman he loved.

As he drifted off to sleep, Kenshin prayed to any god that would still listen to a hitokiri, even a former one, that he wouldn't screw this up.

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How do Kaoru and Kenshin make it to the alter? What unresolved issues do they have yet to face? Find out in my newest story… "Saving Forever."

Yes, the sequel to "Longing to Hold You" is finally here.

Enjoy!