Well…ok. This is my first attempt at fan fiction… so hopefully you like it! Please don't forget to review!

Chapter 1

"No, Kenshin! Please don't leave!" Kaoru begged, kneeling behind him on the wooden floor of his room.

"I must leave Kaoru-dono. I am a wanderer and I have been here far longer than necessary," Kenshin stated firmly. "I must go now." With that, he picked up his sakabatou, tucked it in his sash and started towards the door.

"Please Kenshin! Please, don't go. You don't have to go!" Kaoru desperately sobbed as Kenshin calmly walked past her.

Slowly pushing open the shoji, Kenshin whispered, "I'm sorry," before leaving the Kamiya Dojo forever. Kaoru crumpled onto the floor, no longer able to hold herself up, as she stared after Kenshin's retreating form, tears blurring her vision.

"No Kenshin! Please, just please…

Kaoru bolted up in bed. Sweat coated her forehead, and tears were falling from her eyes. The dream had felt so real. It was her worst fear that Kenshin would leave her again, and her dream had brought that to reality.

Suddenly the sound of soft steps could be heard from in the hall. Oh no! She must've been talking in her sleep. Of course Kenshin would have heard her, he was such a light sleeper and his room was right beside hers.

Quickly, Kaoru wiped the sweat from her forehead, swiped away her tears and tried to calm herself down. It was just a dream, Kenshin wouldn't do that to her again. Would he?

But before Kaoru got a chance to continue that thought, she was interrupted by the sound of her shoji slowly being opened. Taking a deep breath Kaoru prepared herself for the questions that were sure to come. She couldn't let him know that he had played the main roll in one of her worst nightmares.

"Kaoru-dono?" Kenshin slid the shoji closed one more and quickly made his way over to Kaoru's futon. "Are you alright?"

"Mhm. I just had a really… frightening dream," Kaoru mumbled, looking up at Kenshin and plastering a smile on her face.

"I'm sorry," Kenshin whispered.

"For what?"

"For causing you so much pain, Kaoru-dono."

"What do you mean?" Kaoru asked innocently. Was she that easy to read?

"I heard you talking in your sleep, Kaoru-dono. I never meant to hurt you, and I promise that so long as I am welcome, I will never leave you again," Kenshin said quietly, staring at the floor.

"Thank you, Kenshin."

Without warning, Kenshin pulled her into his chest and wrapped his strong arms tightly around her. "No, thank you, Kaoru-dono."

Pulling away from him slightly, Kaoru looked into his face and smiled, this time for real. Gently, Kenshin wiped a stray tear from her face. She looks so beautiful, Kenshin thought. The moonlight shone down on her, lighting up strands of her long, flowing black hair and shining on her tear streaked face. Her dark sapphire eyes dancing with joy, Kenshin thought she looked like an angel.

As Kaoru stared back into his soft amethyst eyes, Kenshin slowly leaned down, lightly touching his lips to Kaoru's, and kissed her. Kaoru stiffened, but quickly relaxed and enjoyed the kiss. Feeling Kaoru respond to his kiss, Kenshin decided to deepen it, gently nibbling on Kaoru's lower lip, asking for entrance. Kaoru was only too happy to let him in, thrilled that Kenshin was finally kissing her.

Too soon though, the kiss had to end for both Kaoru and Kenshin were starving for air. Breathing heavily, the couple stared into each others eyes. Kenshin's eyes blazed with both passion and hunger, and Kaoru, knowing what he wanted, wasn't about to deny him.

Locking lips with Kenshin once more, they kissed passionately, Kaoru slowly pulling Kenshin down to her futon.