A/N: The last chapter. Wow I really can't believe it…It's so sad that it is ending but I'm so happy that I finished it. Thank you everyone because without you I wouldn't have been able to finish the story. Haha I applaud you for reading through all my typos and weird chapters. Now that the story has come to an end, it was very hard for me to write. I was emotionally unstable ;D
I can't thank everyone enough, no matter how much I say it. But seriously, I'd keep writing it over and over again if I could. But a special thanks goes to Kuro666, NaussicaVOW, Nellchan, and the first people who commented my stories! (If I didn't put your name, know that I still adore you lol)
The song used at the end is Dare you to Move by Switchfoot. Listen to it while you read if you want lol
"Are you sure there's going to be enough cake? Because at the rate Allen's eating it, we'll be lucky if we get crumbs." Lavi grumbled as he scratched the side of his head. The wedding cake that had once been large and grand was reduced to a small layer of frosting and bread, next to it a mountain of plates. The white haired boy heard and immediately blushed, sheepishly holding an almost empty plate to him.
"Sorry…" He mumbled and luckily, Lenalee came strolling through, her heels making small tap noises. She smiled brightly and handed her now husband a plate of dango. "Don't worry Lavi. We have more cake in the back. I'm just so happy you guys ended up going to the wedding and all." The wedding ceremony had been short and too the point and Lenalee had already removed her white dress and put on a simple light blue one. She even had her boots on.
Lavi laughed lightly. "We wouldn't miss it. Not to mention, watching both yours and Allen's face go as red as it did…priceless." He patted the video camera at his side.
Leaning forward, Lenalee lowered her voice to a whisper. "How are you feeling? Any stomach pains? Kanda told me that you keep getting those after…after…" She trailed off and bit her lip nervously.
Lavi sighed deeply. "It's already been almost a month since then. I'm fine. Ok? Now stop worrying about me and go have some fun. This is your wedding."
"I know, I know…" She looked at the ground at the moment before meeting his gaze, a mischievous smile on her lips. "Where is Kanda anyways?"
Allen raised an eyebrow and gave a quick scan of the room. Miranda and Kroy were sitting by the small fountain, Kroy looking at his lover's stomach tenderly. Cross was flirting with most of the women and in the very back, Komui was blubbering like a proud (idiotic) brother. But there was not sight of Kanda.
"Yu? Actually that's a good question…" Lavi mused and slightly elevated himself off the chair. "Maybe I was too rough with him last night…" He snickered.
Lenalee immediately giggled but quickly cleared her throat as Allen's face turned bright red. The mention of anything related to sex was really setting him off the edge today. He was probably waiting for the party to be over so he and Lenalee could get to the honeymoon.
"Oh jeez stop bothering the groom without me."
"Yu!" Lavi exclaimed and threw his arms around the long haired man, snuggling into the pale neck happily. "I was worried I wouldn't get to see you in a tux."
Kanda scowled and placed a chaste kiss on his lips. "Get off. I'm suffocating in this thing as it is and I don't need you to warm me up right now."
"Kanda, do you want any cake?" Allen mocked, waving a small plate in front of him. "I know how much you loooooove sweets."
"Shut up Moyashi." He snorted. "So did you wear platform shoes to reach Lenalee for a kiss? Or borrow her high heels?"
Allen glared and took a step forward. "Excuse me?"
Kanda peered down at him triumphantly. "Didn't you hear me? Or are you to short that you can't hear me all the way down there?"
Lavi shook his head and wrapped an arm around his lover's waist, pulling him back while Lenalee kissed Allen's neck softly.
"Love, just let Kanda be. He knows your taller them me now." She sighed and forced his eyes to hers. "Why don't we give them some time alone…?"
Lavi smirked and mouthed 'use a condom' to Allen with a thumbs up sign. Kanda raised an eyebrow and snickered as the red faced Allen grabbed Lenalee and dragged her away.
"Ten bucks he's the devil in bed." Lavi chided.
"Deal." Kanda laughed and leaned against the wall by where Lavi sat. "So what did I miss?"
"When I left after the wedding Usagi. I had to go change shirts after a certain someone shoved me into a janitor's closet." He glared pointedly.
The red head laughed innocently. "Me? Why, Yu, I didn't hear any noises of complaints during that time…"
"My wrists were tied with my own tie. Why say anything?" Kanda shrugged and grabbed a champagne glass as one of the servers passed by. "So love, how are you feeling?"
"Fine, fine." He waved his hand dismissively. "The pain in the stomach seems to be under control. Those drugs work fine."
"…Usagi. If you randomly pass out on me, I'll drug you to the point where you'll be the submissive one."
"Ooh ouch. Sorry Yu, but I'm always on top. What do the Japanese fanatics call it? Seme or something like that?"
"Hey c'mon! Don't pout now!" Lavi threw his head back and laughed. "I might have to find another closet to destroy."
Kanda felt the corners of his lips twitch into a smile. He tried to force it back but he couldn't help it. His lover saw and pulled his down by the collar for a kiss. Lavi let out a small groan and deepened the kiss, his hands snaking around his neck and pulling him down even closer when a loud whistle made them stop.
Both men turned their heads to the right where Cross had his two fingers between his lips and laughed at them.
Lavi chuckled and looked up and Kanda. Gently caressing his cheek. "Shall we take this somewhere more private?"
"Why?" Kanda murmured as he pressed his lips against his again. "Let them watch…"
Lavi pushed a strand of Kanda's hair back. "I don't want people to see what belongs to me."
The moon was covered by a thin layer of mist as the party finally had come to an end. It looked like it was going to rain and the party guest were beginning to depart. Nobody had seen the two newlyweds the rest of the night except Kroy embarrassedly admitted he had seen them go up to the bedroom. Most of the girls just giggled while the guys gave silent thumbs up to Allen.
It was about two in the morning when everyone was gone, except for Lavi and Kanda.
"Yu this is going to sound funny…but I don't want to go home right now." The red head murmured and loosened his tie and Kanda's for him.
"Neither do I. Do you know any place that's open this early?"
Lavi thought about it for a moment and then grinned. "The bar by your house."
Of course. If Kanda thought back that's where he first met Lavi. Where they shared their first drink. The idea made him laugh. They had gone to that bar almost every weekend together, Lavi always making fun at him for his terrible tolerance and Kanda having to pay his bill.
Both of them walked in silence, earning some jealous glances from women. It's not everyday you see two attractive men in a messy tuxedo style. Neither of them paid any attention to them though and kept their eyes to the road. The bars flickering red and blue lights shone as they walked inside.
"It's odd don't you think Yu?" Lavi murmured as they took a seat. "The name of this bar."
Kanda raised an eyebrow. "The name? What is it anyways?"
Lavi smiled lightly. "The Order."
It took a moment before Kanda let out a laugh and they found themselves both laughing. The Order. There was no order in the bar. The bartender brought them their drinks and Lavi took a deep breath.
He picked up his cup and examined the contents carefully. He caught Kanda's eye and smirked. "A toast?"
The music player in the back began playing the soft song they heard every time they walked in. The melody making the surroundings more peaceful. Lavi knew the song almost by heart now and would occasionally hum it under his breath.
Welcome to the planet.
Everybody's watching you now.
Everybody waits for you now. What happens next?
Kanda grabbed his glass and sighed. "A toast to what?"
I dare you to move.
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move.
Like today never happened.
Today never happened before
"I'd say to us but that's a little corny."
"Yes Usagi. But our whole life is corny."
Welcome to the fallout
Welcome to resistance
The tension is here
The tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be
"I love you." Lavi said firmly and took a deep breath. "Now about that toast…"
Maybe redemption has stories to tell
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
Where can you run to escape from yourself?
Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna go?
Salvation is here
"To my terrible tolerance. Because I wouldn't have met you otherwise." Kanda smiled.
Lavi laughed as there glasses met. "Zero tolerance, neh? I like it." He murmured.
The rest of the night was spent laughing and talking on those very bar stools where they had first met.