Finally, after a LONG time, I'm done with this! I want to thank everyone for being patient and waiting for me to put more in this story. Your reviews 'pushed' me to write even at the wee hours of night. Anyway, if you want to hear more rants about how I made the story and bla bla, just review or pm.
Remember this. I don't own La Corda. All credits are for Kure Yuki. Thanks to her, we have Len Tsukimori! :))
And now presenting, the last chapter of Weak. Kinda lemony? I dunno. M rated stories are rubbing in me this days. Gaah~
As soon as our lips touched, I felt adrenaline rush through me. His lips were urgent and more enthusiastic than before. I didn't mind that. I snaked my arms in his neck as he grabbed my face with his hands. His touch was warm, not the usual cold. His tongue touched my lower lip, and my instincts kicked in, deepening the kiss.
When we let go, both of us were breathless. The happiness radiated in me, and I could say the same thing to him. I saw the biggest smile I could ever imagine in his face, as if he won the thing he wanted most. Then my face mirrored his expression.
"You look beautiful, Kahoko. It hurt to look at such beauty." He tucked my hair behind my ear, kissing the part it covered a while ago. I ran my hair in his blue tresses, feeling its softness.
"No I'm not." His breath tickled my neck, making me giggle. He seemed to enjoy that because he scooped me in his arms and started planting kisses in my neck.
"You're disagreeeing with me?" He asked in disbelief. I bit my lip, looking away. I wasn't beautiful. The one beautiful was Yumi.
"H-Hai." I stuttered, suddenly alarmed by the closeness of our faces. His eyes were shining with amusement.
We stood there at the middle of the room with me in his arms. Words weren't necessary to describe what we're feeling right now, because it wouldn't be enough. This was one thing I've dreamed about since the time we admitted to each other our feelings. The silence was comfortable. Everything was perfect.
"Go change to pajamas." He settled me down, giving me a peck in the lips before passing a paper bag to me. I tightened my hold in him.
"What's this for?" I asked curiously. Here am I, at the penthouse of one of the most expensive buildings in Japan with the one I love, wearing some fancy dress and requested to change into something comfortable.
"You'll see." He smirked before disappearing to the other side of the room. I shrugged before dragging my feet inside the gigantic restroom.
After stripping from my gown and removing those high heels, I set myself at the bathtub and let the warmth of the water calm me. A lot of things happened tonight. My mind was still catching up. What would happen to my friends? How about the party? Why did Len leave Yumi there and made me come here?
Realization hit me hard. He meant those words. That three-word eight-lettered sentence. Tsukimori Len loves me. Not that I doubted him, but it's just hard to believe. With his status in life, he could pick the daughter of the president, a royal blood, a daughter of his parent's colleague, or anyone rich. Not me.
The first thing you'll think was 'Impossible'. We're from two different worlds. He was rich, the son of two big personalities in the music industry, and a prodigy at a young age. I was this clumsy girl who happened to be chosen by a music fairy because of my passion for music. Really impossible.
With a sigh, I stepped to the shower to calm myself, wondering what's in store for me tonight.
I plopped at the edge of the bed, sliding to the middle with me hugging my legs. I rocked myself back and forth, waiting for the sound of the shower to stop. Len was still at the shower, and I finished ahead of him, so I decided to wait.
The moon shone brightly at the sky, a few stars here and there. I was so tempted to look at it. Without wearing my slippers, I made my way to the balcony and stared at the beauty up there. The shower sounds were forgotten.
"Enjoying the view there?" Len's voice brought me back to reality. I jumped a little before facing him. The sight took my breath away. My jaw dropped, and I wouldn't be surprised if there's drool. A towel was wrapped at the lower part of his body, and a smaller one was in his hand. His hair was wet, a few strands covering his left eye. He looked.. Wow.
A smirk graced his lips after a while. I shook my head and looked down. He obviously enjoyed my expression. Ha. I couldn't blame myself for looking like a complete idiot in front of him. I was about to wipe the wet thing near my chin when a hand stopped mine.
"Let me do that for you." I was locked at the middle of the balcony rails and his toned body. He pressed his lips on mine, making its way on my jaw, then back to my lips. Before I could blink my eyes, he was done.
"Clean." He looked satisfied with his work and walked back inside. I released the breath I didn't know I was holding. Never thought that Len would be that evil. I followed him inside. That guy deserves to be punished.
After waiting for a while, Len appeared from the bathroom. He was wearing a fitted white shirt ans blue striped pajamas. I laughed at that. He looked at me, bewildered.
"You look cute in pajamas." I commented, laughing more. He was in front of me in a few strides, locked in his strong arms. We stared at each other. There's something in his eyes that I've never seen before. The passion and hunger to hold.. me?
"I like to see you in pajamas veeryday." He whispered in my ear, biting my soft spot. Shivers ran down in my spine as he made a trail of kisses. When would he stop doing that?
"Hey." I playfully slapped his arm, before making a popping sound in his ear. That earned a glare from him.
"Do you want me to be deaf?" He tackled me playfully to the soft bed. We laughed at our childishness. Since he's on the top, I reached for his face, caressing it with my fingertips, before giving him his reward.
His kiss was more eager now. Hungry. He didn't even give me a chance to catch my breath. I was breathless, but it's forgotten. Len's kisses were too addictive. But we shouldn't be doing this now. There's a right time and a right place for this. I bit his lower lip and pushed him away.
"Kahoko." His voice was broken. He's probably thinking about rejection. I forced myself to look at his golden orbs, and placed a finger in his lips.
"Shh. We'll do this when the right time comes. Besides, you haven't even told me why I'm here with you." Good thing I remembered that. It seemed to knock some sense in him. He helped me sit down. I leaned my head in his chest, listening to the beating of his heart.
"Well, you're hear because I want you to be here. I want you to be by my side." He played with a strand of my hair.
"You want me?" I asked him.
"Yes. I want you. Not just want you in this way, but in every way I could imagine. You're right when you said there's a right time for certain things. I'm glad you reminded my about that." I smirked at him. If I haven't done that, some not-so-good things might've happened.
"I have to remind you that because there's a part of you that's hard to control. I never knew you have that in you. The stoic Ice Prince of Seisou Gakuen, kissing her girlfriend passionately? Pft." I felt the familiar blush rose on my cheeks. I just said that to him. Now, he's think that I'm some kiss-deprived girl. My thoughts were cut by hands holding mine.
"I'm proud to kiss you anytime, Hino Kahoko." He stated. I must be tomato red right now.
"A-Arigatou." I stammered. He chucked.
"Anyway, this is for you." He reached for three red roses in a wrapping paper. Simple, but still. It's meaningful.
"Thank you, again." I kissed his cheek. I was playing the petals of the flower at the middle when I noticed it.
The box was small, black, and velvet. I gasped. It's not what you think it is. It's not what what you think it is. I chanted in my head. Len noticed me stare at the thing. He took it from the ribbon and opened it in front of me.
"It was my grandmother's, from my father's side. My grandfather and her were both violin players, and they're married for more than 50 years now. I think that this ring will give us luck.. That.. Uhh.. " Len was speechless. He rubbed his head, thinking of the next words to say.
"Go on." I encouraged him. He looked at me and saw something that made words flow in his mouth again.
"I think that.. I think that the same as them, we'll have a wonderful married life. My mom gave it to me. It's the same ring that my father gave to her before. They were having a happy life now. I.." He groaned, falling back to the bed. I didn't move. He stood up and paced in front of me.
I stared at the ring while he pondered the things he's planning to say. The band was thin and made of white gold, and there's a small diamond at the middle. Tempted, I placed it in my ring finger.
"Perfect fit." I mumbled, placing my hand under the small lamp. The pacing stopped. I looked up to Len and saw him staring at my hand with a small smile in his face. He took my hand and removed it.
"Eh? Len?" I asked, pouting. Why would he show me the ring and remove it afterwards?
"I think it's the right time, and I am doing this the right way." He kneeled in front of me, taking my hand in his. He didn't look up.
"I'm not good at romantic stuff, so bear with me. Hino Kahoko, accept this ring as a sign that one day, you'll walk down the aisle in white dress with me waiting with the priest in front of everyone. And in that day, we'll show to them that we're happy with this decision, us together for the rest of our lives." His voice was emotionless, a complete give-away that he's nervous.
"Len?" I called him.
"Hn?" was the only reply I received. I wanted to say some words, some too romantic for his liking, others ridiculous. There were a million things I wanted him to know, but I was tongue tied. The only thing I could think about was my life-changing answer.
"Yes." I was shaking, happy tears falling down my cheeks. He placed the ring in my hand and we shared another kiss. We broke it and he scooped me in his arms. He jumped happily and laughed. Before he caught my lips again, I stared at the ring in my hand, knowing that it'll stay there for the rest of forever.
How's that for an ending?
Finally, after 5 months of brainstorming and coming up with conflicts and fluffs, I'm finished. (dance) Woohoo~ I can't thank everyone enough for the support. I feel like singing. Haha. Ohh. I've seen a ring similar to the one Len gave Kahoko here when I went to the mall with my mom. :D
Okay. It's not really the END. I promised a sequel. I'm posting it even though I only have exactly 15 days left for summer vacation! Gaah~ I hate counting the remaining days of fun. Well, sequel's gonna be up Monday or Tuesday.
Review review! :]] And also, give me some tips on how to plan a wedding. :) I'm 14, I don't have any experience with weddings.