Author's Notes: Here is chapter 24 of The Reunited Souls.

Chapter 24:

Remembering a True Friend

It had been a few days since Ayame had started at Seigaku and the day that she totally annihilated her opponent, thus getting acceptance into the girl's tennis club. It was now time to decide who the regulars will be for the upcoming Prefectural Tournament. Ayame had just finished her second match in the intra school ranking tournament with a score of 6-0. Both of the matches were easy wins for her. She was now going to record her score. When she was done telling her score to the girl at the table she decided to go walk around the tennis courts for awhile because she had no more matches until after lunch. As she was wandering the courts, she didn't realize that she had wandered over into the boys' courts. She only realized that when she heard a familiar voice call out to her.

"Nya, Hamasaki chan, why are you over here in the boys' courts?"

"Oh, Kikumaru kun, it's you. To be truthful, I'm not sure why I'm over here instead of the girls' side."

"Well, since you are aver here, why don't you watch the match that is about to start?"

"Sure, why not. Who is playing anyway?"

Fujiko and Taka san are going to be playing a match."

"If Fuji is playing, I think I might just watch the match." After she said that Ayame went over to the fence to watch the match that was about to start. As she watched the match progress, she saw just how great the boy's club was. But that was not all she saw, she also saw something that made her remember something from her past.

/I've seen that play style from somewhere, but where did I see it, and who did it belong to?/ Ayame thought to herself as she watched the match and tried to remember just who used that play style. It was when Fuji hit a certain ball that Ayame was able to remember exactly who used that play style. /I remember now. How could I have forgotten? It's Fuji who used that play style, but he was the only person I ever saw use it. If that is the case, then is that my old friend Fuji? If it is, then I'm glad that I finally get to see him again after all these years./ Ayame thought to herself while smiling, but that smile did not go unnoticed.

"What are you smiling for?" Kikumaru asked his classmate as he looked over at her.

"It's nothing really. I just remembered something and it made me happy."

"What is it that you remembered?

"It's nothing important, so don't worry about it." Ayame said as she turned her attention back to the match that was drawing to an end. In the end, it was Fuji's win. After Fuji walked out of the court he went to record his score. After he recorded his score it was decided that it was time for lunch break. As Fuji walked away from the table, he walked past Ayame. It was then that Ayame decided to talk to him.

"Hey, Fuji, can I talk to you for a bit?"

"Sure, I don't see why not. Let's find somewhere to sit down and talk." After they found somewhere to sit they started their conversation.

"So, what is it that you wanted to talk to me about?"

"Well, you see, I feel like I've seen your play style before."

"Oh really? From where?"

"Well, I remember that a friend of mine used that same exact play style, and I have reasons to believe that you are that friend."

"Well, then there is something I should probably tell you."

"Really? What would that be?"

"Do you really want to know?"


"Well, I'm not going to tell you." Fuji said in a playfully, yet serious tone.

"But I need to know, are you him or not?"

"I don't know, do you think that I'm him or not?"

"I already told you that I think that you are him." Ayame said as she began to get slightly agitated with Fuji.

"Well, then you answered your on question." Fuji said as he started to get up and leave. But before he could get more than two steps away from her, Ayame grabbed his arm and spoke.

"It really is you, isn't it?"

"Yes." Was all Fuji said. After he said that something that he was not expecting to happen happened. Ayame had enveloped him in a hug and was crying into his shirt.

"I'm so glad that I found you. You have no idea how much I've missed you." Ayame managed to say through her tears. As Ayame continued to cry into his shirt, Fuji returned her embrace and spoke to her.

"Actually, I think I do know how much you missed me because I've missed you too." With that being said, both of them stayed there in the hug just enjoying being with each other. As they stood in each other's embrace, they both thought the same thing.

/We have finally been reunited, it is like we are reunited souls./


Author's Notes: Well, that is the end of the final chapter of The Reunited Souls. I hope that you guys enjoyed the story. I was thinking about going on with the story, but I thought that this was a good ending point. I'm actually thinking of possibly creating a sequel to this, but I want to know do you guys think that I should create the sequel or just leave it as it is. I'll be putting a poll in my profile sometime soon to see what you think, so please take advantage of it and tell me what you think. Oh and one more thing before I end this, please leave a review if you have the desire. It would be greatly appreciated.