I was asleep when it was time to go get the others from the Millefiore base, but Bianchi took Arashi to greet his father for me like I had asked her. I wanted to be there more than anything, but the mix of my raw nerves and the extra dosage of sedatives had done their job, so therefore I was unable to go greet my husband upon his arrival. I was sure he would understand, so that comforted me slightly in my sleeping thoughts.

"Stupid turf-head...." I heard Gokudera mumbling from beside me.

I rolled over, still half asleep, and faced Hayato, "Hey,"

He stopped his rampage on the boxer and turned to smiled at me, "I survived,"

"I can see that. So, what's the new plan?" I sat up, almost fully awake by now.

He looked away and didn't answer me, so I knew it wasn't good.

I gently grabbed his face in my hands and made him look me in the eyes, "I need to know what it is. I can't help you if I don't know what's going on,"

He sighed and held my hands without removing them from his face, "We have to defeat Byakuran before we can return home, in a game called 'choice', and we only have a short time to train for it,"

I took a deep breath, "Is that all? Well, sounds like I get you for a little while longer,"

He caught the disappointment in my voice, "What? What is it Ashura?"

I smiled at him, "I just miss the older you. Don't get me wrong, I'm really happy to have you around in any form, but the older you and I have a deeper history, and I really miss our bond. I didn't realize that age made a difference, but it does,"

"Hmph, it's good to know that you feel this way, it gives me more hope for the past, but that still pisses me off. I am trying. Do you realize how hard it is, trying to do everything I can not only for the 10th, but for you and our son?" He gave me the all-expenses paid guilt trip.

"I'm sorry, you shouldn't have to concern yourself with us, but I have to have you close to me, and that's impossible for me to do without being able to touch you. I love you, so if you need a break tell me, I'll try to understand if I don't. I can handle Arashi on my own, and besides, the one who really needs to be here will be soon enough, so I can manage that long," I kissed his cheek.

He whiped the tears from my eyes, "Why are you crying?"

"Because I'm afraid that you don't believe I can handle myself and our son," I forced a weak smile-like thing.

He sighed, "Love, I know that if anyone can do it, you can. I know, these are stressful times, and you have so much to worry about. A newborn son, a missing father and husband, your teen lover's safety, and your brother. I admire that you could carry a baby to full term in this atmosphere, and I admire you even more for raising this child on your own, and caring for me, and everything else you do. You really are a super woman,"

I blinked and looked down to hide my crimson face, "You really don't have to say all of that to get me to make love with you,"

"I know, and that's not why I'm saying it. Ok, maybe a little, but it is the truth," he propped my chin up so he could look me in the eyes, "You really are my hero,"

I shook my shoulders, ridding myself of my break-down so I could try to live up to Gokudera's words, "When you're right, you're right. Thank you,"

"Yah, what are husbands for?" He shrugged.

I bumped my head into his, "I can think of some things,"

"Hey now, I have training tomorrow," He pushed me away playfully.

"Well, then think of this as more training, like a warm up of sorts," I kissed him.

I sighed happily, holding Arashi in my arms as Gokudera held me in his. Even if we died tonight, this moment was enough to keep me happy for an eternity. Yes, things could be no better than this I thought as I fell asleep.

Epilogue, thirteen hours later:

Dino stared around the Vongola underground base, or rather, what had been the Vongola underground base. It was nothing more than piles of rubble, dust, and non-perishables. The smell of charred death clung heavily to the air, dampening any hopes of finding a single survivor. However, Dino would not give up until he was sure that his sister and nephew were identified. Maybe his good-for-nothing brother-in-law, but that was iffy. Hey, it wasn't his fault he hated Gokudera so much for tainting his sister.

"Ashura! Ashura, are you still alive?!" He yelled out for her as he and his men shifted through the rubble to find any survivor.

"Sir, we found out the cause," One of Dino's men said.

"There was a gas leak, and apparently, some of Gokudera-san's dynamite had been lit in a highly flammable area by an unidentifiable body," Dino's second random guy said.

"So, they died peacefully at least," He sighed and was about to stop working when he suddenly heard a soft crying sound.

Dino dug further and found three bodies, shrinking in size as you went deeper. Even though the explosion was his fault, however indirectly, the bodies of Gokudera, Ashura, and Arashi were almost completely untouched. It seemed that he had received the brunt of the damage, and yet he was still good-looking, go figure. Well, that pointless factoid aside, Dino found that his nephew had survived in his mother's arms.

Dino raised Arashi out of the mafia world, living as a citizen to the best of his ability in Byakuran's strange and twisted world. The end.

OMG!!! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sorry it ended like this! I just really wanted to end this fic, but I had no idea how to do it, and my mom came up with the idea of blowing everyone up, and I really liked the idea, so there you go. Though because I felt horrible about killing a baby, I had to end it like this. I'm really sorry it ended like this, but I want to re-write this fic, so I might someday. If you liked the idea of the story (Dino having a sister who had a long, twisted, complicated, yet loving relationship with Gokudera) then please, read the rewrite if I ever do write one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On a side note, have you ever realized that Gokudera always looks great? Only after his fight with Bel in the Ring Conflict did he not look good.