Here is the next chapter of 'Splashes of Color'…. I need to get a life.

That night for me, was one that I think I will remember for the rest of eternity.

He took his lips from my throat, licking away the blood on his hands. He watched as my eyes began to flutter closed, watched as I feel to the floor in a daze. I could feel him catch me.

I could taste the blood he forced down my throat.

I was in such a state of shock; I cannot recall what I did. It was not until I swallowed, I even knew what he had done.


The next morning, I awoke to the rhythmic breath of Kaname. He was lying next to me, that much I could feel, he was also awake. I knew that because his eyes were staring quite relentlessly into my skull.

"I'm trying to sleep," I muttered, with an annoyed tone, before opening my eyes and looking straight into his. As I looked into his eyes a memory fluttered through my brain, I reached for it, but it flew away before I could catch it. He smiled a toothy grin.

"Hello, my love," he whispered, kissing my nose.

That felt familiar.

I couldn't put my finger on it!

Why couldn't I recall what had happened?

He held my hand close, putting it to his cheek.

"My Yuuki, what a wonderful creature you are… So beautiful, so fair, so lovely, kind…" he moved closer to me. I sqeezed my eyes shut as he kissed me softly on the lips.

What was going on?

This whole thing was going a little too fast for me.

Why was he getting so close to me?

Why was my heart racing as though I had just run a twenty-mile marathon?


My heart fluttered and I could feel his breath flushing at my red face.

"Yuuki, you are my heart, the only girl for me." I opened my eyes again, looking into his.

"Kaname? Why are you suddenly acting this way?" I asked him softly. I was tired. I couldn't take this. He was acting as though we were lovers.

I was not about to say that I was in love with him.

That much, even I could have figured out.

I couldn't really say that I thought he was in love with me.

"I love you, My Heart; I love you more than anything in this world. I called you to marry me the way that I did because I was afraid you reject me any other way," he looked down, he seemed ashamed, "If I had thought for one second you were in love with me the way I was with you, I would have done anything in order to win you over. I would do anything for you. I used underhanded tactics to get you to marry me. I used your adopted father; I used money in order for marriage. I should not have done that; I should have let you come to me on your own. I should have let you fall in love with me. I should not have used money. Money isn't love."

His eyes were full of shame. His whole entity looks sad, depressed. He with his full heart was guilty for the situation he had put me through.

"But you saved him, you saved him, Kaname." He looked up at me, quite surprised. Finally, he shook his head.

"I am a monster."

"You are no monster. You are kind, gentle," I caressed his cheek, "I could think of no other person who I would want to stay with for the time that I will stay with you. Who else could keep my entertained the way that you do?"

He frowned, his eyebrows furrowed.

"There are millions of men that would be far better suited for you, far better than I." He looked away from me, shuddering away from my embrace.

"But they cannot walk the path with me for as long as you can. There would be no point in loving someone who could not do things for me. You protect me, you love me, you've said so yourself." I pulled him back towards me to give him a light kiss on the cheek.

"I shouldn't have taken you though! I am to loathe for trying to force you to marry me, to loathe! I tried to force you to remember who I was when we were much younger. That is why I bit you last night. That is why I drank your blood and forced you to drink mine. I was selfish. That is no way to earn someone's love!" He pushed me back again.

"No. You should not have. But you did, and now, here we are. I don't care what you think that you had to do for me in order to earn my love," I started crying, "You already have it. You have all of me. You have my body," I lifted my ring finger to show him the giant diamond and the band around my finger, "You have me heart," I put his hand over my heart, "You have my soul. You have all of me," I whispered. "I love you too." I hugged him tightly, kissing him over, and over again until he realized that I was truthful.

"But what about your memories?" he asked me quietly, breathing into the hollow of my neck.

I lifted his head to face mine, and looked sternly into his eyes.

"The past does not matter, Kaname. I do not care what happened in the past. We are in the present now; I love you for who you are now. There is nothing that can make me change my mind. You are mine, and I am yours. Love me."

He kissed me one last time, and that moment every piece of the painting fit together.

We were pieces of the puzzle.

We were lovers.

The past didn't matter.

The future was a mystery.

All that was left is the present.

This was our time.

We would make it last.

What a beautiful ending! SNIFF. Anyways... Now time to complete Where my Love Lies At Rest...