"Has it already been three years?" Mitsukuni's voice could be clearly heard from the other end of the line.
"Yeah." Mori gave a nod, the expensive house receiver placed up to his ear, as he was standing there, bare chested, and still wearing his black pajama slacks.
"She graduates soon, doesn't she?" Another question went through the line, and Mori nodded again, even though his cousin couldn't see him. "I sometimes forget, since we have already graduated."
"Same here." He has had a problem with keeping track of time, since he's graduated.
Kagome has to constantly remind him of certain events and dates, which usually slips from his mind. He is just so busy, with his own classes in collage, he can't seem to have enough time. There is only one date on the calendar, that he never forgets—
"Are you going to tell her?" Mitsukuni became overly hopeful, somewhat excited for him.
He paused for a moment, and reached into his pocket. He felt his heart skip a beat in nervousness, and he swallowed the lump in his throat. He glanced over his shoulder, at the couch that was placed directly behind him.
She was there, sleeping…
"Today." He told him, as his fingers wrapped around the object in his pocket.
His cousin paused, the silence on both ends spoke more of the seriousness of the conversation, then words could describe alone.
"Good luck… Takashi." His tone sounded wise and mature, his words—he obviously meant them.
Mori looked back over his shoulder, towards the couch just a few feet away. A small smile appeared on his face and he sighed.
"Thanks." He slowly removed the phone from his ear, and placed it onto the receiver as quietly as he could.
Mori walked towards the couch, and when he went around to the other side, the image that greeted him made his expression soften towards the woman who was lying on the soft cushions before him.
She had her back to him, her hands curled up to her chest, and her legs slightly bent. She was wearing her usual sleepwear she enjoys so much, just a buttoned up shirt.
Her pant-less attire no longer bothers him—in fact…
He hummed, and reached out, gently touching her smooth legs with his knuckles, trailing them from her calf, all the way up her legs in a slow caress.
Her wearing such things allows him to touch her more. Feeling the softness of her skin beneath his fingers, is something he doesn't think he will ever get tired of. He smiled.
Once he reached the trimming of her dress shirt, he stopped, and pulled his hand away. He looked over her body once more, before reaching to the top of the couch, where a blanket was placed over the back. He carefully unfolded it, and then gently placed the thin fabric over her body.
He pulled the sheet up to her shoulders, and reached out to brush away some of the hair from her face, and he sighed when he saw how peaceful she looked, lying there.
"Must have been tired." He glanced at the coffee table, seeing her school books and papers scattered about the surface of the expensive furniture. We both have been busy with school—
He grabbed one of the papers laying on the table, and scanned her work. He hummed.
This report was supposed to be handed in two weeks ago. He shook his head, and sighed.
Trying to rush and do all her work again, it seems—It's like a repeat of last year. She waits till the last minute to do her work, then while everyone is busy getting ready to graduate, she quickly try's to shove half a semester of work into the last week, to get it done.
"It being her last year, doesn't help either." She told him that the buffalo- guests- he corrected himself- were obsessing over her more than usual, since this was the last time they will probably see her again.
He placed the paper back down onto the coffee table and sighed. He looked back over to the sleeping beauty on the couch.
"I'll let her sleep in today…" He decided that she deserved it. He will just have to take her to the restaurant for a late breakfast—He paused and looked at the clock on top of the fireplace. A frown appeared on his face and he sighed. It was already eleven o'clock.
Or lunch, as it would seem…
Maybe he really is losing track of time—Or his mind… One or the other.
The latter of the two was probably the best guess.
Mori was standing in front of the restaurant, one of Kagome's many—many favorites, yet this one was special. It was the first one that they went to together, on their first date as a couple—one of the many, many we went to that day. He almost chuckled at the thought.
We ate so much food, that even Kagome got full…
"Here?" He could hear Kagome question, as she stood beside him.
"Yeah." He nodded. He looked down at her, and with his hands still in his pockets, he extended his elbow out for her. "Milady."
"You are such a gentleman." She smiled, joking, and removed her hand from her pocket, and gently put her arm though his, placing her hand onto his bicep. She pressed her body closer to his, and he enjoyed the warmth coming from her, as she hugged his arm softly.
He basked in the moment for a few more seconds, before he moved forward and into the restaurant.
Mori walked through the crowded area, gracefully weaving in and out between the full tables, guiding Kagome along the way with ease. We of course got many stares, for Kagome, even though it was a Saturday, she wore her bandages and usual outfit she was so accustom to wearing after three years, which made her look like a feminine man.
Once we got to our table, after brushing off the odd looks, Mori pulled out Kagome's seat.
"Thank you." She smiled, and with him holding her hand, she sat down in her chair. He treated her like a duchess, and once she was comfortable, he raised her hand to his lips, pressing her knuckles against them in a soft kiss. She raised an eyebrow at him, as he pushed her chair in for her, before he finally sat down in his own seat across from her. "You are being rather nice today." She quickly picked up that something was amiss. "More than usual, anyway…" She added, looking at him with a questioning glance.
"We have not been able to go out for a while." He confessed.
She hummed, not believing him as she continued to stare at him. He just smiled at her, and leaned back into his chair, getting comfortable. She narrowed her eyes at him, and he tried not to be nervous under her intense gaze, and reached into his pocket, fiddling with the object that he brought, a nervous habit he has picked up as of late. "You are right. It has been a while since we've had any time to spend together." He gave a small inner sigh at her words, dodging the bullet.
He has to be more careful—
"What would you two like to drink?" Their waiter appeared at their table, carrying with him a bright smile and cheery disposition.
"Tea." He replied.
"Hot chocolate." Was Kagome's answer.
"Coming right up~!" He flashed them a big smile, before turning on his heels and leaving.
"He's too happy." He almost laughed at her words, finding them to be funny. "No one should be happy to work here."
"You would be happy to work here." He smirked, watching her reaction to his words. She just huffed.
"If you are referring to the fact that I would eat everything on their plates before they even got to the tables, then yes, I would be happy—I would also be fired, too." She rested her head against her knuckles, a small smile on her face.
"What are you going to do, after you graduate?" The subject of her retaining a job, reminded him of the quickly approaching date.
Kagome didn't answer him, and just continued to stare at a random spot on the table—
"Here you go!" His tea was placed down in front of him, stopping him from calling her name. "One tea, and a hot chocolate~" He was overly cheerful, as he reached into his apron and pulled out his notepad. "Would you like to go ahead and order, or do you need more time?"
Neither one of us even bothered to look at our menus, we knew what we wanted, and have eaten here enough times to know what the restaurant served, without having to look. Yet even though that was true, Mori decided that Kagome and him needed more time to sit an relax—
"We need some more time alone, if you don't mind."
"That's fine!" He flashed them another award winning smile. "Take all the time you need~!" He then left them once more— He could hear Kagome sighing in relief.
"I would like a different waiter…" She complained. She huffed, bringing her cup to her lips, and taking a small sip of her hot chocolate.
"Reminds you of Tamaki?" He smirked when he saw her pause in her drinking, and a vein appeared above her forehead.
"Everything reminds me of Tamaki." She placed her cup back onto the table, a small tick of annoyance showing on her face. He sighed, and shook his head, reaching for his own cup. "Mori?" She called his name, and he hummed in reply, showing that he was listening. He raised the tea, and sighed as he placed the hot liquid to his lips and took a slow drink—"I would like for you to meet my family."
"!" He almost choked on his tea and he coughed.
He thought he already meet them? Several times in fact.
The first time he meet Sesshomaru, the head of Taisho Corporation, was not a happy experience, remembering well, when he charged into the academy and caused complete chaos. He then meet him for a second time, introductions were actually made, and they meet eye to eye— Which, he has to say, was also not the happiestmoment of his life, by far, but he survived, and he guess that is the best anyone could hope for when around someone like Sesshomaru Taisho…
Though Shippo, and his family, were a different story. They were very nice.
"My mother, brother, and grandfather." She added, seeing that he almost had a heart attack, believing she meant her other family.
"Yeah." She nodded.
"You sure you are ready to go back?" He knows that the shrine always brought her bad memories. Whenever she went back home to see her family, even if it was just for summer vacation, she would always return downhearted.
"They are coming for my graduation." She looked down, as if thinking about something, smiling to herself. "Mother says that pictures will not be enough, and this time she wants to see you in person."
"I would like to see them." He smiled at her, his expression softening. He would like it very much— He paused when he felt her light touch on top of his hand, which was holding his tea, on top of the table.
"Thank you." Her eyes held a new light in them and his expression softened towards her, enjoying her happiness from such a simple thing. He let go of his cup, and moved his hand so that he was holding hers softly within his larger grasp, and he stroked her fingers with this thumb.
She looked so beautiful, sitting there with a light blush of excitement on her cheeks, looking at him with her deep blue orbs, shining with delight at his answer. He hummed, his heart fluttering at the sight, and he looked down at their touching hands.
Her left hand, held within his right. His gaze focused on her fingers, and he stroked her ring finger intently. He felt his stomach become knotted, and he reached into his pocket, fiddling around with the object inside with sudden nervousness. His thumb brushed against her ring finger again, and his mouth became dry.
Should he ask her now? The question echoed in his head, as he looked away from her hand, and onto her face, which was filled with such warmth. Now would be as good of a time as any—if not the perfect moment, actually...
His grip on her hand tightened ever so slightly, and he looked to the side, as he started to pull out the small object that he had been hiding in his pocket the whole time—
"Mori?" Kagome's voice caused him to pause, just as the box was pulled out of the safety of his pocket.
"…?" He looked back up at her, and saw that her expression had changed. He saw her nervously nibbling on her lower lip, looking down, and he looked at her with concern. "Everything alright?"
"Yes—No- well… maybe." He raised an eyebrow at her words, slightly confused. Her cheeks became splashed with a crimson color, and she finally looked back into his stormy grey orbs. "I—" Her cheeks became darker. "I'm pregnant."
"!" The box slipped out of his grasp, falling onto the floor with a small thud, rolling over and landing on its side.
All the loud chatter suddenly stilled, some of them staring at their table with a curious glance, others with confusion written on their faces. A few whispers could be heard, but there was a tense atmosphere in the room, and he could hear his own heart, pounding in his ears.
"P-p-?!" He couldn't even form words, as they stuttered out of his mouth.
"Pregnant." She repeated.
"I…I—I !" His mind went to mush, as the word echoed in his mind over and over again and he felt dizzy. A baby-! "I'm going to be a … F-fa… ahh~" His eye rolled into the back of his head, overwhelmed.
Kagome watched the usually tough and calm man, pass out, leaning back into his chair until it fell over, and he landed on the floor with a loud thud.
She chuckled at Mori expense, finding his reaction to be hilarious~
"He is so gullible." She was only joking—of course. Was it mean of her to joke about a thing like that? Maybe~
"Fa—F.. fa." Mori continued to mutter from his passed out state, still in shock, as he lay on the floor. The black box lying beside his head, as swirls were spinning in his eyes. "Fa—f..fa..f"
She had to admit, him passing out was not on the list of things she'd expect for him to do—But it was so worth it~
"Hey, Happy." She raised her hand, calling forth their waiter. "Check please."
"So how did it go?" The voice on the other line asked, curious. "Did you ask her?"
Mori just stood there, staring down at the floor, and sighed, feeling defeated. The day was already over with. Kagome and he were getting ready to go to bed, when Mitsukuni called.
"That bad?" His cousin could tell something went wrong.
"Yeah." He reached into his pajama slacks, gripping the object, that sadly, was still in his pocket.
"Well, I'm sure you will find another time to ask her." He tried to cheer him up.
But today was the perfect day—Their anniversary of when they first started dating. He had it all planned, and now the day was already finished. He lost his chance. He sighed again, feeling downhearted.
"You love her?" The question took him by surprise and he looked at the receiver. "Do you love her?" Mitsukuni asked again, when he did not get an answer.
Mori looked away from the phone, and at the couch that was behind him. A small smile appeared on his face, when he saw that Kagome was lying down on the soft furniture, already asleep…
"Then everything will turn out alright." There was a long pause on the phone, and Mitsukuni hummed on the other line. "Takashi?" The blond called, yet he did not receive an answer.
The phone was lying beside the receiver, on the small table, discarded.
Mori was looking down at Kagome's sleeping form, shaking his head. She was laying on her back, her hand on her stomach, while the other was placed above her head, her hair fanned out among the couch like a wave of black water.
A soft expression over took his face, as he watched her sleep. He sat down on what little room he could squeeze himself into, without waking her. He reached out and caressed her cheek gently.
They have lived together under the same roof for a while now, in a house the perfect size just for the two of them. He built her a home to stay in, on the edge of his family's property, so she didn't have to live in her apartment by herself anymore. Soon afterwards, he moved in with her—and they had been living in this home, without servants or maids since.
A smile appeared on his face, just remembering it—
but soon afterwards, their neighbors sudden sold out. To—You guessed it, Taisho. It became of many 'extra' proprieties, that the rich corporation owns. So on either side of the house, was our families—Taisho on one side of the fence, and Morinozuka on the other.
He almost chuckled at the thought, finding the whole thing to be rather funny, when you think about it.
He brushed some of the hair away from her face, and he bent down, gently kissing her forehead.
He loved her.
He loved so many things about her—The cute way she laughs, or how her eyes have a certain shine to them when she is talking about the things she enjoys. Her voice. Her scent. Her skin. He slowly trailed his knuckles up her arm, then back down again.
He reached out, and gently grabbed her left hand, that was placed on her stomach. He raised it to his lips, and softly kissed her knuckles.
"Kagome…" He reached into his pocket, and pulled out the little velvet box he had been treasuring. He easily opened it up with one hand, revealing the lovely and expensive diamond ring held within. He placed the box onto the coffee table, and then pulled the ring out, leaving the box there. "Happy anniversary." He carefully slipped the gold ring onto her ring finger, and his eyes fogged over, enjoying how it looked on her.
He loved her so much…
He raised her hand to his lips once more, and lovingly kissed the ring.
"Will you marry me?" The question he has been waiting to ask her all day—no, for much, much, longer than that—whispered from his parted lips, brushing against the jewelry.
He could have taken her across the world, and had a thousand servants carrying roses to her—An idea Tamaki would have thought up, and enjoyed doing, yet he knew she would not like anything extravagant.
He was just going to be as simple as possible, and ask her during lunch— It was the best choice, and he believed she would have liked it, yet his plan was ruined- but he suppose this will have to do…
He smiled, picturing her face when she wakes up in the morning, and seeing the ring on her finger-
"Takashi…" The mumble caused him to freeze, and look down at her. "No more…" A small smile appeared on her face, and she turned her head in her sleep. "Can't eat… any…more." She was talking in her sleep, and he shook his head at her, his deep chuckling rumbling though his chest.
He got off of the couch, and gently scooped her into his arms, careful as not to wake her. He then carried her to the bedroom, so they can both get some well-deserved sleep for the night…
"Takashi? Are you there? "
The phone was still lying on the table, long forgotten…
~~~~~~~~~ Extra Skit ~~~~~~~~~
The church was large, yet beautiful, holding hundreds of people inside to see this one event. The soft music was playing in the background, and everyone turned to see the bride walk up the aisle.
Kagome looked absolutely breathtaking—
"Kagome is a girl!" There was a loud screech of confusion up front, as a blond man stood up, mouth agape.
"Tamaki!" Haruhi gave a hushed whisper to the man standing beside her, embarrassed. "You mean after all these years you didn't know!"
"She told us one day at the Host Club…" Hikaru stated. The twins were sitting on the other side of the now distressed blond king. "It was pretty random…" He remembered, thinking back.
"I'm a girl." Kagome confessed with a shrug, standing in the middle of the room. All the hosts, except for Mori, instantly stopped what they were doing, staring at her in shock.
"You were there, wasn't you listening?" Kaoru asked.
"No, he must have heard." Hikaru looked to his brother. "He went to the corner and sulked after she told us…"
"I thought she was lying, to upset me…" Tamaki confessed, his face pale. "…?" He felt a soft touch grab his chin, before a light kiss was planted on his cheek, her lips barely brushing against the corner of his mouth. "!" His cheeks instantly became stained with color. He watched as Kagome then continued her graceful walk down the aisle, before finally coming to a stop at her rightful place beside Mori. With that, the preacher began his speech. "…" In a daze, Tamaki lifted his hand, touching the spot where Kagome kissed him, before falling down with at hard thump, back in his seat.
"Do you, Takashi Morinozuka, take Kagome Higurashi to be your wife— Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health, for richer, for poorer, for better, for worse-"
"I-I do…" Tamaki mumbled out, swirls of dizziness in his eyes as his soul floated out of his mouth—So happy, he died.
Kagome glanced at them, as they continued to whisper among themselves. Tamaki was mumbling gibberish in his daze. Every though they tried to keep quiet, it all could be clearly heard underneath the preacher's speech.
Tamaki is such an idiot…
She smiled at them, before looking back, her blue orbs quickly finding the wonderful stormy grey of her soon-to-be husband.
"Kagome." Tamaki spoke up. "I'll miss you." He spoke with tears in his eyes.
"She's not going anywhere, Tamaki." Haruhi sighed, a dead panned look in her face as she smacked her palm against her forehead.
Kagome's expression softened.
But he is a good friend…
Hope you guys enjoyed it! I know I did not touch on some things you guys was looking forward to seeing, and I am sorry about that TT_TT
While I was writing it, the story took its own shape, and I must admit I added a lot of things to it, like the skits, Krabby and sparrow, I didn't have planned from the start. There was so much I wanted to write, but I just don't have time to anymore.
I wanted to write Haruhi's reaction, and Renge's reaction, when they find out Kagome is a girl—but I just didn't have time to write the skit.
Instead of the short version in the 'friend' skit, I wanted to write the entire clubs reaction to her being a girl, as well.
I wanted to write a full on oneshot with a Mori / Kag / Kyoya thing as well. Either it be a full onesided Kyoya/ Kagome, or a True Mori/Kag/Kyoya, I was still unsure about, but I couldn't write it anyway. I just don't have time.
Maybe later—in my Oneshot collection, but not anytime soon…
A skit, of when 'he' finally comes back, during the last episode of the anime—Sesshomaru returns, and everyone finds out that Kagome knows Taisho corporation … And sends that woman, the one I REALLY hated in the show Tamaki's 'fiancée'? Yeah that woman… god I hated her. And Tamaki's grandmother. I wanted to show them, and have Sesshomaru just come in and—more or less take over their company, or threaten to. So they end up treating Tamaki better—I was going to do that, but all I could do was say in this epilogue, and hit at that fact, by saying 'he charged in and caused chaos.'
Anyway, that was the plan, and it was going to be posted as a skit after chapter 15, the last full chapter, but that skit had to be thrown out for several reasons. One: I don't have time. Two: I did not save that episode in my computer, so I could re-watch it and memorize it. It helps me write if I can watch the show at the same time. And Three: It would have been a ridiculously long skit, pretty much a chapter within a chapter—that would have been crazy…
So yeah—Those are ideas that I haven't been able to write, for time-restraint and other reasons. I wanted to, but I just couldn't. T_T
I also noticed in a few reviews there was some hot and heavy things going on, lol expecting some action. Sorry to say that I don't do lemon / lime, and any other fruit cocktail you guys might think of. Lol. I just don't specialize in it and to tell you the truth I don't think I will be good at it. Besides the heavy stuff, there were more people who also commented on, and told about their own creative ideas for what should happen-
If you guys want to add something to my story, or make your own story inspired by mine, by all means, go right ahead… Just tell me about it, cause I want to read it~ lol.
I've already gotten a few P.M's saying they were inspired by my story and made their own Ouran X INU.
I am honored, and I have read every one of them. I also received fan art, and my own Doujin, which sadly, has not been updated for a while… but that's alright.
I have other multi-chapter stories on my profile right now, they are not as popular as this one, but if you read those as well, I might want to tell you that it might be a while before those get updated.
I'm going to try and write a book—a book book—lol.
Even though I wrote Ouran, and it is a 200K + story, I can't make money off of fanfiction, sadly, and I must go search my own brain for something original. Which shouldn't be too hard, really, since I already have a lot of ideas I have had for a while, that I just haven't gotten time to write.
One of which involves a war between demons and humans.— And another, is a love triangle between a princess, her betrothed prince, and his best friend from childhood / bodyguard. And that's just two, I have a few others, but those are the more promising ones.
So now the epilogue is done, I'm going to try and write a book book, and try to make take the big step and make living out of writing, which I love doing. So if my other multi-chapter stories don't get updated for a while, please don't get mad, lol.
I just wanted to finish this story, since so many people love it, before I started on something serious.
My personal life is still hectic, which is why I'm going to try and make some money with writing, whenever I have a break between working to pay my bills, until hopefully I can make a living from writing, which would be great. Lol but I can only hope right now and maybe something good will come out of this…
Thank you guys for all your support, I appreciate it and thank you for your concerns. My mother is doing- well she has her good days and her bad days. I'm trying the best I can by myself. She's not getting better, but she's not getting worse, either.
Sorry this Author Note is so long, I just wanted you guys to know what's going on, and I tried to keep it short, really I did DX lol.
I hope you had fun reading it, as much as I did creating it~