Deep Dark Secret
Chapter 18 - Graduation and After

A lot of time has passed, both Haruka and Michiru's Junior and Senior years had gone almost perfectly. They were accepted as they were, being a couple. The people who attended Mugen had figured that a relationship was a relationship, no matter if it was between a man and a women or a women and a women.

It was two days before the graduation from Mugen, everyone was getting excited, yet they were all nervous at the same time. The Validictorian of the Senior class hadn't been named yet. People were taking bets that it would have either been Haruka or Michiru. They had always been in a steady compatition with their grades. Most people found it funny when they got into a 'fight' about one getting a higher grade then the other.

Haruka's father had been found guilty of child abuse as well as rape and is serving a life sentence in the state penatentory. The only reason he was convicted is because Haruka was given the strength by all of her classmates that it was the right thing to do to testify against him. And she did. She described many times of rape to the court, as well as the abuse. she had been strong through the entire trial. When he was found guilty is when Haruka broke down and actually cried. She was so happy that she was free of him for the rest of her life.

Haruka and Michiru, as well as Michiru's parents had been working on plans for their wedding. They were to be married a week after the graduation. Haruka had purposed to Michiru at their prom. Everybody who was around them at the time was happy for the couple and applauded them madly...

Then the day came, the day of graduation, the day before, Michiru had been named Validictorian of the Senior class. The school heard many rumors of Haruka 'punishing' Michiru when they got home. They just brushed it off as nothing, and that it was none of their business.

Michiru climbed up onto the stage to make her speech and accept the Validictorian award.

"First off, I'd like the thank everyone for helping me through everything. My parents who were very supportive of me, when I told them about my girlfriend, and when I told them about her problems. She's very open about it now, Haruka figures that everything is in the past...where it belongs. Her and I have been through a lot in our lives, we grew up like sisters, spending all of our time together. When we were that age, who would have ever thought that we would be getting married." When she said that, she got a few yells from the audience. She smiled and continued "When we started to get older, I started having feelings for her, I was afraid to tell her, I was afraid of everything. Then she told me she liked me. I was afraid then too, because of what she was going through. I didn't want to hurt her more. She finally got some help, that's when we started to attend the fine school of Mugen. The school we're at now, and the school we're graduating from. She got laughed at on the first day, and she tried to kill herself." she ignored the tears sliding down her cheeks. she pointed the the faint scar on the side of her neck and explained it to the people. "This scar, on my neck, was from when I slashed my own throat. Trying to end my life, as Haruka had tried to do. But we were able to get through everything. And in the end, we're living happy, and we're living long. We both have no problems in our lives." she turned toward the group of Seniors, and found Haruka, she stared her straight in the eye and finished her speech. "Haruka...I love you. I'm happy to be spending the rest of my life with you. We've been to hell and back, but we're still here and that's all that matters." She put the microphone back on the stand and took her seat...

"I do." she says

"I do."

"By the power invested in me, I now pronouce you to be married." the minister said to the two women in front of him.

Haruka lifted up Michiru's veil and kissed her, long and passionately. They were finally married, and nothing could stop them from being happy.

For now, and forever, Haruka and Michiru will be together. With nothing to bug them, and all the problems out of both their lives.



YAY!!! I'm finally done this thing...It's really really amaze myself sometimes I was gonna make this longer and add a new problem to Haruka, but I'll just save that for a later story, just give me your reviews and I'll be happy. I'll be along to write more at a later time, I'm working on 3 other things right now...bye bye