last chapter:] we made it.


Aidou was alive. Alive and breathing; here and now. And Kain was with him. That was all that mattered. Thriving in their prime of youth -- two lovers engulfed in an indescribable, uncontainable feeling that they both couldn't quite understand. There they stood, outside under the ebony-black sky, in each others arms. They were outside of the Moon Dormitory building, rendezvousing in secret.

Kain put a finger under Aidou's chin and tilted the blonde vampire boy's face upwards, planting a soft kiss on the boy's softly trembling lips. Aidou, in turn, stood up on his tip-toes, trying to get as much of the kiss from Kain as possible. He wanted this to last forever.

Forever wasn't what Kain had in mind. The wild vampire boy pulled away and sighed. "Damn it, Hanabusa," he said.

Aidou blinked twice confusedly. "Akatsuki?"

"You're doing it again," Kain said vaguely, frowning.

"Doing what?" Aidou asked innocently, afraid that he might have angered his lover.

"...Making me fall in love with you."

Aidou's eyes softened at Kain's response, and then playfully put his arms around the older boy's neck. "Is that such a bad thing?" He smiled.

Kain's frown deepened in humiliation. "Yes."

"How come?"

"Because..."

"Because why?"

"Because it's annoying," Kain finally stated exasperatedly.

"Annoying love, huh?" Aidou laughed mellowly. "I like the sound of it."

Kain chuckled and slid his fingers into Aidou's. Somehow, he knew that everything would turn out all right. "Let's head back to the dorms before we get caught." And as they walked back, it began to snow. Sparkling white fluff coated the area in no time, glistening beautifully under the moonlight.

"Aaaahhh," Aidou beamed, "I want to make a snowman!" He huddled closer to Kain's body, relishing in this perfect, romantic moment. "Can we make one Akatsuki? Can we?"

"..No."

"WHY?"

"Because."

"Because why?!"

Kain obviously seemed bothered by the blue-eyed vampire boy's endless whining. "Annoying little kid," he muttered, shaking his head.

"WHAT DID YOU CALL ME!!?" Aidou let his hand drop from Kain's. Kain grinned as Aidou bent over to produce a snowball from the ground. He then whipped it at Kain, missing miserably. Kain dodged it easily, his amber eyes glowing with amusement. Aidou bent over to make another one to throw, and Kain took off running. Aidou chased him all the way back to the Moon Dorm, their laughter fading into the night.

Throwing, missing, bending over to make another one, throwing, and missing again, Aidou pursued Kain until they were indoors. Kain beat Aidou to their room and by the time that Kain had opened their room door, Aidou was at the far end of the hall.

Kain waved to Aidou, smiling. "Goodnight, Hanabusa! " And closed and locked the door.

"AKATSUKI!!!!!!!!!"

Nothing had really changed Sure they did get on each others nerves every now and then, nut it would always be okay in the end. And sure they would have to submit to love even in the worst times, but it was okay. Because annoying love was better than no love at all.

Annoying love, huh?

I like the sound of it.



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[a/n- deja vu?]