Oh man am I ever on a roll here! Now my friends, I am proud to present the final episode of 'Kaede's Dreams'. In this final episode, we move ahead past the timeline of episode 21 and into the timeline of episode 22 when Rin is to move out and on to the 24th episode, only now with more time going to Kaede and Matthew. I have to admit that this series has had it's challenges, but I had a lot of fun writing up the series, and now my friends, I am proud to present the final episode of 'Kaede's Dreams'. Also, if you wish to read more stories about 'Matthew' and 'Kaede', then please check out 'Our Kinda Trip', it follows along after episode 78 of 'My Kinda Life'. Enjoy!

My Kinda Life

The Special Series: Kaede's Dreams

Written by: ThomasZoey3000

Episode 12: Together Forever

It had been quite a warm day today, but by now a huge thunderstorm was raging. Oh boy was that thunder ever loud, it woke me in an instant, "wow, that sure is a raging storm," I said quietly.

I looked over to my left side, Kaede was still sleeping.

"She must be having a good dream," I thought to myself, I then gave her a small kiss on the left side of her face, "sweet dreams Kaede."

I then tried to go back to sleep, which was hard with that storm outside. As for Kaede, boy was I ever right about her having a good dream...

Her dream begins in the main hallway, Rin was talking with Mayumi and Itsuki about his conversations with the girls and his love confession to Asa.

"Kaede, Sia and Nerine all poured out their hearts to you and yet you didn't chose any of them," chuckled Itsuki.

"I'm happy for you Rin," said Mayumi, "you did the right thing and I know you'll make Asa very happy."

"Now that you're not with Kaede, Sia or Nerine," Itsuki chuckled, "that means I can take them, oh that would be sweet and maybe Kareha could join in as well."

Itsuki's thoughts were interupted when Mayumi put the smackdown on him.

"You jerk!" she snapped.

"You so asked for that one!" The three of them looked to the stairwell to see me walking down the stairs.

"Well, well," Itsuki chuckled as he got back to his feet, "if it isn't our Canadian Superstar, what have you been up to?"

"Okay, how many times am I gonna have to tell you to stop calling me a Canadian Superstar, it's getting on my nerves!" I said angerily, Itsuki went quiet, "and secondly if you must know of what I've been up to..."

It was then that Kaede came walking over towards me, she was smiling once again.

"Hi Matthew, how are you today?"

"I'm okay, what about you?"

"I'm fine," as we were talking, we held hands.

Itsuki could see our hands holding onto each other and gasped, "you two do know that you're holding hands right?"

"Yeah, so?" I asked.

Rin understood and smiled, "you told her didn't you?" he asked.

I nodded my head happily, "yes I told her, and now Kaede and I are a couple," Kaede smiled as she rested her head on my right shoulder, she looks so cute when she does that (which is true in real life).

"No way!" Itsuki gasped, "this can't be true!"

"Hmm, Itsuki doesn't believe us," I said quietly to Kaede, "do you want to prove to him that it is possible?"

"Yes," she said happily. She stood up on her toes, her cheeks went red and so did mine, our lips came closer and closer and then - we kissed again. Mayumi and Itsuki were in complete shook, and so was everybody else in that hallway, except for Rin, he was happy for us.

"Well Itsuki," he said, "looks like you can't include Kaede in your visions anymore."

Itsuki only groaned, while Mayumi took her camera out and took a picture of us, we both wished that she didn't.

After our kiss, we walked off back to our classroom, side by side and with our hands holding onto each other. Of course, as you can expect, Kaede's little fan-club wasn't happy to see us together.

"Oh no," Kaede groaned.

"Don't worry Kaede," I said sweetly to her, "let me handle this..."

I then spoke up and said loudly, "alright you punks you better listen up, I am now Kaede's boyfriend, understand? We are in love and there is nothing you can do that will seperate us. Should you try, then you'll have to deal with me! And trust me, you do not want to mess with me, for I am a black-belt in karate, so if you know what's good for you, then you will stay away from both Kaede and myself, so don't try - oh, and break up your little group, cause I don't want to have to deal with you punks in the future, understand?"

The fan-club understood perfectly and didn't bother coming after us.

"You wouldn't really hurt them would you?" Kaede asked nervously.

"Not at all, it was just a bunch of empty threats, I would never hurt someone else. Oh and Kaede, I am so sorry about that slap okay?"

"It's okay Matthew, I've forgiven you for that," and to prove it, she got on her toes and kissed on the left side of my face, "I love you."

"And I love you too," I said, then I gave her a kiss on the right side of her face, "Kaede, do you want to go out with me tonight?"

"You mean like a date?" she asked, I nodded my head happily, "sure Matthew, I would love to go out with you."

She then wrapped her arms around my left arm, then we walked off to the classroom, side by side and blushing happily.

After school was done for the day, Kaede and I set out on our way, only one member of Kaede's fan-club to seperate us before we headed out, but just as I prepared to fight - he ran away.

"That always scares the heck out of them," I chuckled, "it's because they won't want to get hit."

Kaede giggled a little bit, she was still smiling and had both of her arms wrapped around my left arm.

We spent most of the afternoon just walking around the mall, checking out some of our favourite stores. I even bought Kaede some ice cream, strawberry flavor is her favourite.

Lots of people could see us together and they often said...

"They look so cute together."

"How adorable."

After a while, we rested at a bench just to relax, "you know something Kaede, when I was younger, I never liked being called 'cute' or 'adorable'."

"Why is that?"

"You know I really have no idea."

"Well if you don't if I say so, you did look adorable and cute," she said, I looked over to her confused, "I saw a few pictures of you and your friends in Canada. I hope you don't mind."

"Nah I don't mind at all, you're more than welcome to look at those pictures."

We were quiet for a while, that was until Kaede gave me another kiss on the lips for a minute and a half.

"I only wish I had fallen in love with you sooner, then you would be my first love."

"Well I wouldn't say that, Kaede."

She looked over to me confused, "why would you say that?"

I was blushing at this time, so I looked away, "Cause they usually say that the first love doesn't usually work out."

"Matthew, are you...blushing?"

"Ah no, it's just the lighting in this mall."

"Oh my god, I think you are blushing," she got up to see if I was blushing, "you are blushing."

"Okay maybe I am," I chuckled a little bit.

"Can you tell me about your former girlfriends?"

"Sure Kaede," so she sat down beside me, then I told her about my past girlfriends, well - all the stuff I didn't tell her before.

When I was finished, Kaede looked down to the floor and sighed sadly, "Matthew, do you think we'll be together forever?"

"I think that our relationship will last forever," I smiled as I answered her question, "cause you are the girl that I love with my heart and soul, you're the one girl I like to spend time with and you are the only girl I can talk to if I'm ever upset."

"Do you really mean that?"

"Of course I do. Kaede, you are the most important person in my life, I promise you that I will never break up with you, okay?"

"Okay," she smiled and gave me another hug.

A few days later, I was helping Kaede pack up all of the boxes of Rin's stuff, mostly because he was moving into an apartment, which I might add was lot smaller than mine.

Kaede was trying to lift some of the heavy boxes, but she was having trouble.

"Hey Kaede, don't worry about those boxes okay? I'll take care of them," I said.

"Okay Matthew, thank you."

She let go of the box, then I took of one of the boxes, boy were those things heavy, "geez, what is in this box? Is Rin trying to take a brick collection to his new apartment."

"Actually I think those are his books."

"These are his books?" I asked surprised.

"Yes - are you sure you don't want me to help you carry that box?"

"Well - I guess I could use a little bit of help," I said while chuckling a little. So Kaede took hold of the other end of the box, then we walked off downstairs with that heavy box. We did that several times until the heavy boxes were finally at the doorway.

As we continued to pack up Rin's things, I could see some tears coming down from Kaede's eyes.

"I'm sorry," she said while crying.

I walked over towards her and gave her another hug, she burst into tears at that given point, "it's okay Kaede, just let it out okay?" Kaede didn't answer me, she continued to cry. Reason was because she was going to miss having Rin around the house. Anyways, I continued to hug Kaede until she cried out all of her tears.

When Rin came into the room to see how we were doing and saw Kaede and I hugging, he walked out of the room.

After a while, Kaede finally stopped crying, "thank you Matthew," she said quietly.

"You're welcome Kaede."

Rin came back up a few minutes later and we continued to pack up all of his boxes until there were only a few things left, which would be moved out the next morning.

Shortly after Rin moved out, she started spending more time with me, either at her house or at my apartment. At the school, we quickly became the most popular couple, mostly because she was still the princess of the school and I was, as Itsuki often still calls me, the Canadian Superstar.

"Can I get just one picture of you two together?" Mayumi asked us one day.

"Sure," Kaede and I said in unison.

So Kaede and I stood side by side, her head was resting on my shoulder and our hands holding onto each other.

"Perfect," smiled Mayumi, "now...smile!"

Kaede and I did smile as she took the picture, come to think of it, she took more than five pictures of us.

"I thought you only said 'one picture'," I said.

"I know," she giggled quietly, "but who can resist a chance to have a picture of the most popular couple in our school?"

"Okay I guess you make a good point there," I smiled, even Kaede had to agree to that.

On the night Rin made his 'desperate' move to save Asa, I went with Kaede, Sia, Primula and Nerine to the hospital to see if they were okay. When we got there, Asa and Rin were laughing and smiling as if nothing had happened.

"Are you okay Rin?" Sia asked nervously.

"I'm fine," he said, "and so is Asa."

"I'm feeling much better now," she smiled, "and it's thanks to you Rin, just promise me you won't do something like that again."

"I promise," he said, then he told us of what he did.

The girls were in complete shock, as for me, I was stunned by his actions, but I wasn't speechless at all, "Rin, I know you have gone through alot tonight, but..." I then slapped him on the back.

"Ow! Okay I get it, that wasn't the smartest thing I could ever do, but what else was I suppose to do?"

"It's my fault," Asa sighed sadly, "if only I hadn't been so stubborn, then maybe Rin wouldn't have..."

"Asa," I said this time, "you shouldn't beat yourself over this, and I guess there's no reason to beat Rin up over this. Sometimes boyfriends will do the unthinkable for their girlfriends when they are in trouble or are dying, it's just who they are," then I looked down to Rin, "just don't do something like that again."

"I won't," he said.

"From what you have just said," said Nerine, "anyone would think that you've done something like this."

"Well not excatly like what Rin has done tonight, but I have done quite a bit for Kaede that is unthinkable like what happened at the lab," I groaned a little as I looked down to my right arm. Kaede knew what I meant, "when a boy loves a girl with all his heart and soul, then he'll want to protect her because he doesn't want to lose her. As a result of it, he'll do anything like what Rin just did or run out into a rainstorm to find the girl he loves and tell her how he feels about her."

Kaede blushed when she heard that, she knew I was talking about the day I told her my feelings.

Still though, the girls scolded Rin badly for his stunt, then they asked Asa how her hair grew so darn long (for the record to this day, she has short hair again, she it cut a year before I arrived, according to what Kaede told me.)

At Christmas this year, Kaede held a special christmas party, and as you can guess, she invited all of her friends and that included me.

Everyone had a good time that night, there was lots of good food and lots of music was playing. Sia and Nerine felt left out because they didn't have boyfriends to dance with.

As you can guess, Rin and Asa danced quite a bit and so did Kaede and I.

After the party, I stayed to help clean up.

"Thank you for inviting me tonight Kaede."

"You're welcome Matthew," she smiled, "this party wouldn't have been the same without you."

It was then that Kaede looked up as we stood in the doorway of the living room, I looked up too and saw what Kaede was looking at - it was mistletoe.

Kaede looked me in the eyes and I looked her in her eyes, then our lips came closer and closer until we kissed, just as the last song on her CD started playing, which was 'You'll Be In My Heart' by 'Phil Collins'.

"Kaede, would you like to dance with me?"

"I love to," she smiled.

And so we walked back into the living room and started dancing to that song, we were blushing bright red, but we were still smiling as the song played on.

"Do you like this song Kaede?"

"I do, I love this song - whenever I listen to it, it always reminds me of you."

"Really, cause whenever I listen to this song, it reminds me of you," we smiled and giggled as the song came to an end and once again, we kissed on the lips.

We had no idea that Primula was watching us from the doorway, she was smiling at the sight.

"Way to go Kaede, and you too Matthew."

When the new year began, Kaede started spending even more time with me at my apartment. When school was done for the day, we would walk off back to my apartment side by side as always.

"I'm glad those groupees have stopped trying to seperate us," said Kaede.

"Yeah, I'm glad they stopped too, cause they were starting to get on my nerves - atlhough, Itsuki is still doing a good job of that."

Kaede giggled a little bit when I said that.

One day in Febuary, my friends from Canada popped by for a visit, "hey Matthew, what's up?" Patrick asked.

"I'm doing good," I smiled, "come inside, there's someone I want you to meet."

So they followed me inside to where she was waiting, "Hello there, I'm Kaede Fuyou, I'm Matthew's girlfriend." As you can guess, they did mispronounce Kaede's name at first until I corrected them, then they introduced themselves to her.

"I've heard so much about you all from Matthew," Kaede said kindly.

"Good things I hope," said Ryan.

"Yes, he said a lot of good things about you all."

"So how long are you guys going to be staying in the city?"

"We'll be staying for about a week," said Patrick, "then we'll be going back to Canada. Till then, I hope you don't mind if we hang out with you and Kaede."

"I don't mind," I then looked over to Kaede, "what about you Kaede? Do you mind if they hang out with us this week?"

"I don't mind either, they can hang out with us if they want to," she answered happily.

So for the next week, my friends hung out with Kaede and I, we talked about all the good times we had, in Canada or here in Tokyo.

Patrick even brought over his Nintendo 64 system and some of his games like 'Super Mario'. We all played the games together, Kaede had a little bit of trouble learning how to use the controllers, but after a bit of practising, she played a professional, just like me.

"You're good," said Patrick one day after Kaede won the game, "it took us a long time just to master this game."

"Well Patrick and myself," said Ryan, "Matthew never seemed to have any problems and he always seemed to beat us every time."

I only chuckled when I heard that and Kaede giggled a little bit, but very quietly.

We had lots of fun hanging out with my friends from Canada, but all too soon, their visit was over and they had to go back to Canada.

"Don't worry though buddy," said Ryan, "we'll come back someday, then we can hang out then."

"Sure Ryan, that sounds good."

"Take care of yourself Matthew," said Patrick as he shook my hand, "and take care of Kaede, she is a special lady."

"You know I will," I smiled.

We then said our goodbyes, then my friends set off for the elevator. I sighed, then I went back inside to spend some more time with Kaede, "you're going to miss aren't you?" she asked.

"Yeah," I answered, "but I know they'll come back for a visit someday."

I then placed my left hand on her left shoulder and held her close towards me, Kaede blushed happily and so did I while we watched another one of my movies.

Of course, I wasn't going to be living in that apartment forever, reason being is because in September 2009, Kaede invited me to move in with her and as you can guess, I accepted her offer.

Kaede and Primula helped me move my stuff to the Fuyou house and helped me unpack it in Rin's old bedroom. Following the move in, every day that followed was pretty much the same as it had been in real life, (apart from the knuckleheads coming here and trying to hurt Kaede). Naomi joined the family in January 2010 and Daisy came into our lives in June of the same year.

Of course Kaede told me about the wonderful dreams she had.

"I guess I would've made a huge difference if I had been here," I said to her.

"Maybe, but who knows, maybe it would've been different than what I saw in my dreams. Matthew, I love you with all my heart and soul, I'm glad that you are a part of my life."

"Well I'm glad to be part of your life Kaede, and I happy that you're part of my life."

"Oh Matthew," she then gave me a kiss on the lips for a minute and a half, then we went back to watching the show we were watching.

Kaede rested her head happily on my right shoulder and held onto my left hand with her hand. She's so happy to be with me and I'm happy with her, either in real life or in her dreams. Cause even in Kaede's Dreams, this is My Kinda Life.