Warnings: spoilers for the ending of the Manga.
Rating: PG (K+)
Word Count: 731
Disclaimer: I don't own Shaman King nor the characters.
Summary: The Shaman Tournament has ended, the new Shaman King has been selected. And this brings a new different kind of problems for Yoh and Anna to deal with. Yohna. Manga-based.
Yoh and Anna stared at each other, unmoving. Shy beams of light from the rising Sun bathed the room in warm colors. The silence was not an uncomfortable one. It never was with the two of them. Finally Yoh smiled at her, but blinked surprised at the response he got. Anna looked away shamefully.
"I'm sorry." She said, making him frown. "I'm sorry."
"What are you sorry for?" he asked her gently.
"For not having enough faith in you." She whispered, self-loathing in her voice. "I'm sorry for doubting you."
"You don't need to be sorry." He said simply.
She looked at him. "Of course I do! If I hadn't doubted you nothing of this would have happened!" she shot back. "The Oh-Oni returned! And you had to face him once more! If I... If I hadn't doubted you, I'd have gone to you and saw what you had to say about Kino's opinion!"
"You shouldn't blame yourself." He said. "You didn't know what Oba-san wanted you here for. You didn't know she would destroy the only life you've ever know." He said simply. She watched him as he explained his understanding in a patient and comforting voice. "It must have shaken you up pretty much."
Anna looked away. Why must he shot down her every self-loathing this easily? She heard him sigh.
"Look at me." Yoh said. He turned her head to face him, after she refused to comply. "Anna." She still avoided his eyes. "Look at me." He said more forcefully this time. Finally she looked at him.
"You… you took the news badly." He stated slowly. "And… and this alone shows how much the engagement means to you."
She stared at him shocked. How did he-? He was more perceptive than she gave him credit for! Once more he saw right through her. He just knew her too much, understood her like no one else, could see her true feelings like no other.
She felt his warm hand take hers and stroke it delicately. She looked up at him. He smiled at her his usual grin, and she felt herself blush. She looked down, feeling suddenly shy. She squeezed his hand in return, and the two of them sat in companionable silence.
Time flew by, and the two teenagers sat in the comfortable silence enjoying each other's company, and the peace it brought.
"Let's get married." Yoh said suddenly.
"What?" Anna looked at him, her eyes wide. Surely, he didn't just-
"You heard me, let's get married. As soon as possible." He said earnestly, looking at hear intensely. "I don't want to go through this ever again. To think that the engagement was over… No. You're mine, Anna. And I want to make it official."
He seemed not like Yoh somehow. He was so focused and determined as he stared at her expectantly. Anna stared at Yoh silently. She could tell he has made his mind and was not going to back up on this. And did she really want him to? She smiled.
"Hai, let's!" She said and felt the warmth of their love enfold her as he beamed beautifully at her.
A figure in the shadows smiled at the scene before his eyes.
"It's good to see you taking the charge for a change." Their amused voice traveled to the pair in front of him.
"Hao!" Anna's eyes hardened.
"Hello Anna dear, or should I call you Imouto now?" he laughed.
Anna's eyes only grew colder as she huffed. "What are you doing here?"
"I came to remind you of your promise. The time is tickling, and you did not start fixing anything yet. I'm still observing attentively and I still can kill every human if I desire." He told them calmly.
"You won't do it Nii-chan." Yoh said, surely.
"Hm?" Hao looked at his younger brother.
Yoh just smiled. "But we'll give you the excuse for not doing so."
"Don't be impertinent, Yoh." Hao glared. "You're talking to the Shaman King."
"I've not forgotten." Yoh's smile never left his face.
The two brothers looked at each other in silence.
"Good." Hao said finally. He smiled, then disappeared.
May your life be a happy one …Otouto. One you and you bride have dreamed of. One day I'll be back to remind you once more of the promise you've all made. Now enjoy your time!
AN So this is it. Once again thank you to all that read, reviewed, favored and followed this story.