Heading Home

Chapter 1

I look up at Haji from my side on our bed. I am trying to pack up all of our clothes, Haji and I have decided to go back home to Japan. We have been missing it terribly.

I look down into one of my suitcases, preoccupied with making sure I have everything in there thats suppose to be there. I don't notice Haji come up to me until I feel a hand come under my chin.

He moves my head to look at him, he leans down and captures my lips in a soft kiss. I wrap my arms around his neck and make the kiss more passionate. His hand falls from my chin to my waist where he moves it up under my shirt towards my chest.

Before we get a chance to continue our little make-out session the phonerings. I almost don't answer it but then a though travels to my mind. "Kai."

I quickly break our kiss and reach over to the nightstand where the cordlessphone sits. I pick it up and push the talk button and bring it up to my ear.

"Hello?" I say.

"Hey Saya." The all to familiar voice of Kai hits me.

"Kai how are you?" Haji pulls completely away and continues to pack up hissuitcase. I give him a small grin and mouth a "sorry" and then direct my attention back to Kai.

"Good. Guess what?"


"A big business man is coming to look at the restaurant."

"Thats awesome Kai. Congratulations. "

"Thanks Saya. How have you and Haji been?"

I sneak a look over at Haji who is zipping up his suitcase while looking atme. "We're great Kai. I have a surprise to."

"What is it?"

"Haji and I are moving back to Japan."


I have to hold the phone away from my ear to keep from going deaf.

"I take it your excited then?"

"Excited is right. Anna and Kassie have been missing their Auntie Saya and Mao will also be excited to see you."

"I have missed you guys."

"We have missed you two to. Mao can not wait to tell you that-"

But then all at once Kai stops talking which scares me. "Kai what do you mean?"

"It's nothing Saya. Mao can tell you herself when you and Haji get to Japan. When are you guys leaving."

"Tomorrow. Why can't you put Mao on the phone right now and she can tell me."

"She's out at the store shopping. I am sorry I gotta go Saya. I am going to need to get ready before you guys to arrive."

"But Kai-"

"See ya Saya."


The next thing I hear is the dial tone, signaling that Kai has hung up on me. I sigh and put the phone back done on the receiver. I look over at Haji, I could feel his gaze on me all the time I talk with Kai.

"What was that about?" Haji asks.

"I don't know. Mao has something to tell me once we make it to Japan." I say.

"Hm. We better make sure that we have everything we need packed."

"Yeah, your probably right." Saya said with a nod.

I climb off of the bed, I walk across our room and into the huge walk in closet. I can't believe how many clothes I have and half of them I don't even wear any more because I think if you would touch them they would fall apart.

I check twice just to make sure and I think we have everything that we need packed. I can't stop thinking about what Kai had said about Mao. "I hope it's nothing to serious…" She thought, she now felt even more unsettled with thinking that thought. "What did Mao have to tell me that she couldn't tell me over the phone…?" She asked herself.

Dozens of things run through my mind but I dismiss every one of them. I look out onto our balcony, seeing Haji watch the sunset.

I walk out onto the balcony and stand beside him. I am sure going to miss France and everything it has to offer, but my family and friends are in Japan and that is where I want to be.

I look up at Haji and find him looking back down at me, I am not surprised at all to see a smile on his face, that he only gives me when he is happy.

I turn around, so I am now facing Haji. Since he is taller then me I stand on my tippy toes and capture his lips in a unforgettable kiss.

"Why don't we finish what we started earlier mister?" I say.

"Yes my queen."

Before we know it we are kissing and walking back into our bedroom to finish what we started before Kai interrupted.

Next Day

I stare out the window of the airport, Haji and I have already went through security and our luggage is getting loaded onto the plane. For once we are a half hour early and there was no way I was going to sit a extra half hour in the cramped, uncomfortable plane seats.

I look at Haji who is starring out into the crowds of the airport. Its quite hard to quit looking over our shoulders overtime we're out and about, I still can't believe that we can finally relax and do not half to worry about Diva or Chiropterins attacking us everywhere we go.

I can't wait to get to Japan, I can not wait to see Kai and Mao and the twins. Along with David and Julie. I have missed them so much and I know Haji has as well even though he doesn't admit it at times.

"Haji." I say in a low voice.

His head turns towards me. "Yes Saya." He replies.

"Can you believe thats its all finally over. All the fighting and watching our backs day in and day out."

"I know Saya. It is peaceful."

"Very peaceful. The peace that I have been waiting for for years."

"Yes Saya. You deserve to have a break and rest."

"Not just me Haji, you to."

"I know."

After 10 minutes we hear our flight number called over the loud speakers, they are now boarding the plane. I grab my carryon bag and Haji grabs his, we get
up from the hard cushioned seats and head towards our terminal to board our plane.

On The Plane

After getting through the crowds of the airport, we finally made it onto the plane, it took a little time to find our seats, but we finally found them. I am setting at the window seat which has always been my favorite, when you look out everything and everyone looks like ants.

I lay my head on Haji's shoulder, his shoulder is more comfortable then leaning it on the window. Haji's arm wraps around my waist, luckily the seat belts on the plane don't stop you and we can be like this.

After everyone has boarded the plane a half hour later the pilot finally announces that we are going to be taking off for Japan. I can't wait to be home.

I pull my Ipod out of my pocket, I stick the earbuds in my ears and go through all the songs. I finally find my favorite song that was written for Haji and I…at least I like to think it was. As the song starts to play I feel a wash of comfort wash over me and I let myself relax and I mean really relax, for the first time in a long, long time. We are finally heading home.

Okay this is a continuation from my oneshot A Long Time Coming. I had this posted before with the title Moving Back Home. My Great friend and Beta reader of this story BookCharmer told me the title Heading Home and I loved it. Please review review review.