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Chapter 19: Happy

Sajin Komamura walked through the streets of the Seireitei, a contented smile on his face. In less than two months his life had been turned completely upside down in the best of ways. He had found someone who loved him, and he loved her. She had become his world. He loved her gentle demeanor, her stormy eyes, her passionate heart, even her curious sense of humor.

One week earlier…

Sajin awoke the next morning with a smile on his face and Amaya in his arms. He loved the way it felt to have her body pressed against his, the way she snuggled deeper into his side as she slept.

He gently kissed her forehead. He pulled back and realized her eyes were open. "Sorry," he murmured. "I did not mean to wake you."

Amaya stretched lazily. "Mmm…" she purred as she wrapped her arms around him. "That's okay; I can sleep any time." Whatever she said after that was lost in a yawn.

Sajin chuckled and kissed the top of her head. "How about this? You go back to sleep for a while and I will call the servants in to fix some breakfast. Or brunch, at this point." It was already almost noon; Sajin could never remember sleeping that late before.

Amaya grumbled a little when she lost her furry pillow but did not waste any time going back to sleep. Sajin dressed and went downstairs. The servants came in and set about making breakfast. They lit a fire in the fireplace to ward off the slight autumn chill in the air. When the food was ready, one of the servants went upstairs to tell Amaya, who came down the stairs a moment later.

"Are you alright?" he asked her after the servants had brought them their food and retreated back to the kitchen. There was something off about the way she was walking.

"I'm fine," she said. He noticed she was avoiding his gaze.

Sajin raised an eyebrow. "Are you sure?" She nodded. "You know, you can sit down any time." Having her standing around looking uncomfortable was making him uneasy.

Amaya sighed. "No, I don't think I can."

Sajin paused. "I don't understand."

A bright blush crept over her cheeks. Suddenly she became very interested in studying her food. "Ah, well. I'm just a little…tender. It should go away in a day or so." Sajin tilted his head quizzically, still waiting for an explanation. Amaya huffed, her blush deepening. "Sajin, think about it. You are kind of a big guy." She raised an eyebrow as if to say, You get it now?

Sajin blushed when it finally clicked. "Oh," he said, his own food suddenly very interesting as well. "You must think I am very naïve."

Amaya pursed her lips. "No. You just need a little more practice in this particular area." She gave him a roguish smile that sent a wave of heat through his body.

Sajin smiled a little to himself at the memory. The food had been finished off and the servants sent away, their knowing smiles poorly concealed. Sajin and Amaya had made love in front of the fireplace, with Sajin sitting on the floor and Amaya straddling his lap. It was long, slow, and extremely intimate. Afterwards, Amaya had laughed a little before saying quietly, "I won't be able to walk tomorrow."

Both were reluctant to return to work when their time away was up. Their return to the Seireitei had sparked up the rumor mill, but neither one of them seemed to mind. The only comment that affected Sajin in any way came from the Head Captain: "Congratulations," said with a tiny smile.

It's funny how things work out, he thought to himself. I never would have believed anything good could have come from Aizen's betrayl. But if Aizen had never betrayed the Soul Society and never used that kido attack against me, Amaya may have never realized how she felt. He grinned a little. "Amaya?"

"Yes?" She looked at him with her sea-colored eyes, full of love and adoration.

He took her hand in his. He explained to her what he had been thinking. "Remind me to thank Aizen the next time I see him."

Amaya shook her head at him, a little smile on her face.

There was no doubt in his mind that he loved this woman with all of his heart. Because Amaya had taken all of his nightmares away and made the dreams he had never hoped to have come true.

~~I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams. ~Jonas Salk~~

AN: The End. Of this part of the story. The sequel is coming soon. Updates will not be as frequent because I will be going back to school soon, and I have a sinking feeling that I am in for a busy year. Thank you all for sticking with me! Hope you have enjoyed reading this. I'll be seeing ya! :)