Author's Note: Well here is what I hope to be the final chapter. Please read and enjoy.

Chapter 22:

Life Just Got Interesting

Recap of last chapter:

"Do you Fuji Syuusuke take Hamasaki Ayame as you lawfully wedded wife?"

"I do."

"Do you Hamasaki Ayame take Fuji Syuusuke to be your lawfully wedded husband?"

"I do."

"You may now kiss the bride." After that was said Fuji leant in and placed a loving kiss on Ayame's lips sealing the deal.

"Ayame tonight starts a new chapter in our lives, are you ready for it?"

"Yes Syuusuke, I am. I'm ready to live the rest of my life with you."

Ayame was currently at the stove making breakfast for her family when all of a sudden a pair of arms snake around her waist securing her in place while a pair of lips found their way to her neck leaving little trails of kisses wherever they landed.

"Syuusuke, is it really the best idea for you to be doing that while I'm trying to cook, you could get one of us hurt. Also, I don't think the kids would like to see kind of behavior from their parents?"

"Hmm, you have a point. I don't want either of us to get hurt, but it would have been fun to mess with the kids a bit." Fuji said as he let go of Ayame and went to the cupboards to get the dishes that they would need for breakfast and began to set the table. Just as he finished setting the table and Ayame had all the food on the table, the two heard the sound of footsteps coming down the stairs. Seconds later three children came down the stairs in their school uniforms. Two of which were twins that looked like their mother with their red hair and light blue eyes and the other girl was two years younger and looked like her father with the honey brown hair and sapphire blue eyes.

"Good morning girls." Both Fuji and Ayame said

"Where is your brother at?" Ayame asked seeing that her only son was not there.

"Good morning." The three girls said in unison

"I believe he is still in bed." Hana the youngest of the three girls at eleven years old said.

"Well, if he doesn't get down here soon, we will leave him behind." Yuri said as she started nibbling on a piece of toast.

"Come now Yuri, don't be like that." Aiko said to her twin sister as she ate her eggs that were on her plate.

"I guess I'll go get him up then." Fuji said as he started up the stairs to get his son. As he got to the door of his room, Fuji knocked on the door to see if he would get an answer. To his surprise he did get an answer.

"I'll be out in a few minutes. Give me some time to get dressed."

"Alright, just hurry up, the girls are waiting on you."

"Alright." After that Fuji went back downstairs.

"Well, is he coming or not?" Yuri asked as she saw her father come back downstairs.

"He'll be down in a minute. He was up when I got up there."

"Alright, I guess we will wait here for him." Aiko said as she got up to put her plate in the sink.

"Man, I swear our brother should be a sister. He takes forever to get ready in the morning…." Yuri said as she too put her plate in the sink.

"Wow Yuri, even though you and Aiko are identical twins, you two are as different as night and day." Hana said as she put her plate in the sink.

"I'm glad I'm not like Yuri. She is so cold and seems to dislike people…" Aiko said as she looked to her sister who was giving her a bitter stare.

"I'm rather content with how I am. I'd much rather be by myself than in a huge group of people. But I don't dislike people, I just prefer to stay to myself."

"I know that Yuri, it's just that you scare people. I'm a little surprised that the girls who play alongside us in the girl's tennis club aren't scared of you."

"That's because they are afraid of you and your sadistic ways. You are so much like our dad that it is a little scary."

Before the girls could continue with their conversation a boy at the age of fourteen who looked like both of his parents with red hair and sapphire blue eyes came down the stairs wearing his tennis regular jersey.

"It's about time Toshiro, if you don't hurry, we will be late." Yuri said in an impatient tone.

"Yuri, why does it matter to you if you make it on time? You aren't the one playing in the match. If I remember correctly, the girls don't play until next week."

"Toshiro, we may not be playing, but we like to watch the matches and it isn't fair to make the guys wait." Hana mentioned.

"We don't have time to discuss this, if Toshiro isn't there in fifteen minutes the team will be disqualified…" Aiko pointed out as she looked at the watch that was around her wrist.

"Oh crap. We have to get going. I didn't realize it was that late already." Toshiro said as he grabbed a piece of toast and an apple and ran for the door with his sister following close behind him.

"We have some very interest, but amusing kids, don't we?" Fuji asked Ayame as they watched their children run out the front door in a mad rush.

"Yes we do, but I wouldn't want it any other way."


The four siblings were now arriving at the tennis courts where the guys from the boy's tennis club were waiting for their last member to arrive.

"Sorry I'm late guys." Toshiro said as he made it to the rest of the guys.

"Well, look who finally decided to show up and with his really cute sister no less." A young man with dark red hairs said as he eyeballed Hana.

"Don't you dare get any ideas Kikumaru, she isn't even twelve yet." Toshiro warned his teammate and close friend when he noticed him looking at Hana.

"Hello Fuji San." A boy with black hair with a greenish tint said as he approached Aiko.

"Hey there Echizen Kun, it's nice to see you this morning." Aiko said with a smile on her face.

"Shouldn't we go register before we get disqualified?" Toshiro asked as he looked at the clock

"Yeah, let's go guys." Hana said as she started to run off towards where they were supposed to register.

With a laugh at her antics they guys and the two remaining girls followed behind the youngest person in their group.

"So who are you guys playing today anyway?" Aiko questioned.

"We are playing Hyoutei."

"Well, if that is the case, this is not going to be an easy match for you guys."

"Yeah." Toshiro said to his sister as went up to turn in their registration papers. He then gestured for the rest of the guys to follow him to the court that they would be playing on.

After the double matches, which ended with one win and one loss for Seigaku, there was a break to clean up the courts before they started the singles matches. Yuri decided that she wanted to go walk around until the matches started back up again. As she was walking she stopped by the vending machines to get herself something to drink. She then went to go sit down on a bench to enjoy her drink. Not long after she heard a voice.

"Is somebody sitting here?"


"May I sit here?"

"Suit yourself."

"So, what is a cute girl like you doing here all by yourself?"

"I'm obviously drinking a juice, well, I was until you came around."

"Where are my manners? My name Atobe Akito, the captain of Hyoutei tennis club. What is your name?"

"It's Fuji Yuri. I'm the captain of the girl's tennis club in Seigaku."

"So you are one of the Fuji siblings I've heard so much about. I've heard that you guys are true prodigies just like you father."

"Yeah, and you are the heir of the narcissistic Atobe, what about it?"

"You know, you are one very interesting young lady. You speak what is on your mind and don't sugar coat things. I like that in a girl. To make things better, you are quite attractive."

"Are you serious? I'm sorry, but…" Yuri was cut off mid sentence as she actually took a second to glance at the person she was talking to and instantly noticed that he was attractive himself.

'He isn't too bad looking himself and truth be told he isn't really that bead to be around.' Yuri thought to herself.

"Hey, would you like to walk with me for a bit?" Yuri asked.

"Sure, I'd be delighted."


"Does anybody know where Yuri went?" Aiko asked as when she noticed that her sister still had not returned.

"I thought she said she was going to get a drink." Hana said

"Shouldn't she have been back by now?"

"Yeah, she should have. Let's go find her."

"Ok, but maybe we should tell the guys before wondering off."

"You're right." Aiko said as she walked over to the guys who were talking amongst each other. "Hey, Hana and I are going to look for Yuri who has not returned, just so you know." With that said, both girls turned and walked off. Not long after they started searching for their sister Hana spotted somebody who she thought was her sister walking with a guy.

"Hey Aiko, isn't that Yuri over there with a guy?"

"Yeah, that is her, but why is she with the captain of Hyoutei?"

"Hmmm, I don't know, but I think we should go tell the guys. This is definitely news considering it is Yuri we are talking about."

"Oh yeah, they would love to hear this." With that said, the two ran back to the guys to tell them what they just saw.

As the two returned to the guys they were panting from the running they had just done.

"Hey what's the matter? Why were you running? Did something happen?" Toshiro asked as he saw his two sisters running up to them.

"No, nothing happened to us, but we have some news that you may find interesting." Aiko told her brother.

"Oh what would that be?" one of the other guys asked noticing that the two had returned

"Well, we found Yuri." Hana told them.

"Really, why isn't she with you then?" Toshiro asked

"Well, you won't believe this, but we saw her with Hyoutei's captain." Aiko said

"WHAT?" All the guys said at the same time.

"Are you sure it was Yuri? She is not the type to just go off with somebody like that. She isn't exactly what you would call the social type." Toshiro mentioned.

"Yes, we are sure it was her. If you want proof come with us." With that said the whole group followed the two girls as they lead them to where they saw their sister. A moment later they were where the two had seen Yuri.

"See, there they are." Hana said as she pointed to the two teenagers chit chatting while with one another.

"You are right, that is Yuri. Don't tell me she is interested in Atobe, if so, things just got really interesting." Toshiro said as he continued to watch the two. It was then that the announcement that singles three was about to start soon so they ran back to the courts.


"You know, you aren't actually a bad person. After what I heard about your father, I expected you to be just like him, but you aren't. You are kind of sweet."

"Why thank you, you are a nice young lady too, but as far as I've heard, you are nothing like your father."

"That's because I'm more like my mother. I'm more of the shy not so social type, but my mother was always a bit more friendlily than me. My twin sister is more like my father."

"I see." Right after he managed to say that, the two heard the announcement about singles three.

"Well, I think that is our cue to go back to where we belong."

"Yes it is. Would you like to hang out again some time?"

"I'd like that."

"Alright, here is my number, so call me sometime." With that Atobe left her to go back to his team and Yuri then turned to go back to her group as well.


It had been several hours since the end of the matches between Seigaku and Hyoutei and the Fuji family was sitting in their kitchen eating dinner.

"So, how were the matches today?" Fuji asked his children as they ate.

"We won, but it was a very close match. Atobe almost had me. It turned into a long drawn out tiebreak…"

"I'm so happy that you won." Ayame said to her son.

"Is there anything else that happened today that you guys want to talk about?"

"Actually, we saw something interesting today." Aiko said to her father.

"Oh, and what would that be Aiko?"

"We saw Yuri with the Hyoutei captain." Hana said instead of Aiko.

"Yeah, and she looked like she was enjoying herself." Aiko added in.

"I think she has the hots for him" Toshiro commented wanted to add fuel to the fire.

"Yuri, is what they are saying true?" Ayame asked her daughter, but got no answer, so she looked to where her daughter was sitting and saw that her daughter was now beet red in the face and was looking down not speaking one bit.

"So, it's true, you really do like him." Aiko said.

"Yeah, so, what's your point? You have a crush on Echizen Kun, so you have no room to talk, and before you can say anything Toshiro, I know about your relationship with Minagawa San from class 3-B, so you can't say anything either." After she said that she realized her mistake by admitting that she did indeed like Atobe, but at the same time she managed to embarrass her siblings as well. With three very humiliated teenagers having the spotlight on them, they automatically got up and ran to their rooms to get away from the eyes that were on them, thus leaving a confused Hana and a very amused Ayame and Fuji.

"Things have just gotten very interesting." Ayame said to Fuji.

"Indeed they have." Fuji replied back.


Author's Notes: Well, that is the end of From Friendship to Love. I really hope you enjoyed this story as much as I did. Please leave a review telling me what you thought of the story. Also if you ever have time or want to check out my other stories in the future, for I only have one other out right now, but I will have others up soon, hopefully. Anyways, thanks to everybody who read this, added it to their favorites or alerted it, and most of all thank you to everybody who reviewed, even if it was only once.