Ahhh, the last chapter! This is so exiting~!
The red-headed woman looked down at the two children sleeping in their crib. She smiled softly as a man came up behind her, wrapping his arms around her waist and resting his chin on her shoulder. "They're beautiful, aren't they?"
The man smiled. "They must take after their mother." He kissed her on the cheek, and she smiled.
"When I think of how close we came to losing him..." She sighed, then shook her head, "It would have been awful."
The man only smiled. "Don't worry about that now, dear," he said soothingly, "Teto and Ted are both happy and healthy. Someone up there is looking out for them."
The woman smiled and allowed herself to be led out of the nursery by her husband. "Yes... their guardian angels must have been keeping watch..." She shut the door, leaving the two children alone.
Or so she thought. But in actuality, there were two more people there, watching the children. They were teenagers, and they would always be teenagers, until the end of time. They looked into the crib much like the parents did. They were obviously twins, a boy and a girl with blonde hair and blue eyes. They were twins, and yet they were much, much more then that.
Rin turned to Len, smiling. "That was good, on your part. Taking care of Ted like that."
Len smiled back, one arm around Rin's shoulders absently. "Now I see why He put us in charge of these two. He always has a plan, you know."
Rin smiled, leaning her head against Len's shoulder lovingly. They stayed quiet for a moment, watching the two twins sleep. Finally, she spoke up. She made no move to whisper, since neither child would be able to hear her. "And we'll never be able to talk to them, or interact with them?"
Len shook his head. "Them or anyone. It's just us."
Rin smiled. "That doesn't sound so bad. An eternity... us together." Len smiled, using the arm that was around her shoulders to draw her closer to him. She came willingly, wrapping her own arms around his waist in a loose embrace.
Len sighed. "You know... we would have an eternity of heaven if we just did that one little thing..."
Rin looked at him. "Do you want to?"
Len shook his head quickly. "No, no, of course not. I was just wondering... if you were missing anything."
Rin smiled softly. "You can't miss what you never had," she said, lying her head back down on Len's shoulder, "Besides, if loving you is wrong, I don't want to be right. I love you, Len. Forever and always." Len smiled down at her, and the two kissed.
The two curled up in the corner of the room, getting comfortable. Neither needed to sleep or eat, but they did have to stay close by the children. If any harm came to them, neither would be able to forgive themselves.
Finally, Len broke the silence by sighing. "I hope I do better protecting Ted then I did protecting you."
Rin only shook her head, getting on her knees in front of him so that they were eye-to-eye. She took his hands in her own. "Don't dwell on the past, Len. What's done is done. I don't regret any of it."
"Really?" Len looked hopeful.
"Really." She kissed him again, then curled up against his chest. She closed her eyes, even though she couldn't sleep, just enjoying the moment.
After a long period of silence, a thought occured to her, an she opened her eyes. "Len?"
Len looked down at her as she shifted to face him. "Yeah?"
"We're not in heaven because we sinned, right? And we're not getting to heaven because we don't plan on stopping it anytime soon, right?"
Len frowned, a bit confused. "Yeah. Rin, what are you getting at?"
Rin picked her head up off of Len's chest in order to see him more clearly. "Well, you were just a baby. When you died, you hadn't sinned. So why were you my guardian angel, instead of in heaven."
Len laughed. "Oh, that's an easy one. I thought you had already figured it out."
"Well?" Rin's tone was expectant and a bit impatient.
"I asked to be your guardian angel, Rin."
Rin blinked, surprised. "What? Why? An eternity of paradise... why would you throw that away? You were just a baby!"
Len shook his head. "I was a baby because you saw me as a baby, Rin. I aged with you because I wanted to be able to be closer to you. You died a year ago, and you haven't aged any. Angels are immortal."
Rin frowned, realizing she had never really thought about that. "I suppose... but still... you gave up heaven for me?"
Len only smiled. "Rin... heaven would be hell if I couldn't have you with me."
Rin blinked, then smiled back at him, pressing her lips to his for a third time. This was not just a sweet kiss, however-it was filled with all the passion and love a soul could stand, and then some. Len gasped, then pulled his face away from her's. "R-rin.. the twins..."
Rin smiled, a bit devilishly. "They can't see us." She smashed her lips to his again, and this time he complied, allowing his common sense to be washed away with the rest of his thoughts. There was only Rin. He did have a fleeting thought about the twins, however...
In their crib, Teto reached out her tiny hands and entwined them in Ted's.
Uwwaaaa! My first completed fanfiction! I'm so happy! This is the shortest chapter I've written for this story yet, buuuttt... oh well. Ah, I'm getting a bit emotional here! I hope you enjoyed reading this story as much as I enjoyed writing it! Your reviews gave me the strength I needed to continue writing, even when I felt that this story was horrible. I'd like to take the time now to thank everyone who reviewed, even if it was only one chapter! I don't have the time or the patience to list you all out by name, but you know who you are! I freaking love you guys! Even if I didn't reply to your reveiw (I try to reply to every one, even if it is short), know that it was read and appriciated! A-Ah... this has to be the longest AN I've ever written. Oh well! I'm just so exited! Okay, one more big THANK YOU to anyone who's read this story, whether you reveiwed or not! And don't be afraid to drop me a pm sometime! I love to talk (and collab on stories)! Until next time... Sayonara!