The Tears of Haruhi Suzumiya
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Final Chapter – Conclusion with Haruhi Suzumiya!
I awoke to the sound of my alarm clock buzzing loudly. I groaned and lazily reached out, missing the snooze button three times before finally hitting it.
I sat up and gave a big stretch, then looked around my room with blurry eyes.
Was it all just a dream? I wondered, trying to rub the sleep from my eyes. No, I know better than that by now.
Usually in the mornings, I was quite slow and steady with getting ready for school. However, I was motivated today, and I couldn't help but grin at myself as I tightened my tie around my neck.
I quickly headed downstairs, passing my sister on the way down. "Kyonnn!" she said, and I knew that she was about to ask a question, and I didn't really have any time for it.
"Later!" I told her, not stopping, and heading out the door. It was still relatively early, but, knowing Haruhi, she was always there before me anyways.
Please don't forget everything that happened, I thought, and, before I knew it, I started to break into a sort of jog, impatient to find Haruhi. If we're together, there won't be anymore closed spaces, because you'll be content with this world of ours.
I made it to the school in no time, ignoring the look from fellow students I passed by. It must have looked slightly off that a lazy student such as myself was actually hurrying to class.
Once I arrived, I suddenly found myself hesitating. What exactly am I expecting? I began to wonder, Haruhi to jump up and hug me and tell me that she loves me...In front of everybody in the class? I took a deep breath, and slid open the door, a little harder than I had meant to...
But there was no Haruhi. The students in the class fell silent and gave me odd looks. Where is she? I wondered, looking around. Then, a thought popped into my head. The Clubroom!
I quickly made my way down the halls. Please be there, please be there... I thought, and, as I rounded a corner, I suddenly bumped into someone hard sending us both stumbling back.
"S-Sorry!" I exclaimed, and I looked up in surprise as I saw none-other than Koizumi standing there, smiling at me as usual.
"It's alright. What's the hurry for anyways?" he asked me.
"Haruhi! Where is she?" I asked. Koizumi set a hand on his chin, then shook his head and shrugged.
"She wasn't in the clubroom, so I assumed she must be in class already," Koizumi said, his smile dropping, "Is something the matter?"
I shook my head and turned, running off. The relief that Koizumi was alive couldn't overshadow my worrying for Haruhi. Where the hell are you? I wondered...
And then it hit me. I ran out of the school, knowing exactly where I could find her: The cafe. We had gone there many times before, together, and sometimes with the whole Brigade. It was a sort of special place for them. If Haruhi wanted to go somewhere to think, that would be it.
When I arrived, I was nearly out of breath, and I pushed the door open. The waitress near the door gave me an odd look, but I ignored her and looked straight to the back, at the table where we always sat...
There she sat, sipping on her usual vanilla milkshake...And I almost lost it at the fact that her hair was tied up in a pony-tail, a seemingly rare occurrence that I hadn't seen since that night in the closed space long ago...
I walked up to her, and she didn't seem to notice. "Excuse me," I said, and Haruhi jumped, confirming that she didn't see me arrive, "Mind if I sit?
"K-Kyon!" she exclaimed, blushing intensely and turning away, practically inhaling her milkshake to try and calm herself.
I took a seat across from her, and waited for only a few moments before she stopped and clutched at her head. "Ouch!" Haruhi exclaimed. Brain-freeze? I thought with in the of amusement.
She continued to avoid my gaze for a few moments. "Do you remember?" I asked. Haruhi's mouth opened slightly in awe, and she looked down at her lap shyly.
"I...I..." Haruhi started to say something, but then shook her head and stood, running to the door.
"Hey!" I shouted, running after her. I followed her out the door and grabbed her hand before she could walk any further.
"Haruhi..." I said, clutching her hand tightly. She sniffed, and I realized that she was crying.
"I-I'm sorry..." Haruhi said, "I didn't know how to face you...I didn't know if it was all just a dream..."
I stepped forward and turned Haruhi towards me. For the first time, she looked into my eyes, and I wiped the tears off of her cheeks.
"I understand." I told her, brushing my hand through her hair. "Say, did you put your hair in a ponytail for me?"
Haruhi blushed once more. "W-What? Th-That's a stupid idea!" she said, turning away. I grinned.
"Because I really like it." I said, and she turned her head towards me to retort, but I didn't let her. I leaned in and kissed her, passion rising in me. I hugged Haruhi as we kissed, which lasted for a few moments before we broke off, both of us still merely inches away from the other.
"I love you, Haruhi." I told her.
"I...I love you too..." she said back to me.
And as we moved in to kiss once more, I knew that, with our love, future challenges would seem like nothing. We could live our lives at peace, putting the ideas of God, espers, robots, and time travellers behind us...
And there will be no fear, no anger, no hate...