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When Sayu got to the diner that morning, she noticed something was very wrong.

It might have had to with the fact that no one was there.

She was left outside, since Boss never unlocked the door unless he was there. And his car was not even there.

She looked back at the door and noticed a small slip of paper wrapped around the handle. She pulled it off and read it.

Don't you want to know what's happening at the police station?

It was written in Meli's handwriting. Sayu sighed. She had no idea what was happening. Was a new chief being picked?

She drove down to the station, plenty surprised to see Matsuda's car in the parking lot. So surprised, that she almost hit someone.

"Sorry," she called.

Sayu got out of the car, wondering if that really was Matsuda's car. That couldn't be, he left yesterday, and he wasn't even sure if he was coming back this weekend. Why would he…

"Sayu!" She heard him call.

She stared at him as he came running out to her, wearing jeans and a white T-shirt.

"What are you doing here?" She couldn't help that her words came out in stammers.

"Well, I'm the new chief!"

"…Excuse me?"

"I said I'm the new chief. I mean, I'm only the chief of, like, two guys. But I always wanted to be a chief! Aizawa would never let me be one." He pouted.

Sayu just gaped at him, still not comprehending that he was standing right there. First of all, she would have picked something nicer to wear…maybe curled her hair.

"Are you all right?" Matsuda asked, waving his hand in front of her face.

"But that means that you'll have to move here or something…"

"Would you not like me to move here, eventually?"

"Well, no. I wouldn't mind if you moved here," she said, dropping her eyes. "It's just…sudden."

Matsuda wrapped his arms around her and put his forehead to hers, making her blush. "You're just overwhelmed," he said.

"Uh," she said.

"Nobody else will break you with me here," he said as he tipped her chin up.

Then he kissed her. It was sweet and gentle. Something that didn't settle her butterflies but made them fly faster.

The only thing that halted the moment was the flash of a camera. They both turned to see a smirking Meli.

"I wonder how much I can auction this off for?" she said.

Sayu laid her head on Matsuda's chest, not minding Meli for the moment.

It seemed like so many endings, but yet so many beginnings.


Author's Notes:

It's finally over! It was a lot of fun to write, and I hope everyone enjoyed it. :-D

Thank you so much for all the reviews/favorites/story alerts that everyone gave. They really kept me going.

I know there is one thing that I'm sure everyone wants me to touch base on, and that's the fact of wondering if Matsuda will ever tell Sayu about what actually happened the last night her brother was alive. Well, I thought that was a bit dark to put into the otherwise fluffy story. And besides, technically that's top secret information that he just can't hand out, right? ;-)

Oh, and of course, thanks to the song that started the story: Beside You by Marianas Trench.

Thank you for reading!