Epilogue- One, Two, Three Strikes You're out!

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Tsubame was now depressed. Softball and baseball season were over. She couldn't practice with Yamamoto or watch his games anymore. She won't have any reason to see him anymore unless she passed him in the halls. She would forever have to look out her window and gaze from a distance. All this made her sad. Chiharu and Isamu finally got together and started dating after their sports' seasons were over. Tsubame would eat lunch every day with Shun and walk to and from school with her. Everything fell back into its route before she had met Yamamoto. She fell back into her old self and would space out often. She would stop listening to people half way through their sentences. Life seemed bleak without Yamamoto their to lighten her way. She continued everyday the same till one day.

"Hey Tsubame!" Shun called to her.

"Hai?" she answered back.

"Come on!" she said pulling her friend by the arm.

"What?" she questioned.

"Don't tell me you forgot." Shun looked at her friend, realizing she did and sighed, "You said you would come with me you a sushi shop in town. They're having a special and I don't want to miss it. You said you would come." Shun made a pouty face.

Tsubame sighed, "Fine I'll go."

Shun jumped off cheering and she pulled her clueless friend around the town. The walked for what seemed like hours.

"Are we there yet?" Tsubame complained, "Did you get lost?" she accused her friend.

"No, no, it's right here!" Shun pulled her to a door and opened it. A flood of light filled their eyes. There were tons of people. It was the whole softball and baseball teams. The banner read, "GOOD JOB THIS YEAR!"

"Come on!" Shun tugged Tsubame fiercely, "It's a party for both teams isn't this great. Look Yamamoto's over there." Pointing to the boy in a white shirt and gray pants, as she pushed her friend into the seat next to him leaving her to fend for herself.

"H-h-hi…. Yamamoto." Tsubame said quietly.

"Haha, hey Tsubame, here have some sushi." He pushed some in her face. She took one. "I'm glad you could make it, I missed having practice together. We should practice year round; you know to not get out of shape. I need a good catcher."

Tsubame blushed, "H-hai." She answered unable to say 'no' to the beautiful boy.

"R-r-really?" he asked ecstatically.

"Mhmm." She hummed with a nod.

His smile grew. "ALRIGHT! WE'RE GUNNA BE GREAT NEXT YEAR, THESE TWO TEAMS WILL BE UNBEATABLE!" he shouted for the whole room to hear.

Tsubame giggled at him and he laughed smiling at her.

"Tsubame." He said under his breath.

"Mhmm?" she questioned.

"N-n-nothing!" he threw his hands up in defense. "I was just thinking, you're name means swallow, r-right?"

"Umm…" Tsubame thought a second a little taking back by the random question. "Yea. Why do you ask?"

"Haha." He laughed again, "No reason I just thought it was ironic that's all."

"Ironic?" she looked confusedly at him.

"Umm… yea, I kinda have a pet Swallow." He answered unsure of how to explain his box weapon.

"Really?" she asked.

"Yep!" he confirmed proudly.

"That's really cool, maybe I can see him sometime?' she seemed to question.

Yamamoto looked down at her unsure of how to answer that question. "Maybe? Or maybe you could be my little swallow?" she looked away from her because his face was bright red and he wanted to hide his embarrassment from her.

"W-what?" she asked confused.

"Do you like me?" he asked once his face returned to its normal color, only this time Tsubame turned bright red.

"Umm… um…umm… is it that obvious?" she looked around hoping one of her friends would save her but seeing as there was no one around she confessed, "Yes, I like you a lot. I watch you from my classroom everyday when you have gym, you're my idol I can only hope that one day I can be as good as you and as nice and sweet and how everyone likes you. You're the BEST!" She seemed to shout as everything flooded from her lips. She covered her mouth with her hands out of surprise and turned a crimson red.

"HAHA!" Yamamoto laughed, "I'm not that great." He smiled down at her and took her hand. He leaned towards her putting his lips to her ear. "I like you, too. And I think you're the Best, and just as many people like you as they like me. Also, you're an amazing player, when you focus, and you grow every day." He added pulling away from the girl.

She didn't know how to respond at first. Then she jumped up hugging Yamamoto with a big smile on her face.

"Do you really think that?" she asked happily,

Yamamoto nodded, "So will you be my little swallow?" he asked again hoping for the right answer.

Except she didn't answer, she jumped up and gave him a quick kiss on the lips, before smiling back at him. Yamamoto was dazed for a moment as he registered what happened. When he realized it he laughed, scooping her back and returned the favor with a long passionate kiss on the lips.


I hope you all enjoyed I thought the other one lacked a little romance to i decided to add the epilogue for other who left a little lacking.