Final chapters of my (mini) Rosario + Vampire (yaoi) series. I hope you enjoyed it.

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Chapter 4

A new school rule just got passed.

Anyone who raises a hand against any member of my club…

…gets ripped to shreds!

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Tsukune woke up alone in bed. He looked around for Ginei but the werewolf had left completely. Tsukune went to his own dorm, taking a painful notice to his new limp.

He couldn't take school like this. He'd have to take to the day off.

And he did just that.

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The next day Tsukune got dressed for class. He gathered up his books and all his homework and met Moka outside of her dorm. They were quickly joined by Kurumu. Classes went by normally, although Tsukune was dreading the end of classes.

The Newspaper Club met up after classes, and their editor was in there, waiting for them. Tsukune froze at the door, staring at Ginei, who worked soundlessly at the teacher's desk.

"What's wrong, Tsukune?" asked Moka.

Tsukune looked at her. Shaking his head he said, "N – nothing," and went into the classroom.

Ginei looked from his pile of papers. Tsukune was practically holding his breath.

A smile broke across Ginei's face. "Good morning."

"Good morning," Tsukune said.

And Ginei greeted the girls.

Tsukune took a seat, a light flush to his cheeks. Everything was normal. What happened between them was nothing. Of course it was nothing. He was straight, after all. So was Ginei. And that would have been a weird relationship anyway.

Tsukune decided to forget about the past.

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But he couldn't forget about the past, and every time he saw Ginei's face it was a silent reminder. It wasn't until after the Hokuto Kaneshiro incident that Tsukune addressed the issue. He had feeling for Moka - that was for sure.

But he still had feelings for Gin. It wasn't growing stronger (although their friendship had) but it wasn't going away either. In fact, screaming Gin's name in that moment of pure ecstasy was engraved in Tsukune's mind. He tried, and for so long he buried it down…

But it couldn't stay buried if it kept on trying to dig itself back up.

After the Newspaper Club meeting Tsukune told Moka to go on without him. He waited until everyone cleared out and it was just him and Gin. As usual Gin was almost ignoring Tsukune. He was putting papers away when Tsukune got up and went to Gin.

"What is it, Tsukune?" Gin asked, slowly turning towards Tsukune. "Can I help you –"

Tsukune pressed his lips against Gin's. It wasn't since that special night that he'd kissed anybody. Gin was motionless while Tsukune kissed him tenderly. Finally, when he got no response, he moved back. Gin looked upset.

"I didn't forget," Tsukune said. "I never forget. No matter what happened, no matter how close to dying we came… I never forgot."

Gin slowly shook his head.

"I know you were desperate, and there was nothing else you could do about it, and I know it was emotionless, and I was just doing it to help you, but…" Tsukune shook his head. "You made me feel things I've never felt before."

"Tsukune, stop," Gin said.

"I won't forget. I can't. I miss you, Gin."

"Aono, stop it."

"Gin… Gin, I love you."

Tsukune breathed out. There, he said it, and Gin heard it. He finally, after all this time, got it off of his chest and out of his heart. Gin looked down at the ground.

They stood for a while in silence.

"Do you have anything to say?" Tsukune asked. "Did it mean absolutely nothing to you? You felt nothing at all… for me?"

"Aono, it's time to leave," Gin said.

"Don't call me by my last name," Tsukune snapped. "We're closer than that."

"No, we're not," Gin said. "Don't think we are."

Tsukune blinked.

Disappointment, pain, and hurt washed over him. He took a moment to regain his breath. With a ridged nod Tsukune went to his desk, grabbed his things, and marched to the door.

Before he exited the room Gin pushed the door closed. Tsukune stopped right in front of the closed door, Gin stood right behind Tsukune with his hand on the door. Tsukune wasn't much smaller than Gin, but the werewolf seemed to suddenly tower over him.

"I didn't mean… Tsukune, I didn't mean that."

Tsukune shook his head. "Open the door, Gin."

"Please, hear me out. I like someone else more, and you… you're in love with Moka. Don't deny it."

"I won't," Tsukune said.

"I just… you were different, Tsukune, but it wasn't… going to go anywhere."

Knives to Tsukune's heart, making him hurt even worse now – for a moment Tsukune considered transforming in vampire state and kicked the shit out of Gin's face. Not, that wouldn't solve anything.

"I get it, damn it," Tsukune growled.

"I'm sorry," Gin said.

Tsukune shook his head. "No, you're not."

"I am."

"Prove it," Tsukune said.


Tsukune turned around. "Kiss me like you mean it."

Gin looked at Tsukune, looked at the tears in his eyes. He lifted his hand up, touching underneath Tsukune's chin. He leaned in slowly, closing his eyes. He paused before their lips touched. He spoke gently, his breath mingling with Tsukune's.

"I did love you, though, Tsukune," he whispered.

He closed the distance between them and kissed Tsukune like he meant it.

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Tsukune stepped out of the classroom. It was the final goodbye to those feelings he'd kept for Gin for so long - one of the few things keeping him away from truly loving Moka.

He could move on now, without any regrets. He moved down the hallway, blinking.

The unshed tears fell from his eyes.

He kept on walking. He wiped away the first and last tears he'd shed for Gin. He loved Gin, possibly would always love Gin, but he had some else to love. He'd give his heart more freely now.

He would move on, and survive.

But he would always remember.

"Tsukune!" Moka said.

Her, Kurumu, Yukari, Ruby, and Mizore all stood at the end of the hall.

Smiling, Tsukune rushed to them.

He'd go to her.

But he'd never forget that one night… under the full moon...

The End

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Ah, bittersweet romance. Don't you hate it when the two don't get together in the end? Well, I did say it was going to be a dark fic… by the way, in case you were wondering, I'd been calling Gin "Ginei" up until the last half of this chapter, and then it turns to "Gin".

That's only because it was from Tsukune's point of view (mostly), and Tsukune called Gin "Ginei" when they weren't close, but when they became closer friends Tsukune start to call him "Gin". Wasn't that important, just wanted to point it out!

Comments? Post em'! How did you like it? I hope you enjoyed it. Please forgive me for mistakes! _

Until my next story!