A/N: OK, guys! Here we go...ready...ACTION!
"Okay, so the preparations are done...do you have your toothbrush?" Fumino asked as she rechecked his bags.
"Yes" he answered, getting closer to her.
"Shirts, pants, pajamas?"
"Do I really have to say it?"
"Yes" she said as she stared at his bag, she really didn't want to start searching for them if he hadn't.
Kazuma sighed, "Check."
"Alright then, here's your lunch" she handed him a bento.
"Did you make it? Or buy it?" he stared at it precautiously.
"As your wife, I have the duty to make things for you by hand and if you don't like it, well too bad!" she turned away from him, her arms crossed against her chest.
"You know, your cooking has gotten better these past few years...I wasn't asking for that reason, I just wanted to make sure that you didn't wake up too early to prepare this for me" he held her waist and rested his head on her shoulder.
"Please promise me one thing" he said as he turned her around to face him.
"What is it?"
"Call me every single hour of every single day for these next two weeks, okay?"
"Yeah, doesn't matter if its something or nothing, call me if you're feeling anything at all! If you can't reach me, then tell Ryuu and I'll have him immediately contact me! Really! I'll come flying if necessary! I'll-" she quickly shut his mouth before he bit his tongue.
"Kazuma, don't, okay? This convention could be a very big thing for you, don't just waist it because of me..."
"Yes, I am pregnant, and yes, I may have a slight hard labor, but that will only happen during the next 8 months, okay?" she smiled as she saw his pleading puppy dog look.
"Fine," she sighed, "I'll call you every day just to tell you how I am, but I'll only call you once in the morning and once at night. You'll be busy during the evening anyways."
She tried to stifle a laugh from the 'imaginary' tail-wagging he was going through. Just like a pleased puppy...she thought as she pulled him in for a kiss.
Once she let go, he grumbled. "I want another one" he said in his 'spoiled brat' voice.
"Alright, Kazuma-kun...I'll give you another one..." she pulled him in for a deeper, passionate kiss that he moaned.
"I want you so badly right now, Fumino" he whispered harshly.
She blushed, but pouted. "Kazuma, you're going to be late for the flight! Go now!" she said. Again, he grumbled, gave her a quick kiss on the lips and waved good bye.
She touched her lips and blushed slightly as Kana giggled and Ryuu 'woo'-ed at them from his apartment door.
"Teppei-kun, aren't you going to miss Maa-kun?" Kana asked as she prepared some chocolate pudding for the child.
"I will," he blushed, "But I have to behave well in order to protect Bun-chan and the baby."
"Wow, Teppei is such a big boy now!" Ryuu whistled from the door.
"Oh, honey, where did Fumino-san go?" Kana asked as she handed the pudding to Teppei.
"Bun-chan said she was going to go visit the gynecologist she went to earlier..." he said as he looked out the window.
"Shouldn't you have accompanied her?" Kana said, a bit alarmed at the fact that Fumino left alone.
"You worry too much, baby, she'll be alright. She's a strong girl...besides," he said as he kissed her lips, "I'd be missing this if I were with Bun-chan all day today."
Before he continued, though, Kana elbowed him on the stomach. Ryuu fell painfully to the ground.
"And YOU should be at least a bit worried about her! What if something happens to her on her way to the doctor? What if there's some type of accident? Oh no! I'm coming Fumino-san!" Kana's mind had already processed an imaginary scenery that was beyond Ryuu's control.
Ryuu could only stare at his wife leave as he stood up and took Teppei with him.
"Is Bun-chan really in trouble?" Teppei whispered as he got on the car.
"She isn't in any trouble...If my wife doesn't reach her first..." he thought as he drove off to find Kana, who was already halfway downtown.
Fumino slowly hummed to herself. It was such a beautiful day outside...If only Kazuma was with me, we'd both enjoy a walk downtown...but of course, that was just wishful thinking. She had personally given her good bye's and heartfelt blessings so that the convention was a success.
"Excuse me, miss, but would you be interested in coming to our high school's festival?" a girl from Kumaneko handed her a pamphlet.
It brings back so many memories...I wonder if I can go...the appointment won't go on until another hour, so I have time to spare..."Sure, I'll go" she smiled, making the girl in front of her blush.
This woman is sooo pretty! I wonder if she's some type of model...the girl thought as Fumino waved good bye and entered the old, familiar campus.
Fumino was never one to pay much attention to her body, needless to say, she was never one to be self-conscious of herself, but she had to admit that during the past years, there had been some formidable changes in her body. For one, she wasn't flat-chested anymore. Her body had detailed her curves very nicely and her hair had grown longer that it almost reached her waist. All in all, there were some definite changes in her body and some indefinite changes in her own personality too.
While Fumino was too busy contemplating on her changes, she didn't notice a group of boys talking in the background. Main target: her.
"Dude, she's pretty hot! What's a babe like her doing here at Kumaneko?" one of the boys asked.
"I don't know but she is so smoking hot! I want to take her home with me! Maybe our leader will take her as his girl-!" Out of nowhere, he was hit on the head.
"So what are the students from Yamato High doing here?" Ren asked as he made sure to tie the boys against the tree.
"We weren't lookin' for trouble if that's what you mean" one of them answered.
"I didn't ask if you were looking for trouble or not, I asked What the hell are you guys doing here?" on the last sentence, his words were more forceful, with a gleaming, bright...yet evil...smile on his face.
"Ahh! We swear we didn't come to pick a fight! We only thought of coming and viewing the festival for a while, right?" he asked his companion.
"Yeah! Not to mention, you have a pretty babe walking around the school...do you know her?" the other asked.
"Her..." the other one pointed out with his free hand at Fumino who was talking with Lao-sensei.
Wait a minute is that-? Oh god it is!...there was a super sadistic smile on his face. This is gonna be sooo sweet! Ren thought as he walked up to Fumino, disregarding the fact that the two Yamato students were still tied to the tree.
"Kaji Fumino?" she heard a familiar voice call out.
"Ah! Lao-sensei! How are you?" she asked, smiling politely.
"Well, I'm doing alright, and you?" he asked.
"I'm very well, sir!" she smiled.
"I heard from Ojiro that you and him are expecting a baby, congratulations!" he patted her head.
"Thank you, sir, but...how did you know that this baby is Kazuma's?" she had to admit she was a bit shocked at his knowledge of this, but it seemed to not be such an alarming news now.
"Ah, well...when you were a senior, I figured something was a bit fishy about you and Ojiro...sorry I never mentioned it before, but I had already figured out you two were married since a long time ago" he scratched the back of his head and bowed apologetically.
Fumino could only chuckle at this. "There is nothing you need to apologize about, sensei...but, if you knew why didn't you-?"
"Say anything? Well, my wife was also a high school girl when I married her...so I guess...you could say that Ojiro and I were on the same boat" he smiled.
"Oh, I see...thank you very much for having had kept a vigilance for us and keeping that secret...really, on behalf of my husband and I, we are really grateful..." she bowed down at him.
"Wow, Kaji, you've already matured a lot" he smiled.
"Thank you- oh no! They're going to run out of prizes at the game booth! Sorry, Lao-sensei, I need to go...I'm going to try to catch something for Teppei!" she smiled and waved good bye.
"I guess she's still as childish as always, huh? Makes me feel a lot younger" he smiled, feeling rejuvenated already.
A few minutes later...
"Yay! I managed to get Teppei his favorite toy! Regent action figure!" she smiled as she placed the action figure in her purse and continued to walk around the campus. Abruptly, she felt a hand pull her back.
"Sorry, didn't mean to pull that hard...do you perhaps remember me?" the boy asked kindly as he looked at her.
"Hm...I..I think so.." she said. His light reddish hair was neatly combed, his eyes were a dark green and he looked like he was either a junior or a senior. But who was he?
"Maybe not, I was with the boy who gave you his jacket two days ago..." he smiled.
"Ah! The kind boy!" she said as she remembered him.
"Yeah, I'm his best friend, Kaoyama Ren, nice to meet you" he bowed.
"Nice to meet you too! My name is Kaji Fumino" she said. The fact that she was still in her old school that she completely forgot (and still wasn't used to) her husband's last name being applied to her as well.
"Well um, Fumino-san...it doesn't bother you if I jump into first name basis, does it?"
"No, not at all Kaoyama-kun"
"You can call me Ren, its alright by me"
"Well, I was wondering if you could do me a favor, Fumino-san" his face became very serious.
"What is it?"
"It's just that...my friend, Kazuki, hasn't been feeling well at all lately and I'm afraid its because he may be catching a cold..."
"Why doesn't he go to the doctor then?"
"Ah ah...that will be tough..." Ren said as he glaced to the side. "You see, Kazuki is a very stubborn boy and..." he whispered, "he's afraid of doctors..just don't let him know I told you that."
"Oh, I see" she said, chuckling a bit.
"And...well, our friends are very worried about him, since he tends to be a very proud boy over all of these things and well,...none of us know how to nurse him back to health...if it isn't too much trouble, could you watch over him...just for the next couple of hours?"
"Ah..well, right now I have to-"
"Please, Fumino-san!" he bowed down at her, startling her momentarily. "Kazuki has been my greatest friend and I don't like to see him this way...please!" he was brimming with tears.
Fumino couldn't help but be moved by this bishounen's tears.
"Okay! I'll go! Where is he?"
"Around the gym, in the back building; take the back door 'cause the front one is locked!" he said, safely yelling out at her the rest of the instructions as he noticed her go out of his sight.
All in a days work...you'll thank me later for this Kazuki...you'll definitely thank me later...he inwardly smiled as he imagined just how rewarding his friendship would be.
Meanwhile, Kazuki was resting against the floor of the gym.
He had spent nearly all day playing basketball in the court, but his mind couldn't cope with the game so he gave up and doze off on the floor.
Why is mind being filled by that girl? Why can't I stop thinking about her?...Damn it...I feel weird...I wish I could see her again...he thought as he closed his eyes.
That is, until he felt a cool hand against his forehead.
"Are you alright?" a worried voice called out to him. The moment he opened them, he was face to face with the said girl.
"Eh?" he reacted as he stared at her.
"Are you okay? You don't have a fever do you? Oh, I think I have some cold patches in my bag!" she said as she rummaged through her bag to find the said items.
W-What the hell is she doing here?...Why is she here? NOW?...he was mentally crumbling, wishing so much to hide in a ditch or something.
"Ah, here we go!" she said as she found them and gently laid him back down, placing the pack in his forehead.
"There, you'll be much better!" she smiled lightly at him, making him blush.
"W-Why are you here?"
"What do you mean 'why'? Your friend, Ren-san, said that you were sick and needed someone to nurse you back to health because you were too stubborn to go visit a doctor!"
What the hell? Since when was I stubborn to visit a doctor? Moreover, sick? Damn that Ren! he mentally noted to beat Ren up for bringing her to him.
"So, for the rest of the afternoon, I'll be taking care of you...here" she said as she picked his head up and placed it against her lap.
"W-What are you-?" he couldn't stand up, mainly because she felt so comfortable.
"Shh...just take a small nap, okay?" she smiled lightly as she began to brush his hair with her hand.
He didn't know why he felt that strange feeling in his stomach again...this time, he decided not to ignore it, much.
This girl is strangely captivating...and warm...I guess I'll have to beat Ren up another time...he thought as he soon drifted off to sleep.
Fumino was contemplating on the situation at hand.
Why did she come and help a complete stranger? Moreover, the boy looked fine, perhaps some lack of sleep, but overall, he didn't look gravely ill as his friend had depicted earlier.
"Well, it doesn't matter anymore," she said as she continued to brush his hair, "I owe him one for that time."
What neither had noticed were the group of boys outside looking at the (from their point of view) 'happy couple'.
"Is that the girl you mentioned earlier?" one of them whispered.
"Yeah, she's the one, so whaddya think, boss? Is she hot or what?" another one added.
"Yes, indeed, a beauty like none other...even more so that she seems to be in a relationship with Kumaneko's leader...how about I invite her to our festival?" the ash-brown haired boy smirked as he looked back at the girl and at Kazuki.
I've finally found a weakness that'll turn you completely vulnerable...just you wait Kazuki! You'll pay for all the damage you've done to me!... the boy thought, an evil smile plastered on his face.
A/N: I hope you liked it _
Next chapter coming out on Jan. 20th!
See you soon!