A Cruel Romance; Rin X Len

Chapter 9: A New Future

Len and Rin stood under that bridge for a while. Taking in each other's presence.

"Rin?" Mikuo caught up to Rin. He was shaking.

"I'm sorry Mikuo... I just... I love Len." They stood in silence for awhile.

"I understand... As long as you're happy, I am too." He smiled, but you could tell it was forced.

"Thank you, Mikuo, really... Thank you."

"No problem. I'll see you around. And Len, you better make her happy or I'll come steal her away." Len and him shared a laugh and he left.

"Mikuo is a really great guy," Rin said, smiling.

"Rin, I can't promise I'll make you the happiest person in the world, but I'll give you everything I have."

"That's all I want." They smiled to each other, sharing an embrace. It was the best either of them have felt since they held each other in the hospital.

"Rin, you packed yet?" Lin called from the living room of their house.

"Yeah, I'll be out in a sec!" Rin replied.

"Do girls always take this long to get ready?" Len said as he rolled his eyes.

"I heard that!" Rin shouted as she entered the living room. She was wearing white sundress that fitted perfectly around her small body. Len's cheeks heated up and he immediately turned away.

"Wow, you're beautiful... Are you throwing away your tomboy look?" Len asked, a little disappointed. She was always so breathtaking when she dressed a little girly, but he had to admit, her natural look was the best.

"Thank you," she said a little shyly, "and of course not. It's hot, that's the only reason I'm wearing this. I mean, I can't even imagine having to wear pants in this kind of heat!" Len's smile broke into laughter.

"You guys are too cute!" Lin shouted. "Now let's get a move on before Ren shows up."

Rin and Len were moving to a town far away from here with their mother, Lin. She filed a divorce and got Ren to sign the papers.

Rin ran up to Len and slipped her hand in his. They shared another smile as they headed for the door. This door didn't only rid them of their past, but it gave them a new future shining on the other side, just waiting for them.

"Rin!" Len called. It was 7:30 in the morning and Rin still wasn't up. Lin left for work just a minute ago and Len has been up since 6. He ran up stairs to attempt to wake her yet again. He quietly slipped into her room and stood over her. Her sleeping face was so peaceful and happy. It warmed his heart to see her like this. He rose his hand and gently stroked her cheek. She mumbled and the small smile on her lips turned into a huge cheeky one, that little carnivore tooth of hers stuck out causing Len to chuckle at her cuteness. "I know you're up. Get out of bed. We have school soon."

"Something smells good," she said quietly, before opening her says to see Len before her in an apron. He looked away, blushing a little, and tugged his bangs before meeting Rin's eyes again.

"I made you breakfast." Her smiled brightened and he bit his lip to hide the smile working its way onto his lips. She thanked him and raised her hand to have him pulled her out of bed, but ended up pulling him in bed with her instead. They laughed and got up.

"Hey Len, are you happy?" Rin asked as she swung her hand that was intertwined with Len's back and forth. He was surprised by her question at first and it took him a minute to gather his thoughts. She took the reaction as negative and slowly let go of his hand when he grabbed back onto hers.

"Of course I am. Rin, look at me," he said as he used his other hand to guide her face to his. "I love you. So much that I feel as if I could burst from happiness at any second. I promise you that I will continue to be happy as long as you are by my side." Grateful tears slide down Rin's cheeks as she raised her head to kiss him. Just then, Len stepped in front of her and offered her a piggyback ride.
"Remember the last time we did this?" Len asked.

"Yeah, it was punishment for calling me heavy," she said with a laugh while resting her head on his shoulder.

"You heard everything I said, right?"

"Yes." She grinned.

"Then you passed out on my back," he laughed.



"At this new school, do you think there will be an Art Club?"

Sorry about the unbelievable shortness of this chapter & sorry about the terrible ending. I've never been good with endings. Also, sorry about leaving you guys so long without an update. Why I did that? Medical reasons. It annoyed me that I haven't finished this story yet so I completed it more or less. Thanks for the support!

X's & O's Yuzu