The song used in this chapter is "Into The Night By: Santana"

The Next Day

Sano watches Sayuri acting like a boy once again, and doing the laundry. Suddenly, Yahiko comes up behind him and hits him in the back of the head. "Oi, what was that for you brat?" he fumes.

"Don't call me a brat! And ever since yesterday, you've been blushing and staring when Kenshin is around you, do you like him or something?" Sano growls and knocks the kid out, then walks up to Sayuri. "Hey." she jumps and looks at him. "Oh, it's you Sano."

He rubs the back of his head. "Uh, yeah. I was wondering….there's a party going on tonight at the gambling hall, you wanna come?" she smirks. "Okay." his eyes widen. "Really, that was easier than I thought."

She laughs. "You've been very shy around me lately Sano." he grins. "I'm just getting used to the fact you're a girl."

That Night

Everyone but Sayuri and Sano are asleep. Sayuri quickly puts on a dark blue kimono covered in cherry blossoms. Sano stares at her for a minute. "To much?" he pops out of his thoughts. "Oh, no! I was just thinking about how nice you look in a kimono."

She smirks and pulls his arm. "Your so funny. Come on, let's go!" he follows behind her.

Gambling Hall

All the men surround Sayuri, flirting and drinking with her. Sano watches a smile on his face. 'I don't think I've seen her so happy before.' A hand on his shoulder causes him to jump.

"Oh, it's you Akiyo.", "Hey, when did you meet that cute girl?", "Uh…" he looks at where Sayuri was sitting and sees her dancing to a song his friends were singing.

Like a gift from the heavens, it was easy to tellIt was love from above that could save me from hellShe had fire in her soul it was easy to seeHow the devil himself could be pulled out of meThere were drums in the air as she started to danceEvery soul in the room keeping time with their hands

Sayuri walked over to him and made him stand up. "Come on, Sano." he followed and danced with her.

And we sangAy, oh, ay, oh, ay, oh, ayAnd the voices bang like the angels singWe're singing, ay, oh, ay, oh, ay, oh, ayAnd we danced on into the nightAy, oh, ay, ay, oh, ay, ohAnd we danced on into the night