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Happily Ever After: Briar Rose

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Now, I lay here in this king-sized fluffy bed with my husband, his highness Prince Tezuka Kunimitsu, tenderly gazing at his sleeping face - peaceful and content, his breathing so serene, and his magnificent features enhanced by Luna's illumination. As I reminisce down memory lane of a year ago, a genuine smile graced my lips.

Yes, please. Let's fast forward to a year hence...

I don't really think any of you would like me to drabble on about our week-long wedding ceremony (though I really cherish those heart-warming moments, especially when we said our "I do"s on the grandest and most perfect wedding ever! ^o^=), or how our ideal honeymoon went (we do want to keep this on a K+ rating for the innocent ones, beside I don't want to share in details how euphorically engaging, aggressive and possessive mine own tenaciously sensual Giacomo Cassanova is in bed - Saa... Boasting and being envious are really unbecoming trait, ne? =P), or how our angel delighted the world...

Oh, forgive me, I'm getting ahead of myself... But please don't feel bad, I'll let you in on the important timelines to make up for it, hmm?

So, then, let's start where my story left off...

The family meeting had been less formal than I had initially though it would be... But I wouldn't have had it any other way. Besides, what more could I have asked for?

My beloved ladies, okaasan and Yumiko-née, were present, safe and sound, alive and healthy. Even my baby brother, Yuuta, his wife, Ann, and their precious son, my first nephew, were there... Hmm, I guess little Akaya, did take a lot after my otouto (though, apparently the cutie inherited the Tachibana wavy black hair... persistent genes, I guess ^-^*). And I still couldn't get enough of both their impulsiveness and cuteness, making them a lot more irresistible than ever!

Née-san was already engaged to a very nice gentleman back then... Ooshitari Yuushi, a marquiz of equistrian lineage, if my memory serves me right. He even specially asked for okaasan to live with them in their mansion, which I heard houses a wide variety of exquisite floras and faunas. I'm sure okaasan really love the place. Well, they're happily married now (got hitched a couple of weeks ahead of my own marriage), and are now proud parents of twins, Yohei and Kouhei. The adorable pair are definitely maternal twin, if not for the former having blue hair (like Yuushi-kun's) with a flair of garnet, while the latter having garnet locks (like a very dark hue of Yumiko-nee's cherry-brown hair) with a flair of blue. Nonetheless, they're cherubs~

Anyways, back to the purpose of the meeting, everyone in my family had given their approval of my relationship with Kunimitsu. Even Yuuta, whose face went beet-red upon realizing I'm in love with another male, gave me his approval (so kawaii~! ^^~) Okaasan even gave my lover my otousan's Jade ring, a subtle but announcing sign of being accepted as a part of the Fuji family.

While on my lover's family...

I could say, Emperor Kunikazu (his grandfather) and King Kuniharu (his father) have the same distinct handsome-ness and air of confidence. Their personalities and mannerisms are also very similar to my Mitsu - even their high-calliber aesthetic preferences - so you could say, I knew exactly how to present myself well to their good grace. I could feel their direct gazes sizing me up, both physically and mentally, but I just beamed them with one of my fiercest disarming smile. And with that silent 'conversation,' they nodded and smiled me suitable for their heir.

Queen Anaya, my koibito's mother, is a very pleasant lady: beautiful, graceful, and wise. She was the one who actually had a decent talk with me... Truthfully, I could hear the drumming of my nerves back then, but no sooner had her charming motherly aura made me feel comfortably close to her - like I was conversing with my own okaasan. Much to my entertainment, she seemed to be the one to make the final decision in this familial matter - especially concerning her only son. I could still remember the clear relief on her three gentlemen's eyes, when she smoothly clasped her Emerald necklace around my neck, meant to formally welcome me to the Tezuka family.

Overall, everything went smoothly well from there...

I think... No, I know we have been well-received and blessed by each other's family, if not, we wouldn't have gotten married, right? Well, we could do as Romeo and Juliet did if things went another way, but I don't think Mitsu would've liked that idea very much. He could be such a diplomat sometimes... But that's also an intricate part that made me fall deeply in love with this wonderful man.

Then, after that meeting was our marriage...

Nothing much to say...

I mean, excluding the minor 'bridezilla' and 'uber-perfectionist' instances, the feeling-'V.I.P.' personalities (with special mention to Europe's Prince Atobe Keigo), the minor cramming sessions... Everything went well.

It was a grandly celebrated occasion, with royalties and dignitaries from all over the world in complete attendance... The venue, ambiance, and processions were perfect beyond words could ever compensate... But the one thing that had set it all apart... Had set it all to a whole new different level, was...

You got that right!

It was the moment we were formally and faithfully pronounced as husband and husband, and had sealed everything with a long hot passionate kiss, courtesy of my ever-stoic, almost-expressionless, mostly serious Mitsu! And the reason he intentionally made that most pleasurable mind- blowing display of affection in front of everyone to see? Simple, as he phrased it, "because I love you and I will do everything to make you stay happily and satisfied with me in all possible ways!"

Saa... Who am I to question that proposal, ne? Really, I could fall in love with this man over and over again, and I know - believe with all my heart and soul - I will never ever tire of him! Not in this lifetime, nor ever! =w=

And, he kept true to his words! Remember the guards that berated me and my family in that filthy dungeon? Well, let's just say... They should really be grateful my hubby's the one passing judgement onto them and not I, else I'd have Devil Fuji sadistically deal with them in exact vendetta! Still, it's a very satisfactory to know that they won't be having any pride nor dignity left to show their faces anywhere in this entire kingdom had my lover not been the tiniest bit lenient with their punishment!

But, enough of the negativities, and on with the memories...

Our honeymoon was nothing short of marvelous, exciting, unforgettable, passionate, and all exaltations there is in the word bank... In short, it was the pinnacle of all perfection! But I'm not sharing any of it with you *sadistic smile firmly in place*, because it's an erotica secret that's mine and Kunimitsu's "alone" to know, and for you "never" to find out~ 3

Maa... We do reserve our rights to privacy, ne?

Anyways, here's the most important detail I'll be sharing with you... I always do save the best for last... ^.*~

*uhh-waahh uh-nyahh*

Oh, give me a second. My precious angel is calling for me...

This most blessed child, I dearly hold in my arms, is the living fruit of my Mitsu and I's enternal love...

Formed and developed with our deep passion and devotion...

With his reliant heart beating to life inside my very womb...

With miracle's gift, glided from my rear hole in amiable birth...

And boomingly greeted the world with his delightful laughter...

Yes, this Heaven-sent child is my greatest treasure of all, my beautiful Briar Rose, Eiji. An adorable red-headed ball of energy, always filled with bright laughter, and sweet-loving appetite for my... uhm... maternal milk?

Well, I still don't understand how my body is capable of these maternal qualities, and I'm positive Lady Morrigan had meant this, when she concluded "natural it is!" But either way, I'm grateful for all these wonderful miracles and blessings in my life. My life could just get better and better! ^^~

A soft lullaby, full of love and warmth, soon sent my little angel back to his dreamland. I watched his cute face, expressions of smile and happiness evident of his wonderful dream, cuddling and rocking him in soothing slumber. This is just what mothers do, I suppose, thinking and giving to these precious darlings first before themselves, sacrificing themselves for the happiness of their children. And even with the countless weary sleepless nights, I found myself genuinely smiling, humming the story of my happy ever after to him.

"Would you mind sharing what wonders had caused my dear schatzen to smile so ethereally?" Mitsu softly - a bit husky from waking up - asked, as he gave me a chaste kiss on the lips, and took his rightful place beside me on the sofa-bed.

I had missed him entering the baby chamber and stealthily nearing us, but I wouldn't deprive myself of my lover's endearment. I scooted Eiji and myself into Mitsu's loving embrace, as we share the large warm blanket over ourselves. "Saa... I'm just telling Eiji our love story, mon cheri."

"Ah." Mitsu smiled approvingly, as he gently caressed Eiji's face and kissed his forehead in bid of sweet dreams.

In that tranquil eve, a shower of shooting stars bravely transversed the night sky, carrying every heart's desire to the weavers of reality... We watched the endearing play of illumination, and let our hearts recite every dreamer's well-known verse...

'Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have the wish I wish to night...'

I rested my head on my koibito's chest, listening to the quiet but assuring beat of his heart, and whispered my silent yearning. "I wish for our sleeping beauty to have a better story to tell..."

~.*.~.*.~.*.~.*. To Our Never-Ending Love Story ~.*.~.*.~.*.~.*

A/N: ("The End" *takes a respectful bow of appreciation*) Thank you, dear readers, for taking time from your precious schedule to read this fairytale with me. I hope you enjoyed it, as much as I did writing it. For those great followers of Eiji and Oishi Love Arcs, please notify me if any of you wishes to continue their 'story' from here. I would really love to read them. ^^~ Also, I'd really like to read your thoughts and comments, so please do review. And please continue to give me your guidance and support for my future projects. ^w^~*