It was two weeks since we were in Nagasaki. I was keep on bugging for an apartment that we need to stay on. I know that Kyoya was still new to these things, that's why I teach him new things about how commoners live in this type of life. We managed to find a apartment after Kyoya helped an old lady to carry her things in the train station while we are searching for a church. Then, when he shared that we don't have a shelter, she offered a vacant apartment to us. Delighted with joy, Kyoya feels like he was determined to understand the culture more.
Since our landlady has a vegetable garden, farm and a pond, we offered ourselves so that we can pay to our rent, and to have our daily meal. We shared the same apartment complex, and everyday, we are eating and working together. When the old lady knew that Kyoya was an Ootori, she was kneeling down, asking for forgiveness. Kyoya said that she was like her grandmother, and yes, his humility is really changed from the usual prideful shadow king. Then, he started to formulate a business here in the farm. When he started, there are customers who are attracted to the business, it grew within the week. Chiyo-oba-sama was really happy, together with his little grandchildren, Touya and Chiyuki who was left by their both parents.
"Why don't you two get married, anyway? You're both single and you loved each other" she said while we are eating our dinner together in the kotatsu. Kyoya choked after he heard the sweet old lady's comment. Chiyo-obaa-sama and I chuckled so much that his cheeks got red.
"Oba-sama, you know that he is really sensitive about it", I whispered as the two kids were chuckling.
"Kyoya-onii-san, do you have brothers and sisters? You look sad" little Chiyuki asked.
"Chiyuki, dear, I have two onii-sans and an onee-san, my father is a strict man but has a good heart" he smiled sweetly at Chiyuki.
That's right, Kyoya never felt his family's love, but only from his deceased mother and sister. I can tell that he was hurt behind that mask. I hold his hand and smiled to cheer him up. He smiled as Chiyuki hugged Kyoya, so as Touya hugging me. Chiyuki's appearance was like me when I was little, and Touya was having the same features as Kyoya. They looked like our siblings. I was really embarrassed.
"We really looked like a family, don't we?" Chiyo-obaa-sama chuckled as Kyoya and I stared at each other as we smiled.
"Can you live with us here, onii-sama?" Touya pleaded as Chiyuki was cradled in my arms.
"As much as we want to, Touya, dear, but there are people will keeping on looking at us", Kyoya answered as he kissed his cheeks. The kid squirmed as Kyoya was trying to tickle him, but yes, we're in the middle of a dinner.
"Let's finish our dinner and we'll have strawberry shortcake I just baked" I giggled as the two kids was on my side, contesting to finish their dinner first. Kyoya was laughing. It was my first time to heard him like that.
I turned off my phone so that dad won't track me down, but he still knows that I was in Nagasaki right now, but without Kyoya. I am happy with this life with us, as we continued our studies, helping in the fam business, and fetching Touya and Chiyuki from school. Kyoya was changed, it was like he turned from a hideous pupa to a beautiful butterfly. He was also proud right now, having me all along, doing all things together (except taking a bath).
One day, as we sit on the river bank washing our clothes, Kyoya was staring at the flow of the clean river as he helped me washing our clothes.
"Let's go find a church after this. Okay?"
"In the next two days is your birthday, right?"
"I want to marry you. . . So that whatever may happens, no one can take you away from me, even our dad"
He smiled at me as we headed to the fields to hung washed clothes. I've been also thinking about that. I didn't get Mitsukuni's side yet. They have must been looking all over for us. But before that, I must be an Ootori, and definitely I will.
After, we changed our clothes to yukata so that we can move freely after our chores. We roam around the city, finding a perfect church for our wedding. Suddenly, the phone rang in my bag as Kyoya and I searching for a church for our secret wedding. Yeah, it's my dad calling. I flip the phone open as we stopped on our track. Wearing our yukatas, the wind's breezing the leaves from the branches as Kyoya was wearing a farmer hat and me clipping my hair upwards. People will not notice us, that's why need to be like this.
"Haruhi, darling! Gladly that you answered the phone! " Father greeted
"I'm okay dad, don't worry" I replied.
"Is Kyoya with you?" He asked. How on earth does he know that? As expected from my dad he's the greatest GPS Locator aside from Kyoya.
"Mmn." I simply replied.
"Can I talk to him, darling?" He asked. Kyoya looked at me in confusion. I lend my phone to him and they talked for almost half an hour right now. Afterwards, he dropped the phone and gave it to me. He smiled and as we continued to walk in our path, we found a church. As we went inside, his father was sitting on the first seat.
"Son, how could you not tell me about it that you are now winning on our bet?" His father concluded.
"I told you, I can still bring up impossible situations into victory, dad. Look at her, right now" Kyoya smiled as his fathet gazed at me. Then, my father was there, too, with my dad.
"Do you think I didn't agree with your idea, Kyoya-kun? Let's proceed things now, shall we, father?" My dad said as they made us sit in the altar.
"Yoshio-Sensei, I really thought that you will never recognize me" dad smirked at Kyoya's dad as he chuckled.
"I also never thought that the one that captured my youngest son is your only and Kotoko's daughter" he said as they chuckled at each other.
"What do you mean . . . By that, dad?" I questioned.
"Are you and Ranka-san" . . ." He asked as we looked at each other.
"We're kinda related back in his college days" Yoshio-sama smirked. Indeed, he's the father of the Shadow King.
"And the reason why you were made Haruhi dear was because I met Kotoko because of Ootori-sensei" dad smiled as he lend a small box to us. When Kyoya opened it, it was a pair of infinity ring. They both smiled as the ceremonies started.
Why?! The series of events are so fast . . . I am geting married on the man I've always wanted to have, but Mitsukuni knowing that . . . he has Reiko, and no matter I do, his father will never approve our relationship. But, having the opportunity of being free with the man I loved secretly for years, I don't want to run anymore. I'll never let go of him anymore.
"I now pronounce you husband and wife. Congratulations" the father smiled as Kyoya kissed me on the forehead (to be safe, and much sweeter).
"Gooey" my new father-in-law smirked as Kyoya's face burned red. My father laughed so hard that he can't even hard to explain why Kyoya need to kiss me on the forehead. But, with the swift of his hands, he dipped his other arm around me and kissed me sweetly in the lips. They were smiling like crazy, you know. Fathers-in-law stuff.
"With Kyoya's swiftness, we can expect a granddaughter or grandson after a year, don't you think, sensei?" my father teased.
"I suppose. I rather keep him here in Nagasaki than putting him on Tokyo. so that the baby is indeed safe. I can't wait until I can hold my grandson or granddaughter' in my aarms, right grandpa?" Yoshio-sama laughed as Dad shed a tear for that comment, then they burst into laughter. As Kyoya and I looked at each other, we both feel that our accomplishment feels good to our relationship.
"They are both awkward, love" Kyoya whispered as I hid a chuckle on my left hand.
"Imagine, they expect us to have a baby in a matter of time?"
"Do you think we can grant their wish? You know llove, they are getting older too"
"What do you think about it, love?"
"It seems like we are not steady yet, love. You know, finished college, have profession, can stand alone in a common way here, and even run our own empire here. What do you say?"
"But, can I make love to you tonight on our honeymoon"
"Idiot, it's an obligation as your wife and you as my husband, I guess you can't wait for it tonight before anything settes in"
"I can't wait, love"
"Better you wait, dear" I smiled as he hugged me tight.
After that secret ceremony, they visited out shelter, they met Chiyo-oba-san, while the two kids paid respect to our fathers. It seems they have a long way to discuss. It was late in the ed to liveafternoon that they started, you know, that's why I am cooking for dinner together with the two kids who was just recently finished their homework with Kyoya.
"Kyoya-onii-sama, your father is kinda scary . . ." Chiyuki wailed as she hugged Kyoya tightly. Touya laughed as he helped me cooking sushi in the kitchen.
"He is really that scary, Chiyuki, my dear" he chuckled as he carried Chiyuki in his arms.
"Onii-sma, can you be my daddy?" she asked. Kyoya and I looked at each other. It would seem like it would be complicated if we adopt the two kids, leaving Chiyo-obaa-sama to leave here in the farm alone.
Kyoya smiled as he patted Chiyuki's head. It would be possible, but are you ready to leave obaa-sama here?" The kids were near to tears when they ehard that. He's right. We can't have the kids since Chiyo-obaa-sama can't leave the business here. As we finished prepared our dinner, me and Kyoya served on the kotatsu. As we eat dinner together, my dad opened up.
"So Haruhi, darling, How was your life these past few weeks with Kyoya-kun?"
Both Kyoya and I gasped in embarrassment. Chiyo-obaa-sama chuckled.
"It seems like Haruhi and Kyoya used to live here, obo-sama-tachi" Chiyo-obaa-sama added as Yoshio-sama smiled.
"Well, it seems my Kyoya knows how to do things in a commoner way"
"He does, Ootori-sama . . ."
"Obaa-sama, please call me Yoshio. I owe to you everything for what he is right now"
"Thank his wife. She's the source of your young lad's strength. Indeed, at first, I thought he would never make through these, but he learned so much that he made things, even my business larger than any man would think. As expected of the third son of the Ootori Household. Their pairing is inseparable. You know, like opposites do attract to each other"
"My Darling Haruhi was really a housewife right now"
"I choose to be a lawyer dad. Remember what I give an oath to mom?"
"I know dear, but with this . . ."
"I can still work dad. Even Kyoya tells me to"
"Love, I won't stop you. I know it's your profession to take.You give yourself an oath"
We smiled at each other, then the two in-laws chorused:
"We demand a grandchild on you, two!"
We were shaking our head like a snake. Seriously? We were looking at each other, and yes, we need to clear our names first in Tokyo before moving elsewhere, especially Mituskuni, and what his dad told me.
I don’t want to help myself to find myself alone again – especially I have the second chance.
My phone’s beeping . . .
“Haruhi Fujioka? This is Yasuchika Haninozuka”
“Chika? How did you. . .” I whispered. I immediately excused myself in the conversation, leaving Kyoya in the process.
“Nii-san has your number. We’re been looking for you for weeks! Where have you been?! We’ve been calling you since forever! Nii-san is really depressed without you as he’s been married to Reiko-onee-sama”
“Already? Since when?” I gasped
“Yesterday. Father is expecting a baby from them. But looking at nii-san’s face, I don’t know what to do. Are you with Kyoya Ootori right now?” Chika asked.
I was puzzled. We didn’t have a formality to break up. I was perfectly stung by his father . . .
“I understand, onee-sama. At least, do the formality to let him go. It’s for the best” he concluded.
I was crying. Being with Mitsukuni through the years, now I am with Kyoya, it would be for the best for everybody.
“Chika?” I asked.
“Yes?” He replied.
“Is your nii-chan with you?”
“Yes. Would you like to talk to him? It was just the two of us right now. The others have a business trip, as long as his wife. It would be the perfect time” he suggested.
My heart was throbbing like crazy. I don’t know how to face Mitsukuni right now after how I was treated by the stingy patriarch of the Haninozuka Family. I can’t blame him, either.
“If you permitted to, Chika, I will”
A string of silence on the phone, I can hear Chika talking to Mitsukuni right now.
“Haru-chan?” he greeted with a slight of hint of loneliness on his voice right now. I was shaking with fear.
“Mitsukuni . . . How were things when you’re married?” I answered as he was sobbing.
“If you just knew . . . I don’t know how to act right now. It’s just . . .” Yes, he was crying. Tears fell in my eyes.
“I think this would be goodbye, Mitsukuni . . .” I said as he was gasping.
“Will you let me see you again for the last time?” He pleaded.
“I will . . .” I whispered on the phone. “Definitely, I will, Mitsukuni. Wait for me. . “
“I will wait for you at the same pagoda we used to sit with during weekends” he instructed.
I can’t stand it anymore. I hang the call up, and turned it off.
“Haruhi . . . Are sure that you’ll gonna meet him?” a voice came from my behind. Kyoya was listening. I don’t want to hide anything from my husband right now.
“Yes, for the last time before we parted ways” I replied as he wrapped me in his arms. Putting his head on my shoulder, he was chuckling softly as he whispered in my ears that we need to get back on the kotatsu or we’ll catch a cold.
“Who was that, darling?” Dad asked.
“Just my classmate, Aki, asking for notes for the next day’s lessons” I reasoned out. Kyoya was smiling at me as he hold my hand softly.
“Is everything okay, love?” He asked.
“Nothing much, love. I was perplexed with the final exams coming. You too, if I presume?” I replied back as I keep on grinning at him.
“Of course, love, we are graduating this year, right?” He smirked as he made me drew close to him. I just nodded.
“This is really good, indeed, Kyoya! So, when should we start on planning to publicize your marriage?” Yoshio-san asked as he took a sip of his after-dining green tea.
“What do you mean?”
“You know what I mean, son. Your skills are far from your brothers. Look at how you run the host club, and yes, an Ootori never breaks promises. But, I’ll give you five years to take care of our grandchild until he or she can walks and eats and goes to Ouran”
“I’ve been choosing you, and Haruhi will be along your side. With her skills, she will be the perfect lawyer that any firm needed”
Both of us were shocked. Yes, Both of us will mold the Ootori Group of Companies, merging with the new built Fujioka Law Firms. Yes, our fate was sealed. My father was smiling, just like what I promised to mother.
Mother in heaven, this is it . . . Me being a professional lawyer, and being the wife of a prestigious medical company in Japan, and a mother to an heir. I hope you’re happy right now. Dad and I missed you so much. Maybe my story in the beginning is not that good, but it doesn’t mean that I was that person, but no, I can still draw the tapestry of my life for the rest until the ending. Don’t worry mother in heaven, I will be wearing my smile with the ones I love.