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Love you Always
By Icegal

 

It all happened so fast.

All I remembered was pain. Excruciating pain. I could only hear the sound of my ragged breath and feel the last of my energy draining out of me. My ribs were broken and the extra deep cut in my left shoulder made it worse. Enishi stood in front of me, panting hard and having that malicious grin on his face. He said something about death, but the pain took my mind off his words. The next thing I know, the click of a tensed trigger was heard, followed by the thunderous sound of a bullet being shot. I was tired. I had no strength left in me. I was ready to take the bullet and look death straight in the eye, but... Subconsciously, I heard someone scream, "IYA!"

And then, my world froze as I belatedly recognise the scent of sweet jasmine and the long black silky ponytail.

Kaoru.

KAORU

The bullet didn't hit me straight and send me to where I belong. Instead, Fate had chosen an innocent girl, who had all the spunk and compassion one could ever find, the girl with big, beautiful ocean blue eyes that always sparkled when she saw me, the head strong lady who never gave up on anyone,

The woman whom I have grown to love.

I watch her collapse in slow motion, as if that particular time and space was chosen to be set back, just so the devils could take joy in watching me die emotionally. I was frozen, rooted to the spot. Sudden hatred for the man pointing the nose of the gun towards me was sparked as I saw his smirk and the wild craziness in his eyes.

I don't know when I did, but in the next instant, I slammed my sword right into Enishi's stomach and adding another blow to his face. I watched emotionlessly as he flew back straight into a big tree trunk.

Satisfied, I hesitated, not willing to believe that Kaoru was shot, not willing to believe that she was going to die in replacement of me. When I turned, what I saw shook me to the bones. There lying on the cold gravel was Kaoru. Her favourite ultramarine silk scarf had some how worked its way off her high ponytail, releasing the raven black waterfall of her hair. She breathed scarcely, her breaths shallow and strained. Without even knowing it, I was by her side and I cuddled her fragile form in my arms. I couldn't care less about Sano, Megumi and Yahiko in the background, I couldn't care less about my wounds. And for the first time in my life in the Kamiya Dojo,

I cried.

"Kaoru..."

History was repeating itself...

"Sh...Kenshin, I'm... going to... be ok.... Don't you worry...." She said as she lifted her beautiful sapphire orbs to meet mine.

"Kaoru....I don't understand..."

"Daijobu Kenshin...Megumi-san will... take care of me...I'll be ok...."

I looked over at Megumi-dono and saw the helplessness in her eyes and her crestfallen face. She looked down at her feet and shook her head sadly. And then, I knew.

For this lost soul to have scars that will never heal...

I knew it was not going to be ok... Even at the brink of death, her eyes still shone with so much energy, so much determination and so much....love.... She reached out to wipe away the tears that were flowing down my cheeks and her hand rested on my scar.

"Kenshin..."

"Hai?"

"I've...Always wan...wanted to tell... you..."

Her breaths were getting to be more ragged and her eye lids were closing, only open by her strong determination to keep it open.

"Kaoru...Save your breath..."

"Aishiteru..."

Love

"Hai...Aishiteru, Kaoru," my heart melted at her confession. I've always wanted to tell her I love her, but never plucked up enough courage to tell her so. Never, until now. And it was too late.

Hate

Her lids were closing and her lips were deathly white. I tightened my grip on her, refusing to let her go. By force of persistence, she opened her eyes again, its depths read pure love and sadness...

It's only separated by a minute division line...

"Promise me... you'll be happy...and... and... take the burden ...off your... tired shoulders..."

"No...We can talk about this later...First, we must get you..." She silenced me with her fingers.

"Onegai... Kenshin?" her eyes pleading and the spark in her eyes started to fade.

I took her cold hand in mine, "I promise."

She gave me one pretty smile and murmured, "Aishiteru...Kenshin..." as her lids closed for the last time and her breath became just a soft exhale.

I felt more tears well up in my eyes as I hugged her limp frame and sobbed. Never will I see the bright blue eyes that greeted me each day, or see her gentle smile in the morning as she says , "Ohayou Kenshin", never will I see the slender frame of a young lady dressed in a kimono with a ribbon fastening her hair together, or see the same lady get angry at every remark anyone made, the one who believed in me, the one who showered me with unconditional love and support...It all comes down to this hateful truth- I will never see her again.

Reality hurts...

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-the year 2000, Tokyo-

I walked down the street, enjoying the rustle of leaves in the mid-autumn breeze as I engrossed myself completely in my book. So engrossed was I, that I bumped into a person, causing him/her to lose him/her balance and fall.

"Ah...Sumanu..." I apologised sheepishly as I helped the person up.

It was a girl.

She dusted her skirt and looked up at me with accusing eyes, the colour of the endless sea. She wore her dark raven hair in a high ponytail with a ribbon holding it together. Her heart-shaped face, her eyes, lips, the way her cheeks flushed pink, her hair and the scent of jasmine was awfully familiar.

"Hrmph! You should have seen where you were walking," she reprimanded.

Even the voice and tone sounded so familiar.

"Sumanu, I shall try to be more careful in the future."

I bowed and when I looked up, I saw her sapphire orbs looking straight at me, questioning who I was and looking me over thoroughly. I gazed into those big glassy eyes and time seemed to have stopped.

"This may sound really weird, but... Have we met before?" she asked. "I feel as if I've known you for years although we've just met. I know that you're a very fast runner, a person who has a kind heart, a love for life, a love for children, someone who always places others before yourself, a very protective person towards the one you love..."

I just stared at her, waiting for her to continue.

"And I also know your bad points..."

"Really, tell me please," I said with slight amusement.

"You have a 'dark' side. Your anger is unstoppable, frightening and you have a problem admitting to love, in fear that the person close to you may face possible dangers in the future," she wrinkled her nose in distaste.

"Same here...I feel as if I've known you since the beginning of time..." I didn't even realise what I had just said, but just blurted it out.

"Hai."

Though I did not say it, inside of me, I felt someone saying and saw it reflected in her eyes

I've found you...

I will love you always.

~Owari~


Author's Notes

Hiya! It's me again! I don't really know what spurred me into writing this, but I've been keeping this story line inside of me, it was choking me...^^' How was it? Was Kenshin a little OOC? I don't know, I just believe in soul mates. I believe that love can go beyond time and into a whole new world and still survive, provided if the love is very strong... I am pretty satisfied with this piece of WAFF (Can it be considered as a WAFF? ^^' Oh...I can be such a wimp)There may be a sequel to this...Not sure yet though...^^' Anyway, hope that you all enjoyed reading it! Oh yeah...COMMENTS!! Flames will be used to start a campfire...^^"

 

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