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Truths
By Icegal

 

"Konnichiwa minna~! I, or rather we, have great news to tell," Kaoru announced as she stepped onto the front porch of the dojo.

Following closely behind was no other than Kenshin. He was my savior. He showed me the door, the path towards a more meaningful life. He showed me how to live. I could see that his eyes shone with confidence, with pride and love with every glance towards Kaoru.

Kaoru tilted her head to look at Kenshin, bidding him to announce the news, her eyes shining with the same love and happiness that was reflected in Kenshin's violet eyes.

The words, "we have great news to announce" hit me hard. With the eye contacts and from the joy on Kaoru's face, I knew from that instant that Kenshin would never be mine. Too proud to show my emotions openly, I buried my feelings and flipped my hair back casually, like I always did.

"What is it now?"

"Yeah...Whatsup busu?" Yahiko said.

"I'm going to pretend I didn't hear that, Yahiko-CHAN. Anyway, we would like to say that...." Kaoru halted, blush creeping slowly to her cheeks, "we are going to get married."

"You're what?" Sano said as he gave Kenshin a slap on the back, "Way ta go Kenshin! Congrats to you!"

"Sano....."

"So you finally proposed eh? Kenshin?" Yahiko added with a grin.

I was numb. There was a lump in my throat as the words sank in we are going to get married. They were going to get married. I knew it. I knew Kenshin was never to be mine, yet I dreaded this moment. For as long as Kenshin did not confess his love for Kaoru, I still had a fighting chance. But now, all hope's gone. Everything. I don't blame Kenshin for loving Kaoru. She's bright, charming, warm, kind and beautiful. She was never too proud of herself, she never did flirt, and she was never like me.

Hah....How pathetic. I'm laughing at myself. Get up Megumi, get up. Get up now. I went over, put on my best smile and gave Kaoru a hug. I swallowed hard. Don't cry Megumi. Not now.... Smile.

"Congratulations Kaoru."

I locked my eyes onto Kenshin and said with a smile, "Congratulations Ken-san."

I stood to one side, looking at Yahiko, Sano laughing and congratulating the happy couple. I want to rejoice. But I can't.

I went over to Kaoru.

"I need to talk to you alone."

She looked at me with those blue eyes of hers. Then I just realised how jealous I am of her. She followed me into the kitchen.

"Alright," I began, " So now the time has come. Kenshin chose you. Not me nor Tomoe-san but you. So I expect you to continue smiling for him and treasure this relationship you have with him. Alright? No more crying and wailing when something goes wrong."

"Hai, Megumi-san," she replied, "Ano....Gomen nasai Megumi-san..." she ended softly.

"Nothing to be sorry about. I'm not sorry so you shouldn't be," I flipped my hair behind me, "I'm happy for you and Ken-san." You're lying Megumi.

"Now go out there and rejoice."

Kaoru gave me a hug and smiled.

"Silly girl," I said.

"By the way Kaoru, I have to attend to some patients at the clinic, so I'll be leaving now," I said as she turned her back to leave.

"You will join us for dinner tonight?" she asked.

"Yeah...I'll be there."

She smiled again and left.

Sighing, I walked out of the backdoor, refusing to even say goodbye to the rest.

"Stop feeling sorry for yourself Megumi..."I muttered under my breath.

"For what?"

"Sano?! What are you doing here?"

He looked at me and said nothing. I knew that there would be no way of persuading him to leave me alone.

I continued walking and he followed suit.

"Megumi...."

"What?"

"What's wrong?"

He sounded concerned. He actually sounded concerned.

"Nothing's wrong rooster-head."

He didn't push me for the answer, he kept his mouth shut. We continued walking like this in awkward silence. I could feel his eyes on me every so often as we walked. I could feel the tension in our silence. I could feel his urge to ask for the answer, but he held them back. I could feel his concern. Why was he being so nice? He isn't like this.....Or is he?

"Are you going to walk me all the way back, rooster-head?"

"Yep. Until you are ready to talk."

We reached my doorstep and I turned to him,

"You may leave now. I thank you for walking me home but I am not in the mood to speak."

"It's about Kenshin and Kaoru's marriage ain't it?"

I froze.

"No, it isn't. I'm just not feeling well."

"It's easier to talk, to let all your emotions out Megumi."

"Well, I don't need to because I'm perfectly fine."

I turned to enter and he followed again.

"Would you leave me in peace?!"

"Not until you start opening up to me."

"Why would I do so to you?"

"Because you want to."

Because you want to.... How did he know? Strangely enough, I just found out how sweet Sano could be, and in the shadows, he looked really handsome. Whoa...Megumi...

You like Kenshin don't you?

Yes, I do...

But you like Sano even more don't you?

Shut up!

Don't deny it Megumi. You know you do. You LOVE him.

No I don't. That's why your heart races when you see him. You tease him to have his attention focused on you isn't it?

Shut up!

You love his eyes, those soft almond-coloured eyes. You know he's been watching you...

SHUT UP!

"And how would you know that?" I replied indignantly.

"Because I can see it in your eyes Megumi. You're sad because you believe that you have lost your love to a prettier girl don't you?"

"Stop..."

"You are depressed because you believe you won't have anyone to love you back ..."

"Stop."

"You want to be loved, don't you Megumi? Behind that wall of courage and pride lies a woman don't it? You may have the courage and strength of a man, but inside, you're just a woman."

I felt my walls of defense crumple, and for the first time, I cried openly in front of someone.

"How would you know?! You're not me..."

As I turned, he enveloped me in his arms. Shocked, I was frozen to the spot. It seemed out of place, yet some how right at the same time.... He smelt of cinnamon and his strong arms made me feel secure and safe.... It felt good.... You have been wanting this Megumi....You have dreamed day and night that one day, a man whom you loved, not like, would take you in his arms and comfort you....

I didn't resist, neither did I pull away. I just cried. I cried my heart out. And he did nothing else except hold me and let me cry....

"Shh..... Megumi....It's alright......It's alright...."

Hai...It will be alright....It will.... Because I have him....I don't want anyone else but him....

~Owari~

 

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