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Writing Schedule!

1. Letters from a Mutual Friend
2. Sarah and the Laws of Queendom
3. Art Exchange with xXRainbowStarsXx SAO (Kirito X OC)
4. Alone Now

1. Arrogance and Animosity
2. Assorted OHSHC one-shots
3. Whatever Laby story gets picked next

Story Summaries for Labyrinth Stories: Let there be much J/S Fluff!!!

1. Sarah and the Laws of Physics: my first one, and finished. The feedback from this story has been great, and now I want to write a short sequel (see details below). Started Feb 2011, finished Summer 2011.

2. Baby It's Cold Outside: my second finished one. A holiday-themed one for Christmas and Thanksgiving. Started Dec 2011, finished May 2012.

3. Trick, or Treat: More Halloween-themed fluff. Should have been a one-shot, but it's not, so it's a two-shot. Started and finished Oct 2012.

4. Another Valentine's Day: More Valentine's Day-themed fluff. A two-shot because I'm verbose. Started and finished Feb 2013.

5. How to Woo Properly: Writing now. Based on a one-shot/drabble by Kyndsie. Link included in story. Another way in which Jareth might have tried to win Sarah. Outline and two hours of voice-recorded notes done, just need to write it. Started Sept 2012.

6. Sarah and Laws of Queendom: on hiatus until Spring 2014. Sequel to Sarah and the Laws of Physics. Next story to finish after HTWP. Started July 2011.

7. Arrogance and Animosity: on hiatus until Spring 2014. Labyrinth meets Pride and Prejudice (and some Shakespeare), so excited to do it. Started June 2011.

8. Letters from a Mutual Friend: is the letters sent between Sarah's three friends, Sarah, and Jareth, after Sarah starts college. This story will have short chapters, but there will be many to make up for it. This story will be lengthy as a result, covering all of Sarah's years in college. Started July 2013.

9. Rain: Friend or Foe? Fluffy one-shot about Sarah getting stuck in the rain, and then gets visited by Jareth. Warning, is very, very, fluffy and cute!

10. Under the Stars: Versions 1 & 2: Fluffy stories (one-shots) about Jareth and Sarah being together under the stars.

11: Love and Other Drugs: One-shot: what if Jareth drank coffee? Much hilarity follows.

12. Sarah's Greatest Affair: Birthday giftfic. Sarah loves Jareth, but does she have all her priorities in order?

13. Other holiday one-shots: Thankful, Call Me Maybe, The Goblin Dance, Christmas Songs Underground, Precious Jewels, Mistletoe Mischief

14. Hide and Seek: short future story, with focus on goblins I have created. The goblins decide to hide from Jareth by staying with Sarah. Only good things can come of that. Will always be J/S!

15. Songfic of Billy Joel: still needs title. A short future story, showing how good Jareth is at creating mischief. Sarah may have grown-up, but it doesn't mean she can't have a little fun now and then.

16. Beautiful: A short future story. Sarah deals with guilt after running the Labyrinth, and it gets to her. Toby makes a wish that she could be happier, and Jareth answers.

17. Of Love and Dreams: a future story, romance novel spoof I've always wanted to write. More J/S, with some Toby and Sarah goodness. Haven't decided if drama or comedy. Sarah needs inspiration for her romance novels, and so has Toby help her visit the Goblin King by wishing her away. Nothing wrong with that plan at all.

18. FAR FUTURE: The Goblin Ball: it involves much dancing, and even more poetry. More scared of the poetry honestly. Could be drama or comedy.

19. More holiday fluff, because let's face it, I love fluff, and writing it. That or song-fics if so inspired along the way of writing. Anything could happen!

Non J/S:
This list is slowly growing, actually.
1. Assassins Don't Wear Pink
2. Assassins Don't Wear Dresses (sequel to 1)
3. Welcome to Home Depot, Mr. Bond
4. A Day at the Prince's Zoo
5. Just Another Family Dinner
(all involving OC's of ASinglePetal )
4. Christmastime in Sword Art Online: giftfic
5. Snape's New Favorite Toy
6. New Year's Eve, Ouran Style




Epilogue: The Next Few Years

 “Haruhi, have you any objections to getting married in about six months?”

“With the amount of help my Dad has already promised, and with your resources, I’m sure it’s doable.  Any sooner might seem to imply something, but I don’t want to wait much longer, either.”

“Good.  We’ve got a venue for the wedding, a few hours away.”

“Why so far?”

“Because it’s the largest hotel in the country, and my father already arranged it for us.”

“Oh,” said Haruhi, looking uneasily at her fiancé, “I didn’t expect him to do anything like that for us.”

“Nor did I.  He doesn’t always help out to such a degree with wedding plans, but he seems more willing to do so because it’s you.”

“Why me?”

“Because he respects you.”

Haruhi was honored by the attention from her future father-in-law, and she left it at that.  As it was, the next six months would pass more quickly than she would like.

Within a month, all services had been arranged, and the invitations had been sent.  Both Kyoya and Haruhi were good planners, but they had nothing on the resources and life experience of Yoshio Ootori. 

With those logistics planned, they next tackled the overall theme and color ideas so they could know the clothing arrangements.  Normally, Haruhi would not be pushing to deal with it, but she had an overly eager father clamoring for father-daughter bonding time over dress shopping.  The sooner it was done, the better.

“Haruhi! We’re going shopping tomorrow! Let’s meet in the plaza tomorrow at eight, alright?”

“Why so early, Dad?”

“Because I’ve got thirty dresses that you need to try on, and I want to make a decision about dresses by the end of this week.  We’ve got no time to lose! And I want to spend time with my little girl before she gets married!”

Haruhi groaned inwardly at the thought of so many dresses, but she knew this day was coming.  It seemed her father was saving the majority of his frilly outfit fantasies for now, so she could deal with that.  It was not every day that she got married, and she wanted to look nice, but hopefully without too many ruffles.

The next morning, Haruhi was awoken by two sets of hands pounding on her door as if the apocalypse were coming.

“Haruhi, wake up! It’s time to have some fun with us! Come on, we got breakfast!”

“I already have plans with my Dad!”

“We’re meeting him there! Come on and get dressed already! We got dresses we want you to try on, with you in mind!”

As it turned out, there were many benefits to having best friends who were in the fashion industry, since they had access to everything.  It pleased Ranka to no end.

“Haruhi, you look so adorable!”

“Dad! It costs as much as I make in a year! No!”

“But, but, it’s beautiful.  Oh, here’s a nice one! Try this one!”

“Dad! You don’t get it! That one costs even more than the one I’m wearing right now!”

“But I saved money!”

“Not this much!”

“Okay, then try this one! Look at these sleeves! It positively shimmers!”

Ranka was twirling around in a circle, showing it off to all the world who would look.  He did not deflate until Haruhi tried it on.

“I look like a shiny cotton ball.  No thanks, Dad.”

The twins waited until Haruhi had rejected all twenty-nine other dresses on Ranka’s list, and then they brought out their three dresses (two of which were still in the planning stages).

“Try these on! We think you’ll like them a lot!”

“They look stunning.  But where’s the price tag?”

“Silly Haruhi, these are our dresses! Consider it an early wedding present if you like one of them!”

Haruhi went in to try the dresses on.  The first one had the twins’ jaws dropping, while Ranka jumped up and down like a kid at Christmas.

“Choose that one, Haruhi! It’s so beautiful!”

“I like it, too.  But, let’s give the other two dresses a chance, too.”

Somehow, by the time that Haruhi walked out in the next dress, Tamaki and Renge had appeared inside the private dressing area, and their reactions were similar to Ranka’s.  The only difference was that Tamaki and Renge were slapping hands and turning their heads in the same direction with excitement written on their faces. 

“You should wear that one, Haruhi! It’s a dream! Kyo won’t be able to keep his eyes off you!”

By the time Haruhi came out in the last dress, somehow Mori had also appeared, in tow with a smiling Hunny and Reiko.

“It’s perfect!”

“Wait, not yet! It’s missing something! Kaoru, you know which one we need, right?”

“Yes, I do! The second one!”

Kaoru appeared moments later with a veil, something that was supposed to be a companion piece to the dress.  Plopping it on Haruhi’s head, he stood back to appreciate his work.

“Now she’s perfect!”

With Haruhi’s face glowing under so many approving faces, and joy from finding such a perfect dress for her, Haruhi looked like a proper bride.  It was everything she had hoped for in a dress: white satin with a thin layer of lace around the edges of the sleeves and bodice, a skirt with an A-line flare to it, and the satin hemmed into three layers for the skirt, with a small string of pearls embroidered into the edge of each layer.  The train was just enough that Haruhi could walk without assistance.

While everyone congratulated the twins on such a well-done dress, Haruhi smiled to herself about the look she would elicit from Kyoya.  She looked forward to it very much.

With that decided, Haruhi was much relieved.  The rest of the decisions for clothing were fairly easy to figure out with input from others, and Haruhi enjoyed watching Kyoya try to hold back his curiosity about the dress, especially after everyone else threw it in his face that they knew that he would like it.

Before she knew it, Haruhi was getting married.  The weekends spent traveling to and from the venue with Kyoya were exhausting, but they had overseen all.  Their Western wedding was sure to be the talk of the year, especially since it involved the Ootoris, who are never outdone.  Everyone had accepted their invitations, and the entire hotel would be filled. 

As Ranka walked Haruhi down the aisle, he said, “Kotoko would be so proud of you right now.  I can see her smiling at you right now.”

“Thanks, Dad.”

Haruhi was not known for crying, but she cried at her wedding.  It was not often that she saw such looks of love and adoration so openly displayed by Kyoya, and then to hear his vows, well, it was too much. 

“I, Kyoya Ootori, take you, Haruhi Fujioka, to be my wife.  To have and to hold, from this day forth.  I pledge my life to you, my other half.  What started as a high school crush became so much more, to want to help you, but also to want your ultimate good.  You make me want to be a better person.  I promise to stand by your side in support, no matter where jobs lead, or life takes us.  No matter what happens to our friends, I’ll always be your best friend, someone you can come to.  I will provide for you, in good times and bad, and I will love and respect you, every day, for the rest of my life.  I vow to always be there for you, and I’ll fight to keep us together, no matter what it takes.  That you can count on.  This is my promise to you, the woman I love.”

Haruhi was afraid that she would not get through her vows, but glances at her friends’ and Ranka’s excited faces gave her the calm she needed to get through.

“I, Haruhi Fujioka, take you, Kyoya Ootori, to be my husband.  For every day that we have together, until death do us part, I promise to love you.  I love you for all you are: your good heart, your intelligence and endless knowledge of the world, and how you share it with me, your fair ways of dealing with others, and your ability to lead, even if you aren’t afraid to play dirty.  You were there for me at a time when I needed it most, and I vow to give that same measure of comfort and care in our daily lives together, whatever form that requires.  I promise to come find you at the end of a long day of work, and to make sure that you are taken care of, since you put my and others’ needs before yours.  I will be your partner in life, helping you make the hard decisions, so that we can always work together to be the best version of ourselves possible.  Forever I vow to be there for you and with you, in good times and bad.  I have discovered that there’s even more to life, and I want to fully live that life with you, and only you, the man I love.”

If anyone had been looking at Ranka during Haruhi’s vows, they would have seen many tears.  Ranka had cried a little at hearing Kyoya’s vows, but it was nothing compared to Haruhi’s.  To see and hear his daughter pledge her life to Kyoya gave him the greatest satisfaction.  Kotoko would be so proud!  To see them kiss made him break several people’s eardrums, as well as cry happily with Misuzu.  And when Haruhi walked down the aisle with Kyoya, Ranka understood what they meant by giving his daughter away.         

When it came time for best man speeches at the reception, Kyoya and Haruhi prepared themselves to listen to Tamaki rhapsody upon their match as only he could.  Mori had done the speech for Hunny’s wedding, and Tamaki had been the easy choice for Kyoya.  It was rather surprising, then, that Hikaru and Kaoru walked up to the stage and began talking, finishing one another’s sentences per their usual routine.

“We all knew this day was coming,” said Hikaru.

“Though some of us knew it sooner than others,” added Kaoru before looking at his brother.

“That our best friend, Haruhi, would get married.”

“Some thought they knew what she would do, but even now, she continues to surprise us,” said Kaoru, thinking back to Haruhi’s attempts to mimic her now-husband.

“Almost since the day we met her in Host Club, we’ve been inseparable.”

“Sure, she tries to run away and ignore us from time to time, but we know she cares.”

“Because she dragged us out of our own little world, and showed us concern that we didn’t understand at first, simply in being able to tell us apart.”

“And for that we’ll forever be grateful to her for letting us into her life.”

“As a result,” said Hikaru, staring at Kyoya, “anyone who did want to marry her would have to get past us.  Since she is so caring, she needs someone who will treat her the way she deserves.”

“We may have doubted at first,” said Kaoru.

“Maybe a lot.”

“But, now that we can see how she is treated, we’re happy.”

“And we wish Kyoya and Haruhi well, because they deserve happiness.  No one would be better able to make things happen than our resident Shadow King.”

“So here’s to happy couple!”

When the twins sat down, Mori stood up.

“Haruhi brought all of us in the Host Club together to truly be a family that we hadn’t been before.  Both Haruhi and Kyoya are good people, and when Haruhi graduated, some of us worried that she would never be the same.  But, Kyoya brought her smile back, and he made her happy in a way that we hadn’t seen in a while.  In addition, Haruhi brings out a new side of him, who cares about others, but especially about Haruhi.  They make a good couple.  Here’s to Haruhi and Kyoya.”

Once Mori sat down, Hunny jumped up, eager to share his bit.  By this time, Mr. and Mrs. Ootori were prepared to sit a while as they listened to all their friends send their well-wishes.

“The first time that Kyo-chan took Haru-chan outside, I assumed he was only doing it because he felt he had to.  And even after that, he always made it seem as though he was looking out for us, when all along he was doing it for himself and Haruhi.  None of us are all that surprised now as we look back, since he was spending so much time with her, but I like to think that I helped their cause along with all our parties, especially helping Kyo-chan pick the right moment to dance with Haru-chan.  Anyone who watches those two dance together knows that they’ll always be faithful to one another.  They’re well-suited and like-minded, and I’m glad they each found someone who made them so happy.  Here’s to Kyo-chan and Haru-chan!”

Finally, Tamaki, who had been dancing in his seat, stood up.  He scampered out to the middle of the group with a smile on his face that could put the Shanghai skyline to shame.  Haruhi had wondered what he would say about them, and she was not disappointed.

“Kyo has been my good friend for many years.  I don’t know what I’d do without him! He’s always been there for me, and I love him like family!”

Tamaki would have continued if he did not notice the laughing expressions on all of the host club’s faces as they imagined his idea of “family”.  So be it.  They were his special family.

“In the same way, I love Haruhi too! While she may not be my little girl anymore, she’s still a friend that I care about.  I want the best for both of my friends, because they deserve it!  Kyo has always been a little on the quiet side, and there aren’t many who can draw him out of himself the way Haruhi can.  She can do that with anyone, but she has mastered that art when it comes to my best friend.”

Tamaki paused before coming to the next part, wanting to say it right.

“Certainly, I wouldn’t have expected this outcome at first, but now that I can see how well Haruhi complements Kyo, and he her, it makes sense.  And I couldn’t be happier for them.  They’re perfect together, and ever since I realized that Kyo loved her, I made it my mission, with a little help from Renge, to bring them together.  And they’re so cute together! Was I the only one who cried during their vows?” 

While Renge shouted about them being perfect together and that she had known all along, Tamaki allowed his inner mind theater to overtake him for a moment.  He imagined the two giving their vows again, and then their faces morphed into his and Renge’s.  He sighed for a moment before continuing.

“Kyo and Haruhi are a special part of my life, and to see them together makes me happy.  To have my two best friends together like this, so happy together, makes me glad that I sought out Kyo all those years ago, and then made Haruhi join our club.  It was the best decision I ever made.  Because of them, I found a new, special family, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  Thank you for your friendship, and here’s to the married couple, Kyo and Haruhi!”

Tamaki took a moment to look at his friends, and all three smiled at one another.  In the end, all had worked out as it should, and their friendship was stronger for it.  

After the speeches were done, the food was eaten, and even some fancy tuna appeared, even with Kyoya’s complaints and attempts to get rid of it.  The dancing commenced after that (without Haruhi being bumped into every ten minutes), and when the bouquet was thrown, Renge, the maid of honor, finally caught the bouquet.  That she looked knowingly at Tamaki right after made Tamaki blush, while the rest of the hosts laughed at the situation. 

At the end of the reception, Kyoya and Haruhi got ready for their honeymoon.  Their first stop, however, was Kotoko’s grave, each bringing some flowers and tokens from the wedding so that she could appreciate them.  After that, they hopped in Kyoya’s private plane for a well-deserved honeymoon, and lots of alone time, of course. 

Married life agreed well with both Haruhi and Kyoya, and getting used to living with one another was different at first, but they grew to like it.

However, before too long, Haruhi was receiving a loud phone call from Renge, while Kyoya chuckled to himself, having received a phone call at two in the morning from a frantic Tamaki.

By the time they attended Tamaki and Renge’s wedding, Reiko had a little girl in her arms, a veritable angel with the temperament of her father, and the looks of her mother.  And Hunny could not have been prouder. 

When Kaoru’s longtime girlfriend caught the bouquet at that wedding reception, some were beginning to wonder if Renge and Tamaki were up to their old tricks again.  If those two did have a part in it, then they were not going to say.

It was right after a long day that Haruhi received a call from a triumphant Kaoru, announcing his engagement.  Haruhi decided to share the good news with her husband.  After hopping into bed, Haruhi patted Kyoya’s side, and he was quick to sit next to her, eventually pulling her into his lap to cuddle before they fell asleep.

“I just had even more good news, Kyoya.”

“What’s that? Who’s getting married now?”

Kyoya put his chin on Haruhi’s shoulder while slipping his hands around Haruhi’s waist.  Haruhi beamed as she put her arms on top of Kyoya’s arms.

“Kaoru.  At long last.”

“That’s good.  I’m surprised he didn’t do it sooner.”

Haruhi shook her head at her husband.  After that, she patted his arms again.

“I think he would have, if he wasn’t so concerned about Hikaru.  However, given that Hikaru was the one who locked the two in a room for five hours in order to force his brother to stop putting it off makes it clear that he’s okay with it.”

“He ought to be, by now! He’s got a girlfriend of his own.”

“Chosen by Kaoru, even.  He knows his brother well,” Haruhi said, sliding her head to the side so that she could rest her head against Kyoya’s.  She proceeded to pat his arms a third time.    

“Is that a hint? Are you worried that I don’t know you well by now?”

“It might be.  I think you do know me well.  Too well, sometimes.”

“Which is why I can’t help but wonder why you keep acting strange tonight.  Is something wrong?”

“Oh, there’s nothing wrong at all.  Quite the opposite.  I guess you weren’t paying attention to what I said at the beginning of this conversation.”

Kyoya paused for a moment.  While he thought, Haruhi removed his glasses, and then she turned to face him, a wide smile on her face.

Finally, the lightbulb turned on. 

“What’s the even better good news, my wife?”

“You, Kyoya, are going to be a father.”

“I thought you were only going to get your yearly checkup today.”

“I was, but I wasn’t sure, so I asked to see a gynecologist as well.  Naturally, they allowed me to see one right away.”

Kyoya chuckled before kissing his wife.  Sometimes, words were not enough to convey all the joy that can come in life.  For everything else, there were soul-crushing hugs and long, soulful kisses.

“How far along are you?”

“Two months in.”

“Seven months to get ready, then.  I hope I’m a good father.”

“You’ll be an even better one than your or my father.  I have no doubt of it.”

“I love you, Haruhi Ootori.”

“And I love you, Kyoya Ootori.”

When word reached the rest of the hosts that Haruhi would be a mother, there was a firestorm of hugs and claims of being the best uncle in the world.  Haruhi smiled alongside her husband with the knowledge that all of her children would be well-loved.

By the time Kaoru held his wedding, Haruhi was fuller than a hot air balloon rising in the sky, and still just as beautiful, at least according to her husband.  He had taken to keeping one hand in hers, and the other always touching a part of her stomach, in the hopes of feeling a kick.   Haruhi did not dance that time, but she had everyone coming over to talk to her, so she never felt left out.

Arriving several days early, like any good Ootori boy, Haruhi and Kyoya’s first son was born.  With a pair of lungs inherited from Ranka, the little boy looked just like his father with his patches of black hair and onyx eyes, and all fell in love with him on the spot.  Soon, the newest Ootori heir was placed into the arms of his parents before being passed along to all the excited extended family.  No one knows who was more pleased about his birth, his mother (after many hours of labor) or Yoshio Ootori, but he was loved by all.

In later years, the boy would grow up, a studious and quiet boy like his father, though he had a habit of trailing behind Mori, who taught him kendo at a young age.  He also played much with Hunny’s little girl (and later boy) who learned kendo dutifully, and he was very protective of his twin younger siblings.

It was after Mori’s marriage to a sweet, quiet, though rather clumsy (they met by accident when he saved her from tripping), girl, that Haruhi found out that she was pregnant again.  She had hoped for a girl, and Kyoya shared that wish.  They were happy to be wrong when they found out that there would be fraternal twins.

When all the hosts gathered outside the waiting room for Haruhi, all children in tow, it was quite a circus.  Between Hunny’s two children and Tamaki’s boy, there was plenty to keep busy with besides work, but all had come together, just as they had for other weddings and births.  Hikaru and his new bride sat off in a corner by themselves, hoping for Haruhi’s safety, as the women had bonded over time, and there were some who were worried, despite Kyoya’s assurances.

But once again, Kyoya was right.  The children came late, but they were both healthy.  The little boy and girl looked alike, with their faces and hair matching Haruhi exactly, where the only difference besides gender was their eye color.  The girl had her mother’s eyes, while the boy had Kyoya’s. 

This set of twins also wreaked havoc with their tendency to dress similarly (and even cross-dress without realizing it), no doubt encouraged by their shady uncles.  The boy followed his father around everywhere, and when he was not with his family, he could be found with Hikaru and Kaoru, who liked having another twin to talk to.  He would learn sooner that he could depend on more than just his twin sister for love.

Meanwhile, his sister was spoiled by all who knew her, except maybe her mother.  Kyoya loved his little Haruhi, and the boy that dared to date her would have much to contend with.  However, she found even more affection from Tamaki, who eventually had a crop of boys, but no girls.  Tamaki gladly spoiled her, and it was rumored that Renge was already planning a marriage for her and the boy who was a year older than her. 

All of Kyoya’s and Haruhi’s children found love, in the immediate and extended family.  How could they not, with such examples before them? Ranka was always willing to babysit in the afternoon, and he loved dressing up his granddaughter.  The hosts were there, even with their own families growing.

Most of all, the children had their parents’ quiet love.  Despite the long work schedules, Kyoya always made time for his family.  His business even prospered, between Kyoya’s intuition and leadership, the latter made more famous with a wife who was just as intelligent.  Haruhi took six months off in order to take care of the children before going back to work, and while she did not take on as much work as before, she followed her dreams.  She came home early, giving her children all the love she remembered from when her mother was alive, and Kotoko’s spirit was there. 

And each day, Haruhi and Kyoya kept their wedding vows.  They worked hard to maintain their life, compromising as needed to grow, and keeping one another first. 


“Yes, dear?” he said, as he put an arm around his wife.

“When did I look more beautiful, when I was pregnant, or not pregnant?”

Haruhi was not one to ask such questions, so Kyoya was curious.

“You look equally beautiful to me, whether pregnant with one of ours, or just as you are now.”

“Too diplomatic.  Try again,” she said, elbowing her husband of many years.

“You have a certain appeal right now, all slim and easy to turn around like so.  Much easier to kiss you.”

To prove his point, he did just that.  After that, he continued.

“However, seeing you pregnant with our children makes me prouder, and more beautiful than anything I can imagine and can’t explain.  You glow in a way, as well.  It makes you just as attractive to me.”

“Hmm, that is acceptable,” she said before getting up.

“Have I mentioned lately that I love you?”

“An excellent distraction tactic.  It’s working.”

“Good,” he said, before pulling the covers closer to them, “Now why are you asking?”

“Someone has to keep you honest,” Haruhi said with a smile.

“No one else will ask me such awkward questions, so it’s far better that it’s you.  Perhaps I should’ve answered differently, then, to make this more interesting.”

“Just stop while you’re ahead, dear.  We should try to go to sleep now before one of our little wanderers finds their way into our bed halfway through the night.”

“An excellent notion.  You can sleep right here, next to me,” Kyoya said as he laid down and pulled Haruhi closer.

“I much prefer it here, than anywhere else.  Good night, Kyoya.”

“Good night, Haruhi.”

The little ones always came (sometimes more than one, especially during thunderstorms), and space was always found.  Haruhi and Kyoya loved their children, just as much as they loved one another.  The love they shared was long-lived and fruitful.     

Alone Now Epilogue
Author’s Disclaimer: No, I don’t own OHSHC.  I do own the idea behind these children, however.  I’m a fan of fluff, and this is the final piece of fluff for this story.  Personally, I love epilogues.  I have this image of little Kyoyas running around, though I don’t know if Kyoya is going to be the indulgent father, or the stern one like his father.  I’ll leave that to your fertile imaginations, among other things.   Also, finnythewise mentioned that it would have been great to see Mori give a speech at Hunny’s wedding, but since I cannot go back and add that, I tried to make up for it by including multiple speeches, as I can see them all doing so at Haruhi’s wedding. 

And now, we have reached the end of this story.  While it is sad to end, I hope that enough of their future is shown so that you can be satisfied.  Whoever dates Kyoya’s little girl is going to have some big expectations to fill, and I laugh at the thought of Ranka trying to babysit and tell apart those twins when they close their eyes.  Once again, thanks so much for reading, and I hope you enjoyed it!

I was not planning on doing anything quite this long (75k+ is big, even for me), and despite life problems and waits, you all have been very patient.  For that, I am grateful.  Also, thanks to much nudging, I can tell you that I have another idea for a KyoHaru story, but that is all it is right now, an idea.  Once I have an outline, I’ll start writing it, though that will probably be some time.  I have some TamaHaru one-shots I need to write in the meantime, and then the multi-chapter here.  Thanks for all your support, and it’s been lovely fangirling with you all! I look forward to doing it again soon! (Sorry for such a long note, but it’s the epilogue.  I always do long notes at the end.) 

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Letter 36: Sophomore Year


September 2


Our Great and Noble Liar Leader  Our Good Rat Ruler

Your Majesty,


The surprise party for Sarah was a smashing success quite literally! As you probably saw from your crystal, We had a good turnout for it, and everyone got along well for once.  There was a distinct lack of fighting between the fireys and everyone else even no head-bowling, and the goblins seemed to have listened to you about not bog-diving before celebrating for our noses’ sakes.  The scrabble tournament was good fun, even if Sarah won by a large margin, even against Sir Didymus.  Toby kept near Ludo and the herd with much more success, learning how to scream deeper or higher in his case so that he can pretend he can call rocks or at least his parents at all hours

Saying good-bye to Sarah was the hardest part of the party.  Ruby Lou talked with Sarah for thirty minutes almost a record for rock-callers before she would let us speak to her, and Toby did not want to leave, almost as much as Sarah.  But, we made sure that she was ready for pesky people supplied with enough writing paper, quills, and fresh food from Hoggle’s garden to make sure that she was happy.  We had to make the box bigger to accommodate all the stuff we gave, besides the enchanted flowers that somehow appeared at the end of the party despite repeated assurances of you not being there.  Sarah was kind in giving us a gift as well, more pictures of us all.  After one last group hug initiated by Ludo, Sarah and Toby had to leave, with Sarah promising to come as soon as she could manage, and to write as always. 

This is an accurate summary of all that happened at the party, so you can be assured that nothing untoward was said of you your name was not mentioned.  As always, expect another letter from us when Sarah’s letter comes unless you are too impatient.  Our continued wishes for your happiness and health.


Your very tired servants,

Hoggle, Ludo, and Sir Didymus


11:00 PM




September 23


O Kingy  Our Mighty Monarch Butterfly

Your Majesty,


Good morning from your favorite trio all! We hope that we wrote this early enough so that you can read it as you enjoy your daily tea.  We had a letter very late last night from Sarah as we were all in bed when it arrived, so when Hoggle saw it, he woke us all up in due haste without even waking the goblins.  It seems that Sarah has already had a busy start to her sophomore year, and it took longer to write. 

Between classes and work, Sarah complains a bit has too much happening.  With classes, she is taking a calculus and Spanish class, both of which did not fit into her schedule previously due to the science classes conflicting.  Alas, while Sarah manages the math just fine, the Spanish is giving her trouble.  It has been a year since she took a language class, and she says that she is rusty with it, especially since the teacher speaks fast.  But, we believe she will catch on soon before the teacher uses his sarcasm on her, with other friends in the class to help.  Besides those classes, she has another psychology class, this time dealing with the development of humans over time, and she enjoys it.  She also has two teaching classes, an introduction to education and a seminar about current teaching methods.  She gave us a whole page on just those two loves those classes. 

If that was not enough, somehow she is working part-time on two jobs.  She says that she is not the only one with multiple jobs, but it seems hard to fathom.  She does not go out much thankfully, as she spends her afternoons and weekends at the clothing store, and her evenings at the restaurant.  Apparently, college students like having breakfast foods for dinner and eating bacon.  Her managers have been lenient with her due to her busy schedule though we secretly hope she quits one of them to focus on classes, so hopefully her grades will not be affected. 

As always, if you wish to hear a more detailed description of Sarah’s many exploits, just ask Sir Didymus.  We shall continue doing what we do best, between Hoggle harvesting, Ludo starting to plan for winter, and Sir Didymus protecting our kingdom faithfully.  Best wishes for the kingdom’s growth and general happiness. 

Your good and faithful servants,

Hoggle, Ludo, and Sir Didymus


5:30 AM


Letters from a Mutual Friend Ch 36

Author’s Disclaimer: No, I still don’t own Labyrinth.  All rights go to their respective owners.  Sorry for such a delay! I apologize; it’s been a month of crazy for me. Real life was busy and full of drama, as I managed to lose my purse and then had it be returned a month later, and I have had way too many car problems, as my car has been in the shop for over a month, and had 2 flat tires while using three different rental cars.  I just moved.  So that’s me.  I started this story while moving last year, so I have high hopes.  Also, for everyone going back to school, good luck! There’s more news coming from the Underground next time, so stay tuned! Thanks so much for being patient and wonderful readers! And thanks for reading! I really appreciate it! I hope you enjoyed reading!

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Chapter 12: The Big Day

While the machinations of fathers continued, Kyoya and Haruhi had their hands full on their respective sides of the building as the wedding ceremony approached. 

Hunny was contemplating doing some kendo to relieve the stress he felt, as Mori refused to give him any cake or sweets, which would only agitate him more.  He just wanted to be married already! He yearned to see his dear Reiko in the dress that she had been babbling about for months, and he really did not like this Western tradition of not seeing the bride before the ceremony. He had waited long enough.

Mori tried to keep Hunny under control to the best of his ability.  He had encouraged Hunny to pace, as any martial arts practice could result in a tear to the perfectly-tailored outfits they now wore.  He had his hands full with just Hunny and his nerves, and he felt terrible for Kyoya, as he was stuck baby-sitting Tamaki and the twins, as the rest of the groomsmen were appropriately cowed by Nekozawa and his aura. 

Tamaki was filled with exuberant energy about the upcoming nuptials for his friend.  He was talking a mile a minute, to anyone within yelling range of him.  Eventually, he was taken out of the room in an effort to calm Hunny down, as he was easily excitable on a good day, and explosive when this happy.  

The only time Tamaki calmed down was when he considered Renge.  She had a no-nonsense approach to all this, ready to stomp down anyone who stood in the way of the Hunny and Reiko’s happiness, and the idea of kissing her thrilled him.  He did not know when he would kiss her, but he had plenty of inner mind theater moments, in which the twins would stare confusedly at him as he grinned a cheesy smile at how much she would welcome his advances.  There were two main scenarios going through his mind, both very pleasing.  The first one had her and her large motor suddenly appearing, she stating that they had to be together, so he would hop onto the motor and they would kiss as the motor transported them elsewhere to concoct schemes together.  The second scenario had her running into his arms in a pretty dress at the top of the Eiffel Tower as they declared themselves passionately.   

The twins were attempting to play nice with the other groomsmen (who all stood in a corner away from the pacing Hunny), but they failed miserably with Tamaki.  Some things just never got old, such as baiting Tamaki.  Their favorite thing was telling him how they planned to switch their order as they walked down the aisle, to which Tamaki would rant about how they should be more worried about Hunny than themselves.  The only reason that Tamaki calmed down was because Kyoya gave the three of them evil glares to quiet down.

Kyoya allowed the twins to bait Tamaki most of the time, if only because he did not want them disturbing Hunny in his nervous state.  It was only when Tamaki became ridiculous (which was every time, taking him on average three minutes to achieve that level) that he interfered.  He was still thinking about Haruhi and how he would tell her of his feelings.

Haruhi had a much easier time than Kyoya in keeping the chaos reigned in.  Reiko was making last minutes demands and answering questions up to the last five minutes before the ceremony, so she was calm, if a little starry-eyed as she spoke of the moment in which she married her Hunny-pie.  The wedding planner was whispering all of Reiko’s demands into a phone, making strange gesticulations as she did so. 

Some of the other girls were primping, making sure that their make-up was secure (as they expected to cry a lot), and Renge was large and in-charge as she flitted from one flushed face to another, helping and coaxing them into feeling satisfied with their looks.  She glowed with pride, as Reiko looked spectacular and Haruhi looked well and ready to become a bride herself.  It was hard for her to not think about Tamaki now and then as well, imagining what changes she would make for her own wedding.

Once Haruhi saw that Renge was taking care of the girls, she thought it acceptable to check on the boys, as she suspected that Kyoya would appreciate some back-up to deal with the energy of the twins and Tamaki.  When she saw the way in which Kyoya stood between Tamaki and the twins in the hall, she knew she was not a moment too soon. 

“Hi, guys.  Is everything okay?”

“No! Everything is not okay! Those shady twins keep threatening to switch places in line as they walk down the aisle! Tell them that they can’t do that, Haruhi!”

Tamaki was prevented from reaching for Haruhi by the twins, who turned around in an attempt to capture her and prevent Tamaki from doing so, only to discover that Kyoya had beaten them to it somehow. 

Not only had Kyoya beaten them all, but he had managed to slide an arm around Haruhi’s waist, smiling with warmth at Haruhi and her impeccable timing.  That Haruhi had taken the hand around her waist and then placed her other arm around Kyoya’s waist with ease before leaning into him was what continued to hold the three watchers speechless. 

After several moments of them staring into one another’s eyes, they turned to the twins.

“Hikaru, Kaoru, stop messing with Tamaki.  The last thing we need is for Tamaki to completely lose it, which you aren’t helping with.  Cut it out, or else.”

Kyoya did not want to be angry on such a happy day, but sometimes, those three pushed him.

“Or else you’ll do what?”

“Or else you’ll have to answer to me instead,” said Haruhi. 

The twins were ready to cease all annoying remarks when Haruhi’s face took on a similar quality as Kyoya’s, as though she was starting to turn into another Kyoya.  They excused themselves and went to the bathroom, in order to escape the slightly calculating and threatening looks being given to them by the quiet, yet expressive couple. 

Then, the looks softened just a little as they turned to face Tamaki.  Tamaki paled a little at seeing how well Haruhi’s face could match Kyoya’s.

“Tamaki, the twins aren’t going to do anything so stupid and reckless as switch spots.  They know better than to mess with our favorite martial arts masters on the Big Day of all days.  Stop worrying about it, and calm down.”

Tamaki gulped before turning to Haruhi. 

“Did you want to say anything, Haruhi?”

“Yes.  Please enjoy yourself.  Just make sure you ignore the twins, unless they mention trying to pull some stunts during the reception.  If they say anything, even jokingly, tell us at once.  We can’t let anything mess up this special wedding for our friends.”

The fact that Haruhi spoke in the plural did not escape either male’s notice, which made Kyoya sigh with pleasure, and Tamaki gulp again.  Thus warned, Tamaki left the couple, ready to go back in and join the rest of the groomsmen in preparing.  Those two were being way too serious for him right now.

Thus left alone, Kyoya turned his head to gaze at Haruhi.  Her face was still fixed in a look that made him proud.  He had not realized that he had made such an impact on Haruhi.  It was not until Haruhi noticed him looking at her that her face broke out into a sly grin.

“So, how do you like my oft-practiced impression of your calmly scary face used to keep people in line when forced?”

Kyoya laughed before continuing.  Sometimes, she said the oddest things, yet the way she put it made it endearing.  Her practicing it only made him feel more happy, as it meant that they would be able to do it together one day, without her breaking out into such a contagious smile right after.

“I like it a lot.  But, that’s not altogether surprising.”

Haruhi smiled as well as she said, “Why is it not surprising?”

“Because I like everything about you.  In fact, I love it.  Your facial expressions, the way you hum when you cook rice, your passion for your work and others, as well as your kisses.  I could think of many more things if pressed, but I’m not known for pretty speeches, except on special occasions.”

At this point, the couple stopped draping arms around one another as Kyoya stood closer to his girlfriend.  The air was quiet and heavy, and just in the same way that his gut spoke about certain business deals, so it spoke now.  And all it would say was “Now!”

“I know that, Kyoya, something I really appreciate.  It’s one of many things.”

“Would you consider me vain if I asked you to name two?”

Haruhi shook her head as she placed a hand on his shoulder.

“No, Kyoya, I wouldn’t.  I think it’s only fair after all you said of me.  And besides, I was going to add more before you asked.”

“I’m all ears,” he said, reaching a hand out to cup her chin, sliding it up to her ear, then back to her chin.

“Well, you may have a tough exterior that you show to the world in order to convince it to do as you ask, but it’s always with the best of intentions.  You hide your interest in others well, but I’ve seen it my fair share to know and value it.  It’s hard to find that kind of strength of interest in others.”

Haruhi took a second to breathe before continuing, while Kyoya smiled and used his other arm to pull Haruhi closer to him at the waist.

“You also make me feel things I’ve never felt before, loved and inadequate all at once.  Your devotion to work puts me to shame, which is hard to do, and yet, you still manage to make time for me in a way that I’ve never known before.  Few trust me with the things you tell me, or allow me so completely into their lives as you have.  I feel wanted, and a part of something bigger than anything I could do on my own.”

Haruhi’s face grew more radiant as she continued to speak.  It felt good to say all of it to him at last.

“There’s a reason for that, Haruhi.  I’ve made my feelings more obvious with time because I don’t want to hide them from you.  I want to share them with you.  More than that, I want to share my life with you.  I want to share in the highs and lows that come in life with you, because with you by my side, I feel stronger than I have ever been.  I feel more capable, and I think you’re my greatest source of happiness.  If I work hard, it’s to make my life better so that I can support those I care about and love.  And Haruhi, I love you.”

Haruhi bit her lip as she tried to prevent the smile that was threatening to overcome her whole face, as well as the overwhelming need to embrace him with that confirmation.  She did not want to stop him as he spoke, but it became hard when he knelt on the ground after that.  She contented herself with smiling her encouragement as she played absentmindedly with the red glove on her left hand.            

“I want you to be happy, Haruhi.  I want to be a reason for you to wake up and smile each day, and I want to share each day with you.  Yes, we’ll both work hard for long hours and have to deal with society and family, but at the end of the day, we’ll have one another.  I want you to live your dreams, with me by your side.  Please fulfill one of my dreams and allow me to love you every day, for the rest of our lives.  Will you marry me?”

Kyoya had not taken out the ring, and he was glad he had not, as he barely got out the question before Haruhi leaned down, taking his face in her hands, and kissed him.  His hands found her hair and shoulders, and never had he felt more content.  Haruhi shared that feeling, and she could not remember a time when she had felt more at peace with the world. Everything seemed better, brighter even.

Several kisses were exchanged, each one more intense than the last.  Breathing had become optional, as everything they wanted seemed to exist in that one small opening, where they could commune with one another and feel every bit of the passion that they felt for one another.  With eyes closed and tongues mashed up against one another, seeking out the other as though they had been missing from one another for a long time, the two lost track of time. 

Once their synced breathing slowed and they felt as though they could separate without losing their balance, the couple looked at one another, both with equally radiant faces.

“Yes.  I love you, Kyoya.”

“Haruhi, may I have your hand?”

Haruhi gave Kyoya her now-gloveless left hand, and he slipped the small, elegant diamond ring onto her finger.  She looked at the ring, and then she placed her hand into his. 

“It’s beautiful.  Thank you, Kyoya.  You’re very thoughtful.”

“It happens naturally when it involves you.”

“Will you walk me back to join the other ladies?”

“Of course, Haruhi.”

The happy couple strolled back to join the rest of society, swinging their arms.  Once outside the room, Haruhi put the glove back on her hand with much reluctance.

“Don’t worry, Haruhi.  Soon, we’ll tell them.  For now, we know of our love, and now there is another couple who finally get to share their love, the same way we will soon.”

“But I want to tell everyone.”

“Me too, Haruhi.  Me too.”

After sharing one last smoldering kiss, they parted.  Both attempted to fix their clothes and hair before presenting themselves.  Kyoya succeeded, while Haruhi’s hair still had battle scars from Kyoya’s wandering hands.  Thankfully, Renge assumed that Haruhi had been attacked by rampageous twins and Tamaki, so she helped Haruhi fix up the hair just as the ceremony began. 

No one asked either one why Haruhi and Kyoya were smiling so much.  And that was okay with both of them, for now.  Now, it was Hunny and Reiko’s turn to have their long-awaited happiness.  It was their special day, and both Haruhi and Kyoya wanted to keep the focus on them.

When the groomsmen appeared at last to escort the bridesmaids, things slowed down for Haruhi.  She saw Mori’s smile and knew that all would be well, at least for the couple.  Reiko was seeking encouraging words from family about her looks (as they tried to hold her back from rushing down the aisle to be with Hunny), while the wedding planner and Renge herded the girls into the formation that had been practiced for the last three months. 

Finally, Renge stopped herding the girls so that she could take Tamaki’s outstretched arm, and they beamed at one another before Tamaki gave his compliments about Renge’s looks, which Renge basked in.  Haruhi had high hopes that those two would end up dating and maybe marry one day with the way they got on, which she was happy for.

Haruhi knew when Kyoya came behind her.  In the months before the wedding, she had become very familiar with recognizing Kyoya’s gait and presence, so she did her best to restrain herself by throwing a glance behind her to her fiancé, along with blowing a kiss.  Kyoya had no qualms about taking her arm and kissing her for several moments.  Kyoya offered his strength and undying support in that kiss, and Haruhi did not want to lose that.

The walk down the aisle was a grand affair, with a twenty-person orchestra playing and flower girls throwing flower petals with every step they took, while each bridesmaid/groomsman couple walked with smiles on their faces, some with larger smiles than others. 

Then came Reiko.  Her dress, complete with a five foot train (and three girls helping to carry it) and matching veil, bounced as Reiko floated toward Hunny, her father doing his best to keep Reiko on the ground.  Hunny had eyes for only Reiko, and she for him.  Nothing could stop those two now, and Hunny would ensure it, rips in his tuxedo or not.

When Kyoya had to let Haruhi go, he squeezed her left hand and then took his place behind Tamaki, who was still looking longingly at Renge.  The twins came after that, still in the proper order.  When Reiko finally made it to Hunny, her father gave his daughter away to “one of the most respectful men ever known”.

The couple exchanged their vows, and much sniffling could be heard.  Reiko was trying not to cry and failing as she watched Hunny repeat his vows to her, vowing to never leave her side, loving her always. 

When Hunny had said that part, Haruhi could not help but glance over at Kyoya, who was already looking with significance at her, as though to say “I feel similarly and would say it now, if allowed”.  Haruhi felt her eyes water at that, and nodded her head to agree with him, before turning back to watch Reiko say her vows.  Reiko’s voice broke as she spoke her vows, and her eyes were shiny by the end.  Hunny wanted nothing more than to reach out and wipe those tears of joy away, but he waited, much against his better judgment.  

Soon after that, they exchanged the rings that Mori was holding onto, and they were pronounced man and wife.  After their first joyous kiss as a married couple, Hunny then kissed both of Reiko’s eyes, followed by other parts of her face that the tears had touched.  Then, they turned and faced the loudly sniffling crowd. 

Haruhi was inclined to think that Hunny and Reiko would have skipped, had they known that the other wanted to do it just as much.  The married couple opted instead for walking fast, a lightness to their matching steps, even with Reiko’s excessive dress. 

The rest of the bridal party followed, with Tamaki and Renge both exclaiming about how beautiful the ceremony was, as well as comparing how much they cried.  As it turned out, they both cried at the same parts, which made Tamaki jump up and down, and Renge was tempted to pull a stunt like Haruhi’s and disappear with Tamaki briefly.   

When Kyoya took Haruhi’s hand again, he smiled with satisfaction. 

“One day, Haruhi, this will be us.”

“I suspect this is going to be a short engagement for us.”

“Definitely less than a year.  How Hunny went this long is beyond me.  I’d marry you tomorrow if I could.”

“Though if we did that, I think our families would have much to say.”

“You mean your father? I look forward to telling him.”

“He’s already planning.”

Haruhi said that with as much nonchalance as she could muster, though she could not help laughing at the look of confusion that filled Kyoya’s face and eyes.

“How did he figure it out?”

“I don’t know.  He told me this today.”

Kyoya shook his head.  “I guess that means that I’m going to be spending a lot of time with you two as we plan this.”

“You had doubts?”

Both were chuckling by the time they reached the rest of the bridal party, each taking their turn to congratulate the couple.  If Reiko nudged Haruhi in Kyoya’s direction at the end, and Hunny whispered, “You’re next” to Kyoya, then so be it.  One has to listen to the bride and groom on their special day, after all.

After all of the audience filed out, the bridal party went to take pictures together.  Haruhi and Kyoya exchanged knowing, happy glances at one another, at least until Renge suddenly stopped moving, causing Haruhi to almost trip, conveniently caught by Kyoya.  Renge made her apologies, and when Tamaki had to stop in order to point out something beautiful to Renge, he apologized to Kyoya, who had Haruhi grab his arm for support.  Kyoya glared at Tamaki’s head for a few moments, until Haruhi distracted him by putting her left hand on his arm.

Their exchange was not unnoticed by the couple in front of them, who sneaked looks to make sure that Haruhi was keeping him happy.  Once they were further away, Renge’s smile turned into a smirk. 

“The bait worked.  Now we can commence the plan to get them together.  Are you ready, Tamaki?”

“Yes, Renge.  We’re going to have some fun during pictures.”

“And the reception, if necessary.”

They clasped hands in agreement before Tamaki handed Renge into the car.  They soon became absorbed in watching Hunny and Reiko talk to one another, forgetting that others were in the limo with them.  Haruhi found it adorable to watch, and Kyoya looked forward to the day when he could do that with Haruhi.

In the two hours that it took for the photos to be finished, chaos reigned.  Hunny and Reiko were still too absorbed in one another to try to calm down the rest of the bridal party, or else they were having their pictures taken. 

Haruhi took part in all of the bridesmaid photos, as well as several special photos.  She got together with the rest of the Hosts to have their own photo, as well as had individual photos with the bride and groom. 

When she was not taking photos, however, she was trying to fend off people on all sides of her.  Kyoya did his best to stand by her side, but between tree branches almost falling on Haruhi (twice was just a little too much like a coincidence for Haruhi), several shoe malfunctions (where those holes came from Haruhi had no idea), and almost being body-slammed by Tamaki and Renge multiple times (and sometimes together), Haruhi found herself attached to Kyoya as much as possible.  Kyoya had suggested that they disappear to escape the organized chaos, but Haruhi did not want to go, in case they were needed for more photos (much to the chagrin of other interested parties). 

After photos, everyone attended the reception.  Haruhi also texted her dad on the way to the reception to tell him the good news, as she knew that if she called, the entire audience would end up hearing Ranka’s shrieks of joy about his precious girl getting married.  Ranka made up for it over text with plenty of exclamation points.

Somehow, Tamaki managed to find out about the loud noises tradition at wedding receptions, so he told the rest of the bridal party so that they could force Hunny and Reiko to experience it to its fullest with as many kisses as possible.

Haruhi thought that her troubles would be done once she made it inside, but she was wrong.  Now, the twins were a factor, trying their hardest to insert themselves between the quiet couple, whispering in whoever’s ear was closest.  Usually, sweet endearing words were said in Kyoya’s ear, while the other told Haruhi how much he enjoyed making Kyoya jealous by whispering in her ear, even if he was not saying anything important.  Kyoya almost dragged Haruhi outside to escape their antics while they waited for food to be served, but he was restrained by a knowing left hand from Haruhi. 

When the servers came with food, Kyoya found himself acting like a human shield when a server tripped and almost spilled salad onto Haruhi.  His glare put fear into the hearts of all servers who could see, and they remembered to be extra careful with all the rest of the food for those two.

Once dancing began, Kyoya pulled Haruhi onto the floor as soon as allowed, so that they could be together without further incident.  If people happened to bump into them on several occasions, it was understandable.  It became annoying when it kept happening at the hands of taller, bigger people (for being so short, Hunny had some very tall relatives) who forced the cool and natural hosts’ bodies to keep pressing tightly against one another. 

It was during said dancing that Hunny noticed Tamaki and Renge with matching grins on their faces, though Renge seemed much more nonchalant than Tamaki, who could not hide his feelings to save his life.

“Tama-chan, where are you going with Ren-chan?”

“We need to take care of some unfinished business, a plan of ours.”

When Hunny saw where Tamaki was looking, his face lit up.

“Oh! You want to try to force Kyo-chan to propose to Haru-chan, right?”

“Yes! We haven’t succeeded yet.”

“Well of course you haven’t! You didn’t ask me or Takashi to help you! And I bet Reiko will want to help too! Come with me and explain what you plan to do.”

The group made it to Reiko, but once Mori joined them, the twins soon followed, not wanting to miss out on all the action.  They could smell fun a mile away, and with Renge looking more like a Lady Manager than usual, they knew she was up to something.

“So, what’s the plan, Manager?”

“Yeah! Who are going to pull a prank on?”

Renge wanted to scream with delight, but she decided not to so that she would not draw any more attention to herself.  She contented herself with nudging Tamaki, who nodded happily.

Neither Haruhi nor Kyoya saw the small group come together and disperse minutes later, but they did see Hunny and Reiko soon after.  Hunny was beside himself with joy over how well things had gone, and he wanted to express his gratitude to both for helping to do that, dragging the group over to the nearest chairs to talk. 

After a little talk, a song came on that Hunny wanted to dance to, but Reiko feigned being fatigued from the long day, so he asked Haruhi.  She agreed, if for no other reason than it was his day, and she wanted to make Hunny happy. 

Kyoya watched the two dance together as he made small talk with Reiko, until he noticed Tamaki dancing with Renge.  Tamaki was being overly exuberant as usual and swinging Renge around in fast circles.  Kyoya did not panic, as the twirling couple was far from Haruhi, but when Hunny started going towards them, he got up and started to excuse himself. 

But, Reiko picked that moment to ask him a question about Haruhi, and he got distracted talking about her and her future at her law firm.  When he next looked up, with horror he saw that Haruhi was within hitting range now, so he had to get up and rescue Haruhi, which Reiko was very understanding about.

Midway to Haruhi, Kyoya saw Mori step in and dance with Haruhi, leading her away from the blurry couple as they twirled about.  Now relieved, he started to head back, until he was just about to sit down, when he saw Kaoru cut in and take Haruhi.  He began his whispering act from earlier, which Haruhi seemed to laugh about.

After watching Haruhi laugh with Kaoru for long enough, Kyoya decided that it was his turn to make Haruhi smile by dancing with her.  He walked fast, but not fast enough to beat Hikaru, who slid in and whisked her closer to the couple swirling slightly slower because of exhaustion.

At this point, Kyoya was frustrated and surprised that Haruhi had not called out for help from him.  No matter, he was going to claim her now.

The only reason that Haruhi had not looked for Kyoya was because she had been instructed not to by Hunny while dancing with him at first.

“Hey, Haru-chan! How would you like Kyo-chan to come over here and sweep you off your feet?”

“And how do you propose to get him to do that? He seems content over there.”

“We can scare him a little.”

“I don’t think he’s worried about a married man.”

“Nah, he wouldn’t be scared of me, but he might be of Tama-chan the way he keeps swinging around over there.”

Haruhi looked over at the identical faces of joy radiating from Tamaki and Renge.  It seemed someone could finally keep up with Tamaki and all his energy.  Heck, she even seemed to be encouraging it.  Haruhi was content knowing that Tamaki would not be single for long, and went back to talking to Hunny.  They could scare Kyoya, but only if they got closer.

When Hunny started saying that the plan was about to begin, she did not realize that so many were in on it.  She could not help but smile at how polite Kyoya was trying to be, all the while trying to get to her before she collided with the Twirling Energizer Bunnies of Chaos.  When she was taken by Mori and the twins, she could not help but wonder why they were all doing this.  That made her smile because she was thinking more like Kyoya, which was not a bad thing.

“Hikaru, why are you all doing this?”

“I’m doing it to get back at him for all the stunts he pulled on me earlier, before you two were dating.  I was frustrated by it.”

“I thought you let that go by now,” said Haruhi, her tone sad and disapproving.

“Oh, I did.  You’re much better off with him.  But, it doesn’t mean I can’t have fun.  It means he cares a lot if he is so hell-bent on coming after you as he is right now.  Excuse me, but I believe my time is at an end.”

With that, Hikaru stopped and bowed, turning Haruhi so that she faced an angry-then-confused Kyoya.

“Can we go outside and discuss this, Haruhi? Now?”

Haruhi giggled before answering, “Why don’t we dance? You look like you have some energy you need to get rid of.”

“You’re the one who suggested it.”

Haruhi could remember that time at the Ouran Fair when Kyoya has stepped in and started dancing with her.  It had been a fun evening, and Kyoya had swept her away then, just as the others did when they danced with her.  When she compared that beginning step to now, Haruhi was pleased.

Now, Kyoya used his pent-up frustration to take one step and pull Haruhi into his arms, all in one fluid motion.  So situated against his chest, Haruhi leaned in and allowed Kyoya to lead, and had he wanted to, he could have given Tamaki a run for his money, the way he wanted to take Haruhi in circles. 

Instead, Kyoya pushed and pulled Haruhi in and out of his arms, always clasping her more tightly each time she came close, and each push out more forceful than the last.  Kyoya would have slowed down were it not for the sly grin on Haruhi’s face that seemed to egg him on more.  He did not understand what was happening, but all words were caught in his throat as he looked into Haruhi’s happy eyes. 

The combination of her smile and eyes were enough to charm him until she was content to explain herself, which she no doubt would do.  For now, he was willing to channel the energy he felt and saw in Haruhi’s eyes, and he did just that. 

It was only when the music became a slow song that their position changed, so that Haruhi could rest her cheek on his shoulder as she swayed in time with Kyoya.  Eventually, even her breathing was in tune with Kyoya’s as she listened to his, the soft strains of the waltz long forgotten by her as she shared that special moment with Kyoya. 

Both stopped dancing when the music turned back to a modern tune, the words “Kiss, Kiss, Fall in Love” featuring prominently in the beginning of it.  Once they got their bearings, they started dancing again.

“Haruhi, why were so many of them dancing with you just now?”

“Oh, that? They seemed to believe that, if they tried hard enough, you would ‘come and rescue me’ and carry me off into the sunset.”

Kyoya looked around and realized that all of the hosts were on the dance floor.  Tamaki was back to twirling at top speed with Renge, who seemed unfazed, and the married couple were now dancing.  Mori and Hikaru were dancing with their fellow bridesmaids, while Kaoru danced with his girlfriend.  The problem was that they were all in very close range to him.

“If you wanted me to do that, you shouldn’t have suggested we dance.”

“But I actually enjoyed that dance a lot!”

Kyoya lost all interest in the encroaching couples when he heard Haruhi.

“Really.  Why now?”

“I can’t remember ever being held like that when dancing.  You’ve swept me away before when dancing, but I wasn’t always interested in you or the dancing at that point.  Now I can appreciate it much more.  I like being pulled so close like that each time.”

“We’re going to be doing that much more in the days to come.”

“I hope so.”

Kyoya looked up with just enough time to see that Hunny and Mori were now flanking them.  Then the twins came in front and behind.

“Look, Kyo-chan! We’re all dancing together! Isn’t this fun?”

“Yes, but, look out!”

It was at that moment that Hurricane TamaRenge made landfall, aiming for a spot between Hikaru and Mori.  Like bowling pins part of a strike, all came tumbling down, collapsing onto one another.  Kyoya had just enough time to grasp Haruhi and pull her close yet again as he tried to lean into the fall, so that he could take the brunt of it.  At the end of the collision, Haruhi was indeed near the top of the pile, looking unbruised.  Some others looked slightly dazed, but Tamaki quickly gained his focus.

“Group hug for the married couple!”

Hunny and Reiko had also been near the top of the pile, but they were soon crushed by all the hands and bodies trying to listen to their king.  When they got back up, Kyoya led Haruhi back to a chair so that they could talk more.

When it became clear that Kyoya did not intend to propose after a near-death experience like that, Renge huffed in annoyance.

“Don’t worry, Renge.  There’s still time.  I can just take him aside and drop some hints if need be.”

“It’ll have to be later then.  We can’t do it right now as the bouquet toss is happening.”

“That would be perfect! You can help her get it.”

“No, not this time, Tamaki.  Not when I want it just as much.”

“But why-“

“Will all the single ladies please step forward?”

Sometimes, things happen in life that you do not expect.  Renge did want Kyoya to propose to Haruhi, but she wanted the bouquet for herself.  If she wanted Tamaki, then she needed to get all the good luck she could.  Little could she have realized what her actions would reveal.

Haruhi stepped into the crowd, with Renge off to the left in front of her, and the wedding planner just right of Renge.  Haruhi smiled to herself as she watched the usually friendly ladies give each other grim smiles as they prepared to try to get the bouquet.

Reiko threw the bouquet right at Haruhi.  When the wedding planner made to jump, Renge kicked her right leg out, allowing her stiletto heel to jab her competition. 

But, when the planner started to fall and tried to grab Renge’s heel, Renge kicked her foot back to escape, causing her to kick Haruhi in the stomach, losing her balance in the process. 

Soon, all three women were falling, but Haruhi held up just long enough to reach out with her right hand and grab the flowers, pulling them to herself as she felt the air leave her body with a loud “Oomf!”     

The rest of the women backed away as Kyoya rushed to Haruhi’s side, trying to communicate with her.

Renge felt awful for hurting her friend, and she wanted to help.  She did when Kyoya commanded her to check for a pulse.

It was when she took off the red glove that Renge realized that there was something snagged to the glove, so she carefully removed the glove.  When she saw the engagement ring, she gasped.

It was at that moment that Haruhi felt consciousness appear after hitting her head from falling.  Whatever else happened at her wedding, she knew there would be no bouquet toss if everyone was this violent.  She opened her eyes to see the concerned ones of Kyoya, who kissed her with joy as soon as she smiled at him.

Their kiss was short-lived when they heard the loud peal of triumph from Renge, who was pointing at the hand.  Tamaki was first to realize what the frantic jumping and pointing meant, and he proceeded to pick up Renge and twirl her around yet again.

“We did it!”

Without fully thinking it through, Tamaki kissed Renge.  When he pulled away moments later, Renge pulled him back in.

Hunny and Reiko smiled indulgently at the newest couple, and then they congratulated Kyoya and Haruhi.

“Yay! Kyo-chan finally proposed to Haru-chan! We’re so happy for you!”

As soon as Kyoya and Haruhi got up, everyone else joined in on the congratulations.

“When were you going to tell us?”

“Yeah! When did this happen?”

Haruhi smiled at the twins, now realizing why everyone had kept bumping into her that day.  Everything made so much more sense now.  She nestled herself just a little closer to Kyoya, knowing that everyone just wanted them to be happy together. 

“Kyoya and I wanted to wait until after the reception was over, so as to not take away from the main couple we’re celebrating today.”

“But we want to celebrate with you! Don’t we, Hunny-pie?”

“Yes! You should have said something sooner, so we could make more toasts! And when did you propose, Kyo-chan?”

“It was right before the wedding ceremony.  Haruhi had come to help me deal with overly excited persons who shall not be named, and after they left, I felt it was the right moment.”

“And I agreed immediately.”  

“She wouldn’t even let me put on the ring right away because she wanted to say yes so quickly,” said Kyoya proudly.

At that point, everyone then turned to the other couple, who had gone from kissing to staring into one another’s eyes. 

“Renge, I know we’ve spent a lot of time together plotting to get Kyo and Haruhi together, but would you consider just spending time with me, without a specific reason?”

“As in a date?”

“Well, yes, if you want that-“

“Yes!” said Renge running into Tamaki’s arms, “I’d like that a lot.  We should go out tomorrow night.  There’s a cute French restaurant I’ve been wanting to try out, and I think you’d like it.  Maybe around six?”

With those two firmly established, more toasts were made to celebrate.  After that, the endless supply of strawberry cheesecake, cake, and pies were consumed, with Reiko taking joy in feeding it to her new husband. 

The dancing continued into the night, but before all the hosts left, they came to Hunny and Reiko with their gift.  After much discussion, it was agreed to give a photo album to the couple, containing photos of them at various stages of their relationship, even when they were just friends in high school (because of course Kyoya still kept everything).  But, in addition to the photos, each page had hand-written stories from all the hosts, as well as notes/wishes for happiness. 

At the end of the album was the deed to a small strawberry field, so that the couple could visit and pick strawberries together anytime they liked, as well as have a constant supply of certain treats preferred by Hunny.  Mori hoped that Reiko would listen to him and keep reminding Hunny to brush his teeth, but those thoughts did not last long since Hunny was in a hugging mood, and he was going to thank his cousin properly. 

At a late hour, Haruhi and Kyoya left, both content with how the day went.  As Tachibana drove, they reminisced about their busy day, and all that would be coming in the upcoming months. 

“Thank you for giving me a chance, Haruhi.”

“Thank you for waiting for me.”

“I’ll always be here for you.”

“And I promise to love you.  I know we have much more ahead of us, but if we have that, then I’ll have all the strength I need to help you, wherever this new job takes you,” replied Haruhi.



Much could be said of the kiss they shared, but let it suffice to say that Tachibana had stopped the car for ten whole minutes outside Haruhi’s home before either one realized that the car had stopped moving.  Neither one wanted to move, as they were wrapped in one another’s arms, quite content to stay there.  But, all good things must come to end, and so Kyoya escorted Haruhi upstairs so that they could both sleep. 

And sleep they did.  A sound, content sleep from being secure in the knowledge that they were loved by one another more than they could ever imagine or deserve.  And they would not have it any other way.     

Alone Now Ch 12 Pt 2

Author’s Disclaimer: No, I don’t own OHSHC.  I do love creating fluff, however.  And I am unabashed in my creation of this chapter, as this chapter is the culmination of many things, with a very happy ending.  My fellow fluff lovers (you know who you are) are going to appreciate this chapter a lot, but I hope everyone enjoys it, despite the large amount of sweetness coming at you.  Thanks so much for reading!

Gahh! It’s done! I make no apologies for the large amounts of fluff, or the bits of father moments at the beginning.  Also, having attended three weddings in the last six months has given me ample time to observe and sigh with joy.  I love weddings.  Love them to no end, and almost always cry.  I enjoyed writing this chapter way too much.  Having multiple couples to write happy endings for makes me a happy girl.  Anyways, this marks the end of the official story, but there is an epilogue coming your way! It will be much shorter as I hit upon some major events in the next two years of their lives, as well as various others.  Thanks so much for taking the time to read; I hope you enjoyed it! Also, lots of thanks to anyone who has reviewed this story.  Tamaki-air-hugs are being sent your way!

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Chapter 12: The Machinations of Fathers


“Yes, Haruhi dear.”

“I want to tell you something.”

“Anything, my darling daughter.  What kind of good news is it?”

Haruhi had woken up on the day of Hunny’s wedding with a good feeling in her gut.  She felt at peace with herself, now that she had openly admitted her feelings for Kyoya.  It was just a little ironic and sad that the last two people to find out were the two most important ones in this case. 

Haruhi was determined to change that, and it put a smile on her face that would have inspired many squeals of joy had the fangirls seen their natural host.  As it was, it put her dad in a good mood.

“It’s about Kyoya.”

“Oh?” he said, leaning forward and taking his daughter’s hands as he said, “What has he said?”

“It’s nothing exactly that he has said, only made clear from his actions.  I think he cares a lot about me, maybe even loves me.  I can’t be certain yet, but I want to find out.  The truth is that I love him.”

Ranka gave Haruhi a soul-crushing hug after getting up and rushing to her side, all smiles and daisies bursting spontaneously from him.  It was with some relief to Haruhi that his screech of joy was drowned out by him leaning into Haruhi.

After Ranka had sufficiently spent himself in hugging Haruhi with joy, he responded with some measure of rationality.

“This is the best news I have ever heard! It’s about time for you two.  I’ve been hoping for so long that something would happen.  You couldn’t have picked a better man to marry.  I’m going to be so proud to call Kyoya-kun my boy.”

“Thanks, Dad.  I’m glad you’re so happy.”

“I can already see you two growing old together, the fiercest in your workforce, and even fiercer in your love for one another.  It’s going to be so beautiful!”

Haruhi tried not to giggle as she watched her dad fan himself from the excitement and then plaster his hands to his face as he imagined Haruhi and Kyoya as a couple, followed quickly by images of them with their beautiful children.  It was all just too much.

“Now, Dad, before you start planning my wedding-“

“Too late!”

Haruhi sweat-dropped before trying to convince her dad to calm down, but to no avail.

“He hasn’t even proposed to me yet, and there’s no guarantee he’s going to soon, especially with all the work he’s got going on-“

“Oh, pish posh! He wants to; I just know it! I bet he’s just waiting for the right moment.  Never fear, my sweet daughter, he loves you.  I could tell for some time now.  The way he keeps bringing you to his family dinners, as though preparing you for your future together…..yes, it’s going to be lovely!”

“Okay, Dad, but still, at least wait until he proposes.”

“But there’s so much to do! There’s a dress to find and choose, not to mention a good place to hold the ceremony, food, guests, and so much more! There’s no time to waste! I’ve been saving money in preparation for this, and I fully intend to make it a splendid event to remember for both of us.  You’re going to be a happy, beautiful, stress-free bride with my help.”

Haruhi hugged her dad.  There were many things she expected of her dad, whether it was the frilly dresses or outrageous theme ideas for the wedding.  But, her dad had never rolled in the money, and for him to save like that instead of spending on new outfits, it was saying something.

“Thanks, Dad.  I appreciate you looking out for me.”

“I’m here for you, Haruhi.  Now, you need to get going, or else you’re going to be late.  You’ve got a wedding to attend!”

“Hopefully I can calm everyone down.  I have no doubt Reiko is worried, and I fear what the twins are doing right now.”

“Go save the day, dear.  And let me know if any other good news comes as soon as you know!”

Ignoring the last part of his statement, Haruhi said, “Good-bye, Dad.  I’ll take pictures of the ceremony for you.”

“Excellent! I need more ideas for color schemes as it is.”

Haruhi walked out the door to find Renge waiting in a limo for her.  Hopping in, the two girls talked about the wedding, though Renge was significantly louder in her opinions.  

For once, Renge did not talk about Kyoya at all, which Haruhi found odd.  But she did not know that Tamaki had told Renge about the dare Kyoya received, and Renge had high hopes of convincing Kyoya, with her Tamaki’s help, to propose by the end of the day.  However, she did not want to hint at anything special that might be happening, so she did not bring up Kyoya, which Haruhi was just fine with.

Meanwhile, peeking through a window until Haruhi was gone, Ranka decided that it was time to start planning his only daughter’s wedding. 

“It’s a good thing I’ve been receiving that bridal magazine for the last year.  Haruhi’s going to need all the help she can get! Although, I’m going to have to narrow my recommended list of dresses for Haruhi to try on.  Let’s see, right now there are…..300 dresses.  Hmm, yes, top thirty will do nicely.  Now, how to get a hold of all of them…. I’m sure Kyoya–kun has some friends or can order them for us.  If not, then I’m sure those lovely twins can help.  It’s a good thing that their dress design is number three on my list.  Very fortunate.”

Meanwhile, in a mansion across town, Kyoya was just waking up.  He had been up too late celebrating with Hunny, and now he was tired.  But, thoughts of Haruhi dressed in the sweetheart-neckline red dress, smiling and walking down the aisle with him got him out of bed with a smile on his face.  

Thankfully, it was too early for anyone to be up, so he ate in silence as he considered how best to proceed in confessing his feelings for her.  So far, no good opportunities had presented themselves, and he hoped it was different today.  Love was in the air, after all. 

Right before Kyoya walked out the door, his father appeared, reading the news.  Upon seeing Kyoya, he beckoned Kyoya to join him in his study. 

“Good morning, father.”

“Is it a good morning? Yes, for you it is.  There’s a wedding today, isn’t there?”

Kyoya had an air of impatience about him, with his straight back turned just so toward the door.  His father showed no concern at his son’s impatience as he sat down and asked questions.

“Yes, I need to leave soon to make sure I’m on time to help with last minute preparations.”

“I doubt they need more help.  The families being who they are, I’m sure they have servants and family a-plenty to help.”


Kyoya took a backward step toward the door since his father paused, seemingly done asking him questions.

“Then why the rush?”

Kyoya took several steps forward to prepare for more questions.  He knew a long discussion when he heard it.

“Perhaps I’m eager to see Haruhi today.”

“That seems the much more likely reason.  I’m sure she’ll be dressed well.”

“The dress is perfect for her.”

“But is she for you?”

Kyoya stood in thought for several moments, trying to understand what his father was getting at.  He had already given his blessing months ago, practically pushed him to bring her to all the family dinners imaginable, so why that? Why now? Had he changed his mind?


“Is she the type of girl you need? Will she do her duty toward you and this family? Does she respect us?”

Kyoya’s face scrunched slightly under such questions.

“Yes, she does.  She has nothing but the highest respect for you and mother, and loves Fuyumi.  She actually enjoys attending dinners here, and you’ve seen how well she fits into the conversation.”

“Does she support you? Will she understand when you stay late at work multiple times a week, and then disappear halfway across the world at a moment’s notice? Will she want you to stay at work permanently, or come home all the time? Does she understand all the responsibility that you have?”

The eldest Ootori’s face was calm and impassive, while Kyoya’s face tried to restrain all the feeling flitting through his eyes.

“Yes, she’s more than aware of all that I have to do.  She knows I enjoy it, and she supports me every step of the way.  She’s willing to wait.  She’ll come to me, just as she knows that if she really needed me, I would come to her.”

“Is she willing to join our ranks in society? Is she prepared for the attention? Will she put on a good face to maintain the family name? Will she always stand by your side, or will she run?”

Kyoya stepped forward at that question.  He did not care for what his father implied about Haruhi.

“She cares about me and would never hurt me.  She at first was not fond of the attention, but she’s a natural around others.  She has grown to enjoy it, and she charms all, from the gossiping masses to the elders in the company.  She stands proudly by my side.”

Yoshio Ootori continued to look up at his son.  Once upon a time, he showed no emotions and was a strong fortress of intelligence.  Now, he showed his intelligence well as he fought to use his self-control.  Now, he truly cared about someone, was passionate about her.  It would only translate better into his work to have that much passion and reason to succeed, to make her proud.

“Does she love you?”

Kyoya did not flinch as he answered.

“I can’t say with one hundred percent certainty that she does, but I have reasons to believe it.”

“Then why do you wait? Do you want her to escape you again?”

“No, I don’t.  I’m going to stop waiting, today.  This is my proof,” he said, holding out the ring box.

“Then go.  You need a strong woman at your side, someone who will push you to succeed and keep you honest.  She does that well.”

Kyoya did not need to be told twice to leave.  He was gone in a moment, ready to leave his father’s inquisitive presence.

Once Kyoya left the home, his father took his breakfast in the study.  After opening up a worn, black notebook and searching for information among his handwritten notes, he enjoyed his breakfast and started making the necessary phone calls. 

“Yes, Lin? Good morning.  Remember that time a few years ago when I leant you some of my private force for that ambassador’s visit?”

After a pause for Lin, he continued, “Good.  I need you to return that favor, seeing as you own the largest hotel/conference center in the country.  When is your next opening for a wedding on that gazebo of yours?”

He did not bat an eye when he responded back, “Three years you say?”

Yoshio Ootori just smiled his own version of a Shadow King smile as he continued, leaning back in his chair.

“Good, glad to hear that business is booming.  See, my son’s getting married, so you can imagine all the work and people I’ll need to make it happen.  I need a weekend six months from now.  Yes, give or take a week from that as preparations need be, but I need the entire center available for all of the guests I expect to come.”

He started to write some information in his notebook as he waited for the answer.  After a short time, he smiled as though agreeing to a business deal.

“Excellent.  I thought you might have an opening that you overlooked.  I’ll have my secretary email you all of the necessary information as it becomes available.  You’ll be well-paid for your troubles.  Good day.”

That small detail taken care of, he then opened the black notebook to another section, checking off another item on his list.  Yes, the list was old, dating back to the end of Kyoya’s second year at Ouran, but it had paid off in the end when that Suoh missed his chance.  

He would finally secure Haruhi Fujioka for his daughter-in-law.  It was time to make more phone calls, but seeing as he had a large list of debts owed to him, he was not all that concerned.  And so the planning continued.

Alone Now Ch 12 Pt 1
So, the original chapter would not all fit in Stash writer, so I'm splitting it up into two parts.  I would apologize, but I won't.  I like long chapters.

Author’s Disclaimer: No, I don’t own OHSHC.  I do love creating fluff, however.  And I am unabashed in my creation of this chapter, as this chapter is the culmination of many things, with a very happy ending.  My fellow fluff lovers (you know who you are) are going to appreciate this chapter a lot, but I hope everyone enjoys it, despite the large amount of sweetness coming at you.  Thanks so much for reading! Also, I always thought that Kyoya had to get his Shadow King tendencies from somewhere, so this is what came of it.  And I just love Ranka :D I hope you enjoyed it, and thanks for reading! :-)

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Theresa Marie
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Quick facts:
I'm a hopeless romantic, as well as an eternal optimist. :D I live and write fluff. Also, I am a Christian engineer. I love what I do. :D My art is a wonderful hobby of mine, coming from my desire to see certain couples end up together, making me a committed fangirl. I love making art almost as much as I love looking at art on here. :heart:

Long Version:
I'm very fond of fanfiction, in particular Labyrinth ( :iconjarethplz: + :iconsarahwilliamsplz: !!!) And then there are the other fandoms that I follow, though perhaps not as much (thankfully, or I'd never leave). There are some amazing artists out there; I love checking out the work and admiring it. I'm an engineer, and I love doing that type of work (aka math and science), but, I like to write for fun and take pictures. I love talking, and will talk about just about anything, so if you ever want to chat, just comment or let me know! :D

I have a bunch of stories here, and all of them can be found on my fanfiction account:…

I love to take pictures with my new Nikon, so I'll be posting those now and then. Also, I've begun working with ASinglePetal on editing work/writing because of a contest I entered. Next art attempt: photomanipulation. I have a couple done, and most will be covers for stories I write. There should be more in the future.

Yes, I am a Christian, and proud of it! :-) This will occasionally affect my writing, but I'm not trying to preach or anything. :heart: you all!

Fandoms: Labyrinth, Jane Austen, Ouran High School Host Club, Bond/007, Marvel, Thor, Disney, Sherlock, Howl's Moving Castle, Harry Potter, The Parasol Protectorate, ATLA, POTO, and MANY others (look at all the groups). Slowly getting into Once Upon a Time and Dr. Who.

Labyrinth: J&S: SO SO HARD!!!
POTO: either, depends on mood
HP: Hermoine&Ron, Hermoine&Snape, Harry&Ginny, Snape&Ginny, a variety
Ouran: Haruhi& either Tamaki, Kyoya, or Mori. I haven't been convinced of the others.
ATLA: canon or Zutara

Current Residence: New job, shouldn't be saying.....
deviantWEAR sizing preference: L
Favourite genre of music: Rock and Roll
Favourite photographer: none
Favourite style of art: Photography
Operating System: PC
MP3 player of choice: iPod
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Labyrinth Sequel?!?

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 11, 2014, 8:55 AM

So, I was on facebook yesterday, and my friend posted an article to my wall.
This one:…

Which came from this one:…

And then I read this one today:…

Leading me to the conclusion that... maybe there is a chance for a Labyrinth sequel!!!!!!

:squee:   :squee:   :squee:   :squee:   :squee:   :squee:   :squee:   :squee:   :squee:   :squee: 

So that made me really excited.  I'm not sure how long it would take, or if it will actually happen, but that would SO awesome!!!! I'm just REALLY curious to see how they would do it today, given the large gap in time.  It would be great to see both Bowie and Connelly reprise their roles, maybe an adult Sarah confronting Jareth again, or something like that so both can stay in.  And then finally get the ending that they both deserve :-) I hope they keep them in there.  And I hope for puppets.  LOTS of puppets.   Besides that, I'm not particular.  Any thoughts of your own on what should be done? :D

(Also, Hi! I am still around, just finished moving again and trying to get back onto this site after being away for too long.  And writing.  Much more writing to come.  I'm good.)

EDIT: MEH! NO! I just heard from Kiyomi-chan16  that the sequel is a no-go.  I looked online, and alas, I found this.  Sorry to get everyone's hopes up!…

******* FILL WITH YOUR FRIENDS *******



  • Mood: Awestruck
  • Listening to: Ipod Playlist
  • Reading: Many Things, some fanfic, some not
  • Watching: Sports
  • Playing: Nothing, don't own any video games
  • Eating: Cheerios
  • Drinking: Orange juice

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ScarletQuill Featured By Owner 1 day ago
15 - just an idea for your Billy Joel piece?
"For the longest time" might fit the feel of the story as its sweet and sentimental.
Also thanks for your feedback on my most *recent* gallery posts.
Are there any you'd like my input on or requests...?
SmudgeThistle Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for the favourite! :D Ahh, looking at your page reminds me of how much I need to do some Labyrinth fanart! :aww:
tmwillson3 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D Yes, please do more Laby fanart!! :D You do such a great job with it! :D
SmudgeThistle Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Aww, thanks! :blush: I've been looking at all of my old fan art (which looks horrible to me now) and I've realized that that amount of Labyrinth art in my gallery is disproportionate to how much I love it. I will definitely post something soon! :salute:
aloysia18000 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Thanks a lot for all of your faves Hug !!!
tmwillson3 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome! :D :hug:
love-a-lad-insane Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconn-nplz: :icondsfav1plz::icondsfav2plz::icondsfav3plz:
tmwillson3 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
ScarletQuill Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I really apprechiate your feedback and help! Thanks :)
Btw - did you see my Jareth does cosplay drawing on my profile?
tmwillson3 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! :D :hug:

What? New drawing? No, I didn't see it.... but I will soon! Thanks for the heads up! :D
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