myOtaku.com: Elena The Turk
Monday, November 12, 2007
..:::L Takes Over My Mind:::..
|Hey everyone! I'm jut making a real quick post, seeing as I have a lot of homework to do.|
Well I want to tell you guys, In the drill meet last week for ROTC, the freshman team actually placed! =D And get this, the Sophmore/Junior/Senior teams DIDNT!!!!!!!!! XDDDD Well My team placed 2nd for the armed portion, and we placed 4th for unarmed. ^_^ Pretty good if you ask me. Well the only reason the higher class didnt score was because the commanders ran the team right into the wall during preformance! o_o; its sad I know.
But the greatest feat was when one girl from my school, Roxy, made a routine with another girl called a duel top preform. But turns out the other girl didnt show. Roxy was all in tears and sooo upset because this happened to her last year and she was demoted for it. >_< Sad yes. But get this, 20 minutes before performance, she trained another girl and they performed it. And guess what? THEY PLACED FIRST! *applauds* I know that was the best.
My school places Second overall though! =D Beat that! lol
Well Yesterday was the Veteran's Day Parade in downtown and I got to march in that. ^_^ I also got to march with a Rifle again! =D yay go me! lol And hopefully I will be promoted again. n_n
Well enough about ROTC, onto my life.
I have found myself a new anime obsession! =D I bet none of you can guess... XD If you want a hint, look all over my site.
Well speaking of L, I did a couple of quick fanarts of him. I'm thinking about adding some color to them later, but I cant say for sure. I've been really busy. @.@
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I also have PSATs coming up on the 30th of this month. I am one of the only freshman taking it. TT_TT Im gona suck... but I'll try! =D I will outshow the Sophmores! >=O lol But wish me luck, nya?
Well thats it, ^_^ TTYL!
IM POSTING THE REST OF MY STORY! THIS IS IT! THE END! NO MORE! XD Woo! GO ME!
Chapter 93: Envy
I indeed had gotten a hold of Reno, who sounded upset for some reason. I told him that I would come over as soon as I could, and thats just what I did, only after a horde of questions on how I was going to get there and multiple offers to come and pick me up. I merely told him I'd be there soon and I hung up.
I pulled into Reno's driveway and quickly fixed my makeup a bit before I switched off the ignition. I had only opened the door and stepped out when Reno opened the front door. He stood there, awestruck as he watched we close the door and turn toward him.
"Like it?" I asked.
Reno at an obvious loss for words ran over to the car and looked it over, "Like it? Damn you Elena... I love this car..."
I laughed, "Hey keep your paws off the paintjob..."
Reno held is hands up and backed away. I just laughed more. "How did you get this thing?" He asked as he walked over to me and wrapped his arm around my shoulders.
"A birthday present from Rufus." Reno eyed me suspiciously as I said this, and I shook my head, "I know what you're thinking.. its nothing like that I swear! Its a... erm... long story..."
Reno continued to eye me suspiciously as we went inside. I decided to tell him Rufus and my little secret... as long as he vowed not to tell another living soul. Reno got us both a drink as he sat down by me on the couch.
"OK you swear not to tell anyone..." I said as I looked at Reno.
"I swear..." Reno said as he raised his hand.
"Ok then... Rufus and I are..." I paused for a second, "Brother and Sister."
Reno, who had put his glass to his lips to take a drink of his water, choked. "Say What?"
"Half-brother and sister actually..." I said softly, "However... my sister Gun, wasn't related."
Reno took a few seconds to process what he had just heard, "So... you... mean...?"
"Yes, and get this... Im two years older than him... so rightfully, Im the heir to the Shinra Co. and family fortune."
"Rufus stole the money from you?"
"No no! I told him he could keep it. But he said that If I ever needed anything to turn to him, for money problems or anything I wanted or needed, He'd give it to me in a heartbeat... and if Shinra Co. was ever started again him and I would be partners in running the business... but thats not gona happen..."
"Wow...." Reno breathed, "Wow..."
"Yes Reno.. I know..."
"Ok ok. Sorry."
I sighed as I leaned my head back against the back of the couch and closed my eyes. "Hey Reno,"
I sat up again and opened my eyes, "Im still waiting for that present of yours..." I said with a wink. Reno laughed,
"Ah yes, I almost forgot..." Reno got up and disappeared into the backroom for a bit. I sighed as I leaned my head back again.
"Here. Its not much but yeah, I think youll like it." Reno said as he came back in, and sat by me. I sat up and accepted the gift he held in his hand. I looked at him as to ask if I should open it now or not. Reno nodded, "Open it."
I lifted the top off of the box and looked inside. The box itself was the size of a shoebox, but the content was much smaller. I pulled out the small bottle inside and almost came to tears, "H-how... did you get this?"
"I pulled a few strings..." Reno laughed, "I didn't know if you used your other one yet so..."
In fact I hadn't used my other bottle of the Getaku Essence, which was in my purse at the time. I held the bottle of the eerie blue liquid in front of my face as I examined it. "I didn't use my other one yet actually..." I replied softly.
"Really..." I got a sudden idea and the urge to use the potion now. I had begun to pull off the stopper of the bottle then paused, "Nah... I think I'll save it..."
Reno looked at me curiously then smiled, "What were you thinking?"
"If I told you that, it most likely wouldn't come true..." I replied with a smirk.
"Then why don't you just use it and garantee it come true?"
True, I could of used the potion now. For the Getaku Essence grants its user either 12 hours of pure luck, or grants them one of their deepest wishes or desires almost instantanuously. Or, if acting on the moment, turns the situation to the users favor.
"I don't think I need it for this though..." I replied, "But yeah, thank you Reno." I finished as I placed the bottle back into the box and put it on the table. I then continued to give him a hug, "Thank you so much..."
"No problem Elena," Reno replied as he hugged me back. We sat there for at least 5 minutes, neither of us even dared to break the embrace. I didn't mind... I always had this secure feeling when I was in his arms. I didn't know why though, I just did. I was the one sadly to break this embrace. I avoided his eyes afterward though.
"Reno..." I whispered, "Thank you so much, you're amazing."
Reno looked deeply into my eyes and leaned in. The instant I closed my eyes his lips were over mine. He ran his fingers through my hair as I wrapped my arms around his neck. I felt his other hand moving back and forth across my thigh. He licked my bottom lip for entrance and I gladly let him in. After a few minutes, I broke the kiss because, sadly, my phone rang. I cursed as I reached over and grabbed my purse.
"I gota get this..." I said as I pulled out my phone and looked at the caller ID. "Its Rude.." I opened the phone and before I was even able to say Hello, Rude's voice hit my ears.
"Elena, get down to the hospital quick, Mia's having the baby." Thats all he said and hung up.
"Holy Cr-" I stood up, "Reno I gota get down to the hospital, Mia's having her baby..." I snatched up my things and headed for the door. Reno was by my side as I reached to open the door.
"I'm coming with." he said. I responded with a nod and ran outside to the car. Reno, pausing only to lock the door, was soon by me. And before I knew it, we were speeding off down the highway toward our awaiting friend.
Chapter 94: Little One
Rude nervously paced back and forth in front of me as I sat in a chair in the waiting room. I glanced over at Reno who was lounging back in his chair with his eyes closed. After a few more minutes I got tired of it.
"Rude, please buddy.... just take a seat... you're making me a nervous wreck." I growled. Rude paused and looked at me.
"I'm sorry..." he said softly and took a seat next to me, "It's hard...."
"It's ok," I replied with a smile, "Mia's fine... don't worry."
Rude hunched over in his seat and folded his hands in his lap. He just stared at his feet. I looked at Reno, trying to find something to say. Reno merely shrugged and closed his eyes again. I sighed and put my hand on Rude's shoulder. "Its fine..." I whispered, "Trust me."
It wasn't until an hour or so later that the nurse came rushing out. She asked who the father was and Rude stood up and went with her, a smile on his face. I smiled over at Reno who smiled back. I leaned my head on his shoulder for the next hour or so until another nurse came into the room.
"You can go see her now..." she said. I got up anxiously, Reno did the same, and walked down the hall with the nurse.
~5 minutes later~
"And to think... you had this baby on the day of the baby shower... and my birthday." I laughed. Mia smiled weakly at me,
"Thank you Elena... you made it a day to remember."
"Don't mention it."
"What did you name him?" Reno asked, taking the words right out of my mouth.
"Leroy..." Rude said, as he and Mis smiled at eachother. I nodded my head and smiled.
"Nice name," I said as I leaned in to look at the baby, "Well little Leroy... welcome to this world..."
"And into our family..." Reno added.
"You'll be the god parents?" Mia asked.
"I wouldn't mind," I said. Reno nodded.
Just then a nurse stepped into the room. I looked at her and she motioned for the door, I nodded. "Well anyway, we'd best be going... Reno?"
"Yeah I'm coming. See ya."
Rude and Mia both waved as we walked out of the room. Reno and I said nothing as we followed the nurse out into the main hall.
"I'm sorry for dragging you all out like that..." she said, "But visiting hours are over except for immediate family."
"Its no problem." I replied.
"OK I'll leave you here, just take the elevator down and you'll find your way out." The nurse said. Reno and I both said our thanks as we continued on to the elevator. We said nothing to eachother until we got to the car.
"Shall I take you home, or do you wish to go somewhere else?" I asked as I rumaged through my purse and pulled out the car keys. "It is ten minutes until 2:00..."
"I don't care," Reno replied as we climbed in.
"How about this... stay over at my house tonight and I'll take you back in the morning?" I asked. Reno thought about it for a minute then nodded.
"Feh, why not?" Reno flashed me his smirk, "We DID get interrupted earlier..." He raised and eye brow.
"Reno Reno Reno... what am I going to do with you?" I laughed and shook my head slowly.
Chapter 95: The Moment Of Truth
~Three weeks had past since that life-changing day for Mia and Rude. Leroy is healthy and happy, and so is the rest of the family. Then today, Reno called me, asking to meet him at Costa del Sol. Why? I had no idea.~
I pulled into the main gates and spotted Reno's car immediatly outside of the Seaside Lounge, the new bar on the coastline where I once spent an evening with Jason, Reno's younger brother. I really didn't have to look though because a swarm of people were pausing to look at his car, which was rare sight anywhere. I pulled into the parking lot besides his car and climbed out. The group of people immediatly went to work looking at my car. With a sigh, I locked it as I walked inside of the main doors.
"Ah there you are... Took you long enough." Reno said as I walked in. I smiled as I gave him a hug.
"Its good to see you too..." I retorted. Reno laughed and kissed the top of my head before we walked out onto the deck.
Reno and I sat down. I thanked the waiter as he brought us each a drink, then turned toward Reno.
"So, whats up?" I asked.
"Oh, nothing really, I just wanted to visit with you is all." Reno replied with a smile.
"Is that so?" I chuckled a bit, "Thats good to hear."
"Anyway, how's Mia, Rude, and their kid?" Reno asked.
"Hm? Oh they're good. Last I heard from them though was two days ago. Oh, thats right.. I was supposed to call them today... damn." I muttered.
Reno laughed, "I'm sure they'll forgive you."
I nodded, "I am too."
"So hows Charcoal?"
"She's good... she's hardly ever home anymore... out and about now I guess." I replied. It had been over a week since I've seen her. I figured though that the worst had happened and she wasn't going to come back. But I wouldn't tell Reno that.
Reno chuckled slightly, "Well I figured that you haven't seen her because she showed up on my doorstep yesterday." I nearly choked on my drink.
"Yep, shes taken in nicely to the house. I tried to find her today to bring her back but I haven't seen her anywhere. Its a miracle she found her way to my house, seeing as she never been there before."
I sat there in shock for a minute, then began laughing. "Well she is YOUR cat after all."
"I gave her to you though."
"So? You were the one who got her."
"True true..." Reno said softly, "You know Elena..." I looked at him, but he was looking out over the ocean, "I was thinking..."
"You were? How strange for you." I said, Reno's glared at me from the corner of his eye. I laughed softly and he switched his gaze back over the ocean. "So tell me... what were you thinking about?"
Reno was silent for a moment then sighed. He looked over at me and smiled, "You..."
I raised my eyebrow, "Really?"
"Mhmm... Its funny actually..."
I glared at him playfully, "And what exactly is funny about me, Reno?"
Reno chuckled, "How different you act when you're around me than you are with anyone else."
I paused for a second and thought, after a few minutes I continued, "Whats so funny about it? I just feel more open and happy when I'm around you. I feel like I could be myself is all, if you rather I-"
"No no, I like you the way you are, Elena." Reno cut in, "I was just saying." He laughed nervously. I sighed and shrugged it off. I watched the sun setting when I got up.
"Walk with me..." I said, it wasn't a demand, but Reno got up and walked with me down to the shoreline.
The beach in this area was quiet, all of the people had gone home or was on their way home. That was the great thing about Costa del Sol, even when there were people there, There were never too many. I sighed as I sat down on the sand and took off my sandals to let the water roll over my feet. Reno sat by me, but he kept his feet close to him, away from the water's edge. After a while I sighed, and layed back, with my head resting on Reno's lap as I watched the stars coming out from above. I sighed, and closed my eyes.
Reno was silent so I opened my eyes and looked up at him.
"What?" I sat up, and looked at him. Reno closed his eyes, then, turning toward me, took a deep breath.
"Will you marry me?"
I sat there, dumbfounded, feeling as if someone had hit me over the head with a baseball bat. 'Did he just... He couldn't... This is Reno for goodness sake!' thoughts like that whirled through my head. Suddenly, I felt tears whelling up behind my eyes and with a squeal of delight, I threw my arms around Reno's neck. "Yes! Omigod of course I will!" I squealed and hugged him tighter than I ever hugged anyone before. Reno just as happy, hugged me back and it was then I knew for sure...
I will never be alone ever again.
Epilogue: 15 Years Later
"Leroy, not so fast!" Mia yelled,
"I got him!" Reno shouted as he blocked his path.
"Dad, catch!" the now 15 year-old Leroy shouted back as he threw the football to Rude, and avoided Reno by inches. Rude, ready for it caught the ball and ran, but was suddenly thrown over by someone shoving him in the side.
"Alright! You show him whose boss, Lily!" I shouted from the sidelines. The red-headed girl who had tackled Rude, picked up the football and ran full speed to the side of the field.
"Touchdown!" Lily yelled as she held the ball high over her head and ran in a wide semi-circle until she was facing the rest of the players. She stuck her tounge out at Rude, and danced around singing some victory song that was all her own. Reno walked over to her and gave her a high five. Then they began walking back toward Mia and me, who were sitting on the patio. This is the advantage of having several acres for a backyard. You can have a bunch of people over and have enough room to have a party and then some. I could never thank Reno enough for buying this house, and I could never thank Rude and Mia enough for moving in next door, it was good to have company.
Mia smiled, "You know... you're daughter makes a good football player"
"She gets that from her father," I replied.
"Damn straight..." Lily said happily as she walked up, "Dad's the best there is." She smiled at me, her brown-green eyes shone in the sunlight as she turned her gaze to her father.
"Lily... what have I told you about cursing?" I said sternly,
"But I'm 14! I'm not a kid anymore, Mom!" Lily retorted, "I can do what I damn well please..." she folded her arms across her chest and stuck her nose into the air.
I glared at Reno who smiled innocently back at me, "Now now Lily, mind your mother..." he said.
"But Dad-" Lily began to protest.
"Lily." Reno cut in and raised an eyebrow.
Lily sighed and slumped her shoulders, "Ok ok... hmph..."
"Yo Lily!" Leroy called from on the other side of the field, "Wana play catch?" He threw the football into the air several times.
"Sure!" Lily replied, "See ya guys..." She darted off in his direction.
"Can I go play too, Mommy?" Lea, Mia's daughter, asked as she tugged on her mother's pant leg.
Mia chuckled and picked her daughter up and rested her on her hip, "Not until you're older sweetie..."
"When I'm 5?" Lea asked hopefully, and Mia smiled and hugged her kid. Rude laughed and tousled his daughters long hair.
I turned my attention to Tseng, who was sitting on the other side of the backyard with his wife and kid. I smiled as I looked at his kid, who was nearly 13 now, and noticed that he looked just like Tseng (he even had the mark on his head).
"So..." Reno began as he sat down by me and followed my gaze to Tseng, "Thats his kid huh?" Whats his name?"
"Uh, Riku... If I'm not mistaken," said a voice from behind us. I glanced over to see who it was. A teenage boy stood in front of us, his hair a strikingly bright blonde and his eyes a deep shade of blue. "Awful shy kid... doesn't like anyone. If I ever get the chance I'll knock some sense into him someday." The boy continued to punch the air in front of him a few times.
"Brett!" Tifa called, "Oh hey guys!" she continued as she walked up, Cloud just in tow. "Long time no see."
"You don't say." I began as I stood up, "Its good to see you." I gave Tifa a hug. Over the past few years, Tifa and Cloud have become two of our closest family friends, their son included.
"Brett!!!" a voice carried over the sound of everyone's voices. "Get over here!" Everyone glanced over to see Lily motioning for him to come over.
"Come join us, yeah?" Leroy called after.
"Can I?" Brett asked as he looked up at Tifa. Tifa nodded and Brett ran off to meet his friends.
"He's gotten tall..." Reno said, and Cloud nodded.
"Yeah, I know... he grew almost a foot this summer..." Cloud replied.
"Hey Elena," Tifa said and tugged on my sleeve, "Lets go somewhere else, you too Mia." The three of us excused ourselves as we walked to another table, where we all sat down. "Oh yeah and thanks for planning this reunion party Elena, great idea." Tifa added.
"Heh, I thought it was time... and don't thank me. It was actually Reno's idea," I said as I glanced over at him. Reno seemed to be joking around with Rude, Cloud, and Tseng (who decided to have some fun after all). I turned my gaze back to the table.
"But you WERE the one who planned it right?" Mia suggested, "I thought so..." she finished before I had a chance to respond.
"Yeah ok..." I muttered and sighed.
"Hey everyone," Kim said as she walked up with her son in tow. Her son, Vance, I noted, looked just like Vincent, jet black hair and dark brown eyes. In the 15 years that had gone by, Vincent had found a cure for his curse, and was now fully human again. His body made him look like a middle-aged man. Almost exactly the same as before he became a guinnea pig for all the experiments he was put through.
"Hey Kim!" everyone said simultaneously said at the table, after a few shocked moments we all began laughing.
"Why dont you let Vance play over in the kiddie area? Yuffie is keeping an eye on them." Mia suggested.
"Really? Oh ok.. I'll be right back.." Kim said and walked over toward the small, fenced-off playground, where, sure enough, Yuffie was playing with Lea and Reno, my 6 year old son, named after his father due to the striking resemblence.
"Anyway, how have things been?"
~2 hours later~
The party was now in full swing, all of the kids and some adults had gotten into a game of hide-and-seek, which was fun to just watch. I joined in when it was Lily's turn to be Seeker. It was all fun, because we all seemed like children ourselves. Afterwards though, I walked back to the patio to rest in the shade.
"Hey Elena," said a cool voice from behind me, I turned and smiled.
"Hey Tseng, long time no talk. Whats it been... four years?" I replied.
"Five actually, but yes, it has been a long time." Tseng replied. I noticed his son standing next to him, who was staring at me with wide-misty eyes; the poor thing looked as if he had just been scolded.
"How have things been?" I asked as I glanced out at the field. I saw Leroy and Brett wrestling eachother and Lily, standing close by, was most likely the referee.
"Things have been good." Tseng replied.
"Why don't you go play with the others?" I asked Riku, who was eyeing the kids wrestling. I noticed that Lily had gotten in on the fight and I sighed, Lily was never one to be a girly-girl.
"I... don't... know...." Riku began, his voice quivering. I looked up at Tseng.
"He's shy." Tseng whispered and smiled.
"Just go out there, I'm sure that you'll fit in." Once I said that though I instantly regretted it. Lily was sitting on top of the two boys, and was shouting obscenities and insults at them. "Just like her father..." I muttered under my breath.
"But... I dont think... they'd like me..." Riku continued.
"Sure they will," I said with a smile. Riku shook his head and turned to Tseng.
"I'm going to find mother..." with a slight bow, he sped off.
"I didn't mean to offend him. I'm sorry." I said to Tseng.
"Nah, Don't worry about it, he's always like that. He's just like his mother." Tseng replied with a chuckle. I smiled, then somone called for Tseng. I realized it was his wife and I nodded, and we both went our seperate ways. I looked over at the wrestling match that was still going on. I rolled my eyes when Lily ran off and Leroy chased her across the field, Brett stayed sitting on the ground, laughing at what I assumed was a really peculiar insult that Lily had said to Leroy. I watched as Lily darted into the cover of some trees, and left Leroy wondering where she went. I felt something warm and inviting touch my waist and something nuzzling into my shoulder.
"Reno, please," I laughed. Reno rested his chin on my shoulder.
"You know... earlier I saw Lily and Leroy kissing," he said and rubbed my stomache a bit, "I just saw them run off into the cover if the bushes, and I know you did too..." He paused to nuzzle his face into my shoulder again, "I wonder what they're doing now..." A wave of shock washed over me.
"And you didn't stop them?" I blurted out.
"Easy babe, I was only kidding." Reno said with a smile. I pushed him away and stomped my foot.
"I've known you for 20 years now and you still haven't changed..." I muttered. Reno laughed.
"All for the sake of old times."
"Old times my ass." I saw Lily darting out of the cover of the trees now an running full speed toward Brett, who had gotten to his feet.
"I LOST HIM!!!" I heard her yell, "HE CAN'T CATCH ME!!!" She screamed loudly as Leroy appeared out of basically nowhere and jumped onto her back.
"PIGGY BACK RIDE!" He yelled. After he said this, Lily fell backward under his weight and with a loud scream from the both of them, they both hit the ground. Lily let out an aggrevated growl and sat on top of Leroy and began punching him repeatedly in the chest.
I couldn't help but laugh because everyone at the party looked in their direction. Reno smiled, "Those three are inseperable... like a family huh?"
"Make that... four," I said as Riku, who finally got his courage up, ran over. Brett was in the process of pulling Lily off of Leroy when he walked up. A conversation was exchanged between the kids and they all smiled. Then they all got into a calmer (and safer) game of catch.
"Mama!" A voice said and I felt something tugging on my pant leg. I looked down to see Reno, my son, looking up at me with tears in his eyes. Reno, my husband, looked down as well.
"Whats wrong sweetie?" I asked as I crouched down.
Reno held his finger up to me, there was a small cut on it. "I got a boo-boo..." He sniffed and wiped the tears from his eyes with his opposite hand.
"Well, let's just get that fixed up shall we?" I scooped my son up into my arms and began heading back to the house. Reno walking by me the whole way back.
I want to say this to Kimmeh-senpai... I apologize for the kid.
I really didnt ask her permission first before I made it that her character had a kid. XD I thought it would be better as a surprise.
Hope you enjoyed it!