It's been three years since the wall fell, and three years since I last saw him. And in these three years, I realized that I don't just admire him, or look up to him, I love him. It may be crazy, but it's true.
I heard a knock at the door, and my mom's voice say, "Sion, sweetie, can you open the door please?"
"Go away, mom!" I yell back, flopping down on the bed, crying into my pillow.
"Honey, I'm coming in anyways," she resonds, and opens the door somehow, with all that clothing, and food in her hands. "Look honey, he'll be back soon, I promise."
"Mom, you've been saying that for three years now! He's not coming back!" I yell, continuing my crying.
She closes the door as she walks into the small apartment, which used to be Nezumi's. "Look, sweetie. I know that you miss him. But you also need to remember that you'd promised him that you wouldn't get like this."
"I know, mom. But I just, I haven't seen him in so long, and I miss him so much," I respond, wiping the tears from my eyes.
"Hey, guess who I found today?" my mom says, smiling at me.
"Nezumi!?!" I say, perking up a bit.
"No.... Cravat gave me a note. Want to see?" she says. holding up a larger pill casing, most likely containing a message similar to those Nezumi sent years ago to my mom when we were in what used to be the west district.
"Yes!" I say, sitting up to look at my mom.
"Alright, here you go, Shion," she laughs, tossing me the pill casing.
I catch it, and open it, almost tearing the paper inside. I read it, and it says 'Hey Mrs. K, how's Sion doing? I'm on my way to the western province (that's what the West District's called). Please make sure to tell Sion, and get him 'ready to meet me,' okay? Well, I'll be there in about 3 days, okay? Take care, Nezumi'
"Nezumi's coming home?!?!" I yell.
"It looks as if it's a yes," she laughs.
I smile, and get off the bed. "I'm going to go take a shower, okay mom?" I say.
"Oh! Here are some clean clothes and some food. You have an icebox now, right?" she answers, handing me the clothes and food.
"Yeah, I do," I respond, walking over to the darker corner where the State-Of-The-Art electronic icebox sits. I put the cold stuff in there, and the bread from mom's bakery into the cupboard.
I pick the clothes back up, and go into the bathroom. I take a shower, making sure to wash my face and hair well. After I shower, I shave off the stubble growing on my chin, and emerge with my clothes on.
"Surprise," I hear Inukashi shout.
"Inukashi!" I yell, giving the now-developed *you know where* LADY.
"Hey, weak-ass. How're you doing? I heard the rat's coming home in a few days," she says.
"I'm so excited! By the way, how's Hiroshi doing?" I respond.
"He's doing fine. He's started walking already, and he actually kicks my husband," she says, laughing. "Hey, look, you shaved!" she then said, breaking the silence.
"Ah! Yeah, I have. I'm just really excited about Nezumi coming home," I respond, a sad smile on my face.
"Well, we all are. That rat hasn't been been home for 3 years."
Alright, so the next chapter will have NEZUMI!!!!!!!!! and a lot of smut, kisses, and FANGIRLABLE moment.