Saving Tsui-Ling from the summoners put me in an almost bright mood that only got better after she accepted my marriage proposal, until two days before our wedding when we received a letter from the Japanese MPD asking for our assistance in their country. Apparently word had spread that Tsui-Ling and I were the Contractors of Water and Wind respectively.
"Kazuma, please, calm down," Tsui-Ling tried to calm me, "It'll be fine."
I snorted, "It will not be fine! You know why I avoid jobs in Japan like the plague." I sank down onto the couch behind me.
My fiance sat next to me with a gentle smile and ran her hand across my cheek, "I do know why and that's why it will be fine, because I know the hardships and betrayals you faced in that country. It will be fine, because I'll be there with you when you face them again."
"Thank you, Tsui-Ling," I offered her a small smile as she beamed at me.
"Now, banish those dark thoughts from your head and help me put the finishing touches on our wedding," my soon-to-be-wife ordered with a tone that brokered no argument.
I laughed. I would never admit it out loud, but I loved this part of Tsui-Ling. I loved how she could always make me laugh, even when my thoughts took a dark turn. Without her I would be lost as she was what kept me grounded and now she was about to be tied to me for eternity. To say I was happy would be an understatement.
I reined in my thoughts and followed my binder wielding fiance to the nearby church. If she had anything to say about it I would be quite busy for the rest of the afternoon.
A/N: More to come later if I have good reviews.