When I walked into her room and she was looking at the same cards that she used to convince me of her gift that way I would allow her help in tracking Van down when the Zachbach, came and took him when he played decoy so we could get away, she blew on them trying to get the dust off of them.
“You stopped doing readings?” I think I scared her for she almost dropped all of her cards but three of them did fall, and whatever they were, she could no longer stand. I was so scared when she could no longer stand I rushed over to her, but I was unsure what to do.
“Allen…” and the her tears start to roll. As she started to cry my heart for once when I was around her my heart felt torn, for I love Malerna, but when I am with Hitomi, everything is different. Like before my heart is at peace with her, except for now, I’m angry at Van and sad for Hitomi, because she is hurting and I have no idea how to fix it.
“What’s wrong Hitomi?” I runs over and fall to my knees.
“Van, isn’t mine, and whoever he has been with, is pregnant.” my eyes widen. “The same card that came up when I did Prince Chid’s fortune, that is how I kind of knew before you told me that you were his biological father, came up for Van, except it was reversed meaning that he cause such an act, not that he is the result of it.” I glared at the cards, and but when I look at her all I felt was love.
“I know who he is with, and you won’t like it, so I won’t tell you, but I will say this, the offer that I made you years ago, before the final battle begun, and you return here.” It took her a bit to remember what I was talking about, but then finally she did. I wants her to remember my proposal.
“What about Malerna?“
“I am only her knight, and she is married to Dryden.”
“Wait they got remarried?”
“Of course, he is handsome man, who actually cares about her, unlike me, who sees her older sister in here.” She shook my head, and went to what she wanted to know more, than about the love life of Princess Malerna.
“I will give you my answer but first I want you tell me, who is his Mistress.” She looked at me and I could see the pain and anger in her eyes as well as a side of coldness, a part of her that has no feelings and doesn’t care who she hurts. I looked down and said one name, the name that will come to haunt her and I for the rest of our lives.
“Merle.” With that she grabbed those three cards and when into her mother’s main room, and looked at her. She slowly got up and walked to the front room where Merle is sitting on Van’s lap, and he is holding her, talking and having fun with her mother. “Mom.” she looked at me shocked.
“I’m not marrying Van, but I’m marrying Allen.” Her mother looked so confused that if this wasn’t such a serious matter it would have been comical. That is when suddenly Van suddenly jumps up and draws his sword at Hitomi. With is actions I draw mine to attempt to protect her.
“Why?” She through the three cards down at his feet.
“Well I know about you and Merle, and what Merle is carrying, and that you only wanted me to be your queen for my power.” He looks at Merle and she rubs her stomach. “Make her your queen. Allen is a knight of the old code, he may have done a few mistakes, but I would gladly take them as my own. Now I am ready to go home, to Palas, in Asturia.” She looks at me, and take a step backwards into my arms, which kind of surprised me. “At least Allen is a Man, not a coward of a boy.” with that she walks outside, and Van throws me her pendent, I go back to Hitomi’s old room and grabs the rest of her tarot cards, and then back to the front room for the other three, and I look at Hitomi’s mother.
“Ma’am I’m a knight of Calie, and since I met your daughter I have always wanted to marry her. I always have and always will take care and protect your daughter, Hitomi. This I somenly swear on my title, and name.” I bowed my head till she spoke.
“Knight of Calie, I accept your oath of protection for my daughter, just make her happy. That is all I ask, since she came back the last time, she was never the same, and she was never happy. I look at her, and I could see the tears in her eyes. “That is also what I want Ma’am, I want to make her happy.” with that and everyone in tow, there was Hitomi, seeming cold and heartless even though all of us knows she’s not, but Van has hurt her beyond anyone’s imagination, but I know its wrong to think this way but I’m kind of happy that he screwed up because that gives me a chance. Everyone grabs one of Hitomi’s bags and uses their other hand to touch Hitomi, while she summons the pillar of light to take us all back to Fanielia.