Well I finished my first day of college and don't have any homework. Now to continue with this story.
Chapter 5: What Does the Future Hold
The Gang arrived back at Utena's house late that evening. Yurika came out to greet them as soon as they got home.
"So, how did it go? Did anyone suspect anything?" She asked as they exited the car. Utena shook her head.
"No, we weren't suspected, but we did have another problem." She told her aunt. Her aunt gasped at this.
"What problem did you have?" She asked in a worry. She clenched her fists in her worried state.
"That boy from my school who is a duelist, the one who challenged me last week showed up there looking for a rematch with me. Touga challenged him first though and beat him." Utena explained to her aunt.
"Well that's good." Her aunt said in relief. "You shouldn't worry me like that." Utena smiled at her aunt.
"I'm sorry, I'll try not to do it again." She said, "Now if you'll excuse us, we're all very tired after that long day." And with that, they all headed off to bed.
That night, after Utena and Anthy wore themselves out, Anthy cuddled up to Utena's shoulder.
"Hey Utena, what are your plans for the future?" She asked as she made herself comfortable. Utena smiled at her.
"Well I definitely want my future to include you." Utena told her. Anthy playfully whacked her in the chest.
"Silly, I mean what do you want to do? You got the power of the Rose Prince. What do you plan to do with it?" Anthy asked her. Utena was silent for a few moments after this.
"To be honest," She finally said, "I never really thought about that. I guess I just figured what ever happened, happened and I would just enjoy the ride." Anthy looked thoughtfully at her.
"Well I think you should think about that some more." She said. After a few minutes of silence, Anthy finally fell asleep, but Utena didn't. She couldn't stop thinking about what Anthy said.
'Plans for the future…' She thought, "Maybe it's time I finally do something about my future.'
The next morning, Utena decided to go for a walk with Juri. They walked in silence down the busy streets of Tokyo before Juri finally got fed up.
"OK, Utena, what did you drag me out here for anyways?" She asked in annoyance. Utena blushed a bit.
"Last night, Anthy was asking me what I planned for the future and it got me thinking." She told Juri, "I use to just think I would let the future happen, but now that I have Anthy by my side, I want to actually make plans for my future with her." Juri smirked at this and wrapped her arm around Utena shoulder.
"So, what is it that you have planed?" By now, Utena was blushing at full force.
"Well I was thinking, we spent all our time back at Ohtori engaged, and I never really took it seriously." She stopped in front of a jewellery store. "So I figured it was time to give her a proper engagement to me." Now, Juri was grinning like crazy.
"Damn, I'm so jealous of you right now. Well good luck." Juri said as she gave Utena a pat on the back. And with that, the two entered the store.
"May I help you ladies?" The sales clerk behind the counter asked. Utena face was beat red.
"Yes, I'd like to look at your engagement rings." She told the sales clerk shyly. The sales clerk just blinked at first.
"Is your boyfriend to cheap to buy you one?" She asked confused. "If he is, you shouldn't even bother with him and find yourself a real man." Utena just blushed harder.
"Er, no…" She muttered, "I'm actually the 'groom' in my relationship." The sales clerk was silent.
"But, same sex marriage isn't legal in Japan… is it?" She finally muttered. Utena scratched her head.
"Well no, it isn't, but I'm sure we'll find some way around it…" She muttered. The clerk stood there looking confused. Juri just sighed at what was going on.
"Will you just show her the rings already and stop judging her?" She shot at the clerk giving the poor woman her famous panther glare. The clerk gulped loudly.
"Yes, right, well if you look this this case her, you'll see all of our engagement rings." The clerk told Utena, who was still blushing. Utena slowly made her way over to the case and started to look at all the rings. Juri walked up beside her to look at the rings.
"See anything you like?" She asked the prince. Utena shook her head.
"Nothing in here really reminds me of Anthy. I want her to feel special when she looks at the ring and know that the ring was made for her. I want her to know how much I love her and that I'd do anything for her when she sees the ring. None of these have that feeling to them." Utena explained.
"But these are the only engagement rings we got, and they are quite expensive too. Most girls would kill to wear one of these." The sales clerk protested. Utena ignored her and started to look around at other rings. Suddenly she stopped at a particular ring.
"That ring, it's prefect! It reminds me of Anthy." Utena exclaimed as she stared at the ring. Juri ran over to look at it. This ring was a bird made out of diamonds. It has it's winds spread out. On it's back was a rose made out of ruby.
"You're right Utena, that does remind me of Anthy." Juri commented. Utena just nodded and turned to the clerk.
"I would like to buy this ring." She said. The clerk just blinked at her.
"But that's not an engagement ring, that's just a fashion accessory…" The clerk muttered. "Surely you want a better ring then that…" Juri cleared her throat in a warning tone, causing the clerk to gulp and move over to get the ring for Utena. "So, would you like it in a ring box?"
"Oh coarse I do." Utena said. The clerk ran the ring through and Utena paid for it. With that, Utena and Juri left the startled clerk behind.
That night, Utena sat by herself on the couch while everyone else got dinner ready. She planned to ask Anthy her question after dinner that night, at the table in front of her friends and aunt. She was so nervous about this. 'What if something goes wrong? What if she says no? What if my aunt freaks out? What if I stutter a lot and make a complete ass of myself?' These thoughts circled through her head and wouldn't go away. Juri walked over to her.
"Stop worrying Utena, everything will be fine." She told her. Utena didn't say anything. Her aunt finally came out to tell her dinner was ready. Utena just sat on the couch frozen. Juri sighed and gave her a pat on the back.
"Go for it Utena." She encouraged. Yurika just blinked as her niece slowly got up.
"What's going on? What are you planning, Utena?" She asked.
"You'll find out tonight." She told her. Utena took a deep breath as she prepared herself. She walked over to the table and had her heart start to beat faster at the sight of Anthy setting the table. She stood there gazing at her for a minutes, before Anthy finally looked up at her.
"Utena, is something wrong?" Anthy asked her girlfriend as she made her way over. Utena just blushed.
"Er, nothing's wrong, Anthy. I was just admiring your beauty." She told Anthy. Anthy smiled as she tipped up to give Utena a kiss on the lips.
"Thank you for the compliment, Utena, now sit down and eat your food. I prepared it especially for you." Anthy told her. Utena smiled.
"Thanks, Anthy." She said as she took her place at the table. The others then came in and took their place too. Utena found it hard to eat the food Anthy had made for her, not because the food was bad, Anthy had actually gotten quite good at cooking. It was because she was so nervous. Anthy noticed this.
"Utena, is something wrong? You've hardly touched your dinner? Am I really that bad of a cook?" Anthy asked, "If that is it, I'm so sorry."
"Er, no, Anthy, you're cooking is delicious!" Utena blurted out, "I just have something else on my mind…"
"Just do it, Utena." Juri told her. Utena gulped loudly.
"What is it, Utena, what's on your mind?" Anthy asked her.
'Well it's now or never.' Utena thought to herself and she pulled the ring box out of her pocket and held it up to Anthy. Anthy's eyes grew wide at the box.
'Is that what I think it is?' She wondered. "Utena, what is this?" Utena slowly opened the box to let Anthy and the table see.
"Anthy, will you marry me?" Utena finally asked. Anthy sat still as she stared at the ring in front of her for a few moments. Utena panicked. 'Damn, she's not saying anything? Is she mad at me? Is she going to say no?' Anthy's lips finally moved.
"Yes." She muttered. She then smiled. "Oh god, yes!" She said louder. Before Utena had a chance to react, Anthy flung herself onto Utena, knocking them both to the floor, as she kissed Utena all over the face and her hands roamed all over Utena's body. Miki blushed heavily at the sight since he was sitting right beside them. Nanami then coughed quite loudly.
"You two do know we're still here, right?" She asked them. The two on the floor blushed.
Later that night, after having wild sex, Utena and Anthy were laying in bed just enjoying being with each other.
"So, Utena, what were you planning for our wedding?" Anthy asked her. Utena looked up nervously at this question.
"Actually, I have no idea what to do for a wedding, or even where to have it. And then there's the fact that Japan doesn't allow same sex marriage." Utena rambled. Anthy giggled at her.
"Well I was thinking, I would like to go see my parents and get married there." Anthy said.
"That sound lovely." Utena said. She was silent for a moment until what Anthy said fully sunk in. "What?! You're parents are alive? Where are they?" Anthy giggled at her now fiancé.
"My dad moved to India with my mom. I didn't get to go with them and I've always wanted to see India." Anthy said. Utena smiled at her.
"Well if you want to go to India, we'll go to India." Utena told her. Anthy looked up at her with hope in her eyes.
"Really?" She asked. Utena nodded. "Oh Utena!" With that Anthy jumped on top of Utena and started kissing her.
To Be Continued…
Wow, I can't believe I managed to write this with all the writer's block I've had tonight. Please leave a review!