Epilogue: The Longest Day
He's asleep…finally. It took forever for him to calm down after the day's stressful events, not to mention how long it took me to keep him from choking the life out of Yuri for what she did, but exhaustion finally wore him out and now here we are lying on our couch. I swear this giant baboon of mine drives me crazy sometimes, but that's just Mugen for you.
My phone rings again for probably the umpteenth time since me and Mugen left the movies, and I reach into my pocket as fast as humanly possible to shut it off without waking Mugen, because that's all I need, a tired irate boyfriend nagging me again about taking off without him. Jeez, how long did our "little talk" last after we got home again? It had to of been at least two excruciatingly long hours until I managed to get him to call it quits for the day.
'We can talk more in the morning, baby.' That's what I had told him right after I'd kissed him roughly. And he seemed pleased at my forcefulness and that I used a term of endearment for him. He finally fell asleep but not before reminding me of our impending talk, which would take place first thing in the morning. So naturally, I was not looking forward to the next day. Strange how he always used to say that I'm the one that always wants to "talk." Now here he is pulling the same line on me, funny how things work out. I was beginning to see why Mugen always made a sour face at the prospect of having another little chat with me.
I check the caller I.D. and it tells me that its Yuri calling…again, probably still trying to apologize for the crap she pulled, I guess she must of got tired of sending all the unanswered text messages. I look at the I.D. again, but I decide to ignore it, and promptly set the phone on silent, because right now is our time, just mine and Mugen's. I look up at the ceiling and decide that I really have no interest in speaking with her right now, or anytime soon for that matter. But she and Shino are my best friends and eventually I'll have to hear her out, poor Shino will probably have to double as best friend and peace maker yet again, I seriously feel bad for Shino sometimes. Bless her heart, but at least she's got Jin to help her through the craziness.
My gaze shifts from the ceiling to Mugen, and I stop as I realize that I've been running my fingers through his course hair for quite a while now. He looks so content and I notice with a searing regret how baggy his eyes look, he's exhausted. Looking at him sleep you'd never believe how much of a mad man he is when he's awake. But when I think about it, I'm really no better.
Part of me is tempted to pull a lock of his hair for his overbearing behavior towards me but I reel myself back at the thought, and I once again do what I can to be understanding.
I smile as I notice how much he looks like a two year old with his head on my chest and his arms wrapped around my waist securely, as if I might disappear again. I'm pulled from my reverie as he wiggles against my body and I realize that even in his unconscious state, he is displeased that I have paused in my ministrations, and at the awareness of this pause, my fingers return to his hair to soothe and calm him. And once again his body stills with a pleased sigh. I can't help the satisfied smile that lights up my face at the realization of the simple pleasures he feels from the slightest touch I give him, even in his sleep.
For a moment I feel a knot form in my throat. God help me, I have so much love for this man. This loving, wild, beautifully insane man. I yawn as my eyes begin to droop and I lay my head back, but not before my hand reaches behind me to the sole source of light our apartment is currently receiving, and I tug on the switch to turn the lamp off.
We would definitely have our little talk in the morning, and I would make sure to tell him how crazy he makes me and just how much I love him. Yeah, that's definitely what I would do, maybe over pancakes…or French toast. Mmmm…toast.
Finally, it's done! Hooray! It only took a whole year later, but hey who's counting? Hope you all enjoyed, please review and tell me what you thought of the epilogue! Check out my other series of one-shots for MugenXFuu in the story titled Just You and Me.