*Author's note*

I don't wanna delay any longer…So this is really the last chapter. I'm not really sure if I'll put an epilogue but it'll probably be short. And I think I can put it all in this chapter instead. Well sorry if the last one was an annoying cliffhanger. But I just had to make it like that. I hope to everyone who actually is reading this, that you won't be disappointed with the results. So, hope you enjoy.

Chapter 27-The…

"We have gathered here today…" was all Haruhi caught in her ear before her attention was completely diverted somewhere else. Looking for something, anything that could stop this…

"Haruhi Fujioka and Kyouya Ootori" she managed to hear. Only a few more minutes before the words that would kill her would soon be said.

A few more words were read concerning about matrimony, its sacredness etc. Then the reader's eyes were on Haruhi. Looking her straight in the eyes, His piercing blue eyes focused on her reply to the words…

"Do you, Haruhi Fujioka, take Kyouya Ootori to be your lawfully wedded husband, to promise to love and support him, In sickness or in health, for rich or for poor, for better of for worse, forever?" (Are those the right lines? I'm not really sure…)

"I don't" she simply stated…The blue eyes widened to double proportions. And everybody started murmuring…Yuuki smiled…

Up a floor…

Kimiko heard her answer clearly and that made her rage almost uncontrollable. The priest looked up at her…and she signaled something…

Back to them…

"Then, um, do you Kyouya Ootori take Haruhi Fujioka to be your lawfully wedded wife to love and support her, in sickness or in health, for rich or for poor, for better or for worse, forever?" The minister tried to say in the calmest and orderly fashion he could at the moment.

"Of course…" Kyouya suspended his answer for awhile…

"I don't" pushing his glasses back again. And giving a faint wink to Haruhi, She smiled back.

"This is all a misunderstanding" a powerful voice said. It came from the upper floor of the church. Kimiko stood up laying both her hands on the reigns and looked down as if she were a queen dictating and commanding her servants and subjects.

"They are just both having a moment of confusion" she said with a faint smirk.

"In truth, they both want each other more than anyone can imagine" she continued as if the words were a fact.

"Isn't that just you and your ego, Kimiko-sama" the –sama seemed to be in a mocking mode. Kimiko sharply stared down…at the person who dared to insult her.

Kurosaka, huh?

Yuuki didn't react in any way to the death glare except a small smirk then she faced the priest.

"Sir, I believe many else oppose to this marriage, besides the two parties…"

The priest pondered on her words for awhile then proclaimed…

"To those who oppose to this union please raise your hand…"

Without hesitation Yuuki, Kyouya and Haruhi raised their hands…Then they turned around to observe the other guests. Yuuki's parents and Kaname were the first to raise their hands…Other's started murmuring…some raised their hands while others were still hesitant. With Kimiko, sitting back down, not making any move to raise her hand. Some people raised their hand when she was out of eyeshot. Only a few still kept their stubborn hands down.

"Thank you" the priest finished as everyone put their hands down as fast as they had raised them.

Then his attention was again on the almost couple. He smiled at Haruhi…

"Your refusal was very strong, why is that?"

"Nothing much"

Seeing that he couldn't get much more of an answer from her, Kyouya was next.

"Simple, it's merit less"

"We have gathered here today, for a wedding, so is there no wedding?"

"Obviously, yea-"

"THERE WILL BE A WEDDING!" A voice shouted in an outraged voice.

Kimiko was up and about again. She glared at the audience, as she resumed her position.

"My authority is stronger than any of these people; they will wed right now and here!"

Old hag! Haruhi thought.

"Kimiko-san, if both parties do not agree and as do their parents or guardians don't then the wedding is without a doubt null and void. But it is true that if the guardians agree…"

"That isn't fair" Haruhi said.

"That is one law that they must change" Haruhi continued but it was in a whisper so only a few could hear

The priest sighed out of the stress and everything that was happening…

"Right now, only 95 people oppose to this marriage…For it to be as much as an authority, it must be 100 people all in all…"

"No way!" Yuuki retorted as Kaname went near her and held her shoulders together.

"Then the wedding can proceed!" Kimiko stated.

"No it won't" a different voice said. As someone stood on the door…Haruhi's eyes widened this time out of relief…as the person she was expecting for a long time stood at the door…

"I oppose to this marriage…" he said walking down the isle wearing a white suit. His attention on Haruhi

Kyouya smirked, Yuuki smiled at Kaname, Haruhi didn't speak nor look him in the eye, Kimiko glared.

"He's an outsider" she retorted

"That is true, but young man, what is the reason for this opposition?" the priest asked with curiosity overwhelming him more than his duties.

"Because, I'm in love with the bride" he said his eyes not leaving Haruhi for a second…Murmurs started again from the crowd.

And that forced Haruhi to look at him…

"I'm inquiring if she loves me too…"

"No comment…" Haruhi said right away.

"That still doesn't count...you still need a few more people to make it valid" Kimiko struggled, Trying not to lose momentum.

"We also oppose!" two voices almost the same said…

"Us too!" one other said…

Haruhi recognized those voices even with her eyes closed…as Hikaru, Kaouru, Mori and Honey approached them…They smiled at her…Haruhi thought she would never see them again.

"Haru-chan!" Honey said, Mori smiled and the twins winked in unison…

They heard a small and light sort of amused chuckle from the priest…as he cleared his throat…

"Then let's just say…there was never a wedding…"

Then from the upstairs room everybody heard a loud slam/bam of the door.

Some people out of boredom exited the room immediately…those distant relatives but some gave their congratulations and praised Tamaki for his courage and sincerity typically he accepted them graciously.

Then there was a time when only everyone in the host club was there…along with Yuuki and Kaname…after awhile Yuuki decided to leave and flashed Haruhi a thumbs up and a smile. Haruhi did the same without the wink though…

"Haru-chan, I missed you!" Honey said giving Haruhi a hug that literally knocked her out of her feet…and she and Honey fell to the ground…Luckily there was a thick carpet that cushioned their fall…

Haruhi wrapped her small arms around him…murmuring…

"Honey-sempai…"

Mori helped both of them up as he ruffled Haruhi's hair…Tamaki thinking it was finally his turn approached Haruhi…

"Haruh-"

Before he could continue the twins approached her…

"Haruhi!"

"We missed you!" They said in unison one more time before crying their eyes out.

"Geez…stop acting like babies!" she tried to sound strict…

Tamaki wanted to do his usual drama, and then decided to wait…

The twins were finished, Honey-sempai and Mori-sempai…

That only leaves…

"This was quite an interesting show you put up…" a voice said…

"Kyouya…"

Kyouya had his usual cool smile…as he was the second to the last to approach his almost-bride…but his eyes were focused on his pocket he seemed to be cupping for something…

"Here…" he slowly opened his palm…it revealed an object that was all too familiar to Haruhi…

It was none other than the stringed cherry blossoms that caught Haruhi's attention in China…

"Uh, thank you?" Haruhi wasn't sure how to reply…

"See ya…" as Kyouya walked away his silhouette barely visible in the sun.

+-Flashback-+

Yuuki approached Kyouya…

"Four eyes"

Kyouya didn't even turn around…

"What?"

"Take this…"

Not expecting anything important he extended his free hand…

He took a little peek…then couldn't help but ask…

"Why?"

Yuuki went ahead of her in boarding the plane…

"To test you, when the right time comes, will you give that to her?

"What if I don't?"

"Then that just proves a whole new something…"

"All passengers please board…at once…"

The pilot said over the speakers…

+-End of Flashback-+

Then the other host club members looked at each other and all looked at their so-called 'king'

"Eh?" Tamaki said out loud…what was all the staring for?

"Haruhi…we'll look around…" Hikaru said making his way to the door with Kaouru at his tail…

"Um, I think I left my Usa-chan at the car we took…" Honey said dragging Mori away…

Haruhi looked at their direction, the twins wanting to explore? And Honey leaving his rabbit somewhere…that was strange…

Although Tamaki understood right away…he hoped Haruhi comprehended even a bit or else this was going to be harder…

"What's wrong with them, they're acting strange?" Haruhi said raising an eyebrow finally looking at Tamaki.

"You really don't get it do you" Tamaki said as he drew closer to her.

"Huh?"

"They wanted to give us time alone" Tamaki stated as he wrapped his arms around her…Haruhi froze…

"W-What are you doing?"

No reply…

"Hey, let go…"

Still no reply…not even a sound…

"Tamaki…"

She finally heard something that made her equally quiet…

"I missed you"

Without hesitation, she faced him…and buried her face…no more like to hide her face in his clothes…

"Are you going to cry on my shirt?" Tamaki joked with amusement…

Haruhi instantly raised her face…and her eyes narrowed…then childishly she stuck her tongue out…

Tamaki chuckled lightly…

"Can you close your eyes?" Haruhi asked unsure of her words…

Expecting something, as in that something, Tamaki obliged…then he felt something on his palm…wondering what was that he queried…

"Can I open them?"

"Yeah" Haruhi replied…

His eyes traveled directly to his palm…there was a cherry blossom…necklace? He instantly stared at Haruhi…

"It's not what you think"

"I didn't buy that" Haruhi said again…

"It was just something that Kyouya-sempai saw" Haruhi made an effort to explain…

"I just looked at it for awhile then maybe he-" it was cut off by a short kiss…as Tamaki already had the necklace on his neck…not breaking away he put the identical necklace on Haruhi's palm on her neck…as his hands stayed there…Haruhi was shocked then she ended up…

Blushing…out of shock and everything…

"I finally got you to be like that" Tamaki smiled…and winked…then he looked elsewhere maybe a bit embarrassed by his own actions…

"Ne, Tamaki-SEMPAI?"

"Eh. Why the sudden-" Tamaki didn't like the usual formalities…before Haruhi pressed her lips on his…in a strong but short kiss…Tamaki had streaks of blushed on his cheeks as he looked at Haruhi…his head down…

She had her tongue stuck out…

"Serves you right…

"That was payback"

"You sure got me there" Tamaki said…

Ending up here on this day when all this joking around would come again seemed so unbelievable…it was a long road…but maybe just maybe…this is finally (maybe not long but maybe not too short either…)

The happily ever after…

+-END-+

*Author's note*

It took a long time to write this, I started it out pretty early but I wasn't able to post it or finish it. It was a bit short on events and corny even I'll try to post the epilogue soon…it would give it a better ending I guess…well..see ya…sorry for the very very very very late late late late late late update…