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   Chapter 50 Under the Sakura

Under the Sakura By Elria Cortez Characters: 7768

Updated: 2018-12-09 21:58

Sachie opened her eyes after 30 hours, and the moment she did, the first face that she saw was Kaname's.

The moment that she met his eyes, her heart began to beat rapidly, and she felt like she was about to have a heart attack. But she didn't. Before she realized what happened, she was already crying.

Kaname's eyes reddened as well, and he embraced her ever so lightly.

"Sachie, welcome back, my love."

Sachie kept on crying for a while, and when she stopped, she asked him.

"Kaname, how long have I been unconscious?"

"Seven days, " Kaname answered.

Sachie did not respond for a while. Then, she remembered her baby, and Yousuke.

"Where is my baby? Where is Yousuke?"

Kaname wiped the tears on her cheeks.

"Our baby is sleeping soundly on the nurse station. He is a healthy baby boy, and is waiting for you to name him."

Sachie felt like she was mishearing things. He said 'our baby', right?

With her confused looks, Kaname smiled at her in an apologetic manner. Then he began to tell her the truth, from the moment that Yousuke asked him to sleep with her on their wedding night, to their agreement to made her pregnant. Sachie could not believe it at first.

No wonder she was always feeling that Yousuke was acting strangely, and that he tasted different when they made love, and when they just kissed.

"Where is Yousuke?" she asked again.

Kaname looked at her with anguish in his eyes, she felt afraid and her heart began to beat faster, "Kaname, "

"Yousuke is…" he touched her hand, his voice quivered, and placed that hand on top of her heart. "He is now a part of you Sachie. He is now living within you."


Two weeks after, Sachie was able to go out of the hospital. They already named the baby, and his name was Yousuke.

The first place that she went to was at Yousuke's family house. There, his parents gave her the urn that contained Yousuke's ash, and as Yousuke requested, Kaname scattered his ash on the ocean, along with Sachie. They offered a silent prayer for him, that wherever he maybe, to be in complete rest.

After that, they went to the old house of Yukio and Andrea, with the baby Yousuke in Sachie's arms, and they called Hiro and Ivy to go there as well.

When they arrived at the house, Sachie received the letter that Yousuke left for her.

Sachie, I am now a part of you. I am not sorry for giving up my life so you can live. That's how much I love you, and I would be happy if you decide to be honest to yourself and live together with Kaname. We were never married, Sachie. Sorry for deceiving you. I never submitted our marriage certificate to the city hall, so you are free to marry Kaname. Your first man is him, and the father of your child is him. The only thing left is for you to get married. Be happy for me Sachie. Don't be sad nor be guilty for me, I was terminally ill, and I don't want to see myself being a burden to anyone. At least in this way, I was able to still be with all of you. Sayonara, aishiteimasu. (Goodbye, I love you.)

Sachie wept silently on Kaname's shoulders. Yousuke has been the best man who tried to grant all her dreams. Even at his last times, he has been thinking about granting her wishes, and the least she could do is to live according to how he would want her to live.

With her one true love, Kaname.


One year after Yousuke's ash was scattered on the ocean, on the month of March, Sachie and Kaname were married in a traditional Japanese' way. Baby Yousuke was then one year old, and he already started walking.

The days passed by too fast, and on their first anniversary, Sachie became pregnant. Kaname decided to take her and Yousuke on a picnic. They went to the Inokashira park, and rode the swan boat while admiring the cherry trees, and the reflection of the cherry blossoms on the water.

Yousuke was so excited.

At lunch, they went to the Yoyogi Park, and Sachie was reminded how she and Yousuke also went here when they were just newly married. She smiled to herself, and touched her heart as she looked at Kaname, Kaname was busy preparing their food against the piece of cloth that he placed on the grasses.

She wondered why her love for Kaname never changed even though it was already Yousuke's heart which is beating in her chest. If there was any change at all, she felt that she is now loving him in a more intense manner. She thought that it was because Yousuke has treated Kaname as his best friend, so his feelings for him has been passed down on her.

She smiled in satisfaction and contentment.

Thank you so much, Yousuke.

Then, she noticed that her baby has gone away. She noticed that Yousuke was talking with a stranger not too far from them. She walked towards them.

"Yousuke, " she called her son as she got near them.

Her eyes widened in utter surprise when the stranger turned and looked at her. Sachie's hand went to her chest, and her face became pale as if she had seen a ghost.


The man, who looks at her with a calm expression, smiled at her. And she knew that he must be Yousuke.

But how? He was supposed to be dead. He was cremated, and his ash was scattered on the sea by Kaname.


Sachie turned at the woman's voice. She looked like a professional woman with her trench coat and elegant make-up with a girl abut 5 or 6 years old with her. She hooked her arms on the man standing in front of her who looked like Yousuke in every aspect.

"Oh, you were meeting friends?" The woman asked the man.

The man smiled at the woman, and shook his head.

"I saw this little boy trying to pick some cherry flowers so I helped him." Then the man turned towards Sachie, "You must be her mother?"

Sachie nodded, her voice seemed to have been caught at her throat. Who is this man?

The man bowed at her.

"I am Ryouji Amano, and this is my wife, Noriko Amano. And this is our daughter, Rina."

He is not Yousuke. Of course, you fool. You have seen the pictures of the wake, it was Yousuke on that casket.

Sachie managed a small smile.

"My name is Sachie Hill. This is my son, Yousuke." She said, and noticed that the man's eyes somehow turned a shade darker. He looked at the boy, who is now holding Sachie's pinky finger.

The man squatted in front of Yousuke and patted his little head.

"Grow up to be a good man…Yousuke." He said.

The three went away, and Sachie went back to where Kaname is, with Yousuke in her arms. She can't shake the feeling about the man who has an uncanny similarity with Yousuke, as if they were identical twins.

Kaname noticed her pale expression.

"Darling, what's wrong?" He asked, worried about her condition.

Sachie shook her head, and smiled.

They just look the same, Sachie. Of course, there is no way that Yousuke is alive, because his heart is beating inside you.

With that in mind, she finally returned to her old cheerful self.

Not too far from them, Noriko told Rina to go back at their place, as she looked intently at Ryouji. Ryouji remained silent since then, as if in deep thought.

"Something on your mind, Ryouji?" she asked.

He looked at her indifferently, then answered.

"I just saw them, and they are happy. Just as I wanted them to be." He answered.


Hi everyone, Sachie and Kaname's story ended now. As you might notice, Yousuke is still alive, but the details are not in this story. I may write about it in the future, once I found some motivation to do so. For now, I will release the MENDING THE SHADOW within this week, which is the story of Ken, from BREAKING THE ICE.

Thank you so much for your time and support, and please leave your comments about what you think with UNDER THE SAKURA. – Elria Cortez

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