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The Starlight Rain Reception

Rikki and Suzy walked back down the aisle together and back into the back seat of the Rolls Royce. The chauffeur closed the door behind him and he walked back around to the front. He got in the driver seat and he drove the car off. They were heading for their wedding reception. It was at the fanciest hotel in Secret City. It was called 'Starlight Rain'. They had rented out the largest meeting hall it had and a few hotel workers were there finishing the set up. The wedding guests then immediately set off for the hotel after them. The car had to slow for the cross-country part of the way there, but the ride was still in supreme comfort. Rikki looked at Suzy.

"I like your hair," he said to her and she blushed.

"Thanks," she said sheepishly. She had started to let her hair grow long, so instead of the tomboyish short hair she usually had, it had a little bit of length to it and it flowed down to just below her shoulders and her bangs were just slightly longer but combed to the sides. Rikki had also let his grow out a little. He had his hair in longer spikes that framed his face and he had a long and thin ponytail lying down his back. "I like yours too."

"Thank you." They then kissed again as the car had made it onto the asphalt road leading to the city. Suzy leaned on him.

"I'm so glad we're married."

"Yeah, me too." He stroked her silky smooth hair. "We'll be together forever."

"Together?" she asked.

"Forever," he answered. Her eyes watered with happy tears. "We will never split up, or ever be split up. No other could ever come between us. Nothing can break our immortal love."

"Wow," she breathed. "You're so deep."

"And you my love, are the only one who can make it to the bottom."

"Aw," she laughed. "You're so sweet."

"Thank you, Suzy. Oh look," he pointed out the window. "We're here." The car had pulled in front of the Starlight Rain. The chauffeur parked the car and a door man stepped over and he opened the door. Rikki stepped out and he offered his hand to Suzy and she held his hand as she stepped out. They then held each others hands as they walked inside to the reception area. Somehow, the others had arrived there before they did.

"How'd you get here so fast?" Rikki whispered to his brother.

"It's a long story," Dan whispered back. "So don't ask." He didn't. "Alright everybody," Dan said to all the people, "our couple of the night has arrived." There was cheers and applause. Rikki looked around the room. All the food was laid out on tables along the left wall. All the food and drinks on the tables were overshadowed by the large 5-layer wedding cake. He looked back at Suzy and she looked up at him and they kissed. That's when the music started and the flashes from cameras lit the air.

A few hours into the reception.

People were chatting amongst each other and they were talking with Rikki and Suzy.

"I'm so happy to see you two finally married," Aoi said to them. "I knew it was going to be sooner or later."

"Oh, you did, did you?" Rikki asked with a jokingly sarcastic grin.

"Sure did," she said with a similar expression. Suzy laughed. She then felt a slight tug. It was Cass.

"Hey," Cass said with a smile.

"Hey, Cass, glad to see you here," Suzy said.

"All of the students are here."

"All of them?"

"Yeah! Everyone is here." A boy walked by their table.

"S'up," he said to Rikki. He looked vaguely familiar to him. "What, you don't recognize me?" Rikki stood and looked at him. He then snapped his fingers.

"Alkiviadis," he said and the boy smiled.

"Yep, that's me."

"How ya been doing?"

"Just fine. You?"


"That was rhetorical. I know how you're doing!" he laughed.

"Oh, you think you're so funny Alkiviadis."

"Please, mate, call me Alkiv." He then looked at Suzy. "And Susan, you look great."

"Thanks, Alkiv," she said with a nice smile. Alkiv smiled back and he walked off.

"See?" Cass asked. "I told you everyone was here."

"Well, you're not wrong," Rikki said sitting back down. He saw Aaron and Yin. "Hey, Aaron," he called. Aaron and Yin walked over.

"Hey, what's up?" Aaron asked.

"Glad to see you here."

"So am I."

"Yin, you did great," Suzy said to her ring-bearer.

"Thanks," Yin said, blushing slightly and rubbing the back of her head. "I was so nervous."

"You did great."

"Heh, heh. Thanks."

"Hey," Aoi piped in, sticking her head in the group, "I heard Jack saying that you two might be next," she motioned to Yin and Aaron. Aaron became red-faced.

"Next for what?" Yin asked. Aoi looked at her with an expression that read, 'Seriously?'. "Oh." She looked at Aaron and became red-faced as well.

"Aww, come on," Aoi said playfully, "don't deny it. We can all tell." She sipped her drink.

"I know," Yin said sheepishly, "It just that…" she trailed off, her face growing more red.

"We're not quite there yet," Aaron finished for her.

"Y-yeah, that."

"If you say so," Aoi said and she walked away with a skip.

"What's with her?" Aaron asked.

"Hey, she was just kidding," Suzy said.

"I'm both halves now, remember?"

"Oh, yeah."

"But hey, don't let me ruin your night. It's your time, not ours." Aaron took Yin over to the food tables.

"Aaron's right," Rikki said. "Let's not have our night ruined."

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