A month later on an island retreat…
Kit Johnson looked up to the front of the circle on the beach to where the bride and groom were standing. Though her eyes were not for the groom but the man standing two people next to him. Mitsuhide was in a black tux which made his pale skin shine even more. He would steal looks in her direction every chance he got.
As the ceremony went on, he no longer wanted to be up there in front of everyone he wanted to have her tucked in safely next to him. He looked her in her pale dress and knew she was the most beautiful woman there. He sighed to himself with that knowledge.
As soon as he could break away from the crowd from taking pictures and giving the married couple well wishes before they made their way to the ruins of the castle for the reception. He made his way off to the side where he had watched her walk off too. Though her cousin was here along with Masamune, she had kept her distance from them for some unknown reason. He watched her as she stood near the cliff overlooking the ocean below.
“Ready for the reception, Mouse?” he asked as he made his way in back of her. She turned and smiled at him.
“Just a minute.” She said. “it isn’t every day you get to see a view like this.”
“Is there something else to see besides you?” he asked as he bent down and kissed her neck.
“Mitsuhide.” She said.
“What I only speak the truth.” He said , “All I see is you.”
“You hopeless.” She said.
“Why haven’t you been with your cousin, my love?” he asked.
“I really don’t want to hear about another wedding while at a wedding.” She said.
“It is a rather huge surprise that they are getting married. From what I heard, they have some time to figure it out.” He said with a deep chuckle.
“What do you mean?” she asked.
“They wanted a specific venue, and it was only open a year and a half from now. They decided to wait for that as they planned everything else.” He said softly.
“Well if that is what they want.” She said.
“Mouse I have a question for you?” he asked, and she looked at him. “Are you going to want to wait for something like that when I ask you to marry me?”
“No.,” she said with a smile.
“Then marry me.” He said.
“What?” she asked as her eyes went wide.
“The officiant is still here, and he said he would do the thing now and sign the papers later,” Mitsuhide said.
“You want to get married right now?” she asked.
“I can’t see a reason, not too.” He said.
“How about that is piggybacking off your friends wedding.” She said.
“No, it is for us. In this beautiful place.” He said softly. He was leading her in the direction to where the person was waiting for him.
“Hello, Miss Johnson.” He said as they reached him.
“Hello.” She said.
“One question before we start.” He said as he looked at her, “I just need to know that you are entering this arrangement from your own free will.”
“I am.” She said.
“Good.” He said as he looked at her and Mitsuhide. “Now, shall we begin?”
Ten minutes later, they stood face to face as the man pronounced then man and wife. They would have the papers for him to sign in a few days though he assured them that it was completely legal and they were man and wife.
“Come now, Mrs. Akechi.” He said as he tugged her to the reception.
“Dr. Akechi.” She said with a smile.
“Whatever my sweet wife.” He said with a grin.
They walked in, and they were going to be announced, and when their card was up, she was surprised by the fact that he had put it as he did. “Dr. and Mr. Mitsuhide Akechi.” They walked down the steps into the recessed ballroom, and people looked at them with wide eyes.
Lisha walked up and said, “What the hell?”
“It just happened.” Kit said with a laugh.
“Getting married doesn’t just happen,” Lisha said. “I didn’t know you two were that serious!”
“You know he moved into the house two weeks ago right?” Kit said.
“No,” Lisha said.
“Well, Lisha this isn’t my day, so stop making a big deal of it.” Kit said with a smile.
“Not your day?” Lisha asked.
“No.” Kit said with a smile. “it’s theirs.”
She smiled at the newlywed couple at the head of the room. It was because of them that she had even met Mitsuhide who had become the most important person in her life in a short period of time. A blind date she didn’t want to go on that lasted a total of a week because of the storm, but he left for one day and then came back the next night because he couldn’t sleep without her next to him.
He worked so hard on the case that really was the thing that brought them together. He found two people that were involved, and he found out it was about a research project not being funded. When the person was fired, he was not able to download his ideas from the mainframe. In the two years he made a plan to get into the building and get his research and make the company look like a laughing stock. When he was arrested for multiple charges Mitsuhide felt better about having her go to the building.
They would have lunch every day. He was also talking about sending his resume out to other small towns around them that were closer to her house. She was surprised by how fast everything was working out. Then again as she stood back and thought of everything as she looked around the elegant ballroom, nothing about her and Mitsuhide had been normal. She wouldn’t have changed a thing as she looked at him.
She now knew blind dates were not the worst thing in the world. She knew of one that lead her to the best thing in the world as she looked up to the man standing next to her as he looked down into her eyes she knew she was loved beyond reason.
Kat Thomas began her career in writing through a game. Though she was a simple writer and blogger for a short time, she was disappointed in the content that was coming out about the characters in an otome game. She began writing shorts for the characters in the game and soon she had a small following that began to request an actual book from her. This is how her journey began into becoming an author. She soon became the most prolific writer for the fandom while at the same time improving her craft.
In her personal life, she is married to her longtime husband of sixteen years who is the ultimate inspiration for the character Mitsuhide Akechi in her stories. She has four children, three daughters and one son who have also become involved with her stories and sometimes the concepts of the stories. She grew up in Southern New England though has lived all of the world as part of her job and her husbands career in the US Navy. Currently she lives in New Mexico
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