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Watashitachi no Yume no Uchi (Our Dream House)
By Keiichi "Kei" Masaki

 

Watashitachi no Yume no Uchi

(Our Dream House)

 

A Tenchi Muyo! fanfic by Keiichi Masaki

(, )

 

Tenchi and company belong to Pioneer, AIC, TV Tokyo, etc.

 

Summer, AD 1979

 

"Ah, Masaki-kun." Matsudaira Kiichi smiled over his protégé's shoulder. "How's everything?"

Masaki Nobuyuki looked back over his shoulder and smiled back at his mentor. "Just fine, Matsudaira-sempai. Oh, by the way, thanks a lot for letting me design that new building."

"No problem. After all, you are one of the most promising young architects in our firm." Matsudaira's eyes swept across Nobuyuki's desk and fell upon a framed picture. In it, a beautiful woman with dark hair and gentle features smiled while holding a baby boy. "So, this must be the little lady, huh? No wonder you're such a devoted family man."

Nobuyuki grinned. "Yep, that's my Achi-chan. And that's our son, Tenchi."

Matsudaira stroked his beard. "Heaven and earth... that's an unusual name for a child."

"Blame it on my father in law. I think it fits him, though."

"Ah, I see... hmm, this is interesting." The older man indicated a well-worn sketch taped to one of the desk's upper shelves. It was of a house--a rather large one, not unlike the designs that so plagued American suburbs (on the other hand, the Amerika-jin had the room for houses like that). "Nice house."

"Oh, that." Nobuyuki blushed. "That's a house I designed back in high school... it's sorta my wife and I's dream house."

"Oh, really?" Matsudaira sounded intrigued.

"Yep. A lot of the features--like the red roof and windows on the top floor--were Achika's idea." A wistful sigh escaped his lips. "What I wouldn't give to be able to build this house for her someday..."

"You really love her, don't you?" Matsudaira asked suddenly.

The question took Nobuyuki by surprise, but there was no hesitation in his answer. "Yes, I do."

"I tell ya what... how would you like the company to pay for the building of this 'dream house' of yours?"

This question was even more of a surprise than the last. "It'd be great... but what's the catch?"

Matsudaira laughed and clapped his younger colleague on the shoulder. "Just keep up the good work. Hell, at this rate, you'll be in my position before too long, so why shouldn't we keep our most promising designers happy?"

Nobuyuki laughed along with him. He couldn't wait to get home and tell Achika. Kimi... our dream is finally coming true...

Winter, present day

 

Long after the rest of the household had retired, Masaki Nobuyuki sat in the darkened living room. Tomorrow would be Christmas, but he had received his present early.

More accurately, his son had received his present early.

Kiyone had accepted the engagement ring happily--the ring that Nobuyuki had proposed to Achika with a quarter-century before. Before Achika had died, she had given the ring to Tenchi and made him promise to only give it to the woman he wanted to spend his life with. Tenchi had been as good as his word, and the future Kiyone Masaki would be safe and sound in his arms tonight--and every night from now on.

When Nobuyuki looked at Tenchi and Kiyone, he felt almost as if he were watching himself and Achika when they were young again. He wished them the same happiness.

Somehow, he knew they'd find it.

He sighed. Achika had been a wonderful wife, but she had taken to motherhood like a cabbit to carrots. She had always wanted to have more children, but he had insisted on waiting... for what, he had no idea anymore.

This house... their house... was meant to ring with the sound of children's laughter. At least, it finally would--even if they were Nobuyuki and Achika's grandchildren instead of children.

Nobuyuki stepped onto the porch and raised his saucer of saké to the snowy sky. Well, kimi, our dream is still alive, even now... I hope that you're looking down from heaven and smiling at us right now.

 

OWARI

 

A belated Merry Christmas, minna-san. Yes, this is a side story for For the Love of Kiyone. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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