Forget what I said about the car ride to the lake, the ride back was definitely worse.
I sat in the back seat next to Hana, who was humming along to a song on her music player. The last week of the time at the lake had gone by in the blink of an eye, and I was beginning to really hate myself for keeping the secret of her having to move from her.
This week was easily the best of my life. We had done a bunch of other fun things not limited to swimming, bowling, movies, and even some water skiing. Hana and I were as close as ever, but she was soon going to be torn away from me.
It was especially interesting the fact that I could now change her with my eyes about closed. She had insisted I needed to practice, and I surely didn't mind admiring her beautiful body several times a day. Aside from regular things, we had several opportunities to show love to each other, almost reaching the point of breaking abstinence. We would always catch ourselves, though.
We pulled into the driveway of Hana's house, and sure enough, my black Audi was waiting in the front. We stepped out, and Amber opened the trunk to grab the suitcases and crap.
"I got 'em." I said, grabbing both mine and Hana's. Amber managed to grab the last two things left in the trunk as Hana and I approached the door. Hana unlocked the door with her key, and before she could open it, the door swung open by itself.
"Baby sis! It's so good to see you!" A large man no older than twenty-five grinned as he scooped her up in his arms.
"H-hibiki!? What on earth are you doing here?! I thought you were still in the army!"
The man, Hibiki, laughed loudly. "I'm on leave for a long time, sis! Come on in," He turned to me. "Let me get one."
He took Hana's bag from me as I stepped inside, putting all of stuff on the ground near the stairs. Hibiki was a large man, very muscly, and his brown hair was messy and unkept.
He led us to the living room where Hana's mom and dad were sitting, and another woman was sitting on a leather chair. She had blonde hair, was skinny, and was all-around very beautiful.
"Darling Hana, how are you?" She said as she scooped her in her arms.
"I'm good, Amy. Can you two tell me why you're here?" Hana asked questioningly.
Amy looked to Hibiki, and they both sighed. "Sit down, Hana, and we'll explain everything. I'm sorry, you must be Abe. I've heard a lot about you, and about how you saved my hubbie's sister. Hibiki, would you like to say something?"
Hibiki fidgeted nervously. "I r-really don't know how to thank you. I'm so glad you knew her, and that you risked her life for her."
I chuckled a little. "It wasn't anything major, as love makes you do some crazy things."
A clap from Mr. Furee silenced us. "Now that we're all acquainted, can we please talk about the situation at hand? You can leave now, Amber, thank you very much for your assistance, and your check is in the mail."
"Thank you too, and it was my pleasure." She said as she left with a wave.
I sat down, as did the others. "All right, first order of business, Abe, can you please take Hana's bag and the suitcase near the door and put them in your car, like we talked about?"
Great, no turning back now. "Yes, sir."
Hana turned to her dad, her face slightly worried. "Daddy, what's going on?"
"It's alright, baby, we'll tell you in a minute. Thank you for your help, Abe."
"No problem, sir." I said quietly as I took the bags and headed outside. The door closed behind me loudly as I walked to my car. I opened the trunk with the keypad, and managed to put the two bags in the trunk. I had a little struggle closing the trunk, but I managed to get it.
I felt my phone vibrate suddenly. Looking, it was a text that said 'it's safe now'.
Mr. Furee and I discussed that I would be driving Hana to the airport, which was only a fifteen minute drive. The family had their basic needs, and the rest of their stuff would be sent via moving truck. You see, they were moving to the same city Hibiki and Amy were living in, and they would be taking care of her while they got their home refurbished. While that was happening, Hibiki was to teach Hana some basic martial arts and defense techniques to better keep herself safe.
I slowly walked back to the house, trying to give Sam as much time as possible, as Hana might be a little…scared. I twisted the doorknob very slowly and pushed the door open, and sure enough, there was Hana, reduced to a wailing form, literally on her knees in front of Sam.
"No, Daddy! Isn't there some other way?! We just came here!" She sobbed, hugging Sam's knees.
"I'm sorry, Hana." He started, getting up from the couch. "I am in no control of this, and do you want me to lose my job? Besides, when we lived in New Hampshire, you were upset when we left, but you got over it in a week."
She gasped. "Are you kidding me?! I lost some friends, sure, but losing the love of my life is something else! Abe, why aren't you saying anything?!"
I sighed. "I love you very much, but as long as you're a minor, you go where your family goes. I'm sorry, there's nothing I can do."
She turned back to Samuel. "Please, daddy! I don't wanna move, I don't wanna learn to hurt people, and most of all, I don't want to leave Abe and my new school! Please…please…" She finally gave up, and fell into a crumpled, sad, heap.
"Hana, that is enough!" Sam said, his voice suddenly filled with anger. Hana backed up, visibly frightened.
"I know how upset you are, and I understand, I would be too. But you are sixteen, young lady, and you need to start being more mature. I even arranged for Abe to drive you to the airport. Now please…we need to go now, the plane leaves in an hour and a half."
Hana sat up, her face streaked with tears. Joann hadn't said anything, but her glassy eyes showed that she was distressed for her daughter's sake. I led Hana out the door, and we reached the car. The others had already gotten into their cars, and we began to follow them towards the airport.
About five minutes in, Hana had appeared to calm down a bit. "I'm so sorry about that."
"There's no need to apologize, I understand. But you need to realize that I'm just as upset as you are."
She nodded. "Why can't daddy just listen? Why does our story have to end so tragically?"
"No, it's not over yet. We have the internet, phones, and besides, I can drive over anytime, too."
She sighed and shook her head. "I've decided, Abe. I'm sorry, but it appears that we have to break up."
I almost swerved off the road. "Hana, we can make this work!"
"No! If we are going to be in a relationship, we need to be close! Indiana and Montana aren't exactly close, last time I checked! I'm sorry Abe, there's just not another option."
She was right. I didn't want to admit it, but she was right. There's no way I could see her on command. The gap between the two states was decently large, and I'd have to commit entire weekends to visits.
"I understand, and you're right. That's not going to stop me from loving you, though."
She blushed a little, and looked down, a very faint smile on her precious face. "It won't to me, either."
The rest of the ride was silent, and we reached the airport in good time. We met up with the rest of her family, and we all walked together to the gate where their plane was.
I put down the carry-on near where the rest was. "Got it all right here."
Sam put his arm on my shoulder. "I can't thank you enough. I'm sorry this has to happen."
I sighed. "I love her, but I don't make the decisions. Am I allowed to visit, at least?"
"Anytime." Joann said, appearing by her husband. Suddenly, Hana wheeled around to her father, and whispered something in his ear.
He nodded. "I think that's okay. Just don't get lost."
Hana grabbed my hand and pulled me away from the group. We ran/hurried over to a remote location in the airport, and in front of us was a family restroom.
"I, um…can you check me, one last time? I'm not sure if I need one or not."
I gave her two checks, for both numbers, if you know what I mean. "You do need one, bad. You're a little messy, too."
I opened the bathroom door and let her in, and we proceeded to do the bonding "exercise" that brought us closer. I wiped, and gave her more powder than normal. She then sat up, put her skirt back on, and I gave her a nice swat on her adorable behind.
"I love you." She said, hugging me.
"I love you too. Now let's go, I'm sure they're wondering where we are." I said, taking her hand and leading her back to the gate.
Sure enough, as soon as we arrived, they called for their gate.
"Abe Rivers, even though we leave you today, we, " he pointed to himself and Joann. "consider you our son. Thank you for everything."
Hibiki came up, his face beaming. He scooped me up in a giant bear-hug, and it was interesting being on the receiving end for once.
"You kept my baby sister safe, so you'll always be a friend in my book! Take care!" He said happily, saluting me.
Amy giggled at Hibiki's antics. "Don't worry, we'll keep her safe."
I looked upon Hana's face one last time, and before I could say anything, she crashed into me, sobbing. I was beginning to feel it, too, as a single lonely tear made its way down my battle-torn face. She looked up to me, eyes full of newfound fear, but I shushed her as she continued to cry.
"There's nothing to be afraid of. Your family is here for you, and if anybody threatens you, I'm gonna drive all the way out and kick his ass for you."
She sniffed. "Can we make a promise?" I nodded.
"If I promise to not see anybody else, will you promise to not fall in love again?"
I exhaled. "It's not easy, but we can do it."
She kissed me one last time, our tongues erupting into a frenetic dance of longing. She refused to let go, and I eventual had to release for some much-needed oxygen.
She let go of me, and I took a step back. The last warning for boarding came across the loudspeaker, and they all turned to leave, giving me good-byes and waves.
They were almost out of sight when Hana suddenly turned tail and started running back, only to trip and fall.
"No, please! Just give me a little more time!" She cried, bursting into tears again. Hibiki, being the big brother, picked her up, swung her over his shoulder, and commenced carrying her.
I could hear Hana's cries of desperation and anguish all the way down the tunnel. The emotion finally came to me, and I fell to my knees. Then, for the first time in my life, I began to weep hysterically into my hands.
This is not the end! I am going into a third one, mortals! Muahahaha! I'm sorry if that was horrible, but it will get worse before it gets better.