I adored the film Spirited Away (In fact I'm going to go see it again next week hehe) So I've decided to make a fanfic. The couple is of course is Chihiro and Haku. *Sigh* those two are so complimenting of each other. True love.heemmm.. Ok lets start.

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Spirited Away: Return To ABURAYA

PROLOGUE

"Chihiro! Come on sweetie, we're gonna be late."

I sighed. I had come out of my daydream into harsh reality. I was thinking about his eyes again. They were like pure dark jade. Or grass...umm seaweed?

Hmmm. I can never decide what shade his eyes are. I looked at my reflection. I had been brushing my hair for the past half an hour. We were going to visit some of our family about half a mile away. So I had to dress up and look all pretty. I was wearing my light pink sleeveless spaghetti strap summer dress with Sakura Blossoms delicately decorating the edges. I had long since out grown my fringe, my hair now framed my face. I had got into straightening my hair. My friend Marika said I would look 'even more Kawaii!' So I complied and let her straighten it, greatly admiring the results.

"Chihiro!"

"Alright, I'm coming." I looked in my jewellery box and fished out my most prized possession. The hair tie Granny, Bou, No-Face and Yu-bird made me all those years ago. It still looked beautiful. It shone like some rare gem whenever the light hit it. I smiled and tied up my hair into a bun. Letting some small strands frame my face.

"Chihiro. Come on!"

I groaned and looked at myself one last time before I left. Meh. I looked ok. I wonder if he would of thought I looked nice too.

I shook my head. I shouldn't be thinking of such things.. I should get over him. But I couldn't. I loved him. My wonderful beautiful Dragon. He was so powerful and gentle. He had my heart. And I hope I still had his.

"Chihiro! If you don't get down here now I'll-"

"Ok! Ok! Calm down dad!" I came calmly down the stairs. Smiling as my fathers face broke into a large grin.

"Chihiro you look stunning." He nodded his approval and held out my favourite green hooded sweater. I raised my eyebrow.

"Now be a good girl and cover up those shoulders." I knew he really wanted to say chest. I sighed and grabbed the sweater. My dress covered that part of my body, I didn't even show any cleavage. But I put it on anyway.

"Good girl. Go on out to the car. Your mothers already out there." I nodded and put on my light brown trainer boots. They where gorgeous, I think fake husky fur lines the insides of them. I don't know. But they are the best for walking in.

I walked out to out to our car. My mother was listening to some news talk on the radio. Nodding her head to something and shaking her head to something else. I opened up the back door and sat in my seat. It was only half a mile away. Something was niggling in the back of my mind. Half a mile away.

"Ok, everybody ready?" My father got into the car and started the engine. We drove down the hill and when we got at the end, and were about to enter the main road. We uhh..Got into a bit of engine trouble. The car coughed and spluttered and ground to a halt.

"Damn it. Chihiro, do you have your cell?"

"Nope sorry dad."

"Honey, do you have yours?" My mom sighed and shook her head.

"Alright. Chihiro, I need you to walk back up the hill and call a cab to take us to your Aunts. And a tow truck for the car. Ok?"

I nodded and got out the car. "Actually honey. Why don't you go up that road there. It looks like a good shortcut."

I followed his arm and nodded again. He was right. It did look quicker and I would be less of a chance for me to get run over.

"Ok dad." I kissed both of my parents and started to hike up the road.

It was so hot. I had been walking for only a few minutes and I already felt tired.

I looked behind me and saw my parents all settled down on the bank of the road having a small picnic. I blew my odd bangs out of my eyes. And kept walking.

I found my self on a strange part of the road. It was full of tree's and vines, weeds covered the road. It looked almost haunting.

I shuddered and ran as fast as I could. I wanted to get out of here as quickly as I could. The tree's blurred past me as I ducked and dodged the low branches. The ground dipped down suddenly and I was now running as fast as I could so that I wouldn't fall and break my neck. Wind blew all around me, a tree scratched my cheek and still I ran. I vision went through my mind of a car with a family of three making this same trip. I tripped as I finally made it out of the ghostly shadows. My shins hurt and a few drops of blood trickled down my cheek.

"Ouch." I lifted myself up and looked at my surroundings.

Tears pricked at my eyes as I saw the tunnels entrance, how could I ever forget this place. I leaned back on my arms and allowed myself to catch my breath.

I stood up on my shaky legs.

Should I go in? What if he's there? Would I be able to come back? Would he remember me? Does he still love me?

With all of these questions and thousands more running through my mind I walked forward. I was possibly being foolish. I may never see my family again. But I didn't care. I needed him. I wanted to fly into the air and look into his eyes again. I couldn't go on living this life without him.

I can't because

"I love you." My voice echoed around the tunnel and I breathed in its murky sent. The cobbled stones seemed to sense my familiarity. Ok that sounds stupid. But it felt like it. It felt like this, this Gateway to Aburaya knew why I walked down here. This time I was alone, and I knew what I had to do. I wasn't mystified. I wasn't afraid. I was in love. But don't they say love makes you do stupid things? I sure hope this isn't one of them....

As I got to the end I stopped before I took the last step that would take me into the fields with the statues poking up through the long grass.

I tightened the tie in my hair and stepped out into the grass and walked on until I found the daylight river. It was dry with a few puddles and weed among the rocks. I hopped over them and onto the bank and scrambled up.

I gasped as I looked at the road with all of the restaurants. I was here. I was really here. Was he here? I ran through the streets ignoring the tempting smell of food being made ready for the Kasuga-Sama that would come on the boat tonight.

I ran up to the bridge.

Please be there. Please, please, please..

I stopped a few meters from the bridge. My breath was caught in my throat. I couldn't breath.

It was him. It was him!

I ran up to him and screamed his name. The name I found for him. The name I remembered. Just as he remembered mine.

He turned around and looked at me with an unreadable look on his face. And I jumped into his arms. The joy that was in my heart woulden't let me notice that he didn't return my embrace.

"It's you! It's you! It's you! Oh, I've missed you so, I love you so much!" I cried into his shirt, and I felt his hands unlock my arms from around his body.

His next words pierced my heart and gave a hard twist.

"Um. I'm sorry, but, who are you?"

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Dun, dun, durrrrrrrrrrrrn.

Please Review!! Haha, if you speak Japanese then you'll know that Yu-Baaba means Bath crone. Who else is dying of laughter?? Oh hush. Made me laugh anywho.on_no;;

Sakara Ame