On the day of the concert, Mitsuki had, by some unexplainable miracle, been able to keep Izumi from being suspicious and asking questions. He was currently waiting beside her as the make-up artists finished with the last touch on her face.

"Ne, Izumi-kun, how do I look?" she said with a smile.

"You look OK, I guess," he shrugged.

"You meanie! I may not be Meoko-chan, but I can be pretty too!" she said with fake anger.

"Sure, Mi-ki. You can look pretty…for a kid," he said teasingly while patting her head like a child.

"Hmpf! I'm not a kid! If anyone, you're the one! And now, it's time for my revenge! Girls, help me!"

The make-up artists who had been looking at them with a smile of affection on their face at their sibling attitude, hurried over to help the young star put Izumi in the chair she was in a moment ago.

"I do hope you like make-up, Izu-kun," said Mitsuki with a strange gleam in her eyes.


At the concert, everyone was ecstatic to have Full Moon back and healthy. It seemed she was singing with more passion and ardour than usual and that she was glowing with happiness at being able to sing again. Toward the end of the concert, she made an announcement.

"Arigato mina-san! I'm so glad to be back! Now, I would like to introduce my good friend who helped me a lot during my absence from you and who is going to sing the last song with me. Without him, I wouldn't be here today. Please applaud Izumi-san! "

Everyone clapped as hard as they could and looked curiously at the figure that appeared at the left of the stage. The blond man approached Full Moon and took the micro she handed him.

"Recently, Full Moon and I were both quite sick. We had already met before and when we saw each other, we each tried our best to help the other. She helped me with my personal problems and even convinced me to return to singing, so thank you, Full Moon. We wish to dedicate this song to the ones we love. Please enjoy it."

The soft melody began and their soft voices sang in unison.

"Kimi wo suki ni natte dorekurai tatsu no kana?
Kimochi fukurande yuku bakari de
Kimi wa kono omoi kidzuiteiru no kana?
Ichido mo kotoba ni wa shitenai kedo

Yuki no youni tada shizukani
Furitsumori tsudzukete yuku

Hold me tight konna omoi nara
Dareka wo suki ni naru kimochi
Shiritaku nakatta yo
I love you namida tomaranai
Konnan ja kimi no koto
Shirazuni ireba yokatta yo

Kimi wo itsumade omotteiru no kana?
Tameiki ga mado garasu(glass)
kumoraseta yureru kokoro tomosu
Kyandoru(candle) de ima
Tokashite yukenai kana?

Hold me tight oreru hodo tsuyoku
Kogarashi fubuki ni deatte mo
Samukunai youni to
I miss you kimi wo omou tabi
Amikake no kono mafuraa(muffler)
Konya mo hitori dakishimeru yo

Eien ni furu yukiga aru nara
Kimi he to tsudzuku kono omoi kakuseru no kana?

Hold me tight konna omoi nara
Dareka wo suki ni naru kimochi
Shiritaku nakatta yo
I love you mune ni komiageru
Fuyuzora ni sakebitai
Ima sugu kimi ni aitai yo"

Meroko, seeing Izumi, almost fell from the barrier she was sitting on. Her eyes dilated and she closed them for a moment. When she opened them once again, the blond was still there. She felt her eyes tear up and let a sob of happiness. She clasped her hands together and thanked Kami while feeling her broken heart mend itself slowly.

"Why did you have to bring me on the stage?" muttered Izumi, annoyed, to a sheepish Full Moon.

"Eto…You see, Izumi-kun…"

She didn't have time to finish as the door of their room opened wide, sending Full Moon crashing into the wall with a shriek soon followed by a pained groan, revealing a teary Meroko who flung herself into Izumi's arms. She then proceeded to squeeze the living daylights out of him while muttering how much she had missed him and how he should never do that to him again and how the hell had he managed to become human again?!


She released him, though not entirely for she was still afraid that he would disappear before her.

"What happened to you? I swear I saw you take a plunge into the sea! And how come you're human again? And come to think of it, since when do you sing?" she asked in a rapid succession without taking the time to breathe.

Both of them were so entranced that they didn't notice that Full Moon had crept out silently and closed the door behind her, leaving them to some privacy.

"Calm down, Me-chan," said Izumi with his usual aloof stare.

"But I can't! Not now that you're back in great shape! Just…whatever you do, please don't leave me again…I love you too much to be able to survive that pain a second time."

To her surprise, Izumi began to shine a golden color that quickly fused with her. When she opened her eyes once again, she had become human and Izumi didn't have a look of pain in his eyes anymore.

"What was that? What happened?" she asked, startled.

"That was the lift of the curse."

"What curse?"

"Let me explain everything to you…"

So…I know this took a long time to be finished, but thanks for those of you who read this story and a special thank you to those of you who reviewed. Keep in mind that it's because of you that this story got an end at all.