The final chapter is out! I'm actually kinda happy that this story is finally finished. I have started to lose interest in this fanfic. Now I can focus on my other fanfics :) Btw I'm sorry that I haven't updated in a LONG while but school has been crazy. Usually I update during the weekends but we had family members that visited us so I wasn't able to and I won't be able to update next week end either. My little cousin is having his christening so my next update will probably be in to weeks. Please enjoy this last chapter!
"I don't have to go." Ikuto said.
"Yes, you do. I know you have been waiting for this a long time." Amu told him.
"I'll miss you." Ikuto brought her into an embrace.
"I know. I'll miss you too. Promise to call me everyday." Amu said and hugged him back.
"I promise." Ikuto said and wiped away the tears that are rolling down her cheeks.
"I'm not going!" Ikuto shouted.
"Shh. You'll wake my parents." Amu whispered and covered his mouth. Once she made sure that her parents weren't going to wake up, she let go of him. Thank God that her parents sleep like rocks. "You have to go."
"You want me to leave?" Ikuto sounded hurt.
"No, of course not! It's just that..." Amu trailed off. She couldn't imagine a world without Ikuto.
"Just what?" Ikuto wondered.
"He's your father. And I saw how happy you looked when he came back. I know that you've always wanted him to come back and now that he has you can't just throw this chance away because of me." Amu told him.
"I don't want to leave you." Ikuto said as a single tear ran down his cheek. This must be the first time that Amu has seen Ikuto cried, and it would probably be the last.
"Please don't cry." Amu said as her eyes became watery. "I don't want to stand in the way of your dreams. And you're not going to lose me. Someday you will return and when you do, I will be here waiting."
"Promise?" Ikuto said.
"I promise." Amu said and kissed him.
"Even though it take forever?" the kissing had stopped but they still stayed close enough that they could feel the other one's breath.
"I promise." Amu said again.
"This time it was Ikuto who kissed her. Usually their kisses would feel sweet or passionate, but this was different. This was somehow sad and needy like if they were afraid to stop. The taste was mixed with the sweetness of their mouths and the saltness from her tears.
"Can I stay the night?" Ikuto asked after they had to break the kiss for air.
Amu nodded as they got under the covers. Ikuto played with Amus hair as her head rested on his chest listening to his heartbeats.
End of Flashback
"Ikuto, we need to go or we'll miss the plain." Ikutos father said as he got into the car.
"I'm coming." Ikuto called and gave Amu one last hug.
"I-Ikuto." a voice said from behind him.
He turned around and saw his little sister standing there with tears streaming down her face. "Utau?"
"I know we weren't supposed to give you any last minuet presents, but I just wanted to give you this." Utau said and gave him a photo. It was one were they all were little kids, even Tadase and his family was with the Tsukiyumis. This was taken right after a barbecue that went terribly wrong. They accidentally burnt down the garage. Remembering this brought a laugh to escape from Ikutos lips.
"Thanks, sis." Ikuto hugged his little sister and kissed the top of her head.
"Ikuto come on!" his father called again.
"Give me five seconds!" Ikuto said and turned back around to the people who had come to see him off.
"Make sure o send u postcards and let us know what America is like." Kuukai said with a big thumb up.
"Have a nice trip, Ikuto." Tadase said.
"Have a nice trip...what?" Ikuto asked and moved his ear closer.
An awkward silence was born.
"You know you want to." Ikuto teased.
"Have a nice trip o-onii-tan." Tadse whispered the last part.
"Aww." Ikuto said with a grin, but it soon dropped to a sad smile. "I have to go."
Before he got into the car, he took one last look at all their faces. "Hey Nikaido! Take care of them."
"Don't worry. I will take care if them until you get back." Nikaido said with a smile.
As his father started the car and began to drive away, Ikuto noticed in the rear view mirror that Amu had broken down in the middle of the street crying. He was about to jump out of the car and comfort her when his father stopped him.
"Don't. She just needs a good cry." he assured his son.
Ikuto leaned back on his seat. The only thing that was going through his mind was the little pink haired girl who was crying at the side of a road. "Amu..."
Amu had finally stopped crying but her mood has not change, unless you count it going from bad to worse. She still couldn't believe that she might never see him again.
A knock was heard on her bedroom door.
"Amu-chan, may I come in?" her mother, Midori, asked.
"I guess." Amu answered and then her mother opened the door with a concerned face.
"Do you want to talk?" Midori asked and closed the door behind her.
"No." Amu said.
"You're sad that he left, right?" Midori asked her daughter, but Amu didn't respond. She just kept looking the other way. "Didn't you tell him to leave?"
"That's only because I didn't want to keep him and his father apart!" nNw tears started to flow down her face.
"If you asked him to stay, he would have stayed." Midori said.
"But... what if he said no?" Amu asked.
"Is that what you have been afraid of?" Midori asked and gave her daughter a tissue.
"Why do you care?! You should be happy. Isn't this what you have always wanted?" Amu shouted.
Midori looked at her daughter with wide eyes. "How can you say that?"
"When you first meet him, you didn't approve of him at all." Amu said.
"I was worried. You're still my little girl who was seeing an older guy. But I didn't know that he meant this much to you." Midori explained.
"Yeah, neither did I at first." Amu couldn't stop her tears. "Please leave. I want to be alone."
Without a word her mother left the room. Leaving Amu to think. She touched the bracelet around her neck that Ikuto had given her.
Amu was helping Ikuto to pack his stuff when he suddenly grabbed her wrist and put something in her hand.
"What's this for?" Amu asked as she looked at the bracelet.
"Something to remember me by." He showed the exact same bracelet around his neck with Amu engraved on it. Amu again looked at her bracelet and this time she noticed that there was Ikuto engraved on hers.
"But.. I didn't gate you anything." Amu said as Ikuto help her to put on the bracelet.
"Yes you did." Amu looked at him confused. "You gave me happiness."
End of Flashback
Amu needed something to clear her mind so she decided to walk out onto her balcony for some fresh air. This used to be their balcony. How many times has he come to visit her on this balcony?
"Ikuto..." Amu whispered and closed her eyes.
"Did you call for me?"
Amus eyes shoot wide open and saw Ikutos head hanging upside down in front og her just like the first time he came to visit. But instead of spilling milk, she screamed.
"You're too loud." Ikuto said as he dropped down in front of her.
"I-Ikuto? W-Why are you here? How are you here?" Amu asked. She couldn't believe her eyes.
"I'm not allowed to visit my girlfriend?" Ikuto said with a smirk but then he turned serious. "I couldn't leave you."
Amu started crying all over again. "I-Is this a dream?"
"No." Ikuto smirked. "Don't I get a hug? How mean."
After Amu pinched herself a couple of times to make sure that she really wasn't dreaming, she tackled him with a hug and almost knocked them both off the balcony.
"Aww. I didn't know you loved me this much." Ikuto teased and kissed her cheek that was covered with tears.
"But wait." Amu let got of him. "What about your dad?"
"What about him?" Ikuto asked.
"He's your family don't you need him?" Amu said.
"No." Ikuto answered. "I got myself a new family."
Amu felt overwhelmed with joy as they shared a passioned kiss under the full moon.
This sure was a long chapter, and cheesy. Please review! Love you readers!