Author's Note: I know this is a bit sudden, but I must tell you: This is the ENDING, the last chapter. Unless, of course, if you demand an epilogue (which is really my plan but I might get lazy again) then I'd gladly do it.
Disclaimer: I don't own Shugo Chara!
"Hello, Mom?" Amu asked, her voice quivered at the end of her question. Oh God! Please tell me you just want to know how I'm doing.
There was a dead silence at the other end of the line, then she heard someone sobbing quietly. Worried and startled, she called her mom again. "Amu," her mother's broken voice uttered. "H-how could you?"
Amu instantly paled. Mom knows! "Mom, I can explain! That's not-"
"Leave the mansion at once, Amu. Move back here," the once stuttering voice of her mom was gone, replaced by a firm tone. "Now!"
"But Mom! It's not what you think! Ikuto and I didn't-"
"AMU!!!" her mom yelled through the phone, causing her whole body to stiffen. "Are you going to choose that man over us, who is your family?"
One by one, tears started rolling down her cheeks. Her lower lip trembled as she answered meekly, "Ok, mom. I'm going home."
The line went dead and Amu broke into uncontrollable sobs, not minding if she lost her 'cool and spicy' façade in front of everyone. She didn't care anymore. Rima and the others, as well as her shugo charas, immediately comforted her, patting her back and saying everything would turn out right.
"I'll drive you home," Tadase quietly offered after Amu calmed down a bit. "Do you want to go to Ikuto's place first?"
She shook her head. She couldn't face him, at least not yet. "No. I have to clear things up first with my parents. They are greatly upset and –" She sobbed again. "Who could possibly do this? Why would they even do this?"
They looked at the ground; they didn't have any idea why. And who was responsible. Amu was beautiful, in and out. It's not in any of her hobbies to make occasional enemies and if she did, it wasn't her fault. People, especially girls, were just overly envious of her and her amazing talent.
After school bell rang, Yaya, Rima, Nagehiko, Kairi, and their shugo charas watched Tadase's van leaved the vicinity. They hesitated before going into their respective classes, all feeling down and upset.
I couldn't have planned it any better. Amu Hinamori is ruined. Let's see if the university board still accepts such sluttish student. Better yet, her parents will never let her near Ikuto! That is the best part! After spending long hours last night for this, I am very satisfied with the result. Ikuto is surely mine!!!
"I can't believe Hinamori is such a slut," one faculty member says in derision.
Another slaps her hand. "Don't be such a two-faced bitch. Wasn't she your favorite?"
"What? No way! I just like her ideas about fashion design and she's a really good student," she defends, not realizing that she's praising Amu.
"Right. And a 'slut' is supposed to be a 'good student'? You're contradicting yourself, Kabuki-san," the faculty member says while shaking her head. "And I still don't believe this though. I mean, anyone can do this kind of provocative picture by using photoshop."
"Oh! But it looks too real though."
"That's what you also said when you saw a picture of a chimp giving birth to a human baby."
"But it looks really true. I mean…"
Oh so I didn't have to go through all that when I could have asked someone to edit a picture to make it looked like they're getting it on. Great! Way to go Sukiya!
The news about Amu Hinamori, a Tokyo U student, and Ikuto Tsukiyomi, a successful businessman, traveled fast all around Japan. The scandal was also posted in the internet. Some news network also covered the event as if it was some kind of a show biz news.
Amu was locked up in her house and Ikuto was trying to reach her. But no luck there. Her house was closed, no open windows or doors. Their telephone was cut, probably intended by her parents. And Aruto-san said he should let things calm down first before they make their moves. What moves? Ikuto didn't know. Only his father did.
Yes, only Aruto-san knew. He could be really funny, hilarious to the extent. But Aruto-san could also be dangerous. Really dangerous. How did you expect him to become a multibillionaire without pulling strings here and there?
He was sitting in his study room, staring at a shelf filled with organized books. A phone on hand, a tattered page of paper on the other, he was deeply thinking. Should he call them? Well this was an emergency, a 911 situation. But was it worth it? He did promise himself to never associate with them, the devil's pawns.
He sighed. Well, this is hard. He thought.
Tonight is no fun. My son is sulking in his room, probably beating the hell out of his pillow. And Amu is back at her house. I really thought it would be a happily ever after but why is this happening now? Utau should be here. I feel so lonely in this super humungous mansion.
Aruto, Aruto, stop fooling yourself. You should dial their number and call them now. You can still have that happily ever after if you only do that.
I shake my head. Great! My evil conscience is back, nagging me to no end. I shake my head again to clear the thoughts away. It's too risky to get involved with the gang after deciding to leave them for good. But the Tokyo Police Department works really slowly, and if they continue at this pace, their investigation might take a year! And I want the person responsible for this whole ordeal to be gone now! The person who ruined my son's happiness…
Without further ado, I dial their digits, no more hesitation in my heart. What matters the most now is the future of Amu and Ikuto. I won't let anyone stand in the way; not even kami-sama.
There is a ring at the other end of the line, then a gruff voice says, "What's your business, punk?"
In a smooth tone, I reply, "Stop imitating a scary old man, it doesn't suit you." And I just have to smirk of course.
I hear him breathe in sharply followed by a booming laugh. "Aruto!!! It is you, isn't it? Man! How's your corporate boring life?"
I can't stop myself from twitching. Yep, they are so dangerous I'm about to piss in my pants. "Shut it, Kazu. Where's Gon? Give the phone to him."
"Ow! Come on! It's been years since we chatted, let me hear your smexy voice," he whines.
I heave an irritated sigh. "Shut it, Kazu," I repeat with more authority this time. "Get Gon. I mean business. If you don't do it now, swear to Buddha, I'll reap your guts out, ship it to Africa, and feed it to anacondas."
I can imagine it now. It isn't a bad idea, really. Maybe I ought to do that and give the world a favor of disposing one stupid man. But I still need his service so that can wait. He nervously laughs, then coughs. "Damn it, Aruto. Don't say it like you mean it! You gonna give me a nightmare."
"I did mean it. As a matter of fact, I'm thinking about it now," I say in a nonchalant tone, as if we're talking about the weather and not his murder.
"Shit! I get it! I'll have boss in a minute!"
There's a thump as he races to wherever Gon is, probably stargazing with his best friend. Two minutes have passed when Gon picks up the phone. "You ass!"
I can't help but smile. He says that but does he know he has the smoothest voice ever? And I still can't believe that, behind his sweet voice and innocent appearance, he's a Mafia boss. "Hello to you, too, Boss."
"Cut the formality, Aruto. And I ain't your boss anymore, remember? Unless, of course, you want a family reunion."
"Not gonna happen, boss. I'm happy with my life as it is. Just that old habits die hard."
He huffs. "If you're so happy with your life, what's this business you want with me?"
My smile is replaced with a frown. "A little favor, boss. My son got tangled up in a scandal. And the damn culprit is still running its ass out there."
He chortles. Damn it! Is he laughing at me? Well I know it's a BIT lame to go to him just because my son is involved in some kind of scandal, but I'm an impatient man! I want this thing over and done with!
"Ah so little Ikuto-kun has found himself a pussie," he mumbles. "So where's the chick now? Amu Hinamori says in tv."
"At her parent's house," I answer dismissively, irritated that the whole thing is made publicize. "Boss, can you ask your men to find out who did this? Just give me the name and I'll do the rest."
"Ho-ho-ho. Don't be stingy, Aruto," a new voice says. "We also want to join in the fun."
"Killua," I say flatly, not bothering to hide my distaste for the man. "Give the phone back to Gon." I don't like Killua to get involved in this. He's too brutal for his own goody good face.
"Sorry about that. Killua's been bored to death recently. Say, his idea isn't so bad. I mean, the one behind this scandal hurts my friend and his son, so it's like hurting us too," he intones rather happily even if his logic is flawed.
"Ah, fine," I say unsurely. I can't exactly turn him down, can I? I asked for their help and they agreed; this is the least I can do to pay them back.
"Good," Gon say. I faintly hear Killua shouting a 'Yes!' in the background, probably excited at getting some actions. "Don't worry about Killua. I'll hold him back when necessary."
I chuckle. "Sure thing, boss. And, uh, thanks."
He chuckles too. "That is so not you, Aruto."
My lip tugs downward. So what if I'm loosing my bad ass touch?
Damn it! Damn it! Damn it! Damn it! Damn it! DAMN IT!
Every curse I scream in my head is punctuated with a punch on the wall. I don't mind the pain. Hell! The pain inside my chest is worse than this bloody fist! Way worse.
Oh God I miss Amu! I haven't seen her since I drove her to school this morning. And it's driving me nuts! When I first heard the news from that four-eyes principal who called me, I was all, What the hell? Who did this? What'd happen to Amu? Where is Amu now?
But I didn't let him finish as I slammed the phone down and rushed to Tokyo U. Unfortunately, Amu wasn't there anymore. I was too late. I tried to call her phone. It was off. I tried to call her house. The line was dead. I tried to go to her house. Father stopped me. Gah! What the hell am I supposed to do?
I fall on the bed, one hand covered my eyes. How long do I have to wait before I can see her? Hold her in my arms, never letting go. Kiss her full lips, going down her throat. Reveal her porcelain skin, not leaving anything uncovered. Touch her soft breast-
And hot damn! Her parents must be thinking I'm some kind of rapist now, taking advantage of a drunken Amu. Worst case scenario, they'll shoo me away forever! And I even asked their permission first for their daughter's hand in marriage. I must explain things immediately to them. But what the hell am I going to tell them anyway?
Hello. First, I'm sorry. No, not sorry of what happened. Just sorry that we're discovered.
Great. Is that what you're going to say to them?
Hi… About what's in the picture, it just… happened.
A six-year-old kid is better than you in getting out of trouble, Ikuto.
I love Amu. I love her lips. I love her boobs. I love her smooth skin. I love her legs. Surely, you can understand why I screwed her? She is your daughter anyway.
Sure, you can say that since it's the truth anyway. But you can also bet your ass they will throw you out the house before you can even say boobs.
Ok, fine. So maybe barging in without a concrete plan is a terrible and tragic idea. I really do hope there's a manual for this kind of situation.
I roll on my side, inhaling deeply. I catch a faint scent of Amu from last night. But it's still hers; the sweat produced by our intense lovemaking, the sweet nectar produced by her orgasm, the aura emanated from her hot and flushed body. Ah… Amu…
I'm getting turned on and I'll be damned if I have to take a cold shower. If Amu were here… if she were here… oh god! I wouldn't even be thinking. I'd be on top and giving her the taste of heaven.
Agh! That's it! No more Mister Nice Guy! I'll just tell them, straight to the point, that I love Amu. And I'm not letting go. Never!!!
With that thought in mind, I quickly jump out of bed, not bothering to put on a coat as I rush to my car. Father's favorite Volvo is not in the garage. He must have gone somewhere. At dawn? I'll think about that later. Right now, I must see Amu before my resolve breaks.
I start the engine and drive towards Amu's house. The pitter-patter of rain begins after fifteen minutes on the road, then the heavy rain follows.
Hic. Hic. Sniff. Sniff. Sniff. Hic.
Amu-chan's been crying nonstop for hours. I can't blame her though; she was slapped by her mom. But that's not the main reason for her tears. Ikuto is.
Hic. Hic. Sniff. Sniff. Sniff. Hic.
I shift my position inside my cramped egg. Amu-chan is in love with Ikuto. No doubt about that. She even confessed to him albeit she was drunk. She also admitted this to her parents earlier this morning when they confronted.
Hic. Hic. Sniff. Sniff. Sniff. Hic.
It's raining outside. I can hear the faint sound of the rain drops hitting the roof. But I can hear clearer Amu-chan's soft cries. She misses Ikuto. She hopes to see him soon. She hopes to kiss him again. She really hopes to be with him once again. I know. I can feel it in her heart.
Tap. Tap. Tap.
Tap. Tap. Tap.
There's an odd sound coming from outside. I peek and see a dark figure knocking on the glass window. I wake up Ran and Su. "We know," they say. "Well," I begin. "Should we unlock the window?"
With unanimous vote, we open the window. "Ikuto!" we chorus, actually glad that he came.
As if his name is the magic word, Amu-chan halts crying. She sniffs before looking up to find Ikuto entering her bedroom. Her golden eyes visibly widen in the dark with the flash of lightning, followed by the thunder. "Ikuto," she mumbles in dream state. With haste she jumps out of bed and throws herself at him. He catches her easily, embracing her tight and kissing her temple. "Amu, Amu, Amu," he chants with deep longing, as if he hasn't seen her in years rather than a couple of hours.
"Tell me this isn't a dream," Amu-chan almost pleads.
He smirks then cups her chin, "This isn't dream, love. No way is this a dream." As if to prove his point, he kisses her passionately, touches her body sensually, causing Amu-chan to moan out loud.
"Tell me you love me," Amu-chan says in between kisses. "Tell me you do."
Ikuto stops, taking Amu-chan by surprise. The look he gives her makes her knee buckle. "I love you! I've been in love with you for so long! And I know you love me too. I'm right, aren't I?"
Amu-chan starts crying again. Not because she's sad. On contraire, she's very happy. She longs to hear those words from him. "I love you." She sobs. "Oh God help me, I love you so much I don't even know when I had this feeling. I just love you!!!"
"I know," Ikuto says softly. "I know." Then he kisses her again.
Ran does a flip on the air as she cheers the couple. Su is wiping her tears. I, on the other hand, am simply drawing the perfect scene.
But good things come to an end. There's a knock on the door, then Amu-chan's parents barge in. I think they heard her moans. Oops.
Before they can lash out the couple, Amu-chan protectively steps forward. "If you reject Ikuto, you reject me." Her tone is serious. She means it. Goose bumps make it way to my arms. I am excited at what's going to unfold, but scared too. Is Amu-chan going to choose Ikuto over her parents?
"Amu," Ikuto utters with surprise evident in his tone.
Her parents are in shocked too. "Amu, what are you talking about? That man is not good for you!"
She glares at them. "What do you know about him? Nothing! You don't have the right to judge him. I love him and that is all that matter."
Amu-chan and her mother start a glaring match. Time ticks when her mom suddenly smiles. "Then that's all I need to hear."
"Of course!" Amu-chan agrees haughtily. As if realizing something's off, she's about to question when her mom speaks to Ikuto.
"Take a good care of my precious daughter, Ikuto," she says. "I think she has her resolve now to love someone completely."
Ikuto, a bit baffled, manages to give a nod. Amu-chan, on the other hand, is still confused. "You're not mad about our relationship, mom?"
She flashes an enigmatic smile. "Of course not! I am merely testing the both of you on how far you will go for each other. I must say, I almost lost hope. But I am definitely mad about the scandal. You two should behave perfectly in public places!"
Ikuto noticeably stiffens. "Sorry about that. I took advantage of her state and-"
"It's not your fault Ikuto," Amu-chan interrupts. "It's my fault I got drunk and started-"
"Hush!" her mom says. "What's in the past stays in the past. We just have to wait till the whole thing cools down and start all over again."
Amu-chan smiles sincerely and gives her parents a hug. "Thanks, mom. Thanks, dad. You're truly the best!"
Her father urges Ikuto to join them who awkwardly places his arms around the group. "Get used to this, son. You are already part of the family."
They all laugh. My sisters and I can only do the same. Amu-chan's parents are really cool like her!
"So, can I stay with Amu tonight?" Ikuto says.
Her mother emits a dark aura. "Don't push your luck, dear. You can stay in the guest room."
"At least I tried," he mumbles quietly, out of earshot from his future in-laws. He's such a perv but it's one of his good points.
Sukiya Anubo's Condominium
Sukiya Anubo was livid. She went to Tsukiyomi Enterprise with the sole purpose of meeting and seducing Ikuto; but he wasn't anywhere to be found! She also tried his mansion yet both father and son weren't present. She could feel something was out of place but didn't bother to dig deeper. Where are you, Ikuto?
Sighing, she unlocked her door and went inside. Before she could even turn on the lights, a hand covered her mouth and dragged her to the living room.
"Ept ep ohp," she tried to scream while kicking and punching whoever attacked her. What's going on? Is this a kidnap?
The man who held her captive kneed her on the gut and she fell on the floor, gasping for air.
"We meet again, Sukiya," said by an all-too familiar voice. Chills ran down her spine as she stared at the man in front of him.
"Aruto-san," she breathed out. Yes, he's Ikuto's father, the loony CEO of Tsukiyomi Enterprise. But why is he doing this? Isn't he a close business partner of father?
Aruto-san scowled at her, a rather surprise for her since it suited him so much. Without notice, he backslapped her. Blood trailed down from her nose. "You bitch!" he hissed. "If you think you can get away with what you did, well you should have thought a million times."
Her eyes began to tear as she wiped the blood away. "I don't know what you're talking about," she feigned. "I don't have anything to do with father's business. I swear!"
Someone whistled behind her, a rather handsome man in his thirties with grayish hair. "She's a good actress, Aruto." He eyed her up and down. "And a sexy one to boot."
She consciously placed her arms around herself, and this only caused the stranger to widen his smirk. A hand roughly yanked her chin and came face to face with a tanned man. His eyes narrowed as he studied her face. He shoved her away as he stood up. "You're eyes are getting worse by days, Killua."
Killua smirked. "I was merely kidding," he said with a shrug. "She's not even pretty. Hell, my cat is better-looking than her."
Scandalized, Sukiya said out loud. "Who are you people? What do you want? If you're asking for money, call my dad immediately." These bastards will pay dearly! Insulting my beauty and even hurting my face!
"Money?" Aruto-san echoed disgustingly. "That's the least I need. All I want is a payback for what you did to my son and Amu-chan."
Sukiya dropped her act altogether when she heard the name. It's always Amu this, Amu that. She's good. She's sexy. She's smart. It's always been Amu. "What? Can't accept the truth that Hinamori is such a slut?"
She was backslapped again but that didn't stop her. She finally reached the end of her tether. "Why that bitch? I am a more appropriate choice for Ikuto! I deserve him, not that pretentious skinny bitch."
Two other men hoisted her up. "I am more beautiful, more mature. I am far richer than her! I am smart and talented too! I am destined to be Ikuto's lover!"
Aruto-san looked at her as if she was insane. "You never deserve him."
They dragged her to her own bedroom and drugged her. "Are you sure about this, Aruto?" Gon asked as he watched his men set up the video-camera.
"It was Killua's idea. But I admit, it isn't entirely bad." He looked at the naked bulky man and a barely clothed Sukiya. Indeed, this plan was appropriate to let her have a taste of her own concoction. He felt no sympathy or whatsoever at what's about to happen to his son's ex. "So Killua's going to direct the whole thing?"
The man in question butted in. "Of course. I always dreamt of making my own x-rated movie. This is going to be a big hit!"
One month later…
Everything turned out to be alright. The scandal involving Amu and Ikuto immediately boiled down as it was replaced by Sukiya Anubo's sex video. It was a big hit in the internet and other media as she was the daughter, an heir, of a famous businessman.
Rima, Nagehiko, Yaya, Tadase, Kairi, and their shugo charas finally accepted Amu and Ikuto's relationship. They even agreed to let Amu stay in the Tsukiyomi Mansion for the rest of the school years and other years to come. Rima occasionally dropped by to the mansion to help Amu in her load of home works, as she was suspended for two weeks. Tadase was moving on albeit slowly. Kairi was getting closer to Yaya who seemed to like the president-like guardian. Nagehiko smiled the entire time, happy that his once best friend finally found contentment in her heart.
Aruto-san, however, did not get his happy ending. Why? His 'other family members' kept on visiting him in the company. Gon and Killua would stick their nose to his main computer and would point an individual, commenting "Isn't that the dude who hired us to smug those cracks?" or "Hey, he's dead right?" And when Ikuto met them one day, they acted 'normally', introduced themselves as Aruto's college buddies. Aruto-san really wished he could just throw them out, especially that Killua who's loitering pocky boxes in his office.
As for the couple, Amu and Ikuto were contended with the way things were. As a matter of fact, they were cuddled in front of the tv screen now, watching a horror movie. From time to time, she would squeak and cover her ears. Ikuto then teased her, saying she needed not to watch if she was too afraid.
"I'm not scared!" she said stubbornly. "I just don't like gory stuff."
"Hmm," Ikuto hummed, brushing his nose to her exposed skin. "You say that."
"I'm serious!" she swatted away his hand that's dangerously creeping at the hem of her skirt. She took a handful of popcorn and was about to eat it when she felt a bit nauseous. "I feel sick," she said as she rushed to the bathroom. She vomited until her stomach felt empty. Ikuto, on the other hand, helped her balanced herself as he guided her to the bed.
"Get a rest," he said in concern. "I'll call the doctor." He kissed her forehead before leaving the room.
When the doctor arrived, Amu's condition didn't change. After some check-ups, the doctor concluded, "Congratulations! Your girl friend is pregnant."
Before Ikuto could react, Aruto-san grabbed Amu and twirled her around. "Amu-chan is pregnant!"
Amu laughed heartily as tears formed on the rim of her eyes. She only nodded as different emotions flooded her. Ikuto gave her a passionate torrid kiss which she reciprocated with the same vigor.
"Oh you don't know how much I love you," Ikuto breathed.
Amu giggled. "I think I do." And she whispered, "I can tell in bed."
He flushed a little and she giggled even more. Suddenly, Ikuto kneeled in front of her, a position which was all too familiar to her, and produced a silver band with a small diamond. "I know this is a bit sudden, but I can't really wait any longer. Amu, will you marry me?"
Tears did start falling from her golden orbs as she looked at the man she's in love with. "Stupid! You already asked my hand in marriage from my parents. Of course I'd say yes!"
He flashed her a genuine smile and said softly while rising to meet her lips, "I know." I was courting you the entire time, and you didn't even know it.
And with that, he sealed it with a kiss.
- END -
Meanwhile, Sukiya Anubo screamed at the top of her lungs when she read the headline news: Amu and Ikuto, Engaged.
A nurse immediately rushed to her room. "Are you alright, Anubo-sama?"
She glared at her. "You think I'm alright? Do I look fine to you? Look at my face!!!"
Sukiya started her tantrum and the nurse injected sedative to her IV. What a loser, she thought before closing the room.
"How's your patient?" her coworker asked.
There was an ugly scowl on her face. "Bitch as ever!"
"Well, her sex video was surprisingly popular and it really gave her the nervous breakdown of the century."
She gagged. "That's actually an intense video if you ask me."
"Did they ever find the culprit?"
"Nope. She can't even remember who screwed her."
"Tsk. Poor girl."
The nurses only laughed at the irony of Sukiya's situation.
To all reviewers:
I am happy and sad as I write this chapter. Happy, because I managed to finish the whole chapter. Sad, because this is the ending.
And before you start, let me say this. If you want me to write an epilogue, just say so in your review (and I will write it, that is if I get at least 20 that says so). If you don't want me to, OK! thanks for saving me the trouble.
*sighs* It has been more than a year since I started Courting. And I am damn proud with myself! To all the reviewers who supported me from the very beginning, thank you very much!!! It's hard to say good-bye (because I won't be writing any Amuto fic for a while) but I have to in order to move on (to another pair, CielxSebastian of Kuroshitsuji).
Let's not forget: REVIEW!!!
Why do you get so many reviews?
Because I write what I think people want to read. Before I became a fanfic writer, I was an extensive fanfic reader. I used to read all good SasuSaku and NatsuMikan fanfics until I snapped and started scribbling my own stories.
Have you abandoned Courting?
Obviously not. I ain't that cruel. Fufu
Are you pervert?
O.o God! I hope I'm not.
Why is Gon and Killua in this particular chapter?
I can't think up of better names. Sorry about that. And I'm so in love with Killua. (I'm going to crossdress him on April.)
To kari, who asked me so long ago about making Courting a fanga, you have my permission sweety (if you're still interested, that is).
To Drgnldy, thanks for adding me on facebook!!!
To Mizuki and Ang, you know who you are, thanks for nagging me to update faster (that's a kudos for the two of you). ^^
To Kuroshitsuji fans:
I posted a CielxSebby fanfic entitled The ABCs of Ciel Phantomhive by Sebastian Michaelis. Please read and review that one! And by the way, I'm going to cosplay Ciel (from episode 4) on Ozine Fest 10.
Ikuto: Is it over yet?
Amu: I think so.
Utau: What? *glares at the author* YOU! I didn't even make any appearance! Just 'special' mentions.
Chidori: *sweat drops* Actually, my oroginal plan is to include you in the epilogue. *looks at the reviewers* BUt I guess that depends now on their reviews.
Utau: *cries* You're so mean!!! KUKAI!!!
Kukai: huh? What?
Utau: Chidori-chan abandoned us!!
Chidori: *double sweat drops* I'm sort of not responsible for that. *looks at the reviewers again*
Ikuto: So I can't get it on with Amu-koi anymore? No honeymoon scene?!?
Chidori: Don't ask me!!! ASK THE REVIEWERS DAMN IT!!!
Ikuto and Utau: Request for an epilogue!!!
Tadade: *mumbles* Don't!