Neko-chan: Hi peoples! I might have a few people mad at me for writing this while I'm still making 'An Amuto Story', but this idea has been rolling around in my mind for so long, it's causing a writers block.

Amu: Well, I guess that kinda makes since. You haven't been updating your other story as quickly as you usualy do.

Neko-chan: I know! *cries* I'm sorry about that. Oh well. I want to introduce my new story. Please tell me if you like it or not. So far, I thought it was a pretty cool idea. I'm not sure if anyone else has made a story about this yet, though.

Anyways, please enjoy my new story, Mind Readers.

Mirror: Neko-chan does not own Shugo Chara. (for those who haven't read my other story, Mirror is supposed to be by chara)


Chapter 1

Making a Wish

~Ikuto's POV~

(By the way, this story takes place in an open space in the foresty are by Amu's school)

It was so bland today. Nothing interesting seemed to be happening. Well, that is, until...

*BAM* I turned to see the pink-haired girl in a pink tank top and pink skirt come flying backwards behind a purple light. She hit a tree, and I cringed, seeing how the bark must have been rough against her back. My teeth clenched together.

For some odd reason, I had been over-protective about her lately, and I couldn't stop thinking about her, even though she was much younger than me. "Yoru!" I called. The chibi, 4-inch tall person with cat-like features morphed with me.

Instantly, dark blue cat ears formed on my head, matching the same color of my hair, and a tail sprouted from behind, also the same color. My clothes were changed, too into a black top, pants, shoes (don't know if they are boots or regular shoes), gloves, and a split clothing coming out of my top. Also, on my right hand were 3, long blades coming out of the back of my wrist to imitate claws.

I jumped in front of the girl in a protective stance. About two feet in front of me stood a familiar blond-haired girl in a blue dress. Her eyes were somewhat hazed over, but anger and bitterness still shown through.

"I hate you, Amu! It's your fault that Mama didn't win! She was humiliated in front of the entire world because of you! If you didn't exist, then I would have already gotten the embryo! Then I could have helped her!" she screeched. Tears were forming in her clouded eyes.

"," Amu whispered from behind me.

"What?!" I turned around with disbelief, but stopped. A strange energy seemed to be penetrating my back. I decided to act on instinct, so I grabbed Amu and jumped away, looking back to see the tree we had stood by crash to the ground. Lulu was staring up at us with rage. Behind her, a ? egg was slowly growing. What? How could she have gotten a ? egg, when she is the one who creates them?

A herd of rubber ducks were suddenly smothering the possessed girl. She growled in fury as she swatted them away. I turned back to Amu. She looked in pain. Figures. By the looks of it, she was flung back pretty hard.

I felt her twitch in my arms, and her face scrunched up. Amu's eyes fluttered open with a dazed look. Then her eyes popped wide open and she tried to sit up. It unbalanced me in the air, and we ended up falling. Using my tail, I put myself under her to cushion her fall. I didn't want her to get hurt again.

In the end, I ended up falling flat on my back, and Amu was sitting right on top of me. The burning pain shot through me in an instant. "Ow..." I barely managed to choke out. No doubt this was going to leave a bruise.

"Ikuto!" Amu got off of me and turned to face me. "Are you okay?!" she asked with a worried expression. Aww. She's worrying about me. I guess I'll have to suck it up, at least for her.

I smirked and sat up. "Were you worrying about me, Amu?" I asked bluntly. Her face turned a bright shade of red, and she frowned as she turned her head away from me.

"O-of course. I-I mean, why wouldn't I? I'm not s-some rude, heartless person!" she shouted, still not facing me. To be honest, I was a bit surprised. Normally, she would have instantly denied it. This time, though, she admitted to my accusation.

"Well, thank you, but I am not going to be brought down my something so minor," I said, standing up. Even if it hurts like hell. I added silently.

She stood up as well. "I knew that!" I couldn't help but chuckle. She was such a bad liar, but that was what made her so kawaii at times.

"What ever. Let's just go help the others!" I nodded, and we flew off in sync. When we arrived back at the battle place, we saw Tadase cringing as he held up the 'Holy Crown' shield against Lulu's dark purple energy in front of Yaya, while Rima hovered over a bruised Nagehiko with a worried expression. Wow... I already know all their names. I commented in my mind, but then shook myself mentally as I reminded myself to stay focused.

Gotta help out Kiddy King first. He looks like he'll pass out at any moment. Already on the same thought pattern, Amu and I flew over to Lulu. My arm pulled back as I prepared for the strike. "Slash Claw!" I yelled as I struck my arm forward.

"No!" Amu shoved my arm away from Lulu, causing me to claw against the ground as we landed on top of her. Amu shoved me off as she got up and reached her hand out to Lulu. "Here," she said as Lulu took her hand for support. Then she turned to me.

"Don't scratch her!" she yelled. I growled. "Then what am I supposed to do?!" I bit back with a bit of venom. She flinched, and I regretted it. "Sorry," I quickly apologized.

"I... I don't know what else you're supposed to do, but you can't hurt her!" She seemed really upset. It was obvious that I would never win this argument, so I just sighed.

"Fine. Whatever." I jumped away on to a nearby tree and sat down. Amu turned around to Lulu and slapped her... hard. It echoed around the trees, and all other noises seemed to die away.

"Lulu, snap out of it!" she yelled at her. All you could see on Lulu's face was pure shock as she reached a hand up to rub the new, swollen, red spot on her cheek. "Lulu! I don't know what happened to your mother, or why she didn't win something, but it's not my fault!" Everyone's eyes were on her as she lectured the confused girl.

"I know you love your mama very much, but just because she didn't win doesn't mean you can take it out on us! We're your friends! It may not seem like it, but it's true! Look at what you're doing! You've even let yourself fall under your own spell!"

My eyes widened. How could she consider her her friend?! Arn't they supposed to be enemies? Wait... arn't we supposed to be enemies? I shook my head to get rid of my thoughts. There was no point in confusing myself now.

Lulu's eyes began to switch back to there usual state as tears began to well up in them. "Amu..." she said as her face began to lose her composure. "Amu! I'm so sorry!"

Suddenly, Lulu was hugging Amu and crying hystericaly. Amu accepted the hug politely and comforting her. Aww. So touching. I couldn't help but mock in my mind.

A strange light hovered just out of my view, and I looked up to see a bright shining figure in the sky. I gasped. "The embryo..." I breathed.

Even though I barely said it above a whisper, everyone's gaze followed mine up to the pure white egg in the sky. "It's mine!" I shouted possessively as I jumped straight for it. No one else was reaching for it, they just watched in subtle awe. Just as my hand made contact with the embryo, Tadase made his poor complaint of "W-wait! That's supposed to be my egg!"

I ignored him as I fell slowly to the ground in the middle of everyone. A question formed in my mind. I wasn't sure who asked it, but I knew that it was my chance.

Tsukiyomi Ikuto... what is it that you wish for? it asked. I... I wish to be free from Easter... I don't know where I had spoken from. I had tried to say it out loud, but it only came out as an echo in my head. My eyes shifted over to Amu. I still didn't understand much about her... it gave me an idea, though I didn't know if it would work. and... would it allow an 'and' in the wish? Would it grant the second part? ... I wish I could understand more about Amu.

A light laughter came in a womans voice. It echoed in my mind, just like all of the previous words. Then so it be.

It was as if the egg exploded. All of a sudden, all the light in the egg was everywhere in a huge flash, and then it was gone.

Did it work? That was my last thought before I lost consciousness.


Neko-chan: Soooo... how is it?

Ran, Miki, Suu: What about us?! Suu: ~desu

Neko-chan: ~sweatdrops~ Sorry! I personally really liked this chapter though! *hmph*

Ikuto: Please R&R

Neko-chan and Amu: *stares in shock*

Ikuto: What?

Neko-chan: Did you just...

Amu: say the 'please R&R' without being majorly threatened?!

Ikuto: Well thanks for the support. *sarcasm*

Neko-chan: Amu... get the thermometer and a bag of ice. Ran, you call the doctor- wait... no... mini invisible people can't call the doctor.... that's illegal... I think. Screw it. Ran, you freak out for me, I'll call the doctor.

Amu: *runs off to get items*

Ran: WHA!!! *fly's around frantically*

Ikuto: ~sweatdrops~

Mirror: Well, that was fun. Anyways, please R&R!