Third story. Since I have no where else to put this, thank you guys soooo much for 4OO reviews on 'Love Lies'. It really meant a lot to me, and hopefully this story'll be just as great. Though I doubt that any other story can get to 1OO reviews in six chapters. That was a miracle.

Just to clear things up in this story. No charas. Amu and Ikuto haven't met yet. And none of that crap about Easter being evil.
And um.. this is the first time I'm trying any story without planning it out first. The first time I'll just plan as I go. This isn't going to be easy..

A quick note: CHAPTER 42 IS EPIC WIN. Except for the end where Ikuto has to leave D:

Amu knocked on the door, the nerves killing her brain. She had already made it this far, all the way to Easter's building up to the twenty-third floor, and to the small office room on that floor. And it wasn't even that big of a deal; all she was hired to be was the secretary of some minor boss of Easter, one of the major entertainment companies of Japan. And that minor boss was supposedly waiting for her on the other side of this door, according to the clerk in the lobby on the ground floor.

So why was she so nervous? Well, Amu herself had no idea. She took a deep breath just as the door opened, and she saw a man with blue hair standing in the doorway. Amu couldn't help but stare at him. His blue hair was slightly messed up, as if he made no attempt to fix it this morning, and he stared at her with mesmerizing, mdnight blue eyes.

"Hinamori Amu, am I correct?" He asked in his deep voice. Amu felt her spine tingle. Whether it was from her nerves or his voice, she doesn't know.

"Y-Yeah," Amu stuttered lamely. "And y-you are...."

"Tsukiyomi Ikuto," The man finished for her. "Your boss."

Amu felt a light blush beginning to grow on her cheeks, but quickly blinked, clearing all her thoughts. She mentally slapped herself.

Baka! You shouldn't be thinking of things like that! This guy is just your boss, and you're just his new secretary. Besides, you already have a boyfriend, Tadase? Remember?! How do you think Tadase would feel if he found out that you might like somebody else?

Ikuto stared at the pinkette in front of him that looked like she was about to explode or something. He raised a perfect eyebrow.

"You okay?" He asked, his voice snapping Amu out of her thoughts. She took a second to breathe.

"I'm fine," She said, holding her breath so that she wouldn't stammer and blush again. Ikuto looked skeptical, but didn't ask her anymore questions.

"Okay," He said in a business-like voice. "Your first job. Go to the small kitchen by the elevators and get me some coffee. That should be fairly simple. Oh, and try to get it done in ten minutes."

"H-Hai," Amu squeaked before practically running in the direction he was pointing to. Ikuto sighed.

She's different...


Amu felt her phone vibrating as she walked into the small kitchen. She pulled it out of her pocket and saw that Tadase had texted her.

From: Hotori Tadase
gomen, but i won't be able to make it tonite.
July 1, 1O:25 AM

Amu frowned. This happened so often nowadays. She started up the coffee machine before texting him back.

From: Hinamori Amu
why!? again?! you've cancelled all our dates since last
month. what is with you?
July 1, 1O:27 AM

She grabbed the cups from the shelf and set the on the counter before she felt another vibrate.

From: Hotori Tadase
really? i always thought it was less than that. anyways, sorry. somethings came up and i'm busy.
July 1, 1O:28 AM

Amu rolled her eyes. It was always the same excuse.

From: Hinamori Amu
yeah well, why don'ty ou just tell me what this 'something' is? you always just say something, never tell me what that thing actually is
July 1, 1O:3O AM

Amu placed the phone back in her pocket. Almost instantly she felt it begin to vibrate again.

From: Hotori Tadase
sorry, but i can't right now. just trust me.. i swear it's nothing bad. look, how about i make it all up to you later? i'll take you somewhere really nice soon.
July 1, 1O:31 AM

She sighed. Tadase has always been cancelling on her; it's been making Amu think that there was something missing in their relationship. She doubted that any normal boyfriend / girlfriend couple should cancel every date for an entire month straight. Plus they barely even talked. It was always texts, instant messages, emails, never face to face talking or even a phone call. It's been approxmiately 3 weeks since she's even heard Tadase's voice. Slightly irritated, she quickly texted her reply.

From: Hinamori Amu
fine. but don't forget about our 2 year anniversary. it's coming up in a couple of months. oh and don't respond to this. doubt i'm supposed to text to my boyfriend while at work
July 1, 1O:32 AM

Amu heard something bubbling behind her. She quickly whipped around and saw that the coffee in the machine was beginning to boil over and spill onto the ground. Amu gasped and quickly began to clean up the mess.

"Wow," A voice said behind her, causing Amu to jump. She looked over her shoulder and saw Ikuto standing there, a smirk plastered on his face. He walked over and helped Amu clean up the mess.

"How about..." Ikuto suggested. "We pretend this never happened?"

Amu smiled sheepishly.

"Sure," She said. Ikuto glared at her with a look of annoyance. Amu's smile quickly faded.

"Sorry," She mumbled, hanging her head in shame. Ikuto frowned at her and stood up.

"Whatever," He called over his shoulder as he walked away. "Just don't do it again."

Amu frowned.

"What a bad mood," She said quietly to herself, following him out.

**** 2 Hours Later *****

Ikuto glared at Amu as she walked back in through the doors to his office. Amu carried the heavy stack of papers and slammed them onto Ikuto's desk, panting heavily and glaring back at him.

"Here..." She said, gasping for breath. "Is that shitload of papers that you wanted copied."

Ikuto raised an eyebrow as he quickly scanned the stack.

"Finally," He muttered. "You finally got one thing right."

Amu rolled her eyes. It had only been two hours since she began her job here at Easter, and she had already managed to mess up everything: from the spilled coffee to making smoke come out of the copy machine. Instead of brushing off the last incident like he did with the coffee, Ikuto made Amu run all the way across the street, make the copies, and run back.

Amu narrowed her eyes at him. It was hard to believe that just a couple hours ago every movement of his made her heart thump in awe, and now everything he did made her twitch in irritation.

"Well how is it my fault that the stupid copy machines they have in this building have so many unnecessary buttons?!" She demanded, still exhausted from her run. Ikuto shrugged.

"It's not my problem," He said nonlachantly. Amu raised an eyebrow at him.

"Why the bad mood?" She asked.

"Because being here sucks," Ikuto told her darkly.

"You hate this place so much," Amu pointed out. "Why don't you just quit?"

"That's none of your business," Ikuto quickly snapped at her. "You wouldn't get it."

Amu sighed.

This was going to be a longgg and horrible job experience...

Something tells me that this isn't going to get many reviews.. oh well! Review anyways? I have a tendency to delete stories that don't get 3 reviews within 24 hours, so just review, okay?