Chapter 6

Ikuto groggily woke up at 2 in the morning. There had been something on his mind for hours, and it was in his dreams. He needed to say it out loud to someone. He looked to the person next to him, who his dreams were revolving around, and his mind was on him.


"Tadase… Wake up… Tadase." Ikuto shook Tadase, trying to wake him up. It was the middle of the night, and Ikuto had been trying for two hours. Why couldn't he just wake up? Why did he have to be such a heavy sleeper?

"Tadase…" Ikuto shook again. Maybe he shouldn't have pulled Tadase on the bed, and had Tadase sleep with him. If he knew that he was this heavy of a sleeper, he wouldn't have done it.

"Yes, Ikuto?" Tadase said, rubbing his eyes. Ikuto let out a sigh.

"I have something very important to tell you. Now listen." Ikuto started. Tadase nodded his head, and tried to stay awake.

"Tadase, ever since I first met you, I've loved you. You have a beautiful voice, stupid but cool personality, and you're just a wonderful person. I love you, Tadase." Tadase's eyes went wide.

"W-why?" He whispered.

"I just told you…" Ikuto said.

"We've known each other for a month or something like that! And you love me? No way!" Tadase shook his head profusely.

"I do." Ikuto smiled lovingly at Tadase. Tadase blushed, and covered his face.

"You're weird." Tadase mumbled.

"That's okay."

"I don't like you that much." Tadase mumbled.

"You trust me though, enough to tell me your past, right?" Tadase nodded his head.

"We can move this slowly. I'll make you fall in love with me." Ikuto took Tadase's face into his hands, and kissed him gently on the lips. Tadase kissed back. This didn't feel like that man's hands. No, this felt like pure ecstasy.

"I-Ikuto… Let's go back to sleep. You woke me up early." Tadase whispered as they pulled away. Ikuto nodded, and fell back into his bed. Tadase also lied back down, and waited for Ikuto to fall asleep. He had experienced this many times, over and over with that man. But now, Tadase felt purely safe. He felt like nothing bad was going to happen. No one would hurt him. No one would force him to do anything. Was it really all because of Ikuto? Tadase looked at him, and he was off in dream land. He ran his hand along his face, and smiled. Yeah, Ikuto would protect him, and never leave him. Tadase soon drifted off into sleep, thinking about where Ikuto and he were going to be in the future.

The next day… At the shop

"Tadase! You're singing this song tonight." I called, walking over to Tadase and handing him a lyric sheet.

"Why can't I just sing my own songs?" Tadase said.

"Because you can't." I stuck out his tongue, and hopped onto the stage.

"Want to practice?"

"I'm going to have to." Tadase also got onto the stage, and sat on a stool, setting up the mic and the lyric sheet holder.

I began to play a soft melody on a nearby guitar. Tadase swayed slowly to the music and started to sing.

"Take me where I've never been. Help me on my feet again. Show me that good things come to those who wait." He sang, holding the mic near him.

"Tell me I'm not on my own. Tell me I won't be alone. Tell me what I'm feeling isn't some mistake, 'Cause if anyone can make me fall in love, you can." I felt this resembled him. I was going to make him fall in love with me.

"Save me from myself, you can, and it's you and no one else. If I could wish upon tomorrow, tonight would never end. If you asked me, I would follow. But for now I'll just pretend, 'cause if anyone can make me fall in love, you can." I smiled and continued to play. This song, I hope, was touching his heart.

"Baby, when you look at me, tell me what do you see? Are these the eyes of someone
you could love?" Those are the eyes of someone I could love forever and ever Tadase, I thought, wanting to hug him.

"'Cause everything that brought me here, well, now it all seems so clear. Baby, you're the one that I've been dreaming of. If anyone can make me fall in love, you can…" I continued to play the music, letting the song touch my own heart, not thinking of anything else but Tadase and me.

"Save me from myself, you can, and it's you and no one else. If I could wish upon tomorrow, tonight would never end. If you asked me I would follow. But for now I'll just pretend, 'cause if anyone can make me fall in love…"

"Only you can take me sailing in your deepest eyes. Bring me to my knees and make me cry. And no one's ever done this, everything was just a lie and I know, yes, I know." I played according to the music, doing a soft melody. Tadase was about to reach the climax of the song, and it was going to be good.

"This is where it all begins. So tell me it will never end. I can't fool myself, it's you and no one else."

"It's never going to end." I whispered.

"If I could wish upon tomorrow, tonight would never end. If you asked me I would follow, but for now I'll just pretend. If anyone can make me fall in love, you can…"

"Show me that good things come to those who wait…" Tadase finished, and I put the guitar down. I walked to Tadase, and put my hand on his shoulder.

"I think you're done practicing. That was really good. You weren't flat or anything." I complimented.

"That's good." He smiled a soft smile at me. I wanted to kiss him right then and there. But that would be really early in the relationship, even though I kissed him yesterday.

"Ikuto, I w-"

"Hey you guys! Stop having so much fun without me!" Utau whined, coming onto the stage, and hugging me. Tadase twitched and I snickered.

"Why are you here so early Utau?" I asked, prying her off of me.

"I just wanted to see you!"

"Yeah… Well, if you're here, you can practice your songs for tonight. And uh, help Amu already! She's so confused!" I yelled at her. Utau looked at the pink haired girl by the counter, her head hanging, and an aura of failure coming out of her.

"Yeah yeah." Utau said, getting off the stage and walking over to Amu. Tadase gagged.

"She's really stupid."

"Who? Utau or Amu?"

"Both of them." I laughed again. I really did love this guy.

"Back to what I was saying. I want you to play only for me tonight. Don't play for Utau." Tadase said acting like the stage was his.

"Alright. My dad is going to have to play for her." I said. Tadase smiled, and kissed my cheek.

"Thank you."

Au-chan: Yep, the chapter is over. It wasn't that good, but now they're together! Yayz! It's been a year since I started to write this. YAYZ! :D So, I hope you liked this chapter, I will be updating soon. Maybe. Hope you enjoyed, tell your friends if they like Takuto stories, review if you're not too lazy to tell me if I did bad or good. Thanks again! :D Next is "The Teleporter"! Wait for it tomorrow, and read it in school, unless you're not allowed to! It's the final chapter! :D