The Curse of the Black Cat

Disclaimer: I do not own Shugo Chara.

Epilogue

One year later…..

College has got me booked. I have been taking day classes and on top of that a part time job at night. Ikuto still teaches at my school but at night, he's a waiter at a nearby restaurant. He was instantly hired by his looks. I work at a clothing store, either folding or cleaning up.

At times, Ikuto gets scouted by model agencies. If the pays high, he goes for it. So tonight, Ikuto has been out of town to model at the beach of the coast of Hiroshima. He was supposed to come back tonight. I'm at home as I speak; I just got back from my job. Watching TV alone is kind of scary. Then loud thumping was hitting against my door. Ikuto? I ran to the door and opened it to see Tadase , whom I haven't seen since Ikuto's bedroom a year ago.

"Tadase….. Where have you been? I haven't seen you at school?"

"I took a leave from school for a while. Can I come in?"

"Sure."

Tadase walked in and sat himself on the couch.

"Want something to drink?" I asked.

"No thanks. Thank you though." There was a moment of silence before he spoke again. "Amu, it has been an honor training you."

"Wait, why are you talking like that?"

"I'm moving to Kyoto. I'm transferring there for my next semester in college."

"….. so this is goodbye?"

"It's more like 'I'll see you around'."

He approached me and gave me a hug. I hugged him back lightly patting on his back.

"Good luck."

"Thank you, Amu."

He looked in my eyes one last time and just walked out. Tadase… I hope he'll be fine. After Tadase left, I went back to the couch to watch TV, but after about twenty minutes, I slowly started to drift away to sleep….

I woke up to a warm sensation covering me. I sat up and looked to see a blanket covering me and the bathroom light on. Ikuto's home! I jumped out of the couch to slowly peek in the bathroom. Ikuto trussling his wet hair, water dripping from his body, the towel wrapped around his tone body…. I opened a door for a little bit.

"Ikuto, welcome home."

He turned to me and smiled.

"How's your sleep?"

"Good."

I approached him and kissed him. I wrapped my hands around his neck deepening the kiss. Ikuto went along with my kiss by also adding his tongue to the mix. After a good thirty seconds, I pulled away from our kiss, leaving us breathless. He chuckled.

"What was that for?"

"I just really missed you. It has been a while since I saw you. I felt so lonely." He grew a mischievous smile on his face.

"Are you trying to seduce me? Well, it's working."

He lifted my chin and kissed me. I missed this. Ikuto carried me from the bathroom to the bedroom…

"How convenient. I'm already undressed. And now, it's your turn Amu….."

"You pervert."

I kissed Ikuto as he silently closed the door behind him. We kissed each other endlessly and our bodies connected….

A special night for the both of us.

A faint ray of sun hit my face, causing me to wake up. I looked to my left to see Ikuto, holding me in his sleep. I slowly tried to pry him off me but in the end, his grasp got even tighter and pulled me back.

"Mmmm.. you're so warm, we should just stay like this for the whole day…."

"Ikuto…. I have to shower….. ah!"

Ikuto kisses the back of my neck and slowly started to slide his hand around my breasts.. His movements made me blush and also encouraging me to want more…."

The sound of the doorbell went off.

"Oh, the door! I'll get it!"

I wriggled my way out of his grasp to answer the door.

"Tch. Damn it…"

"Maybe next time Ikuto." I giggled.

I grabbed a robe from the room and opened the door. I couldn't believe my eyes. It was Utau and Kuukai.

"Uta I mean Princess Persephone, Kuukai, what are you guys doing here?"

"I came to talk."

"I'm just escorting Utau.'

"Can we come in?" she added.

"Uh.. sure! Come in. Ikuto! Get dressed!"

"What for?"

"Your sister's here."

Ikuto walked out to the living room with pants and white tee.

"Persephone?"

Utau made her way past me and dashed to Ikuto. She jumped into his arms, wanting his embrace. Ikuto looked surprised. His gaze softened and reciprocated her actions. I pulled Kuukai in the apartment so I could close the door behind him. It was a very happy reunion. I brought out tea for everyone as they were sitting on the couch.

"Amu, don't you have class today?"

"Nope, school's closed down because of Children's Day. I'm home the whole day."

"Perfect. Then we can all talk and catch up." Utau stated.

After giving the tea to everyone, I sat next to Kuukai while Utau sat herself next to Ikuto.

"What brings you guys to Earth?" Ikuto asked.

"It has been three years since you guys left the Underworld."

"That fast? Wow, it's only been a year since we left." I added.

"I came today to ask Cerberus to come back and take the throne."

My eyes widened in surprise. "But wasn't he banned from the Underworld?"

Utau smirked. "In the past three years, I slowly got rid of all the elders in the council. The ones that all agreed to banish Cerberus are all retired. So then all the people in the council right now do not know that Prince Cerberus was banished."

"Then Iku I mean Prince Cerberus can go back?"

"Exactly!" Kuukai added.

I turned to Ikuto with a smile but he was smiling back. His face didn't even change expression.

"I'm not going back Persephone."

Utau stood up. "Why? I got rid of them for you! Just for you to come back! Everyone misses you!"

"Who's everyone? The only people who misses me are you, Mother, Hikaru and Yoru. I am proclaimed dead in the Underworld."

"That can easily be fixed, we live in the Underworld, I'll just say that you can back from the dead!"

Ikuto put his hand on Utau's shoulder.

"But look at the Underworld now."

Ikuto snapped his fingers and a cloudy screen appeared in front of us. You can see the villagers talking to castle officials and kids running in the shopping district. It looked….. happy.

"It's lively and everyone's happy. I am the one who killed innocent bystanders under the order of Gozen. There's no way they can look at a murderer as a King." Ikuto diffused the spell so the cloud disintegrated in the air.

Utau flinched, she new that he was right. Ikuto did murder a lot of people and among them were women.

"All right. I'll stay Queen."

Ikuto patted her head.

"I'll try to come and visit. I'll contact Hikaru when I do."

"Cerberus…."

Utau went up to Ikuto and hugged him.

"I'll be waiting, big brother."

"Yeah."

Utau finally let go and began walking to the door.

"Kuukai, let's go."

"Sure, I'll see you around Amu. Take care of yourself you hear?" Kuukai shouted.

"Of course."

Kuukai and Utau left closing the door behind them, taking their leave.

"Ikuto, we should go visit them soon."

"Yeah, I know." Ikuto suddenly picked me up and carried me to the bedroom.

"What are you doing?"

"Continuing from this morning. Because I have to leave soon for my next modeling gig."

I looked at him. "You're leaving again?"

"Yeah, but for only two weeks."

"Two weeks is long." I said sadly.

"Yeah I know but before I go, I want to take you somewhere."

His words took me by surprise. "Where is it?"

Ikuto put his finger against his lips. "It's a secret. I want you to meet me in front of the Tokyo Tower at nine o' clock. I'll be waiting."

Tokyo Tower, 8:55

My legs took me to the Tokyo Tower very early. Ikuto had told me to wear the best dress I got. It was a bit lonely standing in front of the beautiful fountain near the tower. Where is he?

As the clock stroke nine, the lights that were posted around the Tokyo Tower lit up the dark night. Standing by the tower was Utau, Kuukai and Hikaru. They all wore fancy attire but the person behind him looked even flashier. It was Ikuto wearing a white tuxedo with a black rose near his chest pocket. Ikuto walked towards me and kissed my cheek.

"You look lovely as usual. These flowers are for you."

Ikuto pulled a bouquet of flower from behind him. He pointed them at me but there was one thing in the flowers that caught me eyes. A little black box was hidden among the flowers. I reached out to grab it and realized that it was a ring box. I slowly opened it to see a studded diamond ring shimmering lightly.

"I thought about making our marriage official and now here's our proof."

Ikuto put down the flowers and went down on one knee and held my hand while my hand held the ring box.

"Amu Hinamori, I will be honored if you can help me make a family together."

I started to cry. "You already know the answer to that you idiot!" I hugged him immediately, holding him tightly. I let go of him and kissed him. Everyone was there cheering for us. They came up to us congratulating us.

"Good luck on the baby making!" Kuukai cried out.

"You better make me the God Mother." Utau threatened.

"Of course we will Utau." I smiled.

Kuukai and Utau went ahead first, leaving Hikaru alone with us.

"Master Cerberus, I would like to be you and Amu's servant if you let me." Hikaru stated.

Ikuto put his hand in Hikaru's shoulder. "Rather than becoming our servant, you can be our kid's guardian." Ikuto smiled.

"But of course! I'd be honored to! Please let me know when Miss Amu is pregnant."

"Oh it'll be pretty soon." Ikuto smirked.

I blushed.

By the time it hit ten, everyone went back to the Underworld and me and Ikuto started walking back to our apartment.

"I wanted to make a family before I left. I didn't want to leave you alone when I'm gone."

"It's alright, I'll be waiting for you, as long as it takes."

Ikuto smiled. "I love you, Amu."

"I love you too, Ikuto."

I can't wait until the nights over because the next day is the new starting point of our family. What started our love was a curse upon Ikuto. But to me, Ikuto's curse wasn't an evil curse, but a wish.

Notes:

Well, here it is the final chapter. I'm sorry it took so long but I couldn't decide the ending. And this is the final result. I'm not sure whether to write a sequel based on their lives and their child. I got an idea for it already. This story was almost made to an "M" fanfic but I decided to hold back on this story. It's been a long two years for this fanfic.

Thanks for reading~ I hope to see you around! :D Kuro-chan out!