NO I HAVEN"T FORGOTTEN THE EPILOGUE!
Okay so it's been six months… and you're still going strong!
Sorry! Glade commercial! … anyways, I know it has been forever, and that almost nobody is going to care about this chapter, but I feel like I should publish it anyway…
I hope you enjoy it! And as for "I will always be there for you" my other story, I am stuck on the last chapter with like, three ending ideas, but I don't like any of them!
Anyway… Enjoy this chapter! =D I am thinking about doing a new story… What do you guys think? Should I?
The huge doors opened up in front of me and music began to play. I looked around at the faces that greeted me all with a smile. My friends and my family. My mother, my sister, and Ikuto's mother and father were sitting in a row in front. In the row next to them Rima, Nagihiko, Kukai, Utau, Yaya, and even Tadase sat. Happy faces surrounded me on the happiest day of my life. But although many eyes were focused on me, mine were focused on one thing.
Ikuto stood at the end of the aisle, waiting for me. I smiled at him and he smiled back. It was a real smile, not a smirk followed by a chuckle, but a genuine smile, just for me.
My father began slowly walking towards Ikuto, carrying me along. My heart skipped.
I couldn't believe this… Married, to Ikuto. It was to much, I never actually thought it would happen.
We were half way down the aisle and I was still thinking about how amazing this all was.
I mean, yeah I hoped this would happen, but for it to actually be happening was like a miracle.
We were only a few steps away. Me and Ikuto were getting married. I was going to be Amu Tsukiyomi. We are going to get married! He will kiss me, and I will toss the bouquet. Then after the wedding is over, we go on our honeymoon and… and…
I had seen enough romance movies to know what happens on the honeymoons. I felt my face turn really red as thoughts swirled around my head. I shook my head to try to get rid of them, but then I realized I was standing right next to Ikuto. This only made it worse and I am sure I turned redder. He smirked at my embarrassment, although I was extremely happy he didn't actually know what I was thinking about. I gave him a small, nervous smile. He grabbed my hand, trying to calm me down. He leaned towards me to whisper something into my ear.
"Thinking perverted thoughts, are we?"
I blinked and gasped. He laughed at me and squeezed my hand, looking away. I glanced over at him, and although I knew that it was probably just my mind trying to give me hope, I could have sworn I detected a light blush on his face. Even if it was just me, it still made me relax more.
It seemed like the wait was endless, but soon the music began to fade and the officiant walked in. He stood in front of us and began speaking.
"We have come together in the presence of God/Our Creator/Divine Spirit and these witnesses to join you, Amu Hinamori, and you, Ikuto Tsukiyomi, in holy matrimony…"
(A/N Skipping some stuff…)
"Amu Hinamori, do you take this man, Ikuto Tsukiyomi, to be your lawfully wedded husband, and do you promise to love, honor and respect him, and comfort him, and keep him in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto him for so long as you both shall live?" The officiant asked.
I gulped, and before my brain could even think about what to say, me heart spoke for me, "I do" I said softly, but confidently. The words just slipped out of my mouth. I knew that I loved him, so of course they would just slip out, I have been waiting to say it and he has been waiting to hear it for the longest time.
The officiant continued.
"Ikuto Tsukiyomi, do you take this woman, Amu Hinamori, to be your lawfully wedded wife, and do you promise to love, honor, respect her, and comfort her, and keep her in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her for so long as you both shall live?
I waited for what felt like the hours, even though I knew barely a second had passed when he said it.
"I do." he told me, looking into my eyes. I was amazed how those two words and the look in his eyes made my heart race.
It felt like it was only the two of us, even though there were plenty of eyes on us, it was like we were in our own little world.
"Your wedding rings" the officiant said, "are symbolic of your commitment to each other and your endless love for each other.""Amu Hinamori, please place your ring on Ikuto Tsukiyomi's third finger of his left hand" he told me.
I took one of the small rings that Hikaru had walked up with. I shakily picked it up and grabbed Ikuto's hand, blushing like a mad man. I gently pushed the ring onto his finger. Once I was done, the officiant carried on."Ikuto Tsukiyomi, please place your ring on Amu Hinamori's third finger of her left hand."
Ikuto picked up the other ring and raised my left hand. He raised it higher to his face, drawing out his time to embarrass me more. He waited and then gently put the ring onto my finger. He collected my hands together and held them under his chin, not letting me put them down. The officiant waited for him to, but Ikuto just nodded him onward.
"I pray with you now that Our Almighty and All-Loving God/Creator/Divine Spirit blesses your union as a loving sanctuary and that It guides you with Its perfect plan on your journey ahead so that you may fulfill your purposes on this Earth and thereafter. I further pray with you that you always be considerate of each other, and remember to always turn to Our Creator in times of need, and to rejoice in It in celebrations of cherished moments and gratitude. "What therefore God/Our Creator hath joined together, let no man put asunder. Amen" he finished.
It was like watching, or more like being in, a suspenseful movie. You knew it was reaching the most suspenseful climax, but you just didn't know exactly when.
"I now with divine blessings and the authority vested in me, joyfully pronounce you Husband and Wife" he said loudly, looking at us and at the crowd. "You may now kiss the Bride," he said the final words.
Ikuto squeezed my hands between his. He looked into my eyes and I felt like he was staring into my soul, and it felt like I would start saying anything and everything I had ever kept inside. My eyes were locked on his. He took my hands and guided them up and behind his neck so that my hands met and he became trapped between my arms. Ikuto then wrapped his arms around my waist and pulled me into his chest. He put his nose on mine and whispered,
"I love you."
I smiled, blushing.
Before I could tell him the same he cut me off with the kiss. I guess I should have seen it coming, knowing Ikuto. I heard the crowd cheering and dog whistling. I felt warm, joyous, and out-of-this-world happy. I tightened my arms around his neck, pulling him in closer. Following that, he tighten his arms as well. I didn't want to pull away, I didn't want to end it, moreover, I didn't want this to end. But we both knew we would have to part sooner or later, and after a few more seconds, Ikuto reluctantly pulled away. We looked into each other's eyes, our faces still close.
"love you…" I finished my sentence from before.
We both laughed. We laughed, we smiled, and I cried, but of course he just laughed at me more. Then I was handed the bouquet after I had pulled myself together. I clasped it tightly in my hands and turned around.
"Please, Rima or Utau…" I prayed in my head. I took a deep breath and threw the flowers behind me, with to much strength. I stumbled backwards and got caught up in my dress, and I felt myself falling. But before I could barely even fall a few inches, I felt myself collapse in Ikuto's arm's.
"Only you…" he chuckled at me.
I sighed at him and tried to get up, but after I did manage to get back on my feet, he refused to let me go. I laughed at him.
I heard a loud gasp in the crowd.
"She caught it!" someone yelled out.
I looked around and saw Utau, empty handed, and then looked at Rima, who's face was wide with shock. She just starred at the bouquet, and then slowly looked back up, glaring at me with red eyes. Before she could jump up, Nagihiko swung his arm around her shoulder and yelled,
"Thanks, Amu!" wearing a big smile on his face.
I waved at him and smiled, laughing at Rima.
I looked at Utau, who appeared to be pouting, but trying hard not to show it.
"Sorry Utau" I thought.
I heard a loud noise outside, but I couldn't make out what it was. Ikuto then released me from his arms and walked a few feet in front of me.
"I believe I hear our ride," he said offering me his hand. I smiled at him, and grabbed his hand. He took it and pulled my towards his face once more and kissed me again. I kissed him back, but to soon he pulled away and dragged me along with him.
We walked out the door and waved goodbye to everyone. There was laughter, and smiles, and of course more tears. My dad walked up to us a placed a tight grip on Ikuto's shoulder.
"I swear if you-
My mom pulled him away cutting him off. Honestly, I didn't want to know what he was going to say. Ikuto just smiled at him, and gave him a sarcastic "Of course not," This only made my father flail more.
"Come one," Ikuto told me and walked me out to the car in front of the church. He opened the door for me and then slid in after. The driver looked back at us.
"Where to first?" he asked.
The door Ikuto was sitting next to had the window rolled down and he said loudly,
"The downtown love hotel."
My eyes widened and my face quickly gained color. My Dad was glaring at Ikuto and looked like he was about to kill him. My Mom just laughed. I guess she was smarter then me.
"Just drop us of at…" Ikuto leaned forward and whispered something into the driver's ear. "Do you know where that is?" he asked.
"I believe so" the driver replied.
"Great," Ikuto replied and sat back down.
"W-where are we going?" I asked nervously.
Ikuto wrapped his arms around my shoulder.
"Don't worry about it, it's a surprise anyway," he said.
I laughed lightly and then looked out the window and waved good bye to everyone. Then our car took off and we drove away.
I felt the car come to a stop. I tried to look around to see where we were, but the windows were tinted so that you couldn't see inside or out.
"Where are we?" I demanded. As I opened the door I felt a long, warm hand cover my eyes. "Hey!" I yelled, searching for his face with my hands. Soon my hands were trapped by Ikuto's free hand. Unable to see or feel for my surroundings, I had no choice but to let Ikuto guide me to were we were going.
We walked for a little bit, but then we stopped. I felt Ikuto gesture someone with the hand that he was using to hold my hands.
"What? What is going on?" I asked.
"Okay, one, two…" he paused, "three!" and my hands were released and I was given my sight back.
The sight I saw was beautiful and very familiar.
The Amusement Park.
"Well, don't I feel stupid," I said. Ikuto laughed at me. How did I not see this coming?
"I knew you would never figure it out if I picked a place so obvious," Ikuto told me, patting my head.
I pouted at him, treating me as little kid again. I laughed slightly and ran away.
"Wha, where are you going?" Ikuto called and I heard him running after me. I laughed more. It felt like I was a little kid again, playing at the Amusement Park.
I ran into the closest building, which was the Haunted House, of course. I hesitated at the entrance, but then as I was about to take off again, I felt Ikuto's arms warp around me. He spun me around in his arms while we laughed with each other.
We walked through the Haunted House, me jumping at anything and everything that jumped out of a dark corner or leaped out from the ground or fell from cracks in the ceiling. We rode on the Merry-Go-Round a thousand times, and the tea cups, a thousand and one; and counting.
And after the gazillionth round of spinning in circles, we got of and fell on the floor laughing, Ikuto unable to do the usual catch-me-before-I-fall, do to his condition. It felt like the world was spinning. I lay down on the ground, trying to regain my sanity and sight. After I did, I realized that I was exhausted.
Ikuto got up after a few more minutes and looked at me. I felt myself dozing off. The last thing I remember was Ikuto's blue hair.
I woke up later in the car. I look around, waiting for my eyes to adjust to the dark. I gasped when I remember what happened.
"Ikuto?" I asked.
"Yes?" He answered.
"Oh! I-I'm sorry, I don't know what came over me, I just passed out…" I said, looking out the black window, unable to see anything outside it.
"Why are you apologizing?" Ikuto asked.
"B-because I fell asleep, on our honeymoon…" I said, feeling guilty.
"Why are you worrying about it so much? It doesn't matter that we weren't there for the whole night, it matters that you enjoyed every minute of it," he paused, "and I did," he finished.
"Nope," Ikuto cut me off, turning to me and placing a finger to my lips. He slowly pulled it away. I opened my mouth to protest but he silenced me. He gave me a small smile and then leaned over to me and kissed me lightly.
"If you're tired, sleep," he said, caressing my cheek. I pursed my lips for a moment, but then gave up. I rested my head on his shoulder and began to nod off. Right before I fell asleep, I wondered where we were going, but fell asleep before I could really think about it.
**!A/N In the scene below, they will not actually "Do it" it just implies that they do later!**
I woke up on a bed, apparently in a hotel room. I looked around and saw a pair of pajamas next to me and a note. I opened it a scanned over the writing on it. It was from Ikuto telling me that he went to get the rest of their luggage. I didn't really think about it much, I was just overly thankful that my pajamas were actually was pajamas and not something itty bitty. I got up with my the clothes in my hand and went to the bathroom to go get change…
I sat down on the bed, now changed into a matching pair pajamas, a red button up shirt and white shorts. I was no longer tired, I was wide awake and my heart was racing.
What was going to happen? Were we just going to go to sleep after such a long day? Or, or… Before I could finish my thoughts Ikuto walked into the room and jumped onto the bed with me.
He sat down cross-legged with his elbows on his knees and his chin resting on his hands, smiling. I tried to not look at him, but it was useless. He looked like a little cat, all he needed was his tail back.
"W-what are you smiling about?" I asked nervously. He smiled wider.
"I just can't believe you are finally 'Mrs. Tsukiyomi'," he told me. I blushed, and turned away from him. It was embarrassing, but at least it was distracting.
"What?" he asked.
"Nothing," I said, still not looking at him.
"You agreed to this a long time ago, and you still act the same as you did then," he told me.
"And I thought you agreed to drop the subject," I argued.
"I said 'for now'," he replied.
I just bit my lip, not able to come up wit anything witty. Ikuto was silent as well.
After a while a few minutes of silence, I heard him crawl closer to me. He grabbed my chin between his fingers and turned my face towards his. Before I could really look at his face, he was kissing me. His lips were moving with mine and soon I was lying on the bed. We kissed like this for so long, I had no recollection of how long we had been kissing. Soon it hit me where things were headed and I turned away from his face. He seemed stunned at first, but then moved and was sitting cross-legged on the bed again.
Breathing heavily I sat up, not facing him.
"I-I'm sorry, I just…" I started, but didn't finish, not sure if I would start crying or not. He was quite behind me. Oh no… It was what I had feared, I had hurt him. Why didn't I just go with it? I felt my eyes start to sting, and I knew the tears would come no matter what I did. I closed my eyes and felt the first ones slide down my cheeks.
Soon I felt Ikuto's arms wrap around waist. I hiccupped loudly, and bit my lips, trying to hold back my sobs.
"I'm sorry," Ikuto told me. I was confused. Why was he sorry? I was the one who had rejected him.
"W-why are you apologizing?" I asked between sobs.
"I went to far, and I scared you," he said, "and now you are crying," he finished. I smiled slightly, realizing this was kind of a misunderstanding.
I took a deep breath, knowing I would have to face this sooner or later, and I turned around to face him.
"I was crying because I thought I hurt your feelings," I told him.
We both looked at each other, and he saw me smile as I realized how stupid I was being and he started laughing, and I laughed with him. I wiped the tears from my eyes.
"I feel s-stupid," I muttered and Ikuto laughed at me more.
After we stopped laughing, we looked at each other for a while in silence. I pursed my lips, contemplating what to do next. Continue sitting in this awkward silence, or…
I leaned in closer to Ikuto, and he closed the distance between us and we were kissing again.
Somehow I ended up with my back against the bed frame. I felt Ikuto's hand gently grasp one of the button on my shirt. I froze. Ikuto parted from my lips and released my shirt.
"Just tell me if you're scared," he said in a delicate voice. I slightly nodded my head, my eyes still closed. What was wrong with me? Why was he so calm? How was he still functional? He's not nervous or embarrassed at all! Unlike me, I feel so, so… stupid, that is all I could think, I was just being stupid and I was just stupid person, that was the only suitable word I could think of. I heard Ikuto sigh loudly.
"If it makes you feel any better," Ikuto paused, his voice shaking ever so slightly. "I'm scared, too," he finished.
My eyes popped open. I looked up at him with questioning eyes, and I could read that he was, after all, just as scared and nervous as I was. I took a deep breath and swallowed. I nodded again shakily.
Ikuto took the button between his fingers once more, and now that I focused on it, his fingers were shaking. This comforted me immensely. Then suddenly, the realization hit me.
It was all going to alright.
Eleven Years Later (Epilogue to the Epilogue? What?)
I turned left at the corner and drove towards the entrance of the school. I had been driving, walking, and running on this road since I was a kid. Seiyo Academy was not only my elementary school, but my daughter's as well.
I pulled up at the side of the curb, looking for any sign of my daughter. The bell sounding for the end of the day had just rung, so she should be out soon.
After waiting about ten minutes, Ikuto began to grow impatient.
"Where is she?" he asked me. I looked at him sitting in the passenger seat. Ikuto Tsukiyomi. My husband of eleven years and counting, and father of my daughter, Koko.
"Just wait," I told him. "You are so impatient."
I looked around more and I finally spotted the top of her dark pink hair. She was tall for her age, so she stuck out. When the crowd cleared more, I saw her seemingly arguing with someone. When I focused more, I saw she was arguing with a guy. Perhaps a high-schooler, judging by his uniform. I saw her yelling at him. He raised strand of her hair and she raised her fist to smack his hand away, but before she could, they young man caught her hand.
"What are you looking-?
I raised my hand to silence him.
The boy grabbed Koko's hand and leaned down closer to her face. Even if she was tall, he was much taller then her. I saw her eyes widen and her face fade into a light red color. I smiled.
"Aw!" I squealed, and then clasped my hand over my mouth, embarrassed for doing something like that.
"What?" Ikuto asked, looking at what I was focusing on. He obviously saw what was going on. I saw a smirk spread across his face. He chuckled.
Both me and Ikuto watched them, waiting for what would happen next, and as I suspected the boy pulled away laughing Koko. She jumped back, shocked, covering her face with her hands. She yelled something at him and he just gave her a small wave and said something else. Koko frustrated and flustered choked on her own words and just turned around and ran away.
Once she spotted out car she began walking. She thrust the car door open and slammed it shut.
"How was your day?" Ikuto asked before she had even put her seatbelt on.
She mumbled something incoherent in an annoyed tone.
"Who was that guy you were talking with?" I asked her, prying.
She hesitated, but then spoke.
"I don't know! He isn't even a guy! He is some perverted old creeper!" She said loudly.
"What do you mean?" Ikuto asked.
"He said my hair was weird and that he would come back everyday to tease me about it…" Koko said, running her fingers through her hair.
"Really? Everyday?" I asked.
"Sounds more dedicated then I was…"Ikuto mumbled. I elbowed him in the ribs.
"What?" Koko asked.
"Nothing!" I told her. "Is he a friend of yours?" I asked.
"As if! I hate that pervert! I barely even know him!" she said.
"What's his name?" I asked.
"Why do you guys care, anyway?" she asked.
Ikuto and I looked at each other.
"You two reminded us of each other when we young," Ikuto finished.
Koko thought about this for a second, and then said:
"Ew! No way would I ever fall for that weirdo!"
"Oh…" Ikuto and I both sighed.
Koko still looked flustered as she glared out the window, obviously staring at the boy.
"Kohaku," she stated.
"Huh?" I asked.
"H-his name. He said it was Kohaku," she said, blushing lightly.
"Koko and Kohaku…" Ikuto mumbled. After a few seconds of thought he said, "Kokaku!" he had successfully combine there names. (Like Amu+ Ikuto= Amuto)
"What!" Koko demanded.
"Nothing, nothing…" Ikuto said quietly.
I laughed and started backing out of the drop off area. I looked back to see if anyone was behind me, and I saw Koko examining the part of her wrist where Kohaku had grabbed her.
I smiled and looked at Ikuto. He rose and eyebrow at me, but I just shook my head and looked down the road. I was trying to think of what would happen in the near future. Would Koko fall for that boy? And would he fall for her? Or would she find some prince? I tried to think of how everything would work out, but nothing came to me. It was impossible to predict anything, ever since I met Ikuto, he changed everything and made it impossible to plan or predict anything.
"I guess it's all up to her and fate" "Just like me…"…
What a cliché/corny/cheesy/bad/confusing ending =p
Just know I stayed up late in the night and got barely any sleep for this chapter and have been on the computer since I got home from school, typing! I got home at around 4pm, it is now 9:40pm! Anyways, this was the final chapter and thank you for sticking with me through this entire story =D It means so much to me 3 I hope to have a new story out soon, as well as the final chapter to "I Will Always be There For You"
I really hope you enjoyed reading this story as much as I enjoyed writing it!