Kate: Hey! So I realized that I was meaning to, but ended up forgetting many times, so I'm going to say it now. For those who don't know, this story is based off the Korean drama 'You're Beautiful'. Go check it out! It's A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

Disclaimer: I do not own

Chapter 27

Amuto sat with his legs propped on the coffee table in front of him, arms crossed while holding a small lollipop in between his pearly white teeth. Surprisingly he was calm, even though this was his first official concert. He was just one of those people who didn't worry and went with the flow.

Glancing down at his plaid shirt, he sent a questioning look in Yukari's direction, watching her hand Kukai a pair of black skinny jeans and a neon shirt. "Is this really necessary?" Amuto asked, referring to his shirt that was unbuttoned almost completely, exposing his chest.

Yukari sent him an are-you-stupid look. "Of course it is! All the girls will faint at the sight of you – in a good way, of course." she stated while applying the finishing touches to Tadase's golden hair. The woman suddenly looked frantically around the room with a frown on her face. "Where's Ikuto!" she demanded just as Nikaidou entered the room with a smile on his face.

"Nikaidou! Where on earth is that punk!" Yukari questioned harshly, feeling as if she had to threaten him in order to get words out of him.

Nikaidou chuckled quietly under his breath, leaning against the door. Finally this whole thing could be solved. He just hoped Ikuto would get back in time for the concert, or who knew what the end result would be. "...He went to get his girl." Nikaidou replied with a smile.

Amuto turned his torso to look at the man standing behind him and grinned, continuing to hold the sucker with his teeth. "Really, now? How dashing." he commented. "I wonder how long it will take for him to realize that she's actually in the audience, and not where you told him she'd be."

This shocked everyone in the room, all eyes now on the boy with pink hair. "She's in the audience?" Nikaidou repeated, panicking. "I just sent Ikuto away for nothing?"

The man then groaned while sinking into a seat and burying his face in his hands. "It would've been so romantic if he burst into the orphanage where she was working and pulled her into his arms..." he drifted off once the gears in his imagination started working.

Raising an eyebrow at Nikaidou, Amuto shook his head. "I'm sure he'll be back any minute now. When did you tell him where she was?" he asked. He was beginning to get used to sharing advice with all these people involved with the band.

Nikaidou snapped out of his weird imagination and looked over at the boy. "Uh... well, I found him on my way to the bathroom, but after that I grabbed something to eat... around twenty minutes ago...?" he replied, unsure.

Amuto nodded in response. Then Ikuto would definitely be back soon. The concert did, after all, start in ten minutes.

"You said she's in the audience, right?" Kukai clarified as he emerged from behind the curtain, now changed in his clothes. "You mean she's with thousands of fans, making it impossible to find her?"

Amuto shrugged. "It does appear that way, doesn't it?"

The brunette slowly tip-toed over to Amuto with his eyebrows slanted downwards in suspicion. "Or... are you actually Amu, pretending to be your brother?" he demanded as he stopped just inches away from Amuto's face.

"...I do believe I know who I am. I'm not my sister." The boy replied before gently pushing Kukai away from him, not liking the fact that his personal bubble was now popped, making him feel very uncomfortable.

Huffing out a response, Kukai sat back in front of a mirror and allowed Yukari to finish applying gel to his hair.

The changing room door suddenly being thrown open made Nikaidou nearly scream as he looked at the door. Ikuto.

Amuto just laughed to himself.

"She's here." Ikuto stated while trying to catch his breath. Judging by the unimpressed looks on everyones' faces, he guessed they already knew that important detail. "Nikaidou, change the first act. I'll go on first." He decided before grabbing his change of clothes and hurrying behind the curtain hanging in the middle of the room so he could get dressed.

It seemed that his clothes were always black skinny jeans, converse shoes, and a dark shirt. He was thankful that this time, at least his shirt was black and white plaid instead of something plain. It was time to change things up a little.

"A-are you sure you want to do this?" Nikaidou clarified while following him down the hall towards the stage.

"Yes." Ikuto replied instantly. After taking one more look at Nikaidou, he opened the backstage door and walked in, stepping over the millions of cords and wires that were scattered across the floor on his way to the stage.

As soon as they spotted him, the fans went wild. Cheering and screaming at the top of their lungs.

The multi-colored spotlights danced around the stage as Ikuto walked up to the microphone, flinching as one of the lights flashed into his eye. It always took a few minutes for his eyes to adjust to the bright flashing of the strobe lights.

While he waited for Amuto, Kukai, and Tadase to get set up at their instruments behind him, Ikuto quickly scanned the large crowd in front of him, trying to spot a certain girl with pink hair. It was so dark out there compared to where he was standing, making it harder to see.

The music then started playing, making Ikuto stop searching for a moment in order to remember the words to his song. Well, not his song, the song Tsumugu wrote. He had become quite attached to the lyrics, and decided it would be best to sing it in the concert.

'Empty' by The Click Five (Which I don't own) Go check it out!

"Tried to take a picture
Of love
Didn't think I'd miss her
That much
I want to fill this new frame
but its empty."

The lyrics made perfect sense. It described what Tsumugu was going through back when Souko was trying to pull him away from his wife. Tsumugu used to be a photographer, one that would try capture the world's most treasured feelings. After losing his wife, he realized just how much he wanted to take a picture of love in hopes of remembering her. To remember what true love felt like.

"Maybe we're trying
Trying too hard
Maybe we're torn apart
Maybe the timing
Is beating our hearts
We're empty."

Ikuto's eyes continued to search through the crowd as he sang, desperately wanting to find her. He definitely didn't want to lose her. What he had learned from his own and other peoples' mistakes, was that he would regret letting go of someone he didn't want to leave.

"Maybe we're trying
Trying too hard
Maybe we're torn apart
Maybe the timing
Is beating our hearts
We're empty.

Maybe we're trying
Trying too hard
Maybe we're torn apart
Maybe the timing
Is beating our hearts...

We're empty."

Once the music stopped playing, Ikuto waited for the deafening cheers to die down before he spoke into the microphone, hearing his voice echo throughout the auditorium.

"You're listening, aren't you?" he asked, continuing to look for her. "I'm asking you to be where I can see you. … Not seeing you is like not having oxygen. Please... come to where I can see you."

That little speech just made the crazy fan-girls start screaming again. They jumped up and down excitedly with bright smiles on their faces, trying to get Ikuto's attention.

Amuto stepped away from the piano and waltzed backstage towards the lighting booth. After taking a random guess, he flicked on a switch, hoping it would be for the lights hanging above the audience. That way it would be easier to find his sister.

After emerging back on stage, Amuto smiled in satisfaction. He was one lucky guesser.

So many people. Ikuto was beginning to think it was impossible to find her. Just when he was about to give up, he saw pink. It was then as if his nerves finally rested, allowing him to breath again. She was there. … The only downside, was that she was walking away.

Amu tried to make her way in the opposite direction of the stage, moving further into the crowd, but found it almost impossible. All the girls were so persistent to be noticed by the four hotties on the stage. Sighing, she turned back around and stopped walking. Once looking back at the stage, she made eye-contact with Ikuto.

Just that made her legs feel like jell-o, her heart skip a beat and her face flush. His eyes were always so captivating.

It was like a dream. She couldn't believe it when she saw him walking off the stage and jump onto the floor into the mob of screaming girls. They didn't hold him back, though, which was surprising. He walked through the sea of people, stopping in front of Amu.

Instantly he pulled her into a kiss, neither of them caring about all the noise surrounding them, nor the amount of eyes that were watching them.

Ikuto parted from her first and hugged her tightly as a way of showing her that he wasn't going to let her escape from his life that easily. Even if she was going to Africa, she wasn't allowed to forget about him.

"I'll tell you every-day, so listen carefully..." Ikuto began. The girls surrounding them quieted down in order to hear properly. "...I love you."

More screams. Some of joy and others of sadness. The sad girls obviously wanted Ikuto to themselves. But a true fan would rejoice over their idol's happiness.

For the couple in the middle of all this havoc, this moment was full of sheer bliss. After hardships, misunderstandings, and everything else, they still found each other again.

"What about that one? Do you see it?" Amu asked excitedly as she pointed to a star while jumping up and down. "I can't wait to see what stars there are in Africa!"

Ikuto rolled his eyes, folding his arms across his chest as he too looked up at the sky. "The stars there will be the same as the ones here, idiot. ...Do you have to go?" he asked. Why Africa of all places? Why not America or some other place that wasn't so random? Then again, even if it was America, Ikuto would just hate that country instead of hating Africa. Either way, it meant taking Amu away from him.

The pinkette giggled under her breath at the boy. "Don't worry, I'll be back as soon as I can! Please wait for me."

"You sure have become arrogant. Maybe I don't want to wait, and I'll date some random person." Ikuto replied with a smirk at Amu's reaction consisting of an angry face and a muttered insult.

"Oh, look!" he then pretended to grab a star from the sky, then opened his hand for Amu to see a star-necklace. Originally he was going to keep it on the pig-rabbit and leave it in that room to help him forget, but he couldn't let it go. Instead he shoved it in his pocket. Good thing he did, or he wouldn't have been able to give it to Amu before she left.

Trying to hold back a blush, Amu smiled bashfully as she received the gift. "Look at that, you're even taking stars from the sky just for me." she teased. "You've really changed... So, does this mean you love me so much you're willing to take stars out of the sky just to give to me?"

He glared at her again. No doubt it was out of embarrassment. "You really are arrogant." he muttered. "If you don't want it, give it back."

"N-no, I want it!"

"Then stop saying such foolish things. Oh, what's that?" Ikuto asked, pointing at something to the side, in the distance.

Amu turned to look at whatever he was pointing at, then found herself being pulled to Ikuto's chest. He rested his chin on her shoulder and hugged her from behind.

"I won't ever let go of the star I caught with so much difficulty." Amu reassured while blushing madly, knowing that Ikuto knew that certain star was him. She could tell Ikuto was smirking as he continued to hug her.

"Yeah, you better not. It'll only shine in front of you, Pig-Rabbit."