Merlee: FINALLY I get this posted -wipes away a sweat bead-
Ikuto: WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG, BITCH?!
Merlee: o.o; My account got all fucked up so I couldn't post crap x'D
Ikuto: ... yeeeeeeeaaaaaaaah. Right.
Merlee: And to people reading Missing, The Chosen One, and Rosamaria! I know, I haven't updated those in ages .-. But I am working on them! I just have a bit of writer's block on Rosamaria, so it's slowing down my progress in other stories. Please forgive me!!!
Ikuto: I swear, I hate your slacker-ness.
Merlee: -.-; don't we all?
Merlee: ALSO! If you're reading this without reading Dangerously Sweet first, then read it! This story will only make sense if you read Dangerously Sweet first.
Miki: Merlee doesn't own Shugo Chara or any of the characters! She-
Merlee: ALRIGHT! On with the story!
Ikuto insisted on walking me to school when we got back to Japan. I didn't have a problem with it, so I let him. The whole way there, he held my bandaged hand. He wouldn't hold the other one. I guessed that maybe he felt responsible for it.
"You're sure you'll be okay at the Guardians meeting?" He asked.
I sighed. I didn't want to go to the Guardians meeting. We were having one this morning before school. I didn't want Yaya asking me where I was, and I really didn't want Tadase asking why Ikuto had walked me to school, and why exactly we were holding hands. In fact, I didn't want to see Tadase at all. Why I ever thought I liked him in the first place was a mystery to me now.
"I'll be fine," I said as we walked up to the royal garden, "It's not like it's my first day going or anything."
Ikuto sighed and I opened the big glass door to the royal garden. Almost immediately, Yaya popped out in front of me, Tadase right behind her.
"Amu-chi! What's the deal with all the gauze?" She asked, jumping up and down.
"Hinamori-san, why are you with the likes of Tsukiyomi Ikuto?" Tadase glared at Ikuto. I then realized that Yaya and Tadase were holding hands. I wonder what happened with these two? I thought.
"Well, I could be asking you two why you're holding hands," I said purposely avoiding Tadase's question. The two of them blushed.
"Well, Tadase-koi and I are together!" Yaya yelled, jumping up and down enthusiastically. I rolled my eyes. She liked him the entire time?
"Yaya-koi! Don't yell it!" Tadase shouted in response, his face completely red. I he shot me a glance, that looked like a kind of glare. What's his problem? I thought. "You didn't answer my question! Why are you with Tsukiyomi Ikuto, Hinamori-san?" Tadase said, his voice sharp.
I opened my mouth to answer, but Ikuto answered for me. "Amu is my girlfriend," he said, moving his hand from mine to around my waist. He kissed me on the lips lightly. Tadase glared at us, but then he quickly changed that to a smile.
"I'm happy that Hinamori-san has found someone that loves her," he said, as if I weren't even there.
"It wasn't that hard for her," Ikuto said. I felt myself blush cherry red.
"Aaaaamuuuuuu-chiiiiiiiiiii!" Yaya whined, "Whyyyyy dooo you haave all the gaaaaauuuuze?"
I bit my lip and Ikuto nudged me in the side. We had something figured out. "It was an accident," I said. It was practically true. "I slipped and fell on some broken glass. Nothing big."
Yaya started to pout. "Where were you, anyway, Amu-chi?"
I opened my mouth to speak again, when Ikuto jumped in. Again. "She was with me." I sighed. Wasn't that much obvious? Tadase glared at Ikuto and I could have punched him for it.
"Well, I need to be going," Ikuto said, letting me go, "I'll see you after school, Amu-koi." He lightly kissed me again, Tadase glaring at us. Ikuto was enjoying all of it, I could tell.
"See you," I said and I walked into the royal garden. Nagihiko and Rima were in there, so it wasn't all that bad.
I really didn't like the way Tadase was looking at Amu.
I wasn't fond of the glaring, either, but I could handle that. The look I saw in his eyes was something I hadn't seen before. A kind of want or something. What did it mean? Did he still love Amu even if he were dating Yaya? Was it love or… lust? The thought of it sent shivers down my spine.
I shook my troubling thoughts away. Whatever it was he wanted, Amu wouldn't fall for it. She told me that she didn't like Tadase anymore, and her act back there kind of proved it. But what was it that he wanted, exactly? If he wanted Amu, he couldn't have her. Not only was Amu with me, But I wasn't about to let Tadase have her. I didn't trust him. (A/N: I know, I know, in the actual like anime/mange or whatever Ikuto and Tadase forgive each other and crap, but this way it's more interesting! xD)
I sighed. The best thing to do was to not think about it. It probably wasn't anything.
But for Amu's sake…
I turned back around and headed back to Seiyo Elementary. I chara changed with Yoru and I climbed onto the roof of the royal garden.
I watched everyone carefully, especially Tadase.
Amu's POV: Later: After School
I ran out of Seiyo Elementary as fast as I could, knowing that Ikuto would be waiting for me. I saw him leaning against a tree in that Ikuto-like way, his violin at his side. I ran up to him and I wrapped my arms around him the way I did at the hotel.
"Ikuto!" I yelled as I grabbed him. He wrapped his arms around me, too.
"Can you not live without me or something?" he said, sarcasm filling his voice, "That's kind of pathetic, you know."
I felt myself blush. "I-I can too live without you, you pervert!" I yelled. Ikuto smirked.
"Fine. I'll just be going, then," he said and started to walk away. I grabbed his wrist.
"Don't you dare!" I said. He turned back around and snickered.
"Do you admit that you can't live without me?"
I blushed even more. "Okay! Fine! No, I can't live without you, Ikuto! There I said it. Happy now?" I said.
Just then, Yaya and Tadase walked by. Tadase glared at us. Ikuto wrapped his arm around me, as if he were protecting me. He glared back at Tadase. He watched him walk off, and then he started walking the opposite way, pulling me along. Whaaaa? I thought, Am I missing something? I looked at Ikuto. Even though I once mistook him for an angel, he could be an angry soldier now. His eyes flamed in anger and a need to protect.
"Is something wrong?" I asked him. He closed his eyes and sighed.
"I didn't like the way he was looking at you, that's all."
"Huh? But, he glared at you, too."
He tightened his grip on me, pulling me closer. "No, he didn't glare at y- Never mind. Drop it. It's nothing," he said, and he stopped abruptly. He cupped my chin in his hand and looked me straight in the eye. He looked at me gently, covering up any anger we had, but still showing protectiveness. "I love you, you know."
Even though he'd said it to me thousands of times by now, he made me blush every time. "I-I love you, too."
He pulled my face closer to his and kissed me. A magnetic surge flowed through me, drawing me to Ikuto. I wrapped me arms around him and enjoyed every second of our kiss. Finally, he pulled away, his forehead on mine.
"Just… be careful from now on. Especially around Tadase. Okay?" He said, his face filled with worry.
"O-Okay," I said, "But why?"
"Because I said so." He put his hand on my cheek where the bandage was. He smiled sweetly in a very UnIkuto-like way. He then walked me to my house and started to walk off.
"Remember, Amu-koi, I'd do anything to protect you. And that's a promise," He said, and he left. I was left dumbfounded. What did he mean? What was going on?
Why did he suddenly start calling me Amu-koi?
Tadase: o.o; the fuck..?
Merlee: Yes. You're the spawn of Satan xD!
Ikuto: -glares at Tadase and wraps arm around Amu- Yes. Yes he yes.
Merlee: Oh! Also! Announcement! I now have Cover Art for my stories :D The links are on my homepage. I don't have one for Kept Promises or Missing yet, but they're coming!