Yuki- Last chapter! Wow, this was published like almost two years ago lol. March 3rd 2010! I'm glad that most of you stayed with me through all of this... From updating every week, to updating every few months. There was even a time where I went six months without updating.

Sorry about that. But this is the last chapter, then I move on to Moon Dexterity. Sooo whoever hasn't checked that out, check that out after this chapter.

Annnd it's also my two year anniversary on FFN. c: I started as a wee Freshman in high school two years ago. Yaaay for two years!

Oh, and I don't own Dead or Alive or any characters that are named.


Tsukiyomi Ikuto has been mailing letters to a pen pal he was assigned to in kindergarten. Even though he was only supposed to talk to his pal for a month, he grown attached until high school. What will happen when his pen pal has come to his class?

I don't own Shugo Chara! in any way .

Ikuto- 16 - Kukai- 16

Nagihiko- 16 - Kairi- 16

Tadase- 16 - Yaya- 14

Utau- 14 - Rima 16

Amu- 15


She could just imagine her family up above watching over her. She could picture Ami leaning over her mother's arms, trying to get a better view. She could see her mother cheering her on, and her father weeping about how she had grown up.

It was then that she realized that they had never really left her after all.

:Pen Pals:

School was finally over, and summer vacation has arrived. Everyone was glad that school was over with, and that they could finally just relax.

"How about the beach?" Nagihiko asked. Rima snorted.

"That's so cliche. All anime characters go to the beach during the summer."

"Rima-chan... We're not anime characters," Nagihiko replied.

"So? It's still cliche." Amu sweat dropped, as Rima took a sip of water.

"How about the mall?" Utau suggested hopefully. Yaya glared at her. "No! We should go to that candy shop down the street."

"No candy, overly-hyper one," said Ikuto as he walked over to them. They were all at Amu's house, trying to figure out what to do on this dull summer.

After school ended, Amu and Tsukasa moved into Amu's old house. They thought that it was appropriate.

"Well... my parents own this cabin up North. Why don't we go there?" They all turned to Rima, who looked interested.

"I don't really have a problem with that. But I'll have an issue with Tsukasa, since it's an overnight thing," Amu said with a shrug. Yaya raised her hand excitedly.

"Me too!"

Ikuto shrugged as well. "I don't think my parents will care."

Kukai smirked. "And we won't need any transportation," he said, holding up a card with his picture on it. Rima glared at him.

"I can't believe you got your license before I do. You're not even a good driver."

Nagihiko chuckled. "I got mine too," he interjected making Rima glare at him as well. "I hate you guys."

"Putting that aside, will Rima's parents let us stay there without any supervision?" Kairi asked.

"There will be the help, so it's not like we won't be supervised." Rima looked over at Amu. "When are you going to ask Tsukasa?"

"Tonight, I guess," she answered. Ikuto stood up. "I think it's about time I get going." He looked at Utau. "Are you riding with me, or Kukai?"

Utau shrugged. "I'll ride with Kukai. We have a ramen eating contest." After saying those words, her phone buzzed. When she looked at the text, she groaned.

"Nevermind. Mom wants help with the garden, so I guess I'm riding with you."

Nagihiko chuckled. "Why did you drive? You live right across the street." Ikuto replied only with a shrug.

He grabbed his keys. "I'll see you guys later." He glanced at Amu. "And I'll see you tonight."

Amu blushed faintly as she nodded. "Yeah."

Rima started to fume. "How the hell do you all you guys have a license and not me?"

"Because you failed the test. You ran over three curves, and almost killed elementary school kids," Nagihiko answered, standing up. "I have to get home too. Come on, Rima-chan."

She growled as she also stood. "Not my fault that they were in the way..."

Amu waved at the four teens who were on their way out the door. "Bye, guys. See you later."

"We'll talk about the arrangements tonight on the phone. We'll nine-way."

"Is that even possible?" Yaya asked, confused. Kairi shook his head. "It is not." Rima glared at the forest-green haired boy.

"We're going to try anyway." She looked at Amu, as well as Nagihiko and Ikuto. "Bye."

When they were gone, Kukai's stomach growled. He looked at Amu. "Do you have any food, by chance?"

Amu chuckled. "Yeah, I do. Come on." She guided everyone downstairs, and pointed towards the freshly baked cookies on the stove.

"Help yourselves," Amu said, seeing as how Kukai's mouth began to water.

"Don't mind if I do." He picked up two cookies, stacking them on top of each other. Yaya looked at her phone that was buzzing.

"Ah! Yaya's mama is here. Come on, Kairi!" She grabbed Kairi's hand, making him blush. "Y-Yuiki-san."

"How many times do I have to tell you to stop calling me that? Jeez." She looked at him. "Bye-bye, Amu-chi!" She didn't bother saying goodbye to Kukai, knowing that he was engulfed in the cookies before him.

Amu waved to them. "Bye."

Once they were out of sight, Amu turned her head to Kukai. She raised an eyebrow at the boy. Shouldn't he be leaving too? They weren't really close friends; more like acquaintances.

"Kukai, when do you have to leave?"

He turned from the cookies to look at her. "I don't have to go home for another three hours. Why, you wanna do something?"

She never thought of spending time with Kukai on her own. He was just always there. Sure, he was nice, but he was also pretty intimidating. He was too hyper and outgoing for his own good. She twiddled her thumbs nervously as she looked at him.

The smile on his face looked as if he really wanted to hang out with her. Making new friends wasn't a bad thing, and maybe Kukai had more to offer. She smiled back at him.

"Sure. What do you want to do?"

Kukai placed his index on his chin, looking as if he was in deep thought. "How about we chill at the arcade? A new game came out, and I want to see if I suck at it or not."

Amu giggled. "Sure, why not?"

Kukai's smile grew. "Okay, let's go!"

:Pen Pals:

After playing Dead or Alive for what seemed like hours, they were finally tired enough to sit down and eat. Amu laughed as Kukai tried to imitate one of the character's moves.

"I am Hayate, leader of the Ninja clan! But I lost my memories in a freak accident, so now I think I'm Ein!" he exclaimed, kicking a trash can. Amu laughed a little more as they reached their table.

"And you are my sister, Kasumi: A runaway shinobu!" Amu nodded as she tried to look distraught and lost.

"Nii-san, please come with me back to the village! Everyone's wondering where you are!"

They both laughed so hard, that strangers walking by looked at them weirdly.

"That game is so awesome. Not only is it a fighting game, but each character has a back story," Kukai said excitedly as he munched on his fries. Amu nodded.

"I can't choose betweem Kasumi or Ayane to be my favorite though..." Kukai nodded understandingly.

"They are step-sisters, but I think Ayane's a little better than Kasumi at fighting skills."

"I don't know about that, Kukai. Kasumi's so good that they even made a clone of her. How crazy is that?"

Kukai suddenly looked sick as he held his chest. "That clone kicked my ass so many times, that I was about to break the damn controller. How did you manage to beat her?"

Amu shrugged, taking a sip of her soda. "After she beat me a few times, I realized a little secret." Kukai's eyes widened as he moved in closer.

Amu laughed slightly at his expression. "Her weakness is punches. Apparently, the clone can't block them very well, or blow the attack in your face. So just punch, and combo as much as you can."

Kukai smiled widely as he grabbed Amu's hand. "I now know the secret!" Amu laughed again as he fist pumped.

Hanging out with Kukai was one of the best ideas Amu ever had. He was like an older brother to her now, only after hanging out with him for such a short time.

"Yo, Hinamori." Amu looked at Kukai questioned. He smiled at her. "I'm glad that I got to hang out with you today. I had a lot of fun."

His smiled seemed contagious. "I had a lot of fun, too. I hope we can do this again, soon."


Amu and Kukai turned their heads to see Ikuto, who was holding a tiny blue bag. His expression was confused.

"Hey, Ikuto. What are you doing here?" Amu asked. Ikuto quickly put the little blue bag behind his back.

"Just doing a little shopping. What are you doing here with Kukai?"

"Am I just invisible now or something? No hi to your best friend?" Kukai pouted as he sulked in his chair. "Ikuto's so mean."

Ikuto chuckled. "What's up, Kukai?"

"Eating away the pain you caused me," Kukai answered, grabbing a hand full of fries. Amu giggled, but then looked at Ikuto.

"So, I thought you were going home?"

Ikuto raised an eyebrow. "I never said I was going home, did I? I just said that I needed to go."

Amu rolled her eyes. "You're a smartass." Ikuto smiled. "But you love me."

Amu nodded as her smile grew.

"Ah, crap! I'm late!" Kukai exclaimed, standing abruptly. "I have to get home!" He turned to Amu, who flinched. "Do you need a ride home?"

Amu stood up. "Yeah, I think I do."

"I'll give her a ride. Go ahead, Kukai."

Kukai smiled at the blue-haired boy. "Thanks, Ikuto! Bye, Hinamori!" And he was off. Amu waved at him as he left.

"So, I said I would see you tonight, and it is currently 7 P.M."

Amu blushed as Ikuto grabbed her hand, intertwining his fingers with hers. "Shall we?"

Amu smiled up at him. "Let's go."

:Pen Pals:

"Ikuto, you know I hate it when people buy me things. And you paying for dinner was unnecessary."

Ikuto smiled as he kept one hand on the wheel and the other on Amu's. "It's perfectly fine. I'm the one that asked you out to eat, so I pay. It's completely fair."

Amu narrowed her eyes. "I guess..."

When they finally arrived to Amu's house, Ikuto placed the car in park. "Thanks for the ride, Ikuto," she said, getting out of the car. As she made her way out, she was grabbed by the wrist. She looked back him, confused.

"What's wrong?" she asked, noticing his serious expression. He stared at her for what seemed like hours, almost making it look like he was looking through her.

"W-What's wrong?" she asked again, only to have Ikuto let go of her wrist. When she stood erect outside of the car, he got out as well, walking towards her.

He didn't say anything as he grabbed her, and held her to his chest tightly. Amu's eyes widened. "I-Ikuto..."

"I hope you're okay," he whispered in her ear. Amu chuckled slightly. "I'm fine."

She pulled away from him to look at his face. She placed her hand on his cheek, making him close his eyes, and place his hand on hers.

"Thank you for everything, Ikuto. If you weren't there, I don't know where I'd be." His lips tugged up into a serene smile as he opened his eyes slightly.

He mimicked Amu's action, and looked into her eyes. "I love you, Amu."

His words made her blush slightly, as he leaned in to kiss her lips softly. When he pulled apart, Amu smiled. "I love you too, Ikuto."

"I got you something," he stated, taking out the small blue bag that he had before. He took out a box, that was in the shape of a rectangle.

Amu stayed silent as she stared blankly at the item. When she didn't show any signs of speaking, he proceeded taking whatever that it was out of the box.

Out came a necklace that glistened under the night, dazzling Amu's eyes. It was a lock with a design shaped as a clover.

"Ikuto... what is that?"

"It's a present," he answered, walking behind Amu and placing the necklace around her neck. Her fingers grazed the chain, and stopped at the lock. "It's beautiful."

"I knew that you would like it." His voice was low, and calm, making Amu shiver.

"Amu-chan! I made cake!" She heard Tsukasa's voice come from her house. They both turned to him, seeing him in a frilly pink apron, with oven mitts to match. When he noticed that he interrupted, his mouth turned into the shape of a small circle.

"Ah! I'm sorry. Why don't you come in too, Ikuto-kun?"

Ikuto nodded as he grabbed Amu's hand. "I'd love to."

:Pen Pals:

"So you want to go to a cabin?" Tsukasa asked, as he poured a cup of tea. Amu nodded slowly. "It's something Rima thought up."

His lips tugged up into a small smile. "I don't have a problem with that." He looked at Ikuto. "Are you going as well?"

Ikuto nodded.

Tsukasa looked at Amu. "Then by all means, have fun."

Amu narrowed her eyes. "I didn't think that it would be that easy."

"I did," said Ikuto. He stood up, and put his hands in his pockets. "I think it's about time that I get going."

Amu frowned, but stood up as well. "I'll walk you to your car."

"Bye-bye, Ikuto-kun," Tsukasa said with a grin. Ikuto nodded towards him. "See ya."

When they made it outside, Ikuto grabbed Amu's hand. Amu responded by intertwining her fingers with his.

"Thanks for today, Ikuto. I had a lot of fun."

"You spent most of it with Kukai," he responded, unlocking his car. Amu smirked.

"Is someone jealous?"

Ikuto noticed the slyness of her voice, and pulled her to his chest. "Hell yeah. You're mine, and only mine."

Amu giggled as she kissed his cheek. Ikuto wanted more, and moved to her lips, kissing her passionately.

She blushed and wrapped her arms around his neck, pulling herself closer.

After about ten seconds, they pulled apart and smiled.

"You have no idea how much I love you," Ikuto whispered. Amu smiled as she looked into his sapphire eyes.

"I love you too, Ikuto. So, so much."

"You know that I would of never imagined that I would fall in love with someone that I met over a letter."

Amu giggled. "Looks like you're going to have to thank your teacher for that."

Ikuto smirked. "I guess so."

:Pen Pals:

Yuki- I think that ended well.

Ikuto- Psh.

Yuki- -slowly narrows head towards Ikuto- How in the hell did you get in here.

Ikuto- I'm Superman.

Yuki- Go away.

Ikuto- Okay :c -leaves-

Yuki- They lived happily ever after, and had fun on their trip to the cabin. Hurray!

Anyway, thanks everyone for reading my crappy story. I don't think my writing got better until like the 18th chapter. And my writing in Moon Dexterity was crappy too, until around the... 5th or 6th chapter...?

But yeah, I've improved a lot over these two years on FFN so... Yay! Except for previous chapter. I seriously think that it was half-assed and I'm so sorry about that. I didn't try that much on it, because I really wanted to update on THAT day which also happened to be my birthday. And for those of you who PM'ed me and asked:

No, I didn't not have a sweet sixteen. Believe it or not, I'm not a type of girl who goes crazy over that stuff. I haven't worn a dress by choice since I was five. I don't wear dress shoes, and I hate stockings and all that shiet. It's just not me. I'm a Neff wearing, Converse using, skinny jean attire anime geek. And that's all.

Thanks for asking though c:

I wanted to thank you guys so much for sticking with me, and not giving up. And for those of you who did, I understand. It's hard to keep up with such a bi-polar story, I would probably give up too. Especially if the writing was as crappy as mine.

But the story has come to an end, and boy, am I glad. This thing had me ripping my hair out, and snapping at people, lol. Now I can move on, and finish Moon Dexterity. And I have hope for that one, because I have an amazing beta; you guys might've heard of her.

Her name is Mrs. Flamer, and she is just awesome. She's an amazing writer, and she doesn't hold back if a story is complete shit.

Furthermore, I would like to announce that I'm possibly going to post up a new story. The chapters won't be that long, but I do think that it's better than any other story I've written.

I'm naming it 'Kiss of Death' and it's a Romance/Fantasy deal. I've already started writing it, so I might post it up soon.

So look out for it.

Thanks everyone for reading! I love you guys with all my heart. I would put a less than 3 sign on here for a heart but the damn thing won't let me. -.-

ArAndArForYuki? c: