Chapter 10

Ikuto's POV

"Starlight Navigation!" Amu's first attack caught Miyako off guard and knocked her off of the plateau. She quickly flew up and landed again.

"My, my," She laughed. "What determination. You-"

"Shooting Star Shower!" Amu attacked again, before she finished, but Miyako dodged.

"Nightmare Pulse!" The black aura flew towards Amu, fast enough that she couldn't dodge.

"Twinkle Shield!" Stars shot out and blocked the attack. I sighed in relief. The two seemed equally matched. Neither of them could successfully hit the other.

"This will go on forever!" Yaya exclaimed, watching the battle as it returned to the sky.

"Go Amu!" Rima yelled. "You can do it!" I sighed and glanced up at Amu. Since Miyako was older Amu would be worn out long before her, plus the character transformation with Dia took up a lot of energy.

"Amu's wearing out," I murmured quietly. Nagihiko and Tadase nodded.

"Hinamori-san can't go on for much longer," Tadase agreed.

"She has to finish this up fast or she'll lose," Nagihiko said quietly.

"Nightmare Pulse!" Miyako attacked again and this time her attack hit Amu. I watched in horror as she was flung down and hit the ground in front of us.

"Amu!" I cried, pushing against the stones. When the dust settled we saw Amu had been knocked out of her character transformation and she laid lifelessly on the ground. "Amu!"

"No, Amu-chi you can't lose!" Yaya cried. "Get up! You can still do it."

"Amu, don't give up!" Rima screamed out. "You can do it! You have to! Amu…"

"Amu-chan can't have lost," Nagihiko whispered. "Amulet Diamond is too powerful."

"This can't be happening," Tadase said quietly. "Hinamori-san, please get up!" The cage disappeared and we all fell forward.

"It seems I've won," Miyako said, landing in front of us. "Hm, Ikuto-kun?" When I got up, I shoved past her and kneeled by Amu's side.

"Amu," I murmured, gently taking her into my arms. "Wake up. Come on get up! You have to fight! Amu…" I shook my head as tears began to form. "This is just a dream, you can't be dead. Amu!" I hugged her tightly and buried my face in her hair. "I can't lose you!"

"Amu-chan," Ran said quietly. "You gotta get up! Go for it, Amu-chan…"

"Come on!" Miki murmured. "It can't end like this Amu-chan."

"Amu-chan desu," Su murmured quietly. "Please don't die desu!" I pulled away slightly and stared down at Amu. She still didn't move. Suddenly the world began fading away, along with Amu's charas.

"What's happening?" Yaya cried, looking around.

"The dreams ending," Miyako whispered, horrified. "But, no one's waking her up."

"Amu-chan is dying in real life," Dia said quietly. We all stared at her shocked. "That's why we're fading."

"That can't happen!" Miyako cried, shaking her head. "I mean she was fine when everything else happened!" Dia shook her head and Miyako's character transformation failed.

"We've gone too far!" Yumi told Miyako. "When we fought we actually hurt her because our attacks weren't just products of the dreams. They were actual energy." I shook my head and laid Amu back down on the ground. Standing up slowly, I turned to face Miyako angrily.

"Do something!" I yelled at her angrily, tears flowing freely down my face. "You can't let her die!"

"I can't do anything!" She cried. I shook my head angrily and grabbed her by the front of her dress.

"You have to!" I growled angrily. "You caused this!"

"Ikuto-niisan, that won't help!" Tadase cried, pulling me away from Miyako. I shook my head and fell back on my knees next to Amu.

"I can't lose you!" I cried unhappily. "I need you Amu! I need you more than anything." I closed my eyes and shook my head. "Amu…"

"Maybe I can do something." I glanced up to see Miyako, character transformed again, kneel beside me.

"It's worth a shot," Yumi said as Miyako reached out over Amu. Her hand shook as white light pulsated from it.

"Dream Healing," She murmured quietly. After a few minutes the dream began to become solid again along with Amu's charas.

"It's working!" Yaya exclaimed happily. Miyako pulled her hand away and her character transformation undid itself. Amu, however, still didn't move. I reached out and gently stroked her cheek.

"Why isn't she moving?" Rima asked quietly. I shook my head and closed my eyes again, still crying. It fell silent as we all sat around Amu, praying that she would wake up.

"Ikuto?" My eyes flew open when I felt a warm hand against my cheek. "You're crying?" Amu smiled at me and sat up, wincing slightly. "I'm sorry I couldn't win for you." I shook my head and hugged her tightly.

"I'm just glad you're alive," I whispered, kissing her cheek. Suddenly the plateau changed again and we were in the Royal Garden. I gently helped Amu up and glanced around confused. It was the middle of the day.

"Are we awake?" Yaya asked, confused.

"No," We all looked over to the table and saw Miyako sitting on it. "I just thought this would be a more appropriate place." I hugged Amu closer.

"A more appropriate place?" Tadase asked angrily. "To take Ikuto-niisan away from us?" Miyako shook her head.

"I wanted to apologize," She said, jumping off of the table. "I never wanted to hurt anyone."

"Like that didn't happen!" I snapped angrily. She stared down in shame.

"I'm sorry Ikuto-kun," She said quietly. "I didn't think she meant that much to you. I…just thought it was a crush." I glanced down at Amu and she smiled at me.

"She means everything to me," I said quietly. Miyako nodded.

"I'll quit Easter," She promised. "And I'll leave all of you alone. I'm sorry for all of this!" Then she disappeared and my eyes flew open. We were back in the Royal Garden, wide awake. I sat up slowly and turned to Amu. She rubbed her eyes sleepily and smiled at me.

"I guess it's over," She said happily. I nodded and smiled at her.

Amu's POV

True to her word, Miyako stopped giving us the nightmares and quit Easter. Immediately the X-Eggs decreased and everything became peaceful. Everything went back to normal, but Ikuto continued to stay at my house, since he's such a pervert.

"Look at this!" I smiled and twirled around in a purple dress. Ikuto smirked at me. We were out looking for a dress I could wear to the festival the Guardians were going to have.

"You don't fill out the front," He said, making my face light up red.

"You're no help!" I exclaimed, turning away.

"I think it looks very nice." I jumped in surprise and saw Miyako standing behind me. She smiled at me happily.

"Thank you," I said, smiling back. Ikuto glared at her suspiciously.

"I wish I hadn't done all of those things to you," She said, shaking her head. "I'm truly sorry."

"What are you doing here?" Ikuto asked suspiciously. Miyako smiled at him.

"I'm getting some new clothes," She replied. "I'm moving to America. My mom got a new job there." I nodded and Ikuto seemed to relax a little.

"You sure move around a lot," I commented and she nodded.

"This is probably the last time I'll see you," She said, smiling at me. "Goodbye Amu-chan." I squeaked in surprise when she hugged me. Then she walked over to Ikuto. "Goodbye Ikuto-kun." My face turned red when she kissed him on the cheek. He flinched back and frowned as she walked away.

"Why did she kiss you?" I asked, turning away slightly. Ikuto smiled and laid his hand against my cheek.

"How nice it is for you to be jealous," He murmured, leaning forward. "But I only love you Amu." My face turned even redder as he kissed me.

"I love you too."

The End