Yay, I'm writing!

Anyway, I'm Daybreakers, but you can call me Day, or Breakers, or DB, whatever. This is my first story – technically. I have a different file, but I'm posting this on this file, because it's not one of my better writings. I support May Madness!

This is based right after Natsume falls away after they meet up!

Natsume's body fell away suddenly, and Mikan's mouth opened with a gasp of shock.

And suddenly it was gone, vanishing into midair.

She stared down after his body for a while, before finally turning away and lumbering back into her prison.

She repeated what happened in her mind, before her mouth gaped open. "I'm to young to be engaged!" She cried to herself. "I-I'm only eleven! And Natsume of all the people?" she started ranting to herself, earning an odd look from Bear, who had come into her room to keep her company.

Slam!

She turned towards her door instantly, and spotted the former ESP, Kuonji storming into her room.

She flinched back as he reached her, eyes portraying her fear, "What is it?" she asked quietly.

"You left." His voice was quiet, dangerous.

She blinked in confusion. "I-I just went onto the balcony."

His palm connected to her face, and she reeled away from him, shocked.

"You left, Mikan." He repeated, "I have things watching you; you suddenly disappeared." He paused as he took in her look of horror. "You broke the rules, Mikan. You're mine now."

4 Years Later

Kuonji sat before Mikan, calmly sipping a cup of tea. "So," he started, his voice ice cold, "Do you miss your friends back in Gakuen Alice."

Mikan blinked in shock. That had definitely not been the question she was expecting. The last time he had even mentioned her old friends was nearly three years ago. "Of course." She answered, masking her voice to hide her surprise. After multiple events, Mikan had been sent to Alice Academy America, and had learned to sing, and use multiple instruments.

He nodded slowly, contemplating something, "You're going back to Gakuen Alice." He said finally, watching closely for her reaction.

She mind went blank. Then realization poured in. She forced her eyes to un-widen and her voice to come out calm, "When?"

"In two days." He replied evenly.

She blinked a couple of times, "I'm not going." She decided.

He didn't look surprised, "Because you want to bring the Swift twins, right?" he asked emotionlessly.

She nodded determinedly.

"They're coming to. Along with Utau-sensei."

She scowled lightly, "Anything else I was unaware of?" she asked sarcastically.

"You're singing at the Gakuen Alice winter dance. Which is the day we arrive."

-Two Days Later-

"Are we there yet?" Jade Swift whined.

Jamie Swift, her twin brother, sighed, "No, Jade, we're not there yet. Shut up."

Mikan yawned as the twins started arguing, and turned to look at the former-ESP. He was glaring out of the limo's window as they headed to Gakuen Alice. They had taken a plane to Japan, and would be at the Gakuen momentarily.

She sighed, "So I'm singing the first song, three middle songs, and the second to last song onstage, in front of my old peers?" She asked unhappily.

His gaze flicked away from the window and to her, "That's right. You will also be in class 2B of the high-school division, and you three will be special-stars. And Anju Narumi is your home-room sensei."

"Wasn't he an elementary teacher?" Mikan scoffed, hiding her excitement to see the man that had been a fill-in father figure.

"He wanted to keep an eye on Hotaru and Natsume, so he followed them through the years."

Jamie turned away from his argument with Jade, "Sounds like a stalker."

Mikan swatted at him in annoyance.

"Your other teachers are Tsubasa Andou as Special Abilities teacher, Misaki Harada as your gym teacher, Utau as your music teacher and Jinno as your math teacher."

Mikan's eyes widened in shock, "Tsubasa-senpai and Misaki-senpai?"

He nodded, annoyed with the questions.

Mikan paused, "And Jin-Jin? Aw, man…"

Utau smiled at her from her seat, "And me, Mikan-chan!" she cried happily.

Mikan smiled at her, "And you, of course, Utau."

Jade suddenly sat up straight and stared out the window, "Mikan, look!"

Mikan glanced out the window. The gates for Gakuen Alice were up ahead. "It hasn't changed." Mikan noted stoically.

The gate opened, and the limo pulled in.

Kuonji undid his seatbelt and turned to Mikan, "I don't want you to give your name away today. When you are finished your song, you may mingle. But until tomorrow, your identity remains a secret."

Mikan shrugged, "I have a mask in my suitcase. I'll wear it."

Kuonji nodded approvingly, "The dance starts in half an hour. There are twenty songs; you'll be the first, ninth, tenth and eleventh, and second to last."

Mikan made her way onto the stage. Orange lights flickered around, fireflies flew around happily, and silence filled the air as everyone stopped to stare at the surprise singer.

Mikan wore a red dress that ended at her knees, red high heels that clicked loudly in the silence, and a white mask with pink and red petals blowing around on it.

Her gaze drifted over the crowd as she recognized people from her former class. Koko had his hands around Sumire's waist, from the slow dance that had played in the background moments ago, Yuu was sitting at a bench with Ruka and Hotaru, who was leaning against Ruka, Nonoko and Anna were giggling and spinning each other around, and Natsume, in all his glory, was standing at the sidelines, glaring at any girl that dare come near him, which was well over the half of the female population. 'Do they recognize me, too?' She wondered, somehow doubting that they did. The Mikan they knew looked happy, not angry, annoyed and always in pain. The Mikan they knew wore girly pigtails and polka-dotted panties. The Mikan they knew was dead.

She approached the microphone carefully, waiting for the ESP to come up onstage and introduce her as much as he dared.

When he did so, boo's arose from the crowd, and Mikan smiled as he glared at them, "Good evening students," he greeted through the boo's, "Tonight we have a new student singing. Enjoy." He said blandly.

More boo's erupted from the crowd as he walked to the back of the stage and waited for Mikan to begin.

She smiled at the crowd, enjoying the hate they sent towards the man that had killed her parents, "It's nice to know everyone hates you, Kuonji." She said into the mic, "But remember – No one will ever hate you as much as me." She glared at him dangerously, and he glared back.

With a sniff of disgust, she turned her attention back to the microphone, and the crowd that was awaiting her songs. "Anyway," she started, this time to the crowd, "I'll be sing five songs tonight." Someone in the crowd whooped, and she paused as a few more rose. "I picked all of the songs, except the last, using my MP3 player on shuffle. Apparently I have to much Paramore, because that's the only band I got."

A couple of giggles from the crowd, and someone yelled out, "You like Twilight?"

She scowled, "No, I like Paramore, moron." More giggles. "As I was saying – this is Paramore's song, Emergency."

"When you deserve to be alive, alive…" She finished, keeping her voice strong. A round of applause that she didn't care for; she already knew she was good. "I'll be up for songs nine, ten, eleven, and the second to last." She stated, backing away from the microphone. She turned around, rolling her eyes, and looked toward the guitarist, who happened to be Jamie, who was also the male backup singer. Jade rushed over from the drums as Mikan reached him, and they sat on the stage in boredom.

"I love your singing." Jade said to Mikan, admiration shining in her eyes.

Mikan smiled at Jade, "Your awesome back up!" she said with fake enthusiasm – if she didn't act hyper, Jade would throw a fit.

The songs between hers soon ended, and she approached the microphone again, this time with the three songs: Born for This, My Heart, and lastly Let the Flames Begin.

Just as Mikan was turning away again, Kuonji appeared behind her, and handed her a note to read out loud.

She cursed him quietly, and then opened the note to read. "We would like to send our thanks to Hotaru Imai for donating money into this dance. Please come up here to receive applause." Oh, he would make her do this.

Hotaru was beside her in moments, and Mikan did her best to not look at her former best friend, in case of her recognizing Mikan and causing a riot.

Hotaru didn't notice her at all, instead grabbing the microphone, and giving a small speech. Mikan paid no mind to it, instead turning back and sitting with Jamie. Hotaru's speech passed in a blur, and all of it had to do with how people should donate money – to her, or she'd blackmail them, and then leaping off the stage, and going back to sit with Ruka and Yuu.

More boring songs came on, and Mikan sat up, stretching, "Let's go walk around."

"We're not supposed to mingle." Jamie reminded hesitantly.

"We're not mingling, I just want some freaking punch." And with that, she hopped off the stage, followed by Jamie and Jade. "Just remember to not say each others names. Just call me M, and Jamie can be J, and Jade, you can be D." she dodged through the people, heading for the refreshment table, unfortunately close to Hotaru's table.

"I can't believe we're doing all Paramore songs." Jamie huffed, "Can't you do anything else?"

Mikan rolled her eyes. "You know I can. You've known for the three and a half years I've known you."

"I've known you for four years. We just didn't talk until halfway through the first one."

Jade stuffed a small cupcake into her mouth, "Paramore's cool, Jamie. You like them, so why are you complaining?" she asked, mouth full

"He wanted to do Determinate, Lemonade Mouth. Cause he likes rapping." Mikan explained simply.

Jade tilted her head, "I wouldn't have minded that one either," she admitted.

"I chose the songs, not you."

"No you didn't. Your MP3 player did."

"I chose the last one!"

Jamie snorted, "Brick By Boring Brick, another Paramore song."

Mikan growled at him, grabbing a cupcake to take back to the stage, "I really don't like you." She muttered, starting back to the stage, dodging through people again, and ignoring the few that tried to talk to her. She just wanted this to be over with.

Jamie sighed behind her, and the twins hurried after Mikan, also ignoring other people.

She ignored the next songs, and finally it was time for her last song. She took a deep breath and started talking into the microphone, "The last song I will be singing tonight is the one I picked. It's also a Paramore song," she paused as snickers went up. "But I can relate to this one. Maybe a bit to much." She paused thoughtfully, "I used to believe in fairytales, used to think I lived in one," she said at last, "But now… well, now I'm ripping wings off of butterflies, so to speak."

Jamie and Jade started to play the beginning, and she prepared herself, and charged up her mind reading alice and illusion alice; Kuonji couldn't honestly think she wouldn't tell anyone she was Mikan. So she wouldn't. She would send illusions into Natsume's mind, and show him.

Well, she lives in a fairytale
Somewhere too far for us to find
Forgotten the taste and smell
Of the world that she's left behind

Pictures of her eleven year-old self. Having fun, hugging and bugging Hotaru, the play with Ruka, and her and Natsume under the sakura tree.

It's all about the exposure
The lens I told her
The angles were all wrong now
She's ripping wings off of butterflies

And suddenly them disintegrating into the new her, slowly. Her eyes growing sadder and deader, her smile fading into a scowl.

Keep your feet on the ground
When your heads in the clouds
Well, go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle
Go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle

Her boarding a plane, about to leave for America, tears streaming down her face. The plane taking off, and her mouth opening into a wail.

So one day he found her crying
Coiled up on the dirty ground
Her prince finally came to save her
And the rest you can figure out

And the night that Natsume found her, just for that brief moment. Simple images of them: talking, Mikan crying, and then them kissing.

But it was a trick and the clock struck twelve
Well, make sure your home
Brick by boring brick
Or the wolf's gonna blow it down

Natsume falling away, and her walking back into her room in a daze.

Then the door bursting open, Kuonji walking in, furious but somehow gleeful.

He slaps her, and then says something that she won't let Natsume hear.

Keep your feet on the ground
When your heads in the clouds
Well, go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle
Go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle

Her landing in America, eyes puffy from crying, and looking around, afraid. Kuonji pushes her towards a limo, and she obediently hops in it, seeing no point in fighting back.

Well, you built up a world of magic
Because your life is tragic
Yeah, you built up a world of magic
If it's not real
You can't hold it in your hand
You can't feel it with your heart
And I won't believe it

Her struggling though learning how to sing; her only refuge, distraction from life.

But if it's true
You can see it with your eyes
Oh, even in the dark
And that's where I want to be, yeah

And then she's in her new room in Alice Academy America, curled up on her bed, her room dark.

And the door opens, and Jamie and Jade are on the other side, both smiling, greeting her into a new life.

Go get you shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle
Go get you shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle

And lastly, a picture of the group –Hotaru, Ruka, Natsume and Mikan, all together- disappearing into darkness, replaced by Jamie, Jade and her, all stoic faced, uncaring postures, dead looks in there eyes.

And it was over.

She looked at Natsume. His eyes were unfocused as the last image faded, and as he finally regained his sense, he looked up at her with wide eyes, then struggled through the crowd to get to Hotaru and Ruka, who were on the other side of the area, having just finished dancing.

She backed up toward Jamie, "Tell Kuonji I'm going for a walk." Before he could reply, she spoke to the crowd again, remembering that she was supposed to use these finishing words: "Thank you all for coming, and making this such a success. Now, everyone, make a Christmas wish."

She kicked in her mind reading alice, and all of their wishes washed into her brain. Almost all the same: "I wish for Mikan to come back."

She felt sick at this.

"Your wishes are so pointless!" She spat into the microphone. People looked at her weirdly, "You'll never understand will you?" she continued, voice wavering. She flew into the air with her levitation alice. "Mikan Sakura is dead!" the loud shriek echoed around, and silence followed.

She flew away, blindly crashing through the doors, flying down the halls.

And a wail of sadness rose behind her.

Good? Bad? Awful? Wonderful? You tell me. I like it personally. I've redone this about… half a dozen times. This is my favorite. I'll update soon if I can – remember, I have another file, so I'll be busy with it, too.