Geri: So this is the last chapter T.T
Geri: My first fanfic...Thank you for all the support and love you gave to this story :) It really helped-!
Ikuto: *covers Geri's mouth* Shut up and let them read the chapter!
Amu: Ikuto -.-''
Chapter 21: Tying Loose Ends
The rain hadn't stopped and everywhere you looked there was a hard down pour pounding on the red roofs of small towns and cities of Japan. Most of the time, people say that the myth about rain is that they are the tears of Angel's crying. But are those tears of happiness or sorrow? Joy or regret? Well, I suppose you could figure that out from the weight of the rain. Normally, you would rarely see people walking out in the rain, but a girl with long white hair that stopped just above her ankles and wore it like Utau, which is two pigtails tied in two black bows with white ruffles around the edges, was clutching a maroon umbrella that didn't seem to protect her from the rain that well. Her ruby eyes looked before her and mirrored her feelings. She was obviously sad and obviously didn't know where she was heading.
Right as it started to thunder and the wind picked up, a corvet pulled up in front of her. The blue tinted window rolled down to reveal a familiar face; it was Raven. His eyes, the color of freshy grown leaves in the spring, stared at her ruby ones and gave Rin a small smile.
"You know, it's not smart to walk around the rain."
"Do you need a ride home?"
"I don't really have a home anymore." She joked.
"What do you mean?" Raven obviously didn't understand her deeper meaning behind that message.
"I don't have a home. Home is with you," Rin said bluntly, not looking him in the eye.
"Oh.." A smile creeped onto his face- her favorite smile to be exact.
"So can I go home?" Rin wouldn't meet his gaze anymore.
"Yeah, I guess you can."
Rin flashed him the happiest smile he had ever seen her made and pulled open the passenger seat door. Their fingers interlaced with each other and the young couple smiled at each other. The rain outside seemed to lighten at that moment, if for only a minute, and the two were finally home.
When will she wake up, I thought patiently. My fingers fingered her necklace that I had given her years ago, that seemed like a century since then compared to all the events that had happened. My right hand held Amu's left one and my left hand snaked its way into one of my front pockets. It brought out a red velvet box and I started to wonder if it was the right time to ask her. Orginally, I had found the ring that sat inside the small box on my trip around the world. Well, it wasn't really a trip, it was more like a runaway attempt. Anyway, I had found it in Europe and immediately thought of Amu. It was a bit pricey, but I knew the ring would be worth it. The door knob turned slightly and creaked open, quickly I hid the box.
"Are you guys awake yet? It's already 11 o'clock." Ami complained, sitting on Amu's bed.
"Amu~" I cooed in her ear.
"Mmmm..." She mumbled and pulled the covers over her pink head.
"Amu...Amu, love, wake up." I whispered in her ear.
"Noo...five more minutes..." She murmured.
"You might not like this, Amu..." I whispered again and nipped at her ear, not too hard, but hard enough to wake her.
She shot up from the bed, holding her ear and a bright red blush had painted itself on her face.
"WHAT THE FUCK?" She yelled at me.
"You wouldn't wake up." I replied smugly.
"Ima slap that smug look off your face, Tsukiyomi Ikuto!" She barked.
"Now that's no way to treat the guy who is going to propose to you." I smirked.
"What?" Her face was priceless.
"You heard me."
"P-P-P-P-P-PURPOSE?" She squeaked and stuttered.
"Mhmm," I said and pulled out the little velvet box.
"Onee-chan! Look at the pretty ring!" Ami squealed as I opened the box and got on one knee at the side of the bed.
"I-Ikuto.." Her voice was faltering at the sight of the pretty ring. It was almost exactly like the ring I had left her before I was kidnapped, but had a bigger pink and blue diamond with little white diamonds sitting beside it.
"Hinamori Amu, will you marry me?" Not exacly the perfecct time or place to prupose, but what better way to do it?
She was silent for a long time and didn't say anything. She was frozen on the bed, looking me straight in the eye. It was as if she was searching my face, as if waiting for me to say I was joking and let's move on with our day.
"Amu, did you hear me?" My smile was fading...was she thinking about saying no?
"I...I..." Amu still seemed to be at a loss of words.
"I see," I said and closed the box up and got up up. Of course she wasn't going to say yes.
"Onii-chan?" Ami asked. "Where are you going?"
"Somewhere away from here." I said almost at the front door.
"WAIT!" Amu cried and her little arms wrapped around my waist from behind. "Wait.."
"I love you. I've always loved you. I..I just...it..I can't say it correctly. Damn, why do I have to spazz out right now?" She murmured against my back, I could feel her tears.
"Amu, don't cry, please?"
"It just feels unreal to be asked that by you. To be able to stay by your side is like a dream... You've been gone for so long, I thought you didn't exsist anymore..." Her tears became stronger. "I thought the dream was over."
I turned around and hugged her tight, "It's not a dream, baka."
"Liar..." She mumbled against my shoulder.
"The dream just started to get good."
"Now, I'm going to ask you one more time," I smirked and got back down on one knee.
"I-Ikuto!" She said in a whinig tone.
I held out the box to her and opened the lid, "Hinamori Amu, will you marry me? Please say yes."
"Baka.." She was still lightly crying. "Of course, I'm going to say yes."
I smiled at her, stood up, and hugged her, "Good. For a moment there I thought you were going to say no."
"Eh hem." Ami coughed. "The Ring on the finger, remember?"
"Oh right." I tore myself away from her and placed her engagement ring on her ring finger. It fit perfectly.
"So, what do you want for breakfast?" I smiled at her.
"I want chocolate chip pancakes!" Ami squealed raising her hand.
"You are such a kid." Amu and I said in unison.
"Shut up." Ami pouted.
With that we were out the door and heading to the nearest place that served chocolate chip pancakes.
I propped myself on my elbows and looked beside me. Next to me, slept Tadase who was still had a small scar on his forehead from the accident. I kissed it lightly and smiled at the smile he made. Sure this brother complex I had use to be fake just to follow Utau, but now I didn't doubt that I had a thing for my borther. It was weird for both of us when I blurted it out after we got home, but we somehow overcame it.
"How are you feeling?"
"Rachel-chan, it's been a few years since the accident. You don't need to ask me that anymore." He chuckled.
"Oh, fine." I smiled at him.
"But thanks for caring." Tadase grinned at me.
"I'm your sister, it's my duty to worry about you."
"I know." His smile only got bigger.
"Let's go out for breakfast?" I suggested.
"Sure, I'll grab the keys," Tadase replied and got out of the bed.
We went into the garage and headed out to our favorite breakfast cafe.
"Kukai, hurry up! Daichi and Eru are getting irritated waiting." I called.
"I'm coming, I'm coming." He yelled back, coming down the stairs.
"You always take too long!" I complained.
"No duh." He smirked and kissed my cheek.
"Mommy! Mommy! Daichi pulled my hair!" Eru cried and tugged on my skirt.
"Daichi.." I glared at the little boy.
"She kicked me!" He yelled in protest.
"I did not! Mommy fix my hair!" Eru pleaded.
"Get in the car." I barked at the twins.
"You're too harsh on them, Hoshina." Kukai chuckled calling me my old name.
"It's Souma. Not Hoshina." I corrected him.
"Yes, Hun." He chuckled again and we all filed into the car.
"Where do you guys want to go for breakfast?"
"That cafe! That cafe with the awesome scenery!" Eru said mimicing my tone of voice.
"Yeah! Yeah! I want Banana Nutella Crepes again!" Daichi laughed clapping his hands.
"OK. Ok." Kukai said and backed out of the drive way.
My cheeks were still rosy from last night's events and I protectively held Raven's hand as we drove to the Honey-Jam Cafe (love this place best crepes EVER.). When he found a nice parking spot near the enterance, we spotted Amu, Ikuto, Ami.
"Hey, guys!" I called.
"Long time no see!" Amu smiled and hugged Raven and I.
"How are you,Raven?" She smiled at him. A bit too pleasant for my taste.
"Don't call me that, Raven."
"Awhhh..but you use to love that name when you were little."
"SHUT UP." Ikuto's face was turning a light pink.
"Oi! Hinamori! Tsukiyomi!"
"Kukai? Utau?" Amu's smie seemed to grow larger.
"Amu-senpai! Amu-senpai!" A set of twins called and hugged Amu.
"Hey Daichi, Eru. Wow, you guys have grown big!"
"Uncle Ikuto!" The two cried and threw themselves in Ikuto's arms.
"Amu-chan!" Tadase's voice rang out.
"Utau-chan!" Rachel's identical voice called.
"Tadase!" Amu threw herself into Tadase's arms.
Ikuto was looking very pissed off, Amu detached herself from him and walked back to Ikuto's side.
"Well why don't we all go inside and eat?" Ami suggested, her stomach rumbling.
"Yeah, let's eat!" Kukai moaned in hunger.
They all agreed and we walked inside the building. While we waited to be seated, Utau noticed the ring that now sat on Amu's ring finger.
"Amu..is that what I think it is?" Utau raised an eye brow at Amu.
"Uhm...yes?" A dark blush appeared on her cheeks.
"I proposed to Amu this morning."
"Perfect way to wake up in the morning." Kukai lauhed.
The group of good friends ordered their food and talked amongst themselves about the news in their lives. a month or so later, Amu and Ikuto's wedding was held and not too long after that did Amu become pregnant with their first born, Ran. The group was overjoyed with the news and Raven was happy to report that he and Rin were to be married soon as well. Their lives seemed to be going their way and Rin had managed to take control of the Easter corporation and chaos was finally diminished. And if you looked at the sky you would have seen a light rain falling from the cottony clouds. The angels were crying with joy for them for the first time.
Geri: Uhm good ending?
Amu: Ugh I had to have a baby with the neko baka?
Ikuto: You know you wish it were true!
Geri: Again thank you for the support you gave to this story and the critism for some haha :) I was thinking of making a story of Amu dead and stuffs and not continuing "Live when you're dead" just yet because I'm still not sure of a plot for that story x3 If you have any suggestions please pm me. But I am also thinking of writing a fanfic based on "Kimi ni Todoke" one of my favorite animes of all time.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!