"Mommy!" I heard a voice calling me. I was in the kitchen cooking dinner like always. With help of Utau and Rima it was much easier. They were a great help for me, usually I'm doing everything by myself because Ami is either in school or Auntie is working. I usually work from home and take care of the house at the same time.
"Yes, baby?" I put another pot on the stove.
Then I heard laughing from Kei. I turned around and found him slung over Kukai's shoulder.
"Yo, Amu! What's for dinner?" Kukai said with a cheeky grin.
"Are you going to put my son down if I tell you?" I raised an eyebrow at him.
"Aww come on Amu-san! That's no fun!" Kukai whined.
I shook my head and laughed.
Everybody was sitting in their same spots as before. It became a regular thing were everybody sits to what happens during the day to what happens at night. Everybody is starting to get used to each other…mostly everybody. Mei isn't warming up to me as much as Shrio is. Kei does not seem to like Shrio as much but he is getting there. Mei and Kimi are very competitive with each other. Ikuto tries to get Mei to open up a little more, but she is too stubborn…more than me.
I got up to go fill up the juice container. As I was filling it up Ikuto came in with the tea container.
"Ran out of tea, too?" I said as I filled the juice container.
"Yeah…" Ikuto wrapped his arms around me. "We did…"
"Ikuto…not now…you know things are too confusing." It was true, with Tasdase crawling around demanding to see the kids, and the crazy exs that are bond to show up soon. It wasn't the time to start anything.
"So I won then? I'm forgiven?" Ikuto whispered in my ear.
I shivered, "No. you think I'm that easy?"
"I was actually hoping you'll say that. That makes the game more fun."
I could tell he was smirking. I rolled my eyes, "Joy for you." He laughed and started kissing my neck.
"Ikuto come on this a long time for getting drinks!"
He sighed, "Your right…did it really quiet outside…"
Now that I think about… it did. There was no talking or laughing like there usually is. Ikuto and I both jumped when we heard yelling. We both ran out of the kitchen into the dining room. Mei was on the floor crying while being comfort by Utau and Auntie.
"Don't you ever call this house again or I will send you straight to hell! You f***ing bitch!" To my surprise, Kukai said it. Rima took all the kids into a different room. When Kukai slammed the phone down Mei ran up stairs into her room.
"What the hell happen?" Ikuto asked.
"Your ex called. I don't know how the hell she got the number! My guess is, Mei called her before. Ms. Aumlet picked up the phone asking who it was and Mei ran to the phone and grabbed it out of her hand, "Saying hi mommy!" Then we heard yelling over the phone at Mei. Mei cried and I came over here to get the phone out her hands and started yelling at Yuki," Kukai explained.
"Yuki? Yuki Maji?" Me, Auntie, and Ami said at the same time.
"Yeah…that Yuki. The second famous singer; behind Utau. She was my wife…and kinda still is until the court date comes up" Ikuto mummers the last part.
"What?" I hissed at him. " You know what? I'm going to talk to Mei!"
"Amu that isn't such a good idea…" Auntie said but I kept walking up the stairs to Mei's room.
I knocked on Mei's door.
My eye twitched, "Last time I checked Mei, you are living in my house. Open the door Mei."
I waited for a while before the door opened up to a crying child. I bent down to meet her level and open my arms and gave her a warm smile.
"Mei…" I started to say but she ran into my arms and sobbed loudly.
I stumbled back a little but caught myself against the wall. I hugged her and ran my hands through her blue midnight hair.
"My …mommy…doesn't...love…me! She told me I was worthless!" Mei sobbed in my arms. I suddenly felt angry with Yuki. I had to deal with her before. She had a fit because the record company didn't want to do any of her songs.
"You ARE NOT worthless Mei. You are a strong child who knows what she wants and thinks for herself. You are going to be a great leader when you grow up, Mei. Isn't that what you want? To be a leader?"
"…yes…daddy always said I was his leader girl…I want to be the boss…like you Miss. Amu. You are a singer like auntie; you have your own dreams."
"You have your own dreams too. You can be anything you want to be, Mei. Don't let anyone tell you, you can't."
"…I'm sorry about all those times I was mean…" Mei wrapped her small arms around my neck and gave me a tight hug.
"It's okay…I'll charge it to your hardhead not your heart, okay?" I smiled.
She giggled, "Okay!"
We both looked up and saw Ikuto.
"Daddy!" Mei ran out of my arms and into Ikuto's.
"I'm sorry for all the bad things I did and for calling mommy!"
"It's okay, baby girl. I love you" Ikuto said and kissed her head.
"Love you too!" Mei said and hugged him again. Ikuto looked at me and gave me a real smile.