Hehehe… please don't kill me… I do have a valid excuse though we moved house so I was internetless for a month… as for the rest of the time well… I guess I just lost my confidence as a writer But I'm all good now! :D please don't kill me… Hope you enjoy!

Amu's P.O.V

"Finally home!" I rejoiced, as I threw my handbag onto the floor and collapsed on the sofa.

"Oh hey your back." said Ikuto emerging from the kitchen.

"Is Yoru in bed?"

"Yeah, he's asleep."

"At what time?"

"Eight o'clock just like you told me."

"Hmm." I mumbled.

I slowly raised my head up at him wearily and sighed, only two months to go; Ikuto had been living here for a little over a week now and apart from the fact that he was getting along brilliantly with Yoru, things weren't going too well. We had a lot of problems; the first was that despite spending all week asking and searching for any jobs available we had still found none. The second problem was providing for himself, Ikuto had absolutely no idea how to cook or clean or do anything useful at all (I found this out when he tried to make his toast by ironing bread) so this meant that if I wasn't taking care of Yoru then I'd be taking care of Ikuto. Although his third and biggest problem of all, was me. Whether it was about the dishes or the divorce it seems we were always arguing, in fact the only time we weren't arguing was when Yoru was around. I don't know why we argue so much we never used to at all, it just everything he does or said annoyed the heck out of me! So frankly, I couldn't wait until this was all over and done with.

"You okay?" he asked watching me curiously.

"What? Oh- Yeah, sorry I was just- erm, thinking… What time is it?"

He checked his watch.

"It's- 21:57."

Yes! I was still home in time to watch Black Lagoon at ten.


"So how was work?" he asked taking a seat next to me

I glared up at him; work was definitely the last thing I wanted to be reminded of.

"It was terrible."

"How come?"

I groaned.

"Well it all started when Saaya dropped a tray of glasses then blamed it on me so I got yelled at by a customer, then Tadase came to help sort things out which was awful because now I'm too embarrassed to say anything to his face after everything that had happened last week with you and to make things worse the cleaner quit his job this morning so I'd ended up working overtime to clean everything up. Then as I was coming home when I met Kairi who told me I was late on paying my rent which was extremely embarrassing so I told him I'd forgotten and that I'd give it to him next week, but the truth is I don't have 16.800 bloody yen! ($150/ £120)"

He chuckled.

"It's not funny!" I snapped.


"Yeah, you should be." I mumbled, getting annoyed now.


"Well you can't deny this is all technically your fault."

"How on earth is this my fault?"

"All I'm saying is if you hadn't gotten drunk and arrested in the first place then I probably wouldn't be behind on my rent."

"Well maybe if you hadn't been so gutless as to run away in the first place-"

"Oh my god you're not going to start that again!"

"Look I'm sorry if you had a bad day at work but you don't have to take it out on me."

"I'm not taking it out on you!"

"Yeah you are!"

"Shut up I'm not!" I snapped

"You see you're doing it again, it's not my fault you're poor and can't even talk to your boyfriend."

I stood up, this time he'd crossed the line.

"Poor? Yeah you can talk! You know if it was up to me I would have kicked you out right now!"

"Well you can't that's illegal and you think I'm enjoying this?" he yelled standing up too.

"Well it's your own stupid fault! I mean what were you thinking!"

He laughed.

"That's funny I was just about to go and ask your boyfriend the same question."

"That's rich coming from a broke unemployed tramp!"

"Really? Then please tell me Amu how did you do it?"


"I'm just curious to know how in the space of seven years you somehow managed to turn into such a bitch."

"Okay that is it! Get out of my house!"

"You can't kick me out!"

"Oh can't I?" I yelled grabbing the closest thing next to me and throwing it at him.


He fell to the floor.

"Ikuto!" I yelled.

All the anger seemed to have had flooded out of me to be replaced by panic. I ran round to him and dropping on my knees. What did I do? What was I thinking?

"Ikuto are you alright? Are you hurt? "

He steadily opened his eyes and gazed up at me drowsily then rubbed his head.

"How do you think I am you just hit me on the head with a bottle." he mumbled.

"I'm so sorry! I didn't mean- I just-"

"I'm fine really, don't worry." he said struggling to sit up.

"You're sure?"

"Yeah, I've had worse."

"Oh Ikuto I'm so sorry I don't know what came over me I just-

"Okay just stop apologising. Look if I'm going to live here then we're going to have to stop doing this."

"Doing what?"

"Arguing. We disagree on everything we do I mean I think I'm gonna end up killing you at this rate."

"What makes you think you'll kill me? Why can't I kill you first?"

He looked at me demeaningly.

"You're right, I'm sorry. I just don't get it we never used to be like this!"

"People change I guess."

I shrugged.

"I guess, but I don't get it you never used to be this annoying."

"Yeah you were never this stuck-up."

"And you never used to be such a pain in the-


"Sorry you're right I'm sorry. I mean I just don't get why I'm suddenly so annoyed with you. It's just every time I see you I want to punch and kiss you-"

He looked up at me.


"Kick! I meant kick you not kiss you!" I retorted, feeling very hot inside.

"Anyways, what I mean to say is I'm sorry for saying all those things."

"Yeah, I'm sorry too."

We stared at each other for a few seconds then I briskly looked away feeling embarrassed again, then he smiled at me as I helped him up. I viewed as him as he straightened up; he could be a real dick at times but- man he was hot.

"I'm just going to turn on the TV there's this programme I want to see."

"Couldn't you watch it later? Black Lagoon is on right now."

"Wait you watch Black Lagoon?"

"Yeah do you?"

"Yeah every week."

"It's so awesome!"

He laughed.

"There, we've finally found something we both agree on."

Ikuto P.O.V

The next few days were an improvement to the last. Amu and I were more polite to each other now. Although since I still hadn't found a job she was working overtime so Tadase would drop her off. I decided that I had taken a strong disliking to Tadase and I didn't think that he liked me much either, he never spoke to me unless he had to and always went to extreme lengths to try to ignore me. I couldn't really blame him, if I ever found out that my girlfriend had a secret husband I wouldn't be too please either but I didn't empathise with him. On the brighter side, I got to pick Yoru up from school now which was great because I always enjoyed talking to him. Everything seemed perfectly fine, well as fine as it could get in our situation, until the bell rang on a Saturday afternoon.


"I'll get it!" I called out.

I strolled towards the door and opened it to find three women standing there staring at me observingly. I recognised two of them from the nursery where I went to pick up Yoru.

"Why hello there." said the tallest flipping her pigtails backwards in a melodramatic manner.

The shorter blond rolled her eyes and pushed the other one out of her way.

"You're Ikuto Tsukiyomi right?" she asked

"Yes, how did you know?"

"Amu told us."

"She did?"


I couldn't help but feel my surprise and slightly annoyed. Why was Amu going around telling people about our situation? Had she told everybody she new?

"So how long are you staying for?"

I opened my mouth to respond when a gasp sounded from behind me. I looked around to see Amu marching towards us hurriedly.

"Amu why did you- OUCH!"

She grabbed me from my arm and quickly hurled me out of the way apologising to her friends and slamming the door. She seemed do that to them a lot.

"Hey! What was that for?"


"You're hurting my arm."

"Oh sorry!" she whispered letting go of me.

"Who are they?"

"Oh they're my friends I invited them round for tea." she said casually.

"And were hiding from them because?"

"Erm you see- none of my friends erm, really know about us."


"So I told them you were my cousin."

"That's not so bad."

"Yeah but I also told them you're a former drug dealer who just got out of Rehab-"


"Well I had to tell them something!"

"Yes you could have told them anything! The whole cousin thing is fine why didn't you stop there?"

"I don't know I was panicking at the time!"

"So you honestly told your friends that you invited your cousin a former drug dealer to live with your son?"

"Basically, yeah."

"And they bought that?"

She shrugged.

"I can be a pretty good liar you know."

"Yeah I know."

"Well I'm going to have to let them in, are you ready?"

"Not in the slightest."

She laughed and opened the door.

This morning I just read the BEST fanfiction ever. It actually made me feel ashamed of my writing, that's how awesome it was. It was a Harry Potter Fanfic I completely LOVED IT! :D