Kim: Hurhurhur. Left you guys all off with a cliffhanger huh? Ikuto: I hate you. Now I, I mean we, don't know if Amu survived or died.Amu: Relax, I doubt I died. . Kim: I don't know, maybe I'm going to end this story tragiclly. Maybe...Amu: You wouldn't do that to me Kim! D: Ikuto: She can't, she doesn't own us... or Shugo Chara! Amu: True... but still, this is her story/plot/ ending...Ikuto: But we can choose not to be in this story.Kim: I hate you guys... Whatever. On with the story!
~Angels V.S. Demons~
~Chapter 16: Forever and Always~
"She..?" I asked, trailing off.
Before the Doctor could tell me if she had survived or not, a voice came over the PA.
"Dr. Okita, please report to Hospital Room 206 immediately." The voice said calmly.
Hospital Room 206...? That was Amu's room. I blinked and stood up, looking at the Doctor frantically. Was she going to be okay? The Doctor's face was grim and he calmly walked out of the office and raced towards Room 206. I ran after him, and as I passed my friends, they all stood up, the question on the tip of their tongue. When they noticed my expression, they all followed me. I reached the door first and I looked in at Amu.
Ikuto stared at the still figure on the hospital bed, clothed in a hospital gown with a head full of silky pink hair. His breath caught in his throat. He studied her closely. She wasn't breathing was she? Suddenly a rush of nurses and doctors came flocking into the small hospital room. Ikuto turned away, he didn't want to watch what was happening. If he did, he would surely feel as if Amu was gone. He refused to believe that she was dead. Of course she wasn't dead. She was still alive… just maybe in a coma. That she would never come out of… Trapped forever in that world of dreams, and never reality. He shuddered just thinking about it.
What seemed like hours but was only around half an hour, Dr. Okita walked out of the room. His face was expressionless. Was he here to deliver good or bad news? It was hard to tell. But Ikuto knew that this doctor had practiced how to relay tragic or wonderful news to people, so his expression was probably normal.
"Mr. Tsukiyomi… Miss Hinamori….She-" Dr. Okita said, making the news horribly long.
"Yes…?" Ikuto asked. He was impatient. He wanted to know if Amu was going to survive.
"She's alive. You should go see her." Dr. Okita said, gesturing towards the hospital room, a small smile on his face.
"Thank you Doctor!" Ikuto said, a bright smile on his face. The doctor only nodded and walked away. His friends hung around him, and followed him into the room.
Ikuto was the first to see the recovering Amu. She was sitting up in the bed, her pink hair, was loose and flowing around her face, framing her beauty. Her full lips were slight parted, and her honey-colored eyes were looking at the window to the right of her. She hadn't noticed Ikuto and the others gone in, and she didn't seem like she was planning to.
Ikuto walked over to her side, and pulled up a chair next to her bed. "Amu…?"
She remained expressionless, and totally blanked out. She didn't seem to hear Ikuto.
"Amu? Are you okay? Can you hear me?" Ikuto asked, worry overcoming him.
Slowly, Amu turned her head to look at Ikuto.
I looked at the man before me, the stunningly gorgeous man. He was sturdily built, and had long arms and legs. I knew somehow that when used he could be quite agile and graceful, almost like a cat. He had midnight blue eyes, as dark as the night sky outside. His hair was the same color, but much lighter than his eyes… or at least that was the illusion of it. His lips were moving, as if they were speaking. Then I realized, he was speaking. I frowned. Why did I have the sudden longing to be with him, to kiss him, to be embraced into his warm loving arms.
"Amu..?" The man asked around the third time.
I blinked at him. How did he know my name? And this man… who was he? I looked over at the people behind him. Utau, Kukai, Nagi, and Rima, all clustered together at the door frame. I finally spoke up, my voice feeling new to me as I spoke.
"Who are you?" I asked the guy.
He blinked, surprise taking over his handsome features. "Who am I? I'm your boyfriend Amu.. Ikuto Tsukiyomi? Remember?"
I shook my head from side to side, my hair whipping into my face. "No…"
"Amu… you aren't joking with me are you?"
"Amu, I'm serious. You really don't know me?"
I shook my head. "No."
He sighed, putting his face in his hands. I reached out and patted his head. His hair was soft and silky. "There there…" I murmured soothingly.
He reached out and hugged me right then and there. I felt my cheeks go hot, and I blinked, hugging him back. All too soon, his lips found mine and then we were kissing. I felt wanted, loved, and I wanted more. I was out of this world, and into his- no our world. Suddenly everything came rushing back to me. The man I was kissing right now was Ikuto Tsukiyomi, who had only introduced himself again a moment ago. He was my boyfriend, the one I never thought I would love. He was a demon, and he had gone to Heaven to save me, and kick my sorry-ass Dad and Tadase's butts. I pulled away, gasping for breath. Ikuto was breathing heavily as he stood up.
"I'm sorry, I'll be leaving now." He apologized and turned to leave with his- no our friends.
A smile spread across my lips. "Where are you going after kissing me like that Ikuto? I thought you wanted us to be together forever."
I saw him whirl around, eyes wide with surprise, love, and something else- happiness? He closed the distance between us in two long strides, and he pulled me back into a kiss. The kiss lasted an eternity, and it was bliss.
A few months later, Ikuto and I were eating at a fancy restaurant that he had booked for the celebration of my recovery. We were alone, because Ikuto claimed that he wanted to be the only one to treasure my first night out of the hospital. As we finished our dinners, Ikuto got up and walked over to me, his hypnotizing eyes drawing me in. He bent down on one knee and took out a velvet box. He opened it to reveal a beautiful ring, which was adorned with diamonds. It had a violet colored diamond in the middle, and pink and blue diamonds surrounding the big violet one in the middle.
"Amu Hinamori, will you marry me?" Ikuto asked.
I gasped, on the verge of tears. "Of course I will Ikuto! Why do you think I would say no?" He slipped on the ring, got up, and we embraced. He kissed me deeply, and again I felt like we were the only two people in the room.
"I love you Amu." Ikuto said, kissing me on the forehead.
"As do I, Ikuto." I said, smiling.
We planned for the wedding as quickly as we could. We decided to have it two weeks after Ikuto had proposed to me. When I told Utau and Rima about it, they were ecstatic. They couldn't stop talking about the dress, flowers, and of course the cake. The dress was supposed to be a strapless light blue dress. It had darker blue diamonds encrusted on the dress. It flowed all the way down to my feet, and it was sort of poofy and like a tutu. I loved it, and it was simply beautiful. The veil was also light blue, and I planned on letting my hair down loose with baby blue flowers adorning my pink hair.
The day of the wedding came and as I was walking down that aisle, all the memories of me being with Ikuto flashed by. I looked at him standing up there along with the priest, Nagi, and Kukai. Utau and Rima were up there too. They were all smiling at me as I walked on the trail of flowers the flower girl left. Finally I stood side by side with Ikuto. Like I suspected, he was gorgeous in a tuxedo with a pink tie, vest, and a handkerchief in his pocket. We smiled at each other before the priest started talking.
After what seemed like forever, the important life-changing part finally came.
"Will you Ikuto Tsukiyomi take Amu Hinamori as your lawfully wedded wife?"
"I do." Ikuto said, feeling a bit impatient.
"Will you Amu Hinamori take Ikuto Tsukiyomi as your lawfully wedded husband?"
"I do." I said, a smile already on my lips.
"You may now kiss the bride." The priest said, and Ikuto grabbed me and pulled me into his warm embrace. He lifted the veil off my face, and stared down into my honey gold eyes with his midnight blue ones. He kissed me so passionately, I couldn't even hear the crowd cheering us on.
At the end of the wedding, as we were walking out of the church that we just got married in, I turned around, and held the wedding bouquet. It was full of pink and blue roses. I tossed the bundle of flowers and heard the screaming of my friends as they tried to reach for it.
When I turned back around, I saw that Utau and Rima had both caught it, they were holding it together and both were blushing. I smiled and laughed.
"So you guys are both getting married?" I teased.
We all burst into fits of laughter, but I could tell Utau, Kukai, Rima, and Nagi were very intent on getting married.
Kim: Well I hope you guys enjoyed this story. I really enjoyed writing this, and your reviews have always helped me move forward in completing this. And I'm glad I finished this chapter today! Phew, that was a lot of typing and thinking.
Ikuto: This is the last chapter of the story? And I'm glad you finished it today. You kept so many readers waiting.
Kim: Well, excuse me for trying to get more reviews!
Amu: Look at the bright side Kim, at least now Ikuto and I will be together forever.
Ikuto: For an eternity.
Amu: I love you.
Ikuto: I love you too.
Kim: Oh god you guys, don't just start making out!
Amu: Well please review if you want Kim to write more and new stories.
Ikuto: And review if you want me and Amu to start making out.. or at least kiss.
Kim: Bye you guys! I'll see you all next time!