Recap

"Listen, I know you like this boy and I know this boy likes you and I know that something is going to happen today. You're going to sing him a song and he's going to love it," I demanded.

"When did you grow a pair?" Utau joked.

"Today," I replied.

"Where am I going to sing?" she asked.

"Leave the details to me," I said.


Chapter 18 The Water Park Part 2

*Rima's POV*

"Do we understand?" I asked. I gathered Amu, Ikuto, Nagi, Yaya, and Kairi to help me. Tadase wasn't feeling good so he went home.

"Yes, Ikuto and I will fill Kukai in," Nagi said.

"Yaya and Kairi-kun will find a stage for Utau-chan!" Yaya cheered.

"And you and I will get Utau filled in," Amu said.

"Great, now let's go," I said. Amu and I walked to where I last left Utau, the girl's bathroom.

"Thanks for not pairing me up with Ikuto again," Amu said.

"What's so bad about Ikuto?" I asked.

"He's always teasing me or flirting with me. He's a pervert," Amu said.

"All I see is harmless flirting. Has he made or asked you to do something you don't want to do?" I asked.

"Now that I think about it, no. When I had him shower at my house he teased me, but when I was changing he never looked at me. I guess he does have his times where he is responsible," Amu said. I felt a sense of accomplishment. A smile formed on my face.

"That doesn't mean I like him," Amu said.

"I didn't say that," I said.

"You were thinking it," she said.

"Now is not the time to talk about it. We need to help Utau now. We'll talk about you and your problems later," I said as we walked into the bathroom.

"Utau, I informed everyone in. We just need to get you all gussied up," I said.

"Leave it to me," Kazumi said. Luckily, Amu brought her purse which had her makeup in it.

"Miki I may need some help," Kazumi said. Kazumi and Miki got to work on Utau's hair and makeup. Kusukusu entertained the other charas by juggling her bowling pins while standing on a random ball.

"I'm going to check and see if Yaya and Kairi found a stage," Amu said.

"Hurry back," I said.

"Rima, I don't know about this," Utau said.

"You must be serious if your calling me by my name," I said.

"Usually I would announce how I feel to any guy. You know how obsessed I was with Ikuto. What if I get really clingy to Kukai?" she said in a worried tone while Kazumi and Miki continued to do their magic.

"Are you obsessed with him now?" I asked.

"No but I really do like him," Utau said.

"Then I'll tell you what's going to happen. You're going to go out there and sing your heart out. Kukai will be there with you and he'll be amazed how awesome you are. Then he'll ask you out or you'll ask him out. Which ever way you two will be happy," I said in a serious tone. A smile spread across her face. Her expression went from nervous to determined in a second.

"Alright let's do this," Utau said. All the charas cheered.

"Glad your ready because we're done," Kazumi announced. We all looked at Utau. She had minimal makeup but her eyes seemed to glow and she looked like she was shining. Her hair was in the normal pigtails. They had a bunch of volume to them.

"Your ready," I said. Amu ran back into the bathroom.

"Kairi found somewhere. I'll get the boys when Utau is ready to sing," Amu said.

"She's ready. Take us to the stage then go get the boys," I said. Amu lead us to a small stage that was mainly for karaoke night but it would do. Utau grabbed a mic and looked for the song.

"We have Kukai in place," came a whisper behind me. I turned to see Nagi.

"Does he have a-"

"Yep"

"And he knows what song-"

"Yep"

"Do you like Tadase?"

"Yep...I mean no," he said. Our charas and I busted up laughing.

"Funny Rima," Nagi said sarcastically.

"You owe me for making me go on that ride earlier," I said.

"Fine, I will owe you as long as it doesn't involve Nadeshiko...or anything illegal," he said. An evil smirked was formed on my face.

"I'm going to regret this later," Nagi said.

"Everyone, we have Utau Hoshina here singing a song for a certain someone," an announcer said through the speakers. Nagi and I got a close seat in the front with our friends. Kukai wasn't with us. Utau walked on the stage. Amu and I gave her a thumbs up. Se smiled and began to sing.

Right from the start, you were a thief,
You stole my heart and
I your willing victim

I let you see the parts of me
That weren't all that pretty.
And with every touch
You fixed them.

Now, you've been talking in your sleep
Oh oh, things you never say to ME
Oh oh, tell me that you've had enough
Of out Love, our Love.

Just give me a reason,
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second, we're not broken
Just bent we can learn to LOVE again.

Oh, it's in the stars,
It's been written in the scars on our hearts
We're NOT broken
Just bent we can learn to love again.

Without Utau knowing Kukai walked on the stage. My plan was to get them to sing together. They both liked this song. Although I guess the lyrics were a bit sad just like Utau said.

(Utau is italicized and Kukai and Bold and both is italacized and bold)

I'm sorry I don't understand where
All of these is coming from.
I thought that we were fine,

Utau was shocked that Kukai was up there with her. He had a smile on her face. A smile creeped up on Utau's face.

(Oh, we had everything)
Your head is running wild again
My dear, WE still have everything
And it's all in your MIND.

(Yeah, but this is happenin')

Kukai wasn't a singer but he wasn't terrible. As long as he was with Utau no one was going to ruin their moment.

You've been having real bad dreams
Oh oh, used to lie so close to me
Oh oh,
there's nothing more than empty sheets
Between our love , our love
Ooooh, our love, our love.

Kukai grabbed Utau's hand. She looked at him and started to sing to him instead of the audience. There was an actual big group. A lot of people liked Utau.

Just give me a reason,
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second, we're not broken
Just bent we can learn to LOVE again.

Oh, I never stopped
It's still written in the scars on my heart

You're NOT broken
Just bent and we can learn to love again.

Oh, tear ducts and rust
I'll fix it for us
We're collecting dust,
But our love's enough.

You're holding it in,
You're pouring a drink
No, nothing is as bad as it seems.
We'll come clean!

Just give me a reason,
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second, we're not broken
Just bent and we can learn to LOVE again.

Oh, it's in the stars
It's still written in the scars on our hearts
We're NOT broken
Just bent and we can learn to love again.

Just give me a reason,
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second, we're not broken
Just bent and we can learn to LOVE again.

Oh, it's in the stars
It's still written in the scars on our hearts
We're NOT broken
Just bent and we can learn to love again.

Ooh, we can learn to love again
Ooh, we can learn to love again
Oh, that we're not broken
Just bent and we can learn to love again.

Kukai kissed her cheek. The look on her face was priceless. Case Kutau is closed.

"Good job Rima," Nagi said.

"Thanks but I had help from everyone," I said.

"You know what's funny. Utau tried to set Rimahiko up but she ended up beginning Kutau," Rhythm said.

"Me and Nagi? No way," I lied being stubborn.

"Rhythm, I don't really think Utau tried," Nagi said.

"It's alright as long as those two are happy," Temari said. After Kukai and Utau walked off stage, our group headed over to our cabana.

"So are you two a thing?" Amu asked the Kutau couple.

"What do you say Utau?" Kukai asked. Utau smiled and kissed him.

"Great now Rima can help me," Ikuto said.

"Not today. I already set up one couple. It takes a lot out of a girl," I said. Since we didn't have a lot of chairs I sat on the foot of the one Nagi was sitting on. The normal groups shared one: Amuto, Kutau, Yaya and Kairi, and Nagi and me.

"Are you tired Rima?" Nagi asked.

"Yeah, do you know how much work it took to get those two together. Utau's so stubborn and Kukai can be clueless," I said.

"We're right here you know," Utau pointed out.

"I'm done with rides," I said as I leaned back and lay down. Nagi just happened to be there. I didn't have to look and Utau to know that there was a smirk on her face.

"Well the rest of us are going to ride some more rides and maybe get something to eat," Utau said. Everyone started to get up, even Nagi.

"Not you. You owe me so this is what you have to do," Utau said. That's right. Utau said that Nagi owed her two things. One was to call her Utau-chan and the other would come later. This was the second condition. Everyone left and it was just Nagi, our charas, and me.

"Nagi, is it ok if I use you as a pillow?" I asked.

"Sure Rima," Nagi said. I sat in between his legs and lay back with my back on his chest.

"Thanks for your help," I said.

"No problem. Our friends are happy," he said.

"I was talking about that and during the dark ride," I said. Nagi's arms were wrapped around my middle.

"I'm the only one besides you that knows about the real world. The least I could do was help," he said. I closed my eyes and let sleep take over me.

*Nagi's POV*

"Kusukusu, I really want to say I'm sorry. I didn't mean what I said. I was only trying to prove Kazumi wrong," Rhythm said.

"So you think I am pretty?" Kusukusu asked.

"Honestly you're pretty hot," Rhythm admitted.

"Apology accepted," Kusukusu said as she hugged him. Did I see Rhythm blush? Maybe Kazumi will be the only flirt in a few weeks.

"Glad you two are nice and dandy. I'm hungry. Let's go find the others and get food," Kazumi said.

"I'm a bit famished too," Temari said.

"Let's go," Kusukusu cheered. They left with just me and Rima. I couldn't help but smile as I saw her peaceful expression on her face. Her hand moved a bit and landed on mine. I held both of her hands in mine. This doesn't feel bad. I could get used to this. I kissed her head then fell asleep myself.

*Utau's POV*

"Now that we've eaten we better get back to the cabana and but more sunscreen on," Amu said. All of us agreed and we walked back to see a beautiful sight. Nagi and Rima were sleeping together. His arms were wrapped around her and he held her hands. I took out my phone and took a picture. Yaya did the same thing.

"They are so adorable," Yaya cheered.

"You need to be quiet Ace or they'll wake up," Kairi said.

"IT'S YAYA NOT ACE," Yaya whined. Rima and Nagi jumped as they rudely woken up.

"What's going on?" Chibi asked.

"That's not important. Do you want to explain this?" I asked as I showed her the picture I just took of them.

"Yeah, you are a creeper that likes to take pictures of me and Nagi sleeping," Rima joked. Everyone started to laugh.

"THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT!" I yelled.

"I was tired and Nagi is comfy. Now can you all shut up. I'm tired," she said and snuggled up to Nagi and fell back to sleep in a second.

"Your hands are all over her," Kukai teased his friends.

"She's actually holding my hands now," Nagi said.

"So you admit you were holding them earlier," I pointed out. He didn't say anything.

"Real smooth Nagi," Rhythm said.

"Shut up," Nagi said. I think Rimahiko will happen but it will be more work even though I can tell Nagi likes her.

"Nagi's a pervert," Kusukusu teased.

"Kusukusu," Nagi complained.

"I'm just kidding," she said.

"Your hands are kind of low," Ikuto added.

"It's not my fault," Nagi defended.

"Just admit you like her then we can all move on," I said.

"She's my friend. Of course I like her," he said.

"That's a cop out answer," Kukai said.

"What do you want from me?" he asked.

"Tell us how you feel about Rima," I said. Nagi looked at Chibi's charas. I covered Kazumi's ears and Kukai followed and covered Kusukusu's ears. Since they are Rima's charas they would tell her.

"The truth is I may like Rima. I'm not for sure yet," he said.

"The way you're holding her is not uncertainty," Ikuto said.

"I honestly don't know what to do. Should I act on my crush or not," he said.

"Definitely act on it," Kukai said.

"Rima has always been stubborn. I don't really know where to start," Nagi said.

"What's her favorite color?" I asked.

"Orange."

"Favorite food?"

"Strawberry Parfait?"

"Favorite Activity?"

"Either watching comedy shows or reading gag manga."

"Favorite gag manga?"

"Gag Manga Daioh I believe," he said a bit unsure.

"That's what's in her bag," Ikuto said as he pulled out the manga Nagi had taken out of her bag when we were in the limo earlier today.

"You know her so well it's a little sad you two aren't together," I said.

"What do you expect me to do?" he asked.

"You know her better than me but don't you have that dance you two are working on?" I asked.

"Yes," he said not quite getting where I'm going with this.

"Isn't dance passionate? You should dance to a love song," I said.

"That's a good idea," Kukai said.

"Alright, I'll talk to her about it," Nagi said with a smile.

"If that fails then we'll dare her to play seven minutes in heaven with you," Ikuto said.

"Ikuto stop being a perv for once," Amu begged.


Hey Daydreamer here. Just to let you know I will not be able to update for the next couple days. My computer will be fixed. I plan on getting a new laptop since the one I am currently using is pretty worn out. Hope to update soon

Also the song is "Just Give Me a Reason" by P!nk feat Nate Ruess (the singer of FUN) I suggest looking it up. Thoes two together is like a song is so beautiful.