This is my first Shugo Chara story. I couldn't resist the thought of writing it (even though I've only watched up to episode 77 in the anime). I thought I might give this a try. If anyone who reads this wants me to continue, even if it's just one person, please tell me in a review.

Everyone is 12 except for Utau who is 14 and Ikuto who's 15. Sorry for any OOCness.


Four Years Ago...

Amu's POV

All of the Gardians were meeting up at the park, deciding to just hang out for once. We'd just completed our final exams and everyone needed time to relax.

"Amu-chan!" Looking down the path, I saw my prince, Tadase, smiling.

"Tadase-kun!" I smiled, hurrying down the path to where the others were.

"Hey Amu!" Kukai called from where he was kicking a soccer ball.

I turned to my Charas. "You guys go play with the other Charas."

Ran, Miki, Su, and Dia went off, interrupting one of Kiseki's meetings. Of course, Kiseki got mad and started his usual fit.

While everyone enjoyed the day, I moved to stand under a tree, sighing and closed my eyes. Final exams had really taken a lot out of me.

I had finally relaxed and I probably could've fallen asleep standing. I was tired and I was considering the thought-

"Yo." A familiar voice said right next to my left ear.

My eyes snapped open as I let out a slight scream and jumped away.

"Ikuto!" I yelled, glaring at the cat eared pervert who was hanging upside down from the tree.

"Good thing it's not raining or else I'd have to catch you like last time." Ikuto smirked.

"Shut up idiot." I hissed, crossing my arms.

"Cruel." Ikuto said, jumped down from his position and standing in front of me. He leaned down, stopping when I could practically feel his lips on mine.

I couldn't move. I only stared into Ikuto's mesmerizing, deep blue eyes-

"Tsukiyomi Ikuto!" Tadase called, bringing me to my sences. Ikuto pulled away and I stood there, flustered and blushing.

"Hey Kiddy King." Ikuto said, smirking as Tadase ran over.

"What you doing here, you theiving cat?"

"Just came to see my Amu." Ikuto said and smirked when Tadase Character Changed.

"Holy-" Tadase didn't get to finished because he was interupted by by four X Characters flying right in front of him.

They flew right past and grabbed Kiseki, leaving him unable to escape.

"Tadase!" Kiseki called out at the same time Tadase cried, "Kiseki!"

"Ikuto nya~!" Ikuto and I both turned to see Yoru being pulled away by four X Characters just like Kiseki.

"Amu-chan!" Four distinct voices called and I saw Ran, Miki, Su, and Dia in their eggs, each held by four X Characters.

We rushed to the others, all of who were trying to get the X Character to release their charas.

All of them, every single one of our charas was in their egg, the X Characters keeping them from escapeing.

"What do we do?" Yaya cried as she jumped up, swatting at the little demons to let go of her egg. "Pepe-chan!"

Suddenly, the four X Characters holding Su let her go. Su immediatly got out of her egg and flew my way.

"Su! Character Transformation!" Su nodded. "My heart: Unlock!"

Once the transformation was finished I said, "Amulet Clover!" and my Bubble Wand appeared in my hand.

"Honey Bubbles!" I cried, spining and lifting my hands slightly as the bubbles flew out and got the X Characters to drop everyone's eggs.

Except for Ran, Miki, and Dia.

Suddenly, the Honey Bubbles dissolved and half of what looked like sixty X Characters swarmed me while the other half swarmed my eggs.

"Amu-chan!" They cried and I called out to them, trying to reach them.

"Girls! I'm coming!" I switched my Bubble Wand for my Whisk. "Remake-"

But before I could send out the attack, two X Character grabbed my Whisk and yanked it at the same moment one gave a hard yank to one of my pigtails.

I cried out, unable to believe the strength the little monsters had when they yanked.

Out of the corner of my eye, I caught a glimpse of the others. Kukai, Ikuto, and Nagihiko were the only ones trying to help. Rima, Yaya, Kairi, Tadase, and Utau, who'd just suddenly appeared, stood watching.

"Help me!" I called, struggling against the X Characters that were more violent that usual.

"Amu! Your eggs!" Nagihiko called, pointing towards Ran, Miki, and Dia.

Through the crowd of X Characters I managed to catch a glimpse of the ones with my eggs. They all had wicked smiles as they slowly enclosed them.

Their intentions dawned on me and I struggled against the X Characters, trying to reach the girls.

But when I was so close, they all gave one final shove towards the center and...

Then I heard it.

The horrifying crackle of eggs shattering. All the X Characters suddenly disbanded, leaving to fall to the ground on my knees as I watched the pieces of what was left of Ran, Miki, and Dia's eggs fall to the ground.

Without realizing it, I let them yank away my Whisk and it was like they were ripping Su right out of me. The second the Whisk left my grip, Su and I were yanked apart, her flying right into the arms waiting X Characters and me right into Ikuto.

They grabbed Su and forced her into her egg, banding together.

"No!" I cried, running over.

But I was to late. I only made it in time to catch the remains of Su's egg.

That's when there was a bright light followed by Utau saying, "Seraphic Charm. Angel Cradle!"

I didn't listen to her singing because right now, it was a cruel, gentle song unwanted when the four most impotant pieces of my life had just literally shattered.

I silently cried, clutching what was left of my friends. No one bothered me, and I was grateful for that. Right now, the last thing I needed was to be bothered.

~~~~~The next day~~~~~

Despite everything, I went to school the next day. I hadn't slept much that night and Monday morning I was surprised I was even able to get to school

It didn't help that out of habit I had clipped the bag where I'd always kept Ran, Miki, Su, and Dia to my belt. That had only reopened my pain, but I had to move on.

I'm sure the girls wouldn't have wanted me to suffer so much.

When I got to school, I went straight to the Royal Garden. I need my friends. I needed their help.

I found everyone there talking and eating snacks at the table. Even Kukai was there and Utau was too.

"Hinamori Amu." Tadase said. He was the first to see me and he stood up. Rima then saw me and stood too.

"Tadase-kun! Rima-chan!" I called over, waving.

"Hinamori, why are you here?" Tadase asked.

"What do you mean?"

"He means why are you here? Only Guardians should be here at this hour." Rima said. I was confused.

"Eh, Rima? I am a Gardian. I'm the Joker-"

"No. Hoshina-chan is the new Joker. Without charas, you can't be a Guardian."

"What?"

"You're no longer a Guardian Hinamori." Tadase said.

"Just get out of here Amu. You're not needed here anymore." Utau said, smirking at me.

"What? But you guys, you're supposed to be my friends and-"

"We are no longer your friends. You have no use here anymore." Tadase said.

Anger and hurt boiled inside me. They were kicking me out of the Gardians and they weren't going to be my friends anymore because I didn't have charas?

I looked at the others, hoping they'd say something. Say this was a cruel joke.

But no one did.

Tears filled my eyes, but I blinked them away and glared at the King, Queen, and new Joker.

"Fine. Have it your way." I said. "I hate you!" I looked at them all. "I hate all of you!"

I ran out of the Royal Garden, not bothering to look back when I heard two voices call after me.

I ran home, grateful that my parents weren't home, and immediatly went to my room, slamming the door behind me.

I cried. I cried for Ran, Miki, Su, Dia, and because I'd just lost the only people who I actually trusted. It didn't help that when I finally got some control over myself I found a letter from Ikuto on my desk, saying he'd left for paris to look for his father.

Hours later, I come to a conclusion:

I had to leave this place. I could stay here in Japan any longer. To many memories were here.

I decided to go for a walk to try and clear my head. And plan.

As I walked, I passed a store with a promotional poster on it's glass window. Examining it, I got an idea.

I tore one of the little strips of paper from the bottom of the poster and ran.

The adress on this paper would be my ticket to what I needed.

And I had been right. Never once did I regret what I did. That sign had led me to my ticket to a new life.


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~Night