The Power of Dreams

Kisshu went to bed one night, and to his mild surprise, fell asleep quickly. As he slept, he started dreaming.

Kisshu's dream: Ichigo was living on the ship with him, Pai and Taruto after quitting Café Mew Mew. She had finally fallen for him, and they were sleeping together now.

After dinner that night, they went back to their room, and sat around talking till they got tired. "I think we should call it a night," Ichigo said.

"Good plan; I'm tired," Kisshu said. They climbed into bed together, and Ichigo snuggled against Kisshu as they fell asleep.

*End of dream*

Kisshu slept without dreams for the rest of the night after that.

The next morning: Kisshu's alarm went off, and he rolled over to turn it off- or tried to. Something was holding him back. He snapped his fingers, and the alarm went off. Then he looked at what was holding him back- and his jaw dropped. Ichigo was asleep next to him, her arms locked around his waist.

What the hell? Kisshu thought. When did she get here, and why didn't I notice? On top of that, why is she SLEEPING with me? I thought she hated me!

Sighing, Kisshu shook Ichigo, saying, "Koneko-chan, time to wake up."

Ichigo didn't even stir. Kisshu tried tapping her forehead- no good. Then he heard banging on his door, and sighed, then called, "Come in!"

Pai came in and asked, "Are you okay? You don't normally sleep this late."

"I'm fine, but I'm seriously confused," Kisshu said. "I found Ichigo in my bed this morning, and she won't wake up."

Pai looked shocked, and came over. "You didn't notice anything?" he asked.

"No, there was no sound of teleportation last night, and I didn't even notice until I woke up that she has her arms around my waist," Kisshu said.

Pai put a hand on Ichigo's forehead, then said, "Something's keeping her from waking up." Suddenly it looked like he had an idea, and he asked, "Kisshu, did you dream at all last night?"

Kisshu thought, and then his eyes widened. "I dreamed that Ichigo and I were sleeping together," he said. "She was living with us after quitting Café Mew Mew."

"I think your dream came true," Pai said. "I'm going to go ask Lettuce if Ichigo quit Café Mew Mew. Depending on her answer, we may have some problems soon. If the other Mews are affected by your dream too, we're going to have to find some way of reversing this."

"How is a dream coming true possible?" Kisshu asked. "And shouldn't we be waking up Ichigo?"

"I don't know how it's possible, and I can try waking up Ichigo," Pai said. He put his hand back on her forehead, and his hand began to glow. Two minutes later, he snapped his fingers and tapped her forehead.

Ichigo started to stir, and sleepily opened her eyes. "Morning Kish," she said, letting go of him and sitting up. She looked startled to see Pai there, and asked, "Pai, what are you doing in here?"

"Trying to wake you up; you weren't waking up for some reason," Pai said.

"Oh…. Is it my turn to make breakfast?" Ichigo asked. "I feel kind of disoriented for some reason."

"Actually it's Kisshu's turn," Pai said. He shot Kisshu a look that said, "Play along."

"What am I making?" Kisshu asked.

"Muffins?" Pai asked hopefully.

"What kind?" Kisshu asked.

"Surprise us," Pai said. "I'm going to go visit Lettuce, so NO, I won't be in the kitchen."

"Good, last time was bad enough," Ichigo said.

"How long have you been living here, Ichigo?" Pai asked.

"Two months; did you forget what day it is again?" Ichigo asked.

"Something like that," Pai said. "Call me when it's ready."

"K," Kisshu said. "Koneko-chan, do you want to take a shower?"

"Sure," Ichigo said. She went to a suitcase Kisshu hadn't noticed till now and took an outfit off the top, then went into the bathroom.

"I'll let you know how it goes," Pai said. "Have fun with the muffins. And tell Taruto about this."

"Didn't he spend the night at Pudding's?" Kisshu asked.

"Oh right," Pai said. "I'll go talk with him then." He teleported off, and Kisshu sighed, then teleported to the kitchen. He decided to make blueberry chocolate chip muffins, and started getting the ingredients out.

As he was putting them in the oven, Ichigo came in. "You look nice," Kisshu commented.

"Kish, you say that every morning, no matter what I'm wearing," Ichigo giggled. "Where's Taruto?"

"He slept over at Pudding's again," Kisshu said. "I'm sure he'll be back soon."

"K," Ichigo said. "Do you want me to watch the muffins? You can go take a shower."

"Sure, I'll set the timer," Kisshu said.

"What kind are they?" Ichigo asked as Kisshu set the timer for thirty minutes.

"Blueberry chocolate chip," Kisshu said.

"Yum!" Ichigo said. Kisshu smiled and teleported out.

Meanwhile, with Pai: Pai had teleported to Pudding's, since that was where Taruto was. He knocked on the door, and it was opened by Pudding, who said, "Hi Pai-oniichan! How's Ichigo-oneechan doing?"

"Fine," Pai said.

"Good, Pudding knows she's been living there for two months," Pudding said. "Does Pai-oniichan want Taru-Taru?"

"Yes," Pai said.

"K, come in," Pudding said happily, letting Pai in. "Pudding will get Taru-Taru."

"I'm right here," Taruto said, coming in. "Hey Pai, can we have a cake to celebrate Ichigo's living with us for two months?"

Pai was speechless, but luckily Pudding said, "Taru-Taru, you did that after the first month. It's not fair to make Kisshu-oniichan make cakes like that every month. Pudding will steal some cake from the Café, how's that?"

"K!" Taruto said happily. "Pai, Pudding said I could have breakfast here; is that okay?"

"Yeah, it's fine," Pai said. "Come back when you're done."

"Hai, hai," Taruto said.

Pai sighed and teleported out. He went back to the ship, and found Kisshu doing his hair. "Kisshu, Taruto was affected as well," Pai said. "I think everyone who was on Earth at the time you were dreaming has been affected."

"Do we have to reverse it?" Kisshu asked. "It's nice to have Ichigo love me. If we reverse it, she'll go back to hating me, hurting me, and I'll go back to coming back from every battle depressed."

"Let's leave it for now, then," Pai said. "I don't know how to reverse this anyways; I've never heard of a dream coming true like this."

Ichigo came in before Kisshu could reply, and said, "The muffins are done. Kish, they smell great!"

"I hope they taste great too," Kisshu said.

Ichigo giggled. "Kish, everything you make tastes great," she said. "You're way better than Keiichiro."

"Thanks," Kisshu said.

Ichigo smiled, and then turned to Pai. "Pai, did you finish that serum?" she asked.

"Serum?" Pai asked, confused.

"Yeah, don't you remember?" Ichigo asked. "You said you were making a serum to turn me into a Cyniclon. That way I can go back with you once we get the Mew Aqua for your planet. Don't tell me you forgot AGAIN."

"Uh…. I'll go see," Pai said.

"You can have breakfast first," Ichigo said. "The muffins will get cold."

"Muffins sound nice," Pai said.

"Come on, let's eat," Ichigo said. She walked out the door and to the kitchen, followed by Kisshu and Pai, both of whom were getting worried.

They all sat down to eat, and Ichigo asked, "What are we doing today?"

"I need to talk with Kisshu privately, so you'll be on your own for a while," Pai said.

"Okay," Ichigo said. "Maybe I'll go draw something."

"K," Kisshu said.

Ichigo smiled. "I'll do the dishes first, though," she said. "Have a nice talk."

"We will," Pai said. They finished breakfast, and Pai and Kisshu teleported to Pai's lab.

They sat down at a table, and Kisshu sighed. "Much as I love Ichigo being nice to me, you might be right, we should reverse this," he said. "If it reverses on its own, and Ichigo's a Cyniclon, we're screwed."

"Yeah," Pai said. He picked up a vial, and read the label, then said, "This is the serum Ichigo was talking about. It's supposed to turn a human into a Cyniclon. I don't remember creating this…."

"I don't remember Ichigo coming here, and I didn't notice she had a suitcase here until she was taking stuff out of it," Kisshu said. "And none of this was in my dream. All I was dreaming was that Ichigo had been living with us for two months, and we were sleeping together. And after we fell asleep, the dream ended. This is getting weird."

"I'll say," Pai said. "But the only thing I can think of that might reverse this is you having the opposite of the dream you already had."

Kisshu sighed. "That's next to impossible; I can't control my dreams," he said.

"I think Ichigo wants to give us the Mew Aqua to save our planet," Pai said. "That's probably why she wants me to turn her into a Cyniclon."

"Well, that's what we want too," Kisshu said. "Maybe this is doing some good."

"But what about turning her into a Cyniclon?" Pai asked.

"For today, tell her the serum isn't ready yet," Kisshu said. "I'm going to go find Moe and Miwa; I want to see if they've been affected too."

"Good idea," Pai said. "If they haven't, maybe they can help us."

Kisshu nodded and teleported out.

He landed in Inohara Park, and concentrated, then saw Moe and Miwa beating the treehugger to a pulp. Sighing, he teleported to their location. He appeared just in time to hear Miwa shriek, "Well, even if you DON'T know where she is, you're still going to die!"

"WHY ME!?" Aoyuck wailed.

"Because you're evil," Moe said. She punched him in the neck, and Kisshu heard a snap as Aoyuck's neck broke. Miwa took out a sword, and started chopping Aoyuck to bits. When she was done, she and Moe turned to Kisshu, and asked together, "Where's Ichigo?"

"With us, and she thinks she's been living with us for two months," Kisshu said. "And all the other Mews and Taruto think that too. Pai and I are the only ones who don't get it."

"Any ideas on what happened?" Miwa asked.

"Pai thinks the dream I had last night about Ichigo living with us for two months is the reason I found her sleeping with me this morning," Kisshu said. "He says my dream somehow became reality."

"And I suppose now we have to reverse it?" Moe said.

"Yes, because Ichigo seems to think Pai agreed to turn her into a Cyniclon," Kisshu said. "And much as I like her being in love with me, I still think we need to reverse this before it gets out of hand."

"Just so you know, Ichigo IS in love with you," Moe said. "That won't change if we find a way to reverse this. She's been faking hating you because she doesn't want Blondie to brainwash her."

Kisshu's eyes lit up, and Moe and Miwa giggled. "What do we do about the dream?" Kisshu asked. "Even Taruto's been affected. He doesn't call Koneko-chan 'old hag' anymore."

Miwa put a hand on Kisshu's forehead, concentrating. Finally she said, "Your dream seems to have warped reality, probably because you want Ichigo to love you more than anything else. Now that you know she does love you, though, things might change. We'd better get back to the ship."

"O-okay," Kisshu said. He, Moe and Miwa teleported to Pai's lab, and Pai looked up, startled. "Moe and Miwa weren't affected," Kisshu said. "But apparently Ichigo hating me was an act so she wouldn't get brainwashed by Blondie."

Pai's eyes widened, and he said, "I think I've got an idea. This warped reality seems to be focusing on Ichigo living here. I think if Ichigo is severely shocked by something, things will snap back to normal."

"What do you suggest?" Moe asked.

"Kisshu, pretend you're cheating on Ichigo with Miwa," Pai said.

"Is she really going to believe that?" Kisshu asked skeptically.

"Do you have a better suggestion?" Pai asked. "If it works, she won't remember you saying that anyways."

"There's got to be something besides this," Kisshu said. "And what happens if it doesn't work?"

"Uh…." Pai said. "I erase the memory of you saying that from Ichigo's mind?"

"Mmph," Kisshu said. "What if I just end up hurting Ichigo? I don't want to do that, and I find it unlikely that she'll actually believe I'd cheat on her."

Before anyone could respond, there was a knock on the door, and Ichigo called, "Are you done talking?"

Pai snapped his fingers, and Kisshu suddenly found himself on top of Miwa. Pai's going DOWN for this, he thought as Pai called, "Yep, come on in."

Kisshu heard the door open, and then felt Pai start to use mind control on him. He heard Ichigo come in, and looked up. Pai had apparently taken over, because when Kisshu looked at Ichigo's shocked and hurt expression, instead of saying, "Ichigo, it's not what it looks like" he said, "Ichigo, I never loved you. I was just using you to get closer to Miwa."

Ichigo's eyes filled with tears, but then she fainted. Moe teleported and caught as they felt the air shiver. The feeling was gone a minute later, and Kisshu felt Pai's control over him snap. Kisshu got off of Miwa, and said coldly, "Pai, you're going DOWN."

Pai was actually kind of nervous; Kisshu's eyes were glowing, which was a sure sign he was about to snap and attack someone.

This turned out to be the correct interpretation of Kisshu's glowing eyes; Kisshu ran forward, then disappeared until he was right in front of Pai. He kicked Pai in the chest, and Pai went flying into a bookshelf. His head hit one of the shelves, and he collapsed, unconscious, as a bunch of books fell off the shelves onto him.

"Um…. Kisshu?" Miwa asked.

"What?" Kisshu snapped.

"Wasn't that a little harsh?" Miwa asked.

"No," Kisshu said bitterly. "Pai used mind control on me to make me say that. Tell him that he's completely lost my trust; I'm going back to my room." He teleported out, and Moe and Miwa sighed.

"That didn't go well," Moe said dryly.

"Yeah…." Miwa said. "Should we see if Ichigo's okay?"

"I'll do it," Moe said. She gently set Ichigo down, and tapped her forehead.

Ichigo slowly opened her eyes, and asked, "Where am I?"

"You're in Pai's lab," Moe said.

"Why am I here?" Ichigo asked. "I had this dream that Kisshu said he was using me to get to Miwa."

"Kisshu had a dream that somehow warped reality, making everyone think you'd been living with him, Pai, and Taruto for two months," Moe said. "Pai said shocking you really badly would snap reality back to normal, and decided to mind-control Kisshu into pinning Miwa down and telling you he had been using you to get to Miwa. Kisshu just knocked Pai out and stormed off."

"Can I go find him?" Ichigo asked.

"Yeah," Moe said. "Miwa, stay here, and tell Pai what Kisshu said when he wakes up. I'll go with Ichigo to see Kisshu."

"K," Miwa said.

Moe nodded, and teleported Ichigo to Kisshu's bedroom door. Ichigo knocked, but got no response. She knocked again, and this time Kisshu said, "If Pai's out there, he'd better scram before I get my swords out."

"I'm not Pai," Ichigo called. "Can you open up?"

"Do you hate me?" Kisshu asked.

"No," Ichigo said. "And the warped reality thing was reversed."

There was a click, and the door opened slightly. Ichigo went in, and saw Kisshu lying on his bed, glaring at the ceiling. Ichigo went over and sat down with him, then said, "Are you okay?"

"Pai mind controlled me into hurting you…." Kisshu said.

"I don't remember, so it's fine," Ichigo said. "Moe told me what happened."

Kisshu sat up and looked at her. Ichigo smiled. "It's fine now, Kisshu," she said. "Now that everything's back to normal, do I get a kiss?"

Kisshu perked up and kissed her, feeling her kiss back passionately. This is heaven…. they thought at the same time.

I like this idea, so I hope you do too! A little over 8 pages, too!