♥ Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Ikuto held Amu carefully in his arms, until he reached his apartment. Or rather, their
apartment. Utau lived there too, though she rarely went back to visit. Over time, getting used to it, Ikuto treated it as his own apartment already.
He opened the door with caution, careful not to drop the girl who was supported by his arms. Walking right toward his double bed which plain white bed sheets lay over, he put her down gently.
"Ikuto..." Amu's voice trailed off. Ikuto was taken aback, but turned around anyway.
He heaved a sigh of relieve, when he saw that she was just sleep-talking, probably due to the fact that she missed him too much. Ikuto ignored her and proceeded to the kitchen to get some warm water and a towel.
"Ikuto..." Amu whispered when she was sure that he was no longer in audible distance. "Why did you run away from me?"
The door knob turned open, and Amu quickly shut her eyes, pretending to be in slumber.
"Amu.." Ikuto said gently as he dipped the towel in a bucket of warm water. "I hadn't meant to run away from you. It's just that.. I don't want things to change.." his voice trailed off, as he leaned in to her and left a light kiss on her forehead, before placing the wet towel over it.
"Amu, I love you more than anything else. But if we ever get back together, harm will be brought to you. I don't want to see your sad face. So, stay happy for me, please."
"Who will harm me?" Amu's eyes suddenly flickered open, much to Ikuto's surprise.
"Tell me what happened please, Ikuto. I beg you!"
Amu swore she saw a smirk appearing on Ikuto's face.
"And what will you do to repay me if I tell you?"
"Hentai!!" Amu blushed in astonishment, deepening the colour of her hot cheeks apparent to the fever.
"Oh? And so what if I am?" he meant it as a joke, leaning in even closer to her, until she could feel his breath, his locks tickling her face. They looked deeply into each others' eyes, Ikuto still carrying a smirk, while Amu was trying very hard not to go off the limit.
She didn't know what had gotten into her - most probably due to the fever - that she lifted up her neck a little, until both lips touched.
Ikuto stared at her with wide eyes, unable to recover from the shock just yet. Meanwhile, Amu broke out of her rashness and started blushing from the embarrassment.
"Ikuto.. I... !!!!" Amu's eyes widened as she found Ikuto asking her strawberry lips for access. That moment soon turned into a heated kiss of five minutes, when..
"Shh!" Ikuto placed his index finger on Amu's lips. "I hear something."
"?????" Amu could only shoot him that look. Then she heard the voice.
"Onii-san! Utau-chan is back! Surprise surprise! Where are you?" the childish yet beautiful voice announced.
"Damn it, Utau is back!" Ikuto cursed his luck. Of all
days, she had
to come back this day, and on top of that, this
"Utau..." Amu muttered under her breath as she thought of her childhood best friend, Tsukiyomi Utau. Tears trickled down her eyes.
"Amu, get a grip!"
"Um, I'll go hide in the closet?" Amu suggested.
"No. You're ill, you can't possibly to something like that to worsen your condition."
"In the bathroom?"
"No, it's slippery, you might fall."
"Under the bed?"
"Under the blankets?"
"Ikuto! I'm coming in!"
"Drats!" the couple cursed in sync, preparing to get screamed at.
The door knob turned, the plank of wood screached...
"Watch out nya!!!!" Yoru purred roughly. Oh no. Yoru was flying in the direction of Amu.. he was gonna hit them hard...
"Character transformation: Amulet Kitty!"
As if the weather has never been told so accurately before, the door swished open, only to show a dazzling Utau standing there.
"Eh, onii-san. Found a cosplay neko-girl?" Utau asked.
"E-Eh??!?!? Cosplay?!" Amu commented out loud. Utau had already positioned herself next to the pink-haired cosplay girl.
"Well, she does have pink hair, but.. I'm never more sure that she's a million times cuter than that..." Utau squinted her eyes, before emphasizing with much hatred "Hinamori Amu
"H-H-Hinamori... Amu.." Amu was losing her soul already. How could Utau say that?
"Anyway, onee-san. What's your name?" the childish, spoilt part of Utau came out.
"Onee.. san.." Amu twitched. She was half a year younger than Utau.
"Onee-san?" Utau called out ignorantly. Ikuto just watched them, with animated black lines forming on the side of his head.
"Oh! Oh oh oh I'm A.."
"Amiko!" Ikuto shot out that name.
"Ehh? Amiko? Wasn't that your.. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20...."
"Eto... Utau-chan, what are you counting?" Amu asked, but was ignored by the oblivious Utau.
"Oh I remember! I think Amiko was your 56th girlfriend? Or was she just a one-night stand? Hmm...." the words escaped out from Utau, thoughtfully.
Amu glared daggers at Ikuto.
"Uh, Utau, that's... Her name was Tsukimori Amiko. " Ikuto informed with much guilt.
"Ehehe, yeah. I'm Hino Amiko." Amu sweatdropped.
"EH?!?!?! HINO?! That means she's related to Hino Kahoko? Your 100th girlfriend?! You know, the one who plays the violin too.. with scarlet hair... Sheesh, bro. You even take on their relatives.."
"Ikuto...." Amu was going to faint soon. How could he do this to her?
"Oh, that aside, Amiko-chan. How did you know my name? You called me Utau-chan just now, right?"
"So you were listening after all.." Amu muttered.
"Huh? Sorry, what were you saying?" Utau asked with a questionable look.
"Um, nothing! Ikuto told me about you just now."
"Oh, so I see... Hey bro, you hardly mention me to any of your girls. Amiko-chan must be extra special to have you talk about me, yeah?" Utau nudged her brother.
"Look, Utau. You were disturbing us. So could you please excuse us and... yeah you get my drift." Amu was taken aback by Ikuto's sudden breakout.
O.O, Utau gave that innocent Angel expression.
"I'm sorry! You guys continue! Gimme a niece or nephew, okay? Bye!! I'll be going back to Easter now!" Utau dashed out of the house, leaving Amu still blushing at the last comment regarding offspring. But, before that... she had something else to settle...
"Sheesh, I can't believe she thought that
. A perverted brother results in a perverted sister, I guess you could say that," Amu thought. "But.. Easter. Isn't Easter our enemy? And why was Ikuto avoiding me earlier?"
"Amu dear, you heard that. Niece
. Which do you prefer?"
Silence. Amu only stared blankly at Ikuto as he sweat dropped for getting the cold shoulder. Ikuto decided to attempt teasing her again.
"I have to say, you look hot, no, kawaii too, with this chara-nari. Stay longer in there, Yoru."
"Tsukimori Amiko, 56th. Hino Kahoko, 100th. Then, let me ask you. Who was your first? And what am I? 1000th?"
Ikuto looked down, still feeling guilty. This time, he put on a serious expression and answered.
"The first one.. was you, Amu-chan. Little Amu-chan. The one from long ago..." he was still looking down.
"D-Don't joke about this.." Amu couldn't control her face from turning red anymore.
"And.." this time it was Ikuto's turn to have a change of colour on his face. No, not from flattery, but from embarrassment and guilt. "So-called Hino Amiko, would be... the 1001th. The 1000th from yesterday was called Lulu."
"You really are honest huh? Anyway I'm feeling much better
already, thanks for the care
. I'd best be going home now." Amu tried getting up, but was still too weak to.
"Please, Amu. Stay for the night. You're not in a suitable condition to move about. And also.. I'm sorry." Ikuto pulled her in for a hug, one that felt as if he couldn't lose her. Amu gave in with a smile, completely washed off about "Easter" and "Why is Ikuto avoiding her".
The two sat there, facing each other, as the beautiful sun set added to the atmosphere.
My Heart Unlocked @ 7:55 PM