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[Fanfiction] Moving?
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I hope you guys like it. Are we allowed to put fanfiction here?

Chapter 1-

Sadly, I do not own Shugo Chara. *sobs*

The sun was setting as Amu watched from her balcony, breeze hitting her face. What was she gonna do? How would she tell her friends that she was moving? In her train of thoughts, a certain cat-boy crossed her mind.

"Ikuto..." whispered Amu.

Two months had passed since they had found the embryo and defeated Easter. The Guardians had dissolved but they all still remained friends, teenage friends to be exact.

Sixteen year old Amu was no longer an Elementary Schooler. Many things had happened in the past years. She realized that she didn´t really love Tadase but loved Ikuto instead but...

"I´m sure he doesn´t feel the same way about me. Sure he likes to tease me but that´s a whole different story." Amu thought as she stared at the sun fading away little by little and the moon beginning to rise.

The moon...it somehow always reminded her of Ikuto. Maybe it was because he would always pay her visits in her balcony at night, the moon giving off light to bathe his handsome features.

Amu suddenly blushed. He was the only one that could have this effect on her even after so many years. Even thinking of him made her heart beat faster.

"Amu-chan! Look at the drawing I made of the moon!" her guardian chara Miki said as she suddenly appeared behind Amu holding a piece of paper out to her.

"Kawaii! This is really cute Miki." she exclaimed as she studied the drawing, a warm smile spreading across her features.

"Go! Go! Miki-chan!" cheered Ran with Suu giving twirls beside her.

Laughing at her Charas sillines, Amu turned to look at the moon again when she suddenly heard a familiar voice behind her.

"Amu...I´ve got something very important to ask you! Please listen to me." said a histeric Ikuto.

"What is up with you?"

"Please Amu, this is a matter of importance. It´s about life or death!" said Ikuto, near tears now.

"What!?! What is going on? Has Easter made a come back?" Amu said, suddenly entering in a state of panic. The charas also seemed to hold still, listening intently to every word being exchanged between the two.

"Got milk?" said Ikuto seriously, although trying to hide a smile.

"Eh?.......BAKA!"

Ikuto started laughing as Amu hit his chest.

Suddenly, grabbing her right arm he pulled it bringing her closer to him. Bringing his mouth down to her ear he whispered to her in a husky voice, the one that always made her blush a tomato red.

"I really am that important to you aren´t I?"

Looking up to his eyes Amu couldn´t find a word to say. Tears suddenly started falling from her cheeks....

"Amu...What´s wrong?"

"Ikuto....I´m moving in one week." Amu sobbed into Ikuto´s chest. Ikuto couldn´t think of what to say as a shocked expression took over his face. Bringing Amu closer to her, he only hugged her and rested his cheek on her soft pink hair as she continued crying.


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Chapter 2-

Ikuto kept on holding Amu until her tears disappeared.

"Amu," Ikuto said as he caressed her back, earning short breaths and small gasps from Amu "Where are you moving to?"

"Well, I didn´t really give my parents the chance to tell me since I just ran to my room before I broke down in front of them....Oh Ikuto! I don´t want to move!"

And once again Amu broke into tears. Minutes passed again as they stood there in silence, hugging one another. Only Amu´s tiny sobs could be heard as the moon shined brightly, apparently not affected nor notified of the fact that Amu would be moving.

Her charas had gone back inside the room so as to give the two privacy.

"Amu-chan is really affected by all of this, desu."

"Well, there really isn´t anything we can do about it. I mean, this is her parent´s decision."

"Poor Amu-chan, I can´t do anything to cheer her up."

Deciding it would be better to go to sleep, the charas went back into there eggs. Each one sad for Amu but feeling defeated at the same time for not being able to make her feel better.

Back in her balcony, Amu had finally been able to control herself.

Calmly, she turned to look at Ikuto. Realizing she had broken down and started crying in front of him only made her face turn red.

Trying to cover up using her "Cool & Spicy" character wouldn´t help her in front of Ikuto. He had always been able to see through her. Only he knew how to break her defenses. In front of him she was vulnerable no matter how hard she tried to act strong.

Why hadn´t she realized she loved him earlier? They could have spent months....years together! All of that time had gone to waste...all gone. All gone for nothing.

"Ikuto....I-" she was stopped by Ikuto,who pressed his fingers gently against her lips.

"Amu listen, no matter how far away you are I will never forget you. Remember that ok? Distance does not matter. Besides, I can always go visit you. Never forget that wherever you are I will always be with you. It doesn´t matter if I am there physically or not, just know that I will always be thinking of you..."

"Thank you Ikuto..."

She could feel warmth starting to spread accross her body. Really, Ikuto was the only one that could ever do this to her. He could make her feel wead and yet at the same time he would always make her feel safe, protected....it was probably that which made her love him.

"So...when will you be telling your friends?"

"I don´t really know yet. Maybe tomorrow. For now I don´t really want to think about that anymore..."

"Then how about I take you to bed eh?"

"P-p-pervert!"

"Aww Amu. I need a reward for being here for you all the time..."

Turning red she started muttering under her breath, "You just can´t trust alley cats...perverts they are."

Moving his head toward her face, he whispered "I am serious about the reward thing you know."

Amu could see a smirk start to play accross his face as she felt herself burning from embarrassment.

She could only think of how close he was to her, how she could feel his breathing againsts her lips. His aroma suddenly intoxicated her and she felt herself closing her eyes as Ikuto´s lips came closer....and closer.


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She could only think of how close he was to her, how she could feel his breathing againsts her lips. His aroma suddenly intoxicated her and she felt herself closing her eyes as Ikuto´s lips came closer....and closer.

Expecting a tender brush against her lips, Amu felt herself leaning to him....

Everything was just right and romantic. Full moon out, fresh air blowing, silence reigning over the night...it was perfect!

"Milk..."

Amu´s eyes suddenly snapped open, a confused look on her face.

"Huh?"

"Milk...I want milk as my reward." stated Ikuto wearing a smirk, still close to her face.

Tick...tock...tick....tock.....

'What?!? I thought he was going to kiss me! Argh!'

Frustrated and embarrassed she walked over to her balcony door.

"Okay, wait here."

Looking around at the kitchen she couldn´t help it but to feel angry.

Why would he lead her to believing that he was actually going to kiss her and not take action in the end? Why was he always like this? She was moving away and not even one lousy kiss would she ever get from the man she loved.

"Ikuto baka!" Amu murmured under her breath as she served a glass of milk.

"Stupid cat, always teasing me like that..."

Walking back to her room she took a deep breath as to calm herself. As she stepped back out into the balcony, she saw Ikuto leaning against the railing.

"Here you go you cat." she said passing the glass of milk to a distracted Ikuto.

Finishing the glass of milk down in three gulps he couldn´t help but feel like slapping himself.

"Amu?"

"Yes?"

Opening his mouth, he looked at her with a somewhat sheepish face.

Looking at her as she stared at him expectantly, he somehow lost his courage.

"...Y-you should go to bed now."

Feeling disappointed again Amu just walked back into her room.

"Good-night Ikuto," she told him before closing her window and stretching the curtains.

Staring out to the sky he couldn´t help but feel stupid.

The moon kept on shinning brightly, the breeze hitting his face and the silence kept going...

"Amu...I really did want to kiss you." he said to himself before hopping off her balcony and jumping out into the night.




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Chapter 4-



Ikuto´s P.O.V

"Amu..."

I whispered the person´s name that I couldn´t get out of my head. It was already past midnight but I could still not conceive sleep after she had told me that she was moving.

How far are you going to move Amu? Will you think of me even when I´m not by your side?

The instant she had told me she was moving...I wanted to yell at her not to go!

"Amu...Please stay with me! Don´t go...Don´t leave me.....I-I love you!" I had wanted to say...

Yet I was not able to. So I thought of kissing her instead. Why had I chickened out at the exact moment?!? I had her so close to me! I could smell her strawberry shampoo...her smell really was intoxicating.

As I was approching her I saw her mesmerizing golden eyes closing. Her lips had looked so soft...yet they always were. The moon did nothing but make her more beautiful.

With the moon bathing her in light, the breeze blowing her pink hair...she was perfect. Yes. She was perfect.

Yet...why had I not kissed her? Why?!?

I kept on walking, not really looking to where I was heading to. Suddenly I stopped in my tracks. Looking in front of me I saw the theme park we had both come together to one night. We had been here by ourselves. I mean, yeah, her charas and Yoru were also here with us but they weren´t a bother.

I can still remember her sweet words to me, "Why don´t you make this day a new beginning for you? It can be a new beginning for both of us."

Those words had reached my heart and I was surprised to say the least. Nobody had ever been able to reach me and yet...Amu had done the impossible.

I still see her smile as she spoke to me...since that day I knew. I knew that I was in love with her.

"I love you...I love you....I LOVE YOU!" I knew I must have looked stupid yelling the words my heart ached to tell Amu in the middle of the night.

Suddenly I realized why I had not kissed her...

I didn´t want another painful memory. If I kissed her now, I knew that I wouldn´t be able to live without kissing her ever again. My lips would be poisoned forever. I would be more intoxicated by her. Her touch would stay with me forever...





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Chapter 5-

Ok, so thanks for all of your reviews. I really appreciate them. ^^

I hope you guys enjoy chapter 5 and....here it is:

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Waking up is always difficult isn´t it? But today for Amu it was more difficult than ever.

"Amu-chan! Come on Amu-chan! Get up!" Ran said as she tried to pull the cover off Amu.

"Amu-chan, you should get up Desu..."

"Amu-chan, get up! Don´t be lazy!" Miki said in her always cool tone.


Amu stirred and stirred in her bed, "Noooooooo! I don´t want to get up today. I want to stay here and not have to go to school and tell everyone about me moving..."

"Amu-chan..." her three charas fell silent afterward.

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Somehow Amu had gathered energy to go get up and go to school. As she walked down the stairs and into the living room, she put up once again her "cool & spicy" character.

"Amu-chan, be sure to not be out too late today ok? We´ll start packing starting today. Have a good day at school!"

'How can mom be so cheerful about moving?'

As she walked down the street, she really could care less if anything happened in front of her.

The sun shined brightly, the birds were flying everywhere and as the wind blew the trees everyone laughed.

Too bitter and sad to notice her beautiful surrounding, Amu kept on walking. Soon she reached her High School and walked silently to her homeroom.

Opening the door, she tried to put on a cheerful face again...but failed.

"Ah, Hinamori-san! Over here!" summoned over by her friend Tadase, she walked over to her friends.

"Is something wrong Amu-chan?" Nagehiko, being the most perceptive of all her friends asked her.

"Actually, I have something to discuss with you guys after class."

Rima, Nagehiko and Tadase all looked at her with confused looks.

"What abou-"

"You guys will know later. I want Kukai and Yaya to be there too. How about if we meet in the café near here?"

After they all nodded their head in agreement, she walked over to her desk, putting her backpack dejectedly on her desk.

Classes started but Amu paid no attention. Really, she just drifted off into her own thoughts.

Only realizing that classes had ended when everyone finally got up and her friends came up to her.

"Amu-chan, let´s go over to the café. Kukai and Yaya-chan should be there waiting for us already." Rima stated in her usual calm matter.

All four teenagers left their room, backpacks with them. The walk to the café was pretty silent, no one said a word apparently too afraid to ask Amu what was going on.

As they entered the café, they saw that Kukai and Yaya were already there waiting for them. Yaya eating a piece of chocolate cake turned to look at them.

"Oy! You guys are late! Yaya doesn´t like it when people make her wait!" she pouted.

Everyone sat down and ordered coffee. Still in silence, they all avoided looking at each other.

"So..." Kukai was the first to speak after their coffees were brought to them, "Why are we here?"

"Actually, I have something I want to talk to you guys about..." her voiced suddenly became strangled and she felt her throat being tied in a knot.

"Amu-chan...what´s wrong?" asked Nagehiko

"My family and I....w-we´re moving....in a week..."

A shocked look took over all of her friends faces. Time seemed to hold still as no one said anything, all of them still at loss of words.

Amu POV

They looked at me with sadness in their eyes. My friends, my comrades, my companions...

Why was moving so difficult? I don´t want to go...I want to stay.

And suddenly I couldn´t help it as tears flowed freely from my eyes...

All of them moved at once, trying to comfort me as my tears just kept on falling. All of them failed, all lost for words.

"Hinamori-san..." Tadase started but lost his words.

"Amu-chi...Yaya doesn´t want you to move"

"Amu-chan," Rima quietly looked at me. I could comprehension and sympathy in her eyes.

"Amu-chan...don´t worry. Even if you are apart from us, we can still write to each other and call one another on the phone. Don´t be depressed."

Somehow, I knew that Nagehiko was right yet I still couldn´t stop the tears and the feeling of misery pang in my heart.

"Yo Hinamori! Nagehiko here is right you know. Besides, distance doesn´t matter in friendship. We´ll still see each other once in a while. We can visit!" Kukai stated as he winked at me

Yeahs could be heard all around the table and luckily my tears finally ceased.

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Normal POV

Once again at her house, Amu walked outside to her balcony. It was already 10 p.m and Ikuto hadn´t appeared. Today the moon shined less than yesterday. Or maybe it was the same? Really, she didn´t know. All she knew was that she was wanted to see a certain cat boy.

'Is he not coming today?' Amu wondered for what seemed like the billionth time that night.

In resignation, she went back inside her room and closed her window. She left her window unlocked. Why? She didn´t know...maybe deep down in her heart she was wishing Ikuto would come in at any minute and hug her and kiss her.

Falling asleep almost at the minute she layed down in her bed, she sighed. Not a sigh a relief but a sigh of sadness. Falling into a deep sleep she felt herself momentarily forgetting what was revolving around her.

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Ikuto POV

I had been hiding in a tree all night. I saw Amu at her balcony, staring at the moon. I wanted to leave my hiding spot and go to her. I longed to hug her, kiss her, love her...I yearned for her to tell me that she wouldn´t be moving.

I tried and tried to get the courage to go up to her but I couldn´t muster it in the end. I watched her as she walked back in to her room and close her window.

I wonder if she left her window unlocked...

I wanted to go to her so bad, and yet. I felt that I was only making it harder for myself. I knew that if I kept doing this, it would only make it more and more difficult to depart from her.

"Amu..." I found myself whispering.

And suddenly I couldn´t take it anymore. Everything finally sinked in...my Amu was moving. I would probably never see her again.

Why did I have to love her? Only to be separated from her...

So this is what they meant when they said that love also hurts? Now I know.

Tears started falling from my eyes. For the first time, I, Tsukiyomi Ikuto was crying. I had never in my life cried. Nor had I ever thought that I would. Much less over a girl...

But then again Amu wasn´t just any girl...

I loved her...

Deciding to leave for today before I broke down anymore, I jumped off the tree and jumped away into the night.

The moon dimmed, the wind stopped and the silence of the night seemed too much to bear.

I didn´t care anymore, I didn´t care about anything.

All I cared about was that Amu was going away...

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Chapter 6-

Utau POV

Normally it wasn´t any news to me to see Ikuto quiet. He was always like this but I couldn´t help but feel that something about his silence was different than usual. So I did a little..."investigating"....

Well, it was more like spying ok! Sheesh...All I did was sent my charas to follow him.

´Crap, Amu´s moving. Yay, she´s going away. Damn, but Ikuto loves her. But! I have a chance!'

I was still debating with myself what was the right answer. Should I be happy that Amu is going away meaning that Ikuto would forget about her? Or should I feel sad because deep down I knew that even if Amu went to some far away land he would still only think about her and only her?

I have always been in love with Ikuto since I was a little girl. He was perfect...even if he was my brother. It really doesn´t matter to me, I love him!

To me, only he and I exist. We are meant to be, we will always stick together. That is what I have always wanted...I yearned it with such passion that it was almost unbearable to keep on feeling.

After so many attempts to win his love I have not yet succeeded. It´s all Hinamori Amu´s fault that he can´t love me back. She´s the one that stole him from me. All of my efforts to win his affection have been in vain. And it was all her fault. I had always sacrificied myself, always putting Ikuto first. Always fighting, staying strong...all of this for him. I had given my life to Easter, I searched endlessly for the embryo, I tried to be Ikuto´s everything...

All these thoughts just keep going through my head over and over. I can´t think anymore...

All of this would be so much easier if Ikuto just didn´t love her. But it doesn´t matter anymore. I will never lose to the likes of Hinamori Amu.

All of those thoughts were the ones that drove me to ask Ikuto for a meeting at a local Café, well...that explains why he´s sitting in front of me now. He´s looking everywhere but me.

"Ikuto, Look at me! Can´t you see that I love you. It doesn´t matter that Amu is going away. You only need me Ikuto, depend on me." I wanted to yell...but I couldn´t.

"Ikuto..." I am finally able to voice and he turns around to look at me. I am shocked with what I see.

His eyes look hollow, the usual smirk that he wears is gone...

"Ikuto..." this time my voice comes out pained....pained because I have finally realized. Realized what I had never wanted to know.

I try to speak but I can´t and suddenly my eyes fill with tears...

"Y-you know...It isn´t easy to give up on the one you love...You....y-you should go to her. Spen-"

I lost my voice and sobs started coming out of my mouth...

Ikuto suddenly looks alarmed and gives me a napkin to dry my tears.

"Utau...it doesn´t matter..." He said looking away. Even though his face was turned, I knew that his expression was pained.

"Ikuto...I thi-..."

"Utau listen..."

"No! You listen to me Ikuto...." Trying to control my tears was hard, trying to speak was excrutiating...but I had to do it.

"You...y-you can´t let Amu go without letting her know that you love her. She´s going away tomorrow. Go to her now Ikuto...go."

Tears...stupid tears.

Ikuto stands up from his seat and pats my head gently. He murmurs a low "thank you" and leaves the Café.

It hurt...letting go of Ikuto hurt. But it was the right thing to do. I guess I did lose to you Hinamori Amu. You won, you have Ikuto´s heart.

As that thought crosses my head, I start to laugh bitterly. Am I laughing or am I crying?

I really don´t know anymore.

I probably scared some people as I see a waiter walking towards me. In his hurry, he accidently trips and spills the coffee near my feet.

I see him get up with a red face. And I can´t help it...my sadness leaves me and I start to laugh. Really laugh.

I guess there are more things to life than just loving Ikuto. As I look out the window and smile, the sun seems to give me an approving nod.

"Good luck Ikuto..."

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10:00 p.m

Tomorrow is the day. Moving day. Days have passed, nights have expired and Amu and Ikuto have not seen each other since that day.

Amu walked inside her room and looked around. Everything was now packed in boxes and the curtains on her window had been taken down. The only thing left in the same state was her bed.

"Ikuto...where are you?" she sighed as she sat down in her bed, already in her pajamas.

Hearing a knocking noise on her window she turned around to look and was surprised to see Ikuto standing there.

Rushing quickly over to her window, she opened it and let Ikuto in.

"Amu...I..." he started to say but was interrumpted by Amu

"Ikuto you baka! I´m moving away tomorrow and you barely show up today! What is wrong with you?" -sob-

Somehow hitting his chest only made her get angrier, and yet it made her feel stupid.

"Amu..." Ikuto whispered as he grabbed a hold of Amu´s hands, preventing her from hitting him again.

He pulled her towards her and was washed over by her scent as he hugged her. He felt tears wetting his shirt as Amu shook in his arms.

Pulling her away from him, he looked into her eyes. She had calmed down a bit and just looked back at him, tears still threatening to keep falling from her beautiful golden eyes.
Taking a deep breath, he tried to smile at her.
"I want to give you something with which you will always remember me by...and something with which I will always remember you..."
"A glass of milk?" Amu joked as she tried to hold back her sobs...
Ikuto stared at her intently...his emotions showing clearly in his eyes.
"No...a kiss..."
Amu´s eyes widened in shock as Ikuto started to lean in to her, his face coming closer, his eyes closed. She herself close her eyes just in time as she felt Ikuto´s lips on hers. The kiss was sweet and salty at the same time. Salty because her tears started running again but it did not matter to her. Ikuto deepened the kiss slightly waiting to see if Amu accepted. Responding to his kiss, she let him run his tongue accross her bottom lip.
Minutes passed before they both ended their kiss hesitantly, still transfixed staring into each others eyes.
Ikuto was the first to speak, a slight blush spreading accross his face, "Amu...I love you."
"I love you too Ikuto," she replied smiling sweetly at him, her own blush making her look cuter than ever.
"Amu...I´m sorry for not coming the other nights. I just couldn´t bring myself to do it. I knew that if I came to see you...it would only be harder for me to let go of you...I´m sorry..."
"It´s ok...it doesn´t matter. You came and that´s all I care about..."
The moon outside washed it´s light into Amu´s room but they did not notice as they were too busy enjoying each other company.
"Ikuto...I-I...."
"What is it Amu?"
She handed an evelope over to him. This would do, she couldn´t say it. It was too painful for her.
Ikuto opened the envelope to take out its contents. Inside was a plane ticket...
Name: Hinamori Amu
Age: 16 Seat: 7B
Destination: Paris
TBC...


I will update as soon as I get over my writer´s block. :D

I hope you guys liked it?

what do you think?

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.............. u should have written amu and ikuto story as the title..........-__-...... i read it without noticing..
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amulet_heart wrote:

.............. u should have written amu and ikuto story as the title..........-__-...... i read it without noticing..


Sorry, my bad. But I can´t find a way to change the topic title. How do I do it?
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amulet_heart wrote:

.............. u should have written amu and ikuto story as the title..........-__-...... i read it without noticing..


Sorry, my bad. But I can´t find a way to change the topic title. How do I do it?


don't no.. i think only a mod can change it.
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Wow. You are amazing. That was the most wonderful story I've ever had the pleasure of reading. That was beautiful. Keep writing.
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Thank you! I will update soon! I´m still working on chapter six!
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awsome!!! i loved your story........i actually cried where kuto said "So this is what they meant when they said that love also hurts? Now I know.".....it reminded me of my crush.....and i actually said that once......... anyway........love your story....write more!!!
Posted 7/14/08
whens ur nxt fanficition update really good
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vampire_knight778 wrote:

whens ur nxt fanficition update really good


I´ll probably be updating tomorrow. Today I couldn´t really do much on chapter 6 (writer´s block) so I decided to work on a Shugo Chara AMV (finished it. yay!)

And now I´ve finally got some ideas flowing in my mind again for chapter 6.

I beat the writer´s block! Yes!

Thanks for liking it!
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i wanna c da AMV giv me a link so i can watch it
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awsome!!! i loved your story........i actually cried where kuto said "So this is what they meant when they said that love also hurts? Now I know.".....it reminded me of my crush.....and i actually said that once......... anyway........love your story....write more!!!


Thank you so much for liking it! Omg....I know right. Sometimes while typing out my story I find myself in tears....

Love does hurt...wahhhhh!!!

I´ll be updating tomorrow.
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