This is My Shugo Chara fanfic, titled "The River Flows"
Summary: Combine An X-character, an Exhausted and heart wrenched Amulet heart and saviour prince, and you get the introduction to a sweet Tadamu story
Yes its Tadamu, and I know that there are more fans of other pairings out there. But please just give it a read? Imagine Tadase as Ikuto or Kukai if you want, I totally don't mind (or even Amu as someone else :P)
I'm not asking anyone to convert pairings or change their opinions. I just want to know everyone's opinions on my writing style
So Please? Do this Lil' Aussie Girl a favour and read her fanfic? It would mean a lot!
(Cyber cookies for anyone who reads? If you want :P)
Your reading is much appreciated!
Chapter 1: No Air
A moonlit night as a young pinkette lay down on the ground underneath a glittering sky, with no breath left. A hard night fighting X-characters isn't very good for the body, especially the way Amu was feeling lately. Amu had fallen down after an attack, and couldn't move for lack of energy. As Amu lay on the ground, breathing heavilly, her opponent came forward, weapon at the ready. The X-Character thrusted his weapon at Amu.
'Why Am I feeling like this? It's only an X-Chara' She thought as she rolled to the side to avoid the attack.
“Amu-Chan! Put your heart into it! The Transformation is going to fade otherwise!” Ran screamed from the Lock. Amu looked down at it, and thought about what her partner said. Amu got up quickly and ran down through the park to the river bank. The X-character flew swiftly after her, about 20 metres behind. She stood at the fence of the river and placed her hands on her knees panting. It was as if she couldn't breathe.
Where were the other guardians, you might ask? Rima was not allowed out past sunset anymore, Nagehiko was in a dance lesson, Yaya was baby-sitting Tsubasa, and Tadase...Well amu hadn't spoken to Tadase in the last few days.
That damn Cat Ikuto had driven Tadase away from her, by making him mistrust her. Well thats what she thought, she felt so bad about lying to Tadase about her whole situation with Ikuto. She had wanted to tell him the truth, but couldn't bring herself to do it, and now....she completely regretted it
Amu dodged another attack and felt her last bit of energy leave her. She fell to her knees as she was blasted over the River's fence by the X-Characters attack. Amu's eyes felt heavy as she fell through the air.
- - -
Tadase sat on swings with no-one for company apart from Kiseki, who was lecturing him about how he should go to Amu's house, forgive her and tell her he loved her. Tadase wanted to do that, but couldn't bring himself to do it. Amu must have loved Ikuto now, there was no way there was room left in Amu's heart for himself. Tadase listened half heartedly to Kiseki, and nodded in all the right places. Suddenly there was silence, as Tadase kept nodding, not knowing Kiseki had stopped.
“hmm?” Tadase replied, not looking at his Chara, but looking at his feet, watching as the dirt moved slightly everytime he moved.
“X-Character.” Kiseki simply said, looking out over the park. Tadase listened and could hear the X-Chara chanting not to far away, and he could hear attacks being made, some of them destroying things in the park. Tadase sighed resignedly, and told Kiseki to transform with him. The two became one and then Tadase ran through the night to find the X-Character.
- - -
Amu landed in the water with a splash, though she didn't know it. Her eyes were closed, and her transformation was beginning to wear off. Miki and Suu were screaming in Amu's ears to try and wake her up. But still the Pinkette slept on unintentionally, not knowing that her body began to float downstream and started to fall below the surface line of the water, not knowing how close she was to death. Ran was trying everything in her power to try and bring Amu up, but nothing was working as Ran felt the Transformation start to fade more rapidly.
- - -
Tadase finally found the X-Character by the river, but couldn't see the body of its owner anywhere. The X-character smirked at him, and began to send out an attack at the prince. Tadase blocked all the X-Characters attacks, and was being driven back by the X-character, walking backwards downstream. Tadase's line of sight moved to the river, and by a sliver of moonlight, he could see a body floating down the river.
“HEY! GET OUT OF THERE! YOU'LL DROWN!” Tadase screamed at the person, not knowing who it was. He tried to get a better look at them, but another Attack was shot at him and he had to dodge.
- - -
Miki and Suu tried to pull Amu's head off of the water's surface, but Amu's body was beginning to drag her downwards, trying to bring her under the torrent of water.
“HEY! GET OUT OF THERE! YOU'LL DROWN!” a familiar voice screamed at Amu, not realising that she was unconscious. Miki and Suu smiled at each other. Help was on the way! They could only hope that it was someone with a Chara.
Miki looked up to the top of the riverbank, and saw that the person who called out to them was now fighting the X-Character. Miki saw by a sliver of moonlight that the person was transformed and fighting back against the X-Character. The infamous staff that Miki had seen oh too many times was brought up to block against the X-characters attacks. Miki beckoned for Suu and together they screamed, trying to help their mistress.
- - -
Tadase turned after hearing his name, and looked down at the river, and he saw 2 small charas in the moonlight. One of the small charas was dressed completely in blue, the other green, and both were waving at him hastily. He recognised those charas.
'No, She can't be! -' Tadase thought and moved his line of sight down again, and saw a pink cheerleading skirt, only just peeking out of the water now. It suddenly turned into a red plaid skirt in a small flash of light, and Tadase recgonised it immediately and forgot about the X-Character completely.
“Oh Shit! AMU-CHAN!” Tadase screamed out to her as he jumped the fence, dropping his scepter, and ran down the steep riverbank, diving into the river with a splash, swimming underwater to Amu. Tadase could feel the murky water around his body, staining his Transformation outfit as he swam over to Amu, but he didn't care. Amu's head went under the surface of the water as he managaed to finally reach her. Tadase came up for air as he grabbed her shirt and used his other arm to support her neck and head as he began to pull her over to the riverbank.
Tadase laid her down on the side of the river, and dragged himself out of the water panting from exhaustion. Kiseki broke the transofrmation and flew over to Ran, Miki and Suu to try and comfort the hysterical chara's. Tadase looked down at Amu's body, and saw her run a hand down her clothes weakly, and he soundlessly sighed in relief.
- - -
'Ah, my head, where am I? Whats going on? Where's the X-Character?' The pinkette thought drowsily. She moved her hand down her body, and felt her normal clothes, drenched with water.
'Oh my god! What happened? Did I fall in the River?' she thought alarmedly, she wanted to sit up and look around, but she had no energy. She knew she was awake, because she could hear the wind lapping the trees and the River flowing almost soundlessly beside her.
“Amu-Chan...” A familiar voice said, and he brought his hand to her cheek, caressing it softly. Amu smiled softly, liking the sensation that the said hand brought to her skin. She opened her eyes slowly. The moonlight hiding behind her companion, and she could only see his silhouete.
“Thank goodness, are you alright?” The same caring and familiar voice said, brushing his hand down her cheek again. Amu smiled bigger, relishing his touch. Amu sighed quietly as she finally realised who had just saved her life.
“I...I'm Fine now...Arigatou Tadase-kun...” Amu said quietly, and Tadase sighed in relief again, happy that she was alive and reliatively well. The prince slipped his arms around his princess's neck, hoping that this wasn't the last time he could hold her. Tadase helped her sit up, hugging her wet and weak frame to his drenched and tired body. All that was running through his mind was 'Thankyou God, Thankyou God' over and over.
Amu was trying so hard to breathe properly, her chest was heaving against Tadase's. Tadase pulled away with his hands still on her shoulders. He coaxed her into breathing properly as the Girl nearly passed out again from lack of oxygen. She fell forward weakly, and laid her head on his shoulder.
He slipped his hands back around her again and drew her body closer. Her breathing slowed down to normal pace slowly as she felt Tadase's warmth surround her. No one could have stopped the moment between them, Both were so happy that they were here with the other. Amu felt tears welling up underneath her eye lids. She was so...overwhelmed.
“Arigatou Tadase, Arigatou...” She whispered over and over again as the tears began to fall, sliding down onto Tadase's shoulder. He went to pull his handkerchief out of his pocket, but then realised it was wet. He discarded the idea of his handkerchief and simply wiped her tears away with his fingers.
“Calm down Amu-Chan...Its alright...everythings ok...” He said, trying to smile at her. He wanted to withdraw from her, and kiss her to make everything better, like a mother or father does to a child when they trip and skin their knee. He felt her clutch him even more, and he hugged her tighter.
“I'm sorry...So very sorry for lying to you...” Amu whispered, more tears sliding onto Tadase's shoulder. Tadase's face changed from relatively happy, to astonished as Amu's tears kept flowing onto his shoulder.
“Amu-Chan...Please look at me...” He said politely and she shook her head, embarrassed. Tadase couldn't help but smile, as he placed his hand gently underneath her chin and pulled her face up to meet his softly. He smiled, and used his free hand to dry her tears.
“Was that what your worried about? I understand why, but thats no reason to nearly drown about Ok? I forgive you, with all my heart. I'm sorry for avoiding you lately. I didn't want to face you, because I thought you didn't love me...” Tadase said to her trailing off.
Amu was astonished that her prince had told her that he had forgiven her and at what else he had said, that she forgot to breathe again. Luckily, Tadase noticed this and told her to keep breathing.
It was at least a minute until the young girl spoke, overwhelmed with so many emotions and feelings that it was hard to talk and express herself verbally.
“I-I'm sorry, very s-sorry, I-I was c-confused, and I-I wanted to tell y-you-”
Amu was cut off, and the young girl smiled. Tadase had captured her lips into a small, yet love-filled and forgiving kiss. Amu brought her body as close as she could to Tadase and closed her eyes, and Tadase did the same and laced his hands around her back, drawing her closer. They stayed like that until Amu needed to breathe again, and she broke it off so gently and opened her eyes slowly. It was if she never wanted it to end. She placed her head on his shoulder again and listened to his now steady heart beat.
“I love you Amu-Chan,” The young prince whispered, happy, so very happy that he had his princess here. “I love you more than anything in this world, and I found life so difficult without you around me. So please, lets put this behind us?” He questioned nervously.
He felt her nod into his shoulder again, and he ran his fingers through her wet hair gently, wanting to hold her and not ever let go
Amu smiled as a single tear slipped down her cheek, and a single whispered phrase escaped her lips as she hugged him even more closer.
“I love you too, Tadase.” He smiled when he heard felt so elated that he just wanted to run around with his hands in the air, but kept his excitement contained. The girl he loved with all his heart, realised who she loved, and it was him.
He helped her stand up and then picked her up in his arms. She was astonished, but smiled at her prince happily. He swooped down and kissed her gently again, before walking out of the park with her soaking wet body.
“Tadase?” The young girl asked quietly, feeling safe and warm in his arms as he carried her past the river and the swings, over to the entrance of the park.
“Yeah, Amu?” He replied, still feeling so so good about everything that had occurred just then.
“Stay with me tonight please, otherwise, I wont be able to sleep,” She said, making excuses for him to stay with her. She wanted to be with him so much, and she wanted to have him around her. She felt so happy when he was with her. Tadase nodded, and as the pair walked down Amu's home street, you could hear the young girl ask,
“What happened to X-Character? We completely forgot about it...”
“Oh well, I already have what I dreamed for,” was the only reply heard from the young boy. When the two reached Amu's house, Ran character changed with Amu, and got her up and over onto Amu's balcony, while Tadase climbed up a lattice plant frame so as to save Amu and Ran the energy.
Amu landed on her balcony and helped Tadase over the railing. They both smiled as he kissed her forehead gently. He slipped his arm around her waist as they walked into Amu's bedroom. Miki stepped forward and said that they looked drenched and they needed fresh new clothes. The said chara scribbled something on her sketch pad as Suu flew down to the floor to clean up the mess that Amu and Tadase were accidentally bringing into Amu's room.
“Drew, Draw, Drawn,” Miki said as a pair of new pyjama's appeared on both of Tadase and Amu. Amu's were a pale pink pair, whereas Tadase's were a pair of pale blue. Amu and Tadase smiled at each other while observing the other. Tadase drew Amu's desk chair next to her bed, and watched as she lay down to sleep. He went and turned the light off and sat next to Amu and he kissed her forehead again.
“I believe my work is done, goodnight...” Miki said, as she flew over to the little doll house Amu had brought home the other day. Miki changed hers, her sisters and kiseki's clothes and slipped into her bed. Kiseki lay down on the small lounge next to miki's bed and smiled as he drifted off to sleep.
“I love you Amu,”Tadase said quietly, wishing that he could say it to her every minute of everyday.
“I love you too Tadase,” she replied sleepily, and through a smidgeon of light coming through her side window, he could see her patting the spot next to her.
“Oh No I can't Amu...” He said, picking his head up. He wanted to be close to her, but it just seemed wrong.
“No please, I just want you to be with me,” She whispered, with her eyes closed.
“Please Tadase, Please...” She whispered to him, holding her arms out for him. He sighed playfully and climbed into the bed with her. Sometimes it was good to do something that you feel wrong. Tadase and Amu both smiled as He slid his arms around her, and she adjusted the sheets. They both fell asleep in each others arms, happy that they were finally together.
It goes to show that Love is the most powerful thing in the world. It can break people, it can make people, but it has the biggest feeling of unity that a person can feel, even if the person does not love them back.
Author Comments: Chapter 1
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Chapter 2: Ordinary Day
The sunrise morning light flooded through the windows of Hinamori Amu's bedroom. The young girl's eyes tried to filter the light, to block it out, so she could enjoy a few more hours of peaceful slumber. Amu tried to fight it as much as possible, including rolling over onto her side, but nothing really worked. Amu, with her eyes shut tight, and didn't even realise that there was another person, fast asleep in front of her, in her sleep deprived state.
Amu's sleep had been troubled, She had woken up several times during the night, due to several bad dreams. In fact, She had startled Tadase several times, waking him up with her tossing and turning, and her mumbled sleep talking. Unbeknownst to Amu, Tadase had ending up soothing her with words and a reassuring hug everytime, which helped her in her dreams to defeat the monsters and demons that effected her so badly.
Amu sat up, releasing herself from Tadase's arms, annoyed at the fact that she was not going to get the sleep she so desperately needed, and wanted. She yawned slightly, and looked down at her sleeping saviour, realising that he was there. If Tadase hadn't turned up when he did last night, Amu probably wouldn't be alive now.
The young girl smiled at her saviour, who was asleep next to her. He was too peaceful looking to wake up, so Amu crawled over him, tucked him a bit with the covers so he wouldn't be cold without her, and went looking for an outift for the day. Amu began sleepily rifling through her blue wardrobe, continuously yawning.
“Amu-Chan, Are you alright ~ desu?” A small voice said to the young girl. Amu turned around and saw her little green chara flying towards her. Amu smiled at Suu, who had herself been up half the night worrying about her mistress, hearing Amu talking and whimpering in her sleep.
“Yeah, thanks Suu, just a bad night...What about you? Are you alright?” The young girl asked, putting on a weary smile. Suu nodded, and flew up to Amu. The chara sat on her mistress's shoulder and hugged her neck. Amu smiled at the small girl, and cupped her in her hand, as if giving her Chara a hug. Amu walked over to the little house where the chara's had slept that night. Suu got down off Amu's shoulder and went inside again.
Amu smiled again, as she saw Suu start bustling around trying to clean up the mess from last night. Even though the Chara's had been tired, they had still managed to make a horrific mess from all the moved furniture and midnight hot chocolate they had made in the doll house's small kitchenette.
Amu turned, took in a fleeting glance of her sleeping prince as she walked out to her beautifully lit balcony. The young girl leant on the bannister of the balcony and stared out at the brightly lit city, her first plans about selecting her outift completely forgotten. The pinkette smiled as she saw people already getting ready for work, and bustling about making breakfast, and getting ready for the day.
Amu sighed, thankful that she was here to witness this. Although it may have been the norm, it had a strange soothing effect. Amu stood there staring at the city in wonder, as its power of normality warmed her soul, making her evermore thankful for her life.
Tadase's eyes fluttered slightly as he awoke. For a split second he thought Amu was in trouble because of her missing prescence. The poor young girl had experienced nightmare after nightmare during the night, and no matter how many times the young prince had comforted her, Amu was having another nightmare mere hours later.
Tadase stretched slightly on the bed, and stared at the empty spot of where Amu had slept. Flashbacks from the night before began flitting through his mind, and fear over-rode him at the fact of how close he was to losing his princess. Tadase closed his eyes, as if in silent prayer, thanking the gods, yet again, that she was alive.
The young prince sat up and wiped his eyes, sunlight flooding even more into the room, now that the balcony door was opened. The prince smiled when he saw the familiar outline of his princess leaning on the balcony, just watching daily life begin. Tadase smiled bigger as he swung his legs from out underneath of the covers, and stood up shakily. Tadase's footsteps were almost silent as he walked across the room, his princess not even noticing him. He smiled again and as he reached her, slipped his arms around her.
“Are you Alright Amu?” He whispered in her ear, and she flinched not realising for that split second who it was. Tadase felt her relax after a moment, her shoulders which were before tight and stiff, now relaxed and soft. He felt her sigh, and she turned around to face him. Her face lit up from behind, so that she was basically a silhoutte to Tadase.
“I am, thanks to you,” She exclaimed, throwing her arms around his neck. Tadase didn't even have time to think before he felt her lips on his. They both closed their eyes, and let the power of love take them away. Nothing stopped the moment, even the car horns down in the streets below, the birds chirping away in the trees, the sound of the town, of life waking up for the day.
Tadase and Amu broke apart at the same time, and stood there in a embrace, simply smiling at each other. Tadase realised what time of day it was, and realised that it was dangerous to be out on Amu's balcony, especially if Amu's parents didn't know he had spent the night with her, not that anything had happened, but Tadase could see the principles of why her parents would be angry.
“Amu, I should get going, If your parents or Ami come in, We'll both be in trouble,” Tadase said to the young pinkette. She looked up at him, and nodded solemly, knowing that he was right. She gave Tadase a gentle squeeze before they let go of each other. Amu sighed again and shut her eyes tight, wishing that the demons that haunted her during the late hours wouldn't appear after Tadase was gone.
“Amu, are you alright?” Tadase asked, putting his hands gently on Amu's arms. Amu looked down at his hands, and a million thoughts raced through her mind. Would she be plagued by evil monsters as soon as he was gone? Would she feel lost again?
“N-nothing, just thinking,” She replied shakily, and looked down at her feet, trying to compose herself in front of her prince. He grasped her shoulders, picking up something was obviously wrong. Tadase tilted Amu's face up slightly so he could face her. Amu's eyes were filling up with tears, threatening to slide down her rosy cheeks.
Tadase looked at Amu downcast as he saw her eyes full of tears. He didn't know why, but he knew that his princess was obviously in anguish about something. He closed his eyes, and kissed the young pinkette softly. The prince felt his princess's tears break the boundary of her eyelids, and begin a cascade down her rosy face, sliding onto his face too. Tadase tried to bring as much love as he could to Amu's lips, He wanted to show that he cared about her, even though it was blatenly obvious anyway.
Amu broke away, crying lightly, and turned away from Tadase, thoughts to herself racing while she stood, staring out towards Seiyo Elementary's high buildings.
'I need to be strong, I must be strong, for Tadase's sake...He was strong for me, so I must be strong for him, courage' repeated like a mantra in her mind, continuously running through it. Amu folded her arms to her chest, as though a shield to herself from foreign emotions.
“Amu...Amu...calm down...its Ok...everything is alright...” Tadase said to her, completely confused as to why she was crying. He slid his arms gently around her waist, and used one hand to wipe her tears away. He laid his head on her shoulder, and just held her, wiping away every tear that fell down towards the ground.
“Tadase, I'm sorry, you shouldn't have to see my like this,” Amu said in between quiet sobs. She took in a deep breath, and made herself stop crying. Tadase smiled, while intertwing Amu's fingers with his. He was nervous about saying this, but it had to be said. Tadase looked at his princess's hair and ran his other hand through it softly, while the other sat on her waist.
“Amu, I should see you like this, because we should spend every minute we can together. You are my princess, and I am your prince. You can tell me anything you need to, and trust me with your secrets. I will hold them to the grave.” He said, gently brushing down her face with his hand.
Tadase felt the Pinkette smile onto his hand, and was surprised when he felt her hand drift around to his own face, which proceeded to loop through his own blonde hair. She turned around to face him, and Amu smiled.
“Thankyou, I'm Ok now...Gosh, you must think I'm a nutter...” Amu said sniffling, as she let go of Tadase and wiped her eyes. Tadase frowned and shook his head at her words, and began to lead her back inside her room. The prince shut the door after Amu, and got her to sit down on her own bed. He sat down next to her, and grasped her hands gently.
“I don't think your nuts at all, I just think that you've had a tough night, and that its getting to you. Why don't you try and sleep again, it might help you,” Tadase said to his princess, while Amu stared at him stunned. Tadase's face spoke the words without making a sound, and Amu smiled, finally feeling courage running through her bones again. She threw her arms around him and squeezed him as hard as she could.
“Thankyou,” Amu whispered in his ear, and she felt him shudder slightly. Amu smiled at this, and felt him slide his arms around for another countless time, and they both sat there in their embrace.
- - -
Tadase stood at the doorway of Amu's balcony, now dressed in some normal casual clothes. The prince sighed, and turned to Miki. She smiled at him and nodded at her handiwork. Tadase thanked her, and looked over at his now sleeping princess. Amu was asleep in her bed, with the covers drawn lovingly over her. Her pink hair draped beautifully over her face, not awoken by the sounds of her family bustling about downstairs.
“Tadase, we must leave, otherwise we will be caught. You'll be able to see her in a couple of hours, I'm sure she will be fine,” Kiseki said, now awake and sitting on his partners shoulder. Tadase nodded solemly, and opened the balcony door quietly, shutting the curtain and the door quickly so as to shield Amu from the sunlight. He stood facing the closed door, and blew his princess a kiss. The prince smiled and swung his leg over the balcony and climbed down.
A minute later, he was on his way home...reluctantly.
- - -
Amu moaned quietly as her slumber ended, and as the Pinkette stretched out in bed, she opened her eyes grogilly. When the missing presence of her golden saviour registered in her mind, she smiled sheepishly.
“Amu-Chan?” A small pink cheerleader guardian asked her, and Amu sat up in her bed and nodded. The pinkette looked to her alarm clock and looked at the time. It read 10:30am, and Amu smiled. It had only been 6:30 when she had been awake before.
“Amu-Chan, your phone went off a little while ago,” Ran said and pointed to it lying on Amu's bedside table. Amu smiled again, and picked it up.
“Thanks Ran,” the young girl responded as she opened her phone delicately. The screen read 'one new message' and Amu opened it. The pinkette smiled as soon as she saw who it was from. The pinkette's eyes hungrily read the text message from the person she adored.
The Guardians r gonna meet at the mall at 1:00pm.
Wanna come down with us?
Awaiting ur reply
Amu smiled. Did she want to go? Was the Earth Round?! Amu immediately swung her legs out of the bed, and went downstairs for some breakfast without a fore thought. The pink-haired girl greeted her family in her usual icy way as she sat down at the breakfast table. Amu's mother placed a enormous plate of breakfast foods in front of her family, and then sat down herself.
After eating a brilliant breakfast with her family, Amu bade them another Icy farewell and went upstairs to bathe. Locking the bathroom door, Amu showered quicker than she ever thought possible, and then asked her artistic chara to come up with a outfit for her to wear. Within another half an hour, Amu was ready to go, now wearing a light blue polo top and a white skirt with leggings and tennis shoes. The girl lay down, stomach up, on her bed, thinking about her prince, and how he had saved her.
- - -
Tadase sat in his room, worrying relentlessly over his princess. He had texted her over an hour ago, and had not received a reply. He looked at his laptop screen once more, seeing both the clock and his unfinished history homework, before picking up his mobile swiftly. The Young prince dialed Amu's number expertly, and put the small device to his ear, listening to the ringing sound that it emitted.
The non-stop ringing just annoyed Tadase even more than he was, He was worried about his princess, didn't he have a right to be worried? He was about to hang up and go and see if she was ok when there was a click.
“Hello?” A happy female voice said, and you could hear her adjusting the phone in her hands. Tadase mentally sighed in relief, happy that she at least answered the small device.
“Amu-Chan? It's Tadase, are you alright? You didn't reply, I was getting worried,” The prince responded hastily. Tadase could almost feel her smile, and it brought a subconscious smile to his own face.
“I'm Fine, sorry Tadase, I was excited and I kinda forgot...,” She said with a nervous laugh. Tadase smiled wider at his princess's chiming laugh, and gave out a small chuckle of his own.
“Its Ok Amu-Chan, I was just worried is all. Do you want to meet up a bit early?” Tadase said, looking at the clock on his laptop, realising that there was still a fair amount of time until the guardians were going to meet up. Tadase sensed Amu smile again, and heard the phone making faint noises as she nodded enthusiastically. Tadase laughed heartily and laughed even more when he heard her stop and laugh herself, realising her lapse of mind.
“Of course! Where and how soon?!” She said happily, and Tadase felt himself smile even more than he ever felt possible. Tadase did some quick thinking, and passed his message down the communication line to Amu. They both agreed to meet at the park in 10 minutes and spend the morning together. They said their goodbyes, and then shut their small devices and smiled.
Tadase's smile reached his eyes as he looked at his chara, who had been sitting in front of the laptop screen, reading over Tadase's history homework. Kiseki looked startled, and wondered what his owner was so happy about .
“Come on, We've got somewhere to be!” Tadase said smiling as he stood up and shut down his laptop. The chara looked at Tadase confused as the said prince started bustling around in his wardrobe for a jacket.
Normality, can be the biggest soother in life, yet also the biggest annoyance. Take life as it comes.
Author Notes: Chapter Two:
Hey Guys! Thankyou for the awesome comments, no matter how many there were Please, even if you don't like this pairing, read it just for fun and you can give me any constructive advice for my writing style. I might even write an Amuto one day Comment if you want a Amuto one shot Hope you liked the chapter! And please comment on the chapter too!
Chapter 3: Fairytale
Hinamori Amu stood alone at the fountain in the middle of the park. Well she appeared to be alone. She had three little guardian characters flitting around her, excited about what was going to occur in the next few hours. Amu was smiling as big as the sun as she conversed with the little girls, excited and ecstatic at the fact that she was going to spend the day with her friends and her...boyfriend.
It struck Amu when she thought that, that the title for her friend Hotori Tadase is now boyfriend. Her prince is now her...Prince! Amu smiled at that thought, and smiled again at thoughts that the boyfriend in question was going to be meet her here in less than 5 minutes. Amu looked around smiling, and straightened her skirt slightly.
“Ooh! Amu-Chan is excited!” Amu's Chara Ran squealed and Amu went as pink as Ran's hair. All three charas laughed at their mistress and Amu's face just blushed darker shades of pink each second. As the laughs died down, all of them smiled, with two of them still blushing. A certain Human and a certain blue chara, who was undoubtedly thinking of a certain prince chara.
Amu looked at her artistic chara and smiled as she saw Miki lost in thought. Ran and Suu saw the both of them smiling and grinned at each other, before having a whispered conversation so as not to disturb the two girls from thinking about their own loves. That was until Amu was jerked out of her thoughts by someone else.
“Hello Amu-Chan,” Tadase said to her and he leaned in and kissed her cheek gently and Amu's mind immediately jumped out of its reverie. Amu blushed as he drew away, and they both smiled, Amu sheepishly. Neither of them noticed the three girl charas fly off, dragging a reluctant Kiseki with them.
“H-Hello Tadase, you scared me,” Amu said, smiling wider as she observed him. He was wearing a simple brown shirt with a white jacket and a pair of dark jeans and a dark beanie and a pair of white and tan sneakers. He smiled again and held his hand out to her and she slipped hers into it, and they began to walk off into the park.
Amu looked over at him and saw him smile and she playfully began to swing their intertwined hands. Tadase looked down at his freely swing arm and smiling at Amu, before an idea struck him. He picked up his pace and encouraged Amu as he began to run down the path, the both of them smiling as they both ran.
When they reached the edge of the forest and the park, Tadase ran in between the trees and stopped Amu just behind a tall oak tree a little way in. Amu smiled at him as he stopped and faced her. He smiled lovingly at her, before leaning in and kissing her gently. Amu slipped her arms around his back, and one hand was intertwined into his blonde hair as she drew him close to her. Tadase did the same, one hand holding the small of her back, the other teasing the ends of her pink hair.
Tadase smiled as they both broke away at the same time, still holding onto the other, their noses were still touching. Amu smiled at him and he loved the way that she smiled more than anything. Tadase gave her lips another quick peck, before he drew away from her and turned his attention to the tree.
Amu gave Tadase a confused look as he inspected the tree, and then turned back to her and grabbed her hand again. Amu watched as Tadase's grin grew wider and he knelt down right next to the tree and held his hands together.
“I want you to grab that branch up there Ok?” He said, pointing to a small but thick branch just above reaching height. Amu looked at Tadase, then at the branch, then at Tadase again.
“Huh?! What?!” She exclaimed, completely confused and oblivious to Tadase's plan. He smiled and beckoned for her to step forward. She did so and put her foot gently on Tadase's en-laced hands. Tadase smiled at her, before lifting her up gently so that she was off the ground.
“Grab the branch Amu, and pull yourself up,” He told her mysteriously, and watched as she grabbed the branch and struggled to pull herself up. Tadase pushed her legs up gently and looked away from her as he felt Amu lift herself up, and didn't look back until he was sure Amu would be up on the branch.
“You Ok?” He asked with concern as he watched her sit on the branch gracefully, but she was freaking out. He chuckled and Amu looked down at him, fear written into her features. She nodded shakily as Tadase asked her to move along the branch so he could get up. She shuffled along slowly so as too make room for him, with the same look of fear in her eyes.
Tadase grinned and grabbed the tree and pulled himself upwards. After he managed to climb up to Amu, he stood up and leaned over another low hanging branch. Amu looked at him, and he held out a hand. She took it and stood up carefully on the branch, using Tadase to brace herself. She looked up at Tadase again and smiled nervously and he grinned back at her and kissed her cheek.
“Come on! We've gotta go higher now!” He said and gently pulled her underneath the branch so that they could climb higher. As he climbed up onto another branch and began to pull himself up again, he was sure he heard her mumble something about being told before hand and a chara-change with Ran.
“Nope, No chara-changes, we are going to climb this ourselves! I promise you its worth it!” He exclaimed and watched as his words dawned on Amu and she grinned from ear to ear. She nodded and started to climb by herself.
The sight of the two lovers would've warmed any heart. Tadase and Amu were intertwining themselves with the tree, but still stayed within closeness of the other, always smiling and always helping the other from trouble. Tadase looked up into the leaves and branches of the tree and saw his destination and beckoned for Amu to hurry up.
The two of them climbed higher and higher until Tadase found a strong branch to sit down on. As Amu reached him, he scooped her up and covered her eyes. The two of them both sat on the branch, and Tadase drew her close to him, still making sure her eyes were covered and making sure that neither of them would fall.
“On the count of three, one...two...three,” Tadase counted and uncovered her eyes. Amu immediately saw the city of Tokyo stretch before her and she gasped in surprise. A smile was brought to her face as she watched the people in her vision go along with their business. A squeak of happiness escaped her as she stared in wonder at the beautiful sight and Tadase smiled.
“Its beautiful! Thankyou for bringing me up here!” She exclaimed and looked back at him and smiled as big as the sun. Tadase grinned and held up his hands and shook his head.
“Its fine, anything to see you smile,” He said, charming her, but he meant every single word that he said. He smiled at her as she grinned and leaned into his face. They were centimetres away when she whispered to him,
“I love you so much,” And she closed the gap between them and sweetly kissed him. They both smiled again and Amu broke away, with a slight blush on her cheeks. She leaned back into Tadase and he hugged her to his chest with one arm and the other one was running through her hair again. It wasn't long before the young sleep deprived girl fell asleep in his arms.
- - -
After about 20 minutes, Tadase felt something vibrate the whole tree branch and Amu shot awake. She smiled sheepishly and pulled her small mobile out of her pocket. She looked down at it and frowned as she read the information on the screen.
“Something wrong?” Tadase asked her and was surprised when she sat up off his lap and started to text back on her phone.
“Everyone has been waiting for us, for about ten minutes,” Amu said grinning as she began to text back. Tadase looked down at his wrist watch and chuckled when he saw that it was 1:10pm already. He was looking forward to an afternoon with everyone, but then he remembered what had happened last night. Would it be wise to tell them about everything that had happened?
“Should we tell them what happened Amu-Chan?” He asked her and he saw her shoulders tense slightly. He immediately felt guilty and he put his hand on her arm gently. She relaxed at his touch, smiled and faced him. She pressed the send button on her phone and looked at him.
“You saved my life, Of course I am going to tell them! If It wasn't for you, I wouldn't be here right now!” She exclaimed and Tadase smiled and kissed her cheek again. She smiled and hugged him tightly. They both felt as if their hearts were beating much too loudly.
“Come on, lets get going, we gotta get there quickly!” Tadase exclaimed and the two of them started to climb down the tree as quickly as they could. Amu grinned as she looked over at her prince about half way down and saw a look of concentration upon his features. The young boy was looking for the safest way to get down from their high perch.
Amu got an idea, smirked and she swung under a branch so that she was basically underneath him. Amu then reached up her right hand and just underneath the hem of his pants and she tickled his ankle. Tadase jumped and gave out a yelp in surprise, and Amu had to hold onto the branch so as not to fall out of the tree while laughing. She saw through her lashes that Tadase glared at her playfully before climbing down to her.
Tadase stood on the branch, next to Amu and grinned playfully as he reached over and began to tickle her. Amu firstly flinched at the touch before laughing uncontrollably. Amu fidgeted and squirmed every time Tadase's fingers brushed against her skin, but they were both grinning.
“T-T-Tadase! C-C-Come O-O-On! W-W-We've G-G-Gotta G-G-Go!” Amu said while laughing. Tadase grinned and stopped tickling her and just threw his arms around her. Amu laughed once more and hugged him back, feeling herself slipping slightly. She drew away from Tadase and they both steadied themselves, before continuing their descent.
- - -
Tadase and Amu reached the bottom of the tree and Amu looked at the ground warily. Tadase saw her and smiled as he grabbed onto the thick tree trunk and slid down it. As his feet touched the ground and he felt pain running through his ankle. Tadase knelt down and lifted up the pant leg and saw that it was cut deeply and bleeding. He must of scraped it on his slide down. He winced as he stood back up, but put on a brave face and held out his arms for Amu.
“Come on, Jump. I'll catch you,” He said and she looked at him, now even more scared and she shook her head frantically. She held her hands close to her chest and shook her head. Tadase just smiled gently and held his arms out wider.
“You can trust me, I'll catch you, don't worry,” He said with a reassuring smile. Amu looked down and saw him smiling at her and it warmed her fear-filled body. She smiled and decided to throw caution to the winds, before shakily jumping off the branch and screaming her lungs out as she fell.
Tadase ran forward and caught her quickly. Amu landed in his arms and he stumbled slightly at the sudden weight impeeded on him, but he smiled when he saw that she was safe. She didn't move and was to scared to open her eyes.
“Amu...its ok, you can open your eyes” He said reassuringly. Amu's eyes flickered open and she saw Tadase smiling at her and she hugged Tadase as tightly as she possibly could. Tadase squeezed her tightly before her set her gently on her feet. Amu let go of him and smiled at him for what must have been the hundredth time today.
“How about this can be our spot?” Amu said to him as they both started to head of towards the centre of the park again. Amu started to run as Tadase nodded and smiled at her and ran with her, trying not to let the pain in his ankle get to him.
After 5 minutes of running Tadase and Amu found the other Guardians standing at the fountain, talking happily amongst themselves. Rima was glaring at Nagi as usual, Nagi was trying to make a conversation and Yaya was going hyper as she normally did on these type of occasions. However, when Yaya spotted Amu and Tadase, she shrieked in surprise.
“AHHHHH! OHMIGOSH!” She squealed and Nagi and Rima looked up and saw Amu and Tadase running towards them, hands interlaced and now both were blushing profusely. Rima and Yaya immediately ran up to them.
“My My, What a mood! What do you think Yaya?” Rima asked nonchalantly, moving in close to Amu. Yaya squealed again and Amu and Tadase let go of their hands quickly and looked away from each other blushing. Nagi stepped up to everyone and smiled.
“Something good happen then? Its good to see both of you back together,” he coughed quickly, “I mean to normal, to normal,” He finished and all of them laughed. Tadase looked at Amu before slipping his hand back into hers again.
“Do you wanna explain it? Or should I?” Tadase asked her, and smiled reassuringly at her. She shook her head and told him he could explain. Everyone started to walk towards the mall, looking at Tadase expectantly, and he began to feel nervous and self-conscious.
“Uh, Um...well...l-last night we were at the park and there was an X-Character. Amu-Chan was fighting it, but it drained her energy and she fell into the river...” Tadase said quietly. He didn't want to continue, but his friends faces urged him on. Tadase looked at Amu and she blushed, now totally embarrassed. A sudden and exasperated sigh escaped the pinkette.
“Basically if Tadase hadn't come along when he did, then...then I wouldn't be here right now...” She whispered and everyone stopped and looked at the two of them, who were both embarrassed and blushing.
Realisation dawned over the other three guardians and they stood there stunned, and looking backwards and forwards in between the couple. Then Yaya ran forward and squeezed Amu as tight as any 11 year old could.
Instead of fending her off like Amu normally did, She hugged the girl back, blinking back tears. Rima and Nagi saw this and hugged Amu tightly too, Rima making sure that she didn't make bodily contact with Nagi. Tadase smiled at everyone, until he saw Amu look at him and smile. He smiled at her and then looked at his feet for no reason apart from the fact that he was embarrassed.
Amu saw him look down and reached a hand out to him and tugged gently at his jacket sleeve. He looked up at her and he saw tears threatening to spill over her eyelids and he walked forward quickly and wrapped himself around her, as much as he possibly could.
- - -
As the group walked out of the mall, Tadase checked the time.
“Wow, Its already 5:30!” He exclaimed.
“It is?” Amu asked as she walked over to him. He nodded and saw the white bags in her hand. He smiled and took them off her.
“We should all probably get home or start going anyway,” Nagi said logically. Tadase turned to see Nagi sneak a glance at the blonde-haired girl who was standing slightly in front of him. Tadase grinned and watched Nagi blush slightly when He found out the blonde boy had seen him.
“Aww! Yaya doesn't want to go home!” Yaya exclaimed and danced ahead of the group. Everyone smiled and laughed as they watched the little girl dance around on the pavement. Rima brushed the hair out of her face and said icily,
“I'm sorry guys, but If i'm not home before Sundown, I'm in trouble. See you,” She said, and walked away taking her bags. Nagi ran over to her and asked if she would like him to walk home with her. She nodded and he took her bags as well as his own and the two walked off, Nagi throwing a smile and a wave back at Tadase, Amu and Yaya.
Tadase turned to Amu who was watching Yaya dance around. The Pinkette felt his gaze and turned to him and smiled.
“Come on, I'll take the two of you Home, Ok?” He said, and Amu nodded. Yaya ran up and latched onto Tadase.
“YAY! Tada-chan and Amu-chii are gonna take me home!” The young girl squealed as the two elder began to laugh.
“I-I thought you didn't want to go home Yaya,” Amu said giggling. Yaya smirked at Amu before pulling on Tadase's arm. The two lovers looked at each other before allowing the young girl to pull them towards her house.
- - -
“Thankyou...for today...” Amu whispered as the two of them stood outside her house. Tadase smiled and brushed a lock of hair out of her face and behind her ear.
“Its fine, anything to see you smile...” He said and wrapped his arms around her. She smiled and did the same.
“Will I see you at school tomorrow?” She whispered in his ear. He nodded slightly and pulled away from her.
“Of course you will...” He said and quickly leaned in and kissed her gently.
“I'll see you in the morning Amu,” He said and moved away completely. She nodded and smiled at him, still a bit surprised at his sudden actions. He ran off down the street and waved to her once he was at the corner.
Amu waved back and watched him smile once more and dash off, before going inside to her family.
Happiness is everywhere, you just need to find it.
Authors Note: Chapter 3
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