Sorry to those of you who want me to finish my other stories before I write another, but I really had to get this story on paper, as I tend to only have these story ideas for about a week, that is one of the reasons why I slowed down the pace of my other story.

This story is for the Anime Yumekui Merry, which translates into Dram Eater Merry. This is both a great anime and a great manga, but I suggest you check it out before reading this. This is based off of the anime story arc, so no saying this is incorrect. This will also follow the storyline almost word for word until near the end of the second chapter.

This happens from around episode 12 to maybe someway through episode 13, and will be non-canon.

WARNING, THIS CHAPTER IS ALMOST A DIRECT COPY OF THE ACTUAL STORY, AND TAKES PLACE IN EPISODE 12. PLEAS DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU EITHER LIKE SPOILERS OR YOU HAVE WATCHED THE EPISODE ALREADY. THIS STORY WILL DIVERGE AT THE END OF NEXT CHAPTER FROM THE SHOW STORYLINE.

Disclaimer: I do not own Yumekui Merry, or its characters.

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Yui Kōnagi twitched as she heard a knock on her door. Running to answer it she slipped on her sandals, and opened the door saying "Yes, who is it?" It took her a moment to recognize the people in front of her. "Oh, its Fujiwara and Merry." A second glance and she noticed the others, her eyes widening as she saw that Merry was carrying Isana, and behind Yumeji was a girl about the same age as the others, with scarlet hair and a blank expression on her face.

Immediately, Engi took over, asking in a cold voice "Who are you?"

"I'll Explain later." said Yumeji, who had a very serious look on his face. "We just fought Mystletainn."

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The group had gathered in Yui's room. Merry was staring worriedly at Isana, as she had not yet woken up. Engi, who was still inhabiting Yui's body, was pacing back and forth restlessly. "I see the big picture now." Engi said, coming to a stop and looking between Merry and Yumeji. "I am glad that you came back safely.."

"Well, not exactly." said Yumeji, still with that same serious look on his face. He looked over at Merry, who gave him a nervous half-smile.

"Next time I will fight too." said Engi, looking at Merry and Isana. "I don't trust what enemies have to say, but I doubt he'll attack during final exams. In the mean time, we have to come up with a way to defeat Mystletainn..."

"That's impossible." cut in Chizuru. Everyone turned to look at her, standing with her back towards the window. "You must have realized how strong she was when you fought her."

Merry looked very mad for a moment, then looked down, with a defeated look on her face. "It hurts to admit, but it's true." she said. "That forest-woman wasn't even being serious." A small, pained smile appeared on her face. "There's no hope or dreams."

"You cannot defeat Mystletainn without Leon's gun." Stated Chizuru, in an emotionless voice. "But I..."

"Gun?" asked Yumeji.

Suddenly, the world around them began to change. The light faded into almost nothing, and water covered the floor, coming up about two inches above the ground. The room they were now in had two walls leading up with a winding staircase made of what looked like black marble, but rough and pitted. The rest of the room was sealed off by metal bars like a cage. There was a constant drip. "Where are we?" asked Merry, looking around from where she was now sitting on the stairs of pitted black marble.

"A Daydream?" asked Yumeji, looking around also.

Yui took a step back as she heard a sound on the stairs, coming from the top, where they seemed to disappear around a wall made of what looked like iron. Engi immediately got in front of her. "Yui, stay close to me." she said.

"I'll explain the rest." said a mysterious voice, and they could all hear footsteps coming down the stairs. A man appeared at the top of the stairs, at least he looked like a young man in a long trench coat. He had black, spiky hair and on each of his wrists there were large, blocky gun barrels.

"Leon." said Chizuru.

"You're Kawanami's..." said Yumeji.

"I'm Lestion." said the man. "Leon is fine. Mystletainn is no ordinary Dream Demon. I was once part of a group pursuing her. She was indiscriminatingly slaughtering Dream Demons in the dream world. One day my allies and I caught up with her, we didn't stand a chance. I don't know why I was left alive. Was it just chance? Was it on a whim? Mystletainn was spawned from the deepest pits of hell. Humans dispose of the negative emotions they accumulate during the day in their dreams. They move on to happier days. The pits of hell are where all that dissipated spite accumulates." He pulled his gun out to show the others. This gun is a memento of my ally. I remade it to defeat her."

"So why did you watch as other Dream Demons were killed?" asked Yumeji angrily. "You can defeat Mystletainn with that gun, right?"

"There's no ammo." said Chizuru. Everyone looked at her in confusion and shock. "That gun's ammo is made of the agony of Dream Demons' deaths, and the despair of humans whose dreams were shattered. Once you've gathered a lot of that... only then can you fire that gun."

"So you let them die..." said Yumeji

"...To make bullets." said Engi angrily.

"I cannot face here and hope to win without this gun." said Leon. "The bullet will be complete with just one more set of sacrifices. Then I will be able to defeat Mystletainn, and it doesn't matter who that sacrifice may be."

Again, most everyone had a shocked face, but Yui spoke up "I think I understand where you are coming from; if you don't do something, more Dream Demons will be killed and more dreams will be erased. But I can't just give up Sana as a sacrifice. I don't know what the right thing to do is." She looked down, tears welling up in her eyes, and Engi gave her a small hug.

Leon looked down. "I do things my way." he said. He started to walk away.

"Leon." called Chizuru.

"If you plan to get in my way, I'll do it alone." he said. He continued to walk back up the stairs.

"You said Mystletainn is no ordinary Dream Demon." said Engi. "I know somebody else who is no ordinary Dream Demon, and someone else who's no ordinary human. A Dream Demon that can walk freely throughout reality without a Vessel, and a human that can enter dreams though he is not a Vessel; could anyone be more extraordinary than that?"

"I am not in the mood for word games." said Leon. "Even you cannot defeat Mystletainn."

"I believe in human dreams" stated Engi quietly. "I believe there is a solution no matter how bad the odds look, and I don't need any hard evidence for that. Really believing, that is what's called a dream. That's what you told me, Yumeji." she said, looking at Yumeji.

As Leon left, Chizuru spoke up. "I was prepared to pay for watching and doing nothing as so many dreams and Dream Demons were slaughtered. But now I'm scared. I'm afraid to lose memories Isana and I made together. Leon will die if he fires that gun.

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And that is the end of my first chapter. I will really need help with ideas after chapter 2. again, for those of you who want me to finish my other stories, not to worry, I will. I just need to write down story ideas before they die.

I have sent a request to make Dream Eater Merry a category under anime/manga, so hopefully I can get more than just the few people who have subscribed to my account will find this story.