Amethyst: Maybe Next Time...Mature

"You don't relly think I a bastard, do you? You're only saying that because you're afraid of your own feelings."

"Alex, you're my friend! Aren't you?" I asked, on the floor. His eyes softened.

"I don't want you killed. Please join me."

"You know why I can't! I...I'm linked to her. If I wasn't linked, then maybe..."

e knelt down beside me, and took one of my hands. I didn't fight. "It seems, that I care more for you than I wanted...It's true, I was using you...but..."

"But you found that it isn't tha easy." I finished for him. He gave a stiff nod. I smiled, despite myself.

"You knew who I was, didn't you?" he asked softly. I nodded, "Why didn't you turn me over to the Guardian?"

"Because...I...uhh...I...it doesn't mtter now."

"Because you fell for me." he said, sitting down, crossing his legs. He pulled me into his lap.

"Join me. I don't get how I care for you...it confuses me. Never before..."

"Eveline's coming. The Guardian is coming. Ahh." I groaned, falling against his chest.

"Maybe I will see you again." he said softly. "But, maybe next time, I won't pretend." and with that, he was gone. I noticed a scrap of blue linen. I stretched my arm out to get it. Part of his t-shirt. I clutched it to my chest. Maybe next time? When Eveline has cast me away? Maybe next time....

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