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The Vampire's Love Part 4
One evening, almost a week ago, Heero Yuy, the one person I'd avoided since our first meeting asked me out.
Well, that was pretty much a big shock for me. Can you believe that a person that you hate...okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a little bit...that you seriously dislike, is the first person ever to asked you out?
Of course, I didn't give him an answer right after he asked me. I needed time to think about it. All this is just happened so suddenly for me, I needed time to digest the 'information' he gave me, to adjust this new situation.
So, that's what I'm trying to do now, still trying to figure out how am I going to answer that simple question that is bugging me so much.
In these three days, I've still been keeping a certain distance between the blue-eyed Japanese and myself. It's partly because I've never been very close to him anyway and also because I haven't made up my mind yet, I don't want to give him too much hope. Not just yet. Still, after that declaration, I've kept a closer eye on him, and I've see things that I had never noticed or paid attention to before.
I am not sure why, but these last few days, I've been watching my short-haired classmate out of the corner of my eyes, during class.
He is a bright student. Indeed, he could be considered brilliant. A+ for every single subject. He's also very handsome. People have always said that he's nice looking and everything, but me, personally, I'd never found him particularly attractive. Until now. There is a kind of mysterious air around him that's compelling.
There had been a few times that I caught him looking at me, or staring at me. He thought that I didn't know, but I knew. Each time he looked at me, fleeting glances lasting only a minute or so, there was a longing expression on his face, one that he had never showed to other people. And even now, that look only appeared for a few precious seconds. There was so much sadness and loneliness in that look.
Just like me.
Even though I crack jokes whenever it's possible and am always smiling and looking cheerful, I have few close friends. And I talk an awful lot, but that's just a mask that I had put on, to hide the loneliness that is eating me alive.
Okay, yeah...sure, my parents love me, and I've got a very strong friendship with Q. Parental love and brotherly love are not really what I miss. What I want for is the love between lovers, a lover who can love me wholeheartedly.
Since we are kinda similar to each other, I guess that we would fit together pretty well. Maybe I really should consider going out with him for a try, as Quatre had suggested.
I think that I may have finally found the answer that I've been searching for this whole week.
* * * * * *
"Duo! Time to wake up!" I hear my mother calling from downstairs.
//Argh! It's already morning?// I groan, burrowing deeper in the bed. "Yea...yea! I'm up!"
I hate mornings, especially Monday mornings. Weekends always seem to fly by sooooo fast. More than ever when there is something to occupy your mind for the entire weekend. Besides working in the restaurant. Well, I guess that I have to accept reality, right? Today is Monday, the day that I hate the most in the week.
And today is not any ordinary Monday. I have decided to give a clear answer to Heero...today...after class. That thought just makes me nervous...very nervous. I don't know why I am so nervous about it. I only need to give him an answer, a yes or a no...that's it. Maybe it's not as easy as it sounds.
Well, I don't need to worry about it until after class. That means I still have a couple of hours ahead of me to relax...a little bit anyway.
I shrug and push the thought aside, then head for the bathroom to take my morning bath.
* * * * * *
For the entire day, I've been barely able to concentrate on my classes. My mind has been wondering off to the end of the day. And here I am, daydreaming during class, again.
The school bell brings me back from my thoughts. Now I've only got one more class left...gym.
"Ne, Q. I'm not going to wait for you after gym, 'k?"
"That's okay." Quatre smiled knowingly. "Have something to do?"
"Yup, have an errand to take care of." I say nervously.
Quatre gives me a reassuring squeeze on the shoulder after that. I really do appreciate that, it somehow gives me more courage. I think Q knows what I am going to do.
Then we go to the dressing room together.
* * * * * *
Gym is only a two-hour class, but it seems like forever for me. Finally, class is over. Everybody heads out of the gymnasium to go take a shower or get dressed.
I take the opportunity to get near the Japanese boy. Walking towards the other boy, my heart is pumping so fast it feels like it will jump from my chest at any minute.
At last, I am able to calm down again, and I manage to place a smile on my face before I reach him.
"Er. Would you mind to joining me on the roof afterward? I have something to talk to you about." I am playing with my braid anxiously while I wait for his answer.
"Sure." He answers without any hesitation.
After that I go to take a shower before I go for the so-called 'rendezvous'.
* * * * * *
I arrive at the top of the school building, the short-haired Japanese is leaning against the fence with his eyes closed, apparently waiting for me.
"Sorry to make you wait." I pant. Well, you would too if you had just run up five flights of stairs.
After I had caught my breath, I decide to bring the topic up.
"Uh. You know?" I begin uncertainly. For once I wasn't sure how to say something. "About that question that you asked me last week."
The other boy stiffens visibly at my words, but I continue, "I..."
I feel my heart is about to leap from my chest, "I-I will go out with you. But I can't tell you that I have any special feelings for you, though. At least not now."
Those cobalt blue eyes of his brighten immediately. "Fair enough. Thanks for giving me a chance." He says with a slight hint of a smile.
"No need to thank me Yuy..." I am cut off by the short-haired boy.
"Call me Heero."
"Okay, um... You could call me Duo, too. If you don't mind."
"Sure. It's pretty late. Want me to accompany you home?" Heero offers.
"Sure." I smile.
* * * * * *
After Heero walks me home, I am so tired that I fall onto my bed as soon as I reach the bedroom. It feels like a heavy burden has been lifted from my shoulders. One that I've hauled around for a week now.
Now, I'm lying on my bed, replaying all the things that had happened today after school, in my head. I'm still not too sure if I have made the right decision or not.
I am really glad that he is such an understanding person; he never tried to force my opinion or anything. What I really need now is time to know him better before we can develop a relationship between us. I've never had a chance...or rather, I've never made an effort to know him. I really should take this opportunity to get to know him more thoroughly.
Even though I am not very certain yet, I think I have made the right choice.
I don't know. It was only a fifteen minute walk from school to home. That didn't give us much of a chance to get to know each other, but walking with him wasn't a bad feeling. Not at all.
I think that eventually we will get along pretty well.
And that's my last thought before I drift off to dreamland.
Author's Notes: *sighed* Finally, I am glad that I, at long last, had finished this part! I can't believe that this part actually took me a whole month to finish! And I won't be writing a single word for any of my fics in these two weeks, have to concentrate hard on the up coming exams. But, I don't write in two weeks doesn't mean that you guys don't need to review this part. So, any comments?
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