Valentine's Day… I use to love this holiday until Zedekiah broke up with me. The nerve of the guy, we were perfect for each other! That is... Until Filía stepped into our life, I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the second day of college and I showed up to the detention room not just because I had detention but also since he said he wanted to talk...

"What?! You can't just break-up with me without a reason Zed."

"Would you keep it down." He said trying to hush me.

"Why?" I asked as a girl walked into the room and quickly took a seat… At my desk.

"I have my reasons." He whispered. "Can you spare one? I don't like a break-up without a reason."

"How about that same reason you broke-up with all those other men, Alethea." He said coldly.

"That's hardly fair."

"Alethea!" He said raising his voice.

I leaned over the desk, "Zedekiah, please, can we just talk about it?" I asked reaching to touch his face only for him to pull away. I retracted my arm, glaring at him and breathing heavily.

Zedekiah took a deep breath, glanced over at the girl who was in sitting at my desk, then said, "There's nothing to talk about. Now, please, take your seat."

I walked over to my desk and tried to get the girl to move but she refused and Zedekiah wasn't going to help me either. So I took a seat in the back and watched as Zedekiah flirted with Filía Chuffrey. It seemed like the bell was never going to ring, just like it seemed that Zedekiah couldn't keep his eyes of Filía. I would rip her head off if I could, but the ring of the bell prevented me from doing so and Filía left the room so fast that she didn't even hear Zedekiah call for her.

"I guess I'll talk to her after class then." He said as I walked by the desk.

"Zedekiah?" I asked.


"Can we please talk about this? You're making a mistake-"

"The only mistake that I made was staying with you in the first place. This is the best decision I've made since then." He said shoving his book in his bag.

"The least you can do is tell me what I did wrong."

He set his bag flat on his desk and walked over to me, whispering in my ear, "You told lies, lies that ruined my chance of a potentially good life."

"The way I see it, I saved you."

"I'd get to your next class Alethea." He said going back to his desk, grabbing his bag and leaving.

Since he didn't have a class this next hour and my next class was study hall I decided to just casually take a walk to his house and try to figure out why he broke up with me. Only I did follow him to his house, I followed him to his mother's grave. It's been what; 10-12 years since his mother died? Great Oz... It's that day isn't it? I just about forgot...

"Mind if I join you?" I asked walking up.

"You're supposed to be in class, Alethea. Why are you here?" He asked gripping the single rose in his hand.

"We always-"

"No," he cut me off, "There is no we anymore. It's just you and it's just me." He laid the rose against his mothers tombstone, "I don't want to kick you out off my class but I will if I have to. This is your only warning." He walked away.

"What does she have that I don't?" I asked getting him to stop in his tracks.

"Who are you possibly talking about?" He asked turning around slowly walking towards me.

"Filía, I'm talking about Filía."

"What do you mean, what does she have that you don't?" He asked standing over me.

"Why did you choose her over me?"

He chuckled, "Just because there's a prettier, more popular girl in my class doesn't mean I'm attracted to her. It's not my fault that she'd more opinionated than you."

"Then why break up with me? If it's not because of her then why?"

"Because I finally know the truth about Liliya."

Now that was a name I haven't heard in a while. "You deserved better."

"I do now, but not back then." He started to walked away, once again, "Oh, and Filía," he turned his head, "She's more of an adult than you ever will be."

Needless to say he was right... Filía knew who the bad guy was before any of us knew what was truly happening, some of us were on the right side. I, however, was not in that side but my younger brother (half-brother), thanks Oz, was. I just wish I was right by his side.

Sorry I haven't updated in a while! Been super busy! More is on the way in this story and my other! Please leave a review!