Okay, this chapter's weird. And it doesn't resolve anything. But it sorta does, and it's the last chapter. You'll see why exactly I was ranting about a sequel awhile back, actually.

Anyways, I don't own LK. Happy Holy-Days! And just plain weekdays. Hope you like it. It's been interesting writing it and not updating it...Seriously, I suck at updating. Lol.

Anyways, on with the last chapter.

Why does Sarah want me to leave so badly? I must find out. I am, after all, a reporter.

"So," I began.

Sarah sighed, playing with her hair. I shrugged and sat back down. Sarah looked uncomfortable. Is she afraid of me? Let's find out, shall we? I scoot closer to her, and she looks even more panicky.

So she is afraid of me. Why?

"Sarah, why are you afraid of me?" I whispered in her ear.

She shivered, wincing.

"I am not afraid of you," Sarah gulped.

I gave her a look.

"Sarah, you are too!" I argued.

She rolled her eyes, but said nothing.

I exhaled. Might as well start up a conversation. Am I feeling bold enough today?

"So, why are you here if you're engaged to Major Raleigh?" I asked coolly.

Sarah looked down, blushing.

"I would rather not say," Sarah answered in the same tone.

I sighed, running a hand through my hair.

"I really missed you, you know," I mumbled.

Sarah smiled briefly.

"I missed you too," Sarah murmured.

She leaned lightly against my shoulder. I smiled.

"I did not love him," She whispered.

I looked down at her, stunned. I frowned.

"But you told me that you did," I replied, confused.

She sighed, looking up at me sadly.

"I did at the time. I think a part of me still does. I just cannot love a man who owns people, James," Sarah muttered.

I nodded, wrapping my arm around her. She smiled weakly up at me.

"Yeah," I remarked softly.

Sarah's eyes darted to the ground.

"He would not have approved of my change of heart anyways. I had to come back," Sarah explained quietly.

I nodded sympathetically. Sarah looks quizzically at me.

"Why did you kiss me, James?" Sarah said softly.

I stared into space, not knowing how to answer. Bad things would happen no matter what I told her. I looked down quickly.

"I didn't want you to leave. I wasn't exactly thinking straight," I said, half lying.

She gave me a penetrating look.

"James, you tried to kiss me before. I do not think that it was an accident," Sarah scolded.

I frowned. What on Earth was I going to tell her?

"Look, Sarah, I like you, okay? More than I probably should," I stuttered.

Sarah looked down for a few minutes. Her eyes came up to lock with mine.

"How much?" She groaned.

I looked down, my face reddened. I scratched the back of my neck.

"I don't know what I was saying. I'm a little out of it. It's really great to see you again, that's all," I stammered.

Sarah's piercing green eyes seemed to stare right through me.

"Wonderful to see you too, James," Sarah purred enigmatically.

We looked at each other then, for what seemed like an eternity. And then, somewhere in there, I kissed her. It was great. Sarah was kissing me back and everything. She landed on her back on the bed. It all went downhill from there, because she shot up like a cannon. Sarah looked at me, horrified, looking as though she would bolt.

"Oh, no! I should not have done that! Just forget I did that, please?" Sarah said, sounding alarmed.

I nodded, disappointed. I get it. She just wants to be friends.


"Can I just do one thing first?" I asked hopefully.

Sarah shrugged.

"I do not see why you shouldn't," Sarah stated.

I walked up to her. Then I grabbed her face and kissed her with everything I had in me. She looked at me, shell-shocked. Still, she had kissed me back. That had to mean something, right? But it can't mean anything anymore.

After how obvious I've been with my intentions, she knows by now. Which means I have no chance. If she wanted what I'm offering, she could have had it a long time ago.

So, I leave the room quietly, as if I were never there. I suppose I wasn't.

And I can't ever come back.

- Loren ;*

Can you say disappointing? It kinda was, and depressing and stuff. Anyways, review, Love all you guys, that's about it. Might post a sequel if I feel up to it and other crap.

Bye (sort of). Adios. Au Revoir. Arrivederci (is that how it's spelled?). Dosviedanya. Sayonara.