A/N: Oh My god! I'm so sorry! I haven't updated in so long! I'd surprised if every stopped reading this! But I do have reasons! First of all, my computer died. I did actually have most of this chapter written but then I lost everything! Ahhh so annoyed! On top of that I went on a Snowboarding holiday with friends! Then I didn't have the motivation to write the whole thing again. But since I'm still getting such wonderful reviews I thought I had better get a wriggle on! Anyways, I'm really sorry and I know I say this every time, but Ill try to update faster! Gomen ne?
.:How Can I Not Love You:.
Rikku glared at Gippal with her hands on her hips.
"You're in big bloody trouble, buddy!" She yelled and pointed her finger at him. Tidus laughed.
"Try saying that 5 times fast!" He whispered to Yuna who giggled back.
"This isn't funny you guys!" Rikku turned her anger towards Tidus and Yuna who both promptly shut their mouths and both stood up slowly.
That was when Baralai and Paine joined the scene. Paine looked angrily at Gippal while Baralai just blinked at him.
"Now just wait a god damn second here! Why is everyone hating on me! I wasn't the only one in on this little scheme!" He gestured to Tidus and Baralai. "They knew as well!"
"Yes but if you remember, I was against it from the start! I knew it would end up this way. But you wouldn't listen." Baralai crossed his arms in front of his chest.
"Well you didn't try very hard to stop me! And Tidus didn't do anything either…!"
"Hey, man. Don't bring me into this… I just got outta a shit fight… I don't need another one!" Tidus laughed and defensively held his hands up. Gippal just rolled his eyes.
"Well you're sposed to be my friend, Baralai! What ever happened to the whole code of friendship thing!" Gippal pointed at Baralai angrily and held his ground. He was getting angry now. It didn't help that he had had a few too many drinks.
"The code went out the damn window when Rikku announced to the whole damn club that u had a damned stuffed animal named after me! Its damn weird and now I'm getting weird looks from people!" Baralai, suddenly angry as well, growled at Gippal, swearing uncharacteristically.
"You don't think I'm angry about that as well?" He glowered at Rikku who looked away slightly then remembered she was supposed to be angry at him and glared back again. Gippal looked back at Baralai. "But it's nice to know where we stand." He spat out. "Nice to know you'll be there for me… buddy."
"Oh for the love of… Gippal, don't be such a girl!" Baralai rolled his eyes angrily.
"Hey!" All three girls said angrily at once.
"Oh you know what I mean. It's just… Gippal, I'm a bit weirded out, ok? I mean, in the name of all things that are good in this world…. You have a stuffed chocobo named after me!" Baralai tried to express just how strange he was feeling but it wasn't coming out right.
"So what? You think just coz I named a stuffed animal after you that makes me gay or something? My fucking girlfriend is standing right there dude!" He pointed at Rikku without taking his eyes from Baralai. "Not that there's anything wrong with being gay… But I'm not. Fuck man, you're my best friend. If it's ok for girls to do it, why the fuck can't I?"
Baralai thought on this. There really wasn't anything wrong with it, and he supposed that Gippal was feeling equally as embarrassed as he was, if not more. Having not said anything for a time, Gippal took it that he was still angry.
"Fuck this. I'm outta here." He turned to Yuna and Tidus, who had been standing watching the argument unfold with wide eyes and open mouths, told them he was glad they were all ok again and promptly stormed towards to back door.
Rikku, who was still angry at him, scoffed. "Good riddance!" She yelled after him and stormed back out into the club mumbling something about needing a good, stiff drink.
"Well… That went well…" Paine spoke for the first time. "But Gippal's right. I'm happy that everything is ok with you two." She said to Yuna and Tidus.
"Thanks, Paine… But what about Rikku and Gippal?"
Baralai sighed. "I'll get Gippal. I think we have a fair bit to talk about anyway. I'll drive him home." He looked at Paine. "I'll see you tomorrow." He gently took her and squeezed it, kissing her lightly on the lips.
"Are you ok to drive?" Tidus asked
"Yeah I only had 1 drink. I'm glad you two are ok. Ill probably see you tomorrow as well." He nodded his goodbyes and walked out of the club in search of Gippal.
"Well. I should probably go and find Rikku before she drinks herself unconscious. What will you guys do?"
Yuna looked at Tidus. "I'm a little worn out. I think I just want to go home…" She said as she looked to Paine.
"I still have a few more hours left… I've kinda slacked off a bit today…" He rubbed the back of his neck sheepishly.
"That's ok, Ill just catch a taxi home. When you're finished, come round to our place, ok? The spare key is in the pot near the door."
"Ok. I'll see you in the morning." He gave Yuna a passionate kiss and walked back into the club with Paine after she had said goodbye to Yuna. Yuna sighed to herself and walked out the back door and made her way to the front of the building to catch a taxi.
On her way to the front of the club, Yuna heard a girl talking. She was walking down a side alley and it was dark so she couldn't see the person clearly. The girl was squatting down, leaning against the wall, talking on her mobile phone.
"But I didn't do anything wrong! I don't understand. Cant we just talk about this?" The girl paused as the person on the other end of the phone replied. Yuna thought the voice sounded somewhat familiar. By now the girl was in tears. Yuna stopped walking and stood quietly, listening. "Please. Don't be angry at me. I didn't do anything! … You what? … No, I'm not angry! I'm scared! I don't want you to hurt me… But that other girl… Can I at least know her name? … No I won't say a word to her! I promise!" The girl was sobbing but Yuna could tell she was frightened. Then Yuna heard something she didn't expect. "Seymour! Please!" The girl begged. But he had hung up. She flipped her phone closed and began to cry.
Yuna quickly walked up to her, making sure she made noise so as not to startle her.
"Hey" She said softly. "Are you alright?"
The girl wiped her eyes with the back of her hand as she tucked her phone into her bag. She still hadn't looked up.
"I'm fine, thank you." She said as she stood up.
"You don't look fine…" Yuna said, putting a hand on her shoulder.
"I said I'm fine, its just boyfri…" The girl now looked up and saw Yuna's face. "Hey! Its you!" She stopped crying and wiped her eyes again. "Yuna, isn't it?"
"Yes." She smiled at the girl. Suddenly she jumped at Yuna, hugging her tightly around the waist. Yuna, stunned at first, put her arms around the small girl.
"I'm so scared, Yuna…" she began to cry again and Yuna gently stroked her hair.
"Trust me I know how you feel…"
They stood in silence for a few minutes until the girl stopped crying. Yuna gently took hold of the girl's shoulders and looked at her. "Maybe you should go home… you look like you could do with a good nights sleep."
"I … I can't go home… He might be there…" She looked to the ground as if ashamed of being afraid.
"Well, you could come back to our place. The girls definitely won't mind!" She said supportively.
"Really?" Yuna gave a nod.
"As long as you don't mind sleeping on the couch!" She smiled and the girls gave a small smile back. "Oh and I have to catch a taxi. My boyfriend is working late."
"That's ok! As long as I don't have to go home. Not tonight at least."
"Alright then, let's go!" Yuna said enthusiastically. She felt so sorry for this poor girl. She wanted desperately to ask her what happened, but she didn't want to pry into a strangers business. If she wanted Yuna to know, she would tell her when she was ready.
"Oh, my name is Calli, by the way." The girl introduced herself.
"It's nice to meet you, Calli!" Yuna turned and shook her hand with a friendly smile, then they both continued to the taxi rank.
The two girls arrived at Yuna's house and made their way inside. On their way in, Yuna checked to make sure the spare key was where she had said it was.
Once inside, Yuna went to the kitchen. "Would you like a cup of coffee or tea?"
"I'd love a tea, thank-you! Do you want some help?"
"No I'm ok. How do you have your tea?"
"White with two, thanks." Yuna laughed. "What?" Calli asked.
"White with two. Same as me!" She smiled and Calli laughed softly.
"I guess we have more than Seymour in common then!" Suddenly Calli's face went forlorn. Yuna handed Calli her tea and they both sat in the lounge room. They sat in silence for a few minutes and sipped their drinks.
"He broke up with me…" Calli said after a while.
"Oh I'm sorry… You don't have to talk about it if you don't want to…" Yuna didn't want to make the poor girl feel upset again.
"No, its ok. I want too. I feel like I have to tell someone, and you understand, I spose…" Yuna nodded.
"Did he say why?"
Calli nodded now. " He said he had found someone else… I suppose I should be thankful he didn't just cheat on me… Although, maybe he did. I don't know why I'm so upset. He was always just a jerk…" She stared into her tea. Something told Yuna that Calli didn't know the full story behind what had happened between herself and Seymour. And she wasn't about to tell her, not while she was like this anyway.
"Did he tell you the other girl's name? Maybe we could talk to her?"
"I promised Seymour I wouldn't talk to her… I wouldn't want him to find out that Id gone behind his back and spoken to her…"
"Yeah… I suppose not. So what was her name?"
Yuna almost dropped her tea at what Calli replied. It couldn't possibly be…
"He said her name was Lenne…"
A/N: DUN DUN DUUUUUNNNNNN! Lol! Ok well this was a strange chapter. Lots of goings on! I'm not to sure about Gippal and Baralai… I kinda wanted them to have a 'moment' but I dunnno if you guys would have wanted that… If you want to see what happens after Baralai and Gippal leave the club, let me know! And let me know what you want to see! Lol! So that's the story! Things are moving along nicely now.. You know I only just thought of how to end this! A fair way off still, but at least I know where I'm going! Poor Calli. I liked her. I was going to make it Shelinda, but for some reason that chick realllllllly shits me! Lol. I dunno why. Just so… bleh! Maybe Ill have Shelinda in here and randomly fall off a cliff… a cliff in the city… of course… Neways I'm out. R and R!