My Last Breath has been REWRITTEN. So the first chapter is new as well as this one is new. Though this chapter would still make sense if you have read the original, I would highly recommend going back and reading the rewritten version.
Disclaimer: I still don't own Kingdom Hearts, "My Last Breath", or Evanescence.
All I wanted to say is I love you
And I'm not afraid.
This isn't fair. While the fact that it's Riku that Kairi's getting married to and not some random guy makes me feel so much better, I still couldn't help but feel jealously deep within my chest. I'm happy…I really am.
Death is just as confusing as life, if not more. Not to mention twice as frustrating. I've been trying for years to get Kairi to notice that I've been with her, but it's never worked. Although sometimes when I talk to her in her sleep, she talks back. I don't do that very often because I've noticed it makes her sort of depressed the next day; even if she does a good job of hiding it from the rest of the world. Like for instance, right now.
While Selphie's helping her do her make up and hair, whenever she's not looking Kairi gives the slightest of a frown given the chance. As twisted as it is, I give a little smile knowing she's thinking of me. Fate really sucks.
Kairi looks back over at her best friend who's currently digging through her purse for something, and asks politely, "Hey, Selph? Do you think I can be alone for a minute? I'm just…really nervous. I need a minute to calm down."
Giving a bright smile, Selphie answers, "Sure! I understand completely." With that, she makes her way out the door and quietly closes it behind her.
Scanning the room carefully, Kairi draws out, "Sora…?"
'Yeah?' I answer, but she gives no response and I quickly frown in frustration.
"I know you're there, and you better not have been watching while I was getting dressed; you pervert." She laughs to herself and I smirk. Smoothing out her dress and closing her eyes, she continues, "Just kidding. But I just wanted to say that you were right. I really do want to live out the rest of my life. It's nowhere close to the way I imagined it, but life's not suppose to be perfect; right?" She opens her eyes again with a tearful laugh.
'See, I knew you'd understand.' I answer again in my inaudible voice, giving a half-hearted smile in response to her change of tone.
"This is probably wrong, but I still love you with all my heart. Not that I don't love Riku; I do. But it can't even compare to way I feel about you and it never will. So even though you're going to see me take these vows and say the inevitable "I do", know that my heart's always yours in a way. You should already know that, but I know you and I just figured that I should remind you." She finishes in sniffles, turning away to wipe her tears with the back of her hand.
Going in as close as I could to her, I gave a grin and replied, 'Heh. You're right about that. Even if I didn't need the reminder, it still would have been nice. I wish I could kiss you right now, but I can't. So I'll just say that I love you, even though you won't hear it.'
Letting out a few breaths and regaining most of her composure, she sighs again before starting towards the door. "I should probably get going…" She twists the doorknob and steps out of the door, holding the door from shutting to say, "And Sora; I love you too." She let the door shut.
Raising an eyebrow in confusion, I let out a, 'Huh?'