Title: The Love Disaster

Author: thequietgenius

Summary: Keira plots revenge on Ashelin by concocting a potion to make Jak fall for her. What happens when it backfires? Now not only Jak, but Torn is infatuated with her too. Will this obstacle stray her judgment? JxKxT


Chapter 12: Alternate Ending

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The green-haired mechanic was currently sitting on a ledge in Haven Forest. It's ironic. This was the place where I started out; now, it's the place where I end.

The FG commander and the heroic renegade blonde probably hated her right now. Or… at least, were seriously ticked off at her. She didn't blame them. What she did was stupid and childish. She let this whole love potion ordeal go to her head.

Her tears had long since been dried out. She washed her stricken face in the river and tried to smile. Crying wasn't going to help her out in any way. She hoped someone would find it in their heart to forgive her.

She wasn't that bad of a person, was she? At least, she had no regrets. Although, she was the one who caused the problems, she fixed them. And she practically poured out her confessions and apologies to the city.

Suddenly, she heard someone approach her. She looked back in surprise. It was none other than Torn. "What are you doing here?" She asked, appalled.

"I just wanted to say, I'm impressed—no one has ever stuck up to Ashelin." He responded. A rare grin of amusement crept onto his tattooed face.

Keira couldn't help but beam at the compliment. "Thanks. It was nothing." She humbly replied. But… that can't be the only reason why he's here. "Is that the only reason you came, Commander?"

"Well, you see, I…" Torn trailed off, unable to answer. What was there to say to a girl like her? Maybe he should've listened to Jinx's advice on women. Then again, she wasn't just any woman. She has endured the hardships of love, battled metalheads, and—not to mention—the baroness of Haven City.

"…You're madly in love with me, and you want to spend the rest of your life with me?" Keira finished jokingly.

Torn would've blushed if he didn't have so much pride. Only the mechanic could get away with saying something like that. Instead, he decided to humor her. "You've read my mind."

This time, Keira was the one who blushed. Is he serious? After Torn burst into fits of laugher, however, her eyes narrowed. "What's so funny, Mr. Stick-up-the-posterior?"

Keira continued to glare at him until his chuckling died down. "Man, I haven't laughed that much in years." Torn pointed out.

The mechanic's glare softened a bit. Being in the Krimzon Guard all that time probably hardened him.

"Still, I can't believe you actually believed me." Torn started sniggering again. Though, it seemed he was laughing at her—not with her.

Then again, when he puts it that way. "Yeah? Well, you're a big meanie!" Keira childishly stuck out her tongue.

"Meanie? Is that the best you can come up with?" Torn questioned with a challenging smirk.

"You're so full of yourself, jerk!" Keira replied, walking over to him until they were only a foot apart. "But I know just how to shut you up." She switched her previously angry tone into one silky and sweet.

"And what would that be?" Torn inquired with bated breath. She's going to kiss me, isn't she? Might as well get prepared. Torn closed his eyes as Keira lightly brushed her lips against his. The FG commander thought he was experiencing pure ecstasy until…

Splash!

"Hey!" Torn exclaimed, his eyes snapped open. Keira could barely suppress her giggles from the sight of his sopping shirt and face.

"Did you think I would give away my first kiss so easily? You're going to have to earn it." Keira informed. With that, the sly mechanic skipped out of Haven Forest.

Torn followed with a sigh. Why did women have to be so complicated?

The start of a beautiful friendship… or maybe more begins.


A/N: I decided to write an alternate TK ending, because of popular demand. Hope you like.