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Shades Of Blue

I sat and listened to the clamour surrounding me. Everything was just shades of grey, swirling, surrounding me slowly. I could feel myself succumbing to the darkness then a flash of colour caught my eye. Blue. An indescribable shade of blue concentrated in two eyes. Pure blue. I had never stared at anything so intently in my entire life, unfortunately for me their owner was more than a little surprised, and had no problem telling me so.

"What's wrong Kaiba-kun? Have I got something on my face?"

Her voice was so lovely; so open and happy. I swallowed quickly and mumbled some lame excuse. She shrugged in turn and sat down, opening her books and starting to read. During the class I kept sneaking glances at her. She looked so lovely concentrated so fully on the lesson being taught. Her brow was slightly furrowed and the sun shining through the window had brought a dusting of pink to her cheeks.

My mind kept replaying all our past encounters and suddenly I felt ashamed. Ashamed of my coldness, my rudeness, my insults, quite honestly I felt ashamed of all my actions, but through all that, the one thing I regretted the most was my constantly pushing her away. I vowed that the next time she talked to me it would be different.

"Hey Kaiba-kun, how are you?"

Her voice brought me back from my reverie.

"I was fine till you started talking to me" She looked hurt. I groaned internally- some habits die hard.

"Well I'll leave you to it then, I was just wondering if you'd like to come with me and the guys to the arcade..."

Then again, maybe I still had a shot...

"No I wouldn't like to come with you and your friends to the arcade..." Her eyes clouded over with hurt. "...however I would like to go with you to dinner this Saturday. I will pick you up at 7. Wear something semi-formal" The look on her face was priceless. To say she was surprised would have been an understatement.

I got up and walked away without looking back, but somehow some of the heaviness had left my heart.

Anzu's POV

He looked so forlorn. All alone in a mass of grey. Then all of the sudden he was looking at me. That couldn't have been right. And it wasn't, based on his reply to my question: "I was looking outside Mazaki. Your head just got in the way." Am I hearing things or did the Seto Kaiba just mumble? I thought it better for my sake if I didn't comment on that so I turned around and opened my books. Throughout the class I had the oddest feeling I was being watched. Probably just tired.

Finally class was over. I waited till everyone left then looked around. Kaiba-kun hadn't moved an inch.

Well, I might as well ask him if he would like to come to the arcade. I still consider part of our group, whether he likes it or not, and I have no intention of giving up on him. I've seen him with Mokuba. No man with so much love in his eyes could ever be evil. However, all the warnings in the world couldn't have prepared me for what came next.

I politely asked him to come with me and the group to the arcade, overlooking the fact that he had managed to insult me within the first five seconds of my greeting, and he, very impolitely, declined. And then he...he...I can't believe it. I...I...I...have a date...w-w-with K-k-kaiba-kun?"

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