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Hiya! I'm finally starting the sequal to Once. This took me ages to come up with, and even longer to write, (you shoud see the amount of first drafts I had to do)! But now, my plot bunnies are worn out. So feedback is badly needed if I'm to continue! Advice, people! I need advice! I'm babbling again, aren't I? I'll stop now and start the story!

Luna stared at the scene unfolding in front of her. Her baby sister, Meyrin Hawke, was literally flying into the arms of Athrun Zala. Athrun Zala, the boy they'd both crushed on, fought over, and who was supposed to be dead. They were both meant to be dead. Few people survived being inside an exploding MS in the middle of the ocean.

Hesitantly, she walked up to them. Meyrin was crying into Athrun's chest. She could feel tears building up in her own eyes. She finally got to see her baby sister again, and the girl was crying.

But, why was she crying? Was it because the boy who'd made an attempt on her life was standing less than ten feet away from her? Was it because her older sister had fallen in love with, and helped rescue said boy? Or was it because the person who had rescued said boy was the boy she was hugging now. Meyrin had changed, and Luna could no longer read her.

She didn't try to speak to them. Neither of them looked in the mood to talk to her. She would never forget the harsh look in Athrun's eyes when he'd helped her. He would never accuse her of anything aloud, but his eyes and polite tone said it all. He was furious with her for staying with ZAFT, the very people who had 'killed' her sister.

Athrun, she suddenly noticed, was beginning to cry also. The strong image he'd presented on the battlefield was falling away, like the petals of a flower in a winter wind. He was mumbling something to Meyrin. The muffled words caused her breath to catch in her throat.

"If Luna or Shinn had hurt you, Mey', I don't ... I don't know what I would have done. I love you and I'll never let anyone hurt you! I'll never leave you, so ... please Mey', promise me you'll never leave either!"

So, Athrun had picked her baby sister. Even though so many girls had fought for his affections; Meer, Cagalli, herself; he'd picked Meyrin. He deserved her, and she deserved him.

There are some things that you can't go through together without ending up in love. Apparently, being inside a ruined MS sinking to the bottom of the ocean is one of them.

Phew! That took a while! Hope y'all liked it. Ch2 will be up soon ... I hope. Till next time!