Theme #: 24. terminal illness
Summary: There was no way around it and no escape tricks -- she was done in.
A/N: I'd like to note that posting this is NOT a commitment to finishing up the challenge on a fixed schedule. I'll just be writing these as I get inspired.
She thought it was a mere fever at first. Her temperature would shoot through the roof, and her heart would beat so fast she thought it would drum right out from her ribcage. And when her heart wasn't trying to escape from her chest, it still fluttered every so often. That definitely was not normal.
Then there was the dizziness, which came on only during those accidental brushes. She would become completely disoriented and she recalled falling -- as well as the need to stay down to right her mind.
"I don't know what to do," Asahi wailed. "Please, Doctor. Cure me, I beg you."
The older female made a strange face, and Asahi wasn't sure how to interpret it. "I'm afraid it's too late, Yagi-san."
"What do you mean? What kind of doctor are you if you can't -- "
"I cannot heal lovesickness."
"You said that these 'symptoms' only show up when this person you've mentioned is around... correct?"
It all made sense now. How was she supposed to know what falling in love felt like? He had always been just a friend to her -- at least until just recently, when something changed and all of a sudden she was tripping all over herself when he was around.
Asahi heaved a sigh. So that was it. Love. And a love that would never be returned, no doubt. She would just have to prepare herself and accept it. There was no way around it and no escape tricks -- she was done in.