Can't you see?
here for you and me.
at her food as did the entire group, minus the Mazoku who just sat silently
watching them. Most likely having a feast off of their emotions.
She stood up suddenly and donned her cape and
shoulder guards with fevor and pushed her chair in.
"Screw this! I'm going
after him and bringing him back if I have to knock him unconscious and drag him
back here on his stubborn stony behind!" With that said she marched outside and
began flying after him.
If he would just open up
I'm sure he would be happier… If he could think of it… she thought to herself,
maybe she could have a chance to make him happy.
when our worlds,
She knew that a lot of hell had
been going on lately and somehow it was building up around her. She was, to be
frank, tired of this shit. She wanted to be a normal girl at times so badly she
was willing to go into hiding, fake a suicide, death, fatal accident…anything.
But that wouldn't be very Lina Inverse like would it?
Her friends were being dragged into this whole big
mess of a plan too. And it was because they knew her and had helped her
the walls come tumbling in,
She knew that her friends were
going to have a miserable life if things weren't taken care of. And there were
times they all felt like they all had no way to escape. But there was always
one. And all those hard trials had made them so close over the years. They were
a family. They were each other's support. And without one, it fell apart.
we may deserve it,
will be worth it.
She never regretted that they had
become like this though. Not once. Everyone had to take chances, and daring for
a family and their trust was part of taking chances. That's why they needed Zel
Or that's what she kept
telling herself. Inside she knew and felt that was only the half of it. She
wanted him back too.
lips of tragedy…
She was somehow going to make him
come back… and somehow would tell him how she felt. She was nearly twenty, she
should be able to do this!
His form began to come
into view and she flew up higher and tried speeding up and realized that
Zelgadis was running! Damn! He knew she was there. Let the chase begin then.
She wasn't about to give up without a fight.
She flew after him the
fastest she could and was beginning to realize just how fast he really was.
Just when she thought she would pass out from trying to keep up he stopped and
she sped up and landed in front of him, collapsing to her knees gasping for
Zelgadis stood tall
despite his true height, arms crossed in front of him waiting patiently with a
slight bit of annoyance. As she gasped for air she noticed they were surrounded
by many trees in a deep part of a forest.
After a few minutes she
stood, weary evident in her body language.
"What do you want Lina?"
he asked coldly.
"For you to come back."
She said after regaining her breath.
"If you want a sideshow
freak who can help you in a fight and is useful for nothing else than being the
bunt of a joke then find someone else." He uncrossed his arms and walked past
her and stopped as she spoke up again, clearly just beginning the fight.
"You were never a freak
Zelgadis!" She said irritated.
"Humph, could have
"And you were always
more useful than just for a fight! We care about you even if you can't realize
it cause you're so deep in your own self pity you can't see anything! Not even
the light of day."
"As if you are one to
talk Lina." He turned to her and she backed up. "You who only know greed! It is
always what you want! You'll blast your own friends if it means getting rid of
the obstacles in your way to whatever YOU want, not what someone else wants or
may possibly NEED." He backed her up and she was leaning against a tree as he
stood over her. "You never listen to common sense and you act like a child of
five! You are a spoiled selfish child despite your age!"
Lina looked as if she
had been slapped and only stared at him in a hurt shock as the others had only
hours ago. Zelgadis stopped and watched her with a darkness in his eyes.
"You believe everything
should go your way when it goes anywhere but there!" Lina looked down taking
all his verbal blows in a silent agony.
she whispered desperately in her mind. 'I could take this from anyone and not
be affected… but not from you…' she forced back the hotness in her eyes
fiercely as each and every one of his words hit far better than any man made
dagger ever could have.
Zelgadis stopped and
glared down at her form. Never before had he felt such anger, except when he
had hated Rezo. And she had just happened to be the one he had taken it out on.
'Why her… of all the people I did this to it was her…' his mind cried out
silently. Her body trembled ever so softly and she forced the words out,
desperately trying to hide the fact she was going to cry again for the first
time in three years.
"Zelgadis…" Zelgadis was
surprised by the fact she had used his full name instead of the customary
'Zel'. "Please just stop…" her voice trembled and she swallowed back her
emotions, trying to hide the fact she was going to cry--- His eyes widened.
"I could take any of
this from anyone in the world and be able to tell them to shut up and dragon
slave them a second later…But I…" she took in a deep breath and it sounded as
if she was losing even more of her control, "I can't take this from you-" she
sobbed out and he then saw the trails of moisture fall down her cheeks and she
turned her head in shame at them.
He had NEVER seen her
cry. He never knew she could. And he managed to break that fact. He just hurt
the person he cared about again. Just as he had with Amelia. All he caused was
"Lina…" he didn't know
what to do. "Please don't cry." Lina sobbed harder at that and buried her head
into her hands and couldn't remember the last time she had felt like this.
"Go away." She whispered
softly. "I don't want you seeing me like this. Just go." That was when he took
"What?" She sobbed and
tried to step away from him, determined to find some place else to finish her
crying. Zelgadis grabbed her upper arms and pulled her back, making her face
him. "If I cannot be left alone neither will you." He said with finality.
Lina let her body go
weak and leaned against the tree trying her best to cut off the flow of tears.
"Zelgadis…I won't wanted to, to make you… I wanted to tell you I care and I
really do…" she cut off what she said as Zelgadis drew in a sharp breath.
Was she-- did she almost
say- - Was he hearing things? He must
She lowered her head and
miraculously was able to stop the flow of tears as she drew her emotions up,
determined not to break any further.
"Lina, what is it?" he
put his hands on her shoulders and she looked up at him in anger. She had never
wanted to cry. Especially in front of him. And he had caused this.
Her voice came out in a
cruel harsh manner, "Does it really matter? Do you think me saying, 'I love
you', you big stone jerk, will even keep you here?" she bit her lip and tried
to break away from him again but his strength was much stronger then hers and
he brought her close to him to keep her from moving away.
"You can't run away
every time something like this occurs-!" he paused and felt regret go through
him again at the harshness he had used. He then stopped dead as his mind played
over what she had said.
'Do you think me saying,
'I love you' will even keep you here?'
'I love you.'
His eyes widened. "Y-you
love me?" he looked at her incredulously.
"I didn't know your head
was as thick as your skin Zel." She said with some humor, her tears drying.
fall into my arms.
"I only wanted to bring you back because I don't
want you to leave…"
Zelgadis brought her to
him and hugged her, moving a hand over her hair. She loved him…HIM. "I love you
Lina's eyes widened
slightly and she felt a wave of relief wash over her.
when our worlds they fall apart,
"I know I shouldn't love you, but
I do. I know that the prophecies all say that love will be my undoing but I
don't care Zel." She whispered to him.
Zel nodded slowly. That
was what had made him crack. A week ago they had found ancient ruins thought to
have only been a myth. But they weren't. Though Zelgadis wished fiercely with
all his heart and soul they had been. It seems that five hundred years ago a
priestess had prophesized about warriors who would defeat many dark lords and
go through hard trials… Them namely. It told of defeating Shabranigdo to Dark
Star… to the end.
It told of what would be
the great Lina Inverses undoing. Imagine their shock when they found it to be
such a simple thing in life that everyone needed.
the walls come tumbling in,
"Lina we shouldn't… you could
die, I don't want that." He said into her hair.
"So?" she replied
"But by doing this
you're willingly giving up your life." he said to her, trying to keep from
sounding as upset as he felt.
we may deserve it,
"I don't care Zelgadis… If I am
going to live, I promised Auntie Aqua that I would be true to myself… and it
wouldn't be true to myself if I didn't love. I want to do everything I can, I
love you. And I only want to be with you."
"Lina I love you too.
But I don't want to lose you." He held her tightly. If she decided to go
through with this… he'd only have her for five years… No…
"If I'm going to do this
Zel, I want to make it worth it. Every single minute… worth what will happen."
She told him in a surprisingly calm voice.
He brought her palm to
his lips and kissed it when she lifted her head up and brought his head towards
hers, she was mere centimeters from him.
"And I want it to start
now." She whispered.
She then kissed him
deeply and he wrapped his arms around her and kissed her back, drawing them
both to the forest floor.
will be worth it.