Always By Your Side

Disclaimer: Duh…If I owned YGO, then I wouldn't be writing FANfiction…

I'm trying out an Otogi x Anzu ficcy! –people throw rotten vegetables for sudden pair transfer- Nooo! Wait! Seto x Anzu is still my top fave pair! Gah! And I still like Jou x Anzu! Anyway, I feel I'm getting a liking to writing fics in the first person…I dunno…Anyway, here it is. BTW, I think this is based on the Battle Ship.

Nothing can ever compare with your beauty.

Ack. I sound like a retarded poet right now.

She's standing again, there by the sidelines—cheering for Yugi—as what she always did. And here I am, staring at her back like an idiot.

Not that she noticed the glances I was giving her, though. Which suits me just fine.

But somehow, my heart tugs on my sleeve and says I'm lying. It tells me I'm in absolute denial. What the hell is that supposed to mean?

I hate my heart. It makes me feel things I don't want to feel.

I don't even know when this all happened. I don't know how this happened. How I suddenly developed strange feelings for her. I just…sort of did.

I really don't know.

It's so weird how a smile from her could easily melt everything away.

I know—because she made me feel that way—and she still does.

I'm only wondering what she thinks of me at this very moment. But as I hear her shouts over the rails, with her voice smothered by endless concern as Yugi receives a few damages—I realize she may not be thinking of me at all. I might not even be in the smallest piece of the puzzle. I'm…almost invisible to her. Someone you wouldn't even worry about whether he was present or not.

I place a hand on her shoulder, assuring her everything would be alright.

She turns around and smiles appreciatively and murmurs, "Thank you, Otogi."

My heart skips a beat by those simple words.

But I only shrug in reply, "Don't worry about it."

If only I was brave enough to tell her something more.

It takes me a while to realize that she's still staring at me, her facial features softened by the pale moonlight.

Then I say the first thing that comes to my mind.

"Would you mind if I always stay beside you?"

Her iridescent sapphire orbs widen for a split second but then return to their normal expression. Her lips curl up into a small, genuine smile—that I believe was different from all the other smiles she gave to her friends—even to Yugi.

"Sure."

I breathe a sigh of relief at her answer.

She means so much to me—but I'm not planning to let her know that. I can't risk the only thing I have with her now.

For me, being always by her side is more than enough.

Short, I know. But whatever. I'm so sleepy…And I'm supposed to be doing my homework, ya know? Just couldn't resist posting something…

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