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She tossed in her bed relentlessly. Her eyes refused to close, her heart refused to slow down.
It had been over two weeks since her encounter with him. His words echoed in her head making her breath catch.
"You are a person with a heart too big for her own good; who takes everyone's safety and happiness to be her duty to upkeep. Someone who takes everything and everyone to heart...
All foolish traits...but you wouldn't be you without them."
So what did that mean?
Coming from Seto Kaiba, it was without any doubt a compliment...or...ugh...she was so confused!
She thought harder, but only succeeded in giving herself a headache. That day that had started so badly...it somehow had lost its bitterness- and it was all thanks to him.
The odd, yet kind look he gave her when she had voiced her full reason for the request floated in her memory. It had permeated every single one of her moments since- even her dreams.
And then there was that: "I thought so too..." he had spoken so softly.
She cringed thinking at how silly she must have looked then...even though he hadn't seemed to mind really...well...maybe a little.
A little twinge in her heart told her she wasn't really ready to forget why she had wished to be like him in the first place. And as always Seto Kaiba had to be right!
It had been something to do with Yuugi. He had finally revealed that the Pharaoh had,indeed, held strong feelings for her; and stormed off without allowing her the chance to defend herself. She hurt. So much. His running off without wanting to hear that she couldn't have returned the Pharaoh's feelings anyway...because her heart belonged to him. His cold insinuations.
She knew her heart-it had beaten for the Pharaoh at some point, but she had realised that it was the boy in whom the Pharaoh resided-the kind, innocent sweet-hearted boy-who held her heart. And shattered it.
Tears began to slide down her face.
How could he have done that? She had always thought he would be one to listen to her...to believe in her...
It had been over two weeks and they hadn't spoken. Their once cozy group was now split...and she had no part in it. Of course, they hadn't kicked her out...but it wasn't like they exactly went out of her way to call her to lunch when they saw she was going in the opposite direction. They always expected her to do the first move: to apologise, to hold out her hands and bring the group back together. Not this time. She had just as much reason to be angry and hurt! Even more than Yuugi!
She sighed. This was all so stupid! Why did she still love him? How could she love someone who would think the worst of her at the drop of a hat? And...how long had he thought she was in love with the Pharaoh, anyway? The thought made her angry! How could he just assume that! He hadn't even asked her!
Her heart shrivelled a little more remembering the coldness in his usually kind eyes...the harsh words...more tears slipped from her closed eyes.
Part of her still loved him, though- still hoped that he would apologise...or at least give her a chance to explain herself.
Part of her, as always, looked on the bright side.
She sighed again. Yes, she still loved Yuugi...but it wasn't like before. Her heart had been tainted by the mark of betrayal- her feelings could never return to their original state; and so, she supposed, she would have to forget about them, him...everything.
The decision only served to sharpen her sense of loss- dreams, first love and a best-friend- all at once, and tears ran down her face even as sleep kindly came to claim her.
Author's Notes: Thank you to my reviewers, and a virtual cookie goes to Sxc-Saphire for being the first reviewer for this story. Also, thank you Neisha, senta 125, PsychoticTiger and blader540 for their kind reviews. Muchly appreciated! I hope you all enjoy this chapter.