A/N: Another cheesy romance... Well, at least this is drabble-ish (er, five hundred words...). My last cheesy romance had me gagging and making faces. XD
Constructive criticism is fine; just don't tell me I suck because you don't like Ayaka. I don't like her either – but my favorite character loves her, and thus, I respect his choice and want him to be happy with whom he choose, not whom I choose.
Disclaimers: I do not own Gravitation.
And thanks to Twilight Sazuka for beta-raeding.
"Yuki's new novel came out."
"Did it?" Hiro asked without caring too much about the subject. Ayaka had come over to visit him, so Yuki wasn't exactly number one on his list of things to think about.
"There was a small introductory note saying that it was inspired by the love of his life," she remarked in an almost wistful manner.
Not particularly fond of the direction the conversation was taking, Hiro changed subjects, "Hey, you want a Coke? I have enough to overflow my fridge."
Ayaka raised an eyebrow, "Why?"
"You don't want to know; it was another one of Shuichi's crazy things."
She laughed, "I see. I really wonder how Yuki can put up with someone as energetic as him all the time. But I suppose that he can be quite a loving and considerate person when he wants to be."
"Ah, right. Yuki again..." Hiro muttered and frowned. She really couldn't get off the subject, could she?
Realizing her mistake, Ayaka hastily tried to correct it, "I didn't mean to mention him all the time."
"Yeah, I know," Hiro responded glumly.
"I didn't mean anything by it..."
"I'm over him."
"I even helped keep him and Shuichi together," she said desperately.
"I know," he repeated, this time with a slight hint of aggravation in his voice.
"You don't sound like it," she remarked bitterly. He didn't choose to answer and they lapsed into silence for a while, as Ayaka was trying to figure out what more she could say.
Hiro got up and started walking off, "I should go practice the new song."
"Hiro!" she cried and he stopped for a while. "I really meant what I said."
"I know." He repeated the dreaded words.
Her face fell. "I..." she was at a lost for words.
"Yeah, sure; I know," he shrugged and continued walking off.
"Don't you trust me?" she almost whispered, since the tears were ready to well up in her eyes once Hiro answered in the negative.
"I do. I just don't trust your emotions. Sometimes, when your love is unrequited, you try telling yourself so hard that you don't care; that you don't love that person anymore. But you still, always do." He looked back at her sadly, "I know the feeling."
"Hiro..." she murmured, "I'll prove it to you." Desperate times called for desperate measures. Besides, this time would definitely be different from Yuki. This time, she knew him and she knew he loved her.
Hiro was silent, but turned around to look inquisitively at her. She walked towards him and he looked at her inquisitively. She threw her arms around his neck and gave him her first kiss. He wrapped his arms around her and kissed back with equal passion. When they broke apart, Ayaka whispered, "I love you, and only you."
He smiled and said, "I know." And this time, he meant it.
-Gags some more- That was cheesy. I'm really dissatisfied with the ending – it was so...I don't know; ordinary? I mean, exactly how many millions of people have described a kiss as passionate? I need new adjectives. Better writing skills would help too, but that's probably asking too much.