Drabble #10: Love the One You're With

"And if you can't be with the one you love, honey, love the one you're with" – CSN&Y

He glanced across the room, tracking the redhead with eyes that blazed emerald in his dark-skinned face. He knew that it was wrong, but he also recognized that a part of him, no matter what, would love her. She'd meant so much to him, could have meant even more and he knew that he'd turned his back on that.

But he refused to be a pawn for fate, a puppet, and instead, he wrapped his arm more fully around Mari's waist, listening to her voice as he kept his eyes on the winged creature that had once captured his heart.

To reviewer Ellie - You owe me a cookie! And I so want chocolate chip!

Anybody want more of these? I have more planned out, but just checking the interest level!