From the Ashes

Summary: Bloom can't forgive Sky for breaking her heart. Will Riven be able to heal it?

Disclaimer: I do not own Winx Club. However, this story is mine. Please don't use it anywhere without my permission.

A/N: I've been dying to right this for ages. This chapter isn't very good, as I originally had no intentions of posting it. Hopefully it'll catch your attention! I intend for this to be a long one. It'll stretch through season two and maybe continue into season three, depending on where things go. The first part of this fanfic starts after the boys save the girls at the palace, and the second part takes place shortly after they return to Alfea. Also, I watch the U.S. version of Winx Club, but I like to combine both versions. I hope nothing is confusing, but I don't think it will be.

---Chapter One: My Only Love

"Bloom, are you okay?"

Sky expected Bloom to still be hurt, but he also expected her to forgive him. After all, she was a very amazing and forgiving person. She was sweet and loving and just . . . awesome. So, why he would ever expect her to be so furious that she'd punch him across the face was beyond him.

He should have. She was.

"Bloom!" the other girls gasped.

"Whoa, easy!" Brandon knelt down and hauled his friend up, who could only stare at Bloom in shock. She'd . . . she'd punched him. Bloom had actually . . .

"You insensitive jerk!" she screamed. "First you lie to me and break my heart, which nearly got me expelled, then you have the nerve to ask if I'm okay? Of course I'm not okay! The Trix took my powers and almost killed my parents. I'm lucky they didn't kill me. All of that happened because I left Alfea, and I left because of you! It's all your fault!"

"Don't you think you're being a little harsh?" Flora barely whispered, eyes wide.

"No. I don't." Bloom's glare told Sky she really didn't. He winced and looked away. Knowing that she blamed him for all that had happened to her . . . It hurt more than when she had hit him. It hurt more than anything.

"Bloom . . . I'm sorry."

"That doesn't change anything!" There were tears in her eyes now, and their presence leaked into her voice. "I . . . I can't . . . I fucking hate you, Sky!"

Everyone's eyes widened in shock. It may have been an Earth word, but they knew what it meant. Bloom never swore. She must've been beyond furious and hurt to say something like that, and to think she hated him . . . !

She stormed passed them into the ship and refused to say a word until they returned to Alfea.

---Later, at Alfea---

"I don't . . . I don't really blame you." Bloom sighed. "And I don't hate you. But it's over, Sky. Whatever hope we had. . . just forget it."

"I understand." Sky tried to hold back his tears. "I really am sorry, Bloom, and I know it doesn't change anything. Please . . . Just know that I am so sorry. I never wanted to hurt you. I . . . I love you. G-Goodbye."

"Goodbye." She sounded so cold. It hurt . . . it really hurt to know she didn't care.

Sky turned and walked away, tears finally breaking free and streaming down his face.

Bloom waited until he was out of sight to collapse and break down crying.

"Sky," she sobbed. "I love you, too. I love you so much!"

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A/N: Love it, hate it? Let me know. I love feedback. I know it's short, but future chapters won't be. Oh, and I basically posted this on a spur of the moment. Future chapters won't be so rushed or anything . . . hopefully.