Hello! This is my first La Esperanca story, but it certainly won't be my last. I have been super excited about this that they now have this category. This chapter and the next three will be certain characters rambling on about Georges. So at the moment, the story has no "plot." But, nevertheless, it shall get one in the last chapter… everything before it is just building up to it.

Disclaimer- I'm only putting this once. I do not own La Esperanca.

Warning- Contains spoilers of book 7, if you haven't read it yet.

A Million Ways

Sometimes I want to tear you apart, to rip out every inch of that God forsaken boundary you've placed. But most times, I want to take you away and make life perfect for you. Even you, Georges Saphir, can be a bit frustrating with your cumbersome innocence. The way you look, the way you act is so naive, I fall for you over and over every time I see you. If you'd only get your head out of the clouds and back down to earth, you'd see me and how I truly feel. My name is Henri Topaz, and I'm in love with my best friend.

Some days I just want to throw him out of my life and find a nice girlfriend. He causes me so much stress; I'm always trying to keep up with him to make sure he's out of harm's way. You can say I'm a bit over-protective, but with out me, he would have broken him. This guy I speak of is so impertinent and insolent- oh I just can't stand him! His name is Robert Jade and he contradicts Georges in everyway, and I'm not even joking about that- by height, mood, and everything in-between. Robert skips most all of his classes, and Georges, I doubt, even knows the meaning of the words 'skip class.'

I can't understand why he trusts Robert. 'I believe in Robert.' That's what he told me. Georges can tell me all he wants, but I'd never trust Robert for a split second. I should have hit him a couple more good times- and I always told myself I'd do it too. But of course, I failed at that too- just like I failed at getting my love to Georges.

Even though Robert has admitted that I too played a part in saving him from himself, I still can't bring myself to trust him. He still has this certain aura about him that I just don't like. Of course, on the outside, I act like I like him; but the inside tells a whole different story. I'm kind of ashamed partially- I'm like a total hypocrite… but who could blame me?

Some people call me motherly, some call me crazy; either one works, if you think about it. I tend to obsess over keeping Georges safe- and mine. I mean, sure, he won't probably ever be mine, but at least he's still my best friend. I don't know what I'd ever do without my Georges. I would literally do anything for him- anything. It's almost like I'm a slave with no master. That's why I'm so jealous of Robert; he has Georges.

But I even went with Robert on that dreadful night in December when Georges went missing. Oh man, was his mother worried to death! I couldn't help but feel sorry for her, but also for myself. I felt so terrible that I didn't watch over Georges as much when he got hurt at Freddy's party. If only I had been there, Georges probably wouldn't have left, and he and Robert wouldn't be as close as they are now. I know it's a horrible thing to think, but I do.

Georges, if only you'd kiss me instead of him; if only you'd write to me more than him; if only you come home to my arms instead of his. Why do I think of you so? Oh darling, you're a million ways to be cruel.


Three cheers for the first chapter of A Million Ways! I finally got it out. Thank you, and please review!!

Until Next Time…