I kissed Kaoru – I get kind of irrational when I'm angry, and kind of affectionate afterward – and beamed in the middle of it and our teeth clicked together. "Ow. Jerk."

He hit my arm, but he was still smiling. "You're the jerk. What the hell possessed you to tell me such a horrible truth? Jerk."

I frowned at him and concentrated past the surface.

"I'm sorry, Kaoru."

His smile turned plastic. "It's fine, okay? Done. Hey, though. First lover's quarrel!"

"No, my own. I'm so sorry. I made your heart hurt."

He looked to the side and just said, "…Yeah."