Her knees were about to give out. She was sure that here fingertips would leave marks on her face, but she couldn't move her hands from her mouth.

"You're moving …?" she whispered.

He didn't look at her when he nodded – his mind was completely concentrated on packing. "To California. For University."

"F-for how …" She couldn't finish her sentence – not that she needed to. The couple could always communicate with only their eyes.

But now, she couldn't see his eyes as he hesitated and placed his numerous basketball trophies into the cardboard box.

"… five years, maybe six – I'm not sure."

This was more than she could take. Her hands moved to her eyes as the tears flooded out. At this, he finally turned around.

"Koizumi … you can come-"

"No! I don't want to change my life just for you!" She screamed through her sobs. She backed up towards the front door. "Y-you've never even called me by my real name!"

Koizumi allowed the sobs to wail out. Otani reached to the girl he loved, but she slapped his hand away.

His heartbeat and her sobs filled the room. "I …" she started. "… I THOUGHT WE'D BE TOGETHER FOREVER!!"

She turned his back to him and ran out the door, slamming it behind her. She didn't hear his last sentence before boarding a plane and flying overseas.

"I thought so, too."