This is for the 30Death fics table at LiveJournal. I signed up for American Gothic/Selena. This is a Selena/Billy.

Goodbye

This is going to be harder than she thought it would be. She looks at the man she has been getting to know and care about a lot.

"Why?" Billy looks at her with hurt in his eyes. "We're good together. You know I can make you happy."

Tears start forming in her eyes. She knows Billy is the best person for her. That she would be happy with him. Unfortunately she knows that Lucas still and will always have a hold on her heart.

"It's because of Lucas isn't it?" Billy says, as if reading her thoughts. "Honey, listen. He's with Gail! She's having his baby for christs sake!"

"I know. But I've been with him for more years than I care to count. He always comes back to me." She walks up to him and puts her hands on his face. "I love you, but I can't leave here."

Billy breaks from her hands and heads for the door, frustration racking his face. "I'll see you later. Maybe." With that he leaves.

Selena knows she should have left with him. Left this town, and these wretched people. But Lucas, he has that hold on him. That kills all her dreams.