Author's Note: Well, this is my first official Roxas and Namine story… so don't be too harsh! I am a fan of both Namine/Riku and Namine/Roxas pairings, I wouldn't mind either way although I lean more towards Roxas/Namine. (But who cares?) But anyway, there will be plenty of OOC in this story. It's based off of a song.
Summary: Namine has been dating Riku for the past eight months. At first it was fine and dandy, but then things went downhill once Riku started having jealousy issues. He doesn't want her to go anywhere or do anything, he just wants her all to himself. Namine, being submissive, just wants to make him happy. Then she meets Roxas…
A blonde-haired girl in her late teens was putting some brownies in the oven when her phone rang. She already knew who it was; he had been calling constantly all day.
"Why don't you just answer it? It's Riku calling, right?" Her mother asked.
"Honestly, I'm a little annoyed right now."
"Ah. Is that why you're cooking?"
Namine couldn't argue with that. It was true; when she was angry at him and wanted to vent, she usually would make something in the meantime to try and ignore him. She used to love cooking; now it was just a remedy for her pain…
"He probably thinks I'm cheating on him. I'll just let him suffer."
Maybe she was being cold, but she was really getting tired of Riku. The past few months he's been showing his true colors to her and she hated it.
"Harsh." Her mother headed into the living room.
Sighing, Namine grabbed her phone and took a seat at the table. She opened her phone up.
"Four missed calls…" Putting her head down, she sighed again and tried to figure out whether she should call him back.
"Why do I deal with this…"
It wasn't always like this. When they first started dating, she was completely into him; He had something about him that made her quiver; he had a certain sway when he walked; he really looked like he was put together. His sweet smile, soft, touching words, his long, silver hair that he liked to keep in a ponytail all made her fall in love with him. Riku used to bring her flowers, now he only brings her pain and resentment.
She dialed his number. Namine didn't have to wait long for him to answer.
"Baby, why didn't you pick up my calls? I've been calling all day!"
"Well? Where were you? What were you doing?"
"Riku, I was at home making brownies. I just… didn't hear my phone. I'm sorry."
"How can you not hear it? Don't you keep it on all the time?"
"Anyway, what are you doing?" She tried to change the subject.
"I'm about to come see you. I was worried…"
That was the third time this week he did this. Before she knew it, her doorbell rang and he was there.
"Hi honey…" Namine said, not sounding too excited.
Riku hugged her and said nothing. She just stood there and hesitated before hugging him back. He was making her weak again…
He always did.
"Shhh. Just let me hold you…"
The timer in the kitchen went off. Namine parted from him, blushed and then hurried to get the brownies out of the oven. Riku sat down at the table.
"Those smell good." He said.
"Mhmm." There wasn't much she could say to him.
"So I… got a raise today." Riku tried starting a conversation.
"That's great." Still, she wasn't very enthusiastic.
"And pretty soon… I think we can move in together. You know…"
Namine dropped the toothpick on the floor and turned around. "What?"
"Well, wait! Let me explain…"
"Riku, we've only been dating for—"
"Eight months and seventeen days, I know, I know… but sweetie, I love you so much and I just want to—"
"Stop!" Namine didn't realize she yelled at first. "You're… you're going too fast…"
"I didn't say right now…" Riku stood in front of her and put his warm hand on her cheek. She didn't look at him.
"You… scared me…" Namine said, turning towards the sink.
"Baby, don't you love me?"
That was it. She hated it when he asked that question. However, she kept her composure and tried to be nice. "Y-yes… of course."
"You didn't say it. You don't love me, do you?"
'Since when did he become a whiny bitch? This isn't the man I fell in love with…' She thought to herself.
"I… love you."
He didn't note on her hesitation, which was great for once. He merely leaned against the counter and crossed his arms. "I'm sorry for scaring you…" he said in a low voice.
Feeling bad, Namine hugged him. He was always so warm. It almost made her forget what happened; being in his arms…
"You're so beautiful, Namine… I don't ever want to hurt you…"
'But you do…'
Namine could not stop thinking about what it would be like to live with Riku. That meant she would have to see him every single day, listening to his complaints about every little thing she did and basically just be second in everything. She would never be able to please him…
Also, she probably wouldn't be able to leave him. She tried… once. He called constantly, stood outside her window, wrote letters, emails, etc. until she finally gave in. There was no getting rid of him. She knew she shouldn't date someone she felt sorry for, but it was just so difficult to let him go…
Those mysterious blue eyes always got to her. He lifted her chin up and kissed her. Namine shut her eyes and kissed him back. Moving away for a moment, Namine was wondering why he ever would stop.
"Tell me how… to make you happy…"
Even if she told him, she wasn't sure if he would listen. There were so many things wrong with this relationship that it probably never would get any better. If she didn't come up with something fast, he would question her like there's no tomorrow.
"You're fine just the way you are. I love you." She laid her head on his chest and closed her eyes.
'Why can't I tell him…'
At school the next day, Riku met up with her in their advisory class. He was devastated that they weren't in every single class together, but he had gotten over it by now. Graduation was in two months, so he was looking forward to the future, something Namine dreaded.
"Hey there, Namine. Hey Riku." Said a brown, spiky-haired boy. Next to him was a girl with red hair. They were holding hands, which was strange because they were supposed to just be friends.
"Whoa!" Namine said. "Kairi… since when?" She obviously was talking about the fact that they were so close.
"Sora asked me out yesterday…" Kairi blushed, resting her head on his shoulder.
"About freaking time." Riku said. He and Sora were best friends. "I knew it would happen.
Kairi was also Namine's best friend. The four of them usually hung out on occasion, but since Riku always wanted Namine to be with him, she barely had time for her friends anymore.
"Hey, you two should come over after school." Sora said. "My cousin is in town. I want you to meet him."
"Him?" Riku questioned, being a little suspicious.
"Oh, Riku… it's not like that." Kairi said, knowing he was trying to be protective over Namine.
"He'd better not try anything." Riku was always iffy around other guys besides Sora. Everyone seemed to be out to get his girlfriend, so he thought.
"Dude, it will be fine." Sora took his seat in front of him.
"Hmph." Riku was starting to think negatively again. Namine knew what he wanted.
"I'm sorry, Sora. I can't go today." She said. Sora turned around and raised an eyebrow.
"Oh… okay." He knew exactly why. Sora gave a prolonged glare to Riku as he turned back around. Class started.
Namine couldn't pay attention. She kept feeling like an idiot for rejecting Sora's invitation just so Riku can feel relieved. Why is it that he always has to be satisfied but she never is? Being the way she was, she just wanted him to be happy with her so maybe the problems would stop, but the truth is…
They never will.
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