Author's note: Yo guys, thanks for reviewing. Sorry this chap is so short, I wanted to update :).
Chapter Seven: Surfboarding Lessons
"When you're on a surfboard," Riku started, "the board must stay in the same relation to the water as it was without your weight on it."
Xion raised a thin eyebrow. "What?" she asked.
"Just lay down on the board." Riku told her through a smile. Xion nodded, and steadied her surfboard on the water. She lay her body down, and waited for something to happen. Just as she glanced back at Riku, a wave came and splashed her in the face. She grimaced, and Riku laughed. "Paddle your way out a bit more." She began to use her arms as paddles and slowly made her way forward in the water.
"What the hell are they doing?" Axel questioned Zexion, as he watched Xion and Riku float atop surfboards. "Xion can't surf..."
"Perhaps Riku is teaching her." Zexion said, not even looking up from his book.
"Well that's gay."
"Ugh, I can't just let him win."
"Yeah. Riku's a stuck up prick, he doesn't deserve Xion."
"And you do?"
"Whoa!" Xion exclaimed, tumbling off of the surfboard and into the ocean. Riku chuckled.
"You're getting the hang of it!"
"Not really!" she laughed, standing up. She dragged her surfboard to the shore, and sat in the shallow water. "Okay, I'm done."
"What?" he threw open his arms. "Come on, Xion! You can't just give up!"
She smirked. "Watch me."
Riku rolled his eyes. "Fine, have it your way." he sat down in the water beside her.
"Ah." she exhaled, staring out over the ocean. "I can't get over how pretty it is here!"
"You get used to it."
"I dunno if I ever will." they glanced at each other and smiled. They both caught their gazes lingering for moments, before both of them turned away blushing. Ah, crap! Xion thought. Don't fall for him, you can't fall for him!
But it was too late. Xion knew deep down that she had already developed feelings for Riku. Feelings unlike hers for Roxas. Feelings unlike hers for Axel. She wanted to be with him, and she was hating herself more and more every time she thought of how cute he looked. Suddenly, Xion stood to her feet.
"I've gotta go." she said. "Thanks for the attempt at teaching."
"Uh, yeah, no problem." He smiled at her, a hint of sadness in his expression. She waved a little, before walking off to the ferry. It was getting late, and she was going to meet Kairi at her house.
As Xion walked, she couldn't help but notice Axel in the corner of her eye. Little over a week ago, Xion had never even imagined that they wouldn't be together. Well, they were together. They just... weren't talking. She didn't want to talk to him, to be honest. He'd mistreated her, and until he apologized sincerely, she wasn't about to forgive him.
She wasn't a very forgiving person.
Xion met up with Kairi, and the two of them headed out for a walk. Sora was hanging out with Riku, and Roxas with Naminé.
"So," Kairi began, "You and Axel?"
Xion chuckled. "What about us?"
"You're doing alright?"
The raven haired girl sighed. "Not really, to be honest."
"I don't blame you." she said. "Me and Axel... I dunno, we're weird. I used to be friends with him, kinda, but..."
"I think I get where you're coming from. Axel can be irritating. We were best friends before we were dating, you know..."
"Yeah. In all truth... I kind of miss those days."
"Maybe... you guys should just stay friends then?"
"I'm thinking that... maybe that's a good idea. At least until I figure out what I want." she paused. "Which leaves even more questions."
"You like Riku, don't you..."
Xion nodded sadly. "... Yes. I mean, how could I not? He's a great guy. He laughs at my jokes, he listens when I speak... Its like when we're talking, I'm the only one he sees. His eyes, which are an amazing color by the way, are always fixed on me. He makes me feel so special... I just can't feel that way with Axel anymore."
"Well, Xion... Its sounds to me like you've lost your feelings for him."
Silence. Xion didn't want that to be true. What kind of person would she be, if she just lost all feelings for her first boyfriend, just like that? "I... I don't know." she replied. "I don't know what to do."
"Well, this is going to sound incredibly corny and cliché, but you should listen to your heart."
Xion giggled. "Yeah... that is corny!'
"Hey, shut up! Its true."
She sighed. "I know."
"Just give it some time. Sadly... you don't have forever to decide this."
Xion exhaled, disappointed with everything. "Sadly."
This wasn't really that great, but I hope you liked it!