If you don't understand the format, read March, April and May (three other stories by me) and you'll figure out how this is going to work. Sarah is an OC, by the way.
"Ah! Hi, Sarah!" I wave happily to her, but she doesn't seem to notice. How strange. Usually when she hears my voice, she stops whatever she's doing to say hi, even if it's in a public place. I love her. I love her a lot.
I turn around to see Ed standing there with a worried, nervous look on his face. I smile. "Hey, big brother! I didn't notice you there. By the way, I forgot to ask earlier, but how long are you staying? I always thought that you'd quit the military once you got my body back, but-"
"Al. Shut up and listen."
I shut up.
He takes a deep breath and swallows hard. "Your girlfriend. Sarah." He pauses.
"What about her?" I ask.
He closes his eyes for a moment and bit his lip. "You need to stop dating her."
There is silence. I break it. "...What? But...But -why-? Ed, I really like her-"
"It doesn't matter!" he snaps. "It doesn't matter how much you like her! I'm your big brother and I say that you have to stop dating her. Got it?"
I almost can't speak. There's a lump in my throat that makes me fell like I'm going to cry. Ed's never been this mean to me. "How could you say something like that?!" I exclaim. "This had nothing to do with you! She's MY girlfriend! You're not the boss of me!"
"Al..." He looks lost. "Al, I'm serious. You NEED to stop dating her."
I'm shaking in anger. "No! Ed, this isn't about you!"
"I never said-"
"Shut up! Y-You...You want her, don't you?! YOU want to be her boyfriend! Is that what this is?!"
I don't even listen. I slap him hard, not even caring about the look of shock and pain on his face.
"This isn't about you, Ed," I growl.
"Al..." He rubs his cheek. I can tell that he's confused. "Please don't hate me, okay? This isn't about me, you're right. It's about you. You HAVE to stop dating her."
"Because she's not good enough for you." His answer is so simple and out of the blue that it catches me off guard and I am surprised.
"H-huh? What do you mean? She's amazing! She-"
He shakes his head. "Al, you're a great person. She doesn't deserve you. You'll find someone else, someone better. She's not worth-"
I don't care. I don't listen anymore. I just turn around and quickly stride away.