Little by little, I'm updating all of my fics. Just try to be a lil' more patient with me, k?

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Hidden Bloodlines

Chapter Eight

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"Hey Oneesan?" said a 4-year-old Yamato. "Yeah Otooto?" answered a six-year-old Haruka.

"Will you draw with me?"

"Yeah, ok."

Yamato brought over some crayons and paper, and the two kids began to draw.

"Haruka," began Yamato, "Why are Mom and Dad breaking up?"

"Huh?" Haruka set the blue crayon she was using on the table next to her drawing. "Why are Mom and Dad getting divorced?" repeated Yamato.

"I don't know, Otooto. All I know is, when they break up for real, I won't be around to see it." said Haruka.

"Why not?" whispered Yamato.

"Because I'm gonna run away!" declared Haruka.

"Run away?!" said Yamato. "But that means you're gonna--"

"Leave," interrupted Haruka.

"But why?!" cried Yamato as big tears welled up in his eyes.

"Because I can't be happy if Mommy and Daddy are not together," replied Haruka. "So tommorrow I'm gonna run away, ok?"

Haruka's blue crayon lost its friction as it began to roll down the table.

"Don't worry. I'll always think of you! I promise!" said Haruka as she got up and walked away.

"Haruka... no!" cried Yamato, just as the crayon rolled over the edge of the table and broke in half.

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"Oh my God!" yelled Yamato as he sat up in bed. He put his hand to his forehead to wipe away some cold sweat.

"Kuso! Second night in a row..." gasped Yamato.

He got out of bed and walked over to the window, looking out at the Tokyo skyline.

I wonder if my Oneesan is out there somewhere, thought Yamato sadly.

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Hey people, sorry it was such a short chapter! I'll make the next one longer, ok? Bye!

Love,

Mei Rose.