Just a short, short, SHORT chapter I did in my spare time.


Tadase walked beside Amu, looking nervous. He tried to hold her hand but when he did it just fell dead and limp, so he let it go. Amu had no emotion on her face at all. She dragged her feet and he arms swung limply at her sides. She stared at the ground, trying to hold back more tears.

Tadase looked worried. He was afraid she was going to burst out crying right in the middle of the mall and everything. He tried to comfort her by placing a hand on her shoulder, but she just shrugged it off.

"Come on, try to smile." Tadase said gently.

She opened her mouth to reveal the plastic fangs she has stuck in her mouth.

Tadase jumped in fright and said, "Well that's....new..."

She closed her mouth and kept walking. Tadase didn't say any more.

Amu started to walk into Hot Topic but Tadase quickly guided her out of the store, on account that he was scared of it.

"Are you really such a pussy that you can't even go in Hot Topic?" She said in a dead voice.

Tadase gasped, "Amu! Don't use such language!"

She rolled her eyes and went into PacSun, Tadase followed her.

She started trying on different hats. If she didn't like it, she threw it down onto the floor instead of putting it back on the rack, so it was Tadase's job to do that for her.

"You know...maybe we shouldn't be shopping for clothes." He said after he picked up the seventh hat, "How about we go to the food court?"

She looked at him, then sighed and nodded, throwing the last hat on the floor, which Tadase quickly picked up.

When they got to the food court, Tadase got a large pizza from Pizza Hut then brought it to their table because he read in a magazine that girls who are going through a lot of drama and stress tend to eat a lot. But that was the exact opposite of Amu. She barely touched the pizza at all, she barely even looked at it.

"Amu, if you don't eat now, you'll be hungry later, and I don't have enough money to buy a second pizza." Tadase said.

"I hate pizza." She said blankly.

"Um...Okay, what about Chinese food?" He suggested.

"Hate it."

"Italian?"

"Hate it."

"Burgers?"

"Hate them."

"Ramen?"

"Hate it."

"Sushi?"

"Hate it."

Tadase finally gave up.

He sighed and ate his pizza slice quietly as he watched Amu look around, having a dazed look on her face.

She pointed across the food court and said emotionlessly, "Don't you think that guy looks like Kairi?"

Tadase sighed and stood up, "Maybe I should take you home now. It's obvious you don't want to be with me."

She looked up at him, "Of course I want to be with you."

He shook his head, "No, you don't, you want to be with Kairi."

She froze. She felt like her heart stopped.

Tadase grabbed her wrist and pulled her out of the mall before walking her home.

"Is he right....?" She thought to herself, "Do I want to be with Kairi....?"