LalaHachi: I've lost my ability to write anything interesting, I'm sorry.

The car ride home wasn't as awkward as I thought it would be, Sora blabbered on while me and Riku stayed quiet. It became awkward first when we had arrived at our apartment and Sora left.

As we left the car our gazes met for a short second before we both looked away and quietly climbed the stair.

I was happy to find it almost exactly as I left it and that my room was untouched. Not that I thought Riku would demolish it but exes don't tend to be very sympathetic. I threw myself on my bed and hugged my pillow, smiling. Life was wonderful.


"What are you watching?" Riku asked as he entered the living room.

I immediately turned off the anime, blushing. "Nothing!"

"No, really, what was it?" Riku sat down next to me and smiled.

"Eh… Just some anime Demyx got me to watch… and download…" I scratched the back of my head and looked away from Riku.

"Well, it can't be that bad. Let me see!" Riku said, crossing his legs. "Unless it's porn…"

"No, it's not porn. It's just very… extreme." I had trouble finding any other word to describe it.

"Well, then let me see…" Riku said, reaching for the remote in my hand which I, as soon as I noticed where this was going, jerked as far away from him as I could.

"No," I said firmly, keeping the remote out of reach.

"Oh come on! I don't judge!" Riku said reaching to get the remote.

"I don't care, you're not getting it!" I stated just as Riku grabbed a hold of my wrist and then the remote.

"Ha-HA!" Riku said triumphal while turning on the TV to see…

The light is turned off.

A girl is tossed onto a bed and straddled by a taller shirtless boy saying something subtitled; 'You could pay for those flowers with your body.'

"Roxas… I didn't actually think it was porn…" Riku said, blinking.

"It's NOT! Give me that remote!" I took the remote from the shocked Riku and turned the TV off. "It's called Ouran High School Host Club and it's about a group of boys who, due to boredom, has created a club with the purpose to flirt with girls, who also are bored."

"That sounds very… strange…" Riku said, leaning closer and turning it on again.

This time the shirtless guy was pressing something against another boy, and then walked out, laughing about something. "See? NOT porn!" I complained while glaring at him.

"Well that's a relief," Riku said smugly. "Instead of porn, you're watching an anime for girls…"

"IT'S A GOOD ANIME! STOP MOCKING ME!" I was, most likely, blushing.

"I will, but you're just so cute when you're flustered," Riku said and smiled.

I froze. This wasn't good. Not at all.

How am I supposed to tell him that I'm together with Axel?

"So, how's it going?"

The combination of Axel's comforting voice through the phone and the pillow in my arms made me feel like a girl more than ever. "Good, I guess. They're not mad at me or anything…"


"Nothing, I guess."

"Stop guessing and spit it out."

"It's a bit uncomfortable to be around Riku…"

"See? That wasn't too hard! Anyhow, how come?"

"Not sure, but it kind of feels like he's hitting on me…"

"Well, surely he knows that you're not available."

I wasn't sure what to answer at first but then settled with a simple "Obviously".

"Well, tell him to back off or I will."

"Well… Yeah, I'll tell him if he tries anything more."

"Good. I don't really like the fact that you're living with him…""Look, it's fine!" I mumbled and realized that if I didn't end the conversation soon, Axel would try to convince me to kick him out or at least move out. "But I got to go now, bye! Love you!"

"But I think-""BYE!" I hung up without him even getting the chance to answer. I let my head rest in my palms as I tried to come up with some sort of solution.

And then there was a knock on my door. I looked up and glared at it. What now? "Yes?"

Riku opened the door and entered. "Was that Axel?"

I looked up at him through my bangs that were conveniently just hanging, covering my eyes almost completely. "Yes."

Riku closed the door behind him and leaned against it. "How are the two of you?"

I sort of wanted to be straight with him and confess that I had lied, but now did not seem like the right time. "Fine, I guess."

"Is he being bothersome?"

There was some sort of hope in Riku's voice. And I shook my head, crushing it. "Just the same old guy."

"I figured. Is he coming here to visit some time?" Riku looked around in my room as if it was strange and different to him.

"Eh… No, not that I know of," I answered and tried to see what Riku was seeing. He seemed so distant.

"You know… I just need to ask, why did the two of you break up?" Riku looked directly at me.

"Eh…" If I told him the truth, (that it was all a misunderstanding,) he'd know that we were probably together again (since I had lived with him), so that seemed stupid to say. But lying would just make it worse. "He lied to me about something important."

"Oh… Well, I guess that makes sense," he said and seemed pleased with this answer. He turns to leave but stop as he reaches for the doorknob. "Sora's coming over by the way."

"Oh, okay," I answer and he leaves.

My phone vibrates and I reach for it to see I've gotten a text from Axel.

"If Riku touches any part of you that belongs to me, you had better kick him. Hard."

I sighed, but smiled and responded.

"You know it!"

LalaHachi: Did'ya miss me?