SUMMARY: Detesting her with a passion was one thing. Loving her deeply, faithfully, inescapably, was another.

DISCLAIMER: Vampire Knight is Matsuri Hino's.

A/N: Zero-centric drabble. Best viewed in ½.


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Detesting her with a passion was one thing.

She was a Pureblood—a vile, life-sucking murderess. Her race was the race that preyed on hapless humans. Her league was the league that had snatched his parents' lives away while he had been left barely alive that ill-fated night. Her kind was the kind he had bred hatred for since his youth.

Inside her small physique was the breed of poison that had transformed him into the creature he abhored.

He was a Hunter.

And she was his enemy.

One special night, he had sworn the purpose of his existence was to end her life.

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Loving her deeply, faithfully, inescapably, was another.

She was his Partner—a Guardian who enthusiastically protected her friends and schoolmates. Her spirit was the spirit that gave him the energy to open his eyes every waking instant. Her being was the being that became his home since he had been abandoned. Her smile was the smile that simply kept the agony at bay.

Within her fragile form was the soul that securely held his sanity amidst his damnation.

He was still just a man.

And she was still just a woman.

One lifetime ago, he had desperately wished for it to be as simple as that.

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