What does the chapter title say? "Chastity 1"? What does that mean? Well, dear readers, that means that I couldn't decide between the two boys and have an alternate ending. *shot* However, a majority of reviewers wanted to see Soul and Maka in the end, so here is the SoMa ending. Don't worry KiMa shippers, their ending will be up after a bit. I'm going on vacation and hopefully I can get the creative juices flowing so I can finish that ending. Also... this chapter (and probably the next one) is incredibly short. But I hope everyone enjoys it and the quality of the words makes up for the lack of quantity. . Anywho, I don't own Soul Eater.
Her thoughts flicker from Kid's words and him holding her hand to Soul's hand brushing her own and the smile he gave her. What should she do with all the jumbled feelings in her heart...?
She hears a knock on her door. "Come in!"
The door slowly creaks open. "Maka?" She recognizes the male voice. Soul appears in the doorway, concern written all over his face. He smiles once seeing Maka is all right. "Was really worried about you..."
"What are you doing here?" she asks, not really sure why she is speaking so quietly.
"I already told you, I was worried sick about you," he answers. He carefully closes the door and walks over to sit at the foot of her bed. "I... had to see you... one last time..."
She stares at him in confusion. "What do you mean...?" A lump forms in her throat, making it hard for her to speak.
"I'm leaving, Maka." He won't look her in the eye. Instead, he watches as his fingers fiddle with the blanket wrapped around her tiny feet. "I'm giving up, giving in. Didn't I already tell you that...?"
She remembers their conversation before he had dragged her off to find Kid. "So... you're really leaving...?" she somehow manages to choke out as she stares at her lap. "Don't go..."
He almost doesn't catch what she says since she's so quiet. "Why...? Haven't I caused you enough trouble...?"
"I can't explain it..." She reaches for his hand and brushes it slightly. "Just don't go..."
He retracts his hand from hers and stands to leave. "I'm sorry... I gotta go..." Soul looks at her one last time, his heart breaking at the sight of her hurt and confused face. He leaves without another word.
Maka begins to cry. She reaches a hand out to him, hoping he'll turn around and come back. "Soul..." she whispers sadly. She has to stop him. She has to bring him back. She pushes the blankets off her figure and tries to get out of bed.
Kid walks in at that time and runs to her side. "What are you doing? You were just in an accident! You can't be walking around!"
"I have to stop him! I have to tell him how I feel!" she shouts, trying to push Kid's arms off her.
"Maka, what are you talking about?" Kid yells, grabbing her arms roughly.
She stares into his eyes. "Aldan... I'm sorry... But Soul... I..."
His grip on her arms loosens as his eyes stare down at the floor. "Yeah... I know... I've seen the way you look at him..." He looks at her again and kisses her on the cheek. "I forgive you, Maka... I still love you... but..."
"I'm so sorry..." she whispers.
"It's alright... Now, come on. Go back to bed. You need your rest."
Maka fights against his grip. "I have to stop him, Aldan! He's leaving for good!" Finally she pushes past the young man and hobbles down the hall after Soul, leaving Kid standing in the room in shock.
She's in pain, but she doesn't care. It will hurt far worse if she never sees Soul again. So she continues down the hallway until she finds the white-haired man. "Soul!" she calls out, attempting to throw her arms around him. Instead, as he is in the middle of turning around to face her, she practically tackles him to the ground.
"Maka, what the hell are you doing out of bed?" he shouts at her. "I told you I'm leaving and there's nothing you can do about it!"
"You idiot! I love you!" she shouts back. "How could I ever let you leave?" She doesn't care that she's lying on top of him in the middle of a hospital and that there are nurses running towards them to help her up. All that matters is that she had managed to stop him from leaving her life forever. She takes his face in her hands and kisses him.
At first he is confused, but he eventually relaxes and kisses her back. They break apart and Soul somehow manages to get out from under her. "Come on, back to bed for you," he says, picking her up in his arms.
"You better not leave!" she says with a pout, lightly punching his chest. He just smiles and carries her to her room. Kid must have left because the room is empty save for the two of them. Soul lays her in her bed and pulls the blankets up to cover her. As he pulls back, Maka grabs his shirt. "Please don't leave me..." she whispers, afraid he'll leave again.
He kisses her on the forehead and pushes her slightly to make room for him on the bed. He holds her close to his chest and breathes in her scent. "I'm not going anywhere," he assures her. They lie there until both fall asleep in each other's arms.