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It was cold. So very cold. Everything around me was a blur. I didn't know where I was going, but I just kept running. I was jumping from one house to the next, until there were no more houses to jump on. I took one quick look around. The street was empty, and dull. Everything was blank. My world, once full of color, was drained of it and now all I saw was grey. It was like I was blind. I didn't want to see it anymore. I didn't want to face reality. I had to get out of here. I had to go someplace where no one could find me.
Why did I even run? I asked myself.
It was because I didn't want to hear it. The words that would cause me pain. The pain from being rejected by the one I love. I saw it. He was surprised. So was i. Lag shouldn't have found out that way. I wanted to tell him. I wanted him to say those three words back to me. It was inevitable. He would never be able to love me. He only saw me as his dingo, nothing more. It was heart breaking for me. I wanted to be with him. He was everything to me. He was the one who made me first smile. He was the light that i saw waiting for me, at the end of every black tunnel.
I stopped running, and looked around. There was a cherry blossom tree in front of me. Its pink leaves were gently falling to the ground. Flying around it was a butterfly. Its beautiful white wings were softly glowing. It was alone. Just like me. This butterfly has no friends, no one to love. Or maybe it once did. Maybe it was just like me. It had a one-sided love. It was sad, but it looked like it was flying around without a care in the world. It realized it would never work.
Then it hit me. I had to face reality. I had to go back and apologize. Tell Lag not to worry and be happy with Sylvette. I should act like I normally do. Maybe I can get over Lag. I can find someone else who is almost as good as Lag. Because there is no one out there who is like Lag. I won't be able to feel the same way about anyone like I do towards Lag.
It'll be for the best, was what I thought. I'll just be his dingo, nothing more.
I suddenly stopped running. I don't know what, but something was telling me I should look around here for Niche. So I did. I looked to my left, but nothing was there. I turned to my right and what I saw almost broke my heart. There was a sakura tree. A butterfly was fluttering around a figure. It was Niche. Tears were gently falling down her face. She looked deep in thought, and didn't seem to notice that she was crying.
Why is she crying? Why does she look so sad? Is she hurt? Did I make her cry? What if I did make her cry? What should I do?
I knew what I had to do. The only thing ii could do was-
Niche looked up, surprise evident on her face. She looked even more shocked as she felt the tears that were falling down her reddened cheeks.
"L-Lag! W-what are you doing here?" Niche asked as she wiped the tears away.
It was futile. The tears seemed never ending.
"I came to find you. You just ran out of the house. I was worried."
"Sorry. It's nothing. Just forget about it." Niche was whispering, afraid her voice would shake.
"But I can't! You ran away after you said-"
"I said forget about it! What I said was a lie! Just be happy with Sylvette already! I don't-"
Before she could finish her sentence, Lag ran up to her and encircled her in his arms.
"I can't be happy with Sylvette. I can only be happy with you." Lag tightened his grip around Niche.
"What do you mean?" Niche's face was starting to heat up.
"I love you, Niche."
Niche's eyes widened. The tears she was shedding, which were full of sorrow and despair, finally stopped. A smile slowly formed on her face as she squirmed in Lag's arms.
"I love you too, Lag." Niche accepted the hug, and looked up.
Blue met crimson. A smile spread across Lag's face, his matching Niche's own smile. Suddenly the smile fell from Niche's face. Lag was worried after seeing it disappear.
"What about Sylvette?" Niche asked.
Lag chuckled. He thought it was something more serious.
"I never loved Sylvette. I just liked her as a friend. Nothing more." Lag explained.
"Is she ok?" Niche grew to like Sylvette over the years, so she was a little worried for Sylvette.
"Yes. She's fine. Sylvette understands."
"I hope she doesn't hate me." Niche said.
"Why would she hate you?" Lag asked.
"Because of all the things I said to her."
"She won't hate you. Just talk to her if you're worried."
A comfortable silence surrounded them as they stayed wrapped in each others arms.
"I feel like I'm dreaming." Niche suddenly said.
"You're not. This is real."
"We should start heading back."
Lag grabbed Niche's hand, and they slowly walked to the edge of the clearing. Niche looked back. She saw they butterfly still flying around the tree. But this time, it wasn't alone. Another butterfly was flying with it.
I guess we aren't alone.
I would like to thank MoonfireHiakri, Bree-Bree233, tessaleigh, FeuWitch, rockbabyval, and Monica for all of your reviews. I would like to specially thank MoonfireHikari, Bree-Bree233, and tessaleigh for giving reviews for almost all my chapters and pointing out mistakes I made. All of my reviewers were awesome! Sorry if I misspelled one of your names, it's really hard to type when I'm hungry.
I don't know if I will extend this story or not. It's hard to decide, but if anyone wants me too, just tell me and I will.