Stella: (8/16/12) Hmm, so after rereading this four months later after writing it...all I can say I should definitely redo this someday. Maybe as a oneshot story. But for now...I have other things to attend to!

Lavi: Aww, relax it's just your first story!

Stella: Yeah, and it's...ugh...

"That was a little awkward, but here we are."

"Yeah…" I opened the door and went inside with Lavi following behind me.

"Hey….Lavi?" I looked over my shoulder uneasily.

"What's up, (name)?"

I sighed, "Well you know how Bookman told you this was okay? As long as you can still fulfill your duties and stuff?"

His expression changed, "Yeah, what about it?"

I frowned a little, "I wasn't really thinking earlier. Is this something you really want to do? What if I distract you too much and you can't get anything done? I don't want you to pick sides. And what if you end up getting hurt becau-"

He put a hand over my lips, "Stop. Of course I'm sure. I always thought about the consequences if this ever happened. But I love you too much. It seemed like these months went by faster because of you. I was always determined to finish up my missions so I could come back and see you, (name). You're what makes me stronger."

I teared up a little bit, "Lavi, you really do love me?"

He put his hands on my shoulders, "Of course I do. I always have and I always will. No matter how gorgeous the next girl is that walks by my way, you'll always be the one."

'These kind of comments make me want to punch you.'

But nonetheless, I started crying a little. But they were tears of happiness. True happiness. Someone here actually loved me. Loved me for me. And I loved him back just as much.

"(Name)…." Lavi said my name softly and closed the door behind us, locking it.

I started to get a nervous feeling about this. Then he put a hand under my chin and the other around my waist and kept walking forward. Eventually, my back was against the wall.

"Uhh, um. Lavi?" But he was already moving.

His heated lips found mine again. He kissed me more seriously than earlier. At first, my body tensed up, but calmed down after a bit. Even the shyness was going away too and I was able to respond.

I kissed him back and my hand ran through his red hair. Then I pulled his headband, bringing him closer to me. But then it felt like I was missing something, and I soon realized what it was. I pushed him away lightly and gasped for air.

He laughed, "Maybe I overdid it this time, huh?"

I glared at him, "Shut up. You got me all nervous at first…you could've at least warned me."

He was enjoying himself too much again, "Nervous, what for? Oh….you thought I was going to do that?

'It's your fault for being a pervert sometimes, Lavi!'

I looked away, my face turning red. "…."

"Well, if you want to…..but we'd have to be careful."

Okay, I lost him. "Huh?"

He grinned, "I mean, I'm 18. You're 16…."


"Hey, hey! I was only joking. I don't want to steal your….Innocence. But really (name), I'm not that type of guy." He smiled sheepishly.

I sighed, "I know, Lavi. I trust you." I looked down and my face still felt hot.

He cupped my face in his hands and kissed me softly.

"Goodnight, (name). And many more." He smiled at me and left my room.

I put a finger on my lips and smiled, "Goodnight, Lavi…"