Story Name: United Hearts

Plot: Cornelia is an ordinary school girl. Caleb has recently transferred to Sheffield Institute and all the girls are falling for him. Will fate make their worlds collide, and will they form an unlikely relationship in the process?

Note: All chapter names are song names, and I'll try to make them fit a certain event in each chapter.

Before you start, I want to say that this is the LAST CHAPTER! I've loved writing this first story, and the second one will be even better.

Chapter 9: Breathe

Cornelia was alone in the park – thinking about what had just happened. Her sister was having a sleepover in a friend's house, and so Cornelia was all alone. She took a short walk before sitting down. She looked down at her phone – 9 missed calls from Caleb. She sighed and looked up at the view. She stood up and held her arms close and saw Caleb – walking towards her. He ran up to her and took her in an embrace.

"Cornelia! Is everything alright? You weren't answering my calls and I thought that..." he looked at her and she just nodded her head and walked the other way. Her face was expressionless. Caleb felt stunned and ran up to her side. "Did I do something wrong? If I did, I'm really sorry I didn't mean to..." he shook his head and looked down, feeling guilty.

Cornelia saw the look on his face and quickly shook her head. He's apologizing for something he hasn't even done...I can't stand this.

She finally spoke up, but her voice was weak and shaky. "Caleb...I'm..."

"What is it, Cornelia? You know, you can tell me anything." He held her hand and stroked her fingers, lovingly.

"I...I don't think this is a good idea." She pulled her hand away and crossed her arms. She felt her eyes tearing up.

Caleb tilted his head in confusion. What's going on?

"What isn't a good-?" his voice was soft, but she couldn't take it any longer, so she cut him off.

"THIS! US!" She circled her hands and avoided his gaze. Caleb felt taken back by her bitter voice. His eyes widened and he opened his mouth to speak – but nothing came out. He tried to hold her, to comfort her, make her see that she wasn't making any sense but...it was no use.

"Caleb...I...want us to...break up." She whispered, before turning to see him. He looked into her eyes before finally letting his emotions out.

"Cornelia, you haven't realised how much-"

"We won't last, Caleb! Don't you see...we're not meant to be together."

She was about to continue when Caleb couldn't take it anymore. He ran as fast as he could, wherever his legs were taking him. He didn't think – just ran.

What did I do wrong? I...I can't believe it. We've only been together for a few months and I...Why am I crying? Cornelia, what did I do? I was going to tell her I love her and...this is what happens.

He stopped at a corner of an unknown road and leaned against the wall – tears streaming down his face. I'm so stupid...how could I think that...a girl like her would...fall in love with a guy like me? I can't believe I fell in love with her. I was arrogant, complicated, irrational...she changed me. I can't believe Cornelia has changed me...

Meanwhile, Cornelia walked home with tears in her eyes. Moving, my mom, school...How could it all come in between me and Caleb?

I can't believe that I might never see him again...What went wrong? I guess...it was never meant to be.

I see your face in my mind as I drive away,
Cause none of us thought it was gonna end that way.
People are people,
And sometimes we change our minds.
But it's killing me to see you go after all this time.

Mmm mmm mmm
Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm
Mmm mmm mmm
Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm

Music starts playin' like the end of a sad movie,
It's the kinda ending you don't really wanna see.
Cause it's tragedy and it'll only bring you down,
Now I don't know what to be without you around.

And we know it's never simple,
Never easy.
Never a clean break, no one here to save me.
You're the only thing I know like the back of my hand,
And I can't,
Breathe,
Without you,
But I have to,
Breathe,
Without you,
But I have to.

Never wanted this, never wanna see you hurt.
Every little bump in the road I tried to swerve.
But people are people,
And sometimes it doesn't work out,
Nothing we say is gonna save us from the fall out.

And we know it's never simple,
Never easy.
Never a clean break, no one here to save me.
You're the only thing I know like the back of my hand,
And I can't,
Breathe,
Without you,
But I have to,
Breathe,
Without you,
But I have to.

It's two a.m.
Feelin' like I just lost a friend.
Hope you know it's not easy,
Easy for me.
It's two a.m.
Feelin' like I just lost a friend.
Hope you know this ain't easy,
Easy for me.

And we know it's never simple,
Never easy.
Never a clean break, no one here to save me.

Ohhh

I can't,
Breathe,
Without you,
But I have to,
Breathe,
Without you,
But I have to.

Sorry (oh) Sorry (mmm)
Sorry (eh eh) Sorry (mmm)
Sorry, Sorry (mmm)
Sorry

A few weeks had passed, and the only time Cornelia and Caleb saw each other was in school. They spent most of their time on their own – Cornelia distanced herself from Elyon, and Caleb spent most of his time alone listening to music. Neither of them spoke to each other.

Cornelia's math exam came up and she just managed to get an A. Her parents, teacher and friends were proud of her – but she didn't care. Caleb had helped her, and without him, she wouldn't have been able to even open the test paper.

The dance was announced a few days before it took place, and Elyon and Cornelia were finally close again. She somehow persuaded Cornelia to go with her so they could hang out. She finally felt a little bit happier since the break up and got ready for the dance. She wore a knee-length red dress with red high heels and her blonde hair was out in curls. She wore little makeup and her red lips stood out among her facial features. Elyon wore a knee-length purple dress with her hair in a high ponytail. They both looked amazing and entered the dance hall.

As soon as they entered, Alex came up to them and hugged them both. Cornelia was surprised but Alex had always been a great friend, so she enjoyed the hug.

"You girls look amazing!"

"Thanks" they replied in unison, but Cornelia whispered her thank you quieter. Elyon went to dance with Alex, and Cornelia tried to look like she was having fun. She went to get some punch, when she felt a hand reach for a cup at the same time.

"Sorry" they both said in unison and looked into each other's eyes. Caleb.

Cornelia turned around and was about to walk away when she felt Caleb's arm around her shoulder. She closed her eyes and tears sprung down her cheeks. He led her outside into the fresh air and dried her tears.

"Its alrig-" he tried to hug her but she stepped back.

"No, Caleb! It's not! You can't do anything!" Cornelia threw her hands in the air in frustration.

"But I want to! I want to help you!"

"Caleb, we broke up a long time ago!" she turned around, and Caleb held onto her wrist.

"Cornelia, I-"

"Ok, why can't you just drop this? Why won't you leave me alone?" she turned around to face him and he screamed in reply.

"Because, I love you!"

There was a silence in between them, and the music from inside the dance mocked them. They stood there – gazing into each other's eyes.

"Wh-"

"I said it! Fine! I love you! I always have, and I always will!" he looked down after realising he had just confessed his love for the blonde. He moved closer and held her hand. This time, she didn't reject it and only stared at him, in disbelief. Caleb...loves me? I...I can't believe it. I...all this time...he loved me. He still does. Cornelia felt that she couldn't take it anymore, and so felt that Caleb had to know why she broke up with him. Caleb was wondering the same thing.

"C-Cornelia...Why did you... break up with me? I couldn-"

"Caleb...I'm moving." She whispered and avoided his gaze.

Her words stung him and he only stared at her in shock.

"But...I can still come and see you...can't I?"

"It's...out of town. Possibly out of the country..." her voice trailed off and Caleb saw a tear fall to the ground. He kissed her softly on the lips, until bringing her into an embrace.

"Cornelia, I-"

"Move on, Caleb. Forget me. We might never see each other again." She tried to avoid breaking out into a sob, and stepped further away from Caleb. He let his tears flow, and turned to face her.

"Cornelia, I'll never forget you. Even if I try, I'll-" she cut him off by running up to hug him. They stayed like that for a few minutes before pulling away. They decided that they didn't want to spend any more time in the dance and he walked her home. At her doorstep, they stood next to each other in silence. It would probably be the last time he'd walk her home.

"I...When are you leaving?" he steered his eyes away from her and onto the floor.

"Tomorrow morning"

"Oh." He whispered softly and finally looked at her. She had the same look on her face as he did – full of pain, hurt and suffering. He held her hand and kissed her on the cheek, before embracing her into a long hug. Neither of them let go for a long time, until Cornelia felt like she was going to burst into tears. She let go and ran inside. Caleb tried to stop her, but she slammed the door behind her. He could hear faint sobs from inside the house, and he sat on a bench in her garden.

I won'tmove on – I can't. Ever. She's the only girl for me, he thought. He sat on the bench for a few hours, until he saw Cornelia's figure behind the curtain in the window. He looked up to see her looking down into the garden. She couldn't see him because it was too dark. He called her cell phone a few times, until she finally decided to pick it up.

"Look out your window" he told her. She turned to see Caleb climbing a tree and jumping to her terrace. She opened the window and let him kiss her softly. She let the tears fall, and Caleb held her tight. After a few minutes, he took off a necklace around his neck and placed it on her. It was a gold locket. She opened it and read the message inside:

Love always, Caleb

She gasped and lay in his arms until she fell asleep. He noticed, and held her close. Caleb placed her on her bed and kissed her again on the lips. She smiled in her sleep and as Caleb whispered to her, a tear slid down her cheek.

"Goodbye, Cornelia. I'll always love you – never forget that."

Caleb sighed and looked back at her once more, before a tear slid down his cheek. He jumped out of the terrace and climbed down the tree, before making his way home.

Sad ending! You all probably hate me but, the sequel will be full of surprises!

Note: I'm not going to start the sequel now, because I don't feel like it. I'll probably start it in a few months. At the moment, I am currently writing a completely different W.I.T.C.H fanfic which will involve all the girls so it will be interesting!

Thank you for reading, and keep an eye out for the sequel!

A few things about the sequel:

-It will involve Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin (but they will be ordinary girls), and possibly Elyon.

-It will be set probably 5 years later in the country where Cornelia moved to.

-Caleb will receive a job there or will move there somehow

That's all I'm saying! Thank you to all the people that read reviewed and even clicked on this story! It's my first story, and I'm sorry if it wasn't as good!

Name of the next story I am writing (not the sequel): W.I.T.C.H – Remember Me