A/N This is my first fanfiction. I wrote this one day because Danny is my favorite character in the marvel universe, I'm not too sure why though. Anyway please let me know what you think! Also, Katherine is an OC I created, that's why you have no clue who she is. This will be a multi-chapter fic so... stay tuned!
Disclaimer: I don't own Ultiate Spider Man. Only the character Katherine.
And now, without further ado... I give you...
The Strongest of the Weak
"How could you do this?" Danny yelled at her with glistening eyes. "You could have been amazing. We could have been amazing. How could you turn your back on everything that matters?"
Katherine turned away from Danny. She could not look at him or she would falter under his pain-filled gaze. She knew she needed to leave before her resolve crumbled and she went running into his arms, confess her sins, and accept the punishment she knew deep down she deserved.
"How could you turn your back on me Katherine? You are everything to me," Danny whispered. "I love you."
Katherine turned around to face him at the three simple words that he had never said to her in the four years they had been together. The only three that meant anything anymore. "You love me?" she asked, just loud enough for him to hear in vast expanse of land they were standing on at the edge of K'un-Lun, the City of Immortals, in which they both grew up.
"Yes, I love you. Please do not do this. Think about everything you have been through. Think about who you are. Stay, and if for nothing else, stay for me," he pleaded.
She turned away from Danny yet again, with a sense of finality. This was the end of their relationship and everything she has ever had. The end of her old life of peace and good-doings, and the beginning to the messed up future she had built for herself on a mistake that she cannot take back, the only choice she has left in order to live in freedom. What she has done is inexcusable and she knows that with every fiber of her being.
In that moment, Katherine said the five words that would change everything, the final decision she had to make in order to finally leave, but certainly not with peace of mind.
"I'm sorry, but I can't," she said. Her mind was made up; she was leaving K'un-Lun and never returning. In that moment she realized that no matter how much she may want to stay, she has to go. With every action, there is a consequence. Some consequences are good, but Katherine's certainly were not. Sometimes you just screw up so badly that there is no going back.
Katherine turned her head and made eye contact with Danny for the last time. She saw the pure undiluted hurt in his emerald green eyes and knew she held that same look in her sapphire blues.
She turned back around so he was looking at the back of her head and began to walk away with a dull ache in her chest. She heard Danny retreat in the opposite direction. Her step faltered and she stopped for a moment. In the last moment of weakness she vowed to have ever again in her terrible life she let a single tear cascade its way down her slender cheek.
"I love you too, Daniel."
Danny's eyes were blurred with tears. He could not help the incredible pain he felt over her leaving, because it was true. He did love her. He always has.
Danny stood there watching the girl with hair black as a raven's feathers in her signature costume walk out of his life. It was like Danny's Iron Fist one without the dragon, belt, and tie on mask. Midnight black spandex, eye mask, stiletto heels, and gloves to match. He noticed she was holding one her innumerable knives she fights so amazingly with. She always did have a tendency to fiddle with one of them when she was fighting back tears. It almost made him want to chuckle about how old habits die hard. Almost.
He did not wish this kind of pain on even his worst enemy. He wanted so badly to run to her and kiss her, get down on his knees and beg her not to leave. But, he could not, he would not. Danny knew nothing was going to dissuade her from doing this. She was headstrong and always has been. And part of him did not want to. He could not believe the love of his life betrayed him. The feeling was surreal and terrible.
After a moment of immobility as Danny accepted the fact that Katherine was truly leaving he finally found the will to move and began to leave the clearing, knowing he was weak. Because the weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong. And Daniel Thomas Rand-K'ai would never forgive Katherine Anne Malince for what she did.