"I'm gonna pick up the pieces,
And build a Lego house
If things go wrong, we can knock it down
My three words have two meanings,
There's one thing on my mind
It's all for you
And it's a dark and a cold December, but I've got you to keep me warm
If you're broken, I will mend you and I'll keep you sheltered from the storm that's raging on now
I'm out of touch, I'm out of love
I'll pick you up when you get down
And out of all these things I've done, I think I love you better now
I'm out of sight, I'm out of mind
I'll do it all for you in time
And out of all these things I've done, I think I love you better now
I'm gonna paint you by numbers
And color you in
If things go right, we can frame it and put you on a wall
And it's so hard to say it, but I've been here before
Now I'll surrender up my heart
And swap it for yours..." -Ed Sheeran, Lego House


"I hate you!" she shrieked. "You never tell me anything! You don't know how tired I am!"

"Chariclo..."

"Oh, don't 'Chariclo' me! I'm sick of it! All of it!" Tears streamed down Cupid's face; ruining her flawless makeup. "I am done with you, Val! Just... done!"

Valentine stammered. "Please... No..."

"Don't beg! Don't even try it! You know how much I hate it when you do that! I'm not going to fall for it!"

"I didn't mean to hypnotize her, I swear..."

"Like hell you didn't." Cupid muttered. Swear words rarely came from her mouth, but right now, she was furious. "I can't believe you."

"Oh, come now, you have to forgive me. Please. It really was nothing but an accident." Valentine pleaded.

"These 'accidents' happen too much, Val! You know I'm not buying it!"

Cupid tried to close the door in on him, but Valentine kept it open; using all of his strength to keep it open just a crack.

"Please. You've got to know the truth."

"I know the truth!" Cupid spat. "You don't love me, you don't even want to bother finding true love! You won't find a ghoul in the world who loves you for you! All you do is hypnotize ghouls into thinking they love you! ... If that's what makes you happy, fine. I have no idea why I even wasted time with you... I was an idiot to believe a guy like you could be changed. And I was an even bigger fool to believe that you loved me back. I realize, that perhaps your spell really does work on monsters like myself..."

The words yanked at Valentine's undead heart strings. "Oh, Chariclo, please... That's not what it is, I swear to you..."

"It isn't?" Cupid inquired, swinging the door open; so their glances could meet. "Because that's what it looks like to me."

"It's not." Valentine let out a long, deep sigh. "Chariclo, you know I can't control my powers sometimes... I wouldn't go behind your back; ever."

Her expression melted for only a moment. "Forget it. I'm not going to go back. I'm not going to be your 'doll' again. I'm not going to be your opposite. I'm not going to be there to pick you up when you fall. I'm not going to be your ghoul anymore. So consider me gone."

Cupid's heart had been shattered. And with that, she slammed the door closed, turning her back against it and slowly sliding down to the floor; where she hugged her knees to her chest and began to cry... Why did Valentine do this to her? Why was he so cruel? She had always thought that she could change him; make him better than he used to be...

But that's what he was and what he would always be. The way he used to be; Valentine was unchangeable...

"Don't leave me." he murmured.

Cupid's glance immediately looked up; to see Val, sitting on the windowpane.

"Get out of my station." she growled, storming over to him; giving the vamp a good hard shove, however he held on tight to the side of the window.

"I'm not leaving you that easily." Valentine whispered, leaning in close to her.

Cupid bit her lip. Damn him. His pretty looks. His expertise seducing. His suave personality... Just... everything about him...

"Leave me alone." she hissed. "Go... Before I... I... Before I call the cops; because of a stalker."

Valentine laughed. "Come now, Chariclo..." his expression fell. "I messed up. I don't mean to hypnotize these girls on purpose. Please... you need to know that..."

"You know very well that you can't control your powers." Cupid sneered. "So why don't you wear your glasses, like you used to?"

She had him stumped; and they both knew it.

"I rest my case." Cupid muttered. "You've got ten seconds to leave."

Valentine shrugged. "Fine by me..." He didn't leave though; instead, he pulled his love close, having their lips meet in a passionate kiss.

It was strange, however, that Cupid didn't protest. She just... let it happen.

What the real surprise was that she kissed back.

... Was she really giving in? ... Apparently...

Cupid stood on her tip-toes, holding onto Valentine's shoulders tight; their lips moving in sync. It was all fine until Valentine began running his hands down her body...

This reminded why Cupid hated him in the first place and she immediately pulled away; giving Valentine a good, hard slap across the face.

"Quit trying to seduce me." she growled. "Now, go."

"... I'm sorry." Valentine murmured, hopping off the windowsill and walking away from the small radio station Cupid called home.

In his mind, he was such an idiot.

In Cupid's, he was nothing but a heartbreaker.

... Little did she know, letting go was the hardest thing she had ever done...

But handling someone Valentine had it's limits...


SAD CUPITINE! DX *grabs Kleenex*