"Annulus circa Rosie,

A sinus plenus posies,

Cinis cineris,

Omnes procidamus"

Chapter 5


I watched through the window as Kaito broke down into frustrated tears. I felt my body float down to the ground as I lost all the rest of my energy. Kaito was my only believer, and him losing faith made me lose my energy; fast. My feet touched the ground and I turned around, feeling the swelling in my chest that used to be the result of coming tears. I even confessed my feelings to him. I've pretty much screwed myself over in every way possible, and knowing the rules of the spirits, Father was bound to call for me any minute now. I let out a shuddering breath, and turned back to look up at Kaito's window one last time. He was standing there, hands against the glass, looking around frantically. For a split second, his eyes met mine and I felt my power come back for a moment and I ran off into the trees, it diminishing with every step I took. I guess I really did break his heart if he began to see me but then gave up hope.

But why did I even slap him? I should've tried to calm my anger and tell him that everything would be alright, and maybe we wouldn't be in the big pickle that we're in now. My feet slowed gradually until I came to a complete stop, breathing heavily. I turned around to find myself thankfully alone, but somewhat lost. I had no living tree to tell where I was going, and since Kaito decided that I didn't exist, I guess that his tree was long gone by now. I sighed and plopped down on the ground, reaching up to take my hair out of its ponytail. Blond locks spilled over my shoulders, and I wrapped my arms around my drawn up knees. I seriously messed up this time around.

"Why are you moping?" Shit. It was my sister; just the person I had wanted to see at this moment.

"Leave me alone," I snapped, not lifting my head from my folded arms. If Rin wanted to talk to me, she would have to wait until another time, because quite frankly, I wasn't in the mood right now.

She poked me with a long nail. "Len, I asked you a question." When I refused to answer, she grabbed the back of my shirt collar and picked me up to face her. A smirk crossed her lips as she opened her mouth. "Did lover boy reject you like I said he would?"

I ground my teeth together and raised my fist to hit my sister in the face. It knocked her back. "You bitch!" She picked herself and looked at me with wide eyes. I guess I was expecting that since I rarely cursed in front of anyone. And I never really hit anyone, either. "I don't have a believer anymore! Do you see what you did? You practically killed me!"

"Technically, you already died, so..."

"Oh my god, Rin!" I began pacing back and forth, hearing the dried up leaves crunch under my weight. "You don't understand! Father is going to be furious!"

"He's already kinda—"

"I know, Rin. 'Already kinda mad'. I'm very much aware of that if the bastard himself decided to talk to Kaito personally." She poked at the reddening skin from my punch, and I sighed. "Stop touching that."

"But it hurts!"

"Stop whining, you baby. Aren't you older than I am?" I crouched down in front of her and held her throbbing cheek lightly in my hand and kissed it softly. "Seriously, I never thought that I'd reduce my older sister into a crying mess like this."

"You hit me, asshole!" She flailed her arms and pouted, flying up into the air. "If you wanna fight, let's go at it like spirits do!"

I smiled softly, feeling the emotion of emptiness enter my chest. I swallowed the lump in my throat. "I can't fly, Rin." She touched down quietly as for the first time in over three hundred years, tears flew down my cheeks in an endless waterfall. "I lost Kaito..."

Aww...poor Len. Finally crying ever since he first became a spirit. And what'll happen to Kaito?

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