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Anyways, I got another chapter up, and it didn't take over a month! So the previous warnings still apply, and I do not own Soul Eater. Enjoy!
I didn't mean to react the way I did, but Patty and her fat mouth made it hard not to. I mean, it's not like she knew what she was saying bothered me, but come on! Who the hell is that stupid?! I ground my teeth together and raced down the halls, finally finding myself on one of the many balconies the academy had. I leaned heavily against the railing, glancing out at the laughing sun. Sometimes I feel like I'm close enough to punch that annoying bastard.
"WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU ALWAYS LAUGHING AT ME?!" I screamed to the sky, though I knew the sun wasn't really laughing at anyone. Come to think of it, I didn't really know why the sun laughed, or even why the moon grinned with blood spilling between its clenched teeth.
I let out a frustrated shout and slumped to a sitting position on the stone ground, letting my head thump against the railing. I was placed directly above one of the red horns of the school that Kid usually beat me up over, and I let a small smile slip onto my face at the memory of the first time I broke it. Kid was so pissed, it was actually kinda cute. Though, the guy did pack one hell of a kick.
Thinking about my long-term rival and crush calmed my nerves a bit, so I made myself rise to a stand. I intended to apologize to everyone, mainly Patty. It wasn't her fault that this happened...okay, it was, but it's not like she knew about it. Nobody but Tsubaki knew how I felt about Kid, and that was only 'cause I recently told her so. Sure, it was one of the most awkward conversations I'd ever had, but it was something I needed to get off my chest. Though, I never imagined that spilling my guts could make me feel so...uncomfortable. Tsubaki just treated the situation like a parent giving a child the sex talk, so I guess it's not that surprising that it was all so weird to talk about.
I jerked my head up at the sudden shout, seeing Kid leaning out the window above me. Crap, of all people to see right now...I shot him a (hopefully) convincing grin that could have split my face apart as I waved up at him.
"You idiot! What the hell do you think you're doing, running off like that?!" He shouted at me, his eyes sharp and accusing.
"Just need to clear my head," I replied with a shrug.
"Bullshit! That is absolute bullshit, and you and I both know it!"
I blinked, not really expecting him to start cursing at me. It wasn't often that Kid lost his temper to the point of resulting to foul language, but when he did you just know that all Hell has broken loose. But there was something that was really bugging me, so I just had to say it
"Why do you care so much?!"
I could tell my question caught him off guard by the way he seemed to freeze in place, his face showing confusion. It was like he was surprised that I'd ask something like that, so he had no immediate response. Or so I thought.
"Why? Because you're my friend, Black Star. You were there when I ran off before, so I'm returning the favor," Kid replied quietly, his gaze flicking away to avoid mine as he talked. Yeah, as if the stupid sun is more appealing than the Great Me. Though, I found the sudden shy attitude adorable.
I chose not to reply, instead just focusing on his words. 'Friend'...was I friend-zoned? Did I ever have a chance? Could I have a chance? Sometimes I feel that love is more trouble than it's worth. That's what I told Tsubaki, but she insisted that, like with everything else I do, I shouldn't be quick to give up.
"Black Star! If you don't want to tell me what's wrong, then that's fine, but are you going to stay there all day? Or do I have to drag your sorry ass back into the building?" Kid called from the window. I frowned, not ready to go back inside yet. Besides, now was a good a time as any to tell Kid exactly how I felt.
"I'd like to see you try!" I challenged, catching his eye with a smirk. He growled and ducked back into the building. Depending on how fast he moved, I'd guess that it would take him five minutes to reach me by using the stairs. This would give me time to gather my thoughts and-
My breath caught in my throat and my thoughts came to a screeching halt when I saw that Kid had instead chosen to leap out the window; he'd only ducked back inside for a running start. I yelped and ducked to the side so he wouldn't hit me as he landed perfectly on his feet. He straightened his posture and threw me a bored look.
"Now, what was it you were saying?" He asked with a raised brow and a teasing grin. Death, was that look hot. I allowed a laugh and turned to fully face him.
"Okay, okay. We can go inside. But there's something you should know," I added seriously. My tone had obviously surprised him, because he was wearing a stunned look and had to blink a couple times before replying with a hasty nod.
"Alright...what is it?"
I took a deep breath. This was it. The moment that could make or break it with Kid. I actually considered backing off and trying again some other day when I had all my thoughts properly together, but a part of me knew that there wouldn't be another chance like this to be alone with Kid. It was now or never. I steeled my nerves and fixed Kid with a determined look.
"Kid..." I breathed, bringing up a hand to stroke the side of his face and brush his striped bangs. I heard his breath hitch and he tensed in place.
I gave him no time to question my actions, only pressing my lips to his in a sudden kiss I could swear I've waited forever for.
I sat slumped forward in my seat, tuning out the girls' conversation as they carried on trying to determine what exactly got under Black Star's skin. Tsubaki, I noticed, seemed guilty and probably knew what the problem was, but was just keeping it to herself for her meister's sake.
I contemplated asking Tsubaki to spill her guts, but immediately threw that idea out; I didn't want to put her on the spot, plus she'd probably deny knowing anything useful. A somewhat loud sigh escaped my mouth as I propped my chin in my right hand, ignoring Maka's protest that my elbow knocked over her drink. Cool guys don't worry over trivial things, just like in that saying: No use crying over spilled milk. Or in this case, green tea.
But something I was worrying about was the fact that Kid had left in search of Black Star so quickly, and that Tsubaki was so against him going in the first place. She had called out to Kid as he was leaving:
"No! You of all people shouldn't bother him right now! Not while he's unable to think rationally!"
I still wasn't sure what that was supposed to mean, but the more I thought about it, the more concerned I became. Was that a warning that Black Star would do something reckless and that Kid should steer clear of him? Even so, Kid would be fine. After all, he was one of the only meisters here that can take Black Star in a fight. Even Maka and I aren't quite there yet.
Although, I had this odd sense of dread as I stared out one of the cafeteria windows. I could see the sun without anything obscuring my view, so I noticed that it was laughing. I remember Maka had made an observation once that every time a fight or event of some kind took place, the sun was usually looking on as it (obnoxiously) laughed. I wondered whether that was true or not, but I wasn't about to take the chance. If something was going down between two of my best friends, then I had to be there.
"I'm gonna find a bathroom..." I muttered to no one in particular.
None of the girls seemed to notice I was leaving anyway. Well, except for Crona, but she was very keen on her surroundings. I figured it was an added quirk to her timid personality. Anyway, Crona, for the most part, did nothing to alert the others that I was leaving, so I assumed that she didn't really care if my excuse was totally pathetic. I slipped away from the cafeteria with no problem, continuing my way down the hall.
Now, if I remembered correctly, Black Star would usually hang out somewhere as close to the sky as possible; something about being closer to the heavens as a god should be, or something like that. No one ever really pays attention to his lengthy proclamations. Anyways, I figured, he might be hiding out at one of the school's balconies. I remembered that he liked scaling the building from the front so he could find new ways to prove himself, such as the time where he had to 'test the weak flames of this academy against my own godly being!' Meaning that he actually stuck his entire hand into the fire for a whole three seconds before wailing like an idiot while rushing to find water. Luckily, I was on the sidelines with a thermos of water just in case the inevitable happened, which it did. After his serious burns had healed, he had deemed the candles of the school 'hot enough to face up against his inner brilliance', so we ditched class to roast weenies and marshmallows. They were good.
Once I had all of that in mind, I figured the first place to check would be...
I paused mid-step and glanced out the nearest window, which happened to be left wide open. Curiously, I walked over to it and glanced down at the balcony that I was searching for. I knew to check it first since that was the usual place where Black Star would pick a fight with Kid. At least, I assumed that they were going to fight, but as I took in the sight below me...
I felt a sickening swell of anger.
Yes, plot development and drama! What happens next, you ask? Well, we'll just have to see next chapter! So, stay tuned! Thanks for reading, and remember to review! Feedback inspires me~