Okay, to say that the rest of my birthday wasn't gory would be a lie. To say the shots don't hurt would be a lie. To say I'm in the hospital would be a half-lie. I'm sitting next to Ikuto's hospital bed, home-styled bandaged up and resting a hand on his forehead. He called me Lucy. I guess his sister is just messed up and kissed him or something. Tee is polishing her gun and sighs, looking up at me. "Kaede?"
"Yeah?" I mouth.
"Did we do the right thing?"
I nod. "Their corruption was bound to kill more people, Diclonius or not."
We huff and stand to walk out until someone rips my skirt off. "Lu…cy…" I scream and he jolts awake. "WHOA! WHAT? Uh…are you trying to seduce me?" he smirks.
I growl. "YOU RIPPED MY SKIRT OFF YOU PERVERT!"
He shrugs. "Eh, probably because I had the most amazing dream…want to hear it?"
"If it's about me riding you, then no." He remained silent. "Dude, how are we boy+girl?"
"Not my fault I'm so dmn hot to you," he shrugs.
I blush. "N-No you're not!"
"You talk in your sleep, Lucy."
I blush Tee's top red. "S-Shut up! And what the heck made you start calling me Lucy?"
"Why? Do you not want me to call you that anymore?"
I shrug. "Eh, a bit creepy if you ask me. I guess I'm so used to you teasing me and calling me Ka-get your hand away from there you pedophile!"
"I'm not the child here."
"THEN REMOVE YOUR HAND FROM MY \/!"
Yeah, you're smart people if you got that. "Aw…but it just has this feeling to it…"
I swear I'm ripping his head off if he doesn't cut it out. "THIS IS RAPE!"
"Not if you enjoy it."
Yeah, um…"I DON'T! GET YOUR HAND AWAY FROM THERE BEFORE YOU START DIGGING FOR SPERM MISTER!"
He sighs and complies, for once. Yeah, they put him on heavy drugs, but I'm not telling him that. He'd use that as an excuse. "You're not being fair, Kaede-koi~" he pouts. I roll my eyes and grab a skirt out of my pocket I packed a while ago. I pull it on and try to walk out. "Where are you going? Come on! I want some fun in this bed!"
I sigh and turn, hand on the door frame. "Ikuto, just get some sleep."
I turn to walk out until something catches my eye. I walk over to his bag and pull out medication, opening it to find half of it gone. I look at the receipt and find it was the day…
…the day he almost raped me.
"Ikuto," I blink. "What is this?"
"A bottle of meds to kill myself with, why?" he shrugs casually.
I plop the bottle right in and sit next to him in the bed, hugging his head while he blinks with confusion. "Ikuto, that's stupid."
"You tried to kill yourself to," he points out, yawning. "S'you shouldn't be talking…"
I shake my head. "That's protecting you pedophile."
I wince as he takes out a bullet missed. He examines it. "Sure doesn't look like protecting. More like a whole bunch of bullet."
I roll my eyes. And this is why you don't do drugs kids. I smile softly. Well, I guess this is going to be the usual day…I hope not. "Ikuto, just get some sleep. I'll be here."
Jeez it's hard to lie to him. He hugs my waist and buries his face in my stomach. "Better be. I love you too much to be away from you for long."
I bush and smile softly, patting his head. "I know this might not mean much…but I never had a childhood, just a miserable life lesson or ten."
He pats my thigh, being drugged enough as he is. "Well, I hope you stay, cause I want to make you happy," he yawns, "make you love me like I love you."
"As a sex toy?" I chuckle.
He sits up and forces his lips on mine, my eyes widening with shock and suddenness. Okay, anyone else feel this is faster than it should be. "No, as my girlfriend."
"I'm not Lesbian."
"You get it."
I chuckle and push off, pecking his cheek and patting his head. "Just get some sleep. I'm sure Yoru wouldn't want you to be stuck-"
He's snoring on my stomach, Tee sitting on his head and stretching her back. "Tee tired…" she rubs a big red eye.
I smile and pat her head, looking out at the window to see clouds, but retreating ones. So, sure, I'm not dead to those who wished that, but…
…I'm Kaede Hinamori. I lived. I told. Good-bye and let me live my life as the Hinamori family cousin, a friend, and Ikuto's girlfriend.