I smiled at the others on the table, holding back the tears that were threatening to fall. Ikuto, the person I thought wanted to be with me, had gone and gotten a girlfriend. After all of the flirting, it was obvious he had lead me along, tugging at my heart and making me feel as though I was the only girl he wanted. I was wrong.
"I'm going home." I stood up, trying to hide the sadness that was becoming more and more apparent.
"Why so early?" Ikuto. He smirked, the wall he had brought down was back up. The facade which was my personality before.
"What does it matter to you?" I snapped, walking out the doors and ignoring the looks I had gotten from the others. Once outside the tears started, running down my face. I ran as far as I could, finding comfort in the giant tree that stood in the local park. I sat with my knees huddled against my chest, sobbing.
It felt as though the tears wouldn't stop. Rain had started lightly falling, although the tree provided cover.
"Amu?" His voice broke me from my thoughts. I looked up to see Tadase, a worried frown on his face.
"Yes?" I croaked, the tears continuing to fall. He sighed, kneeling in front of me and wiping the tears with his handkerchief. Afterwards sitting at my side and placing his arms around me.
"Ikuto?" He said, knowing all too well how I felt. I nodded, choking back a sob. "I'm sorry he lead you on, he didn't and never will deserve you."
"I'm never going to find anyone who likes me for me. I'm scared to fall in love, it always ends up with heartbreak." I spoke bitterly, the tears continued to fall.
"I think I might know someone who likes you." I looked up, gazing at his mahogany eyes as he stared right back at me. They were beautiful. I coughed, averting my gaze elsewhere.
"Right." I couldn't quite believe what he said. "Who would like me?" I continued, sniffling once more.
"Me." One word. The tears fell once more, cascading down my face. I was stupid, so stupid. I completely looked past all of the small gazes and smiles. I felt bad, I had let myself think that he wouldn't want to be with me. He knew I had liked Ikuto all along, and would listen as I spoke about him all of the time.
"Why go through all the hurt for me?" I said, looking at his eyes once more, I already knew the answer.
"I love you." He said it aloud. "I always have and I always will."
"Okay." I glanced up, the sky was dark. The only sources of light were the lampposts that seemed to be everywhere in the park. "I would say that I love you too, but I honestly don't know anything anymore."
"That's fine, just so you know I will win your heart." He smiled, a proper smile. Not like those Ikuto gave me.
"Would you like me to walk you home? I'm sure the chara's will be wondering where we are." He stood up, offering me his hand. I accepted and we walked home.