H-Hey guys. *Sheepishly scratches neck* Been a while, huh? I'm sorry. I know I should update more, but I just don't have ideas for this fic. I had originally planned to make this fic around 20 - 25 chapters, but, *sighs* I just don't think I can reach that goal. Don't worry, I'm not ending it here but the flow of the chapters may seem rushed from now on. I'm gonna try to end this as soon as possible so I can work on ideas I have for other anime. I have a rough idea for a fic for the anime "Show by Rock," which is severely lacking in fics btw, so I want to try to work on that. I'm sorry for rambling. I hope you enjoy. Also, shout-out to my friends Darkest & ketchum09 for giving me the ideas for this chapter.


I rolled over & basically punched my alarm clock. I did not sleep well last night. All I could see was the hurt in her eyes when I yelled at her. I feel so bad about it. Dawn was treading on thin ice & happen to make that wrong step. Instead of pulling her back & calmly telling her to stop, I pushed her further & made sure she fell through. I yelled at her. I'm such an idiot.

I pulled myself out of bed & got dressed. I drug myself downstairs & walked into the kitchen. I grabbed a cold bottle of water out of the fridge & chugged it to wake me up (this actually works better than coffee, no joke). I finished my morning routine & headed outside. I saw Dawn across the street so I reached my hand up & waved. When she saw me, she turned her head away. She's mad. Great. Just great. I turned & walked to school.

As I walked to school I felt... alone? No. I'm a loner. I enjoy my solitude. But... why do I feel like this? It's because of her isn't it? She's the only one I've ever felt a real connection to since I was a kid. Hopefully this will all blow over & I'll get me friend back.

I walked over to my lunch spot & sat down. Throughout the day, Dawn basically avoided me. In ever class she sat on the opposite side of the classroom. Why did I let this girl get such a grip on me?

I reached into my bag & pulled out my lunch. I stared at my sandwich before putting it back into my bag. I'm not hungry.

The bell rang for 3rd hour so I got up & headed to biology. I walked to my seat & sat down. Dawn walked in & took her seat beside me.

"Hey Dawn," I said, hoping she would respond.

She didn't say anything. So she's just gonna ignore me? That's just great. I was about to say something else when the teacher walked in..

The rest of the day went by slow with Dawn still avoiding me. By the time school had let out I had enough of it. I stood out by the main gates & waited for Dawn. She came out of the school & walked past me.

"Dawn wait up," I said as she walked past

She didn't listen. I quickly walked up beside her.


No response.

"Dawn? I know you can hear me."

Still nothing.

"Dawn, look, I'm sorry for yelling at you."

"Then why did you?" she said looking over her shoulder at me.

"My past is a touchy subject."

"Will you tell me why?"

"Maybe. Will you forgive me?"

"I don't know," she said with a hint of playfulness in her voice.

She's being playful again. That's a good sign.

"How about I treat you to ice cream?"


"Okay. So... Do you know of any?"

"Yeah! There's a shop a couple of blocks from here."

"Lead the way."

Dawn turned & started walking. I followed her. As I walked, I texted Mom telling her I might be home late. After we walked a few more blocks, Dawn stopped in front of a small shop. As we walked in, I saw Dawn's friend Misty behind the counter.

"Hello! Welcome to Moo Licks Ice Cream!" she said in a cheery voice.

"Hey Misty!"

"Hey Dawn!" she said as she took notice of me. "Hey Asshole!"

"Is that just my name now?"

"Pretty much. So what are you guys doing here? Are you guys on a date?"

"What?! No! Nonononono. We're just friends!" Dawn said panically.

"Then why are you here?"

"I owe Dawn."

"Makes sense, I guess. So what'll it be?"

"Cotton candy in a waffle cone!"

"And you Asshole?"

"Plain vanilla."

"Really Ash? That's it?"

"Don't dis vanilla ice cream."

"Okay. That'll be $4.75."

"Here you go," I said handing her a $5. "Keep the change."

"Thank you. I'll fix your order right up for you," she said as she started to make our ice cream.

After we got our ice cream, we told Misty goodbye & started walking back towards our houses. We weren't really talking much, yet the closer we got to home, the more I was preparing myself for the question.

"Hey Ash?"


"Will you please tell me why you don't like talking about your past?"

I sighed. I knew it was coming.

"I don't like talking about my past because of certain events from it. I have done things that have change who I was. Things that have scared me. Some mentally... And some physically."

I lifted my arm up & moved my glove out of the way to show her my wrist.

"See the faded marks? I used to cut myself to stop some of that mental pain. It didn't help."

I fixed my glove & lowered my arm.

"Is that a good enough answer?"

"Y-Yeah it is."

We kept walking for a bit.

"I used to be a lot like you, ya know. I was always happy & had tons of friends. Then..."

Wait what am I doing telling her this?

"N-Never mind. Let's just get home before it gets dark."

The rest of that walk was silent. Maybe she was trying to process what I had said. Maybe she was trying to find the best opportunity to run away from me. She wouldn't be the first.

Again sorry for the wait guys. I know this chapter was short. I mean it was only 7 pages long in my notebook. I hope you enjoyed regardless. Also... To my biggest fan Windiken. I'm so glad you loved the story enough to convert to an Amourshipping story. Now more people will be able to read MY amazing story. Cya erry body!