Oh, she was in a bad mood.

"No. Way. In. Hell." Alex spat out from clenched teeth.

"Alex," placated Kaiden, his tone revealing that he, too, was on the verge of breaking.

"Don't 'Alex' me, Kaiden. Did I not make myself clear? I am NOT going back to Freya." She all but screamed this last bit, her frayed temper rising at each word that was said.

"Why, Alex?! Why?!" Kaiden shouted, his anger getting the best of him.

"Do you even know? Would you even care?" Alex asked, hissing in her fury.

Curiosity got the better of him, and he moved closer.

"What, Alex? Why?"

She took a deep breath, and answered, "Whenever I go to Freya, I see their deaths all over again."

Kaiden didn't need to know who she meant by 'their'.

"Niyx. Lady Mystique. William. Skyla. But not just them.

My parents too."

He sucked in a breath. How had he not known her parents had been killed?

Instinctively, he moved closer. "Alex," he breathed.

"No!" she hissed, her mood suddenly changing. "Go away!"

Slowly, oh so slowly, he did- and then Alex was in his face.

Her words were quiet, but that didn't make them any less hurtful.

"You know what? The reason I stayed here was because I had people that could make me forget.

But now I just feel worse.

I wish I had never come to Medora. Never enrolled at Akarnae. Never been in Epsilon Combat.

Never met you.

You know, I've been wondering how much shit wouldn't have happened if I hadn't met you."

She spat the last few words in his face, and strode away.

"Alex, wait!" Kaiden cried, jogging after her.

But it was too late.

She was gone.

A/N: This is a prompt from .artemis (aka ). Next chapter soon!