~When You're The Best of Friends~
"It's ok." strands of loose hazel hair fell in her face which had become the shade of blood. Brows crossed and form shaking, uncaring of the stares in our directions as tears began dripping down her face -so unlike her. Shakily, her hand brushed the unkempt strands back and then slowly looked up with a resignation in her eyes that rooted me to the ground. "You never noticed....because I'm your best friend and when you're the best of friends...you can never be more, Rikku." She attempted to laugh but it came out as a defeated whine. "I can never be anything else to you. Always the best friend, never the girlfriend...but that was enough for me because...because I want you to be happy, always and with all of my being, even if I can never have that happiness or you. Why should I be selfish and rip that away from you?"
"Abbe..." All these years she had kept silent and now she wanted to fade out of my life, to move on to a place I will never see her again. I watched as she picked up the fragments of her heart from the aisle, gathering what was left of her dignity from the break down and stroll away from me, possibly, forever.