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"Duo? Are you ok?"

I glanced over at him to find him watching me. His green eyes glimmered in a way that shouldn't have been possible.

"Sure. Why do you ask?"

He closed his calc book, keeping his thumb inside to mark the spot.

"Cuz you just... stopped."


"Yeah. You stopped reading, stopped smiling, stopped breathing."

"I was just thinking."

His small grin sent shivers down my spine.

"Well, cut it out, will ya? You'll kill yourself that way."

I don't really think Ryu knew how he affected me. It was kind of eerie how he could make me want him without even trying. Knowing he was mine only made it worse. My heart broke to think how he let me use him.

He was so close to what I wanted...

But not close enough.