"Zero.." I whispered as I looked at myself in the mirror. Nana was getting ready for the Ball. She turned, a bit confused.
"What did you say?" She asked. I shook my head. Since that night, Zero wouldn't look at me, or eventalkto me. I didn't understand why. He liked Yuki, he wanted Yuki more. It didn't matter that I had known him since I was five. It didn't matter that I had been in love with him. I paused a second. I had been...in love?
"Nothing." I answered, trying to keep my focus. Nana narrowed her eyes.
"What's wrong?" She asked.
"I'm alright." I shrugged. I looked at her to see her dark red dress. She looked pretty and I hoped that Akatsuki would be nice to her.
"Are you going to change? Aido and Akatsuki should be here soon." Nana pulled her hair back.
"I'll change here in a second." I mumbled as I lowered my eyes. Nana sighed as she slipped her shoes on and grabbed something from her closet. The noise caught my attention and I turned to see Nana had a long blue dress in her hands. The sparkles on it made me smile, and there were no straps.
"Here, this looks better than that white dress you have. It kinda looks like my Grandma would wear it." Nana chuckled. I sighed a bit as I changed. The front of the dress was shorter than the back. The lace and frills made me feel like I use to when I was younger, wearing the pretty dresses.
As Nana and I walked outside, I could see Aido and Akatsuki walking down the path. Nana blushed. She had put her contacts in for tonight. Aido smiled as he grabbed my hand, kissing it.
"Well, well ladies. Aren't weluckyto be in the presence of beautiful ladies?" Akatsuki looked at Nana and sighed a bit, but he did manage a smile. Aido walked behind me, placing a thick black choker that had a black rose hanging off of it. I smiled, looking at it. The beads came down on to my skin and the lace matched my dress.
"Thank you." I smiled.
When we arrived at the School, I was amazed at how well the place looked. Our class had actually managed to pull off a good average, so we weren't working that night. I looked around to see a bunch of girls, staring Nana and me down like hawks. Since Aido and Akatsuki had dates, they wouldn't dance with anyone else.
"Shall we?" Aido asked as he took my hand. I smiled brightly as themusicplayed and he swung me around. My eyes caught sight of a certain silver haired boy though. He was standing off to the side with his school uniform on. As I spun in a circle, I kept my eyes on Zero. Then Yuki walked over to him and my view changed. I lowered my head, Aido noticed this. "You know, I'm not so bad of a guy either." Aido said as he held my hands.
"Aido, I'm sorry..." I said as I moved closer to him, placing my head on his shoulder. He snaked his arms from my hands to my back. When we turned, I saw Zero glaring Aido down. I just sighed and closed my eyes.
"Uh...Aido...can I have this dance, with her?" I opened my eyes, seeing Zero. Aido paused a second, narrowing his eyes.
"Fine, but she's my date. So I get her back." Aido said as he stepped away. Zero took my hands and swallowed hard. I kept my eyes down, trying not to look at him.
"I know..that you saw me and Yuki...I know how that must have made you feel..But, why would you try to make me jealous with...one of them?" Zero asked. I narrowed my eyes, looking up at him.
"One of them? Zero...did you forget that you are one of them?" I asked in a low tone.
"No, Zero. It was either me or her. And..what I've heard and seen is...you want nothing to do with me! After everything I've done for you? After everything I've tried to be for you! What has she done for you, Zero? What is she to you!" I let all my anger out. Zero stopped and I dropped my hands and turned, shaking my head.
"Ikeda..!" Zero called as I took off. Aido saw this and narrowed his eyes.
"Keda!" Aido yelled as he ran after me. I didn't want to be here anymore, I thought I could someday be with Zero. After fighting for him, saving him, caring for him. I shook my head as tears streamed down my face. "Ikeda! Wait!" Aido repeated. I closed my eyes as I tripped in my heels. I narrowed my eyes as I grabbed a hold of the beam next to me, breathing in the cold air. I closed my eyes, sliding down and leaning my head on the concrete. "Ikeda..." Aido sighed as he caught up with me.
"I'm sorry.." I apologized. Aido wrapped his arms around me.
"Why are you sorry?" He asked.
"I ruined our date." I cried. Aido smiled a bit as he sat down and brushed a few tears away.
"I actually had a great time...Do you wanna..get outa here?" He asked. I nodded, wanting to be far away from here.
Zero clenched his fists as he watched me and Aido run out of the room. He narrowed his eyes and turned to walk out.
"Hey, Zero? Where did my date go?" Zero's eyes were wide before he turned to see Aido standing behind him.
"Aido? If you're here...then..." Zero thought for a moment before his eyes locked and he felt his being shattered. "Ikeda!"