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A Sweet Girl and her Cat

The rest of the night went by and the reception was so great, that Rikki was sure that it would make the top 3 in the world's greatest parties. But that was just his opinion. Late that night, so late in fact that it was early in the morning, they declared the reception over. He and Suzy snuck off to the penthouse, which they had also rented, afterward. The reception area was returned to it's proper state the next morning.

Back at the college.

Everyone was packing their things into their cars. They were all going back home since the wedding and the reception was done. Yin was sitting on the steps watching everyone pack their luggage. Aaron came over and sat down beside her.

"Are you done packing?" he asked her.

"What's there to pack?" she asked him sadly not looking at him. "I have no family. I have no home. I have nothing."

"I'm sorry. I forgot." She looked at him with watery eyes.

"It's okay," she said leaning in and hugging him.

"But you're wrong."

"W-what are you saying?"

"You don't have anything you say? You're wrong."

"How?" she asked with a tone of anger.

"You have me." She paused and looked at him and he smiled. "You have me." She leaned in and they kissed.

"Do you have a home? Can I stay with you?"

"Sure. If you can handle my brothers."

"Oh, you have brothers?"

"I live with three but I actually have five."

"Any sisters?"

"One, but she doesn't live with us. Why does having brothers seem so bad?"

"Because I had a brother… once."

"What happened?"

"Well, my parents died in a horrible fire. Yang and I were 5 years old."

"Is Yang your brother?" She nodded, her eyes becoming wet with tears again.

"My twin brother, yeah. He died in a car accident 6 years ago." Aaron paused.

"That's really sad." He hugged her sympathetically. He could feel her sobbing silently. "Yin, I'm so, so sorry." Yin continued to noiselessly cry. Aaron patted her head and stroked her hair. "It's okay, it's okay," he said soothingly.

"W… why are you… always so nice… when I'm sad?" she asked. He stopped hugging Yin and he held her chin up and he looked her in the eyes.

"Because I don't like seeing girls cry."

"Y… you don't?"

"Nope. Sorry, I'm just one of those types." Yin rubbed the tears from her eyes.

"It's… it's okay. I think that guys like that are really sweet."

"Then I guess I'm your sweet guy." There was the smallest of smiles on Yins face.

"Your so nice."

"Well, I try to," he said blushing slightly. There was a pause.

"We could do it, ya know."


"We could just go off somewhere and build a house, start a family , and live happy."

"But what about my family?"

"What about mine?"

"Point taken. Here," he stood up and he helped her stand. "Let's go to my car." They walked to Aaron's car, a Volvo station wagon. Yin could see his things packed inside it. "Where I come from, I am hardly noticed. People don't even acknowledge my very existence. I'm always alone, and I have hardly any friends."

"That's sad."

"I know." He saw something on top of his car. It was Flame.

"Flame, there you are," Yin said. "Don't go off without me." She reached up and she picked up the cat.

"Come on. Let's do that idea of yours."


"Let's just go off somewhere and start a life. Mine was too sad and boring anyway. Besides, I have everything I need with me."


"Almost. I'm just missing two things."

"What are they?"

"A sweet girl, and her cat." Yin blushed. "Come on. Let's go live." Yin was about to open the passenger door, when she hesitated. "What's wrong?"

"I'm sorry… I'm just a little distrustful toward cars."

"Oh. Don't worry though love, this is a really safe car." She still looked at it weirdly. "Scientifically proven and tested." She looked at him and the honesty in his eyes was too much to ignore. She smiled and she opened the door and she sat down. She put Flame down in her lap and Flame jumped back into the seats behind her.

"Flame what are you-?" she stopped when she saw Flame stick her small head into a bag and she poked back out with a cat treat in her mouth. "Flame, you silly cat," she said with a smile. Aaron climbed into the driver seat. He started the car and he looked at her. "What are you waiting for?" Yin asked him. "Come on, let's go live!"

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