Key Four: Habit:


"What's your name?" this little angel asked me once I felt better.

"Lavi," I answered. "And you are?" She sat back with a smile on her face.

"Ami," she said.

"Ami," I repeated in a dreamy tone. "That's so angelic." She gave me a strange look.

"Do you have a fever or something?" she asked. Ami put her hand on my forehead.

"No, no," I told her. "Stop." I pushed away her hand. She drew it back, frowning.

"Where did you even come from?" Ami asked. I put my arms behind my head, smiling.

"Nowhere," I answered. "I have nowhere to call my home." She raised an eyebrow at me while frowning.

"So, you're homeless?" she asked.

"Yep!" I said aloud with a huge grin. My laughter was loud enough to reach the sky.

"Freak," Ami muttered under her breath. I glanced over at her.

"What makes you say that?" I asked. Ami put her hands on her hips.

"You just are!" she announced. I leaned in close with my own eyebrow raised.

"And what does that make you?" I asked.

"Normal as they come," she replied. I all but laughed at her. Ami puffed up her cheeks at me.

"What's so funny?" she snapped. I give her a goofy smile as I pat her on the head.

"Normal doesn't really exist," I told her in a low voice. "We all are freaks in our own way." Ami pulled away from my face.

"Not me!" she said. "I'm never going to be one!"

"And what makes you say that?"

Ami sat up with her hands on her hips. "I just won't be!" I can't really explained what happened next or why I did it, but I just darted forward and gave him a little kiss on the lips. It would've been okay if she had just pushed me away. Instead, she just sat there and let me kiss her. When I pulled away after fifteen seconds, I gave her a blank stare.

"What was that for?" she asked. Even though I didn't have an answer for her at the time, I already knew that I had crossed a line that I couldn't go back over. Ami's encouragement of our "bad" behavior did little to reserve the course of actions to follow.

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