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How was this possible? He was dead. We saw his shredded body and we even burnt him. Why the fuck did the demon ask for little mousy?

β€œShall I leave?”

Shit. I forgot she was here.

β€œNo” I muttered, β€œYou need to help”

β€œI don’t think there is anything I can do right now,” She said, with a shrug β€œConsidering that your brothers are out, and Emily is with Theo. I should just leave.”

β€œIf I let you leave, Xander will fucking kill me,” I said, shooting her a look, β€œHe said you have to stay here tonight.”

She groaned β€œI can’t! I need to get home. I have things to do and people to see.”

β€œThey can wait,” I said, sitting on my bed. She groaned again and went to take her heels off, but I saw right up her dress. I didn’t even feel guilty that I saw her underwear. I gulped as the heat built up again.

I quickly looked away from her as she sat up straight and I cleared my throat making her look up at me. She sent me a small smile and shook her head.

β€œNext time I go out, I’m not wearing heels.” She muttered, β€œIn fact, I’m wearing jeans!”

β€œYou looked good,” I said, and my face burned. What the hell was wrong with you Leo?

β€œThat’s a lie” She whispered.

β€œI wouldn’t lie to you about that,” I muttered, and I turned away from her β€œWhat are you going to do about your healing?”

β€œNothing,” She said, and I looked over at her β€œIt wouldn’t matter if I take vampire blood. I’m newly turned so it wouldn’t make a difference. I’ll just wait until I heal fully. It’s not like humans can see the burn anyway.”

I winced, suddenly feeling guilty β€œIt’s my fault you have burn marks.”

β€œWell yes. I didn’t set myself alight” She snapped, and she saw me wince β€œShit. I’m sorry. I wasn’t thinking.”

I rubbed my neck β€œIt’s fine. But I didn’t ask for your help.”

β€œAnd I keep telling you I know that,” She said, β€œI couldn’t turn your brothers down. If I knew a sibling was in trouble, I’d do anything to save them, even if they didn’t want it. I know what it’s like to lose family and I would hate to see them go through that.”

My mum’s face appeared in my head and I quickly shook it away. Now wasn’t the time to be thinking of that. I still hadn’t told my brothers...if I could ever tell my brothers that is.

β€œThank you,” She said, and I looked at her β€œFor offering me your blood. No one has ever done that for me before.”

I shrugged β€œI I don’t owe you anything.”

She laughed β€œ don’t.”

We sat in silence for a while and I could hear her heart racing.

β€œLeo,” She said quietly, β€œI know you still love Emily, but shouldn’t you try to move on?”

β€œIf it was that easy, I would have,” I said, looking at the black and coloured tattoos wrapped around my arms β€œIt’s hard to get over your first love.”

β€œTell me about it,” She said, and I looked at her β€œBut, you can move on. I managed to, so I’m sure you can. Don’t get me wrong, it hurts but when you let go, it’s like a weight is lifted away and you can...” She paused β€œYou start to see in colour again.”

I tilted my head and studied her for a few moments. I tried to read her memories but it was locked and there was no way to get in. It would hurt both of us if I tried to break down that door so I gave up and thought she might tell me instead.

β€œWho was he?”

Willow looked at me and I saw her playing with the hem of her dress.

β€œI don’t know what you are talking about,”

β€œYou can’t lie to me,” I said, β€œI don’t need to read your emotions to know you are lying to me. You don’t have to tell me, but...I’m a good listener. Believe it or not,”

β€œNo one special” She smiled slightly β€œI only saw that when I fell out of love with him. I was blinded by my love for him. I ignored everyone around me because I thought he was the only one for me. Boy, was I fucking wrong.”

I turned to face her, feeling curious β€œHow did you do it?”

She shrugged β€œI don’t know. It just happened. Ok, I may have slept with a few people to try, but it happened eventually. I realised that no matter how much I loved him, he was never going to love me back. His heart belonged to someone else...I was broken, but I was happy for him.”

β€œI don’t...” I stopped. I didn’t want to tell her how I felt, but from her emotions attacking my head, it was like she understood me β€œI don’t want to stop loving Emily”

β€œYou won’t stop loving her,” She said, β€œBut you won’t be in love with her. Someone else will come along and make you realise that having a dead-end love will eventually kill you. Shouldn’t you understand that?”

I laughed slightly β€œYeah. I figured that out when I tried to set myself on fire.”

She Laughed, and I was attacked by goosebumps β€œLeo, you need to move on even if it is painful. But let me tell you this, don’t kill yourself because you can’t get what you want. If things worked like that, then there would be a massive decrease in the world population.”

β€œDid you...did you try?” I asked β€œWillow, did you try?”

She smiled softly at me and nodded β€œYes. I did try to kill myself. So, I understand how you feel. Trust me. I understand.”

β€œI’m sorry. I didn’t know,”

β€œI tried to kill myself. So what?” She shrugged β€œI had family who helped me. So what more can I say other than it does get better,”

β€œWillow, do you think you could help me get over Emily?” I asked, and she sent me a small nod.

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