You Always Make Me Cry...


By Anime Queen


I could barely see or hear him through my moist eyes and wild heartbeat. He wiped the remaining blood off his hand, and walked a little closer to me. I took a cautious step backwards, but he merely brushed my shoulder as he walked by.

"See you around, I've got things to do."

"No, wait," I reached out and grabbed his jacket sleeve. He stopped. I looked at him, willing myself not to cry. He looked back at me, not saying anything, not doing anything. I thought quickly about what to ask him, there was so much that I didn't understand. "How do you really feel about me?"

He didn't say anything. I forced a smile.

"Don't worry about hurting me, nothing can do that now. What am I to you?"

This time he didn't hesitate. "I'm paid to track you and kill you. You're an assignment."

I swallowed with difficulty and looked away for a moment. Hearing him say it sounded so final. It hurt more than I thought it would.

"So that time, in front of my apartment..."

"I'm sorry," he said without any real expression. I just stared nowhere in particular, trying to think of something to say to that. "I have to go now."

"Can't you stay?" I mumbled, looking at the ground.

"I'm sorry," he said again, briefly draping his arm over my shoulders, then hastily letting go. "Good luck."

I stared after him for a while, watching him leave, until he opened the door, and it slid shut behind him, and I couldn't see him anymore. I dropped the fake smile and let flow my tears.

Why do you always make me cry?