What you never knew

"Hey Helen! Wait up!" An 18-year-old boy, Dragon, Helen's best friend shouted to her.

Dragon was tall, at 5 feet, 8 inches, and was slightly muscled, weighing 153 pounds. He had deep brown eyes, and sandy blond that was shaggy, yet soft. His pale skin, though not sickly so, seemed soft as well.

Helen, also 18, turned around, and grinned at the sight of him, "Hi Dragon."

Helen, unlike Dragon, was petite. She was short, at 5 feet, 2 inch, and only weighed 119 pounds. She had a slight natural tan, that went well with her dazzaling green eyes, and dark brown, almost black hair.

He stopped in front of her, and put his hands on his knees, panting. Standing up straight after a minute, he looked into her bright emerald green eyes, and smiled.

"Where ya going?" He asked.

She thought for a second, before answering, "I'm just going to the movies. Want to come?"

His face seemed to brighten, making his chocolate brown eyes sparkle like diamonds, "Sure! I'd love to."

"Okay then, I'll race you!" She said, and took off running down the busy sidewalk.

"Wait up, Helen!" Dragon said, laughing.

Helen turned around, jogging backwards, "Come on, slow poke. Try and catch me!"

Turning around, however, she found a car coming towards her, only 5 feet away.

Her eyes widened, and she was frozen in place.

The car hit, and her world went black.

"Helen!!!" Dragon shouted, his eyes widening.

Quickly rushing over to her, he pulled out his cell phone and called 911. A couple minutes later, an ambulance was upon the scene.

When Helen came to, all she saw was white. But as her vision cleared, she saw that she was in the hospital. She groaned in pain.

"Helen!" She heard someone shout joyfully.

She winced at the loud noise, and muttered, "Too.. loud..."

"Oh. Sorry Helen," said the voice quietly.

Helen looked to her left. Sitting there was an excited Dragon. She smiled.

"Hey Dragon. What happened? The last thing I saw was a car coming towards me, and then..." She trailed off, her eyes widening. "I was hit, wasn't I?"

Dragon looked down, "Yes, you were hit. The doctors said it was a miracle you came out of it alive, not to mention as hurt as you are." He smirked. "Must have a guardian angel looking out for you, huh?"

She laughed slightly, but winced. "Yeah. Damn lucky I have one, too. So, any idea how long I have till I get out?"

He looked away, "You have to be in here for 2 weeks. Your injuries weren't that serious."

Helen grinned, "Thank you God. I thought I'd have to be here for at least a month, seeing as I was hit by a car." She noticed Dragon's look. "What's wrong, Dragon?"

Dragon closed his eyes. "I'm so sorry you were in here at all, El. It's my fault for not watching out for you better."

Helen narrowed her eyes. "It's not your fault. No one knew that I was going to be hit by a car."

Dragon sighed, "But-"

"No buts, Dragon-kun. Don't worry about it. It wasn't your fault, and I wouldn't blame you if it was." El interupted him.

Dragon smiled, "Thanks El. Well, I have to go now. My mom's probably worried about me. I shall visit you every day though, I promise." He said, getting up from his chair.

El smiled at him, her eyes shinning with tears of happiness, "Thanks Dragon- kun. With you visiting everyday, I'll feel much better."

He blushed slightly, and left the room.

For the next two weeks, Dragon came in and visited with Helen. They talked, played games, or just sat in comfortable silence. But as the last day came, Dragon seemed antsy.

"Dragon, are you okay?" Helen asked him. She was currently getting her bag together of the things that Dragon had brought her.

"I'm fine," He said, looking around the room, "Just happy that you get out of here today."

Helen smiled, and came over to Dragon and hugged him, "Thanks Dragon-Kun. I appreciate it. Now let's go. I'm done here."

He grinned happily, and hugged her back. "Okay. Let's get you home now."

They left the hospital, Dragon driving them on his silver motorcycle with Helen sitting behind him, holding on tight to his waist. He arrived at her apartment a few minutes later, and they got off. Before Dragon had the chance to take off, Helen invited him in. Dragon accepted, though hesitently, and they went up the stairs to her appartment.

Helen's apartment was large, seeing as she had a good job and was going to college. The living room was well decorated, and had a comfy white leather sofa in it. She collapsed onto it, and sighed in content.

"Ah. This is wonderful," She then sat up, "Want anything Dragon?"

He shook his head, but sat down next to her, "Helen, I need to talk with you about something."

Helen heard the serious note in his voice, and nodded her head, "Okay. What is it?"

Dragon looked nervously around the appartment, "Well... we've been friends for a while, right?"

Helen smiled, "I'd like to think so. After all, 15 years is quite a while."

Dragon didn't look any less tense, "Helen, there's something you need to know about me. Accually, two things, but I'll only tell you the second after you get over the shock of the first. If you do at all."

Helen frowned, "And what, pray tell, would make me so shocked?"

Dragon looked down, "I'm your guardian angel. Sent by God, to protect you when you were born." He looked at her. "I chose you to protect, and also chose to become your friend." He smiled at El. "Because I knew you were going to be a great person, and I wanted to be part of your life." He stood up, and was enveloped in a bright pure light. When it dimmed, no longer stood the slightly muscled figure of her best friend, but that of a lean, taller figure with deeper chocolate brown eyes. He sat back down and waited for an answer of some kind.

Helen looked at him in shock. Not everyday you found out your best friend is an angel.

Taking a deep breath, she smiled and looked at him, searching his eyes. After a minute or so, she hugged him.

Of all the reactions, Dragon was not expecting that.

"I don't care what you are. You are who you are, and you are still my best friend," She mumbled into his shoulder, slightly snuggling.

He sighed in relief. Phase one, complete. Now for the second phase...

"That's not all, El. I have to tell you something else as well. Something I felt I needed to tell you, seeing as I almost lost you once," Dragon said, pulling back from her embrace.

"I love you."

Her eyes widened, and her mouth fell open. Woah...

"You... love... me...?" She asked him in disbelief.

He smiled sadly, as if she already rejected her, "Yes. I've loved you since you were younger, around 10 years old. Of course, I wasn't 10 then, though I appeared to be."

Helen took a deep breath, and smiled at him, fresh tears coming to her eyes. "I see. Well, I have to tell you something now."

Dragon steeled himself, ready for her answer. His heart to be snuffed into ashes.

"I love you, too. And I have for the last 5 years."

Dragon was shocked. She loved him...?

Grinning, he hugged her, and stood up, spinning her around. She laughed happily.

When Dragon stopped spinning her around, he kissed her soundly.

The End

By: Shigatsu Waite