"Sleepless Night" By: StolenSpark

I own a big fat nothing. Regarding this ficy: Rabid Genki/Holly people should stay away.

Dedicated to: My sister, who convinced me that these two were a possible couple (as well as proofreading my fics).

How do you approach something like this?

I think I'm in love.

But it's not who you think it is. It's not. Probably the farthest thing from.

It would never work out. Even in my village it's unheard of. And in some places...

If they found out we wouldn't live the night. And there are more places like that than there are places like my village.

Unheard of? Impossible. Humans and Monsters have lived side-by-side for millennia. I can't be the first to feel this way.

I can't cry.

Is this what love feels like?

It should be enough that I can turn to you with any of my feelings, any of my doubts. If I share my secrets, ever, it would be you. God knows it isn't enough.

Besides, you already have someone. Your "friend" your "Soulmate". I'm not vindictive about it. In my soul of souls, what I hide even from you, I'm not glad she's gone. I didn't hate her before, but I've fallen too far.

It scares me that I have begun to hate.

And I'm afraid. Afraid of it ending. When we find the Phoenix, she'll return, we'll go our separate ways, and I'll lose what little of you I have.

Forget it. I'm not. Humans don't fall for monsters. NEVER. I don't dream of you, don't yearn for the touch of my skin on yours, so different.

I'm in love with you.

You probably think I love Genki. Everyone else does.

I...I love you. Over and over, my heart screams. I nearly cry. You don't even know. AI SHITERU. ME. HOLLY. The human who feels no attraction to her own kind, who has opened up to you, shared her doubts with YOU, not the one everyone thinks she loves.

But you wait for another to return, and I'm not a monster.

I'm still in love with you, Golem.

All right, go watch "Great Battle at Sea" again, and maybe you'll see what I mean. Or you might flame me. I FEAR NOTHING. ^-^6 To flambe StolenSpark, write to her new address at Spark@PhoenixMail.org