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Kiara watches as Calli interacted with their seniors and juniors alike. "I love you Coco-senpai!" Calli exclaims, giggling right after, as Coco returns her endearments.

Kiara couldn't help but smile bitterly at that. 'Oh how I wish that was me.'

"Kiara are you okay?" She turns her head and met Ina's concerned blue eyes.

"Oh, hi Ina," Kiara greets. "Yup! I'm A-Okay!" She smiles, and Ina couldn't help but notice that it didn't reach her eyes.

"Well, if you say so," Ina says hesitantly, worry evident in her voice. She stays beside Kiara, feeling that she might need a companion.

The two of them watch as their fellow gen member mess around with their seniors and juniors.

"I think..." She hears Kiara say quietly.

"Hm?" She hums, turning her head to look at Kiara.

"I think it's time I end this Takamori thing."

Ina's eyes widened. Kiara wanting to end Takamori? "It's your decision, but can I ask why?" Dark blue eyes watched as Kiara eyes Calli and Coco yelling endearments to each other.

"It's just that..." Kiara sighs, low and weary.

"Watching the one you love treat others like you want to be treated is a different kind of heartbreak you know?"

"And it gets tiring Ina," The phoenix turns and gives Ina a wobbly smile.

"I'm tired...." She looks down, bangs covering her eyes but Ina can see her lips trembling.

"I'm so tired, Ina." She chokes back a sob, "She's only one person and yet she made me feel as if my world was crumbling around me."

Ina could feel her heart breaking, she couldn't help but hate the reaper just a little bit for making the usually bright and cheerful Kiara feel this way.

She reached out and cradles the phoenix' head to her chest.

And just like that, the dam broke. Kiara let's out a sob and Ina could feel her shirt dampen because of her tears.

She looks down at the sobbing girl in her arms. "I don't know what your plan of action now," She says quietly as she tightens her hold on her.

"But I'll be with you every step of the way."