A/N: Happy Birthday, Aradi! I hope you have a fantastic day.
Thanks to Sorceresscirce for betaing.
My heart’s fragile.
Broken at least a hundred times.
At least once by him.
I swore I’d never again let anyone have power over it. For a while, I succeeded in keeping that promise.
It’s been years since I saw him last.
Only days since I last thought of him.
Now he’s here.
Right here, in front of me.
Asking for another chance.
Telling me he’s grown – changed.
My heart, finally healed, feeling whole again after all this time, beats frantically.
With a trembling hand, I reach out, handing it to him.
How can I not?
I love him still.