“Milly, I need you to be honest with me because I know C.C. isn’t going to be, and I need to know.”
She stared at her friend’s husband who tightly grabbed her wrist.
“Who is he?”
They both knew who he was referring to. Even without raising a description, or their slight encounter, Suzaku knew that his wife’s closest friend would know who he was asking after. Hell, she might have even been there when the two had met; he figured C.C. had stopped most of her activities after. His wife was selective, and he knew she loved him. Or at least had and that his “passing” would affect her.
“I can’t tell you. It’s not my secret to tell.”
Impatient and angry, he glared at her as his grip tightened. She winced but remained silent. Irritated, he grit his teeth as his nostrils flared. So she was going to protect him too, was she? She was going to hide him, his wife’s lover, from him too, wasn’t she? While his wife went off to go sleep with this guy, whoever the hell he was, Milly was just going to sit there and protect them even after everything he had suffered through, huh? Huh?
“Suzaku, let me go.”
“No,” he hissed. “Why should I listen to someone like you? I almost died because of people like you. Because of people like you, I had to go through hell for three years, I lost my fucking arm because of people like you, so no, I’m not going to let you go! I’m not going to let you go!”
Now screaming, he violently shook her. The doors opened and nurses rushed in, and in his head, a quiet voice told him that he was being unreasonable – Milly hadn’t done anything wrong. She was just being a good friend – but it was drowned out by the roar of anger and injustice and the inability to understand why no one would talk about the thing that everyone knew.
“Where is he?” Tearing himself away from the arms trying to restrain him, he screamed after her as she walked away. “Tell me where he is! Don’t you fucking dare turn your back on me! I deserve to know who he is! Don’t you dare!”
But it was too late. She already had, leaving him alone once more as the darkness closed in until he had no choice but to give in and sink into the depths of the abyss below.