by A. Magiluna Stormwriter

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[Please do not fold, spindle, or mutilate. Thank you. Shatterpath]

Author's Notes: This was written on 1 March 2003, while I was at the Creation Convention in Seattle, Washington, waiting for Roxann Dawson to come onstage. It's the second of 3 stories written at that time.

His parents hated me. No, his mother hated me. Wade said he loved me. He pursued me relentlessly, despite all my roadblocks. I think I just gave in to make him feel happy. I couldn't make my heart feel anything more for him than I did, not even after making love to him. In fact, I think that's when I realized I felt nothing romantic for him. I tried to tell him, but he wouldn't listen and continued wooing me.

And then Alfred brought him to the clocktower, into Harley's clutches…to his death.

I'll never outlive that guilt…

I'm sorry…