"What do you want Zach?" Lilly huffed when they got outside and away from everyone. "I'm too tired for this. Do you even know how long I stayed up for you last night?" She asked.
"I know, and I'm sorry." He replied, he looked at the ground but his eyes flicked to Lilly's.
"Awh. You're sorry. Well that makes everything better doesn't it Zach?!" She said acidly.
"Not at all. But for what it's worth I really am."
It's worth nothing, Lilly thought but didn't say it out loud.
"Why didn't you meet me Zach? You have no idea how stupid and worthless you made me feel." Lilly asked.
"I don't have an acceptable answer to that." He replied.
"Then why am I even here? It's Christmas in 3 days. So much for spending time with the ones you love." She turned to go up the the castle when Zach grabbed her arm and pulled her back.
"No. Don't go." Lilly frowned as he said it in a growl.
"Zach. You're scaring me. Let go." Lilly said, tugging on had arm.
"Ugh. This shouldn't be happening! I shouldn't have stood you up last night. I know how pathetic I seem but I have my reasons, I just... Can't... Tell you. Don't be mad."
Lilly opened her mouth to snarl an insult at him but simply closed it again. She was speechless, she didn't even know what was currently happening.
"What are we Zach? What do I mean to you? Because I'm not going to put my feelings out there and you not feel the same way."
Zach sighed. "Lilly" he said almost in a whine. "If only you knew."
"Where do we stand." She said, more stern and looking him in his deep brown eyes, she could see longing in them but something else too.
"Knew what?!" She said angrily, realising what Zach just said.
"It's...Complicated." Zach sighed.
Lilly groaned as Zach turned away from her and paced in circles.
"What if-" he started.
"No. No what ifs. No nothing. I'm not in the mood for this Zach. Maybe another day."
And she stormed back up to the castle, leaving Zach looking after her with glassy eyes as a tear rolled down his smooth cheek.