>>32351651>She wiped the blood away from her face, locking eyes with Sunset>"You wouldn't say it. Even back when we were, y'know... you still wouldn't."
"I was scared. We were just kids.">"Maybe. But we knew what we had. I did, at least.">Gilda groaned in pain as she sat up>"Christ, you're still one vicious bitch when you wanna be. I loved that about you. Why'd you have to go, huh?"
"I told you. I couldn't be the kind of person you wanted me to be. I had to believe there was a better version of me, somewhere.">"A better version?">Gilda laughed, grimacing at the pain that brought her>"There's no 'better Sunset' out there, you fucking dweeb. Just the same Sunset in a different city. Away from her friends. Lonely.">Sunset gritted her teeth, half-ready to punch Gilda again>Because she was right
"I still have to try. I have to find her, G.">"If that's what you want, I can't stop you.">Gilda raised her hand to Sunset's cheek, and her voice dropped to a whisper>"But listen. I'm... I'm gonna ask you. Please, stay with us.">Gilda glanced away, grinding her teeth>"I don't do this often, but... please. I promise, things aren't like they used to be. It's better here. Doesn't look that way, but it's good. You could be happy. I'd be happy, if you were around. Please."
"I can't.">Gilda's eyes closed>A single, lonesome tear wandered down her cheek, mingling with the bloody residue coating her face>"Fuck. Not much point in saying anything else, I guess. Fuck."