The crack of the can opening. The taste of something bitter.

" ... So you see, I've become Lyewa."


" And I spent a lot of time thinking about it, and I wanted to... apologize to you... for lying to you..."

Her hands tightened around the can.

" ... You what?"

She was staring downward, not looking at him.

" I'm sorry. I-"

She leaned forward, hair falling to obscure her face.

" I should've known," she said.

" Ne-"

" You were just acting like that so you could trick me into something!"

Prima stared at her, taken aback.

" I... Why... Why is it that men always want things like that? Isn't it enough that I was with you every day? I told you all of my secrets, but you never told me anything like that! You lied to me so that you could keep your feelings safe!"

" Neda-"

" I told you how I feel about Kirie!"


" I... I sort of knew how you felt... But I wanted to ignore it because it was easier that way. If you had said something back then, to me, instead of lying, I might've..."


" But it's too late for anything like that now, with you as you are now. I'm already with her, so... I really don't want to talk to you anymore."

Can in the trash.