DISCLAIMER: I don't own the Lorien Legacies or the song "I won't give up" by Jason Mraz.
It's been one year. One year since she's been gone.
Oh the irony.
When I look into your eyes
It's like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
Well, there's so much they hold
I sit on the roof of our latest motel, staring out into the horizon.
The Garde have assembled downstairs for dinner, and I'm due to be called down any minute now, but I have some time. Even if it's a little, it's all I need to see her in my mind's eye.
Most of the Garde were too young to remember the date they got One's scar, but I'll never forget it.
I'll never forget her.
And just like them old stars
I see that you've come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?
She was taken too young, they all were.
She never had a chance to discover her legacies, to meet the others, to finish what she started, and what she had to.
But she tried, and got as far as her situation would allow her to.
She found me, the real me, who I never even knew existed. She brought me to the Garde.
She changed my life... for the better.
And when you're needing your space
To do some navigating
I'll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find
I remember when she was still here, the voice in my head, a ethereal figure by my side.
She was my conscience, my supporter, my critic.
But above all, she was my only true friend.
But then she started to fade away, like a memory, or colour does over time. I didn't understand at first, because I didn't want to.
I couldn't loose her.
But then, when she started slipping away to the darkness I waited for her, begged her to stay. It was hurting her, and by extension me, so I had to try to save her, or learn to let her go.
When her absences increased in frequency and duration, I waited for her to reappear...constantly worried that she wouldn't.
'Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
My eyes scan the darkening skies for the one light the Garde find naturally.
The Mogadorians destroyed it, a planet so beautiful and peaceful, with absolutely no regrets or the tiniest ounce of mercy.
They went along their path of decimation and destruction until all that was left were Nine children.
Nine children destined to avenge a fallen race.
The nine who escaped to earth as their planet and species burnt under the rage of the invaders.
We've got a lot to learn
God knows we're worth it
They were strangers to this planet, and with the last hopes of a dying planet on their shoulders, there was so much they had to learn to fit in, to stay hidden, lest they were found.
And from One's memories, it's clear that it was far from easy.
But despite the seemingly impossible odds, they have survived.
Not without losses, not without sacrifice, but they've made it so far.
No, I won't give up
And I'm going to be there to help the rest of the way.
I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make
There was a point in time where I believed that I alone couldn't make a significant difference, when I believed I was powerless and weak in face of the Garde.
But One changed everything.
She made me believe in this cause, in the fact that this war could be won.
She made me believe in me, by doing so herself.
And I'm not about to let her down, after all she's done for me.
I'll fight, and while I might not be as strong as the Garde, or as gifted, I'll make up for it with my determination.
I'm going to make a difference.
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got, yeah, we got a lot at stake
Its our differences that make all the difference in this war.
One and I would have never been able to achieve all we have until now if we weren't so different, so unique.
Her, the headstrong, powerful Garde and me, the Mogadorian defector.
Our differences are our greatest strength in this war, with the fate of not one, not two, but in my mind, three worlds at stake.
Earth, Lorien, and Mogadore.
And in the end, you're still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
It's only now that I fully understand what One meant to me.
I loved her, someone I would have never met if not for the experiment in Dr. Anu's lab.
A Loric and a Mogadorian, who would have thought it possible?
But we made it without our lives crashing down on us.
We made it work.
And now it's up to me to carry forth her legacy.
I had to learn what I've got,
Her legacy, her final gift to me.
and what I'm not,
Her faith, that I was different from the others, that I was capable of much more.
and who I am
And her conviction that I was a worthy ally, a friend... And maybe more.
Well, I won't give up on us (no I'm not giving up)
God knows I'm tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)
We've got a lot to learn (we're alive, we are loved)
God knows we're worth it (and we're worth it)
And so I won't give up, whatever this war brings, whatever I'm required to do to change this world.
To bring back the peace.
I'm strong enough, with One in my mind and my heart, nothing can convince me otherwise.
I have a long way to go, and a lot to learn.
But I'm not giving up.
I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up
I could never give up on her.