Disclaimer: I do not own D. Gray-man.

WARNING: READ! Allen, Allen&Lavi, Kanda, Lavi&Kanda. This says who is singing certain words in a song. Be sure to read it, otherwise you won't understand.


Friday, 12:34 P.M., Free Period

"Fuck!"

The C-string on Kanda's guitar snapped, drawing the attention of everyone within the vicinity. "Un-be-fuckin'-lievable! Thats the fourth one this month! Shit!" he cursed as he placed his slightly bleeding finger in his mouth in irritation. Lenalee, Lavi, and Charity laughed, sitting on the concrete stairs in front of the school next to the long-haired teen who leaned against the railing with his guitar in his arms.

Allen took his chance to inspect the guitar closely, making Kanda turn his head to hide his slight blush. Charity smiled knowingly, while Lavi and Lenalee just took it as the other being irritated and angry yet again.

"Sorry, Kanda, but this guitar can't hold out. You definitely need a new one," Allen stated with an apologetic look towards the other. The long-haired teen groaned loudly in exasperation as he put his face in his hands, earning several looks from the other students who happened to be near.

Allen had offered to inspect the guitar after hearing that the other was having difficulties with it, due to his experience with instruments thanks to his uncle and he had the older play the guitar only to witness the string break.

Lenalee smiled kindly as she tried to comfort her Japanese friend who held his usual scowl, although it was more prominent and angry. First years around them began whispering, and due to his sensitive hearing, Allen managed to listen into their conversations.

"Who are they?"

"I heard that they're a band."

"Yeah, two of them are seniors."

"The long haired one is kind of intimidating,"

Sighing, Allen chose to ignore the conversations going on between the first years and looked at Kanda. "If you don't mind, we'll all head to the music store later to get a replacement. I just found out my uncle owns the place so if I ask him, you'll get a good discount." He smiled sheepishly as the others eyes widened a bit in surprise. They didn't expect Allen to be so... nice to Kanda. Especially since they usually seem to fight more often.

Kanda sighed irritably, "Fine. But after school. Free period will be over soon, and despite my appearance, I want to get my needed credits so I can get the fuck outta here," he states nonchalantly, a strong hint of boredom in his tone.

"That's so like you, Yuu!"

"Don't fucking call me by that name, baka usagi!"

"Awww, but Yuu! You know you love me!"

"Apparently you want to die, because I'll smash your head in with this damn guitar, and won't regret it one bit! So. Don't. Call. Me. That!" Kanda growls, his scowl deepening as he grabbed Lavi by the collar of his shirt.

Charity starts laughing hysterically, arms around her stomach as she struggles to breathe. Why is it she always finds these things amusing? Allen shook his head as his sister. Honestly, they may be twins but they had more differences than people thought.

He was brought out of his thoughts by one annoying one-eyed red rabbit. "Moyashi! Save me, little buddy!"

"I'm not a beansprout, you arse!"

Kanda snatched the back of Lavi's shirt, pulling him off the younger, and growled in the redheads face before letting him go.

"Yuu is goin' soft!" Lavi shouts.

The long haired teen had enough. Today was very stressful. Tiedoll irritated him to no end, asking about what he was going to do after high school since he was in his senior year now. Then, the infuriatingly cheerful foster father decided he'd drive his adopted sons to school. He insisted on it, despite how much Kanda told him he could drive his own damn self. Dealing with the rabbit only made his day worse, which somehow, he managed to restrain himself the entire damn day without hitting the other teen.

Not anymore.

The wannabe samurai punched Lavi square in the face, knocking him out with ease. Unfortunately, he fell on poor Allen during his fall, who let out a startled yelp as they hit the ground. "Are you okay, Allen? Lavi's obviously not, because he's an idiot, but are you? You kinda got caught up in it." Lenalee said, helping her friend up worriedly as he rubbed the back of his head while his sister was laughing her ass off to the side.

Kanda looked away, hiding his guilt of getting Allen caught up in it. "Che."

Allen sighed, "I'm perfectly fine, Lenalee. But what are we gonna do about Lavi? We can't just leave him here, despite how tempting it may be right about now...,"

"We'll just take him to the nurse. He can go to class when he wakes up." If he wakes up, she thought, School may be over by the time he does.

"All right. Can you help me take him there?"

"Sure, no problem!"

The sophomore and junior half carried and half dragged Lavi over to the nurse, where they laid him on one of the beds there. The bell rang, signalling for the next class and the two quickly left, heading to their designated classes.


2:46 P.M., Cat's Cradle Cafe

"Damn it, my face hurts."

"Its your fault. You should know better than to annoy Kanda," Lenalee scolds, glaring at him. The redhead pouted but simply sighed. She had a point.

Fou slung her arm over Allen's shoulders playfully as she grinned at him. "Hey, there, Short Stack! Nice of ya to visit!"

"Hello, Fou. Nice to see you again,"

"Short Stack, quit being so formal. Damn, you Brits and your politeness, I'll never understand."

"Not all of us are polite, you know. I was taught to be polite, as was Charity," Allen huffed, offended. It wasn't as if every single British person was polite.

The orange-haired waitress simply shrugged with a smirk, walking off to get the band's orders. The older twin let out a long, drawn-out sigh. On the way to the music store, Charity wanted to stop by work and Fou insisted they stay and order something. This put Kanda in a worse mood, as he was eager to get a new guitar.

The culprit for their stay returned with everyone's drinks, no one - not even the bottomless pit himself - bothered to order any food. They were going to practice after Kanda had his new guitar, and didn't want to waste any time. They said goodbye to Fou and left, except for Charity who had her shift at work now. Once they reached the music store, Neah came up and greeted them cheerfully.

"My adorable nephew! What can I do for you?"

"Not me. Kanda," he jerked his thumb at the long haired guitarist beside him, "needs a new guitar. Do you think you could help us out, Uncle?"

Kanda scowled at Neah as the man looked him up and down as if inspecting him, then the older man seemed to ponder for a minute before snapping his fingers in realization. He rushed to the back room and quickly returned a few minutes later with a brand new guitar.

It was nicely made. The overall color was a sleek black, but it was rimmed with silver. "Here you are. I'll give it to you for free, as a token of my appreciation." Neah stated, giving Kanda the guitar who stared at it in awe. It was beautiful.

"Appreciation, Mr. Walker?" Lenalee questioned politely. The man nodded with a smile.

"Yes. For being Allen's friends. He cares a lot for you, and I'm glad you didn't judge him like so many others have," he replied as Allen looked around the store in curiosity so he didn't hear him.

Lenalee and Lavi grinned while Kanda smirked.

Allen soon returned to the three and smiled. "Thanks, Uncle Neah! You're a great help!" he hugged his uncle happily. The man returned the hug before letting go and watching the band leave the store.

Hopping into Kanda's minivan, they pulled out onto the road. Allen stared out the window, letting his thoughts wander to the long haired guitarist. I wonder if its possible that he... No, he couldn't possibly feel the same. Allen thought, sighing. He pulled out his notebook and looked through his most recent written songs. He wondered if any of them would ever be publicized.

Kanda entered the driveway to Lenalee's house and they jumped out. Grinning, Lavi opened the garage door and went to his drum set. Lenalee grabbed her bass guitar while Allen picked up the microphone. After setting up the instruments and a camera to record their performance, Kanda and Lavi began to play as Allen sang.

"When our time is up
When our lives are done
Will we say we've had our fun?

The band didn't bother to take notice of the neighbors who either sat on their porches or lawns to listen to them.

Will we make a mark this time?
Will we always say we tried?

Standing on the rooftops
Everybody scream your heart out.
Standing on the rooftops
Everybody scream your heart out.
Standing on the rooftops
Everybody scream your heart out.
This is all we got now
Everybody scream your heart out.

Lenalee started to play along with Kanda and Lavi, smiling when she heard her redheaded friend sing with Allen. She took note of the people that had begun to gather around to listen to their practice. Are we really that good? We sound good, but to think so many would stop to listen. She felt her heart warmed by the thought.

All the love I've met
I have no regrets
If it all ends now, I'm set

Will we make a mark this time?
Will we always say we tried?

Standing on the rooftops
Everybody scream your heart out.
Standing on the rooftops
Everybody scream your heart out.
Standing on the rooftops
Everybody scream your heart out.
This is all we got now
Everybody scream your heart out.

Allen grinned as they neared the next verse. Here comes my favorite part. He thought. He was sure his friends knew what he was thinking, if the looks they were giving him now were anything to go by.

[x2]
Standing on the rooftops
(Wait until the bombs drop)
This is all we got now
(Scream until your heart stops)
Never gonna regret
(Watching every sunset)
We'll listen to your heartbeat
(All the love that we found)

Scream your heart out [x3]
Scream your

Standing on the rooftops
Everybody scream your heart out.
Standing on the rooftops
Everybody scream your heart out.
Standing on the rooftops
Everybody scream your heart out.
This is all we got now
Everybody scream your."

The song ended, and the people who had gathered on neighboring lawns and porches began to clap and cheer. The band, although surprised, did a bow before closing the garage door and putting up their instruments. Lavi grabbed the camera and grinned as he watched it. This was so going on YouTube!

"I better head home, guys. Timcanpy's probably lonely," Allen smiled sheepishly, rubbing the back of his neck. Lenalee nodded and called to him as he walked out.

"Okay, see you later, Brit!"


3:23 P.M., Allen's House

"Timcanpy! Oh, Tim... look at this place," Allen sighed as he took in the mess around the house. Trash was strewn across the living room floor, from unused toilet paper to a torn up cereal box. Tim had somehow even gotten into the fridge, and spilt milk everywhere.

The dog stood up happily, wagging his fluffy tail at his owner. He gave the white haired teen a toothy dog grin with his tongue lolled out to the side. Shaking his head, Allen simply began cleaning up the mess caused by the one year old dog.

"Tim, this is your mess so you better help clean up!" he said sternly. The German Shepherd Golden Retriever mix stared up at him with big golden amber eyes before picking pieces of the trash in his mouth and placing them in a bag Allen had set on a clear part of the floor so they could clean up.

Timcanpy was very smart, but got bored very easily without his owner around. So he'd taken to tearing things up when he was lonely. Of course, this got him severely in trouble with Charity. After cleaning up, Allen washed his hands and fed Timcanpy before heading to his room. He looked at the clock. It had been an hour and forty five minutes since he came home, and cleaned up the mess Tim had made. He didn't know it had taken that long to clean up the house. Then again, the house had looked like a tornado had come through it when he walked in.

Now what? Hmm... maybe I could get onto the online chat Lenalee told me about. I've already signed up anyway.

He pulled out his laptop and sat at his desk, logging into the chat. He turned on his iPod and put on his headphones.

The14thMusician has logged in.

Darkboots has logged in.

Lenalee: Hey, Allen! You signed in! That's great!

Allen: Yeah, but I really don't see the point. We can always see each other in real life, ya know.

Lenalee: *Sigh* I know, but this way when we're all doing something else, we can all chat here.

BookmanJunior has logged in.

Lenalee: Hey, Lavi.

Allen: So nice of you to join us.

Lavi: Hey, guys! Is Yuu here yet?

Mugen has logged in.

Allen: Speak of the devil and he shall appear...

Kanda: What was that, you baka moyashi?!

Allen: You heard me, you ungrateful brute!

Lavi: Man, you guys fight even online... How crazy is that?

Kanda: Shut your face, baka usagi, before I cut out your tongue and feed it to you!

Lenalee: Can we not fight? Honestly.

Kanda: Che.

Allen: So, I've been thinking of a new song, but I have no idea what to write.

Lavi: ...you really like writing songs, don'cha Brit? It almost seems like you never stop.

Allen blushed at that, his fingers hovering over the keys. Well, it was true. But he couldn't help it! He loved to write music, portraying them on someone's emotions, words, thoughts, feelings, and possibly even their outlook on life.

Lenalee: Don't be so rude, Lavi! You know he loves to write songs! It's like questioning your love of books and history!

Lavi: Awwee, but I was just sayin'!

Allen: It's fine! lol

Kanda: Stupid bean.

Allen: Shut up, Bakanda! My name is Allen! Al-len! Two easy and simple syllables that even your brain should be able to comprehend!

Kanda: You're still a damn beansprout and I'm still smarter than you!

Lenalee: *Sigh* Gotta go, guys. I'll see you tomorrow! Maybe...

Lavi: Yeah, I gotta go too. The Old Panda wants me workin' the library.

Kanda: I have homework to do.

Allen: Yeah, I'll talk to you guys later. Charity'll be home soon.

Darkboots, Mugen, and BookmanJunior have logged out.

Allen sighed as he logged out and closed the laptop's screen. He pinched the bridge of his nose lightly as he sighed in exasperation.

Honestly, does he have to be a prick all the time? He placed his iPod on his desk before collapsing onto his bed tiredly. But, I wonder if he'd ever feel the same way I feel about him. I don't even know how or when I started falling for him. Maybe things between us will get better... He mused, before falling into a content sleep.


5:32 P.M., Kanda's House.

Kanda sits on his bed, flipping through the copies of the songs Allen made. Charity had given it to him, but wouldn't say why. A lot of them were love songs... Does this mean he's in love with someone? He thought, But who? He felt a pang in his chest at the thought of his moyashi loving someone other than him, but he knew that if that was the case he couldn't stop the younger teen from loving them.

He stopped at a certain page, a picture in the corner from their summer vacation. It was of Allen and Kanda, Charity had made them stand still so she could take it. Allen was smiling the brightest smile Kanda had ever seen, his silver eyes shining brightly and his hands clasped behind his back. He stood in a pair of deep blue swim trunks and an unbuttoned dress shirt.

Kanda was wearing dark gray swim trunks and a blue T-Shirt. Underneath the picture, on the page was a song that was written that day.

Leave Out All The Rest

I dreamed I was missing

You were so scared
But no one would listen
'Cause no one else cared

After my dreaming
I woke with this fear
What am I leaving
When I'm done here?

So if you're asking me
I want you to know

[Chorus]
When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
And don't resent me
And when you're feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

Don't be afraid
I've taken my beating
I've shared what I've made
I'm strong on the surface
Not all the way through
I've never been perfect
But neither have you

So if you're asking me
I want you to know

[Chorus]
When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
Don't resent me
And when you're feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

Forgetting all the hurt inside
You've learned to hide so well
Pretending someone else can come
And save me from myself
I can't be who you are

[Chorus]
When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
Don't resent me
And when you're feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

Forgetting all the hurt inside
You've learned to hide so well
Pretending someone else can come
And save me from myself
I can't be who you are
I can't be who you are

At the end of the song, a note was written, one that took Kanda by surprise.

I dedicate this song to Kanda Yuu, my best friend and maybe even something more. He is someone I can never be, and I love and admire that about him.


I'm so so sorry about the late entry. I'm really stuck on all my stories. I have no idea what to write so I'm stuck in Writers Block. Anyway, Enjoy! The first song is Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast) by Lost Prophets. The second is Leave Out All The Rest by Linkin Park.