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'Ninjago's most lovable ninja…'

Jay reflected on the show earlier today. It wasn't the best he had ever hosted; not by a long shot. Then again, he rarely ever had a contestant that actually seemed to possess the skills required to be a ninja.

Glancing around his dressing room, Jay's eyes landed on a small object on one of the tables. His heart immediately began to ache as he stepped over and picked up the photo.

"There's no doubt it was you, Zane."

Jay stared at the group photo of the team before the situation with the Overlord. They were kids back then; happy, innocent, naive. It was only a matter of time before they lost one of the team.

Feeling tears welling up behind his eyes, Jay willed himself not to cry.

Because boys don't cry.

Boys don't cry.

Boys don't-

"Hi Jay."

Jay yelped, and not a second later, the unmistakable sound of shattering glass echoed throughout the room. Looking down at his feet, Jay saw the photo with a shard of glass straight through Zane's heart. His reflection seemed to appear on every piece of glass.

"Sorry."

The lightning master felt tears beginning to prick at the corners of his eyes.

Boys don't cry.

Boys don't cry.

Screw the stereotype.

Soon Jay was curled up against the desk, sobbing. Lloyd couldn't think of anything to comfort him, instead deciding to shed a tear himself. They needed Zane back. The team couldn't go on without him.

Because boys shouldn't cry.

Rest in peace my sanity. I really hope to make longer chapters but at the same time I just want to get caught up. I guess you'll have to suffer through a bunch more short chapters like this before I find whatever I'm lacking again.