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Song-fic #1: The Reason

Song: 'The Reason' by Hoobastank

Genre: Romance/General

Rating: K+

Ryou leaned his head against the trunk of a cherry blossom tree. His blond hair covering his now-closed sky blue eyes. A tiredly sigh escaped his parted lips…how can she always be late?

Her soft pink hair blew against the wind as she ran towards the park. Why, of all places, did have to arrange a meeting at the park? And why did he asked her to meet him?

I'm not a perfect person, there are many things I wish I didn't do

but I continue learning, I never meant to do those things to you

And so I have to say before I go, that I just want you to know

He heard footsteps running through the pine green grass. Lazily he opened one eye to see Ichigo standing in front of him trying to catch her breath.

"You're late, baka strawberry." He murmured, crossing his arm in front of his chest.

As if he had predicted it, she gave him a glare. "Well, what would you expect, if you called me at the last minute, JERK!"

Ryou gave her his genuine smirk, but his eyes soften as he realized the girl who stood before him. A girl that he had learned to secretly care throughout the years…

I've found a reason for me, to change who I used to be

a reason to start over new, and the reason is you.

"So, why did you called me?" said Ichigo as she sat besides Ryou on the ground. "I don't have all day, you know."

"What? To preoccupied with Masaya?" replied Ryou with a smirk.

Ichigo's eyes began to hold tears. Ryou frowned and mentally kicked himself in the head.

"Jerk, you know I left him." she quietly said.


I'm sorry that I hurt, it's something I must live with everyday

and all the pain I put you through, I wish that I could take it all away

and be the one who catches all your tears, that's why I need you to hear

"Well, are you going to tell me or not?" she asked again, after an uncomftable silence.

"Ichigo, " he said looking at her in her big hazelnut eyes. "I have to go to America and I wanted to say…goodbye…to…you."

He hadn't expected the look of shock and sadness that had suddenly appeared on her face.

"W-What?" she whispered.

Ryou could only look at her not knowing what to do, he hadn't expected this reaction from her.

"What you heard, Ichigo" murmured Ryou.

Before he knew it, Ichigo had threw herself over Ryou, crying on his shoulder. He was startled at first, but then a smile crept across his lips as he realized an obvious fact…she cared about him…

I'm not a perfect person, I never meant to do those things to you

and so I have to say before I go that I just want you to know


"Yes?" she said after a good long cry, still embraced by Ryou.

"I want to tell you something." Spoke Ryou, uncertain of himself. She nodded to let him know that he could continue on talking. He sighed and continued, "I just want to say that I'm sorry."

"For what?" asked a confused Ichigo.

"For all the days I gave you a hard time. I'm sorry. I don't why I did does things to you, maybe it was because I wanted for you to notice me. Maybe I wanted for you to be…mine."

Tears began leaving her eyes as she, Ichigo, heard him confessing his feelings for her.

"I know that you maybe will find it hard to make you forgive me but, " he continued. "I want you to know that you're the reason that keeps me believing that love can be a wonderful thing."

"R-Ryou…" sobbed Ichigo as many tears went cascading down her cheeks.

Through her tears she gave him a smile, as she began leaning to him. Their lips only inches apart, she whispered, "Arigatou"

…Their lips touched in a soft and tender kiss, both expressing the secret love that was hidden deep within their hearts…love for each other…he knew she had forgive him, for being a jerk…

I've found a reason for me, to change who I used to be

a reason to start over new, and the reason is you

Blue eyes met hazelnut ones as they separated from each other. Ichigo blushed a light shade of pink when she realized who she was kissing, but couldn't help but grin when she saw him also blush…she had realized something that very moment…that she…

"I love you" she whispered to him. "And I'll wait for you, every single day for your return."

Ryou passed his fingers through her soft her and with a smirk he said, more to himself, "A reason to know that I only loved you."

I've found a reason to show a side of me you didn't know

A reason for all that I do, and the reason is you.

Authors note: Well, how was it? PLEASE REVIEW! Anyway, just so you know, this takes place a year or two after the end of the manga, Ryou and Ichigo get along more than before and Masaya is Ichigo's ex-boyfriend. YES! XD

RYOU AND ICHIGO 4 EVER! O BTW, I wanted to do this with 'Hobastank' song, because ever since I first heard it, I could compare it to what Ryou might feel…Okay, enough chit-chat, REVIEW!