I felt depressed today, so I decided to write a fanfic as a way to express how sad I felt…

Disclaimer: I don't own the characters, they belong to SEGA. The song belongs to Evanescence.

Note: There will be OOC-ness

Shadow was in shock as he stared at the scene in front of him.

It wasn't true… it was just a nightmare… or so he told himself.

But it was true. There was Sonic the Hedgehog, covered in blood, lying motionless on the ground.

"Sonikku…," he whispered. Then it came out as a shout. "Sonikku!" He dashed over to the body of his love and held him, barely holding in tears. It was the ARK all over again.

Suddenly he heard a weak cough, and a small surge of hope filled him. "…Sha…Shadow…"

"Sonikku, please… stay with me. I can't lose you too…" Tears were already leaking out of the corners of his eyes.

hold on to me love
you know i can't stay long
all i wanted to say was i love you and i'm not afraid
can you hear me?
can you feel me in your arms?

holding my last breath
safe inside myself
are all my thoughts of you
sweet raptured light it ends here tonight

"Shadow…I don't…have…alot of…time left…" the cobalt hedgehog weakly stated.

That single statement made his tears come faster. "Don't say that," he responded as he stroked his lover's face.

"We both…knew this would…happen someday…that my stubbornness would…get me killed…"

"Sonikku, please! I can't lose you! You're the only one who's made me happy since…" he trailed off, not wanting to relive those particular memories.

"I know…but I…also knew that it…had to be one of us…and it wasn't your time…"

holding my last breath

safe inside myself

are all my thoughts of you

sweet raptured light it ends here tonight

i'll miss the winter

a world of fragile things

look for me in the white forest

hiding in a hollow tree (come find me)

i know you hear me

i can taste it in your tears

He was close to going hysterical. "It's not your time either!"

Sonic managed a weak smile as he wiped Shadow's tears away. "Just…remember your…promise to Maria…and that by…keeping it…we'll both…live on…you'll be…like my legacy."

The rational part of his brain knew that was probably true, but he didn't care. He just wanted his love to live.

"I can't live without you, Sonikku…I can't…" His body racked with barely contained sobs.

"Think of…the good times…we had…I'll always…be with you…in those memories…"

holding my last breath

safe inside myself

are all my thoughts of you

sweet raptured light it ends here tonight

Shadow closed his eyes, wishing that this was all a dream. He was also trying to push away the memories from the ARK incident 50 years ago. The memories that always made his heart ache.

His eyes opened wide when he felt Sonic starting to go limp, and the tears came harder. "Sonikku!"

Sonic's eyes slowly closed as he continued to smile at Shadow. "Always…remember…"

closing your eyes to disappear

you pray your dreams will leave you here

but still you wake and know the truth

no one's there

say goodnight

don't be afraid

calling me calling me as you fade to black

"Sonikku, please! I can't lose you!"

"You will…never…lose me…our love…is too strong…to break…even in death…"

As those words left him, so did his life and spirit.

Sonic the Hedgehog…was dead.

And Shadow the Hedgehog…had died inside.

holding my last breath

safe inside myself

are all my thoughts of you

sweet raptured light it ends here tonight

I cried as I wrote this…still am…

What did you guys think? Leave a review…they might cheer me up a little…and get me started on my other story…if you guys want, I can make this a two-shot…

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