I do not own Saint Seiya, nor its characters. This is purely fictin, so please don't sue me.

Until Death I Will Always Love You

If I should stay

I would only be in your way.

So I'll go but I know

I'll think of you

Every step of the way. And I will always love you.

I will always love you.

You my darling you mmm Bittersweet memories,

That is all I'm taking with me.

So goodbye, please don't cry.

We both know I'm not what you, you need. And I will always love you.

I will always love you. I hope life treats you kind

And I hope you have

All you've dreamed of.

And I wish for you joy

And happiness.

But above all this, I wish you love. And I will always love you.

I will always love you.

I, I will always love you.

You, darling I love you.

I'll always, I'll always love you.

----Whitney Houston (I Will Always Love You)

"..." = talking '...' = thinking

*Shaka's Point of View*

Athena Exclamation happened, the garden is destroyed, I am gone, the only thing remaining are the two Salas trees.....

Blood covered the flower petals, carrying my soul, my heart, my expectations and worries, flying towards the sky.....

Maybe I'll see her again..... maybe.....


She stirred on the 'bed' and fluttered her eyes, I looked over and was relieved.

"Saori... Athena, are you awake?"

I asked, as quietly as I can. Containing my worries behind my throat.

"Are you all right?"

I asked again, still as quiet, not wanting her to find out the worries I carried in my heart.

She opened her eyes slowly and looked straight into my eyes, her deep blue eyes shone as she looked into my lighter ones.

Slowly she sat up, still looking at me. She tried standing up, and I moved in quickly to assist her, then dropped my hands nonchalantly.

"Why don't you say something?"

She asked, and looked at me. I turned my head away, knowing that simple action hurted her.

At a time like this, what can I say? She's a Goddess, and I'm merely her Saint.

"Why don't you want to leave me at least a bit pain?"

I closed my eyes against her bitter words. I'd love to leave her something! But... what? She cannot accept it, even if she does... it's still the end to everything. It's the best if we all just kept silent about... everything.

Then a huge power reached both of us as we turned and looked towards nothing but blackness....

"It's the Athena Cloth... it has awakened."

She said. I can hear the nervousness from her voice, she seems so small and vulnerable. It's not fair that someone as young as her has to carry the weight of the whole Earth on her shoulders.

"Saga.... they are already here."

She remained silent to my statement... not knowing what to say.

"We should go now."

She nodded and looked around us, then turned back towards me again.

"But.... where should we go? It's black everywhere."

"I don't know.... I think we could follow the river, until we can feel the cosmos of Hades. Maybe, this road is going to be dangerous, after all, this is the Underworld. Even though Hades cannot control you and I, but we will run into problems along the way. No matter what happens, or where we are. I will always be with you.... Miss Saori....."

That's the truth... I will follow her... wherever she goes.

The underworld, a place where no more dreams are left, their hands joined together.....

****This endless road accompanied, this love is shown without words****

All the hardships, all the lingers, all the pains.... no matter how long the road is, there's always an end.

The end is the end of the underworld, the wailing wall. The black wall that separates the underworld from Elysion. A place many loves, but also fears.

A huge explosion, a burning of cosmos, she disappeared.

My cosmos is not strong enough, I cannot break through the wall, I'm not a God.

Looking at the Athena Cloth in Seiya's hand, the Cloth that was late to deliver to her, I was desparate.

"Athena... Saori, where are you?"

Then I saw them again, I saw Mu, I saw Saga, I saw Milo......

Twelve Golden Saints, reunited for the last time in front of the wailing wall.

Burn, my cosmos.

Explode, my life.

For Earth, for Athena, for Miss Saori--- the beautiful and pure Goddess in my heart....

For her, I will become a lone soul in the endless universe

Always be with her each day....

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Okay, that's the end. I feel sad now... *sniff, sniff* Shaka died..... so sad.

I am a Saori and Seiya fan, also a Saori and Shaka... sometimes, I even like Saori and Poseidon/Julian together, I know I'm weird.

In the Chinese version of Hades that I've seen, it really showed a lot as in Saori and Shaka's um..... 'relationship'? Whatever you want to call it.

When Seiya arrived, Shaka was covered with bruises trying to get through the wall. It was one of the most touching and painful moments in Hades (at least for me). So, I decided that I'll write a fanfiction based on those two. I hope I haven't bored you to death yet, and I hope you are not planning my death yet because of the rare couple.

Thanks for reading, please R&R.