A/N: This is just a little something I like to do with my stories. It makes them lively. Enjoy and thank you for your support and love of Keep Holding On. You're the best. :)
Playlist for Keep Holding On
1. Not Gonna Die by Skillet
This thing is fast. The minute its sees me, it wraps its think vines around my neck. I gasp as it yanks me off it and holds me feet above the ground. The world is going fuzzy form the lack of air. The monster is about to throw me into the ground when it howls in pain once more.
I'm barley able to look down to see Leo stabbing his crutch into the monster.
He can't take both of us at the same time. Sweet.
Again, that idea falters when more vines wrap around Leo's wrists. It takes one of my Sia's form me, then pints it down at Leo's chest.
"No!" I howl, taking my other sai, then jabbing it in the creep's eye. He lets both of us go. I fall to the ground with a thud. I immediately jump up and shove Leo.
"Go! Get out of here, Leo! I can handle this!"
"No! I'm not leaving you!"
2. Would it Matter by Skillet
"I TRIED!" Leo suddenly yells. I pause. Leo's chest trembles as he breaths deeply. He sighs. "I tried with all my being, Raph. And…and I couldn't, I can't, live like this anymore."
Leo stands, wobbling till he gets his crutch, then starts to walk away from me…just like in my nightmare.
"Leo, I-"I reach for him, but he jerks way from my touch.
"Don't touch me! Don't talk to me! I'm tired of hearing how everything you have isn't good enough! Including me…I'm sorry, Raph. But…I need some air."
3. Illusion by VNV Nation
Raphie, wake up.
I jerk up in my bed, my eyes straining to find Leo in the dark, my memory coming back, showing that it was just a nightmare. My head and shoulder are cold but not ice cold. Just…a cool warmth. Kinda the way Leo's skin feels in this coma of his. My heart jumps as I call softly, "Leo."
"Leo," I call again, even though I already know there will be no answer. My heart has dropped once more. So I head for the bathroom
4. Always by Kill switch Engage
You're awake," I say. Leo looks at me, his eyes piercing.
"You woke me, you know," he says.
"Will you stay awake?"
"It is not my choice. But…" Leo stands and I watch as white wings spread and glow in the falling sun.
He's an angel. A pure, handsome angel. "Remember, Raph, I'm always with you. And I love you."
My heart jumps as Leo fly's into the sky. I jump up to run after him. But Leo fly's higher and higher, a big smile on his face.
That image is forever engraved in my mind.
5. Leave Out All the Rest by Linkin Park
You remember that crack. It's extremely big now. But the hole is like a portal. It allows me to come in and out of my body as if it's a house. I believe it's a type of freedom. A freedom that is scary and a freedom I don't want. I feel like I'm dying and I don't like it. Every time I leave my body, fear overwhelms me. What if I die? What if I pass on to the next life? I don't want to leave my family just yet. Maybe that's why I'm still in my coma
6. Falling inside the black by Skillet
I'm all alone. It's wrong that I am alone. I should see orange hugging me, purple with sparks and red screaming at me. Instead all I see is a wave of continuous darkness. It's like it has swallowed me.
I hear voices and struggle to them. They rarely speak to me. That almost makes me want to drown. But then one voice will start speaking to me and I will float so close to the surface but not above it. It's like a wall. I can hear the ones I love, but I can't see or respond. Where is Sensei? I know he would talk to me. Where is he? Why isn't he here with me…?
I'm sinking. I know I might not be coming back from this one. I know I'm dying, but in a way I can't die. Like somebody is keeping me here.
The darkness is growing so heavy. It's crushing me. I can't breathe…
7. Far Away by Nickleback
I prefer being alone with Leo. I can talk to him freely. I sometimes almost tell him everything in my heart, even if he can't hear me.
But he has to hear me. Leo never tunes me out, even when I insult him.
I pleaded with him, though, and he still didn't wake up. What if he can't hear me? What if I'm just talking to an empty shell? That idea chokes me. I sincerely hope he can hear me.
8. I'm Coming Home by Skylar Grey
I can't help but smile as I look at Leo. Once he's healed we can go home. We can take back what is ours. We can get back to our lives.
Keep holding one, New York, City, because, we're coming home!
9. Sad Song by We the Kings
I look at Leo, ignoring the sting in the back of my eyes.
Just a word.
Just a twitch.
Just a flicker of an eyelid.
If just for a moment, love me again.
I sigh and stand. I go to Leo's side and gently bring his head into my arms. I hug him to my chest and whisper," Miss you," my lips brushing his forehead.
I put his head gently back down. And that's when I see a twitch in the water
10. Back to December by Taylor Swift
"It is my fault! It's my entire fault, Donnie! If I hadn't been out vandalizing buildings and fighting the Kraang, Leo would be okay! I should have been with him! I… I should have been there!"
Raph suddenly shuts up. I listen in carefully as Donnie soothes him," Raph, Leo wouldn't want you scaring yourself and us like this. He's still here. He hears you-"
"How can you be so sure!? How do you know he's not lost form us forever!? What if he can't hear us!? What if…"
My heart hurts as I pound against the wall. I have to get to Raph! He has to know I'm here. That I love him as much as he loves me! But the wall seems to push me back and I want to cry.
Shell, I love you, Raph. You got to know I'm trying! I'm trying so hard!
11. Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne
I get up and march over to that black radio. I grab the on/off dial…then just stand there. It's like I can't make myself turn it off. It's already to the second verse and Leo is creeping into my mind as the song goes on.
So far away
I wish you were here
Before it's too late
This could all disappear
Before the doors close
And it comes to an end
With you by my side, I will fight and defend
I'll fight and defend
Keep holding on
'Cause you know we'll make it through
We'll make it through
Just stay strong
'Cause you know I'm here for you
I'm here for you
There's nothing you could say
Nothing you could do
There's no other way when it comes to the truth
So keep holding on
'Cause you know we'll make it through
We'll make it through
12. Just Like You By Three Days Grace
Leo glances at me, then says in a low voice," I could be just like you."
Just like me. "WHAT!?"
13. See You Again Part 2 By Charlie Puth
"Run, Leo, run…" By the time I stop singing, I'm at the top of the hill. The wind blows in my ears as I begin to talk again, "I want you back, Leo. Why can't you wake up. I miss you. I just…wish…I just…" My knees buckle and I find myself face first in the ground. I run my fingers through the grass sniffing," I'm so sorry, Leo. I should have been with you…If I close my eyes, Leo, will you wake up? You don't have to do anything. I just want to see your eyes, hear your voice. I want you here with me. Please…"
14. Glorious by David Archileta
Raph's eyes bulge out of his head. He struggles to say something but I stop him. "Trials change us for the better, Raph. There's' always a reason bad things happen to us. Raph, what's happened to our family has happened for a reason." Somehow I know Raph needs to know all that I am saying.
Raph scrunches up his mouth angrily," Then why were you put in a coma and Sensei killed. Tell me why everything I love was taken away from me!"
My gaze remains steady on him. I shrug. Raph's frown deepens, his gaze shaking. "This isn't fair. Life isn't fair to us."
I withhold a groan,"Bro, are you not listening to me? Life has never been fair. If it was, no good man would die young. No young child would get cancer and there would be no still-borns. But life isn't fair. It's cruel but worth living. It's…Raph, are you crying?"
Raph nods to my surprise, "You almost died young. Leo. I was so scared. I couldn't save you, help you. I failed you and-"
"But," I break in," Life gave me a second chance. It made things fair if only once."
15. Goodnight by Evanescence
After that, we just stare at each other. I am marveling over the features Raph has that resemble mine. I think he's memorizing me so if I disappear, he'll remember me. That's the last thing I remember before falling into a new oblivion. An oblivion where I know that I am truly and promisingly safe
A/N: Annnnd that's a rap. Three parts, awesome readers, what else could this story need. Thank you and goodnight everybody. ;)