Friendship Dies Hard
By Lucky_Ladybug

Notes: Another little poem I came up with. This one is based on a role-play
with Chaos that I adore ^^ Sooo . . . the characters aren't mine, the plot
is mine and Chaos's, the title is Adelianna's, and this is sibling cuteness
^____^

I stare at him in
Disbelief
Shock
Horror
This can't be real
It's too
Impossible
Horrible

Dizziness comes over me
As I lean forward over
His lifeless body
Seeing the
Stilled chest
Bleeding profusely
He had said that
He was attacked
But who would
Do it?
Why?
How could anyone
Harm him and
Live with themselves?

Without thinking I
Grab him
Shake him
Scream for him to
Get up
But it's only
Wishful hopes
Dillusional
He'll never
Get up
Again

I hear my name called
And look up to see
My sister
She gazes at me
And at Rishid
Her eyes wide
Reflecting my own agony

"He won't wake up,"
I tell her,
Tears flowing

I throw myself into
Her arms
Clinging to her
Refusing to
Let go
"Don't ever leave me, sister!"
I wail
Shuddering
"Please don't!"

She holds me close
Not speaking
Trying to
Comfort us both
As tears stream down
Her own face
"I want him back!"
I cry
Not realizing
Until I'd spoken
That my words had
Been heard audibly
They echo throughout
The rainforest
"I want him back!"
I scream again

Ishizu holds me close
Letting me cry
"I know," she says
Softly. "So do I."

I break free of
Her embrace
Running back
To Rishid
And grabbing
His hand
It's so cold
I beg for him
To squeeze my hand
To embrace me
To give me some response
But he lays still
I try so
Desperately
To revive him

My efforts are in vain

Ishizu helps me
Carry him
Back to the ruins
Where we are camped
I lay him down
Gently
And then sit beside him
The tears
Refusing to cease

How can he be
Gone?
He has been
With me
Through everything
I have known him
Since the day
I was born
How could his breath
Have been allowed
To stop?

I remember his
Last words to me
His eyes were so glazed
So pained
He looked up at me
As his breath was
Taken away
And he whispered
That he was
Sorry

I fall across him
Embracing his
Motionless form
I know he cannot
Return my hug
As I so long for
But I cannot
Leave him

Ishizu and the others
Try to comfort me
But my heart is
Heavy
And I cannot
Find peace

The night is
Endless
More black than
Ebony
I lay down
Beside my
Brother's body
Shivering
Longing for
Peace that will
Not come
Longing for
Rishid's form to
Ripple with life
Once again

Tears overwhelm me
Again
I close my eyes
To fend them off
I drop into
Oblivion
An unrestful state

My memories will not
Leave me be
I shouldn't have
Left Rishid
During that battle
Now I can never
Get him back

I feel Ishizu gently
Stroke my hair
Trying to wipe away
The tears
I have been crying
In my sleep
She allows me to
Remain in my slumber
She knows I am
Exhausted
Broken-hearted
As she is as well

I am between
Sleep and
Consciousness
For hours
Being haunted
By the memory
Of Rishid's
Last moments
I cry for him
Aloud
But he doesn't come

I want my brother back!
Is that such a
Wrong thing?
I wasn't ready to
Surrender him
To the afterlife
Perhaps he was
Needed there
But I need him too!

I drop into a deeper
Oblivion
Dark
Velvet
Blackness
Is everywhere
Sensation
Drifts away

Now I feel something
Soft and warm
Being draped
Over me
Strong,
Gentle hands
Lifting my body up
Next to theirs
A familiar presence
I am so
Warm
Happy
Peaceful
I snuggle close
Whispering
My brother's name

His voice answers
And I am held
Close to his
Beating heart
He tells me
He is there
And I relax
Settling into
His embrace

My eyes suddenly
Fly open
Realization
Creeping
Over me
I am wrapped in
Rishid's cloak
And he is truly here
Cradling me
Protectively

I cry out
In shock
Astonishment
Unable to
Believe
This miracle is
Real

Rishid smiles
Assuring me that
He's here
He doesn't understand
How
But he isn't
About to
Question it

Tears of happiness
Flow
As I cling to him
Afraid that if I
Let go
He will
Vanish

But he doesn't vanish

I hear a whisper
In my ear
As I say my
Fervent prayers
Of immeasurable
Gratitude

"You need him more
Than we do.
Take care of your brother,
Marik."

Rishid embraces me
As I so longed
For him to do before
I hug him tightly
In return
Telling him how much
I love him
Feeling overwhelmed
With joy

Ishizu awakens now
From where she had
Fallen asleep on the
Hard ground
And she gazes in awe
At our reunion
Rishid greets her
With a smile
And I joyously proclaim
The truth

"He's come back, sister!"
I shout,
Waking everyone
In the camp
As I continue to
Embrace him.
"He's come back!"

Ishizu's eyes widen
And she moves forward
Hugging Rishid as well
Whispering,
"Dear brother!
You have returned!"

Rishid embraces us both
As we tell him how much
We missed him
How heart-broken we would be
Without him

He vows
Never to leave us

And we embrace again