A/N: For my journal's challenge meme. Sailor Comet's request: Otogi/Ryou, required line: "The cruelest lies are often told without a word" and "The kindest truths are often spoke but never heard," and title to be "The Last Polka." It's from a Ben Folds Five song, according to Sam. ^_^ And I threw in Yami Bakura, because I felt like being cruel in a fluffy way.

. . . I think I'll go reread some of Sam's nifty ficcies now, kthnxbai.

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"The Last Polka"

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Otogi and Ryou sit back to back. For once, nothing is going on. No one is fighting, no one is lonely.

The kindest truths are often spoke but never heard. The cruelest lies are often told without a word.

Ryoh says quite often that he loves Otogi. Ryoh's other self smiles like he loves him too. And Otogi just hangs around and tries not to screw anything up.

Ryoh and Otogi danced once. Both of Ryoh and Otogi danced, actually. It was interesting, but Otogi nearly got whiplash from constantly going from leader to follower and back again.

Still, it was kind of nice.

But that was the only time that they did it.

The last dance.

Sometimes, when you say you love a person, you don't mean it. But you say it with your voice and they believe you. Sometimes you act like you hate them when you secretly care, but all they believe is the way you treat them.

Otogi isn't sure which Ryoh he loves.

But that's okay, because neither Ryoh is sure which one of them loves him either.

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. : the other side of you and me : .