I'll Be There For You

Lyrics taken from 'I'll Be There For You' by Jon Bon Jovi.

I'll be there for you…
These five words I swear to you.
When you breathe I want to be the air for you.
I'll be there for you.
I'd live and I'd die for you.
Steal the sun from the sky for you.
Words can't say what a love can do.
I'll be there for you…

It's been almost ten years since I made that promise, yet I still remember my words so clearly. I swore to Mokuba that I would take care of him, and I sealed my vow with those five words: 'I'll be there for you.'

Simple words, really, but as chock-full of meaning as the most erudite phrase in any language. And it wasn't entirely altruistic on my part, either. I needed Mokuba, like I needed air to breathe. Mokuba said he needed me, too, that he couldn't imagine living without me in his life, that he never wanted to be separated from me. And I hope we never are.

For so long he was my only reason for living; the only person I'd die for. I couldn't live without Mokuba, but I could live for him, die for him. And have, sort of, several times. Mokuba is the only person who could get me to do seemingly impossible things. Seemingly impossible things like steal the sun and moon from the sky…or be nice to Yugi Moto and all his friends.

But he pointed out something that I do have in common with all of them besides Duel Monsters and ancient Egypt: no matter what, those kids are there for each other, and they always will be.

I was eight when I made that promise; 'I love you' wasn't something I understood very well, but actions speak louder than words anyway. 'I'll be there for you' was about as close to 'I love you' as I could get at eight years old, but Mokuba understood me anyway. He's always understood.

And he's always been there for me.