Mr. Brightside

Disclaimer: I do not own Tenchi Muyo. If I did I would be Japanese. I also do not own the song and I'm not part of the band. If I was I would be a man.

A/N: Sorry if this isn't as good as Midnight Sun. It's hard to write songfics that go together and make the second as good as the first. Ok, I'm going to stop making excuses.

I'm coming out of my cage
And I've been doing just fine
Gotta gotta gotta be down
Because I want it all

Ryoko sat on the bench someplace far away from her former home. No, my former cage. She thought with only slight remorse. It had been four weeks since she last saw Tenchi.

Four long miserable weeks.

The thought echoed in her mind though she took no notice. Ryoko was not one to show weakness. Not after that day; no longer will she shed a tear.

It started out with a kiss
How did it end up like this?
It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss

Tenchi glance sideways to look at his princess, Ayeka. Ryoko's absent has made Tenchi's life normal or at least as normal as it could ever be.

This does not feel right, his mind stated. Something is not right. This is wrong.

"Ryoko." Tenchi whisper unaware of Ayeka's conscious state. Ayeka made sure Tenchi thought she was still sleeping until he left the room. "Why?" Was the only word Ayeka could say.

Now I'm falling asleep
And she's calling a cab
While he's having a smoke
And she's taking a drag

Ryoko lay against the hard mattress in the room she rented. Through the cracks in the wall she could hear the couple's arguments. Sounds almost like me and Tenchi. Her thoughts could never get away from that man.

The man who stole her heart without her consent.

Now they're going to bed
And my stomach is sick
And it's all in my head
But she's touching his chest

Now, he takes off her dress
Now, let me go

Tenchi went outside and sat on the steps. The images racing through his mind were not ones he wanted. Ryoko crying, Ayeka kissing him, his body reacting; these memories had to be someone else's. This could not be his life.

I just can't look its killing me
And taking control

Ayeka pulled the curtains back slightly, watching the man she came to love fight his demon. Not the demon she was used to fighting who disappeared without warning. Tenchi's demon was one inside his mind, inside his heart.

Quickly she looked away. The pain Ayeka felt was too strong to handle. Falling to her knees she stayed there. Only four weeks and her dream disappear.

Jealousy, turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibis
But it's just the price I pay

Ryoko stood outside in the pouring rain. The day which began with sun and warmth now ended with rain and frost. The weather did not affect this woman. Nothing could alter the mood Ryoko was in now. Caught between melancholy and compassion Ryoko did not know what she wanted to do.

Going back will only cause pain but staying here will make no difference.

Either way Ryoko looked at it the outcome was the same. Only pain would enter into her heart.

Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
'Cause I'm Mr. Brightside

Ayeka ran outside after realizing the weather was bad. Tenchi was still sitting on the steps and she wanted to make sure he was alright. "Lord Tenchi." Upon hearing her voice Tenchi turn.

Tenchi's eyes were closed and Ayeka did not know why. "Tenchi, please open your eyes. It is disturbing talking to a person without making eye contact." Ayeka waiting holding on to the little patience she had.

Slowly Tenchi open his eyes. It was not the simple movement one would think. Tenchi will be force to realize his future, his destiny, his life. He will see what stood before him and accept it.

The princess stood before him with a look of slight annoyance on her face. A small smile on his face Tenchi stood and without hesitation took Ayeka into his arms. A blush appears on her face but she did not complain. This is what Ayeka always wanted, Tenchi.

Ryoko is never coming back. I must move on. Tenchi told himself but he did not believe it.

"We must look on the Brightside." Tenchi said and Ayeka nodded, not knowing what he meant.

I never…

Ayeka lean against Tenchi's body, never wanting this to end.

I never…

Tenchi kept the smile in place, never wanting it to fade. When the time came to frown Tenchi felt he may never find happiness again. Not that he ever did…

Ryoko stood still, her hair was straight and her skin was cold. The rain poured harder as if knowing her wish was to drown in it.

No, I must not look at the negative. She thought and finally managed a small smile.

I must look on the Brightside. The thought was true but the problem still remains. What is the Brightside?

I never…

A/N: Want to kill me for making a second one? Hug me? Tell me what you think by reviewing! Yes, I know I took the first part of Mr. Brightside out but it's the same lyrics. The Killers sing it two times.