If You Die...

Chapter Three: Let Me Come and Let Me Go

YES! Once again I have probably surprised all my readers of this story by continuing once again. More ideas popped into my head over the time since my last chapter, so here it is... I hope it lives up to the standards of my other two. Thanks, and keep reviewing please. I luv you guys...

If you want me to knock you out...

Show what I'm about...

Then hear what I am saying...

I know you've been there before...

You say you know the score...

But that's not how I'm playing...

Let me come and let me go


Cause I want you to know


I will never leave you've

If you never let me down


I'll always be around

Let me come and let me go...

Kurapika kept coming in and out of Leorio's life, promise or no promise. Inside both of them, they were a mess, but neither one was willing to forget. Faith was buried deep within their souls. So deep that sometimes it was easy to forget how far they had come. One night, Kurapika was about to leave when Leorio came back inside. Fearful, Leorio grabbed onto Kurapika's arm and begged him not to go. Who knows when he would be back again. How much more of this could Leorio take? It had been too much, for way too long.

"Let me go." Kurapika said firmly. "I come and go. You have to trust me. I always come back, and you know that. Why would I just leave you?" the blonde tried to hide his pain behind a thin wall of anger. But his eyes showed Leorio the truth and he didn't need to ask anymore to know.

Leorio frowned. "And just how long will it last? One day you'll go and you might never come back! Who knows why, but like this, things could never last. They just can't, and I just can't take that! I've never done anything wrong... I did everything you asked me to. So why are you so intent on running away all the time? Is there something I'm missing, because I just don't get it!"

"Leorio... Let me come and go. I won't leave you as long as you keep up promise. If you don't let go, then I'll always be here. Why are you so content on worrying about things that really aren't going to change. Once I am done..." he paused, "Once I am done, then I can relax, but right now, I'm on pins and needles, just trying to get by and I'm scared. But thanks to you, I'm not alone. I will always be grateful. You mean more to me than you will ever know, because there are things about you that I just can't find words for... but... you have to just let it go."

"You make it sound so easy." Leorio said softly. "I wish that I could. But to do that I'd have to be pretty heartless! And nobody's that heartless!" He said, hiding his eyes from Kurapika.

Kurapika faced him and smiled. "I wouldn't call it being heartless. I would call it being strong... holding out for me. That's what I've asked you since that day. I asked for nothing more. But if that's too hard then let me go now and don't let me come back... because I can't do things like that unless I know I'll have somebody waiting for me... somebody that loves me..."

A pause, then Leorio smiled. "You're never easy, but for some reason I give in every time. Don't think you're getting off easy, because I'm not going to let you. You can't leave me." They embraced for a moment before Kurapika nodded and headed out the door. There was a storm brewing outside. Leorio had just woken to find Kurapika cuddling with him. The next moment, the storm woke Kurapika and he was out the door like it was his business. Leorio didn't know why, but it made his lover seem kind of... heroic, somehow.

Let me come and let me go...


Cause I want you to know...


I will never leave you...


If you never let me down...

I'll always be around

Let me come and let me go...

Later that afternoon, after the storm had let up, Kurapika returned, slightly wet and seemingly calmer. He sat on the bed next to Leorio, who just stared at him distantly and smiled. "It's over." Kurapika said, much to Leorio's surprise. "I ended it. I think it's time I started thinking about what is most important to me... starting with the man that started it all." he said, punching Leorio gently, in a playful manor.

"Honestly?" Leorio asked, almost joyfully frightened to believe that it might be true. Kurapika nodded and kissed him.

"As over as it gets. You don't have to watch me come and go from your life anymore. I won't have to leave you. As long as you keep your promise, I'll be around. So..."

Leorio smiled. "And I was just going to tell you that it was okay with me if you came and went as long as you planned on coming back." Kurapika hugged him and rested his head on his shoulders. Leorio noticed almost instantly the change in Kurapika. He wasn't afraid to touch or be touched anymore. And he wondered what exactly happened, though he wasn't really that interested in finding out...

"How very gracious of you."

I want you to knows


I will never leave you

If you never let me down

I'll always be around

I've come and gone for the last time...

Now THAT is the end... Please review. Thanks to all my former reviewers. I appreciate everything you've done for me...