A/N songfic chapter, In The End by Rush, the lyrics are in Italics. Yes! I finished a story! Finally! Go me! Yes, this is the end. I will miss writing this fan fiction.


Well, I can see what you mean

It just takes me longer

Around 9 pm, darkness pierced by the stars roamed outside and inside the room. Taichi was lying in his bed, not really being able to sleep.

He had never really been able to sleep until about 11 in the night, sometimes not even then. He knew he had to, though, for he had a busy day tomorrow.

I can feel what you feel

It just makes you stronger

Falling into a dozing state he barely heard these small noises. Noises that when he finally realized them, were all too familiar to him.

When he had used to go and sneak into Koushirou's room he had made those noises climbing up the tree and opening the window. Looking to the window, he was scared to open his eyes... but he did.

Well you can take me for a little while

You can take me; you can make me smile

There were two eyes, black in color, staring at him, impenetrable darkness surrounding them and making anything else unrecognizable, except to hands reaching through the glass of the window towards him.

Drenched in sweat, breathing heavily, and sitting up straight he looked to the window to make sure nothing was there. Unfortunately for him, leaning against the window and blocking the scene outside, was a black and unidentified form, and Taichi sucked in a breath, not knowing what to think.

In the end

Yes you can

"Taichi…"the shadow began, but then stopped and started forward. Taichi's fear drained from him hastily as he recognized who it was. "Izzy?"

The familiar husky voice, short form and obvious long hair was enough to convince him, and when the shadow took a seat beside him on the bed and the night shined onto his face, sure enough, was the familiar features of Koushirou before Taichi's eyes.

Well, I can see what you mean
It just takes me longer

Taichi didn't know what to say. He knew he should be scared, but Koushirou had always had a sort of aurora of serenity about him.

Taichi suddenly got a filling feeling of panic in his veins, though, and sprinted from the room. Running out in the halls he ran into Amaya. "Why?" was all he could ask.

And I can feel what you feel
It just makes you stronger

She looked up and took a gun out of her coat, "I know what he's going to do. Obviously he will forever love you." She put the gun in her mouth and Taichi's mouth dropped. She then pulled the trigger.

Taichi held his dinner in as his face turned a bit green and ran past the fast falling corpse of Amaya. He heard Koushirou call his name in the background and turned around to see the red haired boy look up from Amaya's body to stare into Taichi's eyes.

I know, I know, I know
Oh, the feeling grows

His tears were blood. His skin was paler than ever. Taichi shivered, trying to shake off the undeniability that Izzy was quite gorgeous like that… as Macabre as that sounds.

Taichi couldn't resist taking off to running away again from his best friend, down the stairs, out of the building, into the field before the dorm. Running seemed like forever to him. His feet hurt.

I see, I see, I see
It's got to be

Every once in a while in what seemed like eternity Taichi heard a past memory of something Izzy had said to him in his head, and an urge to turn back accompanied it.

Taichi shook his head and opened his tight shut eyes to look ahead. He entered a building, he wasn't quite sure which one, but stopped once he was inside, quickly realizing that it was the library he had entered so loudly and abruptly.

Well, I can do what you do
You just do it better

No one seemed to be there. He looked down to the table in front of him. There sat the Book of Wishing.

"Why Taichi…" he heard, but he wouldn't turn around; he doubted Izzy was there. On the page that the book was open to was the page of Wishing track.

And I can cry like you cry
It just makes me sadder

Koushirou 'Izzy' Izumi: I wish that Taichi and I were together forever.

He ran out of the library and down the path, stopping at the staircase where he had asked Izzy what he needed and taken the boy's answer as a joke…

I know, I know, I know
Oh, the feeling grows


Taichi leaned on the gate and said, "So how can I repay you, what do you need?" Taichi asked Koushirou.

The redhead grinned a smile that showed his teeth and leaned forward saying, "All I need is you."


I see, I see, I see
It's got to be

The end

Oh, In The End

Looking down at the staircase he heard in a real voice, "Why did you run from me?" He didn't look back to Izzy, who he knew was coming towards him. Izzy wrapped his arms around Taichi just like he had on the staircase where he believed he had really died.

Oh, You can take me for a little while

You can take me; you can make me smile in the end

Taichi spoke first, "I didn't mean it when I said I hated you. I just can't love you. I really, really miss you, Izzy. I'm not running, I'm clearing my head."

Well, I can shine like you shine
It doesn't make me brighter

But if I think like you think
It don't make my load much lighter

Izzy's grip on Taichi's chest tightened. "You know you are best friend." He squeezed harder and Taichi grimaced in pain. "You know that I love you." Izzy pulled Taichi harder to him and was rewarded with the sound of Taichi's ribs breaking, and Taichi didn't breathe, he knew there was no chance he wanted to live.

Koushirou put his head on Taichi's shoulder, "I still love you. I wish that we were together forever."

I can see what you mean

It just takes me longer

And I can feel what you feel

It just makes me stronger

"We are, as best friends." Taichi said and then closed his eyes, suffocating.

Koushirou smiled; he didn't need Taichi to love him, he didn't need to be with Taichi like that.

In The End

"All I need is you."