Title: One Dark Flame

Author: Orilon

Rating: R for Punk's potty mouth tendencies

Pairing: mentions of CM Punk/Unidentified M

Spoiler warning: ROH's Wrestlerave '03

Disclaimer: Everything from Ring of Honor belongs to Gabe Sapolsky and Cary Silkin and the wrestlers belong to themselves. Title comes from "Miseria Cantare (The Beginning)" by AFI off their Sing the Sorrow CD (which is Punk's ROH theme song)

Distribution: If you want it, take it, but let me know where.

Summary: CM Punk's thoughts after his match with Colt Cabana vs. Raven and Christopher Daniels

Feedback: Please.

I normally wait until I get back to the hotel to shower, but I wanted to wash off the blood from the match. I watch the blood flow down the drain and wish that memories could be washed away like blood so I didn't have to remember anymore. It would be easier to wash away memories of...him so the bastard wouldn't haunt me anymore. Seeing him backstage since he had a match tonight didn't help matters. At least I was able to stay with Colt in our locker room and way from him unlike in TNA.

I push down the thoughts that Raven and Christopher Daniels bulldogging Colt's head into my crotch created. I refuse to be like …him and corrupt the innocent and I refuse to be like …him and be the locker room slut.

I was fucked up a long time ago and I refuse to fuck up Colt. Just like my new theme music says: "one dark flame…incinerate". I refuse to burn Colt and leave him in ashes.

I refuse to burn him like I was burned. One dark flame may allow me to burn with passion, but the flames hurt and leave scars. Water washes away blood but it doesn't wash away the mental ashes of what was burned in me and it doesn't heal mental scars.