Nana: I'm a little sad to be posting this. Not only is the drabble itself fairly depressing, but it's the last one. Aki In The Bath is complete, and it's always a little sad to finish a work, especially one that's gone on so long and has had so many readers. Thank you, all of you, for your wonderful comments and support. I've met some wonderful people through writing this series, and for me, that's one of the best things that can come from making anything.

So, thank you all. I hope you enjoy the final chapter, and that you enjoyed the series as a whole.

Aki In The Bath

Title: Hatori Couldn't Help Him

Prompt: 003. Ends

Rating: PG-13

When he hears the news, it goes straight to his stomach. Hatori finds himself hunched over the toilet, spitting bile and gripping the sides. Akito's sickness has found its way inside him, now that Akito is gone.

He's gone. Hatori doesn't know what that means for the family, if the curse will lift or they will die. But now, that does not matter. What matters is that Hatori failed to save Akito, what matters is that God is dead. He screamed for six hours, tore wildly towards death. He must have known, at the end, that Hatori couldn't help him.