Tidus' Promise

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Above the jagged, frosted peaks,

Beyond the colitis wide.

Before the dancing embers,

You there firmly at my side.

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The leering silence we held tight,

Sins plastered on each face.

We crossed the odds together,

Put up by will, power, and race.

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The secrets we didn't lose,

Memories we didn't just let go.

The words revealed to me that day,

Because how was I to know?

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I said I'd take you to the place,

Where you could touch the stars.

Beyond the influence of all others,

And you could be just who you are.

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A friendly place that never sleeps,

And where dreams rise with the dawn.

Where you could be safe there with me,

Your duties then all gone.

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But memories are soon to fade,

And me, just as well.

To purify the world of its disgrace,

And the story I wish to tell.

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I don't know where it will take me,

If I'll reach where memories await.

For painful memoirs that just won't go,

And never will abate.

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I'd rather see this world perish,

Then leave you on your own.

I'd rather see your smiling face,

Then head right back home.

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But it is then that I sigh,

As I stand to watch you all.

I pass you by with just a touch,

Before the final call.

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I rise on up to the edge now,

To take one glance around.

To confirm all I've been told again,

The truth I finally found.

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No, there's nothing left,

All because of him.

The man I hated so very much,

And secretly wished to see again.

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I prayed that he'd someday leave,

And would just never come on back.

But mother was persistent,

And rode on the same track.

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Anger boiled up inside,

The dreams that wouldn't go away.

And now all I feel is loss,

For here comes the final day.

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Its approach is so very near,

And I fear the answer's lost.

To free us from our hateful sin,

The summoner's life, it will cost.

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I gaze back now at what I want,

And all that seems right to me.

It is now that I decide for once and all,

I'll be the dream she'll never see.

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I'll stand beside her through the bad,

And lift her heart with glee.

I'll share each and every emotion,

Be the hope she'll never see.

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I'll give her all of who I am,

Till she finds that I am gone.

I'll silently answer all her calls,

And watch her watch the dawn.

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Yes, a new day will come again,

And she'll stand tall and proud.

For the love that we both shared,

And the life were never allowed.