Disclaimer: I do not own Pokemon.

Genre: Angst/Tragedy

Summary: Mudkip reflects on what has happened after Ginji's departure. A Pokemon Mystery Dungeon fic.


You disappeared from my life. Like a candle wavering in the wind, you stood there for a while, and then you were gone. I trusted you, swore that I would follow you anywhere, and you abandoned me. I have broken my promise.

I miss you, Ginji, and I wish that you were here right now. And I can only ask myself, why? Why did you leave? I wish you could tell me, but you're not here. If only you could help me grow more, so I could have someone I could relate to. But no. You're gone from my life.

I am alone now. No one is here to support me, only to congratulate me on helping defeat Groudon. They talk about me, but they don't help me. They don't know what I'm going through.

So I guess I'll have to start anew. Start by myself, and hopefully end up with friends who will stay by my side when I need them. Not like you, who ran away when the fight was over.

I won't be alone.

I will be in a new rescue team.

And I won't be with candles, wavering in the wind.

I'll be with well protected lanterns.