OK, this time I'm trying something different...Each of the chapters of this story will have song lyrics incorporated into it. I have the whole thing wrote now, it's only five chapters, but I figured it was better to write it before I posted it in case I couldn't finish it.

The song in this chapter is The Sharpest Lives by My Chemical Romance.

The Words I Have To Say

Summary: You go through your life, knowing your going to die, the people you love are going to die. But until someone you love is laid before you, dying in a hospital bed, you can't find the words to tell them how you really feel. Does knowing they're going to die make letting them go any easier?

Chapter 1 - And It Shows

Prudence Halliwell was the oldest of her sisters, at twenty. She had always been the most responsible, the one who looked out for her sisters, fixed all their problems, and although they fought a lot, like all sisters did, they all knew they could count on each other when needed.

Since their mum had died, when Prue was just eight, Prue had felt it was her job to take care of her sisters in the way her mum would have done. As much as she loved her Grams, who had brought the four sisters up, she always knew they needed more. And even if she couldn't have that extra help, she made sure her sisters did.

But tonight she was going to forget all about responsibility. She had argued with her boyfriend, Andy, yesterday, and after calling one of her best friends, arranged to go out and get drunk. She was going to have a good time, maybe fall over a couple of times - just because it hurt the next morning, there was no reason not to do it on the night - and forget all about Andy, college, and the stuff she had to do. One night once in a while to let herself free kept her going.

She tossed her head, sending her just-past-shoulder-length, almost-black, hair over her shoulders, then looked carefully at herself in the mirror. She had done her make-up carefully, not putting on too much and making sure it was all waterproof, as she knew it was bound to smudge in the hot clubs. She had dressed carefully too, putting on her favourite outfit. She needed some attention from guys, tonight, although she knew her and Andy would make up the next day. She could flirt, after all, and not give out her number.

When she heard the doorbell ring, she grinned at herself in the mirror, the pulled on her jacket and grabbed her purse.

Well it rains and it pours when you're out on your own

If I crash on the couch can I sleep in my clothes?

'Cause I've spent the night dancing, am drunk, I suppose

If it looks like I'm laughing I'm really just asking to leave.

"Prue!" Her grams yelled. "It's for you." Running down the stairs, Prue called out a greeting to her friend, then yelled bye to her sisters as she ran to the door.

"Bye Grams." She added as she reached the front door, where her grandmother and best friend, Lynsey, were stood.

"Don't come in too late." Grams said. "And try to keep it down when you do roll in."

"Will do." Prue grinned.

"Don't drink too much, will you?"

"I never do." Prue grinned again. "Bye-bye." And then she slipped out of the door, pulling Lynsey behind her, giggling.

"Where first?" Lynsey asked.

"Angel's Bar. I want double vodkas and cokes, lots of them, then we'll go somewhere new."

"Sounds like a plan." Lynsey smiled. "Get a move on."

This alone, you're in time for the show

You're the one that I need

I'm the one that you loathe

You can watch me corrode like a beast in repose

'Cause I love all the poison

Away with the boys in the band

Several hours later, a two, maybe three in the morning, she couldn't tell, couldn't make out the numbers on her watch properly, Prue stumbled out of a club, she didn't even remember the name of, giggling at...well, something. Something funny. She didn't remember anymore. Clinging to Lynsey's arm, she lurched for the ground a few times, regaining her balance, before she finally sat down the on concrete.

"What ya doing?" Lynsey sniggered, leaning again a wall to support herself.

"Sitting down." Prue slurred. "You can never just sit anymore, you know just sit randomly on the floor in the street...I think we should be able to do that..."

"Yeah, you can never just stagger down the street anymore either." Lynsey nodded. "Or people assume you're drunk."

"Drunk! Ha. Well I'm not drunk...I'm never drunk, ever, ever never. I am stone-cold sober." Holding out her hand to be pulled up by Lynsey, Prue smirked. When she was back on her feet - miraculously, she only hit the floor again once - Prue leaned forward.

"Lyns?" She whispered.

"Yeah?"

"I'm drunk."

"Me too." The too of them laughed loudly, linked arms then staggered down the street.

I've really been on a bender and it shows

So why don't you blow me a kiss before she goes?

Give me a shot to remember

And you can take all the pain away from me

A kiss and I will surrender

The sharpest lives are the deadliest to lead

A light to burn all the empires

So bright the sun is ashamed to rise and be

In love with all of these vampires

So you can leave like the sane abandoned me

"We should get a cab." Prue murmured. "Where do them things come from anywhere?"

"The cab...place." Lynsey replied. "Helloo, we need a cab...here, cab..." Laughing, Prue looked around them and tugged Lynsey's arm.

"I know where we are. There's a taxi place just up there."

"Lead the way." Lysney nodded, and the two of them began to walked slowly up the street.

"What time is it?" Prue asked, and Lynsey spent serveral seconds squinting at her watch in the dark.

"Late." She said finally, and laughed loudly.

"Shh. Bad people out late." Prue giggled.

"Better hope they don't see us." Lynsey replied solemly, then both of them laughed loudly again.

There's a place in the dark where the animals go

You can take off your skin in the cannibal glow

Juliet loves the beat and the lust it commands

Drop the dagger and lather the blood on your hands, Romeo

They were almost half-way across when the car came towards them. Even with his headlight's on, the darkness and light rain that had began to fall prevented him from noticing the too girls until he was close. Too close to stop. He hit his horn frantically as he pressed on his brakes, but the two girls stopped and turned in response to the noise.

Prue was hit first, her body curving forwards over the bonnet. Lysney was thrown to the side, but Prue slipped downwards, the front of the car hitting her head. She landed on the damp, hard ground, already unconsious, before the car finally ground to a stop.

I've really been on a bender and it shows

So why don't you blow me a kiss before she goes?

Give me a shot to remember

And you can take all the pain away from me

A kiss and I will surrender

The sharpest lives are the deadliest to lead

A light to burn all the empires

So bright the sun is ashamed to rise and be

In love with all of these vampires

So you can leave like the sane abandoned me