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A/N: Huh! (A heavy sigh) I don't know what I'm doing here, but the title kinda says it all. Imagine Kusaka in London, looking at the portrait of his lover in his apartment and Akidzuki-san waiting at the riverbank to fulfill a promise he made.

Disclaimer: The amazing Embracing Love manga series is not mine nor is the story of Winter Cicada.

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OVERSEA SICKNESS

England. It's a different world, a different country, yet my heart is indifferent.

Akidzuki-san.

Everyday I learn something new. I wish that you could be here with me. You and I share the same dream, so why can't we walk the same path? I want you to see this world and walk with me every step of the way.

Akidzuki-san.

Where are you now? Are you still waiting for me at the riverbank where we parted? How long has it been? Without knowing when I'll return, was it selfish of me to ask you to wait? When you walk to the riverbank, each and every single day, what is the expression on your face? I want to see it. I couldn't imagine that you'll express any sadness, but underneath your strong front, tears may be hiding beneath your beautiful eyes as they gaze into a distance hoping that today is the day I return.

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Kusaka.

I'm waiting here for you as I've promised. This riverbank… our special place.

Kusaka.

As I stare into the blue sea, I call out your name. By repeating your name, I will have it engraved in my heart. Same as the heat that you've planted deep inside of me, I shall cherish that memory and keep it next to my heart. For now I am too a sleeping cicada in its cocoon, waiting to be hatch on the day you return.

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Akidzuki-san.

Please let me be a little more selfish and ask you to wait for me a little longer. I know that you are strong. I will return to you and until that day comes please bank all your sadness and let me see them fall out when we meet again. This way I will be there to hold you when you break free from your shell.

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Kusaka.

The new world must be exciting. Far, far away, you're thriving for more knowledge and as you learn more you are closer in making our dream come true. Such strength and courage; I envy you.

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Akidzuki-san.

Right now, I cannot be with you, but my feelings are always with you. May my thoughts be traveled to you and let you know that not a single day have I not long for you. Lying here in my bed, all I could think of is you. I shall sleep now, because once my eyes are closed I will able to hold you, the most beautiful man existed.

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Kusaka.

I've decided to fight. Lend me your strength. Let my thoughts be delivered to you, for I know you are trying to change our fate and create a world for the both of us. You are stronger than I. My life has its meaning just by meeting you, I have no regret. I've given myself to you and I belong to no one else. You and I are one, then and now. We see the same dream, but I cannot walk by your side, so allow me give you a hand in building our dream together. I shall be strong and wait for you at the front line when you return. This way I shall keep my promise, though I doubt that you'll be smiling. The day I come out of my cocoon will also be the day I leave you behind. Yet, I know you'll forgive me and I'm sure that you'll be embracing me at that moment. I feel grand just thinking about it.

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Akidzuki-san.

Kusaka.

(Together)

Until that day comes…

I miss you.

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