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Darkness surrounded him except for one picture. A young boy, at least a foot shorter than he was. The boy was crying, eyes closed. There was something familiar about him. Dark hair, unruly and unbound. A thin piece of fabric clenched tightly in his trembling hand.

He reached out to the boy, brushing a strand of hair from the tear-slicked face. The young male only remained sitting, flinching slightly, almost as if he had never experienced something so gentle and caring. A hand took the boy's chin and gingerly tilted his head up. Eyes opening slowly to reveal brown orbs, shimmering with unshed tears.

"What's wrong, Lan?"

There was no response. Yet, the taller form could sense something was disturbing the boy. To him, it looked as though the boy was being eaten away from the inside out. The male took the lithe form into his arms, cuddling him.

"Don't worry. Everything will be fine. I'll do anything to protect you."

"What?" Green eyes opened, staring meaninglessly at the ceiling. The navi pushed himself up off of the floor.

"Again," he mumbled.

Every night, he would have the same dream. There was no meaning. The navi was worried about his net-op. There was never a tear in his eyes or a pout on his lips. Only the overwhelming happiness and joy he had come to love.

"Oh well," he sighed. "Another day begun and things to do." The navi closed his eyes, really wishing he didn't have to do this every morning.

"Wake up, Lan!"

All that was heard next was a large thud against the floor and the frantic rustling of blankets. The navi could almost feel the pain of colliding with the ground.

"Oww! Megaman, why do you do that every day?" Lan asked, rubbing his back and standing up.

"Because, it's the only way to get you up."

"But, why now? You could have given me at least ten more minutes."

"I could of, and laughed because you were late again." he stated, putting more emphasis on again. "But what kind of friend would I be if I did that?"

Lan just glared at his navi before quickly getting ready for school. Ms. Mari was likely to have a conniption.

And of course, she did. Lan was berated with her complaints about always being late and not doing his homework. Megaman just stood there, stifling his laughs, as hid friend got the tempests brunt.

Eventually, Lan was able to sit at his desk, taking out his notebook to show his homework, which he didn't do.

"I'd hate to say it, but I told you so," Megaman quietly laughed.

"Be quiet and go do something productive."

Megaman just smiled and logged onto the net. He did have something that needed to be done.

Protoman might be able to help him discover the meaning of his dream.

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