"Netto-kun? Netto-kun?"

Netto groaned. He was having possibly the best dream ever, and now someone had to wake him. Needless to say, he wasn't pleased. He opened his eyes when the person began to gently ruffle his hair.

Raising his head, Netto immediately fell into shock. Rockman was sitting up in bed, staring down at him.

"Netto-kun, you really are a deep sleeper."

Rockman smiled at him, and lightly tugged at the collar of Netto's shirt, indicating he wanted Netto to join him. Netto stood and climbed up, staring back at the bedridden navi.

"You're awake…"

"Yup." Netto was astounded by how animated his friend was.

"How are you feeling?"

"I've felt better, to say the least."

Rockman sheepishly rubbed the back of his head, wincing at a sharp pain in his arm. Netto felt more tears rise up and he lost control. He leaned forward, crying, to hug the navi. He put every once of strength into the embrace, to which Rockman found quite painful.

"I-I thought I was going t-to lose you!" Netto sobbed fiercely. He couldn't repress his feelings at this point.

Rockman hugged back, running his fingers soothingly through Netto's hair.

"I won't ever leave you, Netto-kun. I'll never wander from your side."

The two stayed like that for almost an hour until Netto's crying calmed to soft hiccups. Rockman pulled Netto up into a more comfortable position. He slipped down on to his back so that Netto's head was on his chest.

"I'll always be here for you, Netto-kun. I love you." He whispered softly to the now sleeping boy. He closed his eyes and drifted off peacefully.

Ten days later, Rockman was relieved of his bandages and permitted to leave the lab. Rockman and Netto had grown closer than ever during the days of hard trials, but neither of them ever gave up hope.


I hope you all liked the ending.

If you review, I'll give you a Blues plushie.

hands plushie to first reviewer

It's short, but the evil writers block has affected me.