A/N: Written as shameless name-advertising for my CCS-MSLN crossover in the CCS section currently in progress ATM

A/N: Written as shameless name-advertising for my CCS-MSLN crossover in the CCS section currently in progress ATM. A short piece on MSLN goodness.

Disclaimer: I own nothing that isn't mine to own.

Note: Songfic done based on whatever song my player pulls up as I type it. Thus, many shorts.

Track 01- Kellie Pickler- My Angel

"Don't forget to write, promise? I won't ask you to call every day, but..."

Vivio smiled and patted her mother on the head. She was finally tall enough to do that, so she did so with relish. "I'm just going off to military training, Mom. I'll be back in a few weeks. You'll hardly miss me."

Nanoha shook her head. "This is the beginning of an independent life for you, Vivio. Standing on your own two feet... I just want you to know that we're very proud of you."

"I know, Mom." Vivio shuffled her feet, embarrassed. She ignored the loud chatter she could hear from her friends who were taking her to the training site, along with her personal items. "Nanoha-mama... I... I love you very, very much. I won't forget you even when work gets really busy, I promise."

Nanoha chuckled. "I'm a retired mage now, Vivio. Do what you think is best; I can take care of myself. And I love you, too. Fate-mama also loves you."

Vivio nodded, silently trying to stall for more time. She didn't want to go yet.

Nanoha whispered, "You'd better get going; your friends are waiting for you."

"Mama... I..." Shaking her head, Vivio simply leaned forward and embraced the older woman.

Surprised but not sorry, Nanoha returned the hug with just as much love if not more.

"Then... I'll be going now."

"Have a safe trip."

Vivio nodded slowly, and then turned and ran off towards the waiting truck. Climbing in, she quickly apologized for the delay, and thanked Caro for leaving her a window seat. After buckling in, she looked out and saw her mother, still watching, waiting to see her disappear into the horizon... Vivio smiled, recollecting everything that her adoptive mother meant to her. Both her mothers. Nanoha-mama... and Fate-mama.

Every day when school got out
I'd get off the bus and I'd run down
That old dirt road where you were waiting for me
On the front porch in that blue swing
You'd be smiling and we would sing
'Amazing Grace' and 'Jesus Loves Me'

You were like my mother
You were my best friend
You were everything I want to be
And all the good inside of me
There's never been
Never been another
That loved me like you did
My grandmother, my angel

Even though I can' touch your face
I feel you with me every day
I wish you could see all my dreams comin true
When I get lost I close my eyes
And I feel you shinin down so bright
I feel you shinin down on me

You were like my mother
You were my best friend
You were everything I want to be
And all the good inside of me
There's never been
Never been another
That loved me like you did
My grandmother, my angel
My angel

Track 02- James Blunt- Goodbye My Lover

"Hey... Nanoha, don't look up."

Nanoha paused in her laughter and inevitably looked up. She wished she had heeded Hayate's advice, because her heart wrenched and twisted in her chest when she looked up to see Fate coming from the opposite direction... Nanoha forced herself to look away and keep walking. But as she neared, she faltered at the pain she could see so clearly in Fate's eyes. The loneliness she thought had been driven out so long ago. Now... she was the reason it had returned.

Did I disappoint you or let you down?
Should I be feeling guilty or let the judges frown?
'Cause I saw the end before we'd begun,
Yes I saw you were blinded and I knew I had won.

But as Fate also tried to walk past her without saying anything, Nanoha impulsively grabbed her arm. "Fate-chan, wait a minute." When Fate looked at her offending hand in open surprise, Nanoha let go quickly. "Ah, sorry."

Fate shook her head. "No, it's all right."

Hayate, who had been walking alongside Nanoha, looked between the two and then made a grab for Teana. "Come on, the cafeteria has a new ice cream flavor. Have you ever tried mint ice cream blended with vanilla and green tea? It's interesting, and not too bad either. Want to go try some with me?"

"Eh? Now?" Teana looked between her two mentors and realized that yes, it had to be now. She let herself be led away. "Ah, I'll meet up with you again soon, Enforcer Fate."

Fate merely nodded, not trusting her voice.

And then, they were alone in the empty hallway.

Nanoha spoke first. "It doesn't have to be like this, does it?"

So she wanted to go that way. Fate turned away. "It hurts, Nanoha. It hurts. You have no idea. I think... I think it would be better if we spent some time apart..."

"I don't want us to stop being friends!" Nanoha cringed at the way Fate winced. Of course, that had been the problem, hadn't it? Fate did want them to stop being just friends. She had wanted more. Nanoha frowned, and then tugged Fate's hand. "Come on, let's get out of here."

Fate, startled by the change in pace, followed as obediently as ever. "Nanoha, what...?"

"Just come on!"

So I took what's mine by eternal right.
Took your soul out into the night.
It may be over but it won't stop there,
I am here for you if you'd only care.

She watched, breathless, when Nanoha let go after they reached the roof. "Nanoha... I have work to-"

"I love you." Nanoha turned, smiling as she looked straight into Fate's eyes. "You are a very special, precious person to me, Fate-chan and I care a lot about you. I don't want to lose you."

Fate whispered, not daring to meet Nanoha's farseeing gaze, "I wish I didn't have to lose you either." Her hands balled into fists. She could feel her nails threatening to pierce her skin. "You mean so much to me. And I ruined it all."

You touched my heart you touched my soul.
You changed my life and all my goals.
And love is blind and that I knew when,
My heart was blinded by you.

"You didn't!" Fate was surprised when warm hands wrapped around her own. Nanoha smiled at her. "I can't return Fate-chan's feelings... but that doesn't mean I don't have my own feelings for Fate-chan! We can make this work. You just have to be willing to... to... compromise!"

"Compromise?" Fate felt her sadness churn inside her, fueling her passion as well as her guilt. "I did unforgivable things! I took advantage of you when you were feeling down. I..."

I've kissed your lips and held your head.
Shared your dreams and shared your bed.
I know you well, I know your smell.
I've been addicted to you.

"Those aren't 'unforgivable' things, and I didn't think of it that way. Fate-chan... there's more to love than romance."

Fate turned away. "I just want to be able to show you how much I love you."

"You don't have to; I already know. I can see it."

"No, I want other people to know. I want you to be able to turn someone else down because I'm the one for you. That's... that's what I think of... when someone confesses to me."

Nanoha sighed. She ran the back of her fingers along Fate's cheek. "I can't stand seeing you like this, but I can't give you what you want either."

"I know." Fate closed her eyes, willing the tears away. It didn't work. "I... I know. And I know I have to get over you, so maybe, one day, we can go back to the way we were."

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

"... What can I do to speed up the process?"

Fate shook her head. "I have to do this on my own."

"Will you be okay like this? You worry me, Fate-chan. Already I've seen you eat less... sleep less... Vivio's worried too."

"I will be okay. I will. I have to be. Just... can I ask you one thing? A favor?"

"What is it?"

Fate looked up, the plea clear in her eyes. "Don't forget about me?"

I am a dreamer but when I wake,
You can't break my spirit - it's my dreams you take.
And as you move on, remember me,
Remember us and all we used to be
I've seen you cry, I've seen you smile.
I've watched you sleeping for a while.
I'd be the father of your child.
I'd spend a lifetime with you.
I know your fears and you know mine.

"I could never forget you, Fate-chan." Nanoha closed her eyes as she hugged Fate. "You have always been in my mind, even if it's not the way you want. Never believe that you aren't important to me. If not the most important person."

Fate slowly nodded. This was enough, wasn't it? It had to be enough, if Nanoha wasn't offering anything else.

We've had our doubts but now we're fine,
And I love you, I swear that's true.
I cannot live without you.
Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

"Will you sleep in the bed with me tonight? Please?"

Fate hesitated, not at all certain if she was ready for that. "I might not be able to control myself."
Nanoha was silent for a long moment. "Then... then don't."

"What?" Fate couldn't believe her ears.

"If it hurts Fate to hold it in, then let it out. I told you, I love you, Fate-chan. If it makes you happy to... to do whatever it is you want to do with me... if there's anything I can do to make you feel better... then just ask and I'll do it. For you."

"Will you marry me?"

"I can't do that." Nanoha laughed, although it sounded a bit hurt, as if she wished she didn't refuse. "But... I'm willing to accept Fate-chan's kisses... if she doesn't think it will hurt her more by being indulged only a little."

Fate considered the compromise. She could go a little ways with the girl of her dreams, knowing from the start that it wouldn't get anywhere, or she could stop this now and pine for the mother of her child. Godchild.

"...All right."

"Really? You want to... try this?" Nanoha seemed surprised and unsure that Fate had accepted her offer.

Fate smiled weakly. "Will you let me hold your hand tonight?"

Nanoha relaxed noticeably. "Yeah. I'd like that."

And I still hold your hand in mine.
In mine when I'm asleep.
And I will bear my soul in time,
When I'm kneeling at your feet.
Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

As they lay down to sleep that night, Fate smiled at Nanoha's willingness to find some middle ground for them to both be happy at. She knew it was temporary, that it was fleeting, but she wanted to be happy about this. And so she closed her eyes, thinking of her special person.

I'm so hollow, baby, I'm so hollow.
I'm so, I'm so, I'm so hollow.

A/N: I'm going to stop there for the sake of the realization that a lot of the songs I have on my player are sad, and I don't want sad NanoFate. Esp since this isn't really how I portray NanoFate in "Shard Card" the aforementioned crossover fic. Alas, how many happy love songs are really out there, compared to the sad ones?

I don't think the two tracks are related or in the same timeline. As I said, my player is on random and those are two songs that popped up that I made apply to them in order.

I won't hope that you enjoyed this sad little bit, but reviews are still nice?