Starless

If only you could watch me fall

I cannot feel it anymore

The soul you cut, the soul adore

Cannot feel you anymore

Cuz you've run through me with destructive force

I think somehow I've got to get it straight

I've got to get you out of me

But I can't get through to you

Squall walked for what seemed like hours and walking nowhere. He was going to stay at the Balamb Hotel but there were no rooms available. He ended up at the bar where he saw Xander and Mel. Mel saw him and waved him to come over.

Squall hesitantly walked over to them. Especially since he didn't want to be around people right now. Especially since that looking at Xander made him think of Rinoa and the scene he just witnessed. He looked at Xander and Mel while envied e love they had with eachother. But nonetheless he walked over.

"Hey Squall! What brings you down here?" Mel said happily.

"Oh, Just needed some air." Squall honestly said. "Wow Mel! Look at you! You look Great!"

"You look good too, Squall!" Mel cheered!

"You look better! Xander just told me the news." Squall laughed. "Congratulations!"

"Xander! I wanted to tell them!" Mel whined while smacking Xander hard in the abs.

"Mel! I only told Squall because he was at my house with Rinoa! She was in the shower so I kept him company. So I just told him." Xander explained. "By the way Squall, I would like my clothes back!"

Squall looked down to see he forgot to change out of Xander's clothes again and soon remembered just how itchy they are.

"And Squall hasn't told anyone else right?" Mel inquired with the look of 'Please tell you didn't'.

Squall thought to himself*Not that I've had a chance to tell anyone*

"No, of course I didn't tell anyone else Mel! " Squall said truthfully. "Not that I've had any time to tell anyone."

"You were too busy thinking of Rinoa! Hey man! That's why you came over here! To see if you could date her!" Xander said snarkily.

"Dude! Rinoa is very beautiful but I've only just met her today."Squall said. *Though she can't be worse than Quistis.*

"Wait. What about Quis-" Mel asked. But before she could finish she saw Seifer storm in the bar looking for Squall, or Xander, if not both.

See me I'm down and I get deeper with every breath

See me I'm over the edge, farther with every step

See me I'm down and I get deeper with every breath

Standing over the edge I'm taking my last breath

Seifer looked around and finally found who he was looking for. He saw Squall and he was going to beat him for calling Quistis a slut. But then he saw Xander and decided to talk to him instead!

"XANDER! I need to talk to you for a minute. NOW!" Seifer yelled.

"Dude, ok! No need to fucking yell!" Xander said. He turns to Mel and Squall and says," Will you two excuse me for a minute?" He turned and walked away with Seifer.

" I wonder what that was about." Mel said curiously."'Me too. He better not do something stupid." Squall said agitated.

"What do you mean Squall?" Mel asked.

" I don't know. Maybe he's going to quit the band 'stupid'" Squall replied.

" He wouldn't do that. Would he? And why?" Mel asked again.

"It's a long story." Squall finalized.

And how I feel like I'm starless

I'm ready to fade now

And how I feel like I'm starless

I'm hopeless and grayed out

Somehow I feel like I'm starless

I'm ready to fade now

And now I feel like I'm starless

I'm ready to burn out

Meanwhile

"Seifer what is it?" Xander questioned.

"Well, Xander, I just wanted to tell you that Puberty Boy and I had a fight and it can't be worked out" Seifer said angrily.

"What was the fight about? I'm sure I can fix it!" Xander said.

"You can't fucking fix it XANDER! You're a great manager but this. You can't fix! This is between Squall and I."Seifer blatanly said.

"So then why the fuck are you telling me it can't be fixed?" Xander asked.

" BECAUSE I'M TRYING TO TELL YOU I'M QUITTING THE BAND! Find someone else to deal with Squall's antics because I can't!" Seifer yelled.

"YOU CAN'T QUIT THE BAND! " Xander screamed.

"YES I CAN AND I DID!" Seifer screamed as he started to walk away but Xander grabbed his arm before he could go causing Seifer to look down and glare at Xander for even touching him.

"NO, You can't QUIT! You have a contract! You can't legally leave the band until you're contract is up AND until we find someone suitable to replace you!" Xander sneered.

"WHAT!" Seifer yelled in shock!

"Yeah! You can't leave for another year. And you still have to attend all functions scheduled. Concerts, fundraisers, and band meetings!" Xander proclaimed.

"WHAT ABOUT THE BAND HOUSE! Do I have to stay there too!"Seifer yelled.

"No you don't have to stay there or even take the same tour bus. But you have to remain in the band! Because if you don't, I'll sue your ass!" Xander screamed.

"FINE! I'll stay with the band until my contract runs out. But you better send me the schedule because I'm fucking moving out.. TONIGHT!" Seifer screamed.

"And if you miss even just ONE fucking event, or even LATE, So help me GOD Seifer. I will sue your ass for that too! I don't care if it's a dire emergency!" Xander said in a final tone and walked away.

I can transcend you and mentally bend you

But I can't handle the shit that I'm into

I have been blinded and always reminded

Of the things I want but I never could find

I am a part of a world that I hate

I wish the end would come faster

My world's a disaster

Can't you see that I'm down

And I'm drowning

And I can't keep my head

Above my wake

Xander walked back over to Squall and Mel with the look of murder in his eyes.

"Xander? What's wrong baby?" Mel asked. Xander didn't say anything for a few minutes.

"Xander?" Mel asked again.

"SQUALL! WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED BETWEEN YOU AND SEIFER!" Xander screamed.

"Why?" Squall asked.

"Because what did transpire between you two is why he's quitting the band!" Xander yelled.

"He's quitting the band?" Mel asked.

"Yeah but luckily not for another year. He's just moving out of the bandhouse." Xander said finally calm. "So Squall are you going to tell me what happened?"

"First of all. It wasn't a fight! Second of all it's his own damn fault that I hate him. But as for him quitting the band, over this, is not my doing either!" Squall said defending himself.

"So what the fuck DID happen" Xander asked again.

"Tonight, after I left your house, I found Seifer and Quistis fucking in my bed! And she has been fucking Seifer for the last three years! Seifer was fucking Quistis before he got together with Fujin. And even with them being in their own relationships, they were still fucking eachother! So I didn't DOanything except caught them in the act and said some pretty nasty things!" Squall retorted.

"Oh fuck man! I'm sorry! No wonder Quistis has always been distant."Xander said.

"Yeah well. I did love her in a way. Maybe it was just because she's good in bed. Sex was always great with her. But I'm sure I can find someone better." Squall said.

"SQUALL! Oooh I KNOW! Rinoa is up for grabs now!" Xander smirked. " Just uh.. Get to know her first!"

Squall just smiled. He did like Rinoa. She is beautiful and even he had to admit that even only meeting her today, he felt a pull to her.

"Hey man! You can stay at my apartment tonight! I know you probably don't want to go to the band house tonight!" Xander said as he took his keys out of the apartment and started dangling them in front of Squall.

"Thanks." Squall said as he took the keys from Xander and left.

See me I'm down and I get deeper with every breath

See me I'm over the edge, farther with every step

See me I'm down and I get deeper with every breath

Standing over the edge, I'm taking my last breath

As soon as he left the bar, his phone started to ring. His ringtone was Breakdown by Breaking Benjamin. It was Quistis. In fact, he started going through his contact list when his phone started ringing again though this time it was a text from Quistis that read:

Please come home. I'm sorry! Luv ya! Xoxo Quisty!

After he read it, he deleted the text without a response and deleted both Seifer and Quistis from his phone. He decided he was going to go to the bandhouse for a minute to get changed so he can give Xander his clothes back.

As he got there, he dreaded that Quistis would be there. He was glad to see that she was no where to be found as he quickly changed into more comfortable clothing. Which was cotton boxers, a pair of basketball shorts, and just a plain white Hanes undershirt. Then darted out of the house and started to make his way to the Heartily apartment.

I gotta get you out of my veins

I gotta get you out of my blood

I gotta get you out of my scene

I gotta get you out of me

Elsewhere at Mel's Apartment

"Xander, are you going to be okay?" Mel asked worried.

"I don't know baby. I can't believe Seifer is leaving the band and blaming it on Squall. He didn't do anything."Xander sighed.

"I know hun, but that's Seifer. He's been like that for as long as I can remember since you've been band manager. He's hot headed. Squall too." Mel explained.

"Yeah I know, but still. I can't believe it happened though." Xander looked mentally exhausted at this point.

"Babe, everything happens for a reason. We may not see the reason behind it, but there is one." Mel said assuredly.

Xander pulled Mel onto his lap and started kissing her passionately before he pulled away.

"Mel, I love you!" Xander exclaimed.

Mel smiled and kissed him again.

"I love you too!" Mel repeated. "OH! Be right back! Potty break!"

As she rushed to the bathroom, Xander started fiddling with the ring in his pocket. *I'm asking her tonight* He smiled at the thought.

Mel came out of the bathroom mere seconds later and noticed Xander in thought.

"Xander what are you thinking about now?" She asked.

He just sat there and smiled, got down in front of her on one knee and smiled as he pulled out the ring.

"Oh! My!" Mel said!

Xander laughed. "Melanie Rose Carmichael, You are the love of my life, the mother of my child. I exist so that I never miss a moment with you ever again. I'm down here on one knee, asking.' Will you marry me?' " Xander finally asked.

"Oh! My HYNE!" Mel said. Her jaw dropped and her eyes started to swell up.

"Yes! YES! I will marry you!" Mel screamed.

He just stood up and kissed her, swinging her around. "Melanie! I love you!"

"I love you too Xander!"

XXX

Squall made his way up the street when he saw Quistis with Seifer. He moaned and tried to stay out of sight from them. *"Quistis means nothing to me!" My ass* Squall remembered Seifer pleading to Fujin back at the apartment. He ran away as quickly as he could. *Good thing they didn't notice me!* Well. At least Seifer didn't anyways. Quistis did and starting running towards him.

What I'm really trying hard to get down to words

Is the way I fit into this world, Things I've survived

Pushed me to the darker side, because of life as it was

The life that was yours should've been mine

But I never could take anymore of this

'Cause I'm always gonna get down to the floor

It's a cold gun that I kiss

'Cause I cannot break anymore

"SQUALL!" Quistis screamed.

"QUISTIS! Leave me alone! We have nothing to talk about! It's over!" Squall sternly said.

"But Squall! You must know why!" Quistis said.

"I don't care Quistis! You actually did me a favor! Now I can see you for what you really are! A two-timing slut!" Squall yelled as he started walking away.

Quistis pretended to act hurt.

"Squall! Where are you going! The band house is that way!" Quistis said pointing towards the center of town.

" WHO THE FUCK SAID I WAS GOING TO THE BANDHOUSE!" Squall yelled.

"Then where are you going!?" Quistis asked.

"None of your fucking business!" Squall claimed.

"Fine! Be that way Squall! But know this Squall! I will always love you!" Quistis said as she ran back to Seifer.

*Finally! Good riddance! I don't need a bitch who lies and keeps secrets!* Squall thought as he started walking to Xander's.

Somehow I feel like I'm starless

I'm ready to fade now

That's how I feel when I'm starless

I'm hopeless and grayed out

Somehow I feel like I'm starless

I'm ready to burn out

Now I'm starless.

AUTHORS NOTE.

I KNOW LONG CHAPTER GUYS! BUT IT WAS FUN TO WRITE. BUT AS PROMISED, YOU HAVE THIS WONDERFUL NEW CHAPTER BY 10PM EST ON DECEMBER 15TH, 2012.

AS YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED. XANDER PROPOSED TO MEL. THERE WAS NO MENTION OF IT BEFOREHAND IN THE STORY. BUT YOU HAVE TO REALIZE WHEN THE STORY STARTS , XANDER AND MEL HAVE ALREADY BEEN DATING A WHILE, AND HAS OBVIOUSLY BEEN PLANNING IT SINCE BEFORE RINOA EVEN GOT TO BALAMB.

TO READER AND FAN ANGEL-WINGS NAYA!

DON'T WORRY! YOUR CHAPTER THAT YOU REQUESTED IS COMING! JUST HAVE TO FIND THE RIGHT PLACE TO PUT IT! :D. R&R PLEASE! :D