Disclaimer: I do not own Newsies, Spot Conlon, Josh Groban's song "Remember." I just borrow them.

Always Remember

Remember, I will always be here

As long as you hold me

In your memory

Remember me

—Josh Groban: "Remember"—

I will always remember the shrill whistle of the teakettle early in the morning, and the way the sunlight danced on the floor. I will always remember the scent of bacon drifting from the kitchen and the off key humming that always came with. I will always remember the taste of peppermint tea and the way the giant mug warmed me when he curled my hands around it.

I will always remember the notes he left me when he had to leave early. I will always remember the kisses he gave me when he came home late.

I will always remember the way the moonlight shone on his golden hair and made his skin glow. I will always remember the way we danced on the rooftop at night, when the city was sleeping.

I will always remember his gentleness, and the careful way he handled me. I will always remember the way he silenced me with kisses, and brushed my pain away with his fingertips.

I will always remember the way he held me when I slept, safe in his strong arms. I will always remember how he remained awake until I was asleep, and the way he stroked my hair, humming his out of tune hum. I will always remember waking in the night to watch him sleep, all softness and sweetness.

I will always remember the way he stood before me, protecting me from every adversary. I will always remember the way he held his cane as if it were a sword. I will always remember the way he protected me from my fears.

I will always remember holding his hand, standing in the rain and watching the fireworks in summer. I will always remember our walks in Central Park, the sunsets on the Brooklyn Bridge, and the nights on the docks. I will always remember catching snowflakes with our tongues, and licking chocolate off his upper lip. I will always remember dancing.

I will always remember the way he kissed my tears away when I cried.

I will always remember his bright, cocky smile, and his clear lilting voice, and the way he could always make me laugh. I will always remember his stormy grey eyes, and every expression I saw in them. I will always remember the feel of his lips on mine and the rumble of his laugh. I will always remember the sound of his heartbeat, comforting when he pressed me against his chest. I will always remember the way he entwined his fingers with mine, the way he traced the lines of my face with his rough, gentle hands.

I will always remember the first time I saw him, and the night he didn't come home. I will always remember the day I knew I would never see him again.

I will always remember that he loves me and is waiting on the other side.

I will always remember Spot Conlon.