Disclaimer: Journey Maker doesn't own Yugioh or the song in this chapter.

Chapter One

Ryou sat in his room, a broken and bloody shell of who he use to be. As he sat there thinking, he wanted nothing more then to escape from the bonds that Bakura had put on him. As he sat there, these words of this song kept running repeatedly inside his mind:

I will not make the same mistakes that you did
I will not let myself
Cause my heart so much misery
I will not break the way you did,
You fell so hard
I've learned the hard way
To never let it get that far

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you
I am afraid

I lose my way
And it's not too long before you point it out
I cannot cry
Because I know that's weakness in your eyes
I'm forced to fake
A smile, a laugh everyday of my life
My heart can't possibly break
When it wasn't even whole to start with
Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you
I am afraid

I watched you die
I heard you cry every night in your sleep
I was so young
You should have known better than to lean on me
You never thought of anyone else
You just saw your pain
And now I cry in the middle of the night
For the same damn thing

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I try my hardest just to forget everything
Because of you
I don't know how to let anyone else in
Because of you
I'm ashamed of my life because it's empty
Because of you
I am afraid
Because of you
Because of you

Ryou got up, walked into the bathroom, closed and locked the door. Bakura wasn't home; he was out again with Marik making someone else's life a living hell.

Ryou went over to the medicine cabinet, got out the straight razor that Bakura always kept there; he sat down on the floor, rolled up his shirtsleeve.

Revealing all the scars from when Bakura cut him, then he smiled and drew the razor over his arm, as the blood fell onto the bathroom floor, Ryou closed his eyes and thought.

"No more will you cause me pain and misery, for I'm going somewhere where you'll never be able to find me, I'm going home to be with my mother and sister. Good-bye, and May your life be the living hell you put me through."

Then Ryou closed his eyes and smiled, because there before him were the very people he loved the most in the world, they came to bring him back home.

When Bakura got home later the night, he yelled Ryou's name repeatedly. When he got no answer, he went to find out where that little piece of shit was.

Bakura opened the bathroom door, there he found Ryou dead lying in a pool of his own blood, Bakura stood there not believing what he was seeing, and then he just closed the door, walked out of the apartment.

As he walked away, he thought to himself, well I can't believe that he finally got the guts to kill himself.

Bakura just kept walking until he came to Marik's and when Marik opened the door, Bakura said, "Ryou killed himself."

Marik then let him in and said, "Come on in, you can stay here." As Bakura walked into the room, he still couldn't believe that Ryou was gone, but then he just shrugged his shoulders and thought to himself, "Oh well." Then he said, "Hey, Marik what do you have to eat?"

THE END..