Fuji continued to embrace the younger boy in his arms. He was slowly cradling all the worries away.

"O-chibi! Fuji!" Eiji broke their little moment.

Fuji let go of Ryoma and looked over to his friend. "What is it?"

Quickly, Eiji grabbed hold of Echizen. "O-chibi, you're so cute when you're all sad!"

"Kikumaru-senpai," Ryoma tried to pull away. "You're hurting me."

"It's because he's not a gentle as I am," a smile formed on Fuji's face.

"Oh!" Letting go of the younger boy, Kikumaru turned to Fuji. "You're such a naughty boy, Fuji."

As the two older boys talked about things, Ryoma found himself blushing by the thought of a naught Fuji. His thoughts were broken when a hand grabbed his.

"Lets go, Echizen, it's time for us to stop wasting time."


"I promise…I won't let you fade away."

Fuji and Ryoma walked back to Fuji's house. Going to Fuji's room, they sat on the bed together. Wrapping Echizen in his arms, Fuji brushed his hand against the younger boy's cheek,

"Fuji-senpai…why'd you stop calling me? You said you didn't want me to become just a memory, but you just stopped contacting me. Every time I tried to see you, you were always out or busy. It hurt…thinking that I might not be able to see you again," Ryoma's voice became shaky as he tried to hold back the tears.

"School became harder. I thought I wasn't going to be able to balance a relationship and school at once," Fuji softly spoke. "I was stupid to think I should put school before you. The group picture we took that day…it started to fade. That's when I realized I couldn't just let you fade out of my life. Though, by the time I found out that I would only suffer without you, I thought it would be too late. I thought you would have just moved on. In the end, Echizen, you were suffering more than I was. I'm a terrible person for hurting you like this."

Reaching up, Ryoma touched the frame of Fuji's glasses. "It was painful thinking about letting the short time we've spend together fade away."

Fuji lightly brushed his lips against Ryoma's. Pulling away, he whispered, "I love you, Ryoma."

"I love you, too," a rose color painted Echizen's cheeks. "…Syusuke…"

Note: There, now I've explained the reason for why Fuji stopped contacting Ryoma. Thank you for pointing that out, TeNsHi No ToIkI.

Also, please don't mind the random Eiji at the beginning of this chapter. After Ryoma showed up at the end of the first chapter, he just stopped doing anything. He was still there, so I had to make sure to have him do something.

This could possibly be the end of this story, but it's possible that I might continue on. I don't really know if I should though. Let me know if I should go on more. I'll continue to leave this fic as "incomplete" until it's decided that this will or will not be the ending.

Thank you for reading. Please review and tell me what you think.