A/N: Hey guys! Sorry for not updating more often! I try, I really do. Things just get in the way... Anyway, I want to give a great big shoutout to all of you who have reviewed! The reviews are what drive me to post! This is a songfic that has been attacking me... so I wrote it. Neither the characters nor the song belong to me. The characters are Richelle Mead's and the song ins Matt Nathanson's. Enjoy!

Dimitri's POV

The clock on my dashboard read 2:38. The sky was pitch black; otherwise I wouldn't have been able to be outside. Yes, I was one of those. One of the evilest, foulest creatures that could walk the face of the earth, a Strigoi. I tried, unsuccessfully to loose myself in thoughts speeding down the empty highway in my black SUV. It was one of those that could survive a tank explosion, and still make it out fine. Of course, I didn't need that, but it was all they had.

My ruminations of that first night alone were too painful to bear, so I switched on the radio, looking for any good music, preferably either Country or music from the 80's. My scanner stopped on a station that claimed to play a little of everything. Deciding to give it a chance, I turned it up, listening intently.

"Okay, all you late night owls, the next song in our uninterrupted shuffle is a fairly old song regaining popularity. It's "Come on Get Higher", by Matt Nathanson." The announcer said. The song started, and I knew right away it had to be a sign…

I miss the sound of your voice
And I miss the rush of your skin
And I miss the still of the silence
As you breathe out and I breathe in

The unnecessary breath caught in my throat, thoughts flying back to that fateful night. The night in the cabin. Rose, my Roza, giving me the best possible gift, the gift of herself. It was a surprise; I had made sure she hadn't known it was my birthday. I was worried that she would try and get me something, but in the end, I was given the best thing possible. And then, it was taken from me.

If I could walk on water
If I could tell you what's next
make you believe
make you forget

If only she would forget about me. She didn't need to worry about me, except for the fact that I might try and attack. I didn't want to live this life, certainly not forever. But my instincts made impossible for me to kill myself. Whenever the threat of sun was present, willingly or not, I hid. Any time I was around anything with magic, I ran. My only choice was to attack someone or something of Moroi importance. Then I'd be killed by the trained assassins, called the guardians. Something I use to be.

Rose's POV

2:38 am. I was driving on a little used highway, trying to find direction. I had been searching for the past two months, searching for… him. I still hadn't found him, not yet anyways. The radio was on just to keep me awake. I wasn't really paying any attention to what it was playing, so long as it wasn't Country or 80's stuff. That music was still too painful to hear.

So come on, get higher, loosen my lips
Faith and desire at the swing of your hips
Just pull me down hard
And drown me in love
So come on, get higher, loosen my lips
Faith and desire at the swing of your hips
Just pull me down hard
And drown me in love

I recognized it from the first bar I actually heard. Because it was starting in the middle of the song, I knew my mind must have been in other places when the song actually started. The lyrics took me back to all of the days I shared with him. All of the times I had tried to make him show the feelings we both knew was shared for eachother. Drown me in love… That's what he'd done. I finally, after almost 18 years in existance, knew what it was like to be loved by someone. Not as a friend, but the love that can only be shared with your soul's other half.

"Damn IT!" I screamed at the top of my voice. I was riding alone, so no one would get offended, except possibly the owls swooping through the night. We had just found the perfect solution, too. He was going to give up being Lissa's guardian and be assigned at the royal court. That way, he and I could be together some times, like when we both took days off at the same time…

Dimitri's POV

I miss the sound of your voice
The loudest thing in my head
And I ache to remember
All the violent, sweet
Perfect words that you said

I truly missed Rose. Even though she could definatly be a major pain in the ass when it came to things like running, I missed her. All of the subtle innuendos she'd announce out loud to the world, when only the two of us knew what she was really saying. Or when, after having her run 15 laps around the track, instead of 12, how she started going on about how she'd kill me when she caught up to me. Luckily, time ran out, and she had to get to her next class, leaving me alone to contemplate her plan for revenge. The running paid off in the end; reinforcements had shown up within five minutes, which meant she ran almost a mile in under two and a half minutes…

Rose's POV

If I could walk on water
If I could tell you what's next
make you believe
make you forget

God, I wish I could know how this was all going to work out. I felt like it was my duty, to him and to me, to find Dim… him, and kill him. But how I was going to do that, I had no idea. Even after two monthes, I couldn't even say his name. It still hurt too much. I had been on the road that entire time, searching the country trying to find him. But I knew I would continue my quest until I found him. Only then could I sleep soundly at night; only then could I remember the good without fearing the bad. Only then could I mourn for the loss of my love.