Disclaimer: I don't own Fushigi Yuugi or any of the characters.

Summarry: He never thought it would end this way. Tasuki's p.o.v when Nuriko dies. Onesided Tasuki/Nuriko


You lay there on the ground. Eyes closed, perefectly still. we cured your skin, your clothes. You could be sleeping. But you aren't breathing, your heart isn't beating. The only sound you make is when the breeze softly russesls your purple hair.

I wait for you to wake up and laugh. To tell us that you really fooled us. And to call us sissies and mock what we said over your body.

I never thought it would end this way, you, laying there lifeless, never being able to laugh again.

GOD DAMN IT! WAKE UP ALREADY! WAKE UP AND YELL 'GOTCHA!' HOW MUCH MORE DO YOU THINK WE CAN TAKE?! WAKE UP AND SLAP ME SO HARD ON THE BACK THAT YOU ALMOST BREAK IT! YOU REN'T DEAD! YOU CAN'T BE DEAD!

Never thought it would end like this, Tamahome giving Miaka YOUR cuffs to remember you by.

We understand that you wenth the right way, the honerable way. The way you would've wanted to go but... WHY DIDN'T YOU WAIT FOR THE REST OF US TO GET THERE?! YOU'D PROBABLY STILL BE HERE IF YOU DID!!!!!

Chichiri places his hand on my shoulder, trying to comfort me. His mask is off so he has the freedom to be sad.

Never thought it would end with you being gone from our lives... forever.

We spend the next few minutes just starring down at you cold, lifeless body. Each of us waiting for you to wake up and laugh. All of us hoping that you'll jump up and start mocking all of us in the way that only you can.

We all say a few words for you. Miaka gets choked up on hers and ends up crying on Tamahome's shoulder.

I had pictured this before. But not anywhere like this. I didn't picture you to be cold and lifeless when I bend down and say those three words that have been hanging on my tounge since the day we first met.

"I love you."

Then I pick up a shovel and burry your remains. A tear rolls down my cheek but I quickly brush it away, not wanting anyone to see me cry.

I never pictured it to end this way, me, finishing OUR mission FOR you, instead of WITH you.


Hey, sorry if Tasuki was out of character. I did my best but it was hard. Plus, losing someone close to you can do that to a person.