It was not something Soubi wanted to read.

Dear Soubi,

I'm not going to start this with some stupid cliché like 'if you're reading this' or anything like that, simply because this isn't that sort of letter. In my mind this isn't a suicide. I'm not killing myself, I'm not. I'm simply…being reborn.

He could hear the childlike naivety in the words. He could hear the stubbornness, and the pouting. He could hear the pain as well.

This is something I'd been thinking of for a while now. I always knew this wouldn't last. By this I mean me. This Ritsuka isn't meant to exist, I know it. I'm hoping that this shock will make the old Ritsuka wake up again and then Mother will be happy.

He couldn't say he hadn't seen this coming. Ritsuka had been asking Soubi many questions about life, hypnosis and what Soubi would do if Ritsuka were to go.

I know you love me, this fake me. You've told me so many times that I'd be a fool not to believe you now, but that's not enough anymore. I can't stand hearing her cry. I can't stand not knowing how to act around her anymore. I hope you understand.

Soubi almost dropped the paper at this. He had never thought his love was enough, but now knowing it almost was made his heart flutter. Ritsuka's mother could cry? He supposed it was because, in a way, she had lost her child. Soubi could almost understand.

The next time you see me, I might not know you. In fact, I know I won't know you. I just have one request. Please, please talk to me. Make the new me know you in ways I don't. Make me fall in love with you all over again.

Soubi could feel his cheeks heat up. Ritsuka…wanted Soubi to love him. To make love to the person who looked like him. Did that mean Ritsuka wanted to make love to him?

I love you. Goodbye.

It would be just like Ritsuka not to leave his name. A name that didn't belong to him. Soubi glanced up as he heard footsteps coming up the stairs.

"Soubi, what are you doing? We're going to be late to the wedding and if we're late Yuiko will cry."

"I thought you liked her crying" Soubi said, smirking.

"Not as much as I love it when you cry out." The paper ruffled in Soubi's hand. "What are you reading?"

Soubi folded the letter and put it in his pocket. "Just a letter from an old friend. It was written about five years ago."

"Really? That's about when you and I met!"

Soubi smiled softly and gripped the paper in his pocket. "I know Ritsuka. I know"

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A Loveless Fanfic

Thank you for reading

I Do Not own Naruto

Just this idea.

A/N: This story actually had two different endings, this one and another one that just dragged out. I really like this one because it's short, sweet, and to the point. The ending is both cute and sad. If you don't get it, it's pretty much Ritsuka did something that shocked the 'real' Ritsuka back and Soubi followed the advice of the letter and seduced the new Ritsuka.

Ritsuka is about 15 when he writes the letter, so he's 20 now. Soubi would be 29. Please review and tell me what you think. They make me smile.