A/N: Hello. First of all, I'd like to say to everyone "sorry for keeping you waiting on my story 'The Fountain' and for those of you who read my other story 'It's All Business'." I do have plans on continuing those. I just need to think of stuff to write for them and also, to get "The Fountain" onto my Word Processor because that's what I'm using now. Anyway, I'd like to give a huge shout-out and thank you to my friend Chi over at the Team FourStar forums-go there and sign up (and while you're there, check out the episodes page) [www. tfsabridged. com/forums-remove the spaces]. He helped me come up with the title of this story and also some character's names. I'd also like to extend a thank you to MasterLink and Rubenix there for their ideas. That said, I bring you my latest story, "Beneath the Surface". Oh, one more thing: I'd like to thank everyone for sticking with me. Also, I'm not sure but I don't think this will contain shonen-ai-I haven't gotten that far as of yet.
I couldn't do anything right. Nothing. I had a responsibility to protect my friends and I failed. I sat alone in a room where it felt like somebody was watching me. Somebody was watching me. That somebody, was me.
Yes, I was watching myself. How? The room I was sitting in was a room of mirrors. Nobody else was in the room. Just me and my reflections.
I should be thanking whoever put me in this room. I finally have the time to look at myself. I can finally see how much of a failure I am. My reflections show it clearly. I thought I was strong, but I'm just a weak little boy.
A voice? Where was it coming from? Was it inside my head? Was I going crazy from being in this solitary room too long?
There it was again. I figured it couldn't be in my head. No, I wasn't that crazy. The voice was coming from outside the room.
"Who's there!?" I shouted. Nobody answered. Instead, they just called my name again.
"WHAT!?" I screamed, "What do you want from me!?"
Again, they didn't answer. I didn't hear my name again. Maybe they left? No, I heard the voice again. However, it said something different this time.
He's in here! It said. Hurry up and bring that key!
I heard metal scraping. Then a click. Finally, as light slowly filled the dark, lonely room, there was creaking. A figure stood in the light.