AN: And here we are to one of the few endings I thought up for this fic keep your eyes peeled, ending 2 will be up much sooner than you think!

I wish I could go back to the very first day I saw you
Should've made my move when you looked in my eyes
'Cause by now I know that you'd feel the way that I do
And you'd whisper these words as you'd lie here by my side

I love you
Please say you love me too
These three words
They could change our lives forever
And I promise you that we will always be together
'Til the end of time

So today I finally find the courage deep inside
Just to walk right up to your door
But my body can't move when I finally get to it
Like a thousand times before
Then without a word you handed me this letter
Read I hope this finds the way into your heart, it said

I love you
Please say you love me too
'Til the end of time

- I love you, Faith Hill

Chapter 34: Finale

All too soon, the day of the musical audition arrived and Lea was already on stage, ready to perform. Even if her family didn't think much of her musical talent, no matter what happens she was determined to do her best and put it to good us if only for a little while.

Lea: There's a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don't have to be afraid
Of what you are
There's an answer
If you reach into your soul
And the sorrow that you know
Will melt away

Her friends smile warmly listening to their friend sing her heart out.

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

And then to her great surprise, a few familiar faces walked in through the back doors and look up into her face. It was her father and sisters!

Lord knows
Dreams are hard to follow
But don't let anyone
Tear them away
Hold on
There will be tomorrow
In time
You'll find the way

Unexpectedly, her family was shedding tears of emotion. Then one of the volunteers hand them tissues.

"Here you are," a lady said, "Your little girl is truly amazing isn't she?"

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

That a hero lies in you. . .

The audience broke into applause; the judges nodded towards one another as they made their score. Lea just smiled and walked off to the end of the backstage where she's greeted by her family.

Bruce was with the girls, wondering if he should approach her.

"You'll never know if don't talk to her." Zaira tells him then pushes him forward.

The teen age boy sighed and walked towards Lea. "Lea, I listen…about..."

"It's okay I already know."

And I will take
You in my arms
And hold you right where you belong
Till the day my life is through
This I promise you
This I promise you

"Well I know what I feel I mean what I said back there. But now - I don't know it's all so jumbled up."

"I'm not sure myself. Bruce, I'm not ready for you or anyone else just yet. I love you, but I'm way too mixed up now to be with anyone yet."

I've loved you forever,
In lifetimes before
And I promise you never...
Will you hurt anymore
I give you my word
I give you my heart
This is a battle we've won
And with this vow,
Forever has now begun...

"So there's no chance for us to just get together?"

And I will take
You in my arms
And hold you right where you belong
Till the day my life is through
This I promise you baby

Just close your eyes
Each loving day (each loving day)
I know this feeling won't go away (no..)
Every word I say is true
This I promise you

It was true, what they felt towards watch went beyond the usual caring; but all the current events had left them drained and confused.

Every word I say is true
This I promise you
Ooh, I promise you...

"Who knows? Maybe someday…just not now…" She kisses his cheek gently.

But before they split up, Lea's father, Jericho approached them from backstage.

"Lea honey? That Kuroki boy called."

This was enough for the ex-couple to tense up. Now what did he want?

"Yeah?" Lea questioned nervously.

Jericho continued, "He said he was leaving town but that you ought to keep yourself aware or something like that, because he'll be in touch VERY soon."

This makes everyone freeze in place with fear. Lea and Bruce exchanged wide eyed glances.

The end?