Author's note: Okay, I'm very nervous, this is my first attempt to write a fic by myself. I know, it's very short, but I really tried my best.^^" Many special thanks to my Betas Willowsnake and Anniebear91. Thank you so much for your support! Many many puppy-hugs for you two.^^


Okay, enough babbling, on with the story! (Characters (c) Kazuki Takahashi)


Mirror

Summer holidays. The magic words for nearly every student which meant freedom, fun, and just enjoying themselves. A carefree time for everyone. Well, for almost everyone. There was always an exception and this one was sitting in the warm night air outside his apartment, waiting for the police to arrive.

The blond boy sitting on the stairs wore a blank expression, almost as if he didn't care about what was lying on the floor in his living room...but his mind was racing.

How could this happen? Was he really that blind? He should have seen the signs, the strange behaviour lately... If he had just paid more attention, had just worked harder then maybe he wouldn't...

Suddenly, a loud siren announced the arrival of both the police and the ambulance. He watched as the doctor on call and some policemen rushed into his little filthy apartment while a nurse carried him away from the stairs. Everything seemed to slow down as he saw the police taking the corpse of his father out of his home. Time stood still as he just stared at the dead body right in front of him. It was then when something broke inside of him, again. He knew this feeling all too well.
The first time he felt it was when his mother left him with his beloved sister Serenity in tow. This time, his father had left him. He wasn't the best kind of old man you could imagine. In fact, he was an abusive alcoholic, but still...he was his father, wasn't he? At least deep, deep inside of him...

The blond had the feeling that someone actually needed him, in a strange way, though. But now, with his father's death, he felt alone. Truly alone...