Hello. This story is about the ups and downs of Valkyrie and Skulduggery's relationship. It came to me as I was watching NCIS. The words in italics are Taylor Swift's, form her song Forever and Always. The bold are quotes from the Skulduggery Pleasant books, and belong to Derek Landy.

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Once upon a time, I believe it was a Tuesday when I caught your eye
and we caught on to something

It was Gordon's funeral, however, that Stephanie Edgley first caught sight of the gentleman in the tan overcoat.

I hold onto the night, you looked me in the eye and told me you loved me

"Until the end."

"We'll be together until the end."

Were you just kidding?
'cause it seems to me, this thing is breaking down
We almost never speak
I don't feel welcome anymore

She was trying hard not to let Skulduggery see how much she was hurting, or how much she wanted to cry.

He didn't see because he didn't want to see.

Baby what happened, please tell me?
'cause one second it was perfect, now you're halfway out the door

...and he turned from the doorway and left her there.

How could he?

And I stare at the phone, he still hasn't called
and then you feel so low you can't feel nothing at all

"It's over,"

No. No no no no no.

And you flashback to when he said forever and always

"Until the end."

Please stay.

Oh, and it rains in your bedroom
everything is wrong

"I'm not going anywhere."

Those words were her lifeline.

It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
Cause I was there when you said forever and always

"Until the end."

Lies.

Was I out of line?
Did I say something way too honest, made you run and hide
Like a scared little boy

"This is getting us nowhere."

Their relationship was going nowhere.

I looked into your eyes
Thought I knew you for a minute, now I'm not so sure

"Not you."

Please, not you.

So here's to everything coming down to nothing
Here's to silence that cuts me to the core
where is this going? Thought I knew for a minute, but I don't anymore

"We?..."

There were rumours of their separation.

And I stare at the phone, he still hasn't called
and then you feel so low you can't feel nothing at all
and you flashback to when he said forever and always

"Until the end."

The end of what?

Oh, and it rains in your bedroom
everything is wrong

"I hate you."

"I love you."

It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
'cause I was there when you said forever and always

"Until the end."

Did he really mean it?

You didn't mean it baby, I don't think so

"I am so trying, I swear."

She really did.

Back up, baby, back up
did you forget everything
back up, baby, back up
did you forget everything

She shouldn't have been surprised, of course.

But it still hurt.

'cause it rains in your bedroom
everything is wrong
it rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
'cause I was there when you said forever and always

"Until the end."

She wasn't so sure anymore.

Oh, I stare at the phone, he still hasn't called
And then you feel so low you can't feel nothing at all
And you flashback to when we said forever and always

"Until the end."

She was starting to doubt him.

And it rains in your bedroom
Everything is wrong
It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
'cause I was there when you said forever and always
You didn't mean it baby, you said forever and always... yeah

And then it was all over.

She was heartbroken.

Love it? Hate it? Reviews are love! Oh, and just so you know, when I write, I never go over and check my writing. It makes me doubt my skills, so if there are any mistakes, just ignore them and assume they were out there for some reason unknown to you. Thanks!