Who Knew

Author's Note: This is focusing on Mark and Bryon's friendship, from Mark's point of view. I removed a couple of lines because this story is not slash and I didn't want to imply that it was, so if you notice that the song is just a bit different, that's why.

Disclaimer: I don't own "Who Knew" or That Was Then, This Is Now.

You took my hand
You showed me how
You promised me you'd be around
Uh huh
That's right

Ever since we became friends, we were incredibly close. I don't think it was even a question, whether or not we'd be considered "best friends." We both had other friends, but the connection between us was obvious. When we became brothers, we weren't just "close" anymore. We became inseparable, or at least, that's what I thought.

I took your words
And I believed
In everything
You said to me
Yeah huh
That's right

I never doubted anything you told me. When you said you'd always be there for me, I thought you meant it. I know I did when I said the same thing to you.

If someone said three years from now
You'd be long gone
I'd stand up and punch them out
Cause they're all wrong
I know better
Cause you said forever
And ever
Who knew

Whenever someone suggested that we wouldn't always be like brothers, I'd laugh at them, ignore them, or just scowl until they walked away. The idea was foreign to me back then. It's all too familiar now.

Remember when we were such fools
And so convinced and just too cool
Oh no
No no

It wasn't long ago that we could just stroll into Charlie's Bar laughing and talking, or that we could drive up and down the ribbon just for the fun of it, instead of with Cathy in the car.

I wish I could touch you again
I wish I could still call you friend
I'd give anything

Now more than ever, I really understand how much the memories of the past are worth to me. I wish I'd paid more attention to every detail now, but I didn't know back then that someday the memories would be all I'd have left.

When someone said count your blessings now
'fore they're long gone
I guess I just didn't know how
I was all wrong
They knew better
Still you said forever
And ever
Who knew

I used to take all that time we had together for granted. I didn't ever worry about losing our friendship. I knew I'd never end it, and I assumed you wouldn't either. I guess it's stupid to make assumptions, no matter how well you think you know someone.

Yeah yeah
I'll keep you locked in my head
Until we meet again
Until we
Until we meet again
And I won't forget you my friend
What happened

No matter how long I'm in jail, I'll never forget why I'm here. I'll never forget that it was my "best friend," my "brother," who caused the hurt and betrayal that I felt. That I still feel. I'll never forget that it's all because of you.

If someone said three years from now
You'd be long gone
I'd stand up and punch them out
Cause they're all wrong

I guess I should have known better than to believe we'd always be like brothers. Everyone goes their separate ways eventually, but I never thought it'd end with you making the call that put me in handcuffs.

Until we meet again
And time makes
It harder
I wish I could remember

As much as I miss you, it's not the you that you've become that I miss. I miss the old Bryon. The Bryon that I could tell anything to, the one who I trusted and I thought trusted me. I miss the Bryon that was my best friend.

But I keep
Your memory
You visit me in my sleep
My darling
Who knew
My darling
My darling
Who knew
My darling
I miss you
My darling
Who knew
Who knew

I never expected this, but now it's happened, and there's no fixing it. I may see Bryon Douglas again, but never really you. I know I'll never have my brother back.

Author's Note: Well, that really wasn't as good as I was hoping it'd be, but I suppose it came out somewhat decently. I'd really appreciate reviews on this, I'd love to know what you think! Thanks for reading!