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'Cause the heartache of all this…

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"Please…"

In striped pajamas, the boy tried to push the girl away.

It was hard to look, just a few days ago he had been in the epitome of health. But now? His fans would cry to see him in such a state. He was eerily red for an illness. It was as if life was mocking him.

Rima nodded, she really ought to give him a bit of space but before that… she leant forward, preparing to give a farewell kiss.

Shiki gently pushed her face away with the tip of his fingertips.

Though it was a butterfly's flutter against her cheek but it stung like hell.

In an awkward motion, his frail hands fell onto the glass pitcher of water.

Shiki shakily poured himself a glass of water. He was trying to occupy himself with something to keep him away from the total feeling of despair. Shiki ended up spilling half the contents onto the bedside table.

What a mess.

Before Rima could offer a gesture of assistance, Shiki rasped, "just…"

Dejected, she turned away and took a deep breath.

"I'll give you some space."

She closed the door softly behind him.

Shiki leaned back against the wall and pulled out a notepad from the cabinet.

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This is written in event that I am unable to say these parting words…

I've lived a fulfilling life and feel as though I can die without any regrets. But I'd like to have done a lot more things…

I wanted to graduate Cross Academy with you…and when we turned 20, I'd have happily had you as my joyful bride. I really did want to see you donning a white dress. You would definitely be beautiful…

Please, as my last request, have a future with someone else and be happy.

But I really wished that our first love was a fulfillment of those dreams.

Shiki

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Shiki folded the page carefully and tucked it safely into an envelope addressed to Rima.

Right at that moment, Rima walked in, looking resigned. She took a look at Shiki and raised her eyebrow.

"What is this?"

Shiki flustered, burned beneath his already red cheeks.

"A will?" Rima, walked towards Shiki's bed.

Perhaps resistance was futile, he was so sick… there was no way he could wrestle the envelope away from her.

"Don't…" Shiki wheezed.

Rima was silent as she read his letter.

She asked quietly after digesting the contents.

"A will?" The question was more of a statement.

Shiki nodded, embarrassed.

"J-just in case…"

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Shiki wondered what to say to Rima.

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"Oh you're ever the drama-queen Shiki! You think you're going to die from a measly sunburn from our photo shoot?" Rima snorted, "I'm as sun burnt as you are!"

"I'm more sun burnt," Shiki protested. "If it weren't for the fact that I was covering you half the time, you'd be the one in hospital!"

"If I were in the hospital, I wouldn't be the one acting like I was about to die!" Rima countered. "You're acting as if you're human!"

Shiki wrinkled his nose disgustedly. "You didn't have to take it that far."

He stretched his arms and waited expectedly.

As if an electric field was triggered around Shiki and Rima was a charge, she quickly gravitated to Shiki's awaiting arms.

"Three cheers for being a vampire." Rima giggled in his hair.

Shiki grabbed a tube of aloe vera gel and rubbed it onto Rima's Rudolph nose as a sign of disagreement.

Rima wondered if she should tell Shiki... no, perhaps... some other day.

That's my dream too.

They had plenty of time, they were vampires after all.

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is leaving you…

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Edit 25/1/13: I will no longer be updating this fanfic since I've lost all interest in the VK world. The manga got way too confusing and killed all my feels for Shiki and Rima. D: See you guys in another fandom?