NOTE: I do not own these characters or the Prince of Tennis. This is in Fuji's POV. Enjoy~

Breaking Point

How many times, I wonder, have I walked away from you and pretended there was nothing inside my heart? That cocky smile you always wore will always be stained in my mind; never to fade with time. If I had told you that I loved the rain, would you have known that it was because of that day we shared our first match? Never did I imagine that this world would turn so cold, but it's been so bitter ever since you've left. I will never regret the times we were together; I just wish I allowed myself to share what my heart continued to tell me. How many times did I reject these feelings? Even now, they burn greater than ever before. Though I stand here to see your ashes put to their eternal rest, I can't help but feel as if this isn't real. I keep trying to convince myself that you'll return to practice tomorrow and this day would just become a dream. It's nothing but a lie, these thoughts of mine. Your last point was received, and your life was cut so short. The sky has been pouring rain all day. Are you, too, crying? It's odd that it would rain today. I can't help but feel uneasy.

"Fuji, lets go," I could here Tezuka's voice calling for me, but I just brushed him off; saying I'd follow shortly after.

Person after person left, and I was soon alone in front of your grave. My knees gave out and I fell to the ground. With my head toward the grey sky, I yelled out as loud as I could. Covering my face with my hands, I could no longer hold back all my tears. There was no way to hide as I felt myself breaking. Had I gone mad?

"Echizen!" my voice cracked. "I love you!"

I'll never know if my words reached you, but I'd like to think they had. If I had said something earlier, what all would have changed? Would I still be standing here with the rain drenching me and you gone? I wish I could change the way things had gone, but the reasons are no longer important. Nothing in this world can bring you back just like nothing will allow me to feel any different towards you. In my heart, I will always love you, Echizen Ryoma... no matter how truly far we are apart. Let this love reach you. I'll forever miss you. Maybe one day we'll be able to meet again. Until that time though... I love you...

NOTE: Thanks for reading Pixi Fic number 2. This is what came from nothing to do at five in the morning and not being tired enough to sleep. It's not overly great, and I feel like it's a bit cheesy, but I hope you were able to enjoy it anyways.
Oh, and for those who just came to read this fic by chance, a Pixi Fic are a collection of short fics that I write using my Palm Pixi cell phone. Bye bye!

I just wanted to note real quick that this fic would have been published on March 20th, but publishing was nearly impossible until just recently. ^^