Watanuki stared out at Mokona, Maru, and Moro playing. Soft footsteps didn't make him shift, he knew who it was. "Hello Shizuka."

"Kimihiro." Doumeki sat next to him, Watanuki wasn't too interested in what his companion was dong because he already knew, and it was always the same.

"I had a dream today, I talked to Haruka-san" Doumeki didn't respond but Watanuki knew he was listening "He said one day this would disappear. I woke up afterwards so I didn't get to ask him about it and, at first I was confused because I will not die, never. Unlike Yuko who was bound to this shop waiting for someone I'm bound by something else at first I was waiting for her but then I realized I wasn't. She'll show up again but that's not why I'm here. Then, I thought about Moro, Maru, and Mokona. But, they're all a part of the store, they won't disappear unless the store does and the store will not disappear unless there is no owner and so, since I will always own it, it will always be here. I tried to think of things that could disappear, I though of you. You'll die someday, this." He emphasized this by running his free hand over Doumeki's cheek. "Will disappear." Watanuki was silent after that.

"That's not all is it." Watanuki smiled and leaned on Doumeki's shoulder.

"I asked Granny the price to make you like me, it would cost us both, all of our happiness." Watanuki's eyes looked distant for a minute "A price too steep to pay."

"Isn't it already all your happiness to lose everyone?" Watanuki shook his head.

"It is better to have loved and lost then not to have loved at all. Plus, you'll always be with me, in my dreams." Watanuki looked up at Doumeki and smiled Doumeki's face didn't change but he leaned down and kissed Watanuki.

"Yes, always in my dreams." Watanuki sat up from laying on his futon.

"Good morning Kogure. I dreamt of your grandfather last night." Kogure smiled, handing Watanuki his pipe.

"He died long ago and you still dream of him, things never change for someone who doesn't age and die does it?" Kogure sat down on the porch.

"No, things stopped changing for me long ago."