My first drabble.

I stared into the fire, trying to see him. When he died, I felt I had too. How could I know? He died at eighteen. I never even got to tell Riku my feelings for him. I sighed, wishing I could bring him back.

He was cremated on a beautiful day. That's why I look at these flames now, they remind me. I wish I'd told him.

The fire went out.

The room went cold.

I didn't care...

I stared at the ashes from the flames...

So much like his...

I tried to remember his voice, calling me...

"...Sora..."

Well, that finishes 'Ashes', my first drabble. Only 100 words.