According to You

Birthday Present for KeiAnimeGirl. Song-fic about Sumi, Soichiro and Nozomu's relationship. What I think Sumi is thinking. One-shot. Rated T for Language and Content, probably.

A/N: Hey Fanficers. So I actually bet those of you who may have subscribed to me as an author, are wondering what the hell this is about, as I'm a NightWorlder. Actually I have many layers, but Night World is my main obsession. So this is the first anime I read, and I spent four hours reading it so… To all of you new readers, HIIIII! So as before this is a Birthday Present for KeiAnimeGirl! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! YAY! If you want to review wishing her a happy birthday, please do. Now on with a story I have no clue what I am doing with. Enjoy =)

*Disclaimer* I do not own Stepping on Roses Barefoot or Hadashi de bara wo fume. Rinko Ueda does. I also don't own the song According to you by Orianthi.

Also the Lyrics are in Italics. And the story is in Sumi's POV.

What should I do?

I sat down on mine and Soichiro's bed, the day's events flashing through my head. It seemed like any other hectic day, but it wasn't. Soichiro had told me that at the start of this marriage, it would be loveless, so why today, when he asked me if he loved me, and I told him the answer I was compelled to say, he left. This was a loveless marriage; he knew that, as well, if not better than I did. Why was he upset when I told him I did not love him? Why did he leave the comfort of this beautiful home? Why did he look upset as I was leaving Nozomu's? Was it possible he loved me? As soon as the last question crossed my thought path, I knew I was being delusional.

I lay down in our bed, letting the afternoon play in my head. The worst part was that I let Nozomu fool me in to thinking he needed a model for his painting, when all he wanted was my body. Today I confirmed my previous suspicions. Nozomu didn't love Mui. He still loves me. Why did the two boys act so differently? According to Soichiro, I'm stupid and useless, but according to Nozomu, I'm beautiful and incredible. Why are the one's who I am wed to, and the one who gave me money for Tomi's medicine so different.

According to you, I'm stupid, I'm useless

I can't do anything right

According to you, I'm difficult, hard to please

Forever changing my mind

I looked back to the day I had gotten onto my hands and knees for Nozomu. I almost blew my cover. I suppose it was a bit foolish…

I'm a mess in a dress

Can't show up on time, Even if it would save my life

According to you, according to you

I remember how he made me wear western clothes. I suppose I look better because of it, but I did hate it at first. I probably looked stupid…

But according to him, I'm beautiful, incredible

He can't get me out of his head

According to him I'm funny, irresistible

Everything he ever wanted

I remember the way Nozomu looks at me. A sort of longing in his eyes…

Everything is opposite; I don't feel like stopping it

So baby tell me what I got to lose

He's into me for everything I'm not,

According to you

Do I really want to stop all the appreciation from Nozomu?

According to you I'm boring, I'm moody
And you can't take me any place
According to you I suck at telling jokes
'Cause I always give it away

I don't think I have ever attempted telling jokes, but according to Soichiro I'd suck at it.

I'm the girl with the worst attention span
You're the boy who puts up with that
According to you, according to you

I guess I have one of the worst attention spans… Especially when we are making out…

But according to him, I'm beautiful, incredible

He can't get me out of his head

According to him I'm funny, irresistible

Everything he ever wanted

I know Nozomu loves me, but he's married to Mui!

Everything is opposite; I don't feel like stopping it

So baby tell me what I got to lose

He's into me for everything I'm not,

According to you

Nozomu and Soichiro treat me so differently. Nozomu treats me as if I'm a Goddess, whilst Soichiro treats me as if I'm a hindrance…

I need to feel appreciated
Like I'm not hated, oh no
Why can't you see me through his eyes?
It's too bad, you're making me decide

Do I really have feelings for Nozomu? No, but it's a shame that Soichiro can't see me in that way…

But according to me you're stupid, you're useless
You can't do anything right

Why are they both acting so stupid? It's confusing me…

But according to him I'm beautiful, incredible
He can't get me out of his head
According to him I'm funny, irresistible
Everything he ever wanted

Nozomu…

Everything is opposite, I don't feel like stopping it
Baby tell me what I got to lose
He's into me for everything I'm not
According to you, you
According to you, you

But do I change my mind? Help me…

According to you I'm stupid, I'm useless
I can't do anything right

I know who I love. I know who it's meant to be… It's…

"Soichiro?"

A/N: Thanks for reading. Don't have long here, so Happy birthday Rei-Chan. Please review and wish her a happy birthday. Please Review =)