Chapter 4: Right Here by Staind

Kai couldn't count the many times he hurt Aichi through words.

Kai couldn't redo the actions that hurt the boy he cared for very much.

Those mistakes he committed repeatedly, he wondered when that cycle would end. He stared at the boy before him, blue eyes widened by what Kai had just said. Kai had literally paused in his breath in seeing Aichi's brows curve inward and a whimper escaped from his throat.

You are weak. Not strong enough as a cardfighter. And will always will be.

The words that he said moments ago stung in the back of his mind and made him seethed through gritted teeth, yet tried to remain composed as possible. He had told Ren before which caused the redhead thirst for power.

Kai turned his heel to set his distance. No call was heard from the other boy. It all happened too fast as Kai soon forced himself to face Aichi again, only this Aichi had a thirst for power relying on Psyqualia.

"You came back to me, Kai-kun~" Aichi taunted. "I thought you didn't wanna see my face again after calling me weak!" His voice hissed at the last word said.

I know I've been mistaken

But just give me a break and see the changes that I've made

I've got some imperfections

But how can you collect them all and throw them in my face

Through this fight, Kai let his actions of playing with the cards speak the words flowing in his mind. He knows of his mistakes, the imperfections of doing them only realizing too late of making a change to set things right. Seeing Aichi in this state of power hungry drowned him in guilt. He didn't ask for it, yet he deserved it and was a wakeup call to make a change.

But you always find a way to keep me right here waiting

You always find the words to say to keep me right here waiting

And if you chose to walk away I'd still be right here waiting

Searching for the things to say to keep you right here waiting

Kai wanted Aichi to become strong in Vanguard. He waited for him every day, every week watching the blue-haired boy from a distance. From that distance, Aichi always knew what to say to keep him waiting for them to be on equal terms in the card game.

I hope you're not intending

To be so condescending it's as much as i can take

and you're so independent

you just refuse to bend so I keep bending till I break

Kai had waited for Aichi to grow stronger in Vanguard only realizing Aichi had surpassed him. Kai had thought Aichi didn't need him anymore with Aichi being independent, not needing Kai's guidance. Kai had accepted the thought of walking the same path together with Aichi after saving Cray from Void during the Asia Circuit.

I've made a commitment

I'm willing to bleed for you

I needed fulfillment

I found what I need in you

Even if he doesn't always openly show it in his expressions when around friends, Kai would always care about Aichi. Kai would willingly put his life on the line for him. He found a reason in playing, what he needs in Aichi.

Why can't you just forgive me

I don't want to relive all the mistakes I've made along the way

But I always find a way to keep you right here waiting

I always find the words to say to keep you right here waiting

Kai won't ask for forgiveness, or admit that he needed any but there was that one part of him that he wished he was forgiven for everything that gave him fault. Kai vowed he wouldn't relive the mistakes he made in the past by learning from them. He won't run away in helping a fellow cardfighter become stronger. He was sure Aichi wouldn't mind.

But you always find a way

To keep me right here waiting

You always find the words to say to keep me right here waiting

And if I chose to walk away would you be right here waiting

Searching for the things to say to keep me right here waiting