A/N: Don't take this the wrong way - I don't really support Crow and Seto as a couple. I like the idea of them being best friends much better. This is set right after the misadventures of the amusement park, but just before the infamous 'kiss scene'. Enjoy.
Disclaimer: I do not own Fragile Dreams or the characters used. I do not own Ai no Uta or the lyrics used.
Mutual Feelings of Loneliness
Ah, ah, underneath this sky
I think I'm falling in love.
Seto could feel the warmth of the other boy at his back. Sitting in such a position, beneath a field of stars and a large semi-circular moon, the boy came to terms with something.
This was the only life he had ever known. He had seen cars, and he thought he knew how they worked, but he had never seen one move. They were like something from a legend. So was the thought of a shopping mall full of people or having next-door neighbours.
Seto had never seen the prosperity of mankind that his grandfather often seemed to miss. He didn't understand the point of science when there was nobody to share discoveries with.
He didn't understand the importance of having other people around him, and yet he longed for it.
Crow shifted slightly against his back, and murmured something to himself. Seto didn't bother to ask him to repeat it; he would have spoken louder if it were meant for other ears. Instead, the younger boy looked up at the moon far overhead and smiled.
There were a lot of things that he didn't understand. They were things that he would never be able to wrap his head around, no matter how hard he tried. But under the watchful eye of the moon, Seto decided he didn't need to understand the yearnings that came naturally.
He had found another person to share his thoughts and ideas and feelings with. So long as he knew that Crow was at his back, like warmth in the cold nights, Seto was happy.
Almost immediately after this thought crossed his mind, the older boy shifted a little more and then stood up. Seto nearly fell onto his back, but he managed to plant his hands on the mushroom-like seat beneath him. "Where are you going?" He asked.
Crow looked at him crossly. "I'm going to take a leak," he retorted. "Do you need to go with me to make sure I don't run off?"
Seto could almost feel the teasing smirk in those cold words. He looked up at Crow's face in the moonlight, and saw the face of an angel. "No," he responded with a smile of his own. "Just be careful of the wild dogs that might be out there, that's all."
The dark-haired boy eyed him for a moment, and then looked away with an almost bashful smile. "You really are human to the core," he murmured. Their eyes locked once more before Crow turned and headed off to carry on about his business.
Seto let himself fall back onto the hard seat beneath him with a sigh. His arms fell limp over the sides of it and he took in the starry sky overhead. The smile that had painted his face before was still there. He could feel a small fluttery feeling in his chest that warmed him to his human core.
"Crow," he murmured, "I love you."