Some friendly advice: Read one font at a time. The italics are the past while the normal font is the present. If you go back from one to the other, it starts to get a bit confusing.

Also, the 'you' the narrator is talking about IS NOT Casshern.

~Once in a Blue Moon~

I'm not sure I can do this anymore.

Noises erupted from downstairs in the middle of the night.

I know I promised, but it's more painful than I imagined it to be.

I didn't move from my room because that's what you had said to do in times like these.

Perhaps it wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't so lonely all the time.

And the last thing I wanted was to upset you.

Yes, I think that's the worst part of it all.

I watched you pace back and forth the next morning. I felt the tugging need to ask you…

What day is it now?

"Did something happen last night?"

It's been so long. All the days are just jumbled together; I stopped counting somewhere after twenty.

You didn't answer right away.

I can only recognize morning from night now.

You said, "I need to leave."

Where did you go?

"Should I accompany-"

Where are you now?

"No!" you yelled.

Are you alright?

I didn't say anything after that. It was the first time you'd ever raised your voice.

I've done exactly as you said.

You apologized for it soon after, but there was no need.

I've been sitting here the whole time, hoping to spot you as soon as you come back.

I always forgave you.

Though I can't help but miss you.

You said it was dangerous out there.

Perhaps I should go find you.

You told me to wait and caressed my cheek.

But that wouldn't be okay, would it? You would say no.

You swore you'd be back and left with just your coat.

Even so, I will. You mean too much to me…

All I could do was watch from the window.

I throw on a sweater and put on that necklace you gave me.

Nothing I could've said would have made you stay.

Grab a marker from the drawer.

And if you needed to go, who was I to stop you?

Say farewell to Mr. Chair and Mrs. Window.

But I'm alone now.

Scribble some words on a sheet.

And it's no fun because…

And close the door behind me, beginning my journey to find you.

Living without you is much too hard me.

Author's Note: This is a big change for me. I thought since Maria is about halfway over, I should try something new. And this is it. I noticed some time ago that there's a big shortage on Casshern stories, so I wanted to try writing one. It'll be difficult, but I'll try.

I'll see you all next time!