「ねぇ。」(Aomine x Kuroko)
It's already been so long,
But I'm sorry.
I have something I want to tell you right now…
Nee… Since when did our paths split into two?
All the meaningless things we used to do, in our memories.
Throughout the ever changing seasons, you were always there,
Those boring days seemed like so much fun.
But the thrill of standing on the court, the smiles of victory,
The will to become stronger slowly disappeared.
All those times, all the things I will always miss,
The times when you would fight alongside me,
It was just you and me, the light and shadow,
I will always remember the smiles we shared,
You waited for me to respond but I let you down,
Nee… Will we meet tomorrow?
Maybe not, we've gone on to our separate paths,
But somehow, I can't sleep with you invading my thoughts.
Did we become enemies?
Will I ever be able to smile like before?
No matter what I do, I can't erase,
Your smiles, your words, the pain in my heart.
I miss the times we were comrades,
I used to always feel your presence, but now it's gone.
One day will you return to my side?
Will I still be the place where you can return to?
Or will it be by his side?
Living under the same sky, looking at the same court,
Touching the same ball, that's the one thing connecting us,
The only place I can see you now is in my dreams…
Memories from way back still stay fresh in my head,
Your smile, your tears, your support,
Everything used to be directed at me,
But am I not needed anymore?
You already have him, don't you?
This time, it's my turn to be thrown away.
If I hold onto the ball,
If I stand on the same court,
If I continue rising to the top,
If I went to some place you can't reach,
I know you will catch up from behind,
I know that's the only way we can meet,
I know I'm being selfish,
But I no longer feel the need to shine,
Without you being my shadow…
I will never let go of these hands again,
A light without its shadow, is nothing but emptiness,
If you are not here, then basketball no longer bears any meaning,
If you are not here, then I have no reason to win any longer,
If you are not here, then I won't step into the court again.
Please, don't break this link between the shadows created by the light.
See you tomorrow, at the court.