Song fic

A/N I've been thinking of doing this for a while now. It just strikes me as perfect for Skulduggery Pleasant. The song is 'Dark Side' by Kelly Clarkson. WARNING! MAJOR DARK DAYS SPOILER! DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU'VE READ THE END OF DARK DAYS! Also, I don't own anything. Set between Dark Days and Mortal Coil. Basically Valkyrie wondering how to tell Skulduggery about her true name.

Dark side

There's a place that I know,

It's not pretty there but few have ever gone,

What would Skulduggery do if he found out that she was Darquesse?

If I show it to you now,

Will it make you run away?

Would he hate her, turn his back on her? Valkyrie shook her head. He wouldn't do that. Would he?

Or will you stay,

Even if it hurts?

Or would he stick by her? After all, Skulduggery said that he would be there until the end. But what if this was the end for them? Tears rose in her eyes, and she angrily brushed them away. She couldn't stand the thought of losing Skulduggery.

Even if I try to push you out will you return?

And remind me who I really am,

Please remind me who I really am

If there was one person who would be able to talk to Darquesse, if she ever came out, it would be Skulduggery. He would be able to remind her who she was, she was sure of it.

Everybody's got a dark side,

Do you love me?

Can you love mine?

Would he still love her if she told him? Everyone had a side to them that they didn't like. It was just that Valkyrie's was worse than most.

Nobody's picture perfect,

A lot worse than most.

But we're worth it

You know that we're worth it,

Would he think that keeping her alive was worth the risk of destroying the world? Was she worth that much to him? Valkyrie let out a groan. Why couldn't it be simple? She rolled out of bed and got dressed, hoping that a walk would calm her down.

Will you love me?

Even with my dark side?

She walked along the pier. Would she still mean as much to him if she told him that she was Darquesse?

Like a diamond

From black dust,

It's hard to know

What can become if you give up,

Valkyrie stood by the freezing water. She remembered the time she had jumped off the pier to get rid of twenty Infected. Why not do the same thing now? It would be best for everyone if she just gave up.

So don't give up on me,

She shook her head. What was she doing, thinking these thoughts? She sighed.

Valkyrie hoped that Skulduggery wouldn't give up on her. Ever.

Please remind me who I really am.

She hoped that if the time ever came, if she ever became Darquesse, that Skulduggery would remind her who she was.

Everybody's got a dark side,

Do you love me?

Can you love mine?

Her mind kept returning to the same question. Would he still love her?

Nobody's picture perfect,

But we're worth it

You know that we're worth it,

Would he still think she was worth it?

Will you love me?

Even with my dark side?

Would he? If he knew who she was, who she truly was. Her true name. Darquesse.

Don't run away,

Don't run away,

Valkyrie wouldn't know what to do if he left.

Just tell me that you'll stay,

Promise me you'll stay,

She hoped that he'd see, that he'd stay by her.

Don't run away,

Don't run away,

She watched the dark waves. Would he stay until the end?

Just promise me you will stay,

Promise me you'll stay,

He'd promised.

Will you love me? Oh,

Everybody's got a dark side,

Do you love me?

Can you love mine?

She kicked a pebble hard. Would he still love her if he saw her other side? The side that was destined to destroy the world? To kill him and her family?

Nobody's picture perfect,

But we're worth it

You know that we're worth it,

She remembered trying to get Skulduggery to tell why he had abandoned his crest. He'd said something about how war brought out another side of him. She'd told him that he was a good person. Whatever had happened, he was worth it. But would he say the same for her?

Will you love me?

Even with my dark side?

For her dark side.

Don't run away

Don't run away

Don't run away,

Promise, you'll stay.

"Oh Skulduggery," she whispered to the pounding sea. "Please stay."

A/N Yay! Finally! Hope that wasn't too soppy, or too OOC, or whatever. I did it in 5 minutes, while I was stuck on my other story, Skulduggery Pleasant and the curse of the immortal dead, so…. Don't you think that song is perfect? R&R please! Review button is down there *points*

SapphireShadowgirl :)