"DADDY!" Little Elysia Grace Hughes screamed in fright, jumping onto her parents' bed and into her father's arms. Maes Hughes groaned and slowly awoke. His wife, Gracia, had gone to visit her sister and had left him alone in charge of their four year old daughter while she was gone.

"What is it, princess?" The Major asked, slowly putting on his glasses and smiling down at his daughter.

"The Boogie Man is outside my window!" Elysia exclaimed, trembling. "I can hear him yellin'!"

Maes chuckled and ruffled his daughter's hair. He listened for the sound of the 'Boogie Man'. "Ellie, that's just some tomcats fighting. The Boogie Man isn't real." He thought for a second. "Even if he was, your daddy here is a big strong Major in the army. I wouldn't let him get you!" Elysia nodded.

The soldier picked up his precious daughter and carried her to her bed, making sure the girl was tucked in among her mounds of dolls and stuffed animals. Maes had a sudden thought. "Wait here, sweetie pie." He left the room and came back with a large black case.

Elysia sat up slightly in her little bed. "What's that, Daddy?" She asked curiously.

Maes smiled. "I'm going to sing you a song." He turned to his daughter, looking her in the eye. "Now Elysia, I won't be here forever. I want you to remember this song, and me, as long as you live. Do you promise me that you will?"

Elysia nodded. "Cross my heart." She brought her little hand up in a salute.

Maes smiled and slowly opened the black case, revealing an acoustic guitar. He picked up the guitar and set it on his lap, beginning to play softly. "If you hear a voice in the middle of the night
Sayin' it'll be alright
It will be me

If you feel a hand guiding you along
When the path seems wrong
It will be me

There is no mountain that I can't climb
For you I'd swim through the rivers of time
As you go your way and I go mine
A light will shine
And it will be me

If there is a key that goes to your heart
A special part
It will be me

If you need a friend
Call out to the wind
To hold you again
It will be me

Oh how the world seems so unfair
Creating a love that can not be shared
As you go your way and I go mine
A light will shine
And it will be me

Past the ever after there's a place for two
In your tears of laughter
I'll be there for you

In the sun and the moon
In the land and the sea
Look all around you
It will be me

There is no mountain that I can't climb
For you I'd swim through the rivers of time
As you go your way and I go mine
A light will shine
And it will be me
It will be me
It will be me..."

Maes looked over at Elysia and saw that she was fast asleep. He smiled and kissed her forehead. "It will be me, princess. I love you." He slowly stood up, leaving the guitar on the bed. As he left the room, he looked over his shoulder and saluted his most valued soldier.