(^_^)...Yapoo! Hajime Mashite! Hope you enjoyed the first 2 chapters! Here is the next chapter, "Seeing Beyond:Pain"...Hope you enjoy this one! This is dedicated to my readers, friends, family & of course...Saido! Aishiteru...

***Seeing Beyond #3:PAIN***

(On the way home)

Saimi:...(having a joyful expression on her face)...you know what?...even if so much has happened today, I'm glad i spent my day being with you...

Saido:...(slightly blushed)...I-i'm glad you feel that way...thanks

Saimi:hehehe...anytime...

Saido:No...I mean it...(he stops walking)...thank you very much

Saimi:(her expression changes from shocked to flattered)...Saido, it was an honor to have met you. I'm very glad you feel the same...

(They start to walk together again)

Saimi:(looking up & notices the sky)...oh! look! It's so beautiful!...the blue sky...

Saido:(looks up)...the blue...sky...(He suddenly faints & falls)

Saimi:Ah! S-saido!...what's wrong?! Saido?

(she turns him gently & folds up saido's shirt)

Saido:-ugh-...

Saimi:Saido...(she holds saido's tatoo) ouch!...what?...it's...it's burning...w-what is this?...

Carlos:Saimi!

Saimi:C-carlos?...how?

Carlos:I thought you were a little late...so i got worried...what happened?

Saimi:...nevermind, let's hurry...we have to take him home...

Carlos:Let's take him home...(carries saido & enters the car)

Saimi:(holding on to saido)...Thank You carlos...you were always there for me...

Carlos:Anytime Saimi...it's an honor to be with you...

Saimi:Thank you...

Carlos:Well, we have to hurry...

***

(later, they get back home & saido is quickly layed in bed)

Carlos:I'll get some water to cool down his fever...(leaves)

Saimi:Saido...

(as she brushes his hair with her fingers, saido gently opens his eyes)

Saido:Saimi...

Saimi:Saido!...you ok?...what happened?...hm?

Saido:(takes her hand)...you know...what's going on...right?...saimi...

Saimi:what? -ouch- hey! what-what are you doing?...it hurts!...

Saido:(Removing her gloves)...saimi...

Saimi:(!)...(her hand is revealed bearing a tatoo of a white rose)...stop!...

Saido:...Saimi...why didn't you tell me?

Saimi:...L-let go! grah!(pulling her hand away & pushing saido away)...what is wrong with you?!...(!)

Saido:(leaning against the wall)...Wrong?...what's wrong?...hmpf...(looking up to saimi)...I'm what's wrong!!!...All my life i was treated as trash! people treated me as if i was...as if i was...

Saimi:...not...human?...

Saido:(in shock)...saimi...you-

Saimi:yes...just because i am what you see in present, doesn't mean i was always who i am now...people change...i was once like you...YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING?!

Saido:...I'm...I'm sorry...

Saimi:no...it's my fault...i pushed you...pushed you to change...pushed you to know yourself!...but instead, my secret is revealed...& i have been fooled...i thought you understood!

Saido:no!...Saimi!...i didn't- ugh...

Saimi:Saido!(she tries i help, yet he resists)...saido...i'm sorry...i didn't mean it...

Saido:I'm so stupid...to have burden you...you worked for your freedom...i will work for mine...(he slowly stands in pain)

Saimi:Saido!...

Saido:pls...forgive me...ms.saimi...i will leave now...

Saimi:Saido...no...don't go...saido...

(as she watches saido leaving in pain, she starts to cry & her tatoo starts to light up as her tears fall)

Carlos:(listening from behind the door)...saimi...

***

(the festival is over, day has passed. The cold, rainy night begins for saido...)

Saido:(breathing heavily with his vision blurred)...hf hf hf...-cough- -cough-...hf hf hf...

Woman:oh! sir! do you need any help?...

Saido:I need no assistance from people like you...

Woman:but sir! it's raining! you might catch your death out there! won't you at least take an umbrella?

Saido:catch my deeath?...i seek death...i've been wanting to die for a long time...

Woman:...oh dear...(leaves him be)

Saido:(thinking to himself)...yeah, go on! run away! it's what all you people are good at...hf hf hf...

Voice:Saido...Saido...

Saido:grrr! what is wrong with me?! why is there always a voice in my head?!

Voice:don't do it...pls...don't waste your life...

Saido:Leave me alone!!!

Bully#3:(has just stolen from someone) huh?! who? who's there?! (shocked in seeing saido approaching him, stabs saido)

Saido:(!)-ugh- ...

Bully#3:wah! no! leave me alone! monster!(runs away)

Saido:...Sa-i-mi...

(his blood spills all over the floor as he stays on the ground & starts to lose consiousness when...)

Voice:Saido! Saido!...

Saido:you again...-cough-...stop...echoing...in...my...head...-cough-...

Voice:Saido! Saido!

Saido...you're so...annoying...(blacks out)

***To Be Continued***

~ well, well, well, still have a long way to go! Phew! don't worry! I'll try to do things quickly!...till then, Don't forget your reviews, keep in touch! loving you people always! "Saimi"...Saido...Aishiteru!!!