Originally Posted: 1/16/09

A/N: Again, there are probably spelling/grammar errors here and there. I didn't want to correct them because I want to keep the story as similar to the original as possible. And just a little, slightly unnecessary, side note: I published this in the Mai HiME section on FanFiction, in case you later wonder what the f*** I'm talking about in the A/N at the bottom of the page. And this is a story based on two girls in my mind, BUT it CAN be whoever you want it to be, since there aren't names or anything.

Disclaimer: I don't own the song 'What's Left of Me' by Nick Lachey.

What's Left of Me

The waves crashed down against the rocks below me. The sun was setting beautifully, though I didn't enjoy it at all. I stared blankly ahead of me, the wind blowing against my face. My hair brushed my cheeks as it settled back over my shoulders.

Watch my life,
Pass me by,
In the rear view mirror

Tears slid down my cheeks silently as my heart crumbled to pieces. In my hand was a single photo. The only one remaining after so long.

Pictures frozen in time
Are becoming clearer

I was wrong, yet I didn't realize it until now. But now is too late.

I don't wanna waste another day,
Stuck in the shadows of my mistakes

Gone; you left without me, leaving me alone in the darkness. I opened my eyes to what happened right before me, my doubt not allowing me to realize it sooner.

Now that it's too late, there's no hope left. There's nothing in me anymore. Not since you disappeared.

'Cause I want you,
And I feel you,
Crawling underneath my skin

My teeth clenched, fists curled into balls.

Like a hunger,
Like a burning,
To find a place I've never been

Can't I go back in time? Change the mistakes that caused you to leave me forever?

Now I'm broken,
And I'm faded,
I'm half the man I thought I would be,
But you can have what's left of me

If there's anything at all.

I've been dying inside,
Little by little

Come back, please. I'll never push you away again. I won't leave. I promise.

I got nowhere to go anymore. Only to you, but I'm lost. Show me the way.

But going out of my mind
In endless circles

Every thought keeps comin' back to you. I've never felt this way. It's not the same.

Running from myself until
You gave me a reason for standing still

You gave me a reason to live.

'Cause I want you,
And I feel you

You brought my real self out. The person inside of me I thought I had lost years ago..

Crawling underneath my skin

I can't live another day without you by my side.

Like a hunger,
Like a burning

I gotta go.

To find a place I've never been

Wherever you are. Lead me to your heart, to your greatest confines. Don't block me out. Don't cut me off.

Now I'm broken,
And I'm faded,
I'm half the man I thought I would be


But you can have what's left of me

Help me pick up my heart again, because I lost it when I lost you.

It's falling faster,
Barely breathing

Reassure me. Say you'll come back one day.

Give me something,
To believe in
Tell me it's not all in my head

I'm going crazy, soul torn to pieces.

Take what's left
Of this man

Say you want me just one last time.

Make me whole
Once again

All the days that pass, my hope dwindles.

'Cause I want you,
And I feel you

You're somewhere out there. But where?
Crawling underneath my skin

I want you,
Like a hunger.

I miss you,
Like a burning.

Bring me,
To find a place I've never been.

I've fallen, down to my knees.
I'm broken,
And I'm faded.

'Don't know what I'm here for.
'Half the man I thought I would be.

I'm still here, just barely.
'You can have what's left of me.

My heart aches.
I've been dying inside you see.

So distracted.
I'm going out of my mind,
Out of my mind.

Nothing to say, nothing I can do.
I'm just running in circles all the time.

Just one question I wish I could ask you.
I whispered to myself,
'Will you take what's left of me?'

A/N: Woo, today was sure hectic for me.

Anyway, I just wrote this on sudden impulse. It can be anyone you want it to be, but it was Natsuki in my mind. I just feel I have this connection with her, so most of my stories are based on her and Shizuru.
Feel free to point out any mistakes. I'm exhausted, so there's bound to be some weird typo in there. XD

By the way, I have like.. five or so ongoing pieces. My mind drifts a lot, so it's hard for me to concentrate on one particular thing for very long. I think that's one reason why it takes me so long to get writing. But neh, doesn't matter.

Hope you enjoyed. (: