BajanSorcerer: Wake Me Up

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I knelt over the bed in which he lay, heart rate slow and weak. Each breath was shallow, almost non-existent. A tear dripped onto his chest as I whispered to him.

"I broke us apart, Seto. It was all my fault. But I only did it to be with you. And the next thing I know, you're gone from sight, scars down your arm and rips in your sleeve where they can show. Don't leave me for just a minute, I want to stay forever, but if you must, I ask you just to help me bring us back together."

I placed a trembling finger to his neck. Barely a beat. Glancing back at the rest of the original team with tears in my eyes, I began to sing the song that brought me and Seto together. The song that helped every member of the team, past and present, through a tough time. The song that convinced me that no matter what, we are always a team. Every single one of us, whether we call ourselves Team Crafted or not.

"Feeling my way through the darkness, guided by a beating heart."

His heartbeat slowed even more.

"I can't tell where the journey will end, but I know where to start."

His breath was barely a disturbance in the air around us.

"They tell me I'm too young to understand. They say I'm caught up in a dream."

At that point I knew he wouldn't make it. All I wanted was his help to get the team together. I knew it would be his dying wish, even if he couldn't voice it.

"Well, life will pass me by if I don't open up my eyes. Well, that's fine by me."

I can't imagine life without you.

"So wake me up when it's all over, when I'm wiser and I'm older."

My voice softened as I approached his favorite part of the song...

"All this time I was finding myself, and I didn't know I was lost."

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.

Seto had flatlined. A tear slipped down and hit his cheek. I looked at him, eyes closed as if he were sleeping, then I turned away.

"So wake me up when it's all over, when I'm wiser and I'm older. All this time I was finding myself, and I didn't know I was lost."

I turned, a wild hope that those last few lines were whispered by him, but a voice in my mind telling me they had simply slid from my lips. At first he lay there still, but I refused to look away. Then I saw him move his lips again.

"I tried carrying the weight of the world, but I only have two hands. Hope I get the chance to travel the world, but I don't have any plans. Wish that I could stay forever this young, not afraid to close my eyes. Life's a game made for everyone, and love is the prize."

His eyes fluttered open and his lips curled into a smile. "My dying wish has come to life," he whispered.

"Don't leave me again," I sobbed. "Please."

"I don't think I will," he replied, glancing at the team. I glanced at them too, nodding and smiling as we began to sing once again, everyone joining in.

"So wake me up when it's all over, when I'm wiser and I'm older. All this time I was finding myself, and I didn't know I was lost."

A few fell silent, only Adam, Jason, and Ty left singing.

"So wake me up when it's all over, when I'm wiser and I'm older. All this time I was finding myself, and I didn't know I was lost."

"Didn't know I was lost," Adam sang quietly.

"I didn't knew I was lost," Ty continued.

"I didn't know I was lost," Jason sang, clearly on the verge of tears.

"I didn't know."

"Didn't know."

"Didn't know."

The three burst into silent tears, in which I got the message. They felt terrible that this had ever happened. But I guess miracles happen when we need them most.

"All this time I was finding myself, and I didn't know I was lost."

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I cried writing that...

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