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Chapter 1

What are you when you are not just a shadow, but a shadow of a shadow?

How many times has it been already? Is this the tenth? The twentieth? Why did it never get less painful? A thousand vague memories flashed through my head. Soon this will become yet another.

“I can’t do this. I can’t let you go again. It gets harder every time.” Ryuu’s brilliant purple eyes of the deepest lavender and more intense than a thousand and one heavenly gardens’ worth of flowers gaze back mournfully into mine.

“Ryuu, my love, it just makes the next time that much sweeter. As long as there are bananas, I will be there also. You will know me by my bananas.”

“What if there are none?”

“There will be. Look how they curve. One end always reaching for the other, never quite touching.”

“And will they ever?”

Shadow move to respond, but even so, she could feel her time nearing. She grasped his perfect face, that perfect face that even angels dared not glance at for fear of loving it, and pressed my equally perfect face to it.

We are two perfect people in perfectness perfectly together. Alas, fate is cruel. And jealous. No one deserved to be trapped in such an endless cursed cycle, we are as laundry in a broken machine, spinning until its threads frayed to bits.

“It doesn’t matter. Love is all that matters.” Shadow whispered to him. “You will find me again. And again.”

Ryuu’s tears flowed like the torrents of the greatest waterfalls from the highest of heights down his face.
“Don’t go! Not yet!” he wailed. Overflowing snot muffled his words, but that only made his face more endearing to me. Shadow smiled and reached out, but her hand was already fading.

He reached back anyway. And fell short.

I stare often into the shadows endlessly gazing into its depths. There is comfort there. Something draws me near them. But every time I reach, it eludes my touch. Just a whisper of an existence. Like a song everyone knows but can’t remember the words to. But I remember. I always remember. My beloved Shadow with her hair as fine as a valley of swaying cyan wheat. In this lifetime and the next and every one thereafter, I would find her again.
I'm so sorry I'M DYING OF LAUGHTER HAAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Written by the brilliant ~Bassara, beautiful grammar and all hahhahhaa
Had to do something so it wasn't just a repeat of last year :iconheplz:

It's still April 1st here so you can't kill me.

(err if it's unclear for some reason: this is an April Fool's joke.)
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Blobbl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Well I donīt understand the whole text but the passages except the one with the bananas, create a wonderful atmosphere even in another englisch. Maybe this could be more than just an april fool some day (without bananas) =)
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Elymnesis Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't love you anymore. :icontearplz:
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saeideh69 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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GodessFae Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I honestly couldn't even get through the first paragraph the first time through XD then I realized it was an april fools joke and I read it again and KASKGJ DYING this is fabulous ahahahaha
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Polardarkness Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
“Ryuu, my love, it just makes the next time that much sweeter. As long as there are bananas, I will be there also. You will know me by my bananas.”
And that's where the joke started.
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iloveanime2much Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
" more intense than a thousand and one heavenly gardens’ worth of flowers" and " you will know me by my bananas" "overflowing snot" lol so hilarious such a beautifully hilarious choice of words...
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Rhaylee Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my gosh I'm dying. "overflowing snot" and "swaying cyan wheat". *dies* xD
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Lille-Hime Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The funny thing is... there's actually some pretty good material in there if it wasn't twisted by humor xD
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Aiyanaa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
thank you, I was wondering whether I am the only one who saw that! :D
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dr8gonwolf666 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student
HAHAHA this time I didn't fall for it :) Still love the joke :D
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Poki-art Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
will you finally do the story? how long should ( I ) we wait? :D
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Conkeras Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconslowclapplz::lmao:
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MuqaGensou Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
You are the reason i have trust issues.
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SavinoWolf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I laughed so hard at this, and I completely agree. *shakes fist at nuriko*
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Alislinn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOOL "No one deserved to be trapped in such an endless cursed cycle, we are as laundry in a broken machine, spinning until its threads frayed to bits" This comparation is xDDD
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AkinoSuzume Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
God, I thought I was going to die reading this :D Bananas, laundry, endearing snot - priceless :D
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Mayakopii Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student
QAQ why you- i was so damn happy when i saw this in messages
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DarkDragonBlood Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You will know me by my bananas ...
No words x'D
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yooci Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't get it, actually. :iconfacepalmplz:
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KisekiGeijutsu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, thank you
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Shianator Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconimbananaplz:
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Dema01-Destiny02 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is so horribly done its just so perfect in my eyes jaja :+fav:
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sooner7 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Writer
Hahaha very nice, such beautiful humor. XD
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lychi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
So beautifully done, I shed tears.

Love the artistic use of the POV switches, I'm really being able to empathize with the characters here. ;)
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Oseike Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
:iconclapplz: .... //no words
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fuicchi-nee Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow :iconzoomoutplz:

OKAY this is good April's Fool.

....so they have laundry machine in that era? :iconimmastupidplz: Oh and I know the official pairing but please so many bishies there is no way I could stand not to slash them together. ...At least Shadow looks bishie enough //coughs
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owlcarols Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I saw this in my messages, I braced myself for another April Fool's joke. SO HA YOU DIDN'T FOOL ME.
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olive1736 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I died at bananas..LOL
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cherriluu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcryforeverplz:


NO MY SHIP IS SINKING

I love how UTTERLY BEAUTIFUL ANGSTY THIS IS

.....you guys have too much fun on this holiday. Dx
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HopelessAce Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's real alright. Real goofy!
Bravo! XD
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Keikilani Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHA..... HAHA.... HA.
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JDillius Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
This just made my day. XD
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Zombeh-Sakana Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
-slow claps-
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extendedlimits Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
You guys are sooooo00000000 cruel!! I swear you'll be the death of meTT-TT
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Nyanimu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
I-I don't even...I just can't--
Beautiful, too beautiful D'8
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Rurichin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
HAHAHAHAHAAHA
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firemisse Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't seem to get the message....
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NeroLink Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Beautifully hilarious? LOL
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Natsusume Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
This was obviously the most beautiful and moving piece of literature I have ever read. Bravo! I think I shed a tear.

:iconheplz:You guys are such nubs.
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Yoshiko91 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student
xD I especially liked "Overflowing snot muffled his words, but that only made his face more endearing to me." Too funny...
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Bassara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
My grammar is impeccable. Just look at all those subtle changes of narrative modes IN THE MIDDLE OF SENTENCES.
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