Disclaimers ect: The songs Hanging By A Moment by Life House and Crash and Burn by Savage Garden do not belong to me, nor do the characters of Gundam Wing. So please don't sue me, a little high schooler just writing a story for the heck of it!
This is my first real attempt at a Gundam Wing fic. So please r & r! amiyuy01@lycos.com ~Ami~

Crash and Burn

Chapter 2- Music of the Heart
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Heero shook himself from the memory and looked into her room from where he was on the balcony. The light was on and the doors to her balcony were open. Quietly he watched her work, noticing her meager dinner. Shaking his head he just stood there watching her.

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Suddenly, a hand gently brushed her hair from her face and strong arms slipped around her neck. She knew it wasn't an assassin, well not to her anyway. "Heero," she whispered, tears forming for the second time that day, but she held them back.
"Relena," he replied, turning her chair around and looking into her eyes while picking her up gently. She immediately noticed the change. Those prussian blue eyes were no longer cold, but filled with something she couldn't identify. Then, he carried her downstairs, out into the gardens and set her down on a blanket among the roses where a soft light was on. He then went over and turned on a cd player. Again it played.

Desprate for changing
Starving for truth
I'm closer to where I started
Chasing after you

She couldn't hold back her happiness anymore and the tears flowed freely down her cheeks as she wrapped her arms around him and he around her, she was so frail. He couldn't imagine how it was possible for someone to be as tiny as she was now.

I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you

Forgetting all I'm lacking
Completely incomplete
I'll take your invitation
You take all of me

Now I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you

"Will you stay?" she whispered, her tears of happiness gone as she held him tighter, not wanting to lose him.

I'm living for the only thing I know
I'm running here to crash and where to go
And I don't know what I'm diving into
Just hanging by a moment here with you

There's nothin else to lose
There's nothin else to find
There's nothin in the world
That can change my mind

There is nothin left

There is nothin left

There is nothin left

Desprate for changing
Starving for truth
I'm closer to where I started
Chasing after you

"I see no reason to leave." His deep monotone echoed in her mind.

I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you

I'm living for the only thing I know
I'm running here to crash and where to go
And I don't know what I'm diving into
Just hanging by a moment here with you

Just hanging by a moment
Hanging by a moment
Hanging by a moment
Hanging by a moment here with you

Five long years (and Duo) had taken their toll on his barriers. No longer was he the unemotional "perfect soldier". Until Duo had forced him, he had refused to come. Not willing to endanger her and not even sure that she would want him. But when he'd seen her drive up with tears and then heard the way she said his name, he was sure. When the song ended he looked up at her, "Relena, please, tell me why you are hurting yourself like this. Don't you see what's happened to you?"
Relena replied by pulling away and turning off the music. Now it was silent except for her heart pounding in her ears. She took a deep breath. This was harder than making a speech to the whole world. They weren't the man that she loved, demanding answers. "Heero, what do you want me to say? That I pined myself away over you? Well, it's true I guess. You left, again, but this time you didn't come back. I've always loved you and I knew you probably had never loved me, but still, I never could totally come to terms with it."
There, she said it. She loves me. Now what? How can I tell her that I feel the same way? A part of that song ran through his head.

I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you

Forgetting all I'm lacking
Completely incomplete
I'll take your invitation
You take all of me

After a second's more thought he turned around, not looking at Relena, and re-started the song. Then, walking over to her, he stopped a hand's breath away and sang that section quietly to her. Finally, he'd broken through the last of his wartime block. Not that it wasn't necessary then, but now, in order to live, it needed to be gone. He was ready to help her with her life and to be there for her. Again he sang to her.

"Now I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you

I'm living for the only thing I know
I'm running here to crash and where to go
And I don't know what I'm diving into
Just hanging by a moment here with you"

"Heero," she whispered and then brought her hand up to his face, tears of happiness on her cheeks. When the next song started and he sang to her and wiped her tears away.

"When you feel all alone
And the world has turned its back on you
Give me a moment please to tame your wild wild heart
I know you feel like the walls are closing in on you
It's hard to find relief and people can be so cold
When darkness is upon your door
And you feel like you can't take anymore

Let me be the one you call
If you jump I'll break your fall
Lift you up and fly away with you in to the night
If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
If you need to crash then crash and burn
You're not alone

When you feel all alone
And a loyal friend is hard to find
You're cought in a one way street
With the monsters in your head
When hopes and dreams are far away and
You feel like you can't face the day"

Smiling, she placed a hand over his, leaning her head into it, and taking the other in hers she joined him.

"Let me be the one you call
If you jump I'll break your fall
Lift you up and fly away with you into the night
If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
If you need to crash then crash and burn
You're not alone

Because there has always been heartache and pain
And when it's over you'll breathe again
You'll breathe again"

They held eachother close, her head on his chest and his resting on hers. Both closed their eyes, enjoying eachother's presence.

"When you feel all alone
And the world has turned its back on you
Give me a moment please
To tame your wild wild heart

Let me be the one you call
If you jump I'll break your fall
Lift you up and fly away with you into the night
If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
If you need to crash then crash and burn
You're not alone

No no
You're not alone
No no
You're never alone"

"Happy birthday, Relena." Heero said quietly. He let go of her and went to the table where a package lay. Handing it to her he sat down and she joined him. She was stunned to say the least. The gift she'd given up looking for. Although, he had already given her more than she could ever want. She sat there for a minute just looking at it, and then slowly opened it.

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