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You sprinted through the deserted streets, the ominous clouds promising rain matching your dark, unpredictable mood. Your sneakers pounded the pavement, the sound and the sensation overpowering any other thoughts that could cloud your mind. You felt like nothing could catch you, but as the saying goes, you can’t run away from your problems.

You paused in the middle of the road, panting heavily, hands on your knees. The first few drops of rain tainted the even tone of the asphalt, and slowly the memories came back to you, each one adding new weight to your soul.

Practically tearing into your jean pocket, you unwound your iPod and jammed the earbuds in, randomly selecting a song without really looking at the title. You just wanted to forget, to get away, anything. But the first hauntingly beautiful notes did anything but that. The rain fell faster.

She never slows down.

You never did. With everything that had happened, slowing down simply wasn’t an option anymore.

She doesn't know why but she knows that when she's all alone, feels like it’s all coming down.

It had become harder and harder for you to be alone after…after the break up. Everything reminded you of him. All of the memories, both happy and sad, sweet but yet bitter, would come flooding back and before you knew it, you would be on the floor in a mess of tears.

She won't turn around.
The shadows are long and she fears if she cries that first tear, the tears will not stop raining down.


You felt the familiar burning sensation building behind your eyes, and you fought it for as long as you could, but as the rain pasted your hair to your head and plastered your clothes to your body, you decided that it would be okay to cry.

Just this one time.

So stand in the rain,
Stand your ground,
Stand up when it’s all crashing down
You’ll stand through the pain,
You won’t drown
And one day what’s lost can be found.
You stand in the rain.


Tears mingled with the rain as they fell from your eyes, broken-hearted sobbing was muffled by the comforting sound of the monsoon drenching everything. You simply stood there and cried, arms dangling by your side, face upturned, letting the water wash over you.

She won’t make a sound.

You never told anyone about the extent of your emotions after the break up, not wanting to trouble anyone with the fact that you could barely go through a day without completely breaking down.

Alone in this fight with herself and the fears whispering, if she stands, she’ll fall down.

You were constantly at war with yourself, one side of your brain declaring that you should be happier with no one to tie you down anymore, while the other side hissed poisonous words such as ‘It’s your fault he left/your fault you’re alone/who could ever love you?’ and it was slowly breaking you down.

She wants to be found.

You wanted him back. You wanted his voice and his presence with his stupid little smile that made your knees weak and his endearing monstrosities he called eyebrows. Just thinking about it made you cry harder.

The only way out is through everything she’s running from, wants to give up and lie down.

You fell to your knees, not even noticing the sting as the gravel embedded itself in your knees, the weight of the emotions nearly crushing you.

Before the chorus could replay itself, bright headlights slashed through the darkness and the rain, and wheels squealed as the driver slammed on the breaks in an effort to not hit you. You raised your arm to block painful lights from reaching your sensitive eyes, but did nothing to remove yourself from the pathway of the vehicle. The car screeched to a stop a few feet away from you, and the driver burst from the car without hesitation.

“_______?! What the bloody hell is wrong with you?!” the driver roared, running to your side, the headlights allowing you to identify him as none other than your ex-boyfriend, Arthur Kirkland, his gorgeous green eyes wide and frantic with worry. He tore the earbuds from your ears so you can hear what he had to say. “First you ignore everyone, then you just up and disappear! Do you know how bloody worried I was?” By now he was gripping your shoulders, forcing you to look at him.

“You…were worried?” you mumbled and he looked at you like you had just started to speak in Swedish.

“Of course I was worried! ______, I’m so sorry about the break up, it was the worst decision I have ever made and I’ve been regretting it since I left. God, ______, I’ve been a mess without you…” Arthur sighed and ran an agitated hand through his sopping wet hair.

“I missed you too…” was all you could get out before wrapped your arms around him and rested your head on his shoulder. Arthur gratefully returned the hug, and for a few minutes, you felt like nothing could hurt you.

“Come on love, let’s get you home. You’re completely soaked.” Arthur said, and you nodded as a sudden wave of fatigue settled in your mind. Arthur helped you stand and guided you to the passenger side of the car before getting into the driver’s side and driving away.

So stand in the rain,
Stand your ground,
Stand up when it’s all crashing down
You’ll stand through the pain,
You won’t drown
And one day what’s lost can be found.
You stand in the rain.
Well...this is a piece of crap. I was bored and I felt like I owed you guys something after being away for so long.

I hope you like this more then I do.
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Whybot221 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Aww
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anakind87 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Awww, come on - I was hoping for that kiss in the rain - like in The Notebook - but oh well:D....but it's a story worth reading again
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Belle04TMNT Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Artist
This is a beautiful piece of work. XJ
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AnimeGeekKatie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Knowing me I would have taken off when I saw who it was, just trio male things more romantic. Because then he would chase me. And who doesn't love a good hearty wrenching in the name of love chase?
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LoZGamer316 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
EEEEEE!!!!! I FREAKING LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconoshaco:
Oshaco Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
This is beautifully written! Amazing job! ^^
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:iconlerpg:
LeRPG Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
song please. must know
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xXBullet3TearsXx Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Stand In the Rain by Superchick :)
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sassy3dcat Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS SONG I LISTEN TO IT EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are You Happy Are You Happy Are You Happy Are You Happy Are You Happy Are You Happy Are You Happy Are You Happy Are You Happy Are You Happy Are You Happy Are You Happy Are You Happy Are You Happy Are You Happy 
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GTWinner621 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Writer
I cried. Congrats, because I had my feels broken from birth.
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americanlover152 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
so sweet
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:iconlonelyreaper2012:
LonelyReaper2012 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
:iconcryforever:
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8catpaws Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute!
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:iconmoriartyssniper:
moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Thanks!
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FrostyChica Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The is the best thing I've read today. Considering I just came from this fanfic: moriartyssniper.deviantart.com… And I just figured out who Davie was...
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Oh God Davie.... :iconsobbplz:
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FrostyChica Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ikr :iconsobbingplz:
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:iconmoriartyssniper:
moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Why would he do that...?
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:iconfrostychica:
FrostyChica Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcryforeverplz: I don't even...
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:iconmoriartyssniper:
moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
:icontissuesplz:
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IndigoCode Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is most certainly NOT crap! It's awesome, and you know that!
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:iconmoriartyssniper:
moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Thank you so much!
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SneakyAlexaBlue24 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Were those italics lyrics? And if so, to what song?
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:iconmoriartyssniper:
moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Yes, they are lyrics, to the the song Stand In The Rain by Superchick. It's a beautiful song. Would you like the link?
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SneakyAlexaBlue24 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes please .3.
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SneakyAlexaBlue24 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!~
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:iconmoriartyssniper:
moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
No problem! What did you think?
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SneakyAlexaBlue24 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
It was pretty good. Not my kind of song, but I still liked it :iconbravoplz:
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:iconmoriartyssniper:
moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Yeah, I have to agree with that.
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creek17 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
*hugs writer-chan.* best story ever!!!!!
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:iconmoriartyssniper:
moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Oh, I'm glad you think so! :iconhuggleplz:
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creek17 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
:tighthug: oh your welcome!
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ToshikoYoshikuni Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And the next day you both had colds from standing in the rain. THE END. :iconimaginationplz:
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Best. Ending. Ever.
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Levlion526 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
lol
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MiraakTheDragonborn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student General Artist
That awkward moment when you look over at an ad to find a woman in a fairly skimpy swimsuit,and it says 'Made in USA'....
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Yikes. That is awkward... Especially on an EnglandXReader fic...
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MiraakTheDragonborn Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student General Artist
..You don't say?
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moot3100 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This, my friend, is what pure epicry looks like.
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Well done. (Go Superchick!)
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Thank you very much!

That icon looks ominous... Like a villain walking out of the darkness and sarcastically congratulating the hero on falling into his/her trap. That's the way my strange, strange mind works...
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moot3100 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You thought that too!? I figured it was just my jacked-up imagination acting up again...
For all we know, it could be Russia, hiding his pipe in his coat!
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Nah, Russia doesn't seem like the kind of person to do that... But I'm glad that I'm not the only one who thought that!
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Howlingmist Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are you kidding me this is awesome you used one of my favorite songs!! I thought I was one in a million who listen to SuperChick!!!! this is perfection!!!
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
I'm glad you liked it! SuperChick is awesome!
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:iconhowlingmist:
Howlingmist Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*grins* hey have you ever heard the song "Hey Hey" and "Hero" the songs are by SuperChick
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
I love hero! I really like One Girl Revolution.
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Howlingmist Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*gives you big hug* eeek~! I love ya already~!
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
*hugs back* wonderful!
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:iconhowlingmist:
Howlingmist Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg i wish i could meet you in person!
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