Title: You Sang to Me
Author: Kata
Rating: PG
Disclaimers: Show belongs to WB, song belongs to Marc Anthony, story belongs to me.
Summery: A short song fic using the song "You Sang to Me," by Marc Anthony, from Michael's POV. He's thinking about Maria.
Feedback: Yes!
Distribution: Just tell me where.

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I just wanted you to comfort me
When I called you late last night, you see
I was fallin' into love
Oh, yes, I was crashin' into love
Oh, of all the words you sang to me
About life, the truth, and being free, yeah
You sang to me, oh how you sang to me

Maria made me feel safe in a way no one else ever had, ever could. When I'm with her, I don't want to run. When I did leave, it was for her sake. I don't want to be alone any more. I'm not an outsider with Maria. I belong. I'm not the one without parents, the one who never shows up, I'm just Michael, and that's enough. If only I were human, and it was safe. Then I could let my walls down, and Maria would truly know me. Not even Max has seen past all my masks and walls. I want to be with Maria more than anything. Only then will I be completely happy.

Girl, I live off how you make me feel
So, I question all this bein' real
'Cause I'm not afraid to love
For the first time, I'm not afraid of love

It's true. I'm not afraid of love. I used to be afraid. I used to fun even from the friendship of Max and Isabel. Maybe it's my fault I've always been alone, maybe I'm just afraid to let someone know me inside-and-out. Maria changed it all. She understands me. She understood when I just wanted to cry... I've never cried in front of anyone before. I've never even kissed anyone before. It wasn't worth the risk. For the first time, I want to protect someone other than myself. I don't even know if it worked. Maria's name is still linked with mine at school. Anyone looking for us will question her. Sheriff Valenti already did, and that was before anything ever happened between us. I can't let that happen again. She must stay safe.

Oh, this day seems made for you and me,
And you showed me what life needs to be,
Yeah, you sang to me, oh you sang to me

Maria made me see the world through her eyes. She hasn't had the perfect life either. Her father left her, and her mom has to struggle to make enough money. There is good in this world and she's part of it. Every day I see her is a good day, even when she's calling me names and charging me outrageous amounts of money for my cherry coke.

All the while, you were in front of me
I never realized
I just can't believe I didn't see it in your eyes
I didn't see it, I can't believe it
Oh, but I feel it
When you sing to me
How I long to hear you sing beneath the clear blue skies
And I promise you this time I'll see it in your eyes
I didn't see it, I can't believe it
Oh, but I feel it
When you sing to me

She loves me. I didn't even believe that when were seeing each other. I didn't even let myself hope. I thought no one would ever love me, not even her. It didn't occur to me that she wouldn't be so hurt if she didn't care about me, and that she's not the kind of girl who would go out with a guy she felt sorry for. And she doesn't feel sorry for me. Max and Izzy do, and even Alex and Liz, but not Maria. She simply accepts all of me without question, completely and totally.

Just to think you live inside of me
I had no idea how this could be
Now I'm crazy for your love
Can't believe I'm crazy for you love
The words you said you sang to me
And you showed me what I wanna be
Yeah, you sang to me, oh you sang to me

Last night, I watched Maria sing with Alex's band. She sang a love song, and looked straight into my eyes, and I knew she sang it for me. I realized that she wants to be with me as much as I want to be with her, despite the risk, despite everything. Maybe this can work. Maybe we're safest when we face the danger together.

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