It was the day before the concert and it was everything Romano could do not to bash his head into his wall. Throughout the past days, Romano watched as Feliciano started to lose all memory of you completely while he was stuck remembering you. Remembering how you left in the dead of night with only a note saying good bye. How you kissed his brother, leaving him emotionally like everyone else, even his grandfather, did. There was only going to be one more band practice. And that was tonight. Tomorrow was going to be the concert.
To be honest, Romano was a bit nervous. This would be the first time that he would be performing in front of a crowd of people. Maybe even getting possible fans. It was nerve wracking. And also strangely exhilarating. Arthur said, having been in a band before, that being up on stage, playing for a bunch of people, was the best feeling in the world. Romano just hoped that he was right.
The last practice before the show was going to be in a few hours and Romano had already brought down all the instruments to the garage out of nerves. This practice had to go perfectly or else they might screw up at the concert, and that was something Romano did not want. He didn’t want to make a fool of himself in front of a whole bunch of people.
Now Romano was left pacing his room, not able to think of anything other than how he was stuck with remembering what happened with you while everyone else got to forget.
As he was pacing, there was a knock on the door. Romano was too lost in his own thoughts to notice that Arthur was walking into his room. He didn’t look up until Arthur tapped on his shoulder.
"Huh? Scone bastard? What are you doing here? Practice isn’t until six." Romano said.
"I would prefer if you didn’t call me scone bastard." Arthur said. "I came early because I need to talk to you about something important, seeing as Feli didn’t remember."
"Didn’t remember what? What are you doing here Kirkland?" Romano said, glaring.
"Do you remember an angel named (Name)?" He asked.
Romano blinked. "How do you—I thought everyone else forgot about her! How do you remember!"
"Because I see things other people don’t. You know those imaginary friends Alfred makes fun of me for? Yeah well there real. And I was able to see what (name) was the second I met her." Arthur said. "I was the one who gave her advice on what to do after you ran out, getting drunk and Feli kissed her."
"You were the one who told her to leave?!"
"It was out of hers and your best interest." Arthur said.
"HOW COULD IT HAVE BEEN IN MY BEST INTEREST!?" Romano shouted, his face turning red out of anger. "I LOVE HER AND YOU MADE HER LEAVE!!"
"I did not make her leave. And if you let me understand, I'll explain this to you." Arthur replied calmly.
Romano opened his mouth to protest, but the last time he said he didn’t want an explanation, he forced you to leave him. "All right fine. Start talking." He said as he sat down on the bench in front of his bay window.
"All right. So remember the night you ran out angry after Feli kissed (name)?" Romano nodded. "Yes, well (name) went out looking for you. As she was looking, she found me. She explained everything to me, including her mission." Romano opened his mouth to ask him what her mission was, but Arthur cut him off. "Ah, ah, ah. That’s not for me to tell you. Anyway. As she was explaining, I told her that I thought the best way to help her, and you, would be to leave for a while.
"You see, in an angel falls in love with a human, there are certain… punishments that she would have has to endure if she admitted it. That is, unless it was under a certain circumstance. That circumstance is if you or your brother was her soulmate. Seeing as you still remember her, whereas Feliciano does not, this probably means that you are in fact her soulmate, but we can't be sure just yet. (name) left because if she stayed, she would not have been able to complete her mission and kept her wings. So she left to see if one of you met those circumstances. Whether or not she comes back is at the digression of her superior. Do you understand?" Arthur finished.
Romano stared at Arthur for a moment, letting what he just learned sink in. "So wait. She left… because she was in love with me?"
Arthur nodded slowly. "I believe so."
"Why couldn’t she have just told me?!"
"That would have defeated the purpose."
"Purpose of what? Purpose of sending me into a depression? Purpose of making me angry with my brother? I don’t get it! Why would she do that if she loved me?" Romano said.
"That’s why she did do it. Because she loved you. She just wanted to make sure that you were the one for her so she could still be an angel and be with you."
"I don’t care if she would have to stop being an angelo to be with me!" Romano said.
"You still don’t get it. If she fell for you, and you weren’t her soulmate, it wouldn’t have been as simple as magic to stop being an angel. They have to cut off her wings, which I would assume would be almost as painful as childbirth, if not more painful. Then when that happened, she would have lost her halo and she would not be able to have contact with any of her friends up in heaven. Finally, they send her to earth to fend for herself." Romano was about to say that he would be there for her. "No you wouldn’t. You wouldn’t even remember who she was. And even if you ran into her, she would always remember the pain you put her through to be with you, AND YOU WOULDN’T EVEN BE TEHRE FOR HER!" Arthur said, talking as if he knew this from experience.
Romano eyed the Brit. "How do you even know all of this stuff?" He asked.
Arthur froze, than he turned. "It's none of your business." He shoved his hands into his pockets. "I think practice is going to start soon."
With that, Arthur left the room, leaving Romano alone to contemplate what just happened.
You were talking to Eliza, sitting on your cloud couch, not really paying much attention to what was going on with Romano. When you turned your attention back, you were listening to Arthur ranting about what it's like to lost your wings and your halo and be exiled from heaven. Did he know from experience or did he know someone close to him that that happened too? Maybe a grandmother?
You shrugged it off and watched as Romano and the rest of the band began practice. You watched them so many times that you knew the words to the songs. You even started singing along to Hearts Burst into Fire as Romano sang. It was a good song. You couldn’t wait to hear him sing it at the concert.