Disclaimer: I don't the characters or the song
Summary: Michael decides to leave Maria
Note: Sequel coming soon (I promise it's a happy ending!*happy*)

I Love You, Goodbye

Wish I could be the one
The one who could give you love

Michael Guerin lay in bed staring at the sleeping form of his girlfriend. He felt bad at what he was going to do but it had to be done. He could not hurt her again. His Maria. He loved her so much but he had hurt her just as much.

The kind of love you really need
Wish I could say to you
That I'll always stay with you
But baby that's not me

He held onto her as he tried to remember every detail about this night. How she had smelled of vanilla and her cypress oil. About how beautiful she looked in that black dress of hers. How she had laughed when he had danced with her.

You need someone willing to give their heart and soul to you
Promise you forever, baby that's something I can't do

He saw the peaceful smile on her face as she slept next to him, unaware of his plan.

Oh I could say that I'll be all you need
But that would be a lie
I know I'd only hurt you
I know I'd only make you cry

Last night had been his last night with Maria. He wanted to make it special for both of them.

I'm not the one you're needing
I love you, goodbye

He got out of bed and put on his clothes. Then quietly he got his bags from under the bed. He had packed yesterday only.

I hope someday you can
Find some way to understand I'm only doing this for you

He walked over to Maria quietly, leaned down, and kissed her lightly.

I don't really wanna go
But deep in my heart I know this is the kindest thing to do
You'll find someone who'll be the one that I could never be

She stirred slightly. He held his breathe as she whispered his name. “Michael?”

“Shh. Go to sleep honey. I love you.” He whispered back as he stroked her hair.

Who'll give you something better
Than the love you'll find with me
Oh I could say that I'll be all you need
But that would be a crime

She smiled sleepily and fell back to sleep. With a last look at his love, Michael left the apartment.

I know I'd only hurt you
I know I'd only make you cry
I'm not the one you're needing
I love you, goodbye

Once Michael was outside, he sat in his car and let his tears flow. He wished he didn’t have to do this. He loved her still but he could not be able to provide for her everything she wanted. He didn’t have a stable job, or even a stable life. He might have to leave one day and he wasn’t sure if he could let Maria hurt when he did.

Leaving someone when you love someone
Is the hardest thing to do
When you love someone as much as I love you

He hoped Maria would understand. He felt bad for leaving without even leaving a note. He knew Maria would feel hurt and wonder what went wrong when they had such an amazing time last night.

Oh I don't wanna leave you
Baby it tears me up inside

But what could he tell her. That he would rather hurt her now than later on when he would get too attached? That he wanted he to find someone else who could love her like he never could? Michael shook his head. He would not be able to tell her that without his resolve crumbling.

But I'll never be the one you're needing
I love you, goodbye

No Maria would have to understand for herself. With a silent farewell, Michael pulled out of the parking lot and left Roswell.

Baby, its never gonna work out
I love you, goodbye