He was dead, yet he was alive. He could feel the gaping wound in his chest with a strange numbness. His eyes were closed, yet he could see the events following his 'death' with clarity.
He saw everything. He heard everything.
He saw Gato's troop arrived. He heard Naruto's declaration. He saw Zabuza's tears. And he felt…happy. Proof that Zabuza-san had cared about him.
He saw Zabuza fighting. He felt his heart ache at the numerous wounds he's accumulating second by second as he fought through the crowd. He felt the triumph with Zabuza as Gato fell to his death. The feeling was short-lived, however, as he fretted when Zabuza wobbled, and alarm filled him as his precious person collapsed.
Kakashi had laid Zabuza down beside him, facing him. Haku felt his warm touch, rapidly cooling, against his cheek. An indescribable feeling filled him as he heard Zabuza's words, and it seemed as if the weather agreed with him, and snow started to fall. He felt the icy snow-made tear against his cheek, sliding down his unmoving face.
As he looked on, he saw the light in his precious person's eyes starting to fade. Haku despaired. He does not want Zabuza to die. He can't.
Haku felt a lingering fragment of darkness in his soul – mostly destroyed by the Chidori – break off, as if the presence suddenly cannot bear to cling to him anymore. Haku felt liberated. He never realised it, but there seems to be a dark presence within him all throughout his life, and now, he felt light.
Zabuza's eyes were closing. With an act of desperation, Haku threw out what he could only described as energy to his precious person. He held Zabuza in a death-like state, and seconds before Zabuza succumbed to the darkness.
Joy filled Haku, but had worn himself out. He felt himself slipping away. Vaguely, he could sense the Konoha ninjas. He focused on them, and saw them. Naruto was crying, standing with his friends in the snow. He wanted to assure the boy, that they were fine, and that he was honored that Naruto was willing to cry for them, for the enemy. But his body was dead, and vocal chords could not work.
Before falling into darkness, Haku felt the wound on his chest being slowly knit back together.
Author's Note: This is the story I mentioned I'll be starting in my note in Hogwarts and the Lost Shinobi. It's HPxNaruto crossover, this time revolving around Haku and Zabuza. A poll will be up after the Hogwarts and the Lost Shinobi poll considering this storys pairings, so keep an eye on it! This story is inspired by 'For Your Dream' by The Itch.
Author's Edit: I exist as Wings of the Night on FanFiction.Net for a while now, but have not moved back into fiction writing for a few years. Hoping to change that as I slowly edit my existing work under this new persona (to which I will also be changing my pen name on FanFiction.Net eventually too).