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A character, often (but not always) a [[IllGirl sickly child]], knows she is about to die and asks another, usually an adult, to stay with them until the time comes. Very commonly, this invitation is reserved for someone special to her. As mentioned already, it is not ''just'' about dying children, but children make it more heart-wrenching, since it's plain wrong for them to die before the adults around them.

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A character, often (but not always) a [[IllGirl sickly child]], knows she is about to die and asks another, usually an adult, to stay with them until the time comes. Very commonly, this invitation is reserved for someone special to her. As mentioned already, it is not ''just'' about dying children, but children make it more heart-wrenching, heart-wrenching since it's plain wrong for them to die before the adults around them.



* Averted in ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''. On one planet, the main cast are helping out the sickly people. Bart befriends the IllGirl Shirley and tells her about adventures they've been through. She begins to make a small doll of Bart as a memento to remember her by, when the alien Harvesters attack. He promises to protect her from it, and Shirley asks that he return to her afterwards. While Bart is up there, having a spectacular BigDamnHeroes moment for her entire planet, poor Shirley succumbs to her disease. As for the doll, she never finishes sewing the hair onto it, so Bart [[ImportantHaircut shaves off his hair]] [[BaldOfAwesome completely]] to match it instead.

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* Averted in ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''. On one planet, the main cast are is helping out the sickly people. Bart befriends the IllGirl Shirley and tells her about adventures they've been through. She begins to make a small doll of Bart as a memento to remember her by, by when the alien Harvesters attack. He promises to protect her from it, and Shirley asks that he return to her afterwards. While Bart is up there, having a spectacular BigDamnHeroes moment for her entire planet, poor Shirley succumbs to her disease. As for the doll, she never finishes sewing the hair onto it, so Bart [[ImportantHaircut shaves off his hair]] [[BaldOfAwesome completely]] to match it instead.



* Somewhat displayed in Kakashi's death in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. At first it appears that he dies alone, but he gets an internal dying dream sequence where [[DontFearTheReaper his dead friends, teacher, and father]] all greet him. Although it's clear he dies, it's unclear at what point he actually ''dies'' - is it right away? Is it gradual? Is it when he sees his father? [[spoiler: Further subverted in that [[BackFromTheDead the death doesn't stick]].]]

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* Somewhat displayed in Kakashi's death in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. At first first, it appears that he dies alone, but he gets an internal dying dream sequence where [[DontFearTheReaper his dead friends, teacher, and father]] all greet him. Although it's clear he dies, it's unclear at what point he actually ''dies'' - is it right away? Is it gradual? Is it when he sees his father? [[spoiler: Further subverted in that [[BackFromTheDead the death doesn't stick]].]]



* Optimus Prime, as the BigGood of the Franchise/TheTransformers, has done this for more than a few characters in the comics. Notably, in at least two instances, he has unhestatingly abandoned his weapons and stayed with a fatally injured ''Decepticon'', taking genuine pity even on the likes of [[Comicbook/TheTransformers Scorponok]] and [[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW Iguanus]], staying with both until they died of their wounds. In spite of trying to kill Optimus for the better part of several million years in their respective stories, both Decepticons in both continuties are comforted by Optmius being the last person there with them.

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* Optimus Prime, as the BigGood of the Franchise/TheTransformers, has done this for more than a few characters in the comics. Notably, in at least two instances, he has unhestatingly unhesitatingly abandoned his weapons and stayed with a fatally injured ''Decepticon'', taking genuine pity even on the likes of [[Comicbook/TheTransformers Scorponok]] and [[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW Iguanus]], staying with both until they died of their wounds. In spite of trying to kill Optimus for the better part of several million years in their respective stories, both Decepticons in both continuties continuities are comforted by Optmius Optimus being the last person there with them.



* In {{Fanfic/Uplifted}} Admiral Jalina'Calis watching the sunset over the North African desert with Erwin Rommel promising her that the desert would be her people's new home.... It was just... D'awwwww

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* In {{Fanfic/Uplifted}} Admiral Jalina'Calis watching the sunset over the North African desert with Erwin Rommel promising her that the desert would be her people's new home....home... It was just... D'awwwww



* In ''Fanfic/FragileThread'', we have this with Mako, when she summons Ryuko to be by her side as [[spoiler: she commits suicide]],however, she did tell her she was free to go if that was too much.
* In ''Fanfic/FateParallelFantasia'', False Rider, San from ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', lacks a Master to supply her with energy and is dying as a result. She uses her Noble Phantasm to summon her mount, Moro, even though it uses up more of her energy, because she would like some companionship, especially from her adoptive mother. Before they both disappear, they run into Illya and True Berserker and Illya chats with them until the end.
* In the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Smurfette's Inner Beauty", as Smurfette under the effects of the Spell of Syphonia becomes so incredibly aged that she is near death, she asks Empath if he would stay beside her if that was going to be her last night alive, and Empath agrees, sleeping in the infirmary bed next to hers and holding hands with each other until morning. Fortunately Smurfette survives into the next day, which is when a MagicKiss restores her to her full youth and beauty.

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* In ''Fanfic/FragileThread'', we have this with Mako, when she summons Ryuko to be by her side as [[spoiler: she commits suicide]],however, suicide]], however, she did tell her she was free to go if that was too much.
* In ''Fanfic/FateParallelFantasia'', False Rider, San from ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', lacks a Master to supply her with energy and is dying as a result. She uses her Noble Phantasm to summon her mount, Moro, even though it uses up more of her energy, energy because she would like some companionship, especially from her adoptive mother. Before they both disappear, they run into Illya and True Berserker and Illya chats with them until the end.
* In the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Smurfette's Inner Beauty", as Smurfette under the effects of the Spell of Syphonia becomes so incredibly aged that she is near death, she asks Empath if he would stay beside her if that was going to be her last night alive, and Empath agrees, sleeping in the infirmary bed next to hers and holding hands with each other until morning. Fortunately Fortunately, Smurfette survives into the next day, which is when a MagicKiss restores her to her full youth and beauty.



* Izzy tries to get Tom to do this in ''Film/TheFountain''. Considering the fact that the message of the movie is that death should be accepted gracefully rather than fought desperately, it can be argued that this trope is a central motif to the film. [[spoiler:In his head at least, Tom does get to do this for her in the end of his story]].

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* Izzy tries to get Tom to do this in ''Film/TheFountain''. Considering the fact that the message of the movie is that death should be accepted gracefully rather than fought desperately, it can be argued that this trope is a central motif to the film. [[spoiler:In his head at least, Tom does get to do this for her in at the end of his story]].



* Subverted in ''Film/WayOfTheGun'' when Sarno discovers the mortally wounded Abner. Sarno is clearly anxious to resume the hunt, but feels too guilty to leave Abner before he dies. Abner isn't actually that close to death, so he just keeps rambling on his final words, occasionally pausing just long enough for Sarno to think that he's finally died before resuming. Finally Abner tells Sarno that he'd prefer to die alone, so Sarno awkwardly but gratefully takes his exit.

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* Subverted in ''Film/WayOfTheGun'' when Sarno discovers the mortally wounded Abner. Sarno is clearly anxious to resume the hunt, hunt but feels too guilty to leave Abner before he dies. Abner isn't actually that close to death, so he just keeps rambling on his final words, occasionally pausing just long enough for Sarno to think that he's finally died before resuming. Finally Finally, Abner tells Sarno that he'd prefer to die alone, so Sarno awkwardly but gratefully takes his exit.



* Invoked in ''Literature/{{Beastly}}''. After [[spoiler:Kyle is shot]], Lindsy wants to go get help for him. [[spoiler:He has a vision of DyingAlone in an ambulance, and begs her to stay with him, since he'd rather die with her with him.]]

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* Invoked in ''Literature/{{Beastly}}''. After [[spoiler:Kyle is shot]], Lindsy wants to go get help for him. [[spoiler:He has a vision of DyingAlone in an ambulance, and begs her to stay with him, him since he'd rather die with her with him.]]



* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', Rose got the Doctor to take her back to the day her father died (hit by a car), because in the original history he died alone which was a regret of her mother's. Rose held his hand as he died. (She did try to save him at ''first,'' but doing that [[spoiler: broke reality because they'd been to that time before and interfering with your ''own interfering'' is ''bad''.]])

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* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', Rose got the Doctor to take her back to the day her father died (hit by a car), car) because in the original history he died alone which was a regret of her mother's. Rose held his hand as he died. (She did try to save him at ''first,'' but doing that [[spoiler: broke reality because they'd been to that time before and interfering with your ''own interfering'' is ''bad''.]])



* Inverted in chinese drama ''Sword and Fairy'': a [[BloodFromTheMouth mortally-wounded]] Ling'er spends her last moments assuring her husband that [[YouAreNotAlone he is not alone]] and that she will never leave him.

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* Inverted in chinese Chinese drama ''Sword and Fairy'': a [[BloodFromTheMouth mortally-wounded]] Ling'er spends her last moments assuring her husband that [[YouAreNotAlone he is not alone]] and that she will never leave him.



* In ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', the dying Fantine sings "For God's sake, please stay til I am sleeping" to Valjean.

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* In ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', the dying Fantine sings "For God's sake, please stay til 'til I am sleeping" to Valjean.



* In the end of ''VideoGame/DreamfallTheLongestJourney'', Zoe actually has to [[spoiler:talk her long-lost little sister Faith into dying]] and all she asks in return is to play with her for a while.

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* In At the end of ''VideoGame/DreamfallTheLongestJourney'', Zoe actually has to [[spoiler:talk her long-lost little sister Faith into dying]] and all she asks in return is to play with her for a while.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Return of the Obra Dinn}}'': [[spoiler:When First Mate William Hoscut sees Thomas Lanke, who had been fatally knifed InTheBack, Lanke begs him not to leave him, and Hoscut keeps his promise. Lanke then tells him to tell Peter Milroy's mom that he tried his best to save Milroy from getting killed. Hoscut, in a panic, calls out for Henry Brennan to bring in the surgeon's kit, but by then it's too late, as Lanke dies by Hoscut's side. So heartbreaking.]]


* Somewhat displayed in Kakashi's death in ''{{Naruto}}''. At first it appears that he dies alone, but he gets an internal dying dream sequence where [[DontFearTheReaper his dead friends, teacher and father]] all greet him. Although it's clear he dies, it's unclear at what point he actually ''dies'' - is it right away? Is it gradual? Is it when he sees his father? [[spoiler: Further subverted in that [[BackFromTheDead the death doesn't stick]].]]

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* Somewhat displayed in Kakashi's death in ''{{Naruto}}''. ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. At first it appears that he dies alone, but he gets an internal dying dream sequence where [[DontFearTheReaper his dead friends, teacher teacher, and father]] all greet him. Although it's clear he dies, it's unclear at what point he actually ''dies'' - is it right away? Is it gradual? Is it when he sees his father? [[spoiler: Further subverted in that [[BackFromTheDead the death doesn't stick]].]]

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* ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' has Takako ask Hiroki if he'll [[DiedInYourArmsTonight hold her until she dies]] because she knows it'll only be a few more minutes.


* In the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Smurfette's Inner Beauty", as Smurfette under the effects of the Spell of Syphonia becomes so incredibly aged that she is near death, asks Empath if he would stay beside her if that was going to be her last night alive, and Empath agrees, sleeping in the infirmary bed next to hers and holding hands with each other until morning. Fortunately Smurfette survives into the next day, which is when a MagicKiss restores her to her full youth and beauty.

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* In the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Smurfette's Inner Beauty", as Smurfette under the effects of the Spell of Syphonia becomes so incredibly aged that she is near death, she asks Empath if he would stay beside her if that was going to be her last night alive, and Empath agrees, sleeping in the infirmary bed next to hers and holding hands with each other until morning. Fortunately Smurfette survives into the next day, which is when a MagicKiss restores her to her full youth and beauty.

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* In the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Smurfette's Inner Beauty", as Smurfette under the effects of the Spell of Syphonia becomes so incredibly aged that she is near death, asks Empath if he would stay beside her if that was going to be her last night alive, and Empath agrees, sleeping in the infirmary bed next to hers and holding hands with each other until morning. Fortunately Smurfette survives into the next day, which is when a MagicKiss restores her to her full youth and beauty.

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* ''Series/{{Ezel}}'': Eyşan's final request as she lays dying is for Ezel is to remain by her side.


* The ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' story, ''[[Fanfic/LegacyTotalDrama Legacy]]'' features an inversion. The dying contestant [[spoiler:(Gwen)]]is unconscious and so can't ask, but Chef Hatchet stays with her of his own accord because he thinks it important that she not [[DyingAlone die alone]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' story, ''[[Fanfic/LegacyTotalDrama Legacy]]'' features an inversion. The dying contestant [[spoiler:(Gwen)]]is [[spoiler:(Gwen) ]]is unconscious and so can't ask, but Chef Hatchet stays with her of his own accord because he thinks it important that she not [[DyingAlone die alone]].


* The ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' story, ''[[Fanfic/LegacyTotalDrama Legacy]]'' features an inversion. The dying contestant is unconscious and so can't ask, but Chef Hatchet stays with her of his own accord because he thinks it important that she not [[DyingAlone die alone]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' story, ''[[Fanfic/LegacyTotalDrama Legacy]]'' features an inversion. The dying contestant is [[spoiler:(Gwen)]]is unconscious and so can't ask, but Chef Hatchet stays with her of his own accord because he thinks it important that she not [[DyingAlone die alone]].


* This what the male curlew does for the female curlew in WesternAnimation/TheLastOfTheCurlews.

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* This is what the male curlew does for the female curlew in WesternAnimation/TheLastOfTheCurlews.

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* John's death in ''Podcast/TheAdventureZoneBalance''; he asks Merle to stay with him on the beach in Parley as he dies.
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* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', the Chimera Ant King Meryem is fatally poisoned by Netero's suicidal Rose Bomb attack. He faces his death with dignity and seeks out Komugi so he can play a few more games of gungi with her. He warns her that the poison inside him is contagious and that she will die if she stays near him. She refuses to abandon him since knowing him allowed her to feel true happiness. After a few games (in which she remains undefeated), Meryem finally succumbs to the poison and asks Komugi to stay with him until the end. [[TogetherInDeath Komugi holds his hand as she too succumbs to the poison.]]

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* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', the Chimera Ant King Meryem Meruem is fatally poisoned by Netero's suicidal Rose Bomb attack. He faces his death with dignity and seeks out Komugi so he can play a few more games of gungi with her. He warns her that the poison inside him is contagious and that she will die if she stays near him. She refuses to abandon him since knowing him allowed her to feel true happiness. After a few games (in which she remains undefeated), Meryem finally succumbs to the poison and asks Komugi to stay with him until the end. [[TogetherInDeath Komugi holds his hand as she too succumbs to the poison.]]


'''Batman:''' Yes. ({{Beat}}) I'm sorry.\\

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'''Batman:''' Yes. ({{Beat}}) ''[{{beat}}]'' I'm sorry.\\



''(Batman sits on the swing next to her and takes her hand)''

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''(Batman ''[Batman sits on the swing next to her and takes her hand)''hand]''

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* If [[spoiler: Vincent]] manages to kill [[spoiler: Leo]] at the end of ''VideoGame/AWayOut'', he will stay with him until he passes, despite their earlier animosity, as a sign of respect and apology. [[spoiler: Leo]] isn't capable of asking him to do so, but passes relatively peacefully as a result.

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