Enough with the expectations. It’s time to grow up and move on
You hesitated! That’s the problem! Did you think that you could just run off and pretend nothing happened after what you had done? How is that even possible?
Well, I did try to apologise and make up for it, an-
What an apology! What a make up! What other excuses will you use this time? I don’t need someone who comes and goes whenever it suits you. I want someone who will stay through the times, be it the good or the bad! Time and again you’ve demonstrated your true self. Time and again you’ve given false hopes! What’s the point of being here if you’d rather be somewhere else instead?
… What do you mean by that? Are you saying –
Yes. You got that right. Finally.
“When you feel lost or apprehensive, look up at the stars in the sky and imagine yourself flying freely amongst them. Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and make a wish. When you’re done, maybe you’ll feel better and happier and just that bit more confident and ready to face life head-on.”
Into an abyss.
The point of no return.
A better tomorrow.
That was the first thought that came to mind the first time she saw snow.
She raised her head skywards, gazing in awe at the white fluffy flakes falling gently from high above, her fingers trembling slightly as she reached for them.
“It’s the first snowfall of the year. Make a wish, but do not say it aloud if you want it to come true!” she heard a mother telling her child.
Closing her eyes, she clasped her hands together and, as the cool wind kissed her cheeks, wished silently that she would still be here the following year. That she would still be strong enough to resist the pull of the other world.
She crept into the room soundlessly and slipped past the sleeping guard. It wasn’t so much a mission as it was a training exercise, given the number of “high difficulty” tasks that she had easily breezed through. Still, she couldn’t afford to be distracted for even a moment. That was all the time needed for one to get killed, be it by a seemingly innocuously placed mouse trap, a falling branch, a single bullet.