They walked, silently, surely, quietly. Everything around them seemed to rustle, from the browning leaves under their boots to the quivering tangles of branches overhead. It was peaceful, but simultaneously full of agitation. Full of some form of expectation and knowledge. To the girl it seemed like the world of stars spoke of fantasies. Fading, but beautifully distant fantasies. She glanced, timidly, quickly. He turned to her, as did she to him. There was between them a realization. He smiled that smile and it only reminded her again of the distance.
“He’ll disappear.” Those were the only thoughts crossing her mind.
And as if clueless, he continues to smile. As if unaware of the future. It was as if the world held still, jut for a moment. Just for them.
“Are you really crazy?”
“Yaa!” he bellowed, scampering after her. She slammed the door. Twisting the handle, he screamed out again “Yaa! Let me in! Are you really going to be like this?”