The bed groans slightly when he leaves it. My hand automatically reaches under my pillow. He touches my hand and shushes me that it's just him. He tells me he loves me and to go back to sleep. Do I love him back? Yes, I do. But why did I have to think about it? Do I not know how to love? I realize how confused I am. I've yet to open my eyes, am I afraid of what is to be seen? No, not really. I'm just afraid of saying good bye. I open my eyes slightly, and see through my long lashes. I see... I see... the clock. Its 5:26 a.m, I jump up and he looks at me in slight confusion, then in understanding. I told you last night Elba, I have to help David open up shop early. Oh yeah I say, trying to remember. I don't think I was listening. I don't have to listen to every word he says right? I decide to get up, I know I won't be able to fall back asleep. I turn to him and say I think you should have left earlier. I know, he whispers. But I keep going, I think I hear my dad tinkering with his coffee machine downstairs. Well sweetie your not hearing things,he is downstairs tinkering with his coffee machine he says with a smile. I roll my eyes and ask him how he plans on getting away without being seen. Oh you know sneaky as always he says with another smile. I can see his dimples and I laugh. He tells me to shush or I will blow his cover. He hugs me then and whispers in my ear, "but it's okay if you blow my cover James Bond never let that stop him". I just giggle a little and say you don't need me to blow your cover. My dad has already caught you like eight times I joke. All apart of my plan, love. Your plan is to get caught I ask. No, but I will be if you keep me here any longer. He hugs me, and kisses me on my cheek, and a quick one on the mouth. I get one more tight squeeze before he releases me. He heads to the door and turns to me before opening the door, well I hope ya know I'll miss ya like hell, Elba. I smile at him and say I know, I'll miss ya like hell too Eli. He smiles and disapears down the hall. I smile realizing I already miss him, but also realizing something feels different about missing Eli today.