Twinkle

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Imagination Station
Something very short and sweet, just as a reminder to never stop glowing and to always know that happiness is possible to achieve.

Submitted: January 18, 2016

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"What do you see when you look up at them?" I ask her, squeezing her hand tighter.

"Hmm," she hums. "Sometimes I see birds." Her finger points to a star and follows it across the sky as it glides through the darkness with a passionate strength.

"Sometimes I see love," she says, pointing at two stars joined at their arms; one is tilted, resting on the other. "I imagine smiles on their faces, and warm, cozy blankets wrapped around the two so they can't part with each other. They drink hot cocoa on Wednesdays and complain that they never spell Wednesday right. On Thursdays, they play twister, and on Fridays, they go down to the coffee shop where they doodle all day in their sketchbooks."

"Sometimes I see sadness. Some are alone up there, with nobody to love, nobody to cherish. Nobody's there to lend them a hand when they need one, or a glow when they're dying out." I notice how many of the stars are solitary in their light.

"Sometimes I see ghosts," she says. "They only watch the others, sometimes thinking that they had wished they were them."

I clutch her fingers tighter. I don't want to let go.

"Sometimes I see saviors," she says, "and they rescue the ghosts. Just when they're about to disappear and bring suffering onto the living, the saviors bring them back. They give them their glow, and allow them to move on to heaven."

My eyes start to blur.

"...and then sometimes I see you."

Before I have the chance to tell her what I've wanted to for all my life, forever...
She's gone.


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