As I make my way back to the school with my newfound friends, I can't help but wonder about Gemme. I thought we were off to a good start and I had finally managed her to open up a little. I guess not...
"You coming Aaron?" I snap back to reality and shake my head at Ike.
"I'll catch up with you guys." he nods before heading back with the group, leaving me alone. I make my way to the bench and lie there, staring at the clouds in the sky. I take some time to think on my own, think about this new life I've discovered, the family I've lost, the family I’ve gained and my powers.
But most of all I think about Gemme. I can't get her out of my head. Her beautiful golden hair, tied back or loose it made no difference. I made some motions with my hands at the clouds, pretending they were stroking Gemme's hair.
Then I think about her eyes, her mesmerizing eyes. One is a green colour, like an emerald that's been cut and shined by a master jeweler. Then there'd her deep blue eyes, like the very oceans and water I control. Only in this case, it's her eyes that control me.
"Is this what it's like to be in love?"
Love. I think about that word, one that's so often misused by many youths. My mother and father used the word sparingly, reserving it only for my ears alone. I know that even though they didn't say it, that my parents felt that about each other. But it’s useless now. They're both dead and I'm alone in this world.
"No. I'm not alone." I think about the Zodiac's who have become like a family to me. I think about Gemme, the only girl who's ever made me act like a fool and smile like a madman. The only girl my heart beat for. I leap to my feet and begin walking to the school. I wonder does she feel the same for me?