Stay With Me?

I caught Jake's arm.

"What is it, Ami?"

"I-I'm afraid of going alone, in case I come face to face with...them." I said.

"Do you want to stay here, and get some sleep?" he asked. I shook my head vigorously. A dream with those two seemed terrible now.

"Do you want to stay with me?" he said, bending a llittle, looking into my eyes. "Ami, look at me." he whispered. I looked up, into is eyes. He pulled me into a hug. "Do you want to stay with me and Malachite for now?"

I gave a nod, and through tears, whispered, "I want to stay with you forever. I don't feel so...empty, or alone when your here." Jake gave a smile, and we left together. I held his hand as we walked, since Talon had gone to serch the area from the sky.

The streets were almost empty in the cold, crisp morning air. As we walked, I was sent an image by Talon. Malachite froze. He was seeing the same image, I was sure.  "I think we should go back to the base, and find some rocks there. I think we should leave now." he said, and began to walk back. I gather a few small rocks in my hands, and put them in my pockets. We walked slowly and carefully around the back of the base, choosing rocks, thinking about the image.

A falcon wheiling in the sky, watching three tiny specks move.

The End

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