I sighed when Ara told me he didn't know about my mark. I felt his hand brush my shoulder. I looked back at him, seeing his confused expression, but seeing a smile in his eyes. When people look at me like that, like I've done something right, I feel warm. And don't I'm already warm because I'm a Fire Elemental, but I felt generally warm.
I half expected Ara to move me from his shoulder, but he didn't. I felt happy sitting with him. I just wished that I knew what was going through his mind so I could help him. Help him to be happy.