Artemis: I thought you'd never ask.

"We have to leave."

These words hung on the air, letting me savor and understand them. Then, I realized.

"Yes, you're right, we do."

I helped her stand up, and we walked out of the infirmirary. Then, we gracefully walked through the woods, watching as the green trees passed us by. Silent. We walked without speaking, not to hide our leaving, but simply so love the scenery. The wind swirled about us and I felt truly prideful and emotional. She began to cry, silently. Then, we reached the beach and as the soft crunch of sand beneath our feet was hidden by the sounds of the waves crashing onto the shore. Then, as we saw the beautiful bronze sunset, we both began to cry. Then, I turned to her and was the first to speak.

"I want you to lie down, and let the oceans carry you away."

She did as I said and laid herself down. Then, as the soft seaspray leapt upon her face she smiled. Then, the water rose and was about to engulf her, but then, she began to float. And she laughed and smiled as the water began to drift her toward the endless horizon.

Then it was my turn, my turn to leave. I stood still, with infinite trust in the wind, for I was a god of it. Then, slowly, I turned to sand; and in turn, slowly, the sand blew away in the wind. And then, I was everywhere as the wind scattered my body to the four corners, and everything in between.

And, as this was going on, I decided to use my godly powers to speak to Kayla. As I found her in the ocean, still afloat, I whispered into her ears.

"If you need me call me, no matter where you are, no matter how far. Just call my name, I'll be there in a hurry."

And then I went with the wind, to the highest peaks and the lowest valleys.

I was Everything.

The End

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