Cheshire: He Deserves To Know

The first thing I noticed when I woke up was just how bad my head felt. Did someone take a shot at me with a baseball bat? The light in the room seemed to bright and it took a while for me to get used to it. By that point Aria had jumped on me, planting a soft kiss on my forehead as was her trademark. I looked around her and saw Sylvester leaving the room with a scowl on his face. Yeah, I should probably say sorry for trying to kill him and all.

Aria released her hug and stood, holding me at arms length. She always used to do that. Whenever I'd been in a fight she'd always hold me at arms length just to make sure I was okay. I ran my eyes over her, feeling a slight pang of jealousy at the fact that she'd picked him over me. It was nothing like what that demon had made me feel. It had called itself Sabrié, made itself look and sound like my sister. But it couldn't have been her. I saw her die, after all. I would've known if she was trapped in that damn Soulsphere. I sighed as my eyes reached Aria's torso.

"You should tell him" I said quietly.

"What's that, hon? Y'all know my hearing's shot some of the time" Aria said brightly.

"Sylvester... He deserves to know".

"Deserves to... Oh".

The two of us were silent for a while. That could only mean one thing.

"Ari, if you don't tell him I will. You're forgetting I'm all part of this".

"You might be a part of it but that doesn't give you the right" she snapped. I'd never heard her speak like that before.

"Ari, he deserves to know. I mean, what if he wanted-"

"Cheshire, I suggest you keep that mouth of yours closed for the moment. In case y'all hadn't noticed, we're not exactly in private" she growled, the anger burning in her eyes.

I stood with a sigh. "I'm giving you a week, Aria. If Sylvester doesn't know by then, I'm telling him and there's nothing you can do to stop me".

And with that, I stalked outside. I needed space to think. I needed something to keep me busy. Climbing through the trees should work just nicely.

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