Gavriel had been yelling at the pretty woman, about him, Uriel had been pretty sure. About how she couldn't hear the things Gavriel could, how Uriel belonged with them... The women yelled Gavriel's name and even lower whispers started again until finally, the door opened again. It was the woman; she gently took his hand. Her eyes stayed gentle, and now if Uriel thought real hard they seemed apologetic, a term Mrs. Myrtle explained to him when she was reading him one of the stories out of a book. Mrs. Myrtle had a look like that when he had to go away with the hard-eyed people. Gavriel had his head bowed, and one gloved hand fisted. Without thinking about what he was doing, Uriel grabbed the gloved hand.
"I'll come back! Mrs. Myrtle like the carnival too! I'll come back to see you, Gavriel," he had exclaimed, excited to come back and wanted to sooth Gavriel. That is what Mrs. Myrtle always told her grandson when he came to visit from the big house. When he had to leave, he was sad. Mrs. Myrtle always told him they would see each other real soon again, he would get to come back. And that always seemed to help them.
Uriel couldn't know the carnival would never stop in the same place, and that it was actually the last stop in America. Where carnivals like Gavriel's were being weeded out, dispersing. Unknown to Uriel, Gavriel and his carnival had went off to Europe. Unbeknownst to Uriel, Gavriel had a gift. The teenager instantly wanted to shield Uriel and bring him with him and keep him safe within a protective hold that the carnival could offer him. Gavriel had known Uriel was someone who needed to be protected, who did not have a chance. Uriel couldn't have known the carnival was a chance for a better life, a hard life but would have given him a chance within the world.
Unbeknownst to Uriel, Gavriel had a gift. The teenager instantly wanted to shield Uriel and bring Uriel with him and keep him safe within a protective hold that the carnival could offer him. Gavriel had known Uriel was someone who needed to be protected, who did not have a chance.
But that never happened, he did not stay with Gavriel. The pretty woman took him to Mrs. Myrtle and he went back home the next morning, hours away. Gavriel and the carnival having left before sunrise in the opposite direction. Uriel's destiny was forged that same morning.