The police man came by. I honestly didn't know what to expect, but I just sat there, motionless, scared that the slightest movement would get everyone killed. I stood there holding my breath until my face felt purple.
Then, I heard Ulrich's voice. It was loud and clear. "Jews?! Why would there be any Jews in this house?" I cringed as he slammed the door to make his act more convincing.
Even though I knew he was joking, a small part of me was actually believing the part that he didn't like Jews. Just the thought of it gave me shivers, but when Ulrich walked back in, i gave him my best smile. He had already taken me and my family in, I didn't want him to worry about me and my thoughts.
He walked back upstairs with a wry smile on his face. He beckoned us to come back downstairs to where the fire was.
We talked and played games for countless hours until the grey sky turned black. The moments of laughter seemed to just linger in the air as time flew by. There was nothing else i wanted than to see Ulrich and my family together. Ulrich and me. Forever. But I knew that it was only a dream I could hope for.
"My father gets home in about an hour," Ulrich finally said as he stood up and looked at the clock. "I think you should go back down just incase he gets home early." I looked up at him and he looked back at me with eyes that melted my heart with just a glance.
"All right then. I guess this is good night then," my father stood up with my mother and they headed down to the basement without me.
I just sat there as as he walked towards me and sat next to the chair by me. He just looked at me and I looked back at him. Neither me nor him spoke because no one knew what to say at that moment.
"Hey," he finally said. I said nothing but just stare at his eyes. "Whats wrong?" he reached for my hands, but i withdrew it without even thinking.
His face was marred with confusion and just a little hurt.
"Back there," I finally spoke the things that had been bothering me. "When you talked to the guards and you said--"
"Sara," he cut me off and caught the hand i had taken back just moments ago. "I would never mean any of that."
I squeezed his hand tight and felt myself begin to shake a little. "Ulrich," my voice cracked a little as i felt my eyes begin to water. "I'm scared!" I said trying not to cry. Ulrich stood up and pulled me up with him as he wrapped his arms around me.
"Don't worry," he said as he help me close to him. "I promise that I won't let anyone hurt you or your family." He pulled away and looked into my eyes with a confident look that gave me a glimmer of hope. "Do you trust me?" he asked.
All i could do is hug him again and nod. Then, I felt Ulrich stiffen. "You have to go!" he whispered to me, pulling me to where the basement door still laid open.
Suddenly, from the from door, I heard the door swing open and a loud voice call for Ulrich. My heart stopped pounding in that instant but the gently kiss from his lips brought me back from my daze.
"Go," he pushed me down the stairs and closed the door. I slowly sat down and took my shoes off and made my way down to the basement, to complete silence again.