Oh, dear reader, you cannot possibly imagine how much I wanted to lie there with Rob. On top of that grassy hill, I would have happily stayed for the rest of my life with just the serenity of mother nature and my dear Robert for company. To spend eternity under the stars. Every fiber of my being screamed to do so, I craved to feel the raw earth beneath me and the cool night breeze caressing my cheek. But, dreamer as I was, I was no fool. I knew it could not happen.
I wasn't in the land of fantasy and fairness; no, I lived in the world of reality and aching bones.
Through my arm, I could feel Rob's pulse, strong and fast, unlike my already fading one.
"Why did you do it?" He broke the silence, shattering my dream.
"I don't know," I propped myself up on one elbow, "You know me, Rob, you know I can't bare to see anyone in pain. I couldn't just sit there and do nothing."
"Why like this though?" He shook his head.
"I've always wanted to go in a place of another. And after all, who would be better off in this world? I'm done, I've done all I can. In the long run, who would you rather have? Your sister, or some girl who lives across town?"
"You're not just some girl, not to me." Quietly, he mumbled.
"It was not as if we would end up marrying and sharing our lives together." I reminded, ignoring my own screams of protest to my statement.
"You never thought about that?" His voice was almost as quiet as the wind.
"Of course I have. I just, I guess I always knew I'd die young."
"I love you, Alli."
"And I love you too, more than you know it."
My head found his shoulder and his cheek found my forehead. Together, we stared out across the unsuspecting town