AU - Adrian Takes Sydney to the beach (after reeducation)
- I.. just wanted to thank you for bringing me here. - She whispered not looking at me but to the waves that were crashing on the rocks. I didn’t say anything but I could see her hands slightly shaking so I didn’t touch her. I didn’t know if she was still afraid of me but I just coudn’t keep my distance.
- I thought you needed to look something pretty.. - I said. She turned around and smiled a little bit. But it didn’t reach her eyes.
- I think you’re pretty. - she said after a few seconds. I looked at her and I felt the consumation of all these months of searching and suffering suffocating me. She didn’t know me anymore. They erased her memories, our memories. Everyone says that I should leave her alone to give her a chance to live again. But I can’t. Not yesterday, not today not ever. So instead of making something stupid like crying or begging her to remember I just grinned.
- That’s interesting, Sage. You used to call me that all the time, you know.
Her smile grew till I could see the dimples around her eyes and then I saw it. The reason I would never give up.