We stayed at Mcdonald's until six in the evening. Our conversations were about Parker's life to our life, or really Pie's. I actually learned a few things about her.
But standing back, now in the parking lot, I watch them hug and say goodbye. "I'll miss you so much," Pie murmurs.
"I"ll miss you too. I'll visit soon," Parkers reassures her.
"I"ll wait for it," Pie says, as she starts to tear up. She really loves Parker, and I hate to see her even just tear up like that. She hugs Chloe like a sister, and I can see they've grown close. I'm happy Pie has someone like that now, an older female figure who she can hang out with thats not motherly, like her or Andre's mom. The two thank each other. I figure it's for the fun times they've shared recently.
Then Parker gives me knowing look. "Take care of her." he orders.
Pie shouts at him for that, indignant as always. I just ignore it and tell him I will. He doesn't know how much I truly mean it. I'll make sure no one harms her, even though I will later on...
Chloe, clearly amused, says, "See you soon."
"Yeah," Pie says sadly with a sigh, then has a look of realization on her face. She pulls two things simply wrapped in tissue paper out of her bag and gives it to them. She must have gotten them earlier before I accidentally met them at the mall.
Chloe's gift is a bracelet, one that matches her new necklace. She opens it with a "I-love-it-but-you-shouldn't-have" look on her face. Parker's gift was a small skateboard keychain. I wonder if it's an inside joke something, because he grins at it and I don't figure Parker to be a skateboarder, since he's a Professor-to-be and all. Both were surprised and overwhelmed though, and say "Thank you," at the same time with those feelings seeping all through it. I had to smile at that, they seem like a really nice couple.
They all hug again, tight, because they don't want to have to leave and truly say goodbye, but Pie and I watch them drive away.
Then Pie exclaims as it hits her, "I don't have a ride!"
I snicker. "I'm here," I say with a slightly teasing smirk.
"Oh well." At that I laugh silently to myself again.
We get in my car as it's getting dark, and I notice the stars are appearing.
Good, it'll help what I want show Pie, I hope she'll like it. She's staring at something, deep in thought. I wonder if she's thinking about her parents, it really troubled her earlier.
"Theres a place I want you to see," I tell her, bringing her back to Earth.
“Where are we going?” she asks curiously. “Don’t tell me it’s one of your secret places.”
My mouth twitches upward in a small smirk. “Sort of.”
I drive us to this road next to a river and I pull-up in this out-of-the-way spot. Its not hidden, but gives a clear view of the river and to the city beyond it, reflecting across it with beautiful lights.
I unbuckle and get out. "Let's go." Pie follows my example, amazed at the view.
"This is amazing," Pie breathes.
“Wait,” I says, “it’s not even starting yet.”
“You’ll see,” I say slyly, with a small smile thats more of a small smirk. “Do you want to sit?”
“Here,” I show her, tapping the hood of my car. “Come on.”
I hold onto her waist as I help her up, so she's sitting with her feet outstretched in front of her.
She starts, looking up as fireworks explode across the sky. "Wonderful..." she says slowly, mesmerized by it.
Looking from the fireworks to her, she's breathtaking. The fireworks shine different colors across her skin, the moon highlighting her face. The wind, thats comfortable not even cold, plays with her hair. Her eyes stare up in wonder at the sky. It's hypnotizing to look at, especially on such a perfect night.
Wait, what am I doing??
You're staring at her.
Shut up, I know that!
Then the fireworks end, leaving only smoke clouds in the sky, snapping me back to reality.
“There are always fireworks here every Saturday, at 7 in the evening,” I inform her.
“Draky,” she asks, “why did you bring me here?”
Suddenly, I have an idea. “Look!” I exclaims, pointing upward. “There’s a shooting star!”
She glance at the sky,“You just want to cha―“
I lean down and give her a peck on the cheek.
She sits there for a moment before it hits her that I gave her a kiss.
“How de-dare you,” she stutters, too shocked to be outraged, “You stole a . . . a kiss!”
I grin at her. “Let me take it back if you don’t want it,” I tease, leaning down again.
She covers her cheeks with her hands before I could kiss her again. "Why did you do that?" she demands.
“You kissed me the other night,” I says, “without my permission.”
"But that was for a thank you!" She starts to blush, her cheeks becoming scarlet from being all flustered.
To that I raise my eyebrows and hop up next to her on my car, much to her annoyance. "Think of it as a thank you then."
"For what?" she asks with a scowl.
"For everything," I softly tell her as I smooth out the frown in her eyebows. I no longer know what I'm doing, I'm just acting. No, not acting, this is all real. And I have absolutely no clue whats happening. We're just sitting here now, looking at the view.
She starts to scoot closer to me, and I stiffen with surprise. Soon she has our arms touching, and trails her fingers up and down my hand, and then up to my arm.
What is she doing? She was just outraged that I gave her a peck on the cheek, and now she's trailing her fingers on my arm! Wasn't her hand shaking at first? I don't even remember, I'm too surprised.
But you're not complaining.
Thank you, oh wonderful voice in my head.
"What are you doing?" I ask her, my voice sounding different, as I look ahead, not even at her.
“Don’t you like it?” she murmurs. “Do you want me to stop?”
I shake my head, kind of small and slowly.
Confused, she tilts her head and asks, "Stop or not?"
"Not" I murmur sofly, as I pull her closer and hold her in my arms. I stroke her hair automatically in a trance. "Your hair is so soft."
A shiver courses though her. "Thank you."
She rests her head slightly on my shoulder, as we stare at the river and across it, as well as up and above it at the night sky.
Thinking about right now, a song pops into my head, and I smile. I lean back to lay on windshield, but Pie only coming down halfway, leaning on her arms unsure.
"If I lay here," I sing softly as I stare up at the stars.
"If I just lay here...would you lie with me and, just forget the world?" I started, singing soft and slow, looking at her.
"Forget what we're told," I sing more confidently, looking back at the sky, as she lays down next to me.
Yes! I have to smile, she basically said yes to song!
No, she just wants to relax and listen.
Whatever! She laid down next to me!
Ahh! Did I get lost in my thoughts too long again???
"Before we get too old," I sing a bit hasty, Pie smiles and laughs silently a bit at that. I'm pretty sure she had an idea of what happened.
"Show me garden that's, bursting in to life!" I sing to the bright, clear sky, my arm around her.