I don't know what made me look, but when my eyes landed on him, my world slowed almost to the point of stopping. I couldn't move, I made some sort of lunging motion towards him, trying vainly to get there in time but my feet stayed rooted to the spot. I saw an arm raise, light flashed off the steel that the arm held and my blood ran cold. Whatever invisible force that held me back disappeared and suddenly, I was flying across the field. NO! My mind screamed again and again. NO! Not him, please, not him. I ran, pumping my legs as fast as they would go. Knowing in the back of my mind that I was too late. And so we fell, the boy that had lived in my childhood and the girl that he loved. The sounds of the battle faded into a quiet humming in the background. I cradled his head in my lap and blinked away the water brimming in my eyes and tried to dislodge the lump in my throat. "Alexandrea" he said. "Lexie" I said, shaking my head. "Lexie" he agreed with a smile. "You've always been my Lexie." Then his eyes closed and I felt my heart shatter.