Flora: The amish girl
"I want to leave" Ben announced as he looked straight into my eyes. His eyes burned into mine with a stare so intense that I wanted to... well I didn't even know what to do to be honest. He's never been this serious with me. Ever.
"I..." I began with quivering words coming from my mouth. "Um...I don't know..." My hands were shaking and I was feeling a bit overwhelmed. What was happening to me? I paused, and turned my head away from him. He was still staring at me, I knew it.
He really wanted to run away. How could he want to do such a thing? His family is apart of the church. They've been wanting him to join since he was a kid. He couldn't just throw away his whole family like that. But he could. In fact, he could do whatever he wanted, as long as he was smart about it. And Ben... well he's basically as smart as they come.
But haven't I've been dreaming about this for almost my whole life? I've been wanting to get away for some time. But couldn't he have seen that? Within the past few years we've been friends, he's just noticing how bad this place is? How much I want to leave? And he's just noticing this now? That he wants to live a normal life?
There is so much to say to him about this, but what is there to say? How he has been wrong about Billy's case the whole time? How he's not gonna get better? But what am I going to say? That he's been an dunce this whole time? That I can't even bare to see how much Billy is suffering?
I feel his gaze burning into my eyes again. I turn and I instantly feel a hand on my shoulder. I look down at a strong hand near my collar bone. He sighs and slowly shakes his head.
"I'm sorry I told you then." He said, more coldly than I've heard him before. He stands up and turns in the other direction. I stop him.
"What are you doing? I asked.
"I'm going to leave, Flora." He stated.
"What? Are you craz....." I started.
"With you." He added. A grin appeared on his face, and same with mine. I had no choice but to hug him.