If Only You Knew
Arabelle frowned. "Remember what?" she asked as she watched Declan bend down to pick up an object that looked like a pebble. He tossed it and the sound of it hitting the ground could be heard a few feet away. Waiting there in silence, Arabelle could hear the crickets chirping, but she wasn't sure where the sounds had emitted from. Finally he spoke.
"Everything. Anything. More specifically when we were seven."
She shook my head. "No." She shivered when a cold breeze blew across the park. Declan didn't notice. He was still staring at nothing with a faraway look in his eyes as he spoke.
"You don't remember Blake? Elijah?"
For the second time she shook my head again. "I remember Blake. He was my friend when I was 12. But who was Elijah?"
Declan let out a defeated sigh, "I guess it makes sense you remembered Blake. He was your best friend after all." His voice turned bitter at the end.
His green eyes stared into mine as a unknown emotion flickered with in them. Hurt? Disappointment? But it didn't matter. As quick as it came, the emotion had disappeared. Instead his eyes turned cold, unfamiliar.
"Forget it, it's nothing. There is nothing you need to know about Elijah. He didn't exist." Was there a second meaning behind his words?
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