4. We Don't Belong
Around the middle of the celebration, Andy decided to break away from the group and spend some time alone. Juliet followed close behind. "Hey. You've been doing that a lot lately." She said when he stopped. He was about to climb a building and she stepped towards him. "What's wrong, Andy?"
"Nothing. I just need time alone. To think."
"Andy. I know that's not it."
"You don't know me." He said looking at her.
"But I'd like to." She stepped closer to him and put her hand on his shoulder. He put his back against the wall and slid down until he was sitting. Juliet did the same. "Look, I won't go around telling everyone whatever is going on through your mind. I just want to help you."
"I know. It's just, I'm worried about everyone. About F.E.A.R. What if I can't protect everyone? Everyone looks to me. Even The Wild Ones. Everyone. And I can't protect a single one of them." He said. He put his head in his hands.
"Andy," Juliet said touching his shoulder "You don't have to face this alone. I'm sure if you talked about it-"
"No." He said. "I'll look like an unfit leader. Maybe I am. Maybe I should let someone else-" he was cut off by a rather unexpected interruption. Juliet put her hands to the back of his neck and kissed him while he was talking. She didn't let him go. They pulled away slowly. "Feel better?" She asked smiling. He shrugged. "I guess."
"Let's go back. They're probably expecting you." She said. They walked back hand in hand.
When they returned, Jinxx was finishing a ghost story and had everyone rather intrigued. Andy chuckled and sat back in his spot with Juliet. She lay her head on his shoulder. CC saw them and said "Well look at you Andy." Andy lightly punched his arm and CC laughed. "Shut up man. Jinxx is talking." He whispered. CC turned around chuckling. Juliet pecked Andy's neck and he felt safe. He finally felt like he belonged somewhere, even though he's been leading The Rebels for most of his life. He just never felt like he belonged anywhere. But now, he knew.
He belonged here. With Juliet. With everyone.