"Hanging with Lilly today?" Luke asked as I was grabbing my things. "Actually don't answer that. It was a stupid question." He threw my bandana at me.
"Thanks." I said as I looked in the mirror to tie it.
'It was the third one.' I thought to myself. 'No the fourth.' I couldn't remember what she told me. I turned on the third road. I was right, and it was the fourth house. I turned into the driveway and shut off my car.
Looking at the abandoned house I was iffy about going in, but Lilly said she's been in here a hundred times before. "It's completely safe." I could hear her voice in my head.
I had to climb in through a window, and it was more like fall through the window. I jumped off the ground and dusted myself off.
"Oh my -"
"It's beautiful isn't it?" Lilly came into the room. "I've been working on this house for years." She walked over to give me a kiss.
"How much money have you spent on it?" I looked around at the room, it was so different from the outside. The walls were fixed and painted, the flooring was perfect, and there was brand new furniture in every room.
"I stopped counting a long time ago. I don't care either. I'll spend my last cent on this place." She said as she got us both a drink out of a cabinet. "Sorry it's not cold."
I watched her push back her unusual black and yellow hair, the tears streaming out of her blue and amber eyes.
"I can't go back there Ash." She shook her head.
"I don't want you to." I took her into my arms.
"What am I supposed to do?" She said quietly, trying to think herself.
"I don't know. I honestly don't know." I said running my fingers through her hair, trying to soothe her.
It was quiet for what seemed like hours. I almost fell asleep a few times. I looked around the little room we sat in to keep myself occupied. I felt my phone vibrating, which means I've been gone way longer than expected.
"Lilly." I spoke her name, no reply. I said it a few more times just to be sure, but as I got up to leave she woke up.
"Don't go." She mumbled.
"Huh?" I turned to look at her.
"Stay. Please stay? We can hide out here, just us." She reached out for my hand, like we were making a deal. My phone started vibrating again. I took it out of my pocket, I saw her lower her hand, and I turned it off. Then I took it and stomped on it a few times.
"We can get rid of the car tomorrow." I said with a smile. "I'm not going anywhere." I sat beside her, wiping the tears that were falling again.