10. Severed ties.
Danielle sat on her couch quietly, leaning against michael. Michael sat with his arm around Danielle as he watches television
"Hey, Danielle?" he asks
"Yeah?" Danielle replies
"What was...he.. like?" Michael asks
Danielle frowns "He was...a lot like you.. in some way....your smile.. your personality.. even the way you hug me reminds me of him." she says.
Michael nods slightly and kisses her head "We used to be friends in elementary school.. he was always so quiet and secluded. As if he was waiting for something to happen." he says "Surprised me when I heard him speak for the first time
since we met."
Danielle nods and smiles faintly "He never was much of a talker...used to say the voice in his head would yell at him if it heard him talking.." she says and sighs "I know he sounds insane but can you blame him? Being alone for so long.."
"I can't." he replies "Never did see him again after sixteen...I was wondering what happened to him. Guess I won't know."
"That.. would probably be for the best.." danielle nods slightly "I'm gonna head to bed." she says and yawns softly before kissing his cheek, standing up and walking to her room, Michael following behind her "Sleeping with me tonight?" she asks
"Yeah." michael nods "My parents...had an argument again.." Danielle nods and lays in bed, pulling the blanket over herself, Michael laying beside her
"Night love." danielle says
"Night." Michael says and kisses her cheek before she turns out the light.