"Did I say I had a thing for blondes? I lied. I much prefer brunettes." I spun around to be faced with my hope. Daz was behind me, his hand was on my shoulder, he was actually here. Part of me wanted to hug him, part of me wanted to slap him. I decided to try and 'play it cool' and do neither.
"What do you want Daz?" I asked.
"I came to say goodbye to my shadow." He replied innocently. Oh. He came to say goodbye, not beg me to come with him, not convince me to follow him again, he came so we could depart on good terms.
"Goodbye." I said. My voice was hoarse from trying to hold back tears. I couldn't let him see how much it hurt me to leave him.
"Of course, if you were to not go to Scotland, then maybe it could be a hello instead." There it was. The flirtatious, bold Daz I was in love with.
"Why would I run away with a murder who doesn't even feel remorse." I played hard to get. He sat down on the bench next to me, I stiffened at the sherbet scent that now filled my air.
"I lied that day. I do feel guilty for killing Greg. I was... trying to seem scary so you'd drop the subject." He confessed, I found myself believing him.
"Well your tactics suck." I spat at him.
"Please Nina, come with me. You came with me before, you can come with me again." He begged, I'd never seen Daz desperate before, I liked it.
"Why? Aren't I just 'another one' as Simon put it. How about you go and get another poor girl to break." I was being mean, I could see I was hurting his feelings, yet the words kept flowing.
"I turned around for you." He told me simply.
"What?" I was confused, this clearly meant more than just the words.
"I've always wanted to take a girl with me when I go to find him. They always leave, but I keep going. When you left I couldn't just keep going. I chose you over him. My goal for the last 5 years, overruled, by you. I tried to ignore it, but every step forward was like a knife in my heart, I turned back, to find you. To find you leaving I might add." He explained. I felt my self begin to cry.
"Oh Daz." I leaned in and hugged him, and just like that, hope hopped off my back and into my heart.
"Come away with me Nina." He pleaded.
"Anything could happen?" I checked.
"And could end up breaking your heart."