“Holly wait!” I said, running after her. When we got outside, I grabbed her hand tightly. “Don’t go,” I said, looking at her, “Don’t leave me please!” I started to cry too. This was because I’m losing Holly. I want to see her everyday. Her presence. Her voice heals me. i can plan while she’s around. If she’s not around, I won’t be whole. Like part of my heart has gone with her.
It was no use. I couldn’t get out of his tight grip. It hurts. Love hurts the most. She was being rejected by her best friend. Her one and only one she could ever love. “I wasn’t laughing at you,” he said. He pulled me towards him. I crashed against him, sobbing heavily. “I was laughing because I was startled that you feel the same way about me,” he said, his hand on my back to keep me from getting away from him.
He feels the same way, I thought, that’s why he couldn’t say the words I wanted him to say. He’s a genius for crying out loud. It wasn’t in his nature to say things like that.
“I love you Holly,” Artemis said. I wanted him to say those words in a long time now. “Don’t regret this,” he said. I looked up at him. Just like the Time Paradox, I thought. “How could I regret this?” I asked him. He wiped my tears away. Then, Artemis knelt and pressed his lips against mine. I didn’t hold back. When we parted, saw butler. With the camera on us! “Butler!” we both said. “Were you filming us the whole time?” I asked.
“Yes, lovebirds. I was.” Butler said. “Foaly said that this was better than the play inside. ” Then, “Are you guys sure about this?” he asked, “Long distance relationships are hard to do guys.” Artemis nodded. “I know. But we can work this out. Right Holly?” I nodded also. “I could ask to get weekends off. If Commander Kelp says it’s okay.”
“What about meeting my parents Holly?” Artemis asked.