Like lanterns :Frerard:"I don't know what to do."Like lanterns :Frerard:3 years ago in Drama More Like This
The stars are so bright. And there's so many of them against the black sky. I think of millions of lanterns up in the space, and how someone has to go and light them up every night. Every single one. There's so many of them.
Tonight, it's chilly. It's close to Halloween, and that's how the weather gets. But it's not raining yet.
You're lying on the hood of the car with me, your knees bent and your head against the windshield. You're close. Your bare arm is an inch away from mine. You're close, but we're not touching.
It's almost as if you hadn't spoken at all, but I know you had, and I can hear your heart beating in the silence, or maybe it's my heart. We're too close and I just want to touch you.
I don't. Instead I say,
"I can't tell you what to do. You need to figure it out yourself."
It's true, even though I can hardly bring myself to understand. If I could, I would tell you to stay right here with me.
You sigh into the heartbeat silence, and your fingerti