The Boy in the Shadows (Spirited Away) Chapter 1Sometimes the dreams come to me all at once. Most of the time they are all chopped up into little sections of him, falling and the end. But the nights where it happens all at once leave me the most restless.More Like This
He's been in my dreams ever since I can remember. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him. I fly through the night sky on a beautiful dragon. Its scales glow beautifully in the moonlight. It's serpent like body flows through the sky reacting gracefully to each gust of wind.
Then the dragons body begins to shake and the scales blow away and what's left in front of me is a normal human boy. He'll take my hands and smile at me and I can't help but smile back. Everything is so peaceful. These dreams are my favourite... but they leave me longing for him after I wake up.
Then the other dreams just spoil it all. It will start the same but when I am free falling with him we are teared apart by a strong gust of wind. I'll reach out to him but he is too far away. I'll fall and fall until
I'm HomeIt has been a long timeMore Like This
But I'm going back
Back to where it all began
Back to him...
It has been 5 long years
I have matured since then
Though one thing about me remains the same
The purple ponytail Granny gave to me
I haven't gone a day with out it, or taken it out for any reason
My body has matured into a young woman's
No longer am I flat chest or chubby faced
A bright young lady stands in my place
I wonder sometimes if she's really me
Yet I can't deny who I am
And I wonder, if he'll remember me...
He promised he would
But it has been so long since then
I ride my bike to the entrance, the same as it was so long ago
Moss everywhere, yet the path still cleared
I easily walk in with no fear
The tunnel is long, as I remember it was
I hear the train and giggle, remembering everything
My chocolate brown eyes meet the bright sun when I enter the field
Still the same as I remember, nothing has changed, and I'm glad
I keep walking, bowing, then walking over the dried, rock filled river