I blinked rapidly to keep the tears back. I glared at Alexander.
"What are you doing here?" I asked angrily, momentarily forgetting he could fire me if he wanted. I expected him to yell at me, or something like that. But he did something completely different. He took my arm gently, and guided me out of the Rockery, and to a swinging bench under the cherry trees. I rocked softly, back and forth, rhythmically.
"Are you okay?" Alexander asked.
Alexander put his arm around me. I tried to shake it off, but he held on.
"Get off!" I said.
His arm retracted slightly, but didn't leave my arm.
Alexander smiled. "Why?"
"Because it's weird."
Alexander laughed, and his other hand touched my face, and he pulled me towards him. I pulled back, but he still didn't let go.
"What's wrong with you?" I shouted, and ran off, my face red. He tried to follow me, but no luck. I ran up the hill at the other side of the grounds and climbed the tall pine there. I was hidden in the needles.