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When I was young, I came across a stream in the forest. I could see the pebbles below, a few fish in the lazy swim against the current, and the sun dazzling off the shallow, dancing waters. It was not so deep I could not cross, but my shoes were new. My mother would have a fit if I got them wet.
On the other shore was a boy. My own age, but far taller, a fey sort. I wanted to meet him, but I could not cross. We wandered the beach till we saw some logs that had fallen in the last storm. We worked together, from both sides, to build a bridge, and I ran across it to meet him.
When I say some people shine brightly, I do not mean they have spots of too-bright light upon their foreheads, or flashlights in their hands. I mean that when others stood beside this boy they were candles to the sun, I didn't notice other people for the light I was bathed in from him. And he was an artist. A true one. Every one of us has fancied ourselves creative from time to time; a sketch here, florid prose there
The end, basically. One last letter to the Emperor.
Dawn was fast approaching. The air was already lighter, the sound of the falls washed through the little room like a gentle balm over the soul of the girl within. She knew. The words set her trembling.
There were discussions, debates over her future. Where she would end up. Who would train her, take her under their wing. She wanted nothing to do with them. I'll never see his face again. The thought evoked a gasp, quick and pained. She didn't need to see it, knew every line and mark of his face. But she wished for it.
She made her decision. There was only one way out of this, only one way to set him free. It was the last thing she could give him. She shut her eyes to squeeze out the tears. There was pain, in the pit of her stomach, but she ignored it. A pen and paper, and she stared stupidly at it. How do you say goodbye? How do you tell someone that you're going away, forever, because it's the only way to se
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