By Elaine Ching
Volume 2 Issue 5
March 28, 2022
Original artwork by Elaine Ching
Sad sarcastic showrunners speak
He keeps her company
Echoes of past moments flood her thoughts
Illustrations of future dreams pitter-patter in the back of her mind
Sounds of nothing but quiet and casualness make up the setting
Brimming with nothing but comfortable, quiet company
Or the calm butterflies that still sit in their stomachs after all this time
Right hand intertwined with his left hand
Eyes looking down at their separate pens and papers
Dabbling in their philosophies as they borrow lessons learned from their other
Imaginative ideas flow from their pens as they use inspiration from real life.
Dutiful loyalty fills them as they sink into this mundane comfortable life
Every moment that they’ve spent with each other is forever burned into their skulls, but not all are brought up
As they let the background noise fade away, they focus on the current moment
So, in tune with each other that they realize they need a break
Exiting their chairs, they walk outside
She grabs his hand as she opens the door, feeling the fresh spring air on her face
Clicking her tongue in acknowledgment, she turns around to joke about the weather
As she turns to where he is, she realizes.
Pretty much everything from her past few hours is gone.
Eventually, she realizes none of it was ever confirmed, especially her bored companion.