221 – Because

“I’m not going to like this, am I?”

“Of course not… but we have to do it anyway.”

“Why?”

“Because.”

“That’s not a reason!”

“It is, when there’s no other alternative.”

“We could always refuse.”

“And then what?”

“I don’t know. Settle down here?”

“You know we can’t.”

“Yes, but that doesn’t mean we can’t TRY. Does it?”

“And what would we do when they catch up with us?”

“We fight! We might win and finally stop running.”

“And if we lose?”

“Then we loose and we die. But we lose and die together, standing our ground.”

“I don’t want you to die.”

“Well… I don’t want to die either… and I don’t want YOU to die. But maybe it’s time to stop running and fight back.”

“And if I don’t want you to die so much that I’d rather keep running to keep them away from you?”

“Oh no you don’t!”

“Please, I love you too much. If you want to stay I’ll go as far away as possible to take them with me. I just want you to be safe and happy.”

“Silly… I don’t care about safe if it means being away from you.”

“I might run forever.”

“Then we’ll run forever, but we’ll run together. Besides, I’m not afraid of your demons.”

“But I am.”

“Just shut up and kiss me. Let me listen to the sea within your arms.”

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