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But it hurts too much.
Sun Jan 30, 2011 20:27

Darla wasn't sure how Matt would react to what she'd just told him, but in a moment, he shared his condolences, and she felt like crying again. Then he embraced her, sort of, and she felt the urge to cry come on even stronger. She tried her hardest to suppress it. Even if it was pouring rain out here, she didn't want to just break down and cry in front of him.

Matt was really good at this comforting business. He knew exactly how she felt, and it comforted her completely. She sniffed and leant her head against his shoulder and closed her eyes. Even if they were only acquaintances, Darla needed someone to lean on. Sometimes it was really hard being strong all the time.

It was true. The memories were really all she had of him now. The memories of his throaty laugh, his swaggering walk, his jokes, his interests. Oh Merlin. Darla bit her lip to keep from crying.

Matt asked if she could Apparate back to England to see him, and she shook her head. "Even if I could, I wouldn't want to see him. He's not...all there, mentally." It was heart-breaking. "My brother saw him and told me not to come." The tears were pressing against her eyelids now.

It was going to be really hard to think it wasn't the end of the world. Her world was crumbling to pieces right now, and the rain was washing it all away. "Thank you, Matt," she said suddenly. "I'm glad you were here." She took in a deep, shuddering breath.

  • But feeling is important too.Matt, Thu Jan 27 19:17
    Matt was uncertain about what to say or if Darla even really expected him to say anything. She was silent as well, so he turned his face towards the clouds, feeling the cool rain strike against him... more
    • But it hurts too much. — Darla, Sun Jan 30 20:27
      • Lost on how to reply, Matt just nodded silently. He'd always found it sad how one could die both physically and mentally. It was just another blow to the people they left behind them. He hugged her... more
        • Darla wasn't exactly the type to vent out her problems and troubles to people. It was a sign of weakness, at least in her mind, so she tried to keep it in. It wasn't exactly like she had had many... more
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