[ he’s just south of the border to firefly woods! ]
The beach had been a tiresome place and as unenjoyable as any other, but now that he was free from that, he travelled north. There were places to the south and to the east he was yet to explore, but Ezekiel’s mind told him to wander freely, rather than to methodically prowl over the valley’s lengths and map out each and every inch of it. He would rather explore than do that.
By now, he had travelled by the burning trees by the beach and much more, but even then, he knew there was so much more to see – there were mountains looming in the north too, but they were far from his goal, as he had promised himself that he would not spend all of his time in the mountains, as much as he adored them. Travelling, it appeared, was his new way of life.
For tonight, though, he reserved himself to watching the stars, just as he had always done with his family. He missed that, certainly, but he knew that being here was a necessary part of his life.
There was very little that Ezekiel was interested in or that could get the man to smile, but as he looked up at the stars as they burnt themselves into the thick darkness that was the night’s sky, his normally cool expression curved into something of a small smile as he watched. It was faint, but it was there, a shadow on his face as he observed the dashed figure above.
Ezekiel’s family had never known the names of the stars, read the stars, or talked nonsense about them, they had simply watched them and enjoyed their presence. He wondered, sometimes, if that was so strange. To simply sit back and admire something for its presence and its beauty, but then again, he so rarely found himself interested.
But no – he was interested. He cared, and he was watching. The shadow of a smile alone told anyone that knew him that, even his family, who so rarely managed even that from him, despite their closeness.
Jan 07, 2018 04:16 PM
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