Farther than Before
When he turns his back and walks away, he can already feel the distance spread.
He knows that she's staring at him with curious eyes; face set in an expression of wonder, like she knows him but doesn't, like his name is on the tip of her tongue but not actually there.
A darker side of him, the one ready to accept all of this, quietly wonders how deep the distance will become; will she herself soon be far out of sight, out of reach?
Still, he likes to wonder what could have been if he held on to her.
a/n. originally posted at muntiirhythm, 6/24/08.