disclaimer : I do not own Hotarubi no Mori e.
Without knowing it, my every season, every day, every second had faded into summers.
It was the best feeling in the world knowing that whenever I came, Gin would always be here waiting for me and we could have all the times in this world for ourselves, together and forever.
There were times when I fell. I slipped. I tumbled and Gin could do nothing. Everytime I felt hurt all over and I didn't understand it but that feeling was never completely gone away. It was okay though because I knew I had Gin beside me. Somehow that was more than enough for me even though when I looked up at the sky, the sun was so bright my eyes started to blur by my own tears.
Now I was standing alone at the same place we had always met clinging onto his mask like it could disappear into thin air, like it could disappear into the glow of green — like him.
Nobody knew but Gin was already gone and a part of me was taken away.
As I looked around, I couldn't stop my tears from rolling down and finally I realized. It wasn't from the moment he disappeared. With Gin, my heart ached all along but it never mattered to me because every single moment, every laugh, every smile, every memory of happiness we shared was more precious than that.
Maybe it was happened by chance. Maybe it was fated. Maybe it was too hard for a six-year-old girl to understand such a thing but ever since I met Gin, I knew my life had found its purpose and even if I could, I wouldn't change any of that.
So I smiled even though I cried and I lived on because he was still here in my heart and somehow that was enough.