CH-1

Hey Kevin, I know looks can be deceiving

But I know I saw a light in you

"People could get hurt, you know." I had said to him as I put my hand on his shoulder, trying to convince him to help us find and destroy the gross, sticky mouthed aliens who were clearly a threat to society. I expected him to refuse, considering he never cared about the civilians (remember the train accident he tried to pull off years ago?). Then he looked up into my eyes and I saw something in his dark, obsidian depths. It was a gleam, a light. And not one of mischief like he had as a kid, but it was a ...a .good sparkle, you know, the kind that people have when they are actually concerned about something.

I didn't trust Kevin till that point, but as soon as I saw that glitter, I couldn't help it. My heart was ready to trust him, believe him even as my mind tried to argue to the contrary. But my heart weighed down on my mind, and I found myself trusting him completely. And what else, I even convinced Ben to trust him. All because I saw the light in his eyes that wanted to tell me something, but I didn't know how to read emotions, I had no firsthand experience. And that's what I wanted to do. Understand what that sparkle meant.