Old Toy BoxI looked through my attic the other day,
Through pictures of family been and gone.
Old school records and stacks of photos with friends.
Letters that I've read a thousand times...
I'm surprised the ink hadn't faded.
Then I came across a very big box,
And brushed away the cobwebs and dust.
This seemed to be a box I hadn't looked through in years;
I wondered why it was so neglected.
When I opened this box,
And emptied its contents,
I found all my old drawings and sketches.
Some were in colour,
Some in black and white;
All in order of genre and type.
My old friends from so long ago.
My childhood imaginary friends.
I remember promising myself I would never forget them,
But I suppose I had to grow up.
Those characters were my escape route,
To worlds I could only dream up.
It made me sad to see them like this...
Covered in dust and sorely neglected.
Just waiting for the day,
I came back to play,
And go back to the worlds I weaved with them.
Leaving: Part 8Jack looked down, thinking.
He looked so much like Ace when he did that.
"I... I want... they'll miss us, won't they? And... I just... I really want to get to know my dad more, and my friends are all here."
I waited to see if he was going to say more.
"And I really think, mom, that you would be a lot happier staying here."
"Yeah. I really think you would..."
"Final call for London. Final call for London."
I looked at the door, then back at my son, mind buzzing like the voice over the intercom.
Ace sighed, closing the door of his home.
Kenn had gone home with the boys and Tom soon after.
God Father was still crying her eyes out and wasn't in any fit state to drive.
He would take her home later.
Top Hat had gone to tell the kids what had happened, so that left just those two in the room.
"Why did she have to leave?!" God Father said, hugging her knees to her chest.
"Because she wanted to..."
"I think it's stupid! She puts so much blame on herself! I have a go
Leaving: Part 7"Announcement, the British Airways flight to London has now arrived. Passengers will be called out soon."
We all looked up to the ceiling.
"Well... Our flight's here..." I said, trying not to choke as I held back tears.
Jack went to say goodbye to Ace, and I looked at the others.
Top Hat had to pull God Father back to stop her from ripping my head off.
I hugged her anyway, and she sobbed into my shoulder.
"Don't go, Rhi! For god's sake, stay here!"
"I'm sorry, God Father..." I whispered, nodding at Top Hat.
Top Hat pulled God Father back, and I turned, Jack following behind.
"Hey... What about me?" Ace asked, his voice cracking.
I simply waved behind me, not trusting myself to look at him.
A few seconds later, a large hand grabbed my wrist, and I was pulled into a crushing hug.
"Don't you dare go on that flight. I mean it."
"I have to, Ace. It would be better for your family if-"
"You say that Little Spade, but my son is a part of this family, and s
When we die~Some say,
That when we die,
Death will claim us.
With no remorse,
Just cold empty eyes,
And a cruel sharp blade,
To harvest our soul.
That when we die,
We are greeted with Angels.
With the gentleness,
Of the sun on the grass,
And we'll take our place,
On seats made of gold.
That when we die,
We are greeted by Death.
With a smile.
Of an old friend,
That we have missed,
And makes us whole.
Leaving: Part 6Kenn sighed, looking at the clock.
"Where are they...?"
The phone rang, and she rushed to pick it up.
"Kenn?" Tom asked.
"Tom! What's up?" She said cheerily.
"Can I bring Chance and Ethan over? They want to talk to the triplets, and I could really use the help."
"Yes! Come on! They're still not back, and it's been ages..."
"Ok! I'm coming over~" Tom hung up, and Kenn put the phone back happily.
About half an hour later, a knock at the door sent Kenn flying.
"Hi, Tom! Hi kids!" She grinned.
Tom planted a kiss on Kenn's lips and walked in, Ethan and Chance following after and going to find the triplets.
"How are you~?" Kenn asked, grinning.
"I'm fine." Tom smirks. "Now, we'd better look after these kids."
"Look, Rhi, why can't you just see that there was never any problem?" Ace said.
I shifted nervously. "But there is. Can't you see? I can. But then I suppose you'll have forgotten by now..."
Ace looked away, embarrassed.
Top Hat suppressed a scowl. "Look, your place i