Length/Rating: 100 words, PG
Summary: Written Jun. 29th, 2006 for dw100 Challenge #112: Here We Go Again, but revised and updated… because reasons.
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Sometimes they said no.
It happened more often in the beginning, when he was less polished in playing roles and his invitations seemed contrived instead of whimsical. His words held weight back then, seeped in waves of borrowed nightmares.
They said no until he’d learned to lessen the undertow of wars and age that leached past his facades. He was bound to time’s ocean, deep and dark and dangerous, and they left him on the shore.
So he learned to hide, bury his self in shallower seas, and when he asked “Do you wanna come with me?”
She said yes.