~ inevitable ~ danisnotonfire ~
Trigger warning: existential related topics
There were stars in the blackened sky. To think, you wouldn’t notice the light from the stars without the help of the darkness. Your hand was being gently caressed by someone else’s. You rest your head on his shoulder.
“It’s so pretty out here at night, Dan.” You tell him, looking across the lit park. There were spotlights created by the street lamps bordering the empty park. Dan pulled you over to a park bench. Just as you sat down, a breeze hit your shoulder. You shivered at the contact. Dan immediately wrapped his arm around you.
“Are you cold?” He asks you concerned.
You shook your head. “Not really, it’s warmer now that your arm is around me.”
Dan smiled. “In that case, you’re welcome.”
You sat together on the bench staring into the distance. You felt the warmth of his arm around your shoulder. You started to think about how one day, Dan’s arms won’t be around you, and how you wouldn’t know when that will happen. It could be the other way around too. You wouldn’t be there to support him, and you couldn’t do anything to warn him. You could disappear any second, and you couldn’t do anything to stop it. It could happen in 70 years, or 7 days. You wouldn’t know. You started to shake and breath heavily.
“(Y/N), are you alright?”
You snapped away from your thoughts and looked at Dan.
“Are you feeling okay, (Y/N)? We can go home if you want.” Dan offers.
“I was just ah, thinking… about life. How death could be so far away, but could be just around the corner, and you wouldn’t know. I could leave you just like that, and I wouldn’t have the chance to say goodbye. It’s just so uncertain.” You shrink into Dan’s side and nestle your head into the crook of his elbow. Dan stroked your arm.
“I sometimes think about that too, but think about it. We need to remember that even though death is inevitable, we need to live our life to the very best. The time spent worrying about death is time wasted. Let’s not think about the future and instead, keep our minds in the present.” Dan suggests.
You smile and reach up to his lips to kiss him. “Let’s live our life to the fullest.” You repeat.