"One more chapter" ♡
Eyes of a silvery blue fall to her own with surprise — not knowin’ whether to be pleased that she wanted to hear more, or laugh because of what she’d asked him to do in the first place. Leave it to Emily to still be so silly — even in a state of half-slumber. Though It felt strange to be alone with a girl he’d been trying to branch away from in the FEELINGS department, those desires of his ended up boiling back down to square one. It ain’t a friendzone, so to speak, or an unrequited purgatory—
They were just … friends. And that was enough for him. Running his fingers through pools of raven-colored hair ( as she lay on his lap, hoping to hear a daunting tale ), Zapp bit the inside of his mouth — fixating his gaze toward a barren wall.
❝Well… I don’t really have any chapters in my stories, Mary. But I’ll keep goin’, since y’seem so interested in this kid.❞ His voice grew soft towards the end of that sentence, as if remembering something that came to him less than a moment ago.
❝This kid used to belong to someone, y’see. Someone who wanted to bring ‘im into the world, and probably wanted the best for ‘im, too. He’d never know it though, because he never laid a single eye on that person in his life. …He lived knowin’ that the only things tied to ‘im were shadows he’d never see.❞