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I slammed the door behind me. I didn’t have enough energy left for another fight. I don’t know how much longer I can keep this relationship up. I walked straight out eyes on the horizon ahead of me. I left the porch light off behind me. It seemed like a waste of time and effort to turn it on. Turning it on might have eased some tensions, but how could it? It is only a light. I could see ahead of myself, I didn’t need it. The light of day was beginning to fade. The reflection on the water inched closer and closer to its actual self. A wave rose, erasing the reflection for a moment, revealing its similar figure once again, slightly shaken. My feet made contact with the sand. Shoes were not needed anymore. I kept heading forward as if there weren't an endless stretch of water ahead of me, stopped only by the sharp embrace of the next crashing wave. I saw a group of shells arranged in a star formation. I bent down and picked one up. “What are you doing?” It came from behind me. My head turned. “Oh, I’m sorry.” I placed the shell back quickly and carefully as if it were never moved. “Why are you sorry?” “I’m.. Not sure.. I thought--” “Well what are you doing?” “I was just looking at this star.” “Why?” “I don’t know.” “Why are you down here?” “I don’t have a good answer for that.” “You don’t have an answer for much do you?” “Who are you?” “I’m afraid I don’t have a good answer for that.” The response startled me a little but I let it go. His eyes were traced off into the distance. The images in the reflection kissed just lightly, then became one. “Why are you down here?’” “I’m here to wake up.” “Wake up?” “Yes.” “How can you be waking up? It’s almost dark.” “I like the dark, I like the night.” “Is that why you made the s... ... middle of paper ... ... changes?” “Do you want to find out?” “You tell me.” He chuckled at my apparent mockery of him. “I cannot tell you this.” “Do you think it will be worth it? Waiting for a change?” “A change can always come.” “And if it doesn’t?” “Then enjoy the ride!” I saw his teeth for the first time. I felt eased. I felt like I was dueling this out with myself. We sat there and watched the sun set. Slowly the oval thinned. It felt like an eternity watching the last slivers slip away into the night. The last speck of light clinged to the horizon...then it vanished. “Does everything really get better at night?” There was no one there. I looked all around me. Nothing. All I could here was his echo ringing through my head: “You tell me.” I stood up, turned around and looked through the darkness of the freshly awakened night for the porch that I had abandoned. I could see the light.
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