HlI watch Ethan try to connect the dots in his head, And suddenly his face falls into a sad smile. "Oh, " he says. And that's all. I walk over to him, my bare feet sinking into the sand as I trudge along. He's grinning at me now, but it's not the usual plastered-on smile he usually has. This one is somehow more authentic. When I'm within a few feet of him, he holds his arms out. "You're going to be such a good leader, " he says. "I'm so proud of you, Five." I embrace Ethan. His arms fold around me as he pats me on the back. He lets out a long, slow sigh and then starts to say something. I cut him off before he can get the words out. I can't stand to hear him say another thing. "Ethan, I'm really sorry about this. But it's for the best." I can feel his body clench as the blade slips out of my forearm sheath and into his back. It slides between his ribs-a lucky shot- then retracts back into my hoodie sleeve. It's over in an instant. I step away from him. He stands frozen, probably in shock. There's a deep spot of read blooming across the right side of his chest where the blade must have broken the skin. Blood drops down from the hidden wrist sheath, running over my right hand before falling from my fingertips to the sand. "It's over, " I murmur, more to myself than to Ethan. He's probably not paying much attention to what I have to say. Tears are welling in his good eye, but I don't know if they're for me or for himself. He blinks once and then falls to the beach with a soft thud.
hli quoteswatch quotesethan quotesconnect quotesdots quoteshead quotessuddenly quotesface quotesfalls quotessad quotessmile quoteswalk quotesbare quotesfeet quotessinking quotessand quotestrudge quotesgrinning quotesusual quotesplasteredon quotessmile quotesauthentic quotesholds quotesarms quotesgood quotesleader quotesproud quotesembrace quotesethan quotesfold quotespats quotesback quoteslets quoteslong quotesslow quotessigh quotesstarts quotescut quoteswords quotesstand quoteshear quotesthing quotesethan quotesfeel quotesbody quotesclench quotesblade quotesslips quotesforearm quotessheath quotesslides quotesribsa quoteslucky quotesshot quotesretracts quotesback quoteshoodie quotessleeve quotesinstant quotesstep quotesstands quotesfrozen quotesshock quotesdeep quotesspot quotesread quotesblooming quotesside quoteschest quotesbroken quotesskin quotesblood quotesdrops quoteshidden quoteswrist quotessheath quotesrunning quoteshand quotesfalling quotesfingertips quotessand quotesmurmur quotespaying quotesattention quotestears quoteswelling quoteseye quotesblinks quotesbeach quotessoft quotesthud quotes
APAPittacus Lore Quotes. (n.d.). Jar of Quotes. Retrieved , from JarofQuotes.com Web site: https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=hli-watch-ethan-try-to-connect-dots-in-his-head-and-suddenly-his-face-falls-into-sad-smile-oh-he-says-and-thats-all-i-walk-over-to-him-my-bare-feet-sinking-into-sand-as-i-trudge-
ChicagoPittacus Lore Quotes. Jar of Quotes, 2019. https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=hli-watch-ethan-try-to-connect-dots-in-his-head-and-suddenly-his-face-falls-into-sad-smile-oh-he-says-and-thats-all-i-walk-over-to-him-my-bare-feet-sinking-into-sand-as-i-trudge-, accessed .
MLA"Pittacus Lore Quotes." Jar of Quotes, 2019. . https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=hli-watch-ethan-try-to-connect-dots-in-his-head-and-suddenly-his-face-falls-into-sad-smile-oh-he-says-and-thats-all-i-walk-over-to-him-my-bare-feet-sinking-into-sand-as-i-trudge-
I'm so sorry, Henri, " I whisper in his ear. I close my eyes. "I love you. I wouldn't have missed a second of it, either. Not for anything, " I whisper. "I'm going to take you back yet. Somehow I am going to get you back to Lorien. We always joked about it but you were my father, the best father I could have ever asked for. I'll never forget you, not for a minute for as long as I live. I love you, Henri. I always did.
henri quoteswhisper quotesear quotesclose quoteseyes quoteslove quotesmissed quoteswhisper quotesback quoteslorien quotesjoked quotesfather quotesfather quotesasked quotesforget quotesminute quoteslong quoteslive quoteshenri quotes
Images flicker, each one bringing its own sorrow or its own smile. Sometimes both. At the very worst, an impenetrable and sightless black and at best, a happiness so bright that it hurts the eyes to see, coming and going on some unseen projector perpetually turned by an invisible hand. One, then another. The hollow click of the shutter. Now stop. Freeze this frame. Pluck it down and hold it close and be damned by what you see. Henri always said: the price of a memory is the memory if the sorrow it brings.
images quotesflicker quotesbringing quotessorrow quotessmile quotesworst quotesimpenetrable quotessightless quotesblack quoteshappiness quotesbright quoteshurts quoteseyes quotescoming quotesunseen quotesprojector quotesperpetually quotesturned quotesinvisible quoteshand quoteshollow quotesclick quotesshutter quotesstop quotesfreeze quotesframe quotespluck quoteshold quotesclose quotesdamned quoteshenri quotesprice quotesmemory quotesbrings quotes
defined quotesthings quotespast quotespeople quotescontrolled quotesregretmaybe quotesregret quoteshappened quotes