Kanato quickly quieted down from her concern. He couldn’t but feel a tinge of guilt. Ren…you say not to worry…but then that makes me sad and I want to cry too. Had she really been worrying over him for so long? Even now he could see past those bright eyes. Were you sleeping well, Ren? He could only secretly hope she’ll be honest with him. He shook his head and smile and gently pulled the girl into a hug.
“I’m okay…” he whispered into her ear. Gently petting her head, if this could relieve her even a little bit. Please relax, Ren. I can’t relax when you’re like this. He pulled away and held at her at arms length. Look into my eyes, Ren? See I’m okay, I’m smiling, see? “What can I do, to make you happy, my doll? The reason I cry is because I care about you…staying by side even when I’m like this…let me do something that’ll make Ren, smile…”
She was so moved that almost gave him the strongest hug she could ever do. But, instead of that, she merely blushed and stared at him, almost as she couldn’t believe what he was saying.
“But…I…”- she had to wait a few more seconds to put her thoughts on order before speaking again.“I want to be by your side, even with this body, even if you become an old man suddenly, I’d stay by your side. Don’t worry about me, I’m more strong than you think…and I am smiling you see? I can’t help since you are so nice with me.. I’m so helpless, useless…and you still care for me? How can I not smile? .- she was smiling front he bottom of her heart. Why was he so nice to her? “You mean a lot for me, Kanato. Being by your side is the best thing that had happened to me.. so as long as you want to, I’ll be your side, so dry those tears..”
She took a handkerchief from her pocket, dried his tears softly and caressed his cheek. Sometimes she wondered how she could hold back her feelings.. if she could she would spend all day hugging him, brushing his hair, touching his skin…