>> Sunday, November 9, 2008
A few years ago
"Oh, Green! I missed you!" Elizabeth and Green stood together in the rec room. It was late at night, and most everyone had gone to bed or at the very least their room, giving Elizabeth private time with Green.
She reached over to hug him, to smell his odd musk and coffee beans scent, but he pushed her back. "What're you doing?"
Elizabeth stood still. Her hand burned where he had touched her. "Green, what's going on? You've been acting weird since you got back from break. This isn't funny."
Green's eyebrows furrowed as he stood before her. "What are you talking about?" When no words came out of her mouth and her eyes started to sting, Green brushed past her to head back to his room.
Elizabeth's feet wouldn't move. Her face flushed as the first few tears filled her eyes. Somehow, she wasn't sure how, she was back in her room with her door locked, crying into her hands. The parts of her body where Green had touched her burned with the memory, and she tried her best to wipe away his imaginary touches.
What had happened over break? She had no way of knowing and no one she could ask. Aden had told her exactly what he had done on the farm visiting his family, but he wasn't going to share what Green had done unless she out right asked.
Since Green had returned, he hadn't spoken to her more than a curious "hey" back to any of her greetings. Could he truly have forgotten her? Or was it all a lie?