Chapter 19: All better
[Name] was laying on her stomach on her bed, laughing while playing games with Jack.
She looked over at him, who was still wearing his torn jacket, and looked at his wound which was now just a scar.
"We need to buy you a new jacket, Jack."
Jack shook his head, "Nuh-uh. Sorry, snowflake, jacket stays with me."
[Name] rolled her eyes at Jack, "you've been wearing that torn-up rag for almost five months now! Replace it!"
Jack sighed and rolled over onto his back, dropping the controller. "Aww, but then I can't show off my battle scars." He made playful puppy eyes at her and she sighed, pushing him gently.
"Fine, at least repair it, though."
Jack smiled and sat up, "Wanna go for a walk?"
[Name] looked up at him in shock, it was almost nighttime. Ever since they were attacked, she's been too paranoid to walk outside.
"I... I don't know..."
"Aw, come on."
She sat for a minute deciding, then sighed. "Alright, alright. Fine."
Jack's face brightened up again as be helped her up. [Name] walked downstairs and outside, but stood on her porch for a while, shaking at the darkening sky.
Jack walked out after her, "Don't worry about it, come on." She looked over at him and held her breath as she stepped down, her bare feet hitting the cold pavement.
"Why are you barefoot?" Jack asked as he landed beside her.
"Why are YOU barefoot?" [Name] playfully countered as she began walking.
Jack sighed and snow began to softly fall as they walked along. "Hey, your birthday is soon, right?"
"Right, why?" [Name] looked over at him, bewildered.
"How old are you turning?"
"Eighteen," [Name] smiled in delight at the thought, "Hard to imagine I was only sixteen when I first met you, huh?"
Jack smiled back and whispered to himself quietly, "Good."
"What was that?"
"Nothing, nothing. Want to lay down over there?" Jack pointed over to the middle of the park, where nobody was standing and it was clear of benches and foliage.
"Sure." [Name] smiled as she veered off of the pavement and her feet were greeted by the soft brushing of grass.
She sat down and laid on her back, staring up at the now blackened sky dotted by small white stars.
It was beautiful, she had to admit.
She and Jack laid there for about two hours before her phone began to ring and her mom called her home.
Jack lifted her up on his back and flew her home, walking up to her bedroom and letting her down gently.
[Name] sighed and looked around, until the spotted the clock "one-thirty AM, huh? Time sure does fly."
Jack smiled at her as she yawned, and looked over at her gaming systems. She looked back at Jack mischievously, "Bet I could beat you in a race."
"Oh, you're on."
With that, he jumped on the bed and grabbed the controller, ready to play another game.