I remember you. I remember every tiny detail about you. The lush shade of brown your hair was, the bright blue sparkle mixed into your piercing green eyes. The little dimple that appeared every time you smiled at me, as well as the frown line on your forehead when I disappointed you.
I remember walking with you, hand in hand without a care in the world. Sitting in absolute silence, or physically fighting because you refused to accept that I was stronger than you. I remember laughing louder than I had ever laughed before, not paying attention to who was watching.
I remember laying next to you memorising every detail of your face, your body, even your words.
I remember hugging you tighter than I had ever before, not knowing when I would see you again. Straightening your uniform and being proud that you were going back to protecting us. I can still see me waving goodbye to you as you got onto that bus and left me standing there. You looking through the back window at me and smiling. I remember watching until the bus turned a corner and was no longer visible. Me turning around and beginning to walk home.
Then everything changed.