I will never forget you, Lucky. I really don’t want to go, but I don’t have a choice. I can’t be in the same place as him. I can’t see him and not think of him betraying us. Betraying me.
I nodded, trying to memorize her face, her voice, the feel of her hands on my shoulders.
Don’t forget me too, okay? Write me! You have our new address, right?
I nodded again, staring into her eyes. They were shining with tears. I couldn’t help it. I raised my hands and wiped the tears from her cheeks. Lexie took hold of my right hand and rested her cheek on my palm. She had always liked holding my hands. She said they were soft and beautiful.
I will miss you, Lucky. What will I do without you? Oh god, I am making a huge mistake! What will I do in the US?
You will live.
I promise you, Lucky. Nothing will ever change between us. We will still be like this. Forever.
I never was good at talking. So I did what I knew I had to do before she left for good.
I kissed her.