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05 February 2007 @ 12:06 am
[Active Thread] [Aan, Kotaru, Saka, Toph]  
She breathes out, and in, making sure that yes, she’s breathing. There is warmth – arms around her shoulders and warm fur against her back and she curls into it wishing that it would consume her and drive back the cold that hovers there on the edges of her being.

“Kotaru,” she whispers. She doesn’t have to open her eyes to know it’s him there beside her. She knows it, expects it, and that’s what counts. “Kotaru. What… what happened? I know I… I died. But what happened after?”

The silence seems to press in all around her, trying to drag her back down into the darkness. She reaches out to touch Kotaru’s arm – an anchor if one will, and the darkness fades slightly. She’s here, she’s alive.

They’re here, they’re alive.

And that’s what counts.