Face Like Stone
She thought that when they were reunited, everything would make sense. But now she was more confused than before.
He just kept looking at her in that queer way, saying nothing, showing nothing, but
still somehow seeming like he was hiding nothing.
The darkness around him seemed to swell at her growing anger. She roughly grabbed the window screen to pull it closed.
"Come on Shade, you said no more secrets between us!"
At that his face hardened, showing for just a heartbeat, frustration. He stepped closer to her house, like he'd climb up the short wall to get to her window, but stopped himself.
She scowled and slammed shut the window. The sobs came just barely after the curtains were drawn. She yanked the light off so he wouldn't see her crying through the thin curtain.
When she looked outside again, though the side of the curtain, without actually opening it, he was turning away. And just like last time, when she saw him, she understood nothing.