He came to her in the cover of night. And as the last remnants of light fade, she knew she shouldn’t let him stay.
“You have to go.”
He looks back at her with beseeching eyes. Silently pleading that she changes her mind.
“No. Don’t look at me like that. I have made up my mind. You have to be strong and brave like a gladiator. You can survive without me.”
She walks away and willed herself to not look back. And as tears glide down her face, she is surprised by the ache in her heart.
Suddenly a piercing cry filled the night. And she realized he is fighting off a group of bullies who think him weak just because he is alone.
She ran as fast as she can to save him but just before she could get to him, it was all over.
True to her advise, he fought off the bullies with a fierceness that only a true gladiator possesses.
She holds him in her arm and hugs him tight.
And as she walks toward her makeshift bed at the corner of the abandoned building, she held on to him like he is the most precious thing in the world. He is hers. Her gladiator.
The above is my post for the Flash! Friday contest.