Chapter 6: Confusion
The sun was covered up once again by the white pillowish clouds that hung above the town. Snow began to float down to the already white ground. The curtains of their grandmother's room blew as Elizabeth opened the clear window.
She took a breath of air and kneeled onto the gray carpeted floor.
Little kids were laughing and yelling as they rode their sledds down the nearby hill only a few blocks away. The laughter reminded her of when she was a about seven years old. She would ride down that same hill and have the time of her life. She ventured back into time as she listened to the shrill screams of delight and loud exiting laughter.
Opening her eyes again, she saw a car come by. It was a tanish Honda, which looked very familiar. But she couldn't remember. Part of her was still living in the past; those days of snowball fights and building snowmen.
"Liz? Are you alright?" Melissa said in her high, squeaky voice. "Huh? Oh, hi Melissa."
Elizabeth looked up past Melissa's face to see another person behind her.
"Mike? What are you doing here?" "Erm, I just decided to hang here. Your mom invited me." "Whatever. Thanks Melissa." "I'm gonna go down to Devil's hill with the other kids. I told mom already. I'll be back in an hour."
Melissa squeezed through the gap Mike left for her to exit the room and thundered down the stairs.
Mike walked towards Melissa and leaned against the wall as she turned back took look out the window again.
"So that car was yours. I recognized it." Elizabeth said flatly. "Are you ok, Liz?"
Elizabeth turned and started to play with her wavy blond hair.
"Yeah." "No you aren't Liz. I know you aren't." "Yeah, well I guess you know me better than I know myself." "I guess I do."
The bitterly cold winds blew throught he open window, blowing strands of hair into her face.
Mike slid down the wall and sat next to Liz. He grabbed her hand and held onto it.
"I'm sorry Liz. It...it just happened."
Elizabeth looked into Mikes blue eyes, and tried to resist from getting lost in them again. One single tear started to slide down her left cheek as she watched Mike.
Mike pulled Elizabeth closer to him and gave her a hug.
"I'm sorry." He whispered into her ear.
Elizabeth accepted the hug and hugged him back as she buried her face into his fluffy cotton sweater. She allowed more tears to fall as she looked out the window.
The snow continued to fall lightly to the ground, the sounds of the children still echoing into the room and the cold breeze still blowing Elizabeth's hair gently.