Usually, yeah. *gulps a bit, before laughing feeling dumb for getting sad over the past.* B-but even if they disappear, and you’re sad and stuff… They’ll still be around in a way, and plus you still have lots of people who love you that aren’t your parents. That’s why even when I leave, I’ll always come back, I still have people who I love and love me very much, even if they’re not all my family, they’re still very important to me.
That’s true. Hmmm… I guess we’re just special then.
… [he swallows thickly, hugging a bit tighter to Roma—making sure he’s real—before responding, equally nervous.] Y—yeah. I’ve had people disappear before. Some of them came back. Some of them… [he pauses, thinking of Raivis.] …I’m still waiting for some of them. But that’s okay. Because I know that my mommy and my daddy and Laoshee and bahbah all love me so so so much and stuff…and all my other mamas and papas, too. And that’s what’s important.]
[he giggles at that] …yeah, we’re special. Real special.
…do you wanna go to sleep together? Just for tonight? We can cuddle an’ stuff.
Right. *nods, smiling softly*
Sure, it’s already really late. I don’t mind sleeping with you and stuff. *lays down on the bed, yawning a bit*
[he cuddles next to the other—in the blanket fort—he closes his eyes]
Yeah. Sleep tight, Roma. [he reaches out to squeeze his hand] …I’ll be waiting right here and we’ll wake up together, right?