Beyond the Wasteland 8Beyond the Wasteland
Chapter 8: Hidden Truths
It took a moment for Effie to register what was going on and another moment later, the kiss had ended. She stared at Haymitch as if seeing him for the first time and he waited for the slap the never came. He wondered if she was too far gone to react regardless of what he did. "Effie?"
"I..." She paused, unsure of what to do or say, her thoughts and feelings in a painful daze.
"Are you still with me?" He had to ask, because he wasn't sure if she was there it if she was living in death.
Effie nodded slowly, "I'll try..."
That was enough, as long as she wasn't giving up entirely, it would be okay, because if she gave up, he wouldn't be able to resist the temptation to give up as well. "I'll be here, now get some rest."
Effie nodded wordlessly and laid her head on his shoulder. She closed her eyes and let a restless sleep take her.
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A few days later, Haymitch had began planning his departure from the island. He assured Effie he w