I didn't expect to see her again, nor did I expect to be so happy about it. For some reason, it was nice to talk to her. Cleo, that is. She isn't like any of the other girls I've ever met, and I can still remember her first words to me; they replayed through my mind constantly, like a broken record. They were so cold, yet not cold at the same time. It was as if she was trying to be mean to me, but she wasn't all that mean at all. It's kind of cute actually.
“It-It's time to go to your testing.” I had stuttered, must to my distaste. I hate how I stutter, it's one of the most annoying things that I've ever done. I've never been able to stop though. She had gotten out of bed then, and I watched her. She had the prettiest face, but there was something hard in her eyes. She had deep blue eyes, cool as water and as deep as the ocean. They were the most beautiful eyes I had ever seen on anyone.
“I won’t break.” she had said to me, as if it was the simplest thing in the world. Her voice itself was royal, commanding almost. It was as if she was part of some royal group—something I could never hope to be a part of—and she didn't even know it.
“I didn't think you would.” I had said, a bit confused. I didn't think she would break, I wanted to see if she could walk though. Someone told me that she had only half of her bones when she was born, and I had figured that would make it hard for her to walk.
She laugh a bit, her laugh was like hardened bells-sharp and cold, “Then quit watching me like I will. I won’t fall, and I won’t die right on the spot. If I do, then it won’t bother anyone, so don't think anything about it.”
I don't know exactly how to respond to that, I didn't think she would die, and I'm all that sure that I wanted her to. I was watching her-God that makes me sound like a stalker. I was actually trying to see why her eyes were so large. They seemed to take up half her face, making her appear soft-and innocent. I didn't want to take her to the examination room at all, in fact at the time I had wanted to pick her up and run out of the place-to keep her safe from them. But I had to. It was my job to take care of her, to help her to get from one place to the other. And I couldn't go against my job.
I had tried to lie to Cleo. To tell her that she needed to be cold to people, that she needed to get away from there as far as she could, but that she couldn't go with me. That's the biggest lie I've ever told, but I doubt that she saw through it. There's no way she'll follow me now, but I don't know exactly why I don't want her to follow me. Just some distant part of my mind telling me that it'd be too dangerous. Too likely to get her killed, both her and I. But I couldn't, and instead I had finally told her the truth. I didn't plan on escaping, but if I ever did...she actually probably would be a good traveling companion.
After what seemed to be an incredibly awkward walk to the examination room, I decided that I needed to say...