sneaking out of my house, blood running down my leg, scars. going crazy with loneliness and sadness. and it was raining that night. more drizzling than raining. and I was cold, and wet, and I ran all the way up my driveway, past the house, past the court, and the garage, and up to the gate. I thought I would collapse. but then I saw you there standing in the rain, with chris's car behind you. and in the gatelight and the rain, you were the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. and I ran into you, and you held me, and I forgot the hurt. for that, I will always love you.