When My Life Changed Ch. 9: In Photo Memory.
Rain walked out of the hospital. Taking the killers hoody out of BEN's arms, she wrapped it around him to keep him warm in the cold winter night. As she walked home, she looked down at BEN, who had been sleeping peacefully, despite having the snow fall on his face, he was tired enough to sleep through it.
She sighed. ".......please don't be upset.......when you awaken....." She said in a quiet voice, trying her best not to wake him up.
When she finally got to the house, she walked in and set BEN on the couch still wrapped up in Jeff's hoody. "Sleep well..." She said, curling up like a dog on the other side of the couch, and fell asleep.
When she awoke the next morning, BEN wasn't there. Only Jeff's hoody was left laid open on the couch. Worried, she ran up the stairs and stopped at the door to Jeff and BEN's room. The door was wide open. Looking slightly around the edge of the door, she looked around the room until her eyes caught sight of the cyber ghost, who was looking at the stack of old photos on the bed that was once Jeff's.
He sat there, motionless as tears fell from his eyes.........but he was smiling. Rain watch silently, making sure BEN didn't see her.
"Oh Jeff, you were always the funny one, everyday, finding new ways to making us laugh. Despite you being a psychotic serial killer, you always had a way of making us happy." He said, smiling as he looked at the pictures. "I'm so sorry........for chasing you. And I hope you know, I'll miss you so much....."
He set down the photos and started to cry again.
Rain couldn't find words, it was all to hard to watch. ".......w-why do your words.......h-have to be so sad!! Why is it when you cry........I feel l-like it's the saddest thing I ever s-seen!!" She said, falling to her knees, crying so hard, you would think that she had just watch someone die right in front of her.
BEN helped Rain up and hugged her. "Having lost the one thing I held so close. Thats what makes my words so sad." He said as they both sat up on his bed. "I just miss him so much......"
"I know, I miss him too. He was like family to me. Ever since I died, you guys were all I had. Now you, are all I have left." She said still crying. BEN put his hand on her shoulder and gave a sad smile. Then he looked up at the sky from the window.
The room was dead quiet, until BEN broke the silence.
"I always needed time on my own."
"I never thought I'd, need you there when I cry."
"And the days feel like years when I'm alone, and the bed where you lie, is made up on your side."
"When you walk away, I count the steps that you take."
"Do you see how much I need you right now!?"
"When your gone, the pieces of my heart are missing you."
"When your gone, the face I came to know is missing too."
"When your gone, the words I need to hear, to always get me through the day, and make it OK."
"I miss yoooooooooou..."
Rain almost broke down in tears again. Not once, had she ever heard BEN sing before, but to hear it for the first time at the right moment, made her take it to heart.
BEN got up and walked back down the stairs leaving Rain up in the room. He turned to walk into the kitchen and.............blood.........everywhere...........was the first thing he saw. It was such a hard thing to look at, so he didn't clean it up, he just left it all there. "God......" he said, walking over to the couch. Picking up Jeff's hoody and sitting down, he watched Rain slowly make her way down the stairs.
"Dear lord, BEN.......how are we ever gonna move on? Rain asked. "Honestly, Rain........I don't know if I can.......ever move on......"