the once hopeful expression transitions
quickly into an eager one— evident in
the deepening curvature of her lips,
enough to thrive into a cheesy grin.
she pulls away to share her happiness
face to face.
"Okay! Let me get my sunhat first."
( scrawny arms instantaneously wrap
around his neck in passionate embrace,
accompanied by the warmth of her
returned kiss, planted on the apple of
his cheek. )
"Papa! I missed you. You’re always busy."
( the soldiers have, admittedly, failed to
keep her occupied for the duration of
pagan’s absence— but this would be
the only time she complains. )
"I finished all my work. Can we see the
elephants today? Please?”
remember when i cared about my outfits everyday for school
yeah now i just don’t give a shit