It was another summer night, and Page and Alli sat in their respective rocking chairs, on the porch of Alli’s old house – her dilapidated hang-out spot, from her high school days, spent with Nealy and Aro. The night sky stretched out before them, like a future full of promise.
Page jumped up, with a sudden enthusiasm, “Get up for a second, will you?”
Alli looked confused, “What? Why?”
“Just stand up. One moment!” Page laughed.
Alli got up. Page grasped her arms and turned Alli around, so that she was standing behind Alli, “Close your eyes!”
“OK?” Alli grinned.
She felt a necklace being placed around her neck, and gasped, opening her eyes, “You shouldn’t have!”
Page had placed a diamond pendant, on a silver chain, around her neck, “See how it shines like the stars, up in the sky? They’re all there for you, Sky Avatar. Always remember that there are still good things, out there, in this world.”
They both looked up at the moon and the canopy of the heavens, from their little wooden porch, floating in space and time.