Jack threw himself into activity. He got up early and ran miles, carefully avoiding the forest, because it felt wrong to be there without Kira by his side. He played soccer after school and started running practice drills with Sam in the evenings. The activity made his heart beat again… and that was good.
It had taken a month, but Jack was now able to smile a real smile, and laugh because he felt like it. He thought, “Maybe in another six months or so, this pain in my chest will ease.” ~ Chapter 61 ~