Gently she sat on the roof of her apartment building, feeling the rough tile underneath her numb fingers. She wished to escape and no longer be lonely as she stared down at the people walking by. Constant change always occurred in her life, and by now she'd grown accustomed to it.
The lonely girl was always forced to move, so she was never able to keep many friends. Even if she was able to overcome her extreme social fears and make friends, she'd end up leaving them.
Her life was spent blending into the crowd, to never be noticed and to stay anonymous.
Slowly she stood from her spot and walked back to the door. She new all the halls by heart, but she wouldn't need to remember them. They were familiar, but always held new things for her to stop and glance at.
Lifeless and dull (e/c) eyes caught glimpses of true life, as a shaky hand played with messy (h/c) locks. But, like always, she carried on and walked down to her door. A gently hand, nearly covered in a frumpy sweater would reach itself out and turn the ice cold knob before she entered and locked the door behind her.
A life in a shell is no life at all, rather boring and very full of day-to-day routines that cycled without a flaw. A few of these days passed silently, time slipping from her loose grasp until a change occurred.
A new school.
Though it would be like any other, going unnoticed by most as she glided through the day. This, in turn, created a new routine the girl would follow, until a few days later.
It was early in the year so gym class was just rearing it's head with a nice game of dodge ball. The girl stood in a corner, trying to blend in as best as she could. Her head slowly turned to glance around just as a red rubber ball crashed into the side of her face, causing her head to smack against the gym wall before her body tumbled to the floor.
A world of darkness greeted her as she fell unconscious.
When her vision began to return she felt her eyes flutter open only to be greeted with a pair of bright baby blues that were full of concern.
"Dude are you okay?" the boy asked as he swallowed thickly. "I-I didn't mean to hit you that hard."
She blinked a few times, letting her still blurry vision adjust to his figure. "Yea..." she murmured softly, unsure of how else to reply.
A smile spread across the young man's face. "That's good." he cheered happily.
A shy smile was all she could give back as the boy continued to stare sweetly at her.
"What's your name?" he asked thoughtfully. "I haven't seen you around."
"I-I'm new here..." she whispered, playing with the hem on the nurse's thin sheet blanket. "My name's _____."
"Well it's nice to meet you, _____!" he exclaimed. "I'm Alfred F. Jones! The Her-" he cut himself off as he scratched the back of his neck. "Well...not so much to you..I mean..I hit you in the face.."
"It's fine, Alfred..." she murmured thoughtfully.
"Oh! How about I make it up to you?" he asked playfully, completely ignoring her response.
"You don't have to.." the shy girl responded as she avoided his eyes that were the exact opposite of her own.
"Come on, I have to..." he whined sweetly. "I'll feel guilty forever if I don't..."
She shook her head softly before letting out a soft sigh. "Okay, what will we do?"
"I'm going to show you how to live!" he smiled excitedly.
A soft smile spread across her face at his enthusiasm. "How?" she pondered.
"Well, you'll get to leave early and...I'll walk you home! So I can skip, then we can go have fun!"
She couldn't believe his outrageous plan but decided to play along. "Okay."
A few moments later she was astonished to be walking down the sidewalk with a boy she'd just met.
"How did you even convince them?" she questioned softly, thoroughly curious.
He let out a chuckle as he glanced over at them. "I'm their favorite student, so they believed me!"
She shook her head again, but this time she heard something very unfamiliar as she did. It was soft and made her think of chimes.
"You have a cute giggle." the blond teased sweetly to her.
She looked at him, a light blush formed on her cheeks and smiled a little. "Th-thanks."
A sudden idea popped into the American's mind and he gently grasped her wrist. "Let's skip your house and go to the carnival!" he offered and pointed off into the distance with a breathtaking smile.
"What are they like?" she asked as more blush formed on her cheeks from him touching her.
"Guess you'll find out won't you?" he laughed and picked her up bridal style. "Because I'm not giving you a choice!"
A squeak escaped her lips as he picked her up and began running towards the direction he had just pointed to.
"But don't worry. They're a lot of fun!"
As soon as he made it to the carnival he set her down and looked around with a child-like glimmer in his baby blue eyes.
She watched him carefully before looking over. Her eyes widened with wonder at the marvelous games and rides. For the first time, in a long time, she felt something and it was almost stunning to her body. A slight tug on her wrist brought her back from her state of shock and her shimmering eyes looked towards her new best friend.
"It looks cool, doesn't it?" he asked with a playful smirk.
All she could do was nod as he began to walk her around the location that was bursting with life.
"So what do you want to do first?" he inquired sweetly.
She raised a hand towards a ride titled "The Octopus". It sat two people snugly and spun around on metal bars that had been shaped and painted to match an octopus.
"Nice choice." he smiled as he pulled her towards the ride.
The man sat them into the seat, knowing well the it would be spinning in mainly the large American's direction considering how much light his companion was. "Have fun." he smiled before lowering the bar and leaving.
Alfred held onto the bar and looked to the nervous girl next to him. "Don't worry." he comforted her and snuck an arm around her, thinking it would make her feel more safe.
The shy girl swallowed thickly as the ride jolted to a start and began to spin. At first the sudden spins scared her but she grew to love them and was soon smiling like she'd never smiled before.
They continued to have fun, ride rides, and win prizes until well into the night.
The light shown brightly as they walked around, calming down from their all day euphoric high.
"There's one last ride..." Alfred smiled as he looked towards the shy girl he'd grown to love.
"What's that?" she asked with an excited smile.
He pointed to the tallest ride there was in the carnival. "The Ferris Wheel..." he murmured in her ear, feeling his own anxiety swell in his throat.
Her smile grew and she looked at him enthusiastically. "Then let's go!"
They both ran towards the ride and quickly got on. America sat next to the sweet girl and held her close.
Patiently he waited until they reached the very top, where the ride paused. "Did you have fun?" he asked.
She nodded and smiled, giving a silent thank you. "I've never felt so happy before."
He smiled and leaned down, gently pressing his lips against her soft cheek. "That's great...but I think it's time you woke up..."
She looked at him with a very confused, and slightly saddened expression.
"Don't look at me like that, _____..." he smiled. "Just promise me that from now on you'll be happy..."
She felt hot tears well in her eyes before she nodded. "I promise..."
He wrapped his arms around her as her vision began to fade to total darkness.
The first thing she noticed as she began to awake was the gentle beeping that echoed through her dull mind as he vision began to clear. Her eyes then glanced around the well lit, white room.
She was in a hospital.