This month’s song fic is inspired by Alex and Sierra’s “Little Do You Know”. Here’s the video if you’d like to give it a listen, and here are the lyrics. And heads-up, this is probably going to be pretty short.
“What’s wrong?” Daniel asked. His voice was rough, groggy, as if he’d been pulled back roughly from the soft edge of sleep.
“Nothing,” I mumbled. “Just allergies,” wiping my eyes with the edge of my pillowcase.
I could feel the tension in the air–the sharpness of his disbelief coupled with the fragility of my lie. And for a moment, I thought he’d push the issue and call me on my excuse. I thought that maybe he was finally ready to force himself to talk. It wasn’t like I hadn’t tried. But tonight, unless he was willing, I wasn’t going to bring it up again. You can only bash your head against the same wall so many times before you have to step back and reevaluate your choices.
Instead, he sighed and rolled over while I stared at the ceiling, hot tears rolling into my hair, listening to his breath even out as sleep claimed him. Not everything ended with a bang, I supposed. Some things ended with the weight of our mistakes, pulling us under until we’re drowning, apathy filling our lungs like water.