Cool fingertips caressed his cheeks as those blue eyes stared through him the way that they always did, and he watched the crimson line of her lips arch into her perfect quiet smile as she swallowed at him. Softly they parted, then closed again, then parted and quivered there in front of him as a soft whisper came from them.
Those raspy words carved themselves into his soul for eternity.
"Please, Desmond. You... promised."
His hand came up to his right eye a moment before he felt the crimson tears that were brimming there overflow, and he caught it easily with his middle and ring finger, not leaving so much as a smear across his eyelid as he blinked away the rest of them. The girl seemed to inquisitive to not catch the look of pain that was etched across his face as he looked at her, intense as it was, but he forced himself to quietly smile anyway.
Every so often there was one... one who was so very... close.
But usually, if he was lucky, they were too enamoured with the way that he looked to notice the small details. "Yes, I... I'm just new here, is all..." he said softly, hoping that if she had noticed something that she would think that it was just frustration at his situation that had brought on his emotion and not something else...