“Can I ask you something?”
“Sure, but I can make no promises about answering it.”
“Where you came from.. is the night-sky different? I mean.. the stars and such?”
“Yes, it is nothing like the one here.”
He knew better than to dig more, but with what he already knew it means that they were from different galaxies and that meant Derek was far far from his home.
“So you had to learn our night sky then.. or did you just not bother.”
“Nah, it was one of the first things I did learn. I always did like stargazing.”
He tried to imagine how it would be to have to try and learn a completely new night sky, and in many ways, learning to deal with a whole new world.
“How about we head back home?”
“I guess we could.”
“Maybe we meet some spirits on the way.”
“We could always stay here a little longer.”
“It’s never just a little longer with you.”
“You don’t normally complain about that.”
“No, but I also don’t want a certain doctor lady to kill me when you go back.”
Derek just smiled, he knew just all to well she would not be happy with him. She had not been happy about the idea off him going in the first place, but with a bit of persuasion from John she had agreed to the idea as long as he promised not to do stupid things.
“Well come on then, let’s head home. I’d rather not loose another round of weekend visits.”
“No spirits though.”
“Nope.. I am really not quite sure how much I believe they are here.”
“About as much as we believe in mermaids I guess?”
“Just about, but, if it lets us stay here longer, I am happy.”
“I just wonder how long that would be.”
“No idea, I am just going to enjoy every day we get.”
Toshi nodded, it was the best approach after all. Just enjoying the time they had when they had it.
“Stop looking so worried.”
“It’s hard, you look much too tired.”
“Fine, come here then, and we will get some sleep.”
At first he thought it meant something else, but for once Derek meant actual sleep and not something else before. The next morning he woke up early, deciding to get some cleaning done and a shower before Derek woke up. He was mid shower when he suddenly heard Derek’s voice from the bedroom.