I stood up and wrapped my arms around myself. Somewhere, something still did not feel right in my mind. I sighed. They still think I'm fully recovered, only I'm emotionally scarred.
I close my eyes and stand outside of the Cave. The moon is shining on my face as I gaze across the harbour. I could have been lost forever. A tear slides down my cheek. A wail slips out of my throat as more tears escape.
"Artemis?" asks a voice softly. I turn around, tears running down my cheeks. "Wally..." I whisper. He walks over to me and puts his arms around me. "It will be okay..." he murmurs, pulling me close to him. I choke back a sob.
There is nothing he can say to comfort me. And he knows that. No one can comfort me. It will take time. Maybe it will never heal.
Wally hugs me tighter and whispers, "You will be okay." I shut my eyes and mumbled, "I want to be alone." I know this hurts him. I feel him flinch when I say it.