He told me he could fly to space and walk on Saturn any moment he desired. I believed his silly stories for the sake of comfort they gave me. He said he would take me with him one day. We could watch the people on Earth and laugh with pity at their boring lives. We would never have to go back. We would orbit around the moon and visit Peter Pan in Neverland.

One day, he was gone forever. Some said that on clear nights, they could see him smiling high up in de sky. I still wait for him to come back and every night I stare at the moon and find comfort in the idea that he sees me smiling too.

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A story by @missroos