The Time Traveler
She use to ask me random questions late in the night, while we met up at our old fort.
Each one of us would bring a blanket, and a king size KitKat bar that we would share. As tradition, she'd break off one part of the bar and I'd break the other as we laid there beneath thousands of stars. She said she was like the little Dipper and I was the big Dipper.Where ever there was one, the other was close behind. That's how we were. However, she doesn't remember any of this now. She is just a classmate that the teacher paired up with me for my astrology project."Isn't it strange to think that when you look up at the stars, you are in fact looking into the past?Like to think, some of those stars are actually dead now"She asked while I searched the web for facts about the solar system."Yes, it's like time froze." I say this, even while knowing that for us, time did freeze."If only we could go back in time, now that would be cool." She mutters."Would you? Would you travel back if you could?" I smile as she asked me the one question that has the power to haunt me forever.Little does she know, that I did travel back. In fact I lived this moment a thousand times even though I know I need to let her go. The truth is, because of me she is dead.The only way she can live, is if I erase myself from her. Like the stars she stands directly in front of me, but she's just a mirage from the past.Shes a supernova, but I keep resetting our time so I can selfishly have her longer. She's my star, but in order for her to keep shining I must disappear.So, I went back, and deleted every memory she had of me. In this life her and I never loved, we never laughed, and never laid beneath the stars. We never shared KitKat bars and cuddled in our blankets. We just stayed as strangers. She loved me in another life, but I want her to live, so I won't let her love me this time. She was my star, so I'll make a wish as she shoots across the sky. My wish for her, is that she'd become all that she wanted to be, and that she'd find a lover, who's better than me. One who wouldn't snuff out her light and cause her to die. One that will do more than stare at the night sky with her. But instead one who would always remind her that in a world filled with stars-she was his Galaxy.