"....no....n-no...don't leave...p-please.... don't go.... PAUL!!!!!!!!"
She jolts up in her bed. Tears pour down her flushed face. Our confused character draws the covers near to her beating heart, trying to breathe between the heavy sobs.
Rain patters on her window. She loves rain, but her sobs drown out the sound of it.
"It-it was only just a... A dream! A dream!" She's talking to herself quietly. It's a habit that began only a few months earlier. Her sobs have subsided for the moment. She's nervously running her hands through her hair. "He...he didn't reject me in real life... Not yet..."
Our unknown character is scared to death of being rejected once more. She was an innocent spirit in this darkened world, but one rejection forced her to come out of her shell and hurt.
"Shhh... It's okay... Take it easy girl..."
She rocks back and forth. Her thoughts are racing endlessly. Racing thoughts normally didn't end up well.
"Th-there's still a chance! He doesn't know!" She whispers furiously with a sense of triumph. But all that triumph is masked with pain as she realizes that he probably already does know... Just like-
"No. Don't think back to him. You promised yourself you wouldn't do that. You promised." She growls at herself. A tear slips down her cheek, but she bats it away.
"Jus...just take your emotions easy. Take it easy, Rae... Take it easy." Rae whispers to herself. She twirls a piece of black hair around her finger and sighs.
She falls silent, and the rain patters away at her pounding thoughts once more.