I really was becoming quite the expert, going round and round in circles, talking to no one at all.
What the hell was I talking about?
As long as I lived I'd never forgive myself.
Suddenly I felt a strange sensation. It began as a light flutter in my gut, then quickly turned into a hard -cored punch.
Feeling a growing warmth, I whirled around.
Were my eyes deceiving me? Had I caught a glimpse of blue -- it was so subtle.
I stumbled over my tongue, studying my partner. Did I dare believe?
There it was again. Another flash of blue -- then nothing.
Did I dare count on finding such a rare thing, in such a common place world?
Could I believe in miracles?
I wasn't imagining it.
"Y-you're awake. He's-he's awake."
I heard music. I wanted to fly, wanted to dance. I grabbed hold of the nurse. I was stripped of my fear, and hopelessness. In that fleeting second it all slipped away. My mind emptied, and my heart opened.
The nurse left.
I bent down close to him, watching -- silently fascinated.
"Welcome home, buddy."
Starsky smiled, filling my dark shadows with light.