She stared down in silence at her creations falling onto the diner’s marbled floor.
“Look at this, Tom!” he continued to tease mercilessly as he ripped out one singular page she had been working on.
It had a drawing of a fairy with droopy wings, each scale beautifully detailed and sketched in. There was deep sorrow in a simple drawing that gave Oliver a peek into what she may be going through, and how the journal was an outlet for it,Sam held it up where the girl could not reach it and slowly ripped the artwork in half, severing the graceful fairy’s two wings right across the center. He left the girl with one half of her drawing and ran out of the diner carelessly with the other half, followed by Tommy.The girl’s blue eyes were welling up with tears. She tried to speak to Oliver because she could tell that he was unlike his friends but the words she was looking for did not seem to come to her head. When they finally did, it was too difficult to get them to leave her mouth she only managed to get a tiny sliver of incomprehensible sound to come out. A singular tear drop fell right on the fairy’s wing, leaving a watery trail of ink on the page.“I’m so sorry”, offered Oliver, knowing that those words couldn’t change anything.He took a napkin from the dispenser on the table and gave it to her to wipe her tears. When the girl set the napkin back down on the table, an idea sparked inside of Oliver’s adolescent head.He took the napkin and placed it next to the half drawing that she still had left on the table. Despite the fact he had minimal artistic talent compared to her, he still desired to do something kind for her. Oliver started to draw the other half of the fairy, which for him was unusual and looked more like an rare type of bug.The girl grinned at this thoughtful attempt and let out a joyful giggle, a face he did not know she was capable of. There was a smile and spark of joy in her expression she had clearly not felt in a long while. As a finishing touch, Oliver picked up a straw and dipped it into glass of ice water on the table to his left. He let a drop of ice water fall onto his side of the drawing, so the fairy could be symmetrical. Together, they sat and drew in every last line of their masterpiece, completing the beautiful and weary creature side by side.