— FLASHBACK —
Echo sat at the dining table and pulled his notebook from his bag. He flicked through the pages and rolled his eyes at the amount of homework he had been assignment for that night. He picked up his pencil and began to answer the questions that he didn’t need his textbook for and glanced down at Lucy, playing happily with her doll on the floor.
When he had answered all the questions he turned, removing his textbook from his bag and smiling at Lucy.
Echo: Nearly done, Missy!
He turned back to his homework and flipped his textbook to the appropriate page, skimming it for the answers to the questions. He quickly scribbled the words in and threw both books back into his bag.
Echo: Alright, Lu, lets…. Lucy! Lucy?!
Echo watched as Lucy climbed the large play frame outside and began to run towards her. How did she get out there, the doors are always locked! As if in slow motion he watched her little foot miss the next step of the ladder. He tried to run faster, but it was useless. The thud rang in his ears as her tiny body hit the ground.