7 On the other side of that hole in the wall, Isaac was startled to see another eye, pale blue flecked with amber.
2 Leah paused and gazed into Isaac.
3 Without thought, she stood up, then walked to the north gate.
4 There she took three steps forward into the park and headed to the location of the hole in the wall.
5 Isaac sat, his back to the bricks, and motioned for her to sit next to him on the earth.
6 And she did sit.
7 And they both watched the distant birds hover in the center.
8 And for some time neither said a word.
9 At last Isaac asked her why she wasn’t at the celebration.
10 Leah responded, Birthdays have a way of dividing my existence.
11 Perhaps this year you will multiply in the substance of dreams,—Isaac said quietly.
12 Today is my eighteenth birthday, Leah said.
13 Mine as well.
14 They sat motionless as the sun began to fall to their right and reflected on what they both awaited: the garden at night—Eden and its unknown holdings under darkness.