She nodded, not moving as the old man took him from her arms. Watching until they started around a corner, she turned back to find him at arms length. She let the silence hang, even though every bit of her was aching to get back.
She raised her head, averting her eyes. “He…” Suddenly loosing her nerve, she took two steps down the road before looking over her shoulder.
“A… Arashi asked me to.”
the link's to my lj, but it's also over in ff.net.