Word Count: 100
Prompt: If you ever
My thanks to akane42me. What fun!
Illya tucked an arm behind his head. “Napoleon, do you count the stars?”
From his own sleeping bag, Napoleon mumbled, “No, why would I do that?”
“When I was a boy, my father told me that when you stop counting stars, that’s the day you start to die.” He looked over at Napoleon. “I’ve never stopped counting, but now I count for both of us.” He smiled up at the moon.
“If you ever decide to stop, let me know.” Napoleon reached out a hand. “I’ll start, because the day I lose you is the day I start to die.”