As those eyes held his, Rex was reminded of how he could never pull from them. Hazel with sprinkles of nutmeg, he used to joke with her yet saying that, they would instantly shift like a gorgeous sea which reflected the clowds above, always slowly changing.
Taking her hands, "I will jump into it. When I left here, something inside me shifted. I'm not sure what, but in time, I started noticing differences. Not in others, but in myself. Soon, I realized when I slept, what was six or seven hours to most would be for me twenty hours or more. I didn't realize it until one day after a brutal day of training... well the next day I was fine. It was as if my rate of time sped up at night, while others had their few hours, I had my many." Hmm, he could see it wasn't making much sense.
"When I left here at 17, I wasn't fully grown yet. I was roughly 5'10". Within a short period of time, I shot up 5 inches. While it's not the wildest thing for a teen to have a growing spurt, mine was within a week. I grew 5 inches in 6 days."
Rex took a sip, his mind and body completely relaxed as he lost himself in that beautiful face before him. Yes angel, he thought... what has been for you a few years has been for me a lifetime away from you.
"I have... somehow learned to control it. I no longer sleep for days. But at times, I do have problems. And I'm afraid at this rate I will continue to age faster and am not sure if I'll last more than another 5-10 years. Three days ago I woke and there were 2 extra lines on my face. I continue to train like crazy, keeping my body in it's best possible form... but what happens when a year or so from now I wake and realize I'm truly an old man?"
Feeling her hands with his... their softness driving him crazy as it did so long ago, he sighed.