Me and our hearts were going crazy if none of us would have spoken immediately.
‘By now it’s a our resaponsability take care of Bathuè’ you said and i’ve nodded looking at the little creature, and Bathuè was looking at us with his big black eyes.
From far, behind the counter Bob was looking at us, looking for to be do not notice.
In few istants we were taking decisions very important, while Bathuè was looking at us without do nothing. He just was staring us.
Leaving him there, without nobody who would have take care of him, it would have been no sense.
More we became conscious of this, more inside of us was growing a question. The little Bathuè would been able to exceed the gap between the two worlds?
We have looked at him with this question in our head and our hearts were beating always more fast. We looking at eachother and that gaze we were saying everything what were feeling.
Slowly we had called Bob again, and he back to us. We wanted pay the lunch, but he has denied it to us to make it. He said us ‘For what you have done, the lunch is free!’ and he smiled and caressed Bathuè. We thanked him, and we came out.
I had still my heart in the throat and i couldnt speak. Many emotions were wrapping me. I had just smiled at Bob and i have took the white paws of Bathuè in one of my hands. In the other was holding your hand.
Finally we were walking along the main tree-lined avenue.
It was like we had seen it trought the crooked mirror in our shack.
The buildings in row and the main color of them was mixing with the sky.
We had lifted the eyes up to the sky and eveything was exactly how we had imagined it.
We sighed several time. For a moment we had forgot Bathuè, but the great smiles of the others inhabitants towards us it were made us back to the reality. We were the two people who had brought him back.
Walking along the sidewalk we had noticed one of the alley that was marked on the map for the return to the Parallel World.
We looked at eachother. Each of us, in own pocket, had its little stick.
We wanted back to salute Bob and thank him again, but with great surprise Bathuè spoken and with a mature voice had said us ‘Let’s go!’. We had know he got right. Our guys had waited for us from long time, and they had must be awaken up from their trance state.
You have found another bench along the sidewalk. For a bit we settled ourselves there, and you have checked the map minutely that Big One had give us. And you have nodded, and said us that the alley we had exceeded was that one in which we had must enter.
I was looking at Bathuè with only a question in my head.
Did he know from we came from? He looked at me and he smiled at me sweetly.”