The rabbit looked like it might be dying. I put my hand on its chest. His little heart was beating fast...
“Just leave it!” Lola shouted.
But I knew this wasn't any rabbit. I was sure I had seen it before...
“You'll get rabies,” she warned, nudging me to go. “Benjamin, come on...”
I began to walk away with Lola. A minute later I heard a loud boom, coming from the area where the rabbit had been. “Lola,” I began to say, but started running as fast as I could back to where we had been with the rabbit. The rabbit was gone.
“Lola!” I called out. “Lola, come see this.”
“Ben, what in the hell am I supposed to be looking at? I don't see anything.”
“You don't see anything...exactly! That rabbit—it looked like it had only three minutes to live. I don't know. It's just weird that it would suddenly disappear like that.”
“Shouldn't we be happy for it, Benjamin? It lived! It gets another few good years of procreating.”
“Yeah, “ I laugh, “You're right,” and give her a winning smile. We walk away together, but I still feel strange.