Hide and seek used to be my favourite childhood game, so long ago. Hiding was never an issue for me - I'm short. I guess usually the only thing that would give me away was my tendency to giggle whenever I heard footsteps coming directly towards me. Games like Hide and Seek have an air of innocence about them. And once that innocence is stripped away, all that is left is a small child; broken, hurting and craving someone to take the pain away.
I think that's what I do now. Associate that game with him.
Once the past is gone, you can't get it back. You can't get back what someone took from you.
I guess looking forward is the only option.