Oh, you’re never really dead to me
And maybe that’s the mystery of ours.
I used to think when you were gone
I would still hear voices in the halls…
She loved the floor-to-ceiling windows in the old cottage. They had such an amazing view to wake up to every morning that she hardly noticed the sun in her eyes as soon as it rose. He hated it, but he loved her, and so, every morning, he woke up half-blind with a smile on his face. He loved her so much, and it was so worth it.
Then, one day he left her. He left her in the sort of sudden and unexpected way that stole the air from her lungs and made her chest ache. At night, she called out to him. By morning, she had freed herself from the confines of her blanket and was usually covered in a thin sheen of cold sweat.
Sometimes, on those less sunny days–those days when even Mother Nature herself seemed to be dealing with a soul-crushing heartbreak, she found herself leaning against the window, staring out over the landscape. Her eyes would flutter closed, and she’d take a deep breath, and the house would fill with soft laughter and silly conversation again. Whispered, “I love yous,” would bounce off the walls, as real and as true as though he was standing beside her, lips pressed to her ear.
Times like those, she swore she could feel his breath on her neck, and her heart would beat a little faster in her chest, fluttering in the same way it used to when he’d wrap his arms around her.
Sometimes, she’d even reply. Never anything more than a simple, “I love you, too,” or “I miss you,” because she knew, as hard as it was, when she opened her eyes again, he wouldn’t be there…
At least not in the way she wished he could be.
[Hands][Slink][AvEnhance Hands (Elegant)]
[Eyes]IKON][Sunrise Eyes (Azure Light)]
[Face][Madrid Solo][Hustle (Blush, Moles, Freckles)]
[Lips][Zibska][Plias Lips #4]
[Dress][[ZanzE] @ Designer Showcase][Patsy Pencil Dress (Blues HUD)]
[Shoes][Slipper Originals @ REVAMPED][Studded Sandals]
[Jewelry][RealEvil Industries][Brooklyn Set – Ring, Necklace, Bracelet]
[Location][Gates of Melancholy]
[Inspiration Tune][Neon Trees – Voices in the Halls]