This is absolutely brilliant.
He could not see her, how good she looked, but he would have appreciated it, I am sure.
The machines beeped and rang and whooshed all around. Everything was moving except for him. He lay so very still, barely breathing.
“Sam, I have to go. I can’t do it. I can’t be the woman who helps you get through all of this.” She sniffed, dabbing at a tear stained cheek with a crumpled up tissue.
I tried not to stare.
Still, I could not take my eyes off of them. It just seemed so wrong. I could have been her, given other circumstances.
She sensed it and looked over, fixing me in her gaze. I coughed uncomfortably, looking…
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