Hollowed by despair, her silence swept across the room, assailing his intentions like a knife turning in his heart. He wanted nothing more but than for her to feel his touch and know his love. His lungs attempted to keep up with the heavy beating of his heart. Her eyes, devoid of hope.
“My dear, what would you attempt to do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” he asked her in a desperate embrace.
She drew in a deep, exhaustive breath, and answered with hesitation, “Love.”