The room was dark save for a bright light that shone onto a large slab of meat lay before me on the cold metal table. It’s sheer size baffled me until the man who was lead me came in through the swinging doors behind me.
“She found two dead bodies hidden in the leg. Could you help me autopsy them?”
Her name was just as much a question in my mind. Aware of the significance, there wasn’t a reason her name could have been so clear. Yet, she was there, without a presence, but just the name.
She greeted me warmly with open arms. Our past left behind as just the past. Whether we returned to what we were or moved on to something else, I did not know. All I knew was that I felt completed as I always have felt when we were united as one.
Yet, some was amiss. Her presence was punctuated by a man I detested. A man I knew to be a complete waste of humanity. Whatever relationship she has with him would have been my fault. Whatever rage and jealousy I felt towards her choice would never be justified.
When all was seen and done, she turned to me in comfort and care. Lying in my arms, she spoke.
“I was afraid that you would do something stupid. You have a promise to keep and I still have to take care of my needs”
“Whatever mistakes I made before, I know better now. That’s why I have no right to be angry even if I am right now.”
“I know you are. That’s why I will always be here waiting for you. Always waiting, forever and a day.”
Forever and a day. Sometimes those are words left with an empty feeling. Sometimes, you just have to pick up the phone and ask whether it still holds the same meaning it did when the stars echoed through the night sky and nothing in the world could stand in our way.