cupped her face in both his palms, he brought his face just close enough to plant a parting kiss lightly on her lips. it sent an electrified shock through her. a separation so short yet so sad. he was always keen to take in all her nonsenses. feared escaped her, wondering if she was good enough for him. with a quiet sigh of resignation, she stood under the dimming sky, waving with a smile she fought so hard to put on, strove to look reassuring to him. brushing aside the sadness, she continues to anticipate.