Lonely LullabyHe stood outside the door, mind numb. How could everything around him have crashed when he wasn't looking? He had always been so careful and protective. How could this have happened?
Just on the other side of the door there laid a woman. A woman he had known far too long, and had gotten far too complicated with. To say that this last week was what was for the best was a lie. And what had he gotten out of it? Freedom? Pride? Power?
None of those things mattered at the moment.
And none of those things would matter in the future regarding her.
His voice was caught in his throat, bunched in a ball of emotion that he knew would surface sooner or later. It would be too painful to keep bound away forever, let alone for the next fifteen minutes of his life.
Even though her family had said that everything had been an accident, and that once it had happened there was no way the doctors could have saved her. The piece of metal going through her ch