My best friends daughter is in love for the first time and brim full of romance and all the angst that goes hand in hand with it! A little twist …
She could feel his hand on the small of her back.
It felt right in a way, like it belonged
Overhead the day was quiet, the sun warm and two silent birds riding the wind as it scampered over the valley
“Em”, he said, “don’t be afraid, I love you”
His voice was low but she felt the words seared on her heart and for a moment there was nothing else
“Em”, he squeezed her hand and she was comforted by the sensuous fingers intertwined with hers, “don’t you see, this way we can be together forever.”
She felt his gaze on her face and glanced up from the ground where a wandering ant had caught her eye as it struggled over the parched earth.
She nodded in assent, her delicate mouth curved in a soft smile
And they stepped off the edge into the void.