The summer tradition had begun several years ago and was cherished by Todd’s family long before the tragedy occurred. Cyan had sweet memories of summer camps with candles burning until the paraffin gradually melted to the nubs. The elders would vaunt about their yearly achievements and others shared familiar family stories. The children loved the stories about Todd falling in love with Cyan, their beautiful blue-eyed mother. As they mumbled their good nights, Cyan put blankets over the scantily clad children who would nod and fall asleep in tees and shorts.
Those were good years before the accident that started the fire. Todd rushed to bring water from the faucet to extinguish the flames. The strain was too hard for him. Todd had warned her in the early days – those days of koi no Yokan when then knew that love was inevitable – not to fall in love with a man who had such serious heart defect. But words couldn’t stop love. Neither could his death. Nor had that love yet died. Cyan sighed lovingly as she tucked their children – the fruit of their love – into their beds.
WORDLE: cyan, mumble, tragedy, vaunt, paraffin, nod, asleep, faucet, scantily, koi no Yokan, tradition, gradual – Use at least ten words in a story.