As she walked to the end of the wooden boards, the stars spoke to her. She sat gracefully and snuggled up against his warm and welcoming body. Every inch of his body sensed her presence, as he opened his arms to her.
“I came to give you an answer,” she said, “I will.”
As was his want, he answered with a delightful laugh – the laugh that turned her heart to him when they first met. What a future they would share.
Everything was gorgeous, exactly as weddings should be. Grand proclamations were made to the bride and groom. And he laughed as she giggled at the perfect wedding for a perfect couple.
But time was not a friend to the newly-weds. Bills stacked up, children were born, careers were cut short. Time was too short. Activities had to be dropped. The ones that had brought the laughter were the first to go.
Defeat was written on their faces.
Now embittered, alone, and disillusioned she looks at the laughing stars longing to hear his laugh again. A lifetime of laughter could have saved them all, but alas, life is never a lifetime of laughter.
Thanks, M., for the prompts. As you see I have covered the prompts for three days. It was fun. https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2019/01/01/january-writing-prompts-2/
- A lifetime of laughter could have saved them all.
- As she walked to the end of the wooden boards, the stars spoke to her.
- Every inch of his body sensed her presence.
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