I Miss Her
For @tinyturx about Vera Kane I hope you enjoy sweetie!
Abby had noticed that Marcus seemed rather quiet that day. Oh, he gave her his usual smile when their eyes met and it was loving as always but his eyes looked sad, almost looking like he would cry. She felt concerned for him and catching up with Marcus around lunchtime, Abby asked. “Are you alright, Marcus?” Tucking her hand in his, her voice soft and intimate.
“Have I been that obvious?” Marcus murmured, having not wanted to worry anyone with his troubles but he knew Abby would catch on as they shared so much together that she couldn’t have helped noticing.
“Only a little,” causing him to smile briefly. “What’s going on?” Pressing a light kiss on his shoulder to encourage him.
“My mother,” he said quietly. And Abby felt a pang go through her heart. Of course, Vera. “You never talk about her,” she said. Marcus turned around to look at Abby, his brown eyes falling to the ground.
"No-but I haven’t forgotten, I still wish I could-“ with a shuddering breath, "that I could take it back.” He finished, bravely and Abby caressed his cheek; feeling a tear threatening to spill down her face. Regret- how bitter it was and how often did Abby find herself wanting to erase the past, to start over. But they couldn’t, what had happened and all they could do now was turn the page.
“She’d be proud of you,” Abby told him gently. Marcus smiled and laughed a little, exactly how he’d done when she had told him she wouldn’t have gotten caught by Pike, when the former had sentenced Marcus to death for treason. “I miss her, Abby.” He confessed, Abby drew him into her arms and held him. “I know.”