One Last Wish
“Jack….” Ashi was held tightly in his arms, closing her eyes as she savored the warm embrace. The moon had risen high into the sky and she could feel her time start to come to a close.
“Let me hold you one last time…” he said softly, his heart twisting in having to say goodbye once again. He got his wish. To see Ashi one more time. It will never be enough, but at least they both got a chance to spend one more day before being separated once again.
They will meet again in another life. Just not this one.
Ashi smiled as she held on tightly back and clung to this warmth and love.
They will meet again.
That was a promise given to them when he made his wish.
It did not make the heart ache any less when she began to fade. They looked into each other’s eyes, never breaking contact as he grasped at her vanishing form and smiled through his tears.
Don’t say goodbye.
Her eyes conveyed this message as the last remnants of her left this plane of existence.
“I will see you again.”
It was a promise.