“Are you sure you have to go?”  Rose asked, trying to fight back her tears.  She knew he would have to leave, to go back home to his wife..and that they were only playing house. 

“I’m sorry babe.”  He said and licked his lips.  "I don’t want to but I have to face the music sooner rather than later, yeah?“  He tried to smile but he could see the hurt on her face.  That was the last thing he wanted to do.

"When will I see you again?”  She asked and looked away, not wanting to make it harder than it already was on him to leave.  She couldn’t stop the feelings of abandonment from welling up inside of her.  

“Just as soon as I can get away again, I promise you..I mean, I can take lunch at work and come over here or you could come visit me..”  He offered and looked away.  

“One last kiss before you go.”  She said and walked over to him, wrapping her arm around his head and into his hair.  "I love you Rory.“