"The moment the McMurray's vows and rings were exchanged and the uproarious applause died down, Holly saw Simon slip away and run out the back door of the church. His shoes clicked upon the cobbles, and with concern, she followed him outside. She found him sitting upon the stone steps, fiddling with his oxygen tube. As she had grown used to, Holly sat beside him, and without warning, he turned and threw his arms around her. They were slender and cool and they held her tightly to the thin chest that lay just beneath the pressed black fabric of his suit.
"Simon!" she cried out in surprise as she held him, too."What's wrong?"
He shook his head into her shoulder. "I'm so sorry, Holly."
"What on earth for?"
"I'm sorry I won't live long enough to marry you like that," he murmured. "I'm sorry."
listened to Autumn Leaves
by Ed Sheeran.
art, writing, characters (c) me