I could hear my feet hitting the floor while I was running & my own heartbeat in my throat.
The air had a hum about it, I can't explain how surreal it all felt. It was silent all around as though the earth instantly froze & I was the only one moving.
There she lay, cold & lifeless on her bed.
I jumped to her side, and knelt beside her.
My eyes see her & immediately fill with tears, my hands touch her arm, but my brain does not want to begin to formulate the reality of my senses.
I threw my head into her chest.
I kissed her cheek.