Facing the Worst

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“You’re overthinking again.”

“I’m not!”

“Babe, for real. This isn’t that hard. I love you and I’m going to be here for you for as long as you need.”

“I don’t want you to watch me get sicker and sicker. You have your own life to live.” Her eyes were filled with tears and he felt his own fill up in return. He was scared. He couldn’t lie… But he definitely wasn’t going anywhere.

“I’m staying by your side because to do anything else would be more painful than I could bear. I’m not leaving and frankly, you’re too weak to make me, so deal with it.”

She opened her mouth as if to protest but she never got there. She slumped forward, sobbing and he engulfed her in his arms.

“Oh, Darling. I’m scared too but we’ll face this together, ok?” She nodded into his shoulder and he kissed her head. Whatever the future held, he would be there.

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