Chapter Five

Her eyes rested finally on the corpse's chest

where a stone necklace hung.

As Douglass looked at her he wanted to tell her that he loved her, and he wanted to tell

her there were scarier and more painful things than Death in this world. That staying around too long was painful. That seeing her in that moment had made it better, for a short while. That the only thing he regretted was her sadness. He needed her to be happy, to be ok. The only thing he could think to do was reach out to her.