And I love you, too—for eternity. Her smile resonated through him. Infinity and back, remember? I’ll be here waiting for you and for whoever else you love. That’s what the other side is. It’s just love.
That mystical spark that had animated her had gone out.And her soul, no longer possessing a viable home, had left with it.
The silence and stillness of death was a void in and of itself, a black hole that sucked everyone and everything around it in; and so powerful was the pull, the lives of others were halted, too, momentarily crippled by the tremendous, contagious force.Trez put his face down on the exam table and released the two hands that had sustained him, hers and his brother’s. Then he wrapped his arms around his love, and he wept over her with such grief that glass exploded all around the room, the doors of the steel cabinets splintering and falling free of their frames, even the screen on the computer and the segments of the medical chandelier above cracking into shards.He had been preparing himself for this terrible moment ever since he had found her outside of the Sanctuary’s cemetery, subconsciously bracing himself, trying on the grief as one would test how hot a stove burner was or how toxic a smell.
The reality was indescribably worse than he had predicted even in his most pessimistic moments.In reality, he was just another piece of glass in the room.
Utterly shattered, beyond repair.
Well, now he knew what it was like to see someone you love get mowed down by a car, iAm thought as he watched his brother sob.Varis chuckles. "Get on the owl, Arianna. Time for silliness later."
I try to contain my smile, and he helps me onto Zyra. Riding a giant owl with no harness is about as uncomfortable and hard as one might imagine. I wrap my arms around Varis and hold on tight, as instructed. Yami wraps around my arm and together we take off into the sky.Flying on Zyra is different than flying on a gryphon.
I don't feel like a passenger.I become the air. I am the flight. The bird and I are one, and I feel bliss flow through me.