And it all comes tumbling down. Against our wills, without our consent, it all falls apart. Our relationship, gone. Silence becomes our only friend. We're left alone.
It happened with a scream, a bang, a flash of bright lights. She was lying on the floor and we were afraid. She came tumbling down.
I ran to her side. I was so shocked I laughed, laughed so hard and loud that it felt like the paintings on the walls were judging me. I knelt by her side, checked her pulse. Nothing. Nothing. And my world came tumbling down.
I called an ambulance. Or maybe I didn’t. I don't know. I don't remember. All I really remember is regret. Laughter and regret. And then my life came tumbling down.
I told her I hated her. It seemed so easy to say then, but I would give up a thousand lifetimes to take it back. I told her go by herself, follow her stupid dreams to some back alley where she'd get herself killed. And she did. She came tumbling down.
“I’m sorry,” I whisper. And my tears come tumbling down.