Paige sat up, sweat soaking her shirt and hair after another nightmare.
“I love you, though. Em, you’ve helped me to become such a better person. Please.” Paige cried out.
Emily was retreating from her like she was on thin air. “We both know that I can’t stay. I love you, too, but I can’t hold you back. I won’t be the person to hold you from the dreams you’ve had forever. Please understand.”
Paige couldn’t run after her. Emily couldn’t, no, wouldn’t come back. It was what was best for everyone involved. At least that was what Emily had to keep telling herself to be able to walk away from Paige. To give her the life she deserved without Emily always holding her back. Always being a remind of those horrible years that Paige suffered, worrying about her girlfriend.
Paige walked home from the spot in the woods they met at. It was close to her house so she didn’t drive.
The lights came out of nowhere. The silhouette was one she knew well though.
“EMILY!” She screamed so loud it threatened to break her chest. “EMILY GET OUT OF THE ROAD!” Paige kept shouting but when Emily turned her head to find Paige and run to her, it was too late. ‘A’ had won this war.
Paige ran her hands through her hair and didn’t bother to stifle the tears and small cries she let out.
“The dream again?” Amelia wrapped an arm around her wife and half picked Paige up and put her in her lap. Softly letting Paige know it was okay to cry when this dream happened.
Some nights were better than others and Paige could handle the feelings and crying on her own. Other nights she needed Amelia’s touch, just to feel her wrapped arm around Paige’s shoulders helped to stop the freeze and heartbreak all over again. The images may never go away but what was stronger, Paige knew, was the love Paige felt still for Emily. So deep between them. Always and forever a bond between souls traveling through time to be together.