“Frank turned to look down at me, and he was right there, so close. 

Hi, he said.

I looked up at him. Now that the moment was here, he didn’t feel scary. What would happen would happen, and I couldn’t know or control it. But I was ready for it to begin.

Hey, I said.

In a well-ordered universe I’d able to do this, he said.

And i could hear how nervous he was.  He leaned his head down and kissed me softly, that pulled back, making sure this was okay. I smiled at him.

Then we must be one, I said.

And as the sun rose behind us and he bend his head down to kiss me again, I leaned forward.

Toward him, and to whatever came next”

               -Final chapter from Since you’ve been gone, by morgan matson