May
“Scarly?”
“Yes?”
“Do you love me?”
“More then anyone.”
“OK. Just making sure.”
“OK.”
“I love you Scarly.”
“I love you too May.”
I lean over and kiss her bald head. I look at the monitor which emits a steady beeping sound.
“I got to go May. I’ll come tomorrow.”
Her eyes fill with tears.
“Please don’t leave. What if- I- “
“No. It’s not going to happen. You’re safe here. You’ll be okay.”
Silence.
“OK.”
“OK.”
I walk over to the door.
“I love you Scarly.” May calls out.
“I love you too May.” I glance at her for the last time.
A small tear drops out of her eye.
“Goodbye Scarly.”

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