Thanks for sharing such a moving story. What’s incredible is how you told a powerful, universal tale of love in less than 300 words.
As a reader, the surprise line (to me at least) “but that day hasn’t yet come.” really hit me.
I hope you don’t mind me asking what would happen if the story just ended on that beautiful line. While the final two sentences are a logical conclusion, they pulled me back out of the deeply emotional place you reached at the end of your journey.
It was like a “You had me at hello” moment, if that makes sense.