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Purposely, she ran her finger over the edge of chipped mug.




The edge was sharp.  Sharp enough to be used in ways she shouldn't be considering - especially under the watchful eyes of her team of doctors.




Hm. Doctors? The term didn't seem to apply to them. Didn't doctors swear to "do no harm"?  Was keeping her heavily drugged their solution for her healing? Not that it mattered. It certainly didn't matter to her.  She had 38 hours left until she was free. Truly free.




Through the haze, she saw his blurry silhouette moving towards her.  Slowly.  As if he was approaching a wild animal.




Her eyes, like her mind, slipped in and out of focus, but she would recognize that face anywhere.  David.




Silently, he bridged the gap between them.  His eyes were intense, but caring.  His mouth - a straight line, but slightly trembling.  




"I know you sent me away. But I'm here."




She let her head loll to the side, and rested it on her left shoulder. Why couldn't he stop? She wasn't his problem to fix. The darkness would always reign in her life.  If he stayed, his perfect heart would only be swallowed up into the black hole of her existence. She would tell him all these things - all over again, if she could only make her mouth move.




"You know what scares me? Not your demons.  Not your rage.  Not your silence.  The only thing that scares me - is your absence. If you had been successful -"  he reached to gently touch her wrists.  With surprising agility, she yanked her arm away from his touch.




"You can pull away and push against me, but I'm not going anywhere ever again. Walking away from you was the best thing to ever happen to me. You know why?"  He paused, knowing that she was listening and wondering.  "Because I had to feel the emtpiness it created. I would have never known it, until it was too late. Now I know. If you don't exist, neither do I." 




He cautiously raised his open hand to her face.  If it was any closer, it would have lovingly cradled her face. He waited for her to close the distance and make contact.  He held his hand there, patiently. 




She rolled her gaze to the large clock again and made the calculations in her head.  Then she looked back at his face. She could see the unshed tears shimmering in his compassionate eyes.




Tears flowed in a stream down her cheeks as if a dam had broken. She leaned forward slowly and laid her cheek in his warm palm. 




Thirty-seven hours and fourteen minutes.




Then, she would try again.




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Hillary Powers
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"Not your demons, not your rage, not your silence but it is your absence that scares me the most."

Was there ever any true and romantic words said? I'm liking the his David character already.

But I wonder what she meant by being free after 38 hours. Suicide?

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Tiger Lily
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it was the same last line - in both posts.

do you think they meant the same thing in each post?  Curious to see what you see :)

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Praise John
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I really want to know the energy behind the phenomenon we call love and attraction.

Even in the face of rejection it stands Strong's,no willing to give up

Even when hurt,it finds a way to break those barrier's and still look out for the very person that inflicted pain.

" If he stayed, his perfect heart would only be swallowed up into the black hole of her existence"

isnt he swallowed already? She met her demons in David.

"You can pull away and push against me, but I'm not going anywhere ever again. Walking away from you was the best thing to ever happen to me. You know why?" 

the statement alone, she probably has realized she's fighting a loosed battle but she's just not giving up easily

Well 37hrs-14min

I can't wait to know why will happen even if it's glaring

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Tiger Lily
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did you read the first one too @praise?  this was the second one.

I wasn't going to continue it from the first - but decided to :)

let me know what you think?

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Amber Kashif
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I think you should have given the link of first with it. Who missed the part could reach it.

And do we expect 3rd episode of it too?

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Praise John
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Let me go read it asap!!! Ma'am

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Dr Sana
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Hmm dear it nice one, good story Sir thanks for being there

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Amber Kashif
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@drSana Tiger Lily is not sir. She is madam

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Dr Sana
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Dear respectful and according English literature we can say Sir 

So don't get confused 

And thanks for elaborate it dear

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Tiger Lily
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In English, its best to call a woman as M'am :)

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Dr Sana
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Yes dear its very best than rest 

So its done with ma'am

OK Ma'am

And thanks for being there

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Tiger Lily
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Thanks for visiting me!! <3

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Dr Sana
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Its my pleasure ma'am

Your posts are attractive and informative I followed you to being attached to you

Ma'am where are you from?

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Superior Daniel
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Wow, that's absolutely romantic, David knew what he wants and never wish to let go. I still persist cos he has felt with it means to be empty that lonely feeling.

David is indeed a true man with patients that don't want to let go. 

But now it's thirty seven hours she still have more time to rethink and try again, cos love is sweet but it requires patients.

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Amber Kashif
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Is it the continuation of last writing or something new? 

It feels like continuation. Entrance of David is new. He appears like a ray of hope and warmth for her.

I am thinking what this sort of observation may help for a particular period of time. It doesn't ensure at all that the person won't commit suicide later on. He is likely to commit suicide as soon as he is out of observation. They need to be treated with love and affection.

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Tiger Lily
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Yes - it wasn't going to be continued... but - then I got a request to continue it :)

Hope you enjoyed it! 

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Tiger Lily
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sorry - I ran out of votes for you today!  but more tomorrow :)

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Amber Kashif
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Same here. I couldn't even upvote your post.

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Amber Kashif
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Yeah! You are leading it towards the happy ending ☺

It is good. The real life is full of sorrows. At least the fiction should spread happiness 

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