It was easy for him to leave. After all he never made any promises. Why did his heart feel heavy? Why was he not able to sleep then?
He wanted to be carefree. Not to be entrusted with anyone’s hearts. Why couldn’t he break this one now?
He realised he was in love. He returned to the spot where he had left her. She loved him. She would be waiting. He knew that.
There was no sign of her. The rose bush had died. The trees were barren. There was snow all around. He kicked the snow in anger.
His foot hit something soft & the thing rolled gently. Curious & wanting to have something to do to forget about her, he started shoveling the snow with his bare hands. He was right. She was waiting. But her breath had left.