She knew the expression ‘when your ship had sailed’.
But what to do when it literally had sailed?
She stood watching as he sailed away across the horizon and out of sight forever.
The emptiness was overwhelming, there was nothing for her but to stare at the point of intersection and wonder how all this had happened.
There had been nothing to suggest to her that their relationship was fading in any way. In fact, in her opinion their love making had been better than ever. Never had she felt so fulfilled.
So, when he announced at breakfast he was going home for good she was left speechless.
The silence that followed was as if a screen had been lowered between them and neither knew a way of taking it down. His explanation that his children needed him and his wife was ill didn’t fit with the man she had come to know who despised his abusive wife and felt isolated from his children.
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