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April 2009 Malibu CA
The sun begins to set on the horizon and brilliantly cascades over the ocean giving off a purple hue. It’s quiet except for the waves crashing on to the shore below where a man and woman are standing on a balcony above.
“Are you going to be ok?” The man asks staring hesitantly at the woman as her gaze stayed fixed out on the horizon. Her hands resting on the railing
After what seemed like an eternity waiting for her answer she finally speaks
“I just had to do the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life. What do you think?” The woman replies stoically as if the life hand been completely drained from her
The man sighs and taps his finger against his lips in thought for a moment
“You knew the risks. You knew something like this could happen”
The woman slams her hands down on the railing
“Yes! And I was selfish and because of me this happened!….I deserve to suffer…I am responsible and I can never forgive myself for that” the woman begins to cry as the man places a comforting hand on her shoulder. Knowing it would be pointless to argue with her for her blaming herself he gently pulled her towards him
“Come…Let’s go inside….We need to figure out what we are going to do next”
August 2012 Downtown Los Angeles
“I don’t know babe…I really don’t feel like going out tonight it’s late anyway..Plus I have so much work to do here and I don’t want to get behind”
“Tina you are always at the office. You are never home and we don’t get to spend any time together anymore..I’m trying to put in the effort but you aren’t. I want things to go back like they were. Don’t you?”
Tina sighs as she turns from away from her computer screen and glances out the window that overlooks the Los Angeles skyline
“Iris babe..Can we can discuss this when I get home ok. I do want us to get back to where we were and I’m sorry. I will do better.. We will go out tonight ok. But right now I really need to get back to these reports”