In My Arms
“T-There was moments d-during all this t-t-that I truly thought I-I-I’d m-make it back. I r-risked everything and anything, b-b-but…” he stammers as he looks towards the ground in awkward fashion.
She grips his hands tightly and squeezes them. “But you did, you did make it back.” she says as tears cascade down her cheeks.
He smiles faintly, “I-I-I did, did…” he says as he falls helplessly into her arms. Her eyes widen with terror as his flesh dissolves away until she is left cradling that remains of the man she loved, and her tears splash against the cold metal.