They told me I had to leave her.
They were right.
It doesn’t matter that she’s the first thing I think about every morning, and my last thought before I sleep.
It doesn’t matter that the moment my heart started beating was when I laid it at her feet.
As long as she’s around me, she’s in danger. I have to keep her away, keep her safe, before this storm overtakes us.
The truth is something she cannot know, should never know. Even if that means I’ll never see her again.