That she would remember him, that she would see him and him alone, was the final thought ringing in his mind as he steered his wheel and crashed into the lamppost.
The concussion killed him, faster than he’d imagined a thousand times before.
A valued friend, a cherished brother was what he had been to her and would remain to be until her time ended. And a valued friend, a cherished brother was what he had never meant to be.
It’d just happened that way.
Light was what she was always yearning for. Light was what he would give her.
With his life.
When they found him, they found him with a contented smile on his lips.
His final wish was granted.
From the day she knew light for the first time till the moment light died from her eyes, all she would ever see was the contented smile he’d left behind.