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Topic: Enter (02/27/06)
TITLE: Comings and Goings
By The Tornyn
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Letting go of a deep sigh, she began to pace back and forth on the sidewalk outside the dusty church. As the leaves blew across the nearly empty parking lot, she stopped and looked at the sunset as it painted the clouds a soft pink and red. Jesse would have loved it.
The young woman took a deep breath and entered the structure, a fear of rejection stirring in her heart. Everything was the same. She passed the old chair he loved to occupy on Sundays, now littered with flyers and announcements. She could almost hear his voice as she walked deeper down the hallway.
She managed to smile at the torn carpet and peeling wallpaper. Like God, it had not changed. She had. Grief had torn her from her only true Comfort and rage had kept her from returning to what she knew was right.
With a push of a door she found herself in the heart of the church. She slowly walked down the aisle and tentatively knelt in front of a faded wooden cross.
"I am sorry." she whispered, carefully removing the small gold ring which had once meant the world to her. She sat in silence, not sure what she expected. She began to rise when she was stopped. It was hard to feel at first, like a fire eating away at a wet wick but soon her heart erupted with His love and Empathy. She returned to her knees as tears fell down her face.
"I know, You didn't take him from me." she gasped for air in between sobs. "It was just his time. I am sorry I left you" She put her face in her hands and cried in shame. "It won't happen again."
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