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She reached out her hand; he grasped it. It wasn’t often Kathryn allowed anyone to see her vulnerability. Her trust a precious gift to him and he returned it with the steady grasp and a sad smile.
A joke about carpets when she stood, her eyes pleading with him for more; he silently willed her his strength. A crooked smile, one last squeeze of his hand.
“Come back to me.” His whispered, unsure if she had even heard him.
The lift closing she smiled, her eyes holding tightly to his the slight nod of her head, a promise to hold.