“I don’t want to leave you Julie.
“I know love, but you have to. The Earth needs you, we all need you.”
“But what if I don’t come back?”
“Then know I will forever be proud of you and your sacrifice. I love you Michael.”
“I love you too.” He wrapped her in his arms and kissed her breathless.
A shrill beeping filled the clear blue sky,
“It’s time,” he said kissing her one last time and stepping back.
“I love you.”
Michael stepped onto the ship and waved, “I love you too.”
Tears filled Julie’s eyes as she stepped back from the pod. She waved up to his smiling face in the window before turning and walking away. She wove her fingers together and placed them over her belly,...
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