I stumbled through my appartment door to find Shawna standing there, eagerly awaiting my answer. I didn’t even have enough to energy to speak, I simply began silently sobbing. Shawna quickly embraced me, holding me as tight as she could as I cried on her shoulder.
“Shhh,” she lovingly whispered in my ear. “It’s fine. Everything’s fine. I love you, that’s all that matters. I love you. I love you.”
“I love you too,” I got out despite my now rather violent sobs.
Shawna rubbed my back and kept telling me she loved me. She never let go of me until I had finally calmed down a bit.
“Come on, let’s go sit down.” She put her arm over my shoulders and led me to the couch.
“I don’t think they ever want to see me again,” I mumbled.
Shawna looked me straight in the eye. I gazed at her long, brown hair falling down around her face. “Don’t think about that right now.”
She caressed my cheek, and drew her face in close to mine. She kissed me gently on the lips and suddenly, everything seemed okay.