I hung up and ran to my car. When I got to the hospital I discovered how weak she was. How didn’t I notice?

“Why didn’t you tell me? Why did you hide it from me?” I whispered.

She looked at me and a weak smile came to her pale lips.

“Do you remember when I said that I didn’t want you to suffer another loss? Well I really meant that. I just wanted to spend my last few months with you happily. ”

“You can’t leave.” I said

“The cancer is killing me… I…”

“Don’t…” I interrupted

“I want you to be happy. Somehow I will always be by your side. Never forget that. I love you” She breathed.

“I love you too Ella…” I kissed her forehead.

I sat by her side all night and held her hand. By the time morning came Ella had passed on.

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