LOVE AGAINST THE ODDS
(A Flash Fiction Challenge)
Labored breathing and the machine’s hum breaks the silence. Breath for breath his matches hers as fingers entwine. Lifetime of memories dance about the room; first kisses, that first secret touch, and a promise to love forever. Then comes doubt, a misunderstanding and room for regret to linger between the then and now. Years later, a chance meeting and a love reborn. Now he wonders how he will live without her. Can he live without her? Breath for breath he matches hers, brushing hair from her eyes and breathes in her scent as he sits wrapped in her love.