Rumor Has It … We're in Love

I am thrilled this category was created. YAY.

Anyway, I am doing a 30-word drabble series on Beau and Sarah from the movie Rumor Has It. I loved them so much and must give them a happy ending haha Kevin Costner's character Beau isn't in the first one but will be debuting soon! lol

1- I'm here

"I still can't believe she's gone," Jeff said as he peered over her shoulder at the computer screen where the words "Obituary of Katharine Richelieu" were typed in bold, black letters.

Sarah nodded. "Me either. She always seemed so much larger than life. I thought honestly she would outlive us all." Her voice was hoarse but her eyes were dry. She had not been able to cry over this loss. Maybe it hadn't really sunk in yet.

"And she passed away in her sleep," Sarah went on. "Grandmother always said she wanted to go out with a big bang."

"You mean like in a hail of gunfire …"

"No, I mean a literal bang. She wanted to die while having fantastic sex – 'what a way to go happy', she used to say."

Jeff smirked. "You can't put that in the obituary."

Sarah sighed. "I know. Truthfully I just don't know what to put in it at all. I can't write this. I wish my tyrannical boss had not given me this assignment!"

Jeff reached out and squeezed her shoulder. "Well I kind of get it. Who knows Katharine better than her loving granddaughter?"

Sarah threw up her hands and pushed herself away from the computer. "I can't do this right now." She pushed past Jeff then, heading for the bedroom.

Jeff called after her. "I'm here, Sarah … if you need me."

Sarah couldn't bring herself to reply as she sunk down onto the bed and curled herself up into a tight ball. If she could just cry about it, maybe she would stop feeling so shitty about everything. But she couldn't. She just couldn't. She missed her grandmother too much and it was times like these when she couldn't help but think about … well, things – or rather, people – she should not.