Standing on the edge of the cliff, looking at the rugged rocks far below him breaking the waves since the beginning of time, he remembered.
Her glittering eyes, her flushed cheeks, her bright laughter.
And then the sudden, utter silence as if life itself had missed a heartbeat.
"Severus? Why don't you come inside? It's getting quite chilly." the wind carried her voice towards him.
He smiled and turned around.
How three little words had been able to leave her speechless. How three little words had been able to change his life down to its very core.