He stood at the kitchen window watching the snow fall. The world always seemed perfect after a snowstorm; no trace of imperfection or injury. He wondered if his life could ever be like that, even after everything he'd done.

A quiet footstep and a touch brought him out of his reverie. He turned to see his pregnant wife at his side, her dark hair framing the gentle smile he adored.

"Come back to bed, Jack."

Snuggled with her, he fell asleep with a smile on his face. The sight of snow gave him hope, and now, so did the future.