The only sound I could hear was the sound of my heartbeat as the whole world faded around me. I embraced the adrenaline coursing through my veins as I sprinted across the open surroundings. I skidded to a stop, only half remembering that my legs needed to stop moving. I took a shaky breath and steeled myself to what was going to happen next.
"Wait!" I turned, of course he had come after me.
"I have to, it's the only way."
"You don't have to do this, I promise you. We'll find a way to stop them. Please, just don't do this," he was as close to tears and desperation as he could be.
I smiled wistfully as he held out his arms. I took a step towards him and buried my face in his chest, happy again, if only for a brief moment. I tipped my head back to look at him and kissed him, one last time for eternity. I broke the kiss and placed my hand on his face.
"It's better this way. All living things must come to an end."
He looked absolutely heartbroken as I stepped back, but he made no movement to stop me.
That's when I jumped.