Penelope was busily running through a few background checks, the radio humming softly in the back ground loud enough for her bunker to not feel like a tomb, but softly enough that it doesn't interrupt her thought flow.

"Here I stand alone. With this weight upon my heart

And it will not go away. In my head I keep on looking back

Right back to the start. Wondering what it was that made you change"

Penelope stopped as she heard the first few lines of the melody. Admittedly, it hit a little close to home. Her best friend of so many years, the one constant in her life, was a constant no more. He was like a distant memory that she no longer had the liberty of even visiting. He had seemingly vanished from her life, and the person she once knew, was no longer around.

"Well I tried, but I had to draw the line

And still this question keeps on spinning in my mind

What if I had never let you go? Would you be the man I used to know?

If I'd stayed, if you'd tried, if we could only turn back time

But I guess we'll never know"

Was she to blame for where they were at that point in their lives. Had she so easily released him simply because she didn't agree with his life's choices, even if it was seemingly wrong from her point of view, if he was happy, wasn't that enough? Would staying in his life, and standing by him retain the man she had always loved that was no longer to be seen?

"Many roads to take, some to joy, some to heart-ache, anyone can lose their way

And if I said that we could turn it back. Right back to the start

Would you take the chance and make the change?"

Does he even realize he is no longer the same person, and that he had so willingly walked away from the very people who cared about him the most? Whom after he started distancing himself, kept pursuing and begging him to stay, to spend time with them? But everyone has their limits and they all reach theirs eventually. Given the chance, would he take it all back to get them back?

"Do you think how it would have been sometimes

Do you pray that I'd never left your side"

Is it too much to ask that you at least have noticed that I am no longer around, that if you did you would feel the loss that I feel.

"If only we could turn the hands of time

If I could take you back would you still be mine"

Would I take that chance again, and risk the depth of despair I now feel at your absence. Reluctantly the answer would be yes.

"Well I tried, but I had to draw the line

And still this question keeps on spinning in my mind

What if I had never let you go? Would you be the man I used to know?

If I'd stayed, if you'd tried, if we could only turn back time

But I guess we'll never know"

Years have passed, and you have moved on to your new job, and married the girl that I warned you from, moved to another city. We've all moved on with our own lives and from each other. Our time together was such a life time ago, and as memories of you haunt me, it makes me sad that, as the song goes ….

"I guess, we'll never know…"