Sonny & Brenda..."As the leaves change…"

Brenda glared out of the door. She looked out at the bare trees. Their beauty lay scattered on the ground. Out with the old, in with new. She thought about her life, and the present state of it. She looked down at the ring on her left hand. It was a beautiful, but she hated it. She hated what she had become. She had become that woman, the kind she detested. She was somebody's wife. She had given up everything she loved and believed in…for a man. ASEC-gone. She couldn't head an organization like that, when she was married to the mob. The Mob: He respected it. He loved it. It had given him all that he needed…..power. It had become her life….it was his life. He didn't respect her, or her opinion. He respected it. How can someone change so much, and she not see it? Before…..before the words were ever uttered, "I now pronounce you….." She should have noticed it. She should have seen it. And now She felt trapped. She had made a mistake. He was not the love of her life. He was a stranger. The years made him obsessed with power. He needed it….more than her. So many things, so many things…that just couldn't be forgiven. His ex wife….barging in. His children….stay out of it. His love…she didn't feel it. The wind blew, and the leaves fell…..no longer green. A couple of months ago, she was in love. As quickly as the leaves changed, so had her feelings.

"Hey, what are you doing?" Brenda turned to see him standing there. She looked at him, from head to toe.

"Looking at the leaves."

He smiled. "Looking at the leaves?"

"Yes."

"Why?"

"Because, as quickly as they have changed, so have I."

He looked confused. "What do you mean?"

"I don't want to be married to you anymore. I am leaving you. I don't love you, and I don't know you." She walked pass him, he grabbed her arm. She yanked it away from him, with a strength she didn't know she had. "Good bye, Sonny…."