The water sloshed around her. It soaked into her pores and washed away her heavy tears. Every sob that wracked her body only fed into the water's waves. As she paddled her feet, the water pushed over the edges. She choked on breaths. Her hands clutched at her bare breasts, hugging her close, and attempting to mimic how he held her. If she could only remember his touch clearly than maybe, just maybe, she could breathe again. No breath left her steadily. Every movement was a choked sob. It began in her belly, ripping from her lungs, and she gasped loudly with aching sobs. A life without him was no life at all.

How could he leave her?