"He's really gone."
"He loved you Maddy, you do know that?"
"He told you that?"
"He didn't have to."
Shannon looked back at Tom, he was right after all, maybe Maddy couldn't see it, but the rest of the world definatly could.
"He's gone!" Maddy sobbed turning to face Shannon before falling onto the sofa in a messy crying heap.
"Maddy…." Shannon started but stopped when Tom gestured towards the door suggesting that they should leave Maddy alone for a while. Shannon understood almost immediately and followed Tom out of the room.
"Rhydian!" Maddy yelled painfully into a cushion. With that she slowly cried herself to sleep.