The pain in her heart is nearly more physical agony than she can bear.

He was the one who held her together.

He gave her hope.

He loved her.

Her hands circle her abdomen.

She doesn't know how to do this on her own. How can she raise his child without it destroying her?

She thinks back to what he said before he left.

"I will always be with you."

She shivers in the cold blackness of the night. Looks up at the stars twinkling above her head. Maybe he's up there, his soul preserved in lights ever luminous.