It's been five years since we'd been together. Five years, a lifetime in this sleepy little town where nothing ever changes.
And yet, now, everything's upside down. Everything 'schanged, and this time, there is no going back.
A sniffle brings me back to the present, and I blink suddenly. It's like sinking below the water with my eyes wide open. Everything's murky. It takes a minute, but I realise it's tears. I blink, but the suffocating silence doesn't budge.
Claud's room hasn't changed over the years. Director's chair, desk chair, bed, phone. I know there will be snacks somewhere close by. The room's not changed, and it seemed fitting, today after so many years, that we come back here. One last time.