Misty continued down the path, placing one foot carefully in front of the other. Just a few more steps she thought to herself.
She steadied her breathe and continued on.
Finally her foot nestled into the soft yet firm sand. It was warm. She placed her second foot on the sand and smiled to herself, she had made it.
She turned around to Jack, tears were streaming down his face as he watched on.
This was their beach, the place that the had fallen in love in, the place they had vowed to love each other till there dying breaths. It was only right that she had come here.
She continued to walk on, closing her eyes and allowing the sea to speak to her.
This had always been her happy place.
Her legs began to feel tired, but she didn’t want her weaknesses to defeat her, so she carried on until she came to the edge of the sea.
She sat down, allowing the water to brush against her feet.
Jack followed shortly after and sat next to her. He carefully placed the basket that he had been holding next to him and opened it.
He handed Misty a glass and began to pour the bottle of Prosecco that he had packed. His hands shook as he poured the liquid all the way to the rim of the glass.
She smiled at him as she slowly brought the glass to her lips and took a sip.
She looked so peaceful.
He wasn’t ready. He turned around, so that he could wipe away the fresh tears that were beginning to form.
Misty began to hum, it was the same song that she had hummed all those years ago, when they had first met. Her a failed art student and him a tired and lonely banker, both seeking something more. Not knowing that they had sought out their equal pairing.
Misty placed her empty glass next to her and snuggled against Jack’s chest.
He wrapped his arms around her as they sat in silence watching the sun begin its decent, a crimson glow filling the sky.
These were the moments he would remember. The times when they would escape here and dance under the nights sky. Embraced by the twinkling stars. The times they watched the sun set and the times they had watched it rise.
He had never felt more alive when he was here with her and she when she was her with him.
This was their home.
Jack stayed still watching as the sun finally disappeared, long after Misty had taken her final breath.
In the darkness, he carried her up into his arms and walked back into the world.