... Everything seemed to slow down after the first roll.
I could hear the crunch of metal and glass against the pavement, and watched as various small items flew about in the cabin of the car, but it all seemed vaguely distant, muted somehow.
I watched the scene play out in front of me, watched through the windshield as the car lifted off the ground, the world tilting about outside at crazy angles.
I felt the car shudder as it slammed into the first tree, the front bumper tearing away from the impact, while the car continued on its way down the road.
My grip loosened on the steering wheel then, and I closed my eyes.
On the second roll, nothing seemed to matter anymore. I stepped forward, the moist soil cool against the soles of my feet, and walked towards the fading light of the setting sun...
... The gentle swish of the tall grass against my bare legs, the feel of the damp ground between my toes, the warmth of the summer sun, bathing the entire area in an almost surreal glow...
on some level, I knew that none of it was real.
But as I looked across the way and saw her sitting amongst the growth, smiling that tender smile that I had grown so accustomed to, that I missed ever so much, I felt my heart skip a beat.
I proceeded towards her, the memory of reality fading away as that feeling inside grew and grew in intensity, threatening to-