As the sun sank lower in the sky, heavy with its own light, she reached a hand out to me. She was only three steps away.
I took the first step and thought of us as babies, toddling around on chubby feet. The second step reminded me of our days walking away from each other, when we grew too busy for relationships.
Finally, the third step, as my hand fell into hers, it was my triumphant return. We stepped into our future together.