He knew his cares for her would never be enough to fix their relationship, but as her crystal blue eyes dripped onto the hallway outside his door he felt hope gash it's way in.
Her head rests gently on his heart as his shirt finally dries from her tears.
As he lays there all that goes through his mind is the silent screaming of the word stop as he feels his heart give into wanting to take away her pain deeper and deeper.
The thundering of her heart rolls in and out through his ears. The wound of hope burrows deep in his subconscious. He held his daughter as if letting go would cause them both to crumble.