There were so many things he wanted to say, but with such little space, he wrote the only things that mattered and lifted his sign into the sky.
She waited across the river with anticipation. The river, though only a mile wide, separated them by an international border.
She looked into the tower viewer, a telescope permanently mounted from her side.
I miss you.
Her eyes began to swell as soon as she read it. Kneeling on the ground, she reached for the marker.
Like him, there was so much she wanted to say, but only one thing remained; the only thing that really mattered.
Come back to me.
2 MONTHS EARLIER
Times were strange. The World Health Organization just announced that VIRUS was a global pandemic. Ben wasn't phased, in fact, he was downright annoyed.
He had flown half way across the world for a meeting, now cancelled, he remains at Orly Airport in France, waiting for his connecting flight.
VIRUS updates monopolized most media. Public response had been chaotic. Rey was beginning to panic. She was worried for her friends back home.
Rey was on scholarship, taking a semester abroad when colleges and universities began to shut down. At Orly Airport, she waits for a flight to be announced to take her home.