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Arthur braided his wife's white hair and listened to her shallow breath. She looked at him and gave him a weak smile.

“You are as beautiful now as ever,” he said.

Jean squeezed his hand. Arthur squeezed back.

She closed her eyes and breathed her last. Arthur blinked back tears, lost in memories of happiness and sorrow.

“I'm lost without you,” he whispered.

She didn't move.

“End game” said Arthur.

Arthur and Jean blinked as the room came back into focus. Jean smiled at him.

“Perhaps we should start again,” she said.

Arthur clicked restart and the game started over.

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    Tony Spencer over 5 years ago

    Excellent drabble.

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    Horrorshow over 5 years ago

    Well written, Josh.

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    Brandon Sutton over 5 years ago

    I really liked how this drabble was written. It really conveys the emotions of the characters very well.

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    Johnny Wishbone over 5 years ago

    Neatly done. A lot conveyed in very few words. What a Drabble is supposed to be, in fact.

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