“And then, Paige came into my life, and I felt like I wanted to live again. Sure, I knew I wasn’t in her league or anything. But she made time for me. She cared about me. I know a lot of people thought she was just stringing me along, but they were not there when we were alone. They didn’t hear our conversations. They didn’t know her. I did.”
He reached up and wiped a tear off his cheek that was rolling down it like his heart rolling over the side of a hill.
“I’m sorry, Milton. I really am.”