I look into her eyes.
"You know why I do this."
No emotion flickers behind those beautiful grey eyes, and my heart breaks for what is, for what was and for what might have been.
On an impulse I reach out and I grab her hands.
She nods again.
Still I see nothing behind her eyes and so I let go- her hands falling limply to her sides. I fake a smile.
"Then it is settled."
She nods a third time.
I turn away from her and head up the gangplank.
I dare not look back.
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