SilenceThere was silence. Gazing around, feeling my throat begin to tighten, the meadow had never been quieter. The ever present noise of the stream blurred into nothing, its majestic crystal blue waters darkening, the wind began to fade, the flowers withered into nothing, their colours disappearing, the birds fell silent. Their sympathetic gaze simply enhanced the emotions I felt, the way she affected me -- the way she would always affect me.As I finally felt my eyes look down on her, the heavy tears began falling, expressing my pain to the world, expressing my regret. They fell onto her soft, ivory skin, causing it to shimmer slightly in the bright sunlight. Seeing her bright emerald green orbs of light dim broke my heart once more. She simply smiled softly, accepting the inevitable. Accepting her fate. Her position shifted slightly, laying across my lap, clutching my hand with what little life she had left, shaking slightly. She squeezed my hand, gazing straight into my tear filled eyes.