He looked at her through sodden eyes, the tears transcending down the contours of his forlorn face. The knowledge of the fact he would never again hold her within his arms and have her gaze longingly back at him with the unconditional love that once bound them tortured him more than any anguish he had felt in the past. He held her lifeless vessel of a body praying to whichever higher being would listen and answer his prayers for them to return her departed soul, and yet knowing she was lost to him forever. A reassuring hand came to rest upon his shoulder signalling it was time to say goodbye. One last kiss he placed upon her lips as the river of his tears moistened hers to his touch and the words ‘I will always love you’ whispered from his quivering lips.