She saw it while it was still a mile away.

A mile, and a kiss, and maybe one ‘I love you’ too many. 

Yet, it seemed to come upon her so suddenly, without warning, without warrant. It hit her in the chest like a solid blow that left her breathless. Her knees buckled from the impact, but as soon as she hit the ground, she knew once she rose again she’d feel nothing but the dull sting that lingered from her fall. 

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