To have

He held her. Ever so tightly, he kept at it. Her sobbing eventually slowed and the tears fell at a more harmonious pace. Yes, it was all so tragic. He couldn’t lie to her and so his words of comfort were limited. Saying that everything would be alright would be a fib of grander sort, one he could not bring himself to tell. All he could hope for was that his embrace was warm enough to keep her calm.

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