A 100 word chapter of a 1,000 word story.
“How long will this go on?” in hope, in fear, she asked at last.
“Will what go on?”
Her hand closed over his. “The two of us, like this.”
“As lovers? Oh, indefinitely.”
She swallowed. No answer, then. Live and love as before, day by day, trying not to cling in fear. She loosened her hold on his hand.
“I’d say forever,” he went on, “but you’re bound to die sometime.”
He pressed her fingers to his lips, and a laugh built within her. “I suppose I must,” she said solemnly, then the laugh broke out, and she kissed him.
To be continued.