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Afterburn

September 20, 2010

I hope this won’t change anything, he said.

She thought about it for a moment. No, she said. It won’t change anything. And it wasn’t a lie, not even a little bit, because the status quo had ignited hours before—all that was left of it was embers and ash.

We probably should have started this earlier, she said. We wasted all that time.

Things happen when they’re meant to, he said. Things happen when they should.

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