100 Drabbles of Summer – 46. Endings

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46 Endings

“You think they’ll let the family know?” I asked James.

“They have to,” he said firmly.  “I’d want mine to know if something happened to me.”

Closing my eyes, I leaned against him, enjoying the feel of his arm around my shoulders.  It felt wrong to enjoy anything, with one of our teammates lying cold in the other room. 

“Don’t feel guilty,” James said, and I stared at him, amazed that he knew.  “Just because they’re dead doesn’t mean you need to wish you were.”  

Still, I couldn’t help the feeling that there was something more I could have done.

Naomi Williams and James Knox.  Original characters. 

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