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an endless rest

when eternity is a challenge; a short story

By R. BernardoPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
an endless rest
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

"This is the kind of scenery that really defines the word," says Lei, who just got her doctor let her go to the beach, to John, her lover of 5 years.

It is the last week of May, when most people get to go back to their real lives as they depart from a perfect summer vacation experience for the year, and yet, a fitting moment for those who live the uncommon who would do anything to live the life of an average.

"We define beauty by how we want it, dear," John replied. She smiled as if nothing pains her, she was happy as he drove through the zigzag of the mountain that hid the lovely shore from those who didn't think adventure was their wonder.

Waves crashed with the sound of the car radio, the sound was becoming louder as if it was a call to home, Lei thought they were near. John smiled as she looked at her face, held her hand and the radio suddenly played.

John told me that was the greatest and most vivid memory she ever had with Lei. But one last thing was bothering me, I wanted to know what was playing in the radio that time.

While crying, John sang it, the last line hit me, it was as if I was knowing my grandparents all over again. Lei really took his hand and his whole life too, and he can't help falling in love with her even after 55 years have passed since she lost the fight.

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