Convey a deep conversation between two individuals without uttering a single word aloud.
The Last Time
All they now had were memories.
They looked at each other through the window as the train doors closed.
They did not want this but things had forced them into this.
Their dreams of being together forever were still with them, stirred by the memories of all the good times, but they would never happen again.
Petty jealousies of others had forced them apart, they did not want this and tears began to flow.
They both knew they were in love with each other and there was no other for them, but race and religion had forced them to do this, with threats of terrible consequences if they were ever seen together again.
Each felt their heart had been ripped from them, something they loved would disappear, and the one they loved would be on the other side of the world to them.
They could not write letters or make phone calls, the only crumbs of comfort were the keepsakes they kept to remind them of the one they loved.
Their photographs had been confiscated so they tried to fix each other in their memories, but knew that age would change both of them.
The train doors were locked and the officials checked the time before blowing the whistle and waving the train to go on its way to the seaport where a ship was waiting.
The grief in both of them was growing like a blackness inside them
There was no good reason for this but each of them accepted it for the safety of the one they loved.
As the train left the station the heavens opened, rain pouring down, as though the sky was crying for the lost love of these two sadder souls.
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