Earrings hung like golden pretzels on her palm, she squeezed them and they crumbled into fragments, injured her palm and flowed out along with blood.
Footsteps were heard behind.
-Why do not you go?
She moved up in her chair.
– Don’t, I won’t sit down, I’ll stand next to you.
He handed her coffee.
– Still hot… and it’s sugar free.
She picked up a mug with a blue kitten, blew on the white steam, looked into the depths, there was nothing there, only a black echo, like an abyss.
– I didn’t want coffee.
– I could never guess what you want.
-It does not matter. I don’t care.
He looked up at the sky.
– Soon I will need to fly away… Will you stay here?
I still can’t do anything.
-Why? Let me stay with you! Can?
-I want to be alone.
She rises from her chair and leaves, he is left with a full mug of dark hot coffee and a small kitten in his back.
She flew away instead of him, and the price was his life, he gave it voluntarily and meekly, she did not even know about it.