It was like any other day.
I was out for a walk when I saw it.
Tucked into the fork of a tree was an envelope. Beautiful handwriting graced the envelope.
“My Dear” it said across the front of the envelope. I turned it over and saw that it had not been sealed, lifting the flap I realised there was a letter inside.
Carefully taking the paper out of the envelope, I smelt a delicate aroma of perfume.
Unfolding that piece of paper and reading it changed my life.
I had hoped you never had to read this. I wish I had never needed to write this letter but I have, so here you are reading it.
Please do not sit by my grave and weep. I am at peace now and I am waiting here for you. Do not rush to be with me, enjoy yourself. Do everything we spoke about.
Tell the children I love them dearly. It was not their fault. I just couldn’t take the pain anymore.
Love from your wife
In complete disbelief I re-read the letter trying to make sense of it. Why was it there?
Trying to compose myself I wiped the tears from my eyes and looked up. I don’t know I did, but I felt I just had to.
There she was. Her limp body was blue, lifeless. She looked just like me- long golden hair and sad, distant eyes.
I had to find her family and help them. This was the reason I was put here on Earth.
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