Silent Screams

There was so much she wanted to say; things that had been left unsaid for an eternity.  Inside her head she’d screamed them so loud, but had never given them any sound.  She really was the coward they professed her to be.

Her stomach knotted and churned as the words resonated inside.  She knew them all exactly so that their meaning could not be mistaken, the message misinterpreted.  But as he held her in his arms she found only silence escaped her parted lips, with his breath warm against her skin quieting the voices screaming to be heard.

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