She knew not to love deeply.
She knew not to love long.
She knew that the love they created in this space and time would be as hot and as intense as the summer heat that sweltered in her grandmother’s tiny two-bedroom flat on the island.
Even though their days were spent as inseparable lovers, she knew that when the time came for them to journey off in their separate ways, she would probably never see, nor hear from him again.
But she settled her heart and found solace in the fact that this short amount of time would prove to be
the most fulfilling
the most passionate
the most joyous in her life
And it always did…