I gazed up longingly at her apartment. It had been five long years since I had last seen her.
Since I left.
I took a deep breath. Her scent filtered out of the open window and caused my throat to burn like never before. I ascended the fire escape quicker than humanly possible but it didn’t matter. No one was awake at this hour to notice. I prayed to any god listening that she would forgive me. I was prepared to beg for however long it took.
I needed to put an end to the blackness. I missed the stars.