They were seated at the table, watered and fed. Laughing and joking, what a merry bunch. And then as with all magical moments, there sneakily enters a moment of silence. Hush falls, smiles stay, the air is still.
And then someone begins weeping, quietly. Another notices, his face falls.
In no time tears are pouring, people are sobbing, some are hugging.
It was a beautiful day full of beautiful moments with these beautiful people.
And they were happy for it, sad as well. Because after today there would be no more of this.
After today, they would go their separate ways. A bond forged over years broken apart overnight. It was at that moment that they realized what they had gained and what they were losing. Of course they saw it coming a long time ago but now, NOW, it was finally here. It was a lot to take in. It was too much sadness to let out.
And it tore a hole in their hearts.