Her eyes were glazed over and I could see the universe reflected in them as she stared up at the sky in its darkest hour. Her dark blue eyes looked almost black in the near pitch darkness and the pattern of her dress was getting lost in the grass. I could just make out the pearly shine of drying tears on her face as I tried to think back to the moment when they first fell. There was no change in her heart beat, I know because I almost fell asleep to the rhythmic beating nor did her breathing change as I felt every inhale and exhale as I rested my head on her chest.
As if reading my mind her soft voice broke through the silence that was steadily growing louder as morning approached. "I'm happy," she said "so happy that all I can do is cry." I didn't know what to say so I said nothing as I could feel my heart swell with love and pride. The shy, lonely girl I met 2 years ago was now a strong independent young lady.
I heard her take a deep breath as we watched the first layer of the night