book sentence starters // accepting
@standbetween said: “i do love you. i can’t change that.”
Despite the harrowing ache in her chest, his words had a healing touch. She looked at Thom as though witnessing him for the first time, and she was surprised to see the exact same man standing before her as yesterday and all days before. That was who he was, after all—who he had been the entire time. Though he carried a ghost in his lungs that haunted him to his bones, the malevolent specter could never quite pierce the strong walls of his heart. She had been foolish to think otherwise, even if only for a moment.
In spite of this, Josephine had never once stopped loving him.
“I do not wish for you to change anything at all,” she said emphatically, pressing her palm to his chest, just over his heart. “I love you just as you are. I always will.”