I have this urge to hold him really tight and beg him not to leave me. Please, I can't do life without you. But what could he say to that? It's not like he wouldn't change the situation if he could. Everything centers on not making him feel any worse than he does already.
We used to have tornado drills when I was in school. We would go down to the basement of the school and sit with our heads between our knees and our hands laced over our heads. Why does this sound so comforting to me? Am I the only one hearing a siren?