For months they spoke through writing over long distances.
Drawing closer and closer, bonding through mutual heartbreak, they broke through walls they had built up and recognized in each other broken souls.
She slowly began to feel again and he carefully began to need again.
A rendezvous was planned and he sent her a special key....
But when the time came to go to him, she froze. Too scared to move forward, out of her heart break and into his arms.
And he waited....
Never knowing she kept his key chained to her wrist, always remembering and always hopeful for the day when loves promise would give her courage.