"Talk to me."

My feet trudged along on the deserted road. Not a house in sight. I didn't even know if we were going the right way. "I'm so cold."

"Wren, I don't where we are.."

"So that makes two of us." I shuffled along, my feet drenched and soaked from the snow. It was so cold. So cold it hurt to breathe. My face stung from dried blood and air as cold as ice.

"We have to be close, right? Wren, I just..can't..I can't take it."

I held onto him tight. "We'll get there."

"I don't think I've ever felt this much pain before..I can't feel my side."

"Why aren't you crying?" I was almost sobbing again myself.

"Talk to me about New York."

"What about it?" Spencer seemed to be getting heavier with each step I took. I didn't know how much longer I could walk. The pain was too intense.

"What's it like?"

"Big and scary. I'll take you there sometime."

"I'd like that. A lot."

"You talk to me," I said slowly. "Tell me things."

Spencer coughed, blood spewing out of his mouth and down his chin. He fell out of my grasp, onto the snow covered ground. Coughing. He couldn't stop.

"Oh my god," I cried quietly. "Oh my god..Spencer..."

His face was drenched with sweat as I knelt next to him, placing my hand on his cheek. "I'm sorry."

"Don't be." Tears fell from my eyes onto his shirt. "You have nothing to be sorry about. We're going to get you to the nearest house. Everything's going to be fine."

"I'm breaking your promise." His eyes were glazing over.

My breath quickened. "No. No don't you leave me."

"I'm-I'm sorry. It hurts so much."

"Don't leave me here!" I wailed into the night. "Spencer I have nothing left!"

Tears dripped from his eyes. "I-I-I..."

"Spencer!" I sobbed, my chest heaving with each breath I took. Pain. So much pain.

"You...have so much..go-going for you. You deserve better than all o-of this."

"You are everything I have left." I wiped the tears from my eyes. "Don't you break your promise to me."

"I-I..." His head rolled back against the tarred pavement. Eyes shining.

"No," I whispered. My body shook with tears. "Oh my god, no."

I hugged his body hard, not caring that my left arm was soaked with his blood. I whispered his name into his chest, hoping he would wake up. Hoping I would wake up from this nightmare. But this was real. So very real.

I dragged his body over to the snow bank and gently laid him in. I arranged myself next to him, my body shivering in the cold as the snow touched my skin. I grabbed his hand, entwining our fingers. This was a real love story. I was going to die with him. There was nothing left for me on this earth. Nothing.

I stared up at the dark sky. They would find us in the morning. Lips blue. Hearts stopped. Gone together. Together to a better place. Who needed this world anyway? It was cruel and unforgiving.

My teeth chattered together. And my body felt numb. I could feel my eyes closing. Slowly closing. Hopefully never to open again.