Chapter Four

Near Future

"WE ARE GATHERED HERE TODAY TO REMEMBER THE SHORT BUT BRIGHT LIFE OF GRACE FORBS," THE priest speaks to the mob of people gathered to remember my Grace. I sit beside Mrs. Forbs and Jenny, holding both their hands. Most of the ceremony goes by quickly with tears and fond memories until I am called up to speak. Both Mrs. Forbs and Jenny squeeze my hands and offer me reassuring smiles as I get up to tell all these people I don't know about my girl.

Once at the podium I place my hands down firmly for support. I look out into the crowd and mutter the only words that come to mind, "I will always love Grace Forbs."