FFfAW Challenge – Week of September 13, 2016
WAS IT WORTH IT?
It was so beautiful the way it sparkled on her finger. She knew she was signing her life away but she didn’t care if he was going to buy her jewellery of this quality.
Helen watched her friend get married. She watched her friend bring up children. She watched her friend hide the tears. She watched her friend pretend.
She watched and waited to catch her friend when she fell and she did fall hard. Picking up the pieces of her life Helen’s friend still wore the ring on her finger. It was loose now and often disappeared under her finger. It had lost its sparkle as well. The gleam had gone from its many facets. The gleam had also left Helen’s friend.
Was it worth it? Helen asked her friend.
With eyes that glistened with unshed tears her friend said, yes, of course it was.
Helen didn’t believe her.
Word Count: 150