I don’t recall what happened. All I remember is walking alongside the river with my fiancee, Mark, on Earth Day when several loud pop, pop, pop rang in the air. Next thing I knew, I was falling backwards into Mark’s arms, “Leila, what do I do?” He said frantically.
With me in his arms, he waded in the river until he found the pod I arrived in and helped me in. “How long?” He asked.
Tears began trailing down my face, “I…don’t know.”
As the pod started to seal, I heard Mark say, “I love you.”
And I you.