My eyes fluttered open to streaks of the early morning suns rays hitting my eyes from the slightly open blinds, I rolled to my side to find no presence of harry, the cover pulled over the king size mattress. I didn't worry too much and hopped into the shower, the warm water hit my body and refreshed my thoughts. I changed into workout clothes.
After running down stairs to the smell of eggs and bacon I take in the view of the morning sun beaming down on the ocean scenic view from our Apartment, I turn the corner from the stairs and see Harry bent over the stove cooking, wearing a silly chef hat. I snuck up behind him and ripped it off his head, he spun on his heels and that made me bolt for the door. too late. Harry grabbed me from behind, stole his hat back and plonked me on our lounge room couch, the cushions sinking down as i land.
Harry: Get out of my kitchen when i'm cooking!" he gives a playful wink at the end of his sentence and i stifle a giggle.
A few minute later he called for me and we sat in silence, deep in thought eating our breakfast. I told him I was going out for a run but he didn't reply, instead he gazed off into the distance. That's when his phone rang, he went out of the room so I took it as a sign to go for my run.
After locking the door behind me I pushed my keys into my pocket and started to jog around our neighbourhood, my music blasting through my ears, the world slowly being drowned out.
30 minutes later I turned back onto the street, the sun now higher in the sky covered by fluffy clouds brightened the day. My cheeks were red and sweaty as I neared the front door to our house I noticed talking from inside, no one was supposed to be coming here today so I pressed my ear against the door and silently listened.
Harry: I don't need to tell her
Person 2: She won't take it well when you go
Harry: Fine! but don't rush me
Person 2: I'm not rushing but you're running out of time
I rustle the keys in the door and open it to find Harry standing alone in the hallway. His back was turned away from me so I took a quick glance around the room to see if i could find traces of another person. Nothing. If Harry has something to tell me I know he will, we made a promise that no secrets were kept, I just hope he hasn't broken our trust.
Harry: I have something to tell you Maddi
M: Sure, go ahead." I sit on the couch in front of him my legs curled up and my hands reaching to hold his. I knew he was about to tell me what he was discussing earlier.
H: I love you, I haven't said that enough" He looks down at our hands slowly rubbing mine within his. I can tell he's trying not to cry.
M: Harry, what are you trying to say?
H: ..... I'm sorry
M: Why are you sorry harry?" I felt tears begin to form in the corners of my eyes but I blinked them back, trying to be strong.
H: Im' not going to be here for long.
M: .... what's happening?' I whisper, though I had a theory creep into my mind.
H: Look me in the eyes." I did, his gorgeous green eyes were not sparkling as bright or had happiness radiating out of them like usual.
Harry: I have ... cancer.