“I’ve always loved the sea.” He once told me.
As much as I wanted to stop him from leaving me, I only managed to say, “Congratulations.”
He hugged me that night. I do not think that we have ever hugged that tightly before. It seemed as if he never wanted to let go.
And I do not want him to, honestly.
He reached into his pocket and handed me a turtledove.
“Keep it. I’ll have mine safe with me everywhere I go, buddy.”