Writing Prompt #19

Write about the secret love of your life.

He was always there. He made her laugh more than she had ever laughed before. He made her smile wider than she knew she could. He held her together when her whole world was falling apart. Seldom did she find comfort in others, but he was her comfort, her familiar, her security. One day she realised he was her love, then the next day he was gone. The love never left. Instead, it grew stronger and stronger until she became in love with the dream of a man who was once here. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. Ten years . . .