Part of a challenge, must start with the word 'goodbye'
It feels wrong somehow to hear him say it. She knows that this is the end for them, though every single part of her wants to scream with rage and despair. Why should she not be allowed to give him forever?
She's not a child. She knows the only forever she can offer him is a short time in a long existence for him. But standing on the beach, she realizes the forever she's offering him now is not the one she'd hoped for. That she'll be with him forever, but like a ghost ever present in his memory.