It was August. The stars hung low in the sky as if they too wished to be an audience to tonight's tragic events. Though the night was hush, the silence of the Swiss town seemed a bit more solemn than usual. It was as if the night itself was responding to the death that would take place within the walls of this town a few hours from now.
Though his body had rapidly deteriorated, his mind had remained somewhat sharp, though he was doomed to lose it along with everything else. The disease had wracked his body and left him confined to the bed he now rested on. Soon the plague would finish what it had started. Some of the finest medical experts money could buy had spent day and night toiling on his body trying to stem the cancer's advance through his body. Despite being guided by Donnie himself their work had been for naught and Donnie has shooed them away and accepted his fate.
As Donnie looked around the room he saw many faces, most familiar but some less than. He couldn't help but feel pathetic as he lay helpless, slipping into an inevitable death. What do they think of him as they watch him dying, a shell of what he once was. His current did no justice to the man he once was. His healthy countenance had faded, replaced by a portrait of death.
As he took in his audience his eyes fell onto Cass, the love of his life. Alas, he was drawn to her. She had stood by him even now, as he lay dying. A smiles formed on his lips at the sight of her. He loved with all his heart and only wished he could share one last embrace with her before he slipped into the other side. Using what little energy he had left, he raised his fingers and let them fall onto the back of her hand. This act, however, simple, left him short of breath and panting violently. Reaching out telepathically, he poured out the contents of his failing heart.
“Simply put, I love you. From the night I found you on my doorstep, I knew fate had something planned for us. With you I have spent the happiest and most joyful days of my life. I owe a debt to you for melting a heart that was once so cold. Though I may die today, I am not leaving you. I shall live on forever in your memory and in your heart. Do not remember me as I am now but as I was in my best days, the days we spent laughing and smiling together as we enjoyed each others company. Do not let my memory burden you, let it empower you and help you move forward. I want the best for you, whether or not I am here with you or not. No death can kill the love I have for you, Cass. I shall always love you, even from beyond the grave.”