He dreams of her, larger than life, the time they spent together, days trickling by.
Awakening, he wonders if she knows how much she’s missing, how much she’s lost.
Fully awake, memory returns. He remembers the love, but he also remembers the other things.
He remembers the pushing, the shoving, the intensity of love turned dark and violent. In that moment, he knows what they lost but also what that loss gained. He knows that she made the right decision – the right decision for her, but also for him, for them.
He has to let the past go. He had to look forward and figure out how to live his life, past the point of rescue.