He willed her to look his way.
And for the span of a breath she did.
The air in the room stopped moving, the static charge building until her blink popped like a rocket in his head, and the moment was gone.
Her eyes slid past his and landed on another. On Him. The Him whose shadow swung far and wide, rendering everyone nearby invisible.
She looked right through him, just like she had for the past three years, and his heart shriveled just a little more.
His hope tightened to a grain of sand.
The faith of a mustard seed could move mountains, but the faith of the universe couldn’t make her see.