His hands rested gently on her shoulders and his fingers kissed away the pain. Her heart leapt to attention, slamming to escape through her ribcage. She desperately hoped he could not feel the pounding that shook her entire body. The words he said drifted through her hair, brushed against her neck. They drew the air from her lungs, and oh how her heart slipped out of her grasp. She wouldn't get it back, but perhaps she would find a way to stop missing it.