He knew from here on in, that his life would change. It already had. He could see it happening right in front of him. He was just hoping his love hadn’t. It would destroy what he had created. What he had strived for. Strived for most of his life. No. He had to – he had to keep it secret. There was no going back. He was protecting her from the truth. From the pain. He couldn’t do that to her. No. This was how it was going to be.
Before she could take a look, with his index, he changed the tide – so to speak. He made the water say something different. The circle was no longer complete. Life would continue as is for now. Until he was truly ready to reveal himself to her.
What an idiot. Thinking he was ready and chancing it. For nothing. Seemingly. If he had the chance again… he would let her see him, for him.
Look up, Love. Look up. Don’t wait for the water to tell you what you already know. You know this man in front of you. Believe that. Believe him.
from a prompt here