“Is it really the end? she asked, unwanted tears starting.
“It has to be. Germany is lost. I will be blamed.”
“But I am so young – “
“You would not be spared. Take this.” He put a capsule in her hand, another in his mouth. “Just bite and it’s over. I’ll shoot myself. I don’t want to disfigure you., but you must go first. I love you, Eva.”
She took the capsule. He did the same.
Before the cyanide struck he fired.
She spat out the unbroken capsule.