How she wished she could find just the right gift to bring them together again.
She found it online. When it arrived, she lifted it from the box and leaned it against the wall.
Then she stepped back and, in the silvery glass, beheld a lonely face.
It was the face of someone whose standards were high, who brought out the best in her, whom she vowed to never betray. It was a familiar face even now, with eyes still kind and hopeful.
“Hello, old friend,” she said.