TO HOLT HIS DESIRE
Summary: It's over for them.
His smile was forced, used to cover the breaking of his heart.
It was over. Laura was moving on; choosing another man.
Yet, he still loved her. He would always love her.
They'd been through so much together. Years of partnership, years of closeness, years of friendship. He never expected somebody else to sweep in on his territory, to steal her away. He cursed himself for holding back, for never telling her his true feelings.
He felt the hand of their loyal secretary touch his shoulder; she would comfort him.
"Come on, Murph," Bernice said sympathetically, "I'll buy you lunch."