The way she felt about him was nothing like she ever felt about anyone else. He had a place in her heart that no one could take. He was that someone whom no one could replace. His presence rattled her very soul. The thought of him leaving pained her as if her heart would stop beating, as if she were being sucked down to the ocean bed, as if she had no chance of survival, as if all blood were drained out of her veins. She knew somehow that that was never going to change. It was like a strange old connection that existed between them even before she had the first glimpse of the world outside the womb.