She had suppressed it and left it unspoken for years.
After all, what’s worse than wanting something badly but knowing that you can never have it.
She had pushed his memories to the inner depths of her heart, her secret place where it lay hidden, crumpled and wounded.
When she did bring it out on some lone days, the wounds of the past refused to heal and continued to bleed her from within.
And then she saw him after years. Their eyes met and locked.
It hit her suddenly and she realized that she could no longer hide the truth.