It had been the rule in her parent’s house that the last words spoken in any farewell should always be words of love.
It was a rule that Rebecca had never understood, as she complained to David when he was still her fiance: “How can you say loving stuff when you’re mad at someone? That’s against human nature.”
Years later, David forgot their anniversary and booked a business trip that day. Hurt, she had shouted hateful words at him as he left.
When she heard about the plane crash her heart broke, but never again did she break the rule.