And even though he returned once every five years something was final about this one. He knew it would be his last visit.
The old man could tell he was not long for this world. It wasn’t the fact that he wasn’t in the greatest health. He was in fine health and people in his family were known for long lives. It was a mental struggle. He no longer wanted to live. He was ready to shake off the mortal coils and move on.
And this was the place he was going to die.
It was perfect.
It was beautiful and serene.
It was more than just a cottage near the beach; it was part of his life. It was part of his being. It was the place where his life changed and led him to this destiny.
It was the place where his wife died.
Many people in the area have theories of why he always returned. He even heard two little boys yesterday call him “Old Man Death” when he was visiting his wife’s grave. But when he turned around to see the children, they were gone. It’s amazing how cruel people can be when they don’t know what they are talking about.
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