She sat on it. She knew what she wanted, but she knew what he needed. He was such a nice boy and she had no delusions of grandeur she just wanted to make sure he would be ok. And she knew how she could save him.
She just didn’t know if she should. Bella had waited so long to find what she was looking for, to have something so precious in her hands. Her heart ached at the thought of losing it. Him.
But it was the only way.
Bella pondered and lost sleep and played out every angle and path. Anything to reason why this one time she should be truly selfish. But how would Pip survive if she did? He wouldn’t.
So she let go of that too, let her heart walk away under a trilby hat.
That night alone in her living room she toasted quietly to herself “To the final beginning”.
And with it snapped another thread in the disentanglement of Bella and Linus