It wasn't easy. They both were going through an insufferable situation. With tears in their eyes and thoughts filled with doubts about their future, they had no one but each other. He got up. Went towards her, held her hand and said "I don't know how but I will make sure we don't go through this again, ever". She knew out of all the things he lacked Courage wasn't one of them. What she saw was something which compelled her to believe in him. She saw honesty. She knew it takes courage to make promises that you have to honour for the rest of your life. She wiped her tears, stood up, hugged him, her one hand behind his head and the other holding his back. She shed some more tears, this time they weren't because of doubt or pain, and then she whispered "I know son, I know".