is a dull ache that never really goes away. The person is always with you, if not around you. At the back of your mind. Hanging at the end of every sentence. Every day without talking to that person seems like a day that has no meaning. Knowing that no matter what you do, you will never be able to spend time with them, give them a hug, or laugh with them. They say time heals, but no, it doesn’t. You just learn to cope. Learn to fake laughter. Learn to hide tears. But you can’t help but wish for just one more day, one more hug, one more laugh together over chai.