When Silence Was Loud
The crowd gathered below murmured among themselves. Some pointed at the couple sitting carelessly on the rooftop, their eyes raised towards heaven.
“It’s the third time this week.”
“How did they get back up there?”
“I thought the sheriff was going to take care of this.”
“Billy says they’re waiting for aliens.”
They grew silent as the rescue team led the couple down the ladder.
“I thought we’d put a stop to this, Vincent,” the sheriff said sternly. Vincent didn’t answer, only took his wife’s hand in his and smiled. “What are you doing up there anyway?”
“Listening,” Vincent replied.