So, this was where Trudy lived with her husband and their kids.
It had been too much to hope that she would wait for him. Fifteen years was a long time for a woman to put her life on hold. Still, it was what had kept him going all these years in the slammer. He thought about her strawberry hair, blue eyes and smile. He thought of the plans they made to live on a ranch after they got married.
Then, she stopped visiting. She had gotten tired of waiting.
Hunching his shoulders, he walked away. Trudy watched him go.