The sun had left.
Well, probably more accurate to say it had been replaced.
By a deep purple orb.
It sent out heat, just like the sun, but a different type of heat. This heat seemed to lie on the skin for a brief whisper of a moment, as if dipping its toe into water to test the temperature.
Then, gradually and steadily and purposefully burrowing into the bones and fibres and blood cells and membranes.
All consuming and all enveloping.
Calming too. Very calming and soothing. Powerful but gentle. Reassuring and commanding.
The faces of those around took on the role of concern.There was no need though; for the purple orb had replaced the sun forever and she had now become part of its light and warmth.