Adrian looked at the sky and knew it was almost time. He kissed Yvette; they both knew she would probably be dead by the time he returned to earth. The rocket was waiting.
Thirty-three words, offered for this week's Trifecta. The prompt:
TIME (noun)1a : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : durationb : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to futurec : leisure <time for reading>2: the point or period when something occurs : occasion3a : an appointed, fixed, or customary moment or hour for something to happen, begin, or end <arrived ahead of time>b : an opportune or suitable moment <decided it was time to retire> —often used in the phrase about time <about time for a change>