They stood side by side, hand in hand, looking out over the city.
She was still slightly out of breath from the climb. His decades of running meant that even in his sixties, he was fit.
For a time, they stood in silence, initially dumbstruck by the beauty of the vista before them. When the initial impact had dwindled to a point where speech would be possible, for a time it just seemed that there were no words.
The arrival of a young couple, giddy and laughing, pulled them from their reverie.
“It’s everything I dreamed of” she said.