He let his words hang in the air for a moment.
The word they'd called his daughter still hung in the air.
The word still hung in the air when death took him.
The words hung in the air over the three of them.
He didn't say nothing good, but the words hung in the air.
Her words hung between them, heavy as the night air.
For a moment, his words, and what they meant, hung in the air.
Still, the word hung in her mind like a shadow.
The captain would not let those words hang without a response.
He let the word hang for a moment in the silence, of the little room.