A Love A World AwayAfter not seeing her for years,... "You have 1 new message!"
"do you still hate me?"
His heart dropped through the floor. His mouth went dry. He caught his breath alongside his composure.
"[I never hated you! I always loved you! All I ever wanted to do was hold you in my arms forever! To never let you go! I... I... LO-...]"
But what was voiced was... composure.
"No. I've realized that hate hurts both sides and just makes everything worse. We were young and stupid..."
(So in other words "I'M SORRY I... I... LO-[EXPLICIT! DELETED!] "
He went on to carry on just as much small talk as was necessary to maintain the appearance of "Calm and Collected". The words "I miss you" were never spoken...
In the days of Young Love:::...
He was young and so was she, and they were beautiful. Society had their own rules of what was and was NOT acceptable. The rules of a relationship were stricken into stone long ago!... But Passion was PASSION! and so it has always been... They met with a passing glance. A longing, soul gazing, time slowing,...passing... glance. Each on the arm of Another. Each "Another", a prop, a figure head, a false representation of what "Should Be". And their hearts fell empty... And they regained their Composure...
But Fate always lets herself be known...
And so He met Her... and met her... "Other". And HIS Other was finally forgotten. As for Hers... Well, some fallacies are easier to embrace than fly from. And that was fine for him, because his days of Youth were all about confusion! So he became friends with her... and her Other... and maintained his composure. She was A Love A World Away.....
BUT!!!... PASSION is PASSION!!!
And so He followed his heart! Despite the will of Another and all their Others. Her heart was just as strong,... but locked away. Lucky for him, he was quite skilled at overcoming obstacles, and braving dangers and slaying dragons, and so he did. And so She, and her Heart, and her Spirit were free again!... But dragons don't fade easily, and neither do Others.
They were in Danger! And they were in LOVE!!!
And so they lived in secret. They Loved in secret, they Laughed in secret, they Danced and Pranced, and Hugged IN SECRET.
But Secretly, he knew it was all going to end... Others don't fade easily. And in Another's final breath, she was scarred and swept away! To Another tower with Another Other!!! It was a tower A World Away
He knew this day would come...
While their romance was Beautiful, and Magical, and the work of a Mystical Fairy Tale, Dragons always exist in Fairy Tales... And so do Others. He was skilled in Dragon slaying and Other slaying and all such feats, but now she had gone away... Far FAR AWAY!!! The prophecies of Man and Myth foretold the coming of this day. The coming of The Great Goodbye, but he wasn't so Great at Goodbyes...
How do you end a Fairy Tale if the happy ending is ripped from the final pages of your heart???...
"That's easy!" he said. "Pretend there was never a ******* Fairy Tale to begin with!!!" I'm just Another Other! And that's all I've ever been!" "And so is SHE!!!" "And so is HE!!!" "And so are all those Other Mother *******!!!" "We're all just a bunch of OTHER MOTHER *******!!!!!!!" "GOD DAMMIT!!!! How could I have been so STUPID!!!!" "Fairy Tales DON'T EXIST!!!" "Neither do Dragons or Princesses or Chivalrous Dragon Slaying Knights!!!!" "GROW THE **** UP FOR ****'S SAKE!!!!!!"
"So how do I end the Fairy Tale!?!?" "I BURN THE GOD DAMN FAIRY TALE TO THE GROUND!!!! AND ALL THE DRAGONS, AND KNIGHTS, AND PRINCESSES THAT KNEW ABOUT IT!!!!!!!"
From that day forward, the only Dragon He slayed... was himself...
He forgot about Her, his Princess, still locked up in a tower A World Away. He forgot about Fairly Tales and forgot about all the Others... And he forgot about Love... He forgot her touch, he forgot her smile, he forgot about Their Life in Secret. And he made DAMN SURE!!! he would never remember again!
Until one day...
"You have 1 new message!"
"HELP ME!!! I'M TRAPPED IN A TOWER A WORLD AWAY!!! THE DRAGONS ARE STILL HERE!!! WHERE ARE YOU, MY KNIGHT!?!?!? I NEED YOUR HELP!!!!! PLEASE!!!!! HELP M-[EXPLICIT DELETED]"
And Her composure took over....
"do you still hate me?"...
"I...I... LOVE... YOU!!!-[EXPLICIT DELETED]"
And out of His composure rose a Dragon!
"[Insert the ashes of a once beautiful Fairy Tale here]"
A band aid was offered in His place...
""No. I've realized that hate hurts both sides and just makes everything worse. We were young and stupid..."
But Fate always lets herself be known...
Months later He had just about forgotten Their brief conversation, Their suppressed, Dragon Scarred emotions. Their unspoken message was easily swept under the rug and Forgotten... This was unacceptable!... Fate had a Happier Ending in store for them. Fate smiled, and his phone rang.
"I escaped the Dragon's clutches! But only for a moment! When the Other realizes that I'm gone He'll swoop down and lock me up again! Please PLEASE MY KNIGHT!!! I NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!!---[EXPLICIT DELETED] [Insert composure here]"
"Hey! I'm in town until Monday. Let me know if you want to meet sometime..."
"MY PRINCESS HAS RETURNED TO ME!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!! I... I... MISS-[EXPLICIT DELETED]"
"Yeah I'm down. I'm free today, Saturday, and Sunday. Hit me up! ["!" DELETED] [Insert "."]..."
A flood of emotion overtook his body, overtook his... composure
"OH MY GOD SHE FINALLY CAME BACK TO ME!!!!!!!!!!"
"Ok, ok. Stay calm. Stay collected."
"**** THAT ****! I'M GONNA GO SEE HER RIGHT NOW!!!!"
"You don't want to look desperate. What do you think this is, a Fairy Tale?"
"MY FAIRY TALE SURVIVED THE GREAT GOODBYE!!!!!!"
"There's no such thing as Fairy Tales. You believed in such fallacies when you were Young and Stupid! ["!" DELETED] [Insert "."]..."
"[Under the influence of semi-composure] Ok, well Fairy Tales or no Fairy Tales, let's just... See how it goes."
"OH MY GOD!!! MY PRINCESS IS CALLING ME!!!!!!!!"
As Fate would have it, They met, In Secret that night,... unbeknownst to Dragons and Others alike.
As They approached each other, The world fell silent and Their hearts turned heavy. Screaming and crying and Loving and Laughing and running away together to a far away land was in order,
But composure reared its ugly head.
"Hey, how's it going. Good to see you again."
"Yeah it's been... a while..."
"You look EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN I REMEMBERED!!!-[EXPLICIT DELETED]"
"you look good how have you been?"
"I've been good. I'm going to college, working, living with my boyfriend in a TOWER A WORLD AWAY!!!!-[EXPLICIT DELETED] in an apartment."
He was given 3 days and 3 days ONLY! To rescue her from the clutches of the Dragon. His redeeming Chivalry amidst a haze of Forgotten Passion. But Passion will always be PASSION!!! The task was set. The path was clear. FATE! smiled upon them this night!
In one day they were reunited. In one Night he became Her KNIGHT. And in one more night, He held Her in his arms again! And it felt like She never left...
And on the Third Night, He said Goodbye...
But THIS Goodbye, was part of a Happy Ending. THIS Goodbye didn't END anything! With this Goodbye, He held Her in his arms and She held Him in Hers.
"I'll miss you." She said.
"I'll miss you too. It was so good to see you again. It was so good.. to BE WITH YOU again!"
And He looked deep into Her eyes with a gaze that spoke with more Feeling than words could ever hope to.
"Until we meet again..."
And with that He gave Her the key to unlock her tower and free herself...
When the time is right...
Until We Meet Again...