Chapter 11 : The Forbidden Love
As he heard the door close behind Jace, Elijah let out a breath he hadn’t realised he was holding. Knowing that you still hated him, tore at his already regretful heart.
There was some many thing he wish he could tell you. He wish he could explain why he had to leave but even if he could, he knew you would refuse to listen.
The thought of your stubbornness, made Elijah laugh to himself.
It was one of the thing’s he loved about you. The fire you had when you believed in something. Your passion was untouchable.
Before he new it, he found himself walking along the moonlight paths, until he found himself in an opening that perfectly framed the shimmering moon.
Elijah stood there, letting his mind draft off to a memory he held dear to his heart.
She stood there fully captivated by the beautiful scene before her.
Elijah had taken her to see the sunrise, knowing she could not reject his offer.
She had fallen in love with the sight from a young age, and now when she had the chance she would admire it for all its beauty. Just as she had done with her mother many times before she had past away.
Sarah could imagine what her mother would say, after all it was one of her favourite stories her mother would tell. The story of the sun and the moon.
Elijah stood still, cherishing the view that melted his heart. Sarah standing in her usual gracefulness before the stunning view. He listen as she told him the story her mother would tell her.
“So there was a sun and a moon” She started, giggling that her obvious answer.
“I figured” Elijah joked, before letting her continue.
“Okay smarty pants, I won’t tell the story” Sarah said crossing her arms, this made Elijah smile. He couldn’t believe how a simple action could make her turn from beautiful to adorable.
“No, Tell me. What is the story about?” Elijah said, willing her to continue. It only took a single look at his deep brown eyes to convince her and so she continued.
"The story is about how the sun loved the moon so much he died every night to let her breathe.
There once was a moon, as beautiful as can be, only the stars could fathom, but the sun could not see. The sun so radiant, he burns so bright. The moon so luminous, but only showed her face during the night. She was untouchable, surrounding herself with a blanket of darkness. The sun would give anything to catch a glimpse of the Moon illuminating the beautiful night sky.
Until one day when the Sun was sliding out of the heavens, he caught a glimpse of her. She was peeking up, a rare side of her being exposed to the light. And while the Sun could shine, he knew the Moon could glow.
Just as the Stars were wandering into the night, the Sun fell in love like a snowball hurdling down a mountain. How he wished to see her move then the fleeting moments he shared with her at both dawn and dusk. But they were a world apart.
“Go,” she whispered to him one of those nights, her voice as sweet and sorrowful as the last light of morning. “Go and let me breathe, for you and I have decided fates. You illuminate the day, and I cast a glow one the night. We will never be. Our connection would go against what all the people believe, all they know” During the summer he would stay a little longer just in case she would change his mind. It was no use.
“Don’t you dare abandon your blessing of light for my darkness.” And those were the last words the Moon was strong enough to speak to the Sun.
The Sun could feel her peaceful soul and it soon became clear. He would die each and every night to let his true love breathe, for it would put an end to all her misery."
When the last words lift her lips the sun had begun to rise, illuminating the outline around her. Beautiful.
“So what did you think of the story” Sarah ask still facing the sunrise, unable to remove her suns from the sight.
It wasn’t until a few minutes past and still there was no response from Elijah that she piled her eyes away, turning to find him down on one knee, a red box open in front of him.
“Will you marry me?” he asked, his voice trembling a bit from his nerves.
Sarah hadn’t realised that tears had escaped her eyes until the taste of their bitterness landed on her lips. She was speechless, eyes staring back and forth from Elijahs to the ring that glistened in the sunlight.
“Yes” she whispered after Elijah hadn’t reply she realised he hadn’t heard her and now his face, resembled hurt, as he began to feel as if he had made a mistake. maybe you didn’t love him as much as he loved you.
This sight broke Sarahs heart so she almost Yelled “Yes!” before running to him.
Elijah was now the one frozen before he felt her arms wrapped around him did he respond, kiss every inch of her face before reaching her lips, conveying his love through a passionate kiss.
By the time they pulled away they were out of breath. Still dazed, Elijah placed the ring on her finger, watching as she admire it before pulling him closer to her once again.
“I love you” she whispered so softly, as if it was a secrete that only he could hear.
Tear had fallen, as Elijah stared at the ring that rolled lifelessly in his hands.
He had never realised that an object so small could hold so much but then again he never realised how much empty space in his heart you had left, until now.
- Disclaimer the story about the Sun and Moon in italics is not of my creation -