Chapter 23 [Part 2]
I’m glad I have another week with Sage untill she makes her decision to leave me and be with Jaime or leave us both.
The week seems to be going quick though, it’s Saturday already. I was sitting on the couch with Sage on my lap and I had my arms wrapped around her small body. I don’t want there to be a minute without her for the whole week because next week I may lose her for good.
“Sage have you thought about what you want at all?” I asked.
“Yeah,” “Sage replied.
“What have you been thinking?”
“About everything, me and Jaime but mostly I’ve been thinking about you and me,”
“Really what about us?”
“Well we’ve been married for a year and nearly 2 months, we’ve had our ups and downs but our marriage is good. Our relationship is solid. I mean we always find a way back to each other, it would be foolish of me to throw our marriage away to be with Jaime wouldn’t it?”
“I can see what you mean but you shouldn’t think that way because you and Jaime are mates. You were both put together for a reason, you can’t reject him,”
“Why can’t I reject him?”
“Because it will kill him and you know it, my mate died when I rejected her, if you reject Jaime he will die,” I reminded Sage. I got the call a few days after Sara was admitted to hospital that she didn’t make it. It’s all my fault. I was so mean to her and rejected her as my mate. Now she is gone and I have no mate. All I have is Sage but she doesn’t really belong with me. She wants to stay with me but she is meant to be with Jaime.
“He won’t, he is an Alpha and has a pack to look after,” Sage told me confidently.
“He can’t look after his pack without you,” I disagreed. “He needs his mate and the pack needs their Luna,”
“He can, he has been doing fine all these years,” Sage argued.
“Yes but now that he’s found his mate, things are different. He needs you by his side and his pack will suffer without you,” I said.
“How do you mean?”
“Think about it, if you’re not by his side where he can see you’re safe he will worry and he could make the wrong decisions for his pack, even now he knows you are safe with me but he will still worry because he can’t see you which is why I’m leaving,” I finished and stood up with Sage still in my arms as I made a decision. Sage will only be happy with Jaime. She needs him not me but she won’t be with him while I’m around. With me gone, it will give Sage the push she needs to accept her true mate.
“You can’t leave,” Sage clung on to me which wasn’t making it easy for me to leave. I let go of her and moved away.
“I’m sorry but this is for the best, goodbye,” I said sadly and walked towards the front door.
As Li walked towards the door to leave me for good I was gutted, he was leaving me. I thought about stopping him but I knew it wouldn’t make him stay.
Li reached the door and was about to open it but stopped and faced me.
“I don’t think I can do it, I can’t leave you. I love you so much,” Li said then he ran to me and pulled me into a hug, I hugged him back with a sigh of relief. He isn’t leaving me.
“I’m so weak,” Li told me as he pulled away to look at me.
“You’re not weak,” I disagreed.
“I am I can’t even leave you to help you,” Li said sadly. He looked so broken I wanted to comfort him so I put my arms around him and he snuggled into me.
“I don’t want you to leave, I want you right here with me,”
“Is that you’re decision to be with me?”
“Yes forever,” I promised.
That made Li smile, he placed his lips on mine and kissed me gently.
Li picked me up into his arms without breaking the kiss and the next thing I knew, we were in our bedroom.
Li moved his lips away from mine and placed me on the bed carefully, then lay beside me.
His lips went back to mine and before I knew it we were making sweet, sweet love.
After we just lay in each others arms and I soon fell asleep.
A while later, I’m sure I heard a whisper say ‘I’m sorry’ then I felt soft lips on mine for a second and then nothing, I thought nothing of it and drifted off back to sleep.
When I woke up, Li was not beside me as I expected him to be which was strange, I never woke without him there. I looked around every room in the house but Li wasn’t anywhere so I went back to the bedroom and on Li’s pillow I finally saw a folded piece of paper with my name on it with Li’s hand writing.
I picked up the letter to unfold it and what I read, broke my heart.
Sage if you’re reading this then I’m long gone. I know I said I couldn’t leave you but I had to, it’s the only way you and Jaime can be together. I’m doing this for you and only you because I love you and I want you to be happy. Please go to Jaime and make him happy, you may not think so now but you need him as much as he needs you. I’m never coming back so please be with Jaime. If you won’t do it for yourself then do it for me, it will make me very happy knowing you are with the person you were made for. I’m touched that you chose to be with me over Jaime but we can’t be together. I’m so sorry but this is how things have to be, it’s for the best.
Love Li x
When I stopped reading my eyes were fall of tears and they were pouring down my face, they wouldn’t stop.
A second later, two strong arms wrapped themselves around me. I thought it was Li, I thought he’d come back to me but I was wrong. It was Jaime. I didn’t know what he was doing there but I couldn’t help but put my arms around his waist and cried into his chest.
“Shhh it’s ok, everything’s going to be alright,” Jaime cooed.
“How will it be ok? Li’s gone,” I sobbed.
“It may seem like that now but things will change,”
“Promise?” I asked with hopeful eyes. Maybe Li will come back.
“I promise,” Jaime promised.
I highly doubt that, Li is gone. What will I do now?
“You will be with me silly,” Jaime answered my question. I guess I said that out loud. "We can be together properly like we always wanted,”
Jaime snuggles his head on my shoulder.
I guess I don’t have a choice in the matter, Jaime’s not going to leave me alone so I let him hold me, I would have to get used to it and a life without Li.
The End of Part 2
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