Here I sat on a bench on a lonely night. The city is busy as it always is, millions of people going through their daily lives. Young couples walking hand in hand through. Others like me walking in solitude, sounds of a festival of some sort sounding in the distance. The stars shining their strange otherworldly glow, a perfect sight to behold. Too bad it’s spent in lonliness I thought to myself. And then she came to me, as I laid eyes on her face, I was mesmerized. Love at first sight, she asked my name and I told her. Then she said, I’m Maria, a lonely soul such as you. I’ve seen you here many a night alone, but I was so shy to come talk to you. I see hope in you for my solitary soul, never has anyone cast such a spell as you have, she said. Would you like to spend eternity with me? You and me against the world, and may we have many beautiful nights such as this one.
Many years later on Maria’s death bed. Remember the night we met my love, Maria said. I said, I’d never forget it, you came to me in a time of darkness, and you gave me light in my soul. You gave me hope, love, everything I ever wanted in this harsh life. I love you, more than anything in the world. You are the stars in the sky, you are the light that shines bright in the heavens and above.
Maria says, We have faced many challenges. We have fought the world so many times, we refused to allow the darkness of this life corrupt our love. We have beautiful children to take our places, and though I face death soon, we will never part from each others side. We will last for eternity. Don’t cry my love, she said, the years have gone by much too fast I know, what I wouldn’t give to go back to that night and live it all over again. I will be there when you come join me, good bye My love. I say with tears in my eyes, I will be with you soon love, let me give one last kiss, good bye for now my love.
And exactly two weeks, I died of unknown causes. Our children and their children have our ashes spread around that very spot we first met in the shimmering starlight, on a night just as the one many many years before.
“Death may have us now, but we live on in the eyes of our children, their children, and the many many generations to come, and in eternity we now reside, in a castle of unbroken love”
I was bored. Yep.