I closed my eyes tightly and tried to drain my tears away. As I slowly withdrew my hands from his, suddenly I knew what must be done.
“Adrian, I loved you. Very deeply.” I started.
“God knows how much I ached for you, how much I longed to see you, how much I yearned to hear the words you just said”, I continued as I looked into his eyes.
“For many years I waited for you to say these things to me. But you never did. I can never forget what happened between us … it was part of my life… you are part of my life”, I said as my voice began to falter.
“Our paths have crossed a thousand times, Adrian…” I paused as I held back my tears.
“A thousand times…” I whispered.
“But nothing came out of it. We had our chance at forever but we just let it pass us by. Now, my heart and my future belongs to someone else. No matter how hard it was to accept, I knew then and I know now that we are not meant for each other. I have to let you go. You have to let me go.” I said with the last few words spoken with tears in my eyes and an unbearable pain in my heart.
He just stared at me for a long while, perhaps finding the words to say to me. He held my hands tightly for a long while and kissed it gently. He leaned and whispered, “I am letting you go.” Then he turned around and walked towards the quaint, wooden house and never looked back.
As the sun slowly rose in the horizon; its radiance warmly greeting me, I felt a surge of peace flood my soul.
I hurriedly walked outside the courtyard but stopped for a while to glance at the beautiful, wooden house. Goodbye, my friend. Thank you…