A/N at the end

Part Three

"Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been six months since my last confession."

"Go on, my son."

"I have cheated on my wife."

"What has prompted this?"

He takes a deep breath. "I have tried so hard to stay away since she came back, but it's been so difficult. It was our anniversary - the day we met. I was at the pier. Our pier. I missed her so much. She was there as well. It seemed like fate once again. I love her so much it hurts. I don't know what came over me, but I had to take away her pain. Our pain." He pauses, taking another breath, and wipes away a few fallen tears.

"I put in for a transfer at work. We're moving away from here."

"So you have made your decision."


The priest takes a moment, gathers his thoughts before finally asking, "Does your wife know? A marriage only lasts if there is honesty between each partner."

"She suspects something has happened. I had never talked about a transfer before. I didn't consult her."

"You must tell her. There should be no lies in marriage."

"I know," he answers painfully aware of his deceit.

The church bells ring in the distance and the two men shift in their seats. Once the bells have stopped, the priest speaks up. "What you must decide is whom you love."

His head jerks up quickly, surprised. "Father?"

"Your case has troubled me for months, my son. While giving your love to two women may be unsanctimonious, it is through no fault of your own. You have been put in an impossible situation. You have been a good man to open your heart so willingly. "I have no advice from the point of the Church of God, but I have advice on the matter of the heart. You must chose one, but remember you may have only one from here on after."

"I...I don't understand," he stumbled, confused.

"A man should never be in your place, having to decide between two loves that were both rightfully just. Your recent actions are punishable, but every man gives in to temptation. No man on this earth is perfect. So you must decide on the correct path your future takes you and make sure you never give in again."

The End

Author's Note: I do not condone adultery. It was hard to write this, but somehow it's just where the story (and the muse) went. I felt it very difficult to find a direction to go with this story because I cannot justify either choice even though we love these characters so much. I'm glad this is fiction (the show) because I would not wish it upon anybody. The only similar situation would be if a loved one fell into a coma. But after a few years, recoveries are pretty much miracles.

I will not be writing a sequel because of how I feel. Pick how you want it to go, who he chooses, because I cannot. This is my attempt at realism; if you want S/V, go elsewhere. I am working on other post Telling fics and Chatnoir has convinced me to start posting. Please keep an eye out!