I will not lie.
I know that someday Keichi will die. His soul will leave this world and walk paths that only mortal things can follow and I will be left behind. I will be alone, again. Urd knows this as well as I do. It explains why she is always so eager for Keichi and I to move ahead in our relationship. She knows that any day, any given day, Keichi could die. I don't think it will be from something as dramatic as one of Mara's plans. No, despite how extraordinary they are, humans usually die in such ordinary ways. He might get hit by a car crossing the road, or have an accident on his motorbike.
Humans are such fragile things.
Skuld, on the other hand, does not know. If she did, perhaps she would be nicer to Keichi. But one day soon I'm going to have to tell her. She is getting used to the human world and she has friends here now, she may one day even fall in love. She deserves to know.
Keichi, sweet, sweet Keichi thinks that when he dies he and I will be together forever. I still haven't had the heart to tell him how wrong he is. It would make him angry and bitter and I don't think that I could stand that, being the one to take his innocence away.
But that's the thing about loving a mortal. As wonderful as he seems, as much as I love him, he is mortal still and mortal things must die. I know that when the time comes it will hurt. It will hurt more than anything in my life and I don't know if I'll ever get over it.
But that doesn't matter. It will still be worth it.
Right now, right here, at this moment, it doesn't matter. What matters is his hand in mine, his arms around me. What matters, is the whisper of his words in my ear and the sound of his heartbeat. What matters, what really, and truly matters is that he loves me. Now and forever that is enough.
It will always be enough.
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I've been watching the Ah Megami Sama television series lately and this just sort of popped into my head. I wondered, what if Keichi and Belldandy were destined to be separated when he died? What would she think? What would she feel?
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