Chapter 7: Misery and Grief
There's a mountain between us
But there's one thing I'm sure of
that I now how I feel about you now
Miranda Cosgrove- About you now
I sat in the window seat for hours waiting for Joe. While I waited I heard someone unlock my door.
"Ann come and eat your dinner" the maid said sitting down the plate.
"I'm not hungry" I said still looking out the window at the sun setting. I felt like a princess who had gotten kidnapped and was placed in a room where she was not allowed out. Or like Rapunzel. I was living my very own fairy tale.
"Ann your mother and father said you had to eat something" the maid said.
"And I said I wasn't hungry. Now please leave" I said once again.
The maid left moments later. I didn't touch my dinner at all. I really wasn't hungry just lonely without Joe. As it struck midnight Joe was climbing up the vine to see me.
"Thank god your here" I said running to him giving him a hug.
"What's wrong?" Joe asked looking down at me.
"I'm getting...married. My parents are forcing me to marry someone I don't love" I said as tears of pain and sorrow filled my eyes.
"They can't your 20 they can't force you to" Joe said wiping away the tears.
"But in my country they can" I said crying all over again.
"They can't I won't let them "Joe said with confidants. He just held me tightly in his arms and rocking me back and forth.
I closed my eyes and let myself forget the whole day except for this moment. What I didn't know was that my parents where coming up to my room.
"ANN!!!!!! WE TOLD YOU A THOUSAND TIMES TO NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN. NOW YOU GIVE US KNOW OTHER CHOICE YOU HAVE PUSHED US TO OUR LIMITS!"my father said with anger as his face got redder and redder by the second.
Joe let go of me and went down the vine. I watched as he left maybe for the last time.
"Leo bring the iron fence in please" my father said.
A few minuets later him and another man brought in bars and put them over my windows.
"NO! Please take them off ...I'm begging you" I sobbed as I begged my parents I fell to my knees and begged even more.
"Where sorry Ann but you have got to learn someway or another. That life's not fair and that you can't always get what you want" my mother said looking down at me.
"But mother I haven't done anything. All I want is to be happy" I said barring my face in my hands. My parents didn't say a word for a few moments then they spoke up.
"You're going to be happy with Jason" then they left as I sat on the floor in tears.
I sat there for hours just crying and crying I was crying so much I didn't think it would ever stop. How I hated being a princess. I wanted to be a regular person with the person I loved. As the tears kept flowing it began to rain. It was like the angles where crying with me. Then the thunder began rolling in.
I could here my name in the distance. What? My name in the distance what in the world. I looked up to see Joe at the window.
"What did they do?" he asked taking my hand through the clod hard bars.
"They did this so you would stay out and to keep me in" I said looking at him with sad eyes.
"I'm not going to let them do this" Joe said.
"Good luck getting them to change there minds" said as a sob got stuck in my throat.
"Ann I will do what ever it takes to get you out of there" Joe said with seriousness.
Moments of silence went by. Then we heard dogs barking along with voices.
"I heard voices from over here" someone said coming closer.
"GO don't let them see you" I said looking at him. Soon the officers would see him. You could see the flashlights in the distance coming closer and closer.
"I will be back for you" Joe said. Before climbing down the vine he handed me a single red rose promising me that he would be back.
I heard voices coming up the stairs. It sounded like my parents along with police officers.
"Ann was someone up here just now?" my father asked looking at me.
"No father why would someone be up here. After all they can't get in" I said hoping they would by it.
"Oh really wants this then?" my mother asked going over and picking up the red rose.
Oh know I was so scared that my parents would catch Joe that I had forgotten about the rose. Mother looked at me like she knew I was lying.
"Ann stop lying to us. You think we don't know. How many officers do we have to have around this place to get through to you? Or do we just need to go back home and have the Lewis over there?" my mother said as the rose crumbled in her hand.
I just watched with my eyes full of tears, as the rose fell to the floor in peaces.
"No! Mother please don't make me go back home" I begged as my eyes got wide like two marbles along with tears.
"Then stop seeing Joe you know you are not supposed to" my mother said looking at me.
"If you see him again we will have to take dramatic measures" my father said with anger. "So don't try are nurves Ann"
My parents stormed out of my room slamming the door shut. I went over and picked up the pieces of the rose and held them in my hands. I cried as the rose buds started to slip between my fingers. That's what was happening in my life I was going to be losing the person I loved if I didn't stop seeing him. But if I stopped seeing him I might just die in the process.
A/N: I know it's a short chapter but I've been very busy. I'm also working on a few more stories but I'm trying to finish Once upon a Twilight, so I might not update for a while. So please if you could pass this story on to your friends thanks. Oh and Please review thanks:)
It has been three days since I had seen Joe. I had finished Wuthering Hights a day ago I began to get board. So I laid down and took a nap that's all I could do. I closed my eyes and began to dream the dream I had back home. One moment Joe was with me. As he kissed me I opened my eyes to see Jason instead of Joe. I looked down and saw that I was wearing a white long dress it was my wedding. No this couldn't be happening. It just couldn't be. I awoke with a sake I sat up and saw that my hands where sweaty and cold. I put my hands to my forehead and thought that the dream I just had would be in two weeks. Two weeks and I would be forced to marry this man I didn't even love let alone know. I went and sat at my desk and wrote a letter to Joe.
I can't do this anymore my parents are furies about me seeing you. They said if I do one more time for any reason. That they would send me on a boat back home and I would never see you again let alone see the light of day again. I'm so sorry Joe you know how much I love you but my parents just don't see it that way. I'm sorry that I have to do this please forgive me. This is something I just have to do. But I love you with all my heart and always have. You have had my heart from the very start.
With all my love and more
Love your true love