The Letter

I guess it's gonna have to hurt
I guess I'm gonna have to cry
And let go of some things I've loved
To get to the other side

Starts With Goodbye – Carrie Underwood

June 1, 2021

My dearest James,

I hope that one day you can forgive me for this but right now I can't stand to look into your eyes and pretend I'm okay. I have loved you every minute of every day since I met you and honestly the idea of living my life without you terrifies me. We've drifted apart over the last couple of months, and honestly I don't blame you. I'd want to be with my kid too. I'm really sorry about the way this has to go but I can't see any other way at the moment. I'm going to marry Ivan during the summer, as planned, and I can tell you're going to be an excellent father. Please don't try to contact me.

Forgive me.

James stared blankly at the letter for what seemed an eternity. Scorpius studied his face carefully. Without warning James through the letter into the flames of the fire that Andy had disappeared into only hours before and stood abruptly.

"I have a family to take care of," he muttered to nobody in particular as he pushed the portrait open and walked away without turning back.

A/N: Well that's it for Somebody Else's Song! It was two years in the making and 2 very half assed chapters at the end but I honestly couldn't continue with that part of it. Personally I've moved on and I'm now ready to start a sequel, which I hope will be better and longer (and be updated more frequently). It's called Where Do We Go From Here and should be posted by Tuesday next week Australian time. Thanks for those of you who have reviewed this story, you have no idea what it means to me to get that feedback, and feel free to continue giving it. Nothing makes me happier than seeing an email from fanfiction. So I'll see you all, if there's any of you left that is, next week. :)