"Marry Me."

He whispered into her ear, as they stood out on the balcony looking over Paris. His strong arms wrapped around her waist, his face buried into her neck. She sighed as tears started to well up in her eyes.

She knew she had to tell him, as much as she wanted to say yes with all of her heart she knew that she couldn't. Her heart was breaking, but she knew this was only to protect him and her brother. It was the only way.

"Arthur…"

She whispered, softly turning her head towards his. Arthur smiled, thinking that she was purely shocked and didn't want to pressure her on something this important.

"Shhh… it's ok baby, you don't have to answer me just yet. Just know that I love you Alexandra… that I'd give up anything for you."

He said softly, kissing her temple. This caused Alexandra to burst out into tears, she loved Arthur so much, and why did this have to happen to her now? Why did they have to choose her for this damn task! And what was even worse was that she couldn't even tell anyone what was happening or why she had to leave.

Alexandra slowly turned around in Arthur's arms and placed her hands on either side of his face, tears rolling down her cheeks. "I'd give anything to be your wife Arthur." She said brokenly and was going to continue until Arthur cuts her by giving her a passionate kiss, pulling her closer to him.

"Well it's settled then…"

He grinned happily at her; Alexandra sadly looked up at him and tried to speak once again. "Arthur I have…" Arthur shushed her and slowly shook his head.

"I'm sorry to keep cutting you off but I cannot tell you how happy you've made me. I've been in love with you for as long as I can remember and this has always been a dream of mine since I have gotten the chance to have you to myself."

Alex continued to cry but even harder… he always knew the right things to say and it was killing her more and more. "I love you so much Arthur, please remember that." She cried, Arthur smiled down at her and wiped her tears away. "I love you too baby… I love you too."

XXXX

The next morning came; it was extremely early in the morning as Alexandra sat up with nothing but a sheet covering her body. She stared down at the engagement ring Arthur had given her. She admired the elegant piece as the love of her life was sound asleep next to her, wearing nothing but a sheet as well.

The entire night they had spent making love to one another and to Alex she knew that this was going to probably be the last time she would ever get to see him in a very, very long time and until then she figured that he'd never would want to see her again after that.

So Alexandra quietly rose up from the bed and pulled on her shirt and jeans and grabbed her bag, placing the ring on his side's nightstand.

Arthur was always a deep sleeper, he always allowed his dreams to over take him and with her knowing that it made it more easier for her to leave. She then gently leaned down and kissed Arthur's forehead, tears rolling down her cheeks.

She hated this and wanted nothing more than to jump back into bed and pretend that this never happened, but she knew the consequences and she knew that this was the only way she could protect him and her brother so with that in mind she quietly walked out of the room, leaving the love of her life behind and going on with the mission that was granted for her by force.