AUTHORS NOTE: So I'm really excited for Lady Dudley's 30 days of song. I've written them all in advance so that I could at least attempt to post one each day 'grimaces' but fingers crossed! I hope you guys all take part too!
DISCLAIMER: I don't own the characters.
Day 01: Your Favourite Song – This has been my favourite song for many years. I don't know what it is about the song (or just my love in general for Whitney Houston) but it just moves me and I can't help but smile every time I hear it. It also made me extremely happy when my mother bought me The Body Guard many years later. I do believe that everyone should love this song because it's a classic and a song that made a legend.
[I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston]
If I should stay,
I would only be in your way.
So I'll go, but I know
I'll think of you every step of the way.
The trip to Glasgow was coming to an end for Jackie Reid and her personal assistant. As she'd expected, it had opened wounds that she had forgotten had healed but she didn't mind. She really didn't. It also cruelly reminded her that Robbie had been able to move on to have a wife and children. She faced him now with the brave idea of saying goodbye for the last time because she'd never be coming back now. She didn't want to see him play happy families. He took hold of her face in his hands, his forehead pressed against her as he whispered the one word that would break her "stay".
She shook her head because she knew the truth. If she was to stay here in Glasgow she would only be in his way. Ashley would be constantly worried about what Robbie was doing behind her back and that would tear their marriage apart. She couldn't be held responsible for that. She could see the love the two felt for each other so she was going to go. She'd head back to London where her own fiancé was waiting for her. She ran her fingertips across his cheekbone and promised him that she would most definitely think of him every step of the way because there was no way she'd be able to forget him.
She loved him too much to do that.
that is all I'm taking with me.
So, goodbye. Please, don't cry.
We both know I'm not what you, you need.
Smiling up at him, she pressed a tender kiss to the corner of his mouth and promised him that the only thing she'd be taking back with her would be the bittersweet memories that they'd shared over the years. The years of laughter, tears and dancing that they'd shared would always remain with her as she moved on. She chuckled at the amount of times she'd saved his ass, the amount of times that he'd saved her in return and the nights where her hearts dream had nearly came true but then had been thwarted by a dead body being found.
So she wished him goodbye, her thumbs moving up to wipe away the tears in the corner of his eyes that were threatening to fall as she pleaded with him not to cry because she wasn't worth his tears. They were both intelligent people and they were both highly aware that she wasn't what he needed. What he needed were playing in the living room in the house behind him as she smiled at him through her own unshed tears. He needed stability and the love of a good woman that understood his ways as well as the love of his children.
I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you've dreamed of.
And I wish to you, joy and happiness.
But above all this, I wish you love.
She whispers that she hopes life would treat him kind even though she's aware that it already has. He has everything that he could ever want. The family, the house and even the crazy barking dog that protected the family against the evil of the night. It was everything he had ever dreamed of having even if she wasn't the one to give it to him. She whispered to him that he deserved it all, joy and happiness, but most of all, he deserved the love that Ashley and his children could give him.
A lone tear fell down her cheek as she said goodbye to him before moving to the cab that had turned to pick her up. Climbing in, she pressed her hand to the glass as it started to drive away and whispered,
"I will always love you,"