Sorry dearest readers for taking so long! I have been extremely busy with school, but I am really thankful for break so that I can get back to writing more! Hope you enjoy (this chapter is not my favorite...)
This chapter is dedicated to PennyToughGirl because she has reviewed for this story and my story Things Unsaid (an Ouran High School Host Club fanfic)!
She's right; I was naïve to think that anyone could love me. I truly thought that I had actually had another chance to find love on the islands. Even if I had a slight chance, it's gone now that Lily made all my flaws clear, Chelsea thought glumly.
Chelsea ran to the boat and fled Meadow Island. Running back to her home, her shoulders shook as she sobbed uncontrollably. One pair of footsteps trailed behind her, but she was too ashamed to look back and check who it was. Reaching her home she yanked open the door and bolted it behind her. Her back to the door, she slid to the floor, her dress wrinkling in the process. Pounding on her door shook her from her heartbreaking thoughts.
"Chelsea!" a man's voice shouted, almost breaking down her frail wooden door.
"Just go away," she croaked.
"Open the damn door Chelsea," he shouted again, panting from chasing her.
"No, please! Just leave me alone," she pleaded rather than demanded.
"I no leave Chelsea alone," he said in a comforting voice.
Courageously, Chelsea wiped away her tears and with trembling hands, opened the wooden door. A gasp left her swollen lips as she took in the scene before her. The man that she had come to love stood before her, the one and only, wild man.
"Why Chelsea cry?" Shea asked and patted her head.
Holding back tears she replied, "Because I'm going to be alone for the rest of my life…"
"Chelsea not alone!" he exclaimed, "Chelsea have Shea!"
Her heart ached upon hearing his words, she knew that he didn't truly understand her type of loneliness. His childlike mind didn't understand the underlying meaning of her words.
"Shea… I mean that I won't ever find someone who loves me," Chelsea sighed.
He looked at her blankly.
"Love is when you care about someone deeply and you would do anything to make them happy. It is when you put their interests before your own and love makes you want to spend the rest of your life with that one person," she explained in a melancholy voice.
Shea nodded in understanding and then beamed, "Shea love Chelsea."
Her heart leapt with joy, only to come crashing back down: Shea didn't really love her, he loves her like a sister. But still, she was a tad curious to know why he said that…
"I think you mean that you love me like a friend or sister, Shea," Chelsea explained.
He shook his head vigorously, "No. Shea love Chelsea."
She chuckled at his adamant tone and decided to humor him, "Fine. Then how do you know that you love me?"
He pondered for a moment, "When Shea see Chelsea, Shea's heart beat fast," he gingerly placed her hand on his chest; she could feel it pounding beneath her palm.
"What else?" she whispered, distracted by their closeness.
"When Chelsea happy, Shea happy too! Shea do anything to make Chelsea happy," he said in a childish tone that made her smile.
"Anything else?" she asked in a dazed tone, realizing that what he was describing, indeed sounded like love.
Looking down into her sapphire eyes he said in a solemn tone, "Shea want to spend entire life with Chelsea and keep Chelsea safe."
Brown chocolate eyes melted her fragile heart, "Really?"
He nodded, "Does Chelsea love Shea?"
Chelsea's eyes shone as she gazed into his. She caressed his russet face and knew that she loved him with all of her heart and soul. She knew that Shea would be the one to fill the emptiness in her heart.
She nodded, "Of course."
He beamed and picked her up bridal style, "Let's go tell Wada!"
Chelsea giggled and nestled her head into the crook of his neck, "Okay. But I'm taking a nap on the way there."
As she let her eyelids droop, she began to ponder on what her future held. The Harvest Goddess had guaranteed her a happy future right?
I guess I have to wait and see… but I know that if Shea is by my side, my life will always be blissful, she thought to herself as she was lulled to sleep by the rhythmic beating of Shea's heart.
Thank you all for reading! This is the last chapter *sobs* but I intend to write another story; check Chapter 20 of this story to read the preview of it! I am extremely thankful to everyone who reviewed or even just read this story, it truly means a lot to me because one day I hope to be a author. Writing this story was fun, but proved to be difficult because characters already have set personalities so I don't have much room to alter them, but still I really had fun writing this!
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