CHAPTER 19 – Too Late
I was just about to open the door when Ramses came bursting out. I tried to move out of the way but I wasn't quick enough. Ramses pushed into me, and I felt myself falling backwards, Ramses on top of me.
"Ow. What the..?"
I was hurt, and I felt Ramses shift.
"Mm, Moses let's take this to the bedroom…"
I looked at the beautiful man on top of me and I felt myself caving. I couldn't bring myself to look at him without thinking about leaving.
I pushed him off me and I got up. I heard him hit the floor with a light 'thump' before laughing and standing beside me.
"Ramses, I need to tell you something…" I looked down. "I don't want to stay here forever. I want to travel, to see more of the word that we live in. And I want you to be beside me."
I finally looked at my love. He looked like I had stabbed him through the heart. I saw the tears in his eyes before I looked down at the ground again.
There was a tremor in his voice when he finally started to talk. "But, Moses… My job, my life is here. I need to stay!" There was a pause. "I love you, and if you want to go, then I'll let you. But let this be clear: I won't be coming with you. I will be staying, and doing my duty. This is the way that it needs to be."
I looked up just in time to see him walking away from me. There was a crushing weight in my chest, but I knew that it was the right choice to make.
The walk back to our room seemed to take forever, but I suddenly there I was, standing in the middle of the room, packing my bags once again, but I knew for certain that he would not be following me, or sending someone to bring me back.
There were tears in my eyes, but I refused to let them fall. I grabbed everything that was mine, and placed it gently in the bag.
My mind wandered, and I soon found myself adrift in thought of Ramses. Of the look on his face when I told him that I couldn't stay here.
How would I ever get that out of my head?
I turned my back, and started to walk away from the one that held my heart. I knew that he wouldn't follow me; that he wouldn't beg, that he wouldn't stay. I would just have to deal with this alone.
I walked aimlessly until I was back in the throne room. No one was there, and it was quiet. I walked until I was sitting on the steps in front of the throne, thoughts of Moses running through my head.
Is this really the right thing? Am I really able to do this alone? I started to hit my head on the cold stone steps, trying to get the thoughts out of my head.
I stopped as I heard a timid knock on the door. "ENTER!"
A servant entered holding a letter. "T-this was found in Master Moses' room, addressed to you." He held out the note with a shaking hand.
I looked at it before snatching it, watching him leave before opening it. The letter was filled with his neat script, and I felt a wave of love wash through me before I started to read.
I'm sorry, but I can't stay here. I can't betray my soul like that. I love you, and you have my heart, you always will, but it is over.
Stay safe, and fall in love.
I crumpled the note before throwing it across the room. I walked to the window, watching as a single horse rode out into the day before punching my hand into the wall.
I hoped that he never came back as I watched him ride away from the palace, never once looking back to see if anyone was watching him go.
AN: Hey guys, I thought it would be a twist to not have a happy ending. Hope you enjoyed the story. Sorry it took so long to finish. Feel free to leave a review. May~