Here I am

Winter. The perfect time to find a new love, to fall in love and trip into the unkown in the arms of someone. But love at first sight isn't what it could be... Sometimes there is a dark side to it. Love is not as simple as it's said to be. Death comes and everything is thrown away but what if you have a destiny to fulfill? What if your life is cut too short? What if your love does not move on?

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5. Sometimes not all memories are good

We entered the warmth to be greeted by my mother and father and a man I recognized. “Hello dear and Lord Robert, how was your ride? Not too cold outside?” My mother questioned as Robert led me to a seat opposite all three of the adults. I nodded in response looking at our guest and Robert as I realized this must be his father, no wonder Robert just seemed to accept him and act calm round him. “Yes thank you mother, it was very delightful. I am awfully sorry to be away from our guest, nice to meet you. My name is Elizabeth but I am sure you know that, but I am so sorry to be rude unfortunately I do not know your name.” I announced as I bowed for our guest then took my place next to Robert putting space between us making sure we looked normal. “It is lovely to meet you again my dear, I am Charles. I assume you have realized I am Robert’s father as he is much like the younger me.” Charles replied as I remembered him from when I was younger at countless balls or gathering laughing with my father, I assumed they were old friends for a very long time. “Of course, it is lovely to see you again, what brings you to our household?” I questioned curious at why he had just appeared. “Well, your father invited me as we had not seen each other in a very long time and I was told Robert was staying here due to the terrible weather. I must say it was a terrible trip here in my carriage let alone on a horse.” Charles said, I nodded in agreement and excused myself to warm myself and to sleep after a busy day. I walked towards the stairs and turned round to see the staircase empty; I sighed and headed towards my room alone longing for Robert’s warmth around me. I changed quickly and lay down in bed debating whether to call for Katelynn or not. All I could think about was what Robert had said and how he felt the same as me. I sat up with a sudden thirst, I strolled towards my door grabbing a gown to keep me warm, and as I reached the stairs I saw Robert walk up completely ignoring me and slamming his door quickly behind him. I knew he wanted to be alone, so carried on to the kitchen. I reached the kitchen to see nanny and Katelynn tackling a pile of ironing, I smiled hoping to avoid conversation as I suddenly was not in the mood for company. They smiled back as I poured some water for myself and headed back upstairs, “goodbye dear Elizabeth,” I heard Charles call. I turned round and walked towards the front door to join my mother and father, “Goodbye Charles, it was lovely to see you again.” I announced as he lightly kissed my cheek then left. I carried on up the stairs ignoring my parents and any attempt they made to talk to me, which they probably did not. I reached Robert’s door sighing debating whether to knock, I decided not to… if he wanted the company he would come find me. I pushed open my door and placed my water on my bedside table as I climbed into bed. Shutting my eyes, I thought about Robert as I drifted off to a deep and peaceful sleep.

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