"You have to leave. It isn't safe here, and it's not right for me
to be talking to you." I frowned. Coby wouldn't leave. The love
of my life wouldn't leave.
"I musn't leave you, my love for you has gone too far, please
forgive me." He pleaded. I love him from the moon and back but I
cannot do this to me or him anymore, this was all part of what my
father wanted, and if he found out that I love Coby I would get
into so much trouble.
"I forgive you. Please, for me, you have to leave. I'm not
certain that I will never see you again, I'm saying you have to
go right now." I cried.
" I don't understand, what are you hiding from me? Why can't I
stay? Why can't we be happy together?" His eyes teared. In that
moment, I realized I have been lying to him this whole time. I
can't believe my father would go this far to prove me wrong.
"Coby, I will have to explain later. If you love me, you will
leave. You will leave right now and you will wait for me, without
coming back." I scowled. Time was ticking, and then we both
looked at the door only to see that the door knob was turning.
"Quick! Hide!" I shouted alittle too loud. He hid under the bed.
"Father, how are you? I heard you wanted to speak with me." I
greeted my father.
"I'm fine, thankyou. Yes, I do rather have some information I
want to share with you." My father said.
"What is it?" I asked.
"We have decided who you are going to marry," He hesitated,
chacking my expression, wich was anxious and confused.
"His name is Prince Kaerten. Very royal, mannerly. Now listen,"
"I know you've been spending time with that poor boy-"
"His name is Coby and he might not be rich physically but he is
on the inside!" I scowled.
"Emily, I need you to cooperate! Now, Coby is not like our kind,
and he's been excused so many times.... Since you are getting
married very soon, I am forbidding you to see him again." My
father said coldy. I couldn't believe it, I wouldn't be able to
see him again. I am going to be crowded and busy and given
responsibilitys the rest of my life, no spare time to see Coby.
What do I do now?
"Not even a goodbye?" I whispered.
"I'm afriad not, and that isn't my fault, actually, its Prince
Kaertens idea. I have always dispised, COBY, but if I had the
choice, I would allow a goodbye. Prince Kaerten Is very serious
on you not seeing him again, and so am I. I will give you some
time to accept this, and you are excused from dinner." After he
shut the door and after I heard him reach the dining room, I went
under the bed to meet Coby.
"What do we do now?" I whispered, staring into his crystal blue
eyes. He didn't answer, he just lay there and held my hand,
resting my head on his chest. I cried and cried on his ragged
"It's okay... Everythings going to be okay...We'll figure this
out, I can promise you that.." Is the last thing I remember him
saying when I drifted off to sleep.