Please don't leave me

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

“Jamie! Wait! Please!” I cry one last time at his slowly retreating back.

I stumble after him, hoping for just one second he’ll turn back and gaze with his warm grey eyes into mine. His figure pauses as he slowly swivels round to face me. My breath catches when I see the pain resting there. Tears well in my eyes but do not overflow as I blink rapidly to try and hold myself together long enough to convince him, to make him understand.

“Please, just listen.” I choke brokenly, “Don’t go. Don’t leave me.”

“Jamie! Wait! Please!” I cry one last time at his slowly retreating back.

I stumble after him, hoping for just one second he’ll turn back and gaze with his warm grey eyes into mine. His figure pauses as he slowly swivels round to face me. My breath catches when I see the pain resting there. Tears well in my eyes but do not overflow as I blink rapidly to try and hold myself together long enough to convince him, to make him understand.

“Please, just listen.” I choke brokenly, “Don’t go. Don’t leave me.”

Swiftly, he’s at my side and holding me protectively in his arms. It feels so good and right in his arms. I want him to hold me forever and whisper the three words that I want him to say more than anything in the world to me again, but I know it can never be. I bury my face into his chest and embrace him tightly, never wanting to let go. This moment should never have to end, the world could fall to dust around us and we would not have noticed. We cling to each other the way a dying man clings to life. I need him the same way I need oxygen, I need him to live.

“Please stay.” I beg, my voice muffled by his leather jacket.

Gently his fingers find my chin and lift it so Jamie is staring directly into my eyes; his chocolate brown hair flops cutely over his forehead.

“Meira, please don’t do this. You know I can’t.” he whispers softly.

A tear carves a pathway down my cheek which he brushes away gently, his thumb lingering on my cheek.

A bitter smile graces my features briefly. The weather is the hottest it’s been so far this year and the sun beats down on us. However I have never felt colder than I do now in his arms, knowing I will never be in them again. Everything is happy and peaceful, the wood is green and full of the calls of birds, but I do not hear them. The only thing I am focussed on are those grey eyes.

“You don’t have to go with the soldiers. I’ll hide you.” I say fiercely.

“Meira, please stop this. You know I have to.” he says angrily, but I know he is hurting just as much as me.

I bury my head back into his chest, “I know.” I reply; my voice muffled.

Jamie pulls my face up again. The guards in his eyes drop and his eyes show his every vulnerability and his unwavering love. Slowly he bends his head and our lips meet. I put all the passion within me into it. We have never kissed so passionately or with such need but it has never been softer and sweeter than it has before. Time slows and it feels as if this kiss will never stop, yet it feels like our last, like the last meal of a man sentenced to death. Eventually the need for oxygen breaks us apart. Breathing raggedly, I silently beg with my brown eyes for him to stay, but it is futile. Jamie would not be Jamie if he did not go.

“I love you.” I whisper, choking back more tears as they threaten to engulf me.

“I love you too.” he murmurs back softly before releasing me from his embrace and walking away.

Watching him walk away is as if he has ripped a huge chunk of my heart out with him. He walks to his death and with him dies a part of me too.

Submitted: May 04, 2011

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I love this. It's really sad (Which is okay :3). D: I could only tell a few grammar marks but, hey, that's okay (:
You might have a chance to win. It was wonderful, dear!
-X Emilee X-

Thu, May 5th, 2011 12:43am


Thank you! Yay I have a chance!

Thu, May 5th, 2011 8:18am

Nocturnal Writer

I like this it's really good.
I liked the way you expressed both Jamie's and Meira's feelings. :)

Thu, May 5th, 2011 10:43pm


Thank you!

Thu, May 5th, 2011 3:50pm


this is really good...sad too...but really good. :D

Thu, May 5th, 2011 11:04pm


Thank you!

Thu, May 5th, 2011 11:50pm


Amazing! It's so sad! I like how you saw what they were both feeling.

Fri, May 6th, 2011 2:04am


Thank you!

Thu, May 5th, 2011 11:53pm

unknown girl

So he's gonna die? I don't want him to!!
I love it :)
the way you wrote everything is fantastic and the descriptions are great :D
good luck :D

Fri, May 6th, 2011 6:20am


Yes unfortunately. Me neither! Thank you!

Thu, May 5th, 2011 11:54pm


awww, he left, poor meira. Why does he have to go only to be killed.
This is a really good story.

Fri, May 6th, 2011 6:55pm


Thank you!

Fri, May 6th, 2011 11:59am


This is amazing!! O_o You make me feel Meira's emotions so well just like it is intended to be. This is sort of like my cousin's love story too. The love of her life died in war and i hope i can show this to her. Its great. :)

Sat, May 7th, 2011 1:12am


Thank you! I'm sorry about your cousin's husband or boyfriend.

Fri, May 6th, 2011 6:15pm


Wow wow wow. That is so sad but so well written. Very nice, captures the emotion well. Good work.
I almost wanted it to keep going but I feel it ended in an appropriate spot.
Good work.

Sat, May 7th, 2011 9:41am


Thank you! It means alot coming from you.

Sat, May 7th, 2011 5:19am


This is amazing.... I really really liked it :DD

Sat, May 7th, 2011 5:48pm


Thank you!

Sat, May 7th, 2011 6:11pm


I love this. It's so sad at first glance I thought it was a break up but then as I read further I realized it was a forced seperation. This is quite lovely my friend, and I hope you write more to this!

Sun, May 8th, 2011 1:04am


Thank you! Hehe I didn't want to give the game away too soon:) I'm thinking about it but I probably won't write it until I finish Soul Breaker but i'll certainly let you know if I do.

Sat, May 7th, 2011 6:22pm


this is really REALLY good! i mean i havent ever heard a better tragedy! very very good let me know if you write more :)

Tue, May 10th, 2011 12:21pm


Thank you!I will!

Tue, May 10th, 2011 8:44am


THAT WAS AMAZING! I can't believe you say you "attempt" at writing, when you're so good at it! :D Now I REALLY want to read some more of your work :) Wanna read mine? Lol.
This seriously was good :) It's so good, I can almost feel the sadness they both feel...I wish Jamie didn't have to go...

Tue, May 10th, 2011 11:03pm


Awww thank you! I'd love it if you did! I'd love to read some of your work! I wish Jamie didn't have to go either.

Tue, May 10th, 2011 4:17pm


Aww, it's really good, but sad:[ I do love short stories like these, sad and tragic, though I hate writing them lol.
Good job! :D

Thu, May 12th, 2011 12:48am


Thank you! Haha yes but someones hot to write them!

Wed, May 11th, 2011 11:47pm


that was so beautiful! it was so sad. i could feel her pain and i almost wanted to cry, and i NEVER cry. u could just feel the way they felt. amazing job!

Thu, May 12th, 2011 9:44pm


Thnank you!

Thu, May 12th, 2011 2:45pm


A very touching story ...

Fri, May 13th, 2011 12:07am


Thank you!

Thu, May 12th, 2011 11:36pm


awwwwwwww that is sad (but in a good way)
I dont want him to die ;')
it is a great start of the story :)
why does he haave to go and die tho how did it start hmmmmmmmmm cant wait to find out
update soon :)

Fri, May 13th, 2011 5:15pm


Thank you! Well I don't know if I'll be turning It into a novel and if I do I probably won't be writing more until soul breaker is finished I'll let you know!

Fri, May 13th, 2011 10:33am


I would not be overestimating by saying this was amazing! I find writing about the emotions of soldiers before after or during the battle really interesting. And I must admit this must be the best I've read on that subject and I've read quite a few. :) Can't get enough of it :D

Keep Writing ;)

Sun, May 22nd, 2011 4:52pm


thank you!

Sun, May 22nd, 2011 10:38am


Oh my god this was amazing!! I actually mean that!!
The descriptions from the outset are just amazing!! You asked me to read something of yours and since I have time lately with summer, I said I would!
I thought everything you wrote seemed kind of fantasy-genre related but coming across this was like "Yey, so glad I did!"
Fantastic and I gather from the comments it's for a contest so I hope you win or did win depending on whether it's over or not!!
Brill work hun and thank you for asking me to read something!! :D
Annie xox

Tue, May 24th, 2011 8:59pm


Aww thank you! I'm glad you did read, yeah I do tend to write fantasy but it's not what you'd call pure fantasy. When I wrote thi I wasn't really sure about because I had never written anything like this before but because of all he extraordinaily kind comments like yours I'm glad I posted. Yep I hope so too because it's the first one I've entered *fingers crossed*.

Tue, May 24th, 2011 5:34pm


Trust me for I speak in honesty- this is epic. At least in my view, this is epic...
The starting scene is so fantastic. Being human (jk) we all are tempted to think that this is another love-break. Girl cheating on boy or the reverse and breakup etc... I too thought so. But it turned to be a different one. Claps...
Then the kissing scene. It was so lively! Vibrant. Especially the mentioning of a dying man's last wish, makes the reader care for him. Creates a sympathy and makes the reader pray that he should not die... That's shrewd indeed.
The ending. Well, though it is sadistic, the ending is realistic. I love realism. So, I'd vote for this ending is epic. This is much realistic, than to have a polished ending like he escaping them and coming back for her... Hats off. You're just outstandingly talented...
Keep writing and Kmu:)
I loved this to pieces!

Sat, August 27th, 2011 2:27pm


Awwww thank you! hehe yeah i get the joke :P I've watched the odd episode. yep! I like to keep peope guessing :) Yeah well I don't tend to always go for the happy endings :) I will!

Sun, August 28th, 2011 10:34am


okay, I'm actually speechless after reading that...

you asked me to check out some of your work before and i always try to get back to all the people who ask me no matter how long it takes and despite being really busy. i was about to put a comment on your page saying i'd read some of your work later when I saw the title of this and it just grabbed me in, I'm glad it did ;)

from the outset the story pulled me in, it was just so well written that you felt like you were in the story and you were meira and you were feeling all the pain and hurt and love she was feeling. i actually cried at it it was so beautiful.

its strange usually i have to get to know characters to empathise with them but i didn't even know who these two people were and from the very beginning i was routing for him not to leave and for them to have a happy ending even though i knew they wouldn't :'(
you have such a knack with words its amazing,
definitely keep writing ;)

Indi ?

Sun, September 4th, 2011 8:57pm


Awww thank you! Yeah I guess it is one of those things where you kind of know the ending halfway through but still want the happy ending anyway :P

Sun, September 4th, 2011 3:04pm

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