Just Like Romeo And Juliet

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
"You said once before we were just like Romeo and Juliet... but, look at how their love story ended. Both dead over misunderstandings just because they had to seperate for them to be together." Alley said, referring to the days when everything was a dream. But, now reality had hit her hard, and knocked her down.

Submitted: December 27, 2011

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Alley looked at the sunset, tears in her eyes. Justin stood behind her, watching her carefully. She wiped away the few tears that fell, and looked at the boy she loved once before, to answer his question. He looked at her, expectantly.
"Justin... I... I can't. I'm sorry. I'm just not up to it. Not anymore." She said, her voice shaking. He moved towards her, and grabbed her arms tightly. He lightly shook her.
"Why not, Alley? Why!? What did I do wrong?" Justin pleaded, still shaking her. She freed her arms, and turned her head away, allowing her long gold locks to cover her face.
"You left, Justin. You left me here when I needed you the most." she told him, her voice cold and sad at the same time. That was when everything Justin had done up until this very second had hurt her, hurt the girl he loved.
"I... But..." Justin started, but Alley shook her head. She then looked him straight in the eyes, and he took in the sight of her green eyes full of tears.
"You said once before we were just like Romeo and Juliet... but, look at how their love story ended. Both dead over misunderstandings just because they had to seperate for them to be together." Alley said, referring to the days when everything was a dream. But, now reality had hit her hard, and knocked her down.
"Alley.. don't be like this, please." he continued to plead with her, but she refused to hear his words. She had no reason to listen to him. She was now happily married to a man who treated her right, who didn't make her feel so miserable. She was pregnant with their child. She was happy. Until Justin returned.

"I'm leaving now, Justin. And I'm not turning back. You hurt me one too many times. I'm done with the heartbreak you caused me." Alley told him as she turned her back, and started towards the town she lived in since her birth. Justin stared at her, not knowing whether to follow her, or let her go.
"Alley!" Justin called out, hopefully. She stopped, but, true to her word, didn't turn back to him. He had to force the last three words out, no matter what she was to reply.
"I love you." he said into the wind, and he knew she caught the words. She shook her head. he didn't see the tears falling down her face.
"I love you, too, Justin. But love just isn't enough anymore. It hasn't been since you left me." she told him before walking off again, this time, only stopping to to tell him one last thing.
"Before you go... check the town cemetery. Look for the new graves. Gracia. Look hard at the gravestone." she said, forcing the last of the words out of her mouth. Justin, confused, stood there. 

***

Justin wondered the old cemetery, searching for the gravestone he was told to find. Gracia. Gracia. Who was Gracia? Then he saw it. Gracia Crawford. Born only months after he left. Died only months after birth.
Gracia Crawford, his daughter. With Alley Pierce. The reason she needed him. The reason she could not take him back. A child was born, and he wasn't there. He wasn't there when she was born into the world, he wasn't there when she left it too soon. He wasn't there when people needed him.
"Gracia... my daughter." the words sounded so foreign and wrong on his tounge. He was disgusted with himself. Unable to accept the news he had just recieved, he left the town.
And was never seen or heard from again.

***

Alley watched Justin wonder the graveyard, and stop at little Gracia's grave. She watched him process the news, and watch him leave. She knew he wouldn't come back. Somehow, she knew it.
"Alley, dear, what's the matter? You've been crying?" a young man, Alley's husband, asked her as he entered the room she was in. She turned to face him fully. He was handsome, almost a head taller than she. 
"I was just thinking about Gracia again." she replied softly, a gentle sad smile playing her lips. He kissed her cheek softly before hugging her close. She felt safe in his arms, knowing the only reason they would go their seperate ways was when he went to work with his father at the City Hall.
"It's okay, Alley. We have our child coming along, and we won't let her leave us before her time." he promised her. Alley smiled, and tears of pure happiness flooded her eyes.
"Thank you, Thomas. I love you, so much." she whispered, her voice soft and full of love. Thomas smiled into her hair, and softly replied.
"I love you, too, Alley. Now, and forever." 


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