Hello Knight Life readers! Thank you for subscribing, clicking and reading so far! This blog post is brought to you by Axel and Xavier, and their ending chapter and illustration for My Eternal Daydream. There really isn’t much to say, but read on and [pretty please!] send some feedback my way. Thank you again to Vanessa for these wonderful illustrations, and for bringing my work to life!
My Eternal Daydream
8. Belavito Bridge
I stood ready to jump. To end my life. I watched down far below at the glow of the motor cars and the fog of the night that would ultimately become my grave.
Without him life wasn’t worth living, I wasn’t worth living.
The rain smeared my trembling lips and wet the ledge where I was stood, but I did not care; I was going to fall anyway. I closed my eyes and screamed as loud as I could, but nothing compared to my torn heart that was eating away at my body.
My heart had been ripped out from its seams and left to bleed dry on the edge of Belavito Bridge, nothing, nothing compared to the ache and hurt I was experiencing. Each second was hell, without him I was already dead.
I walked closer to the edge ready to jump…
“XAVIER!” he screamed.
I turned around and opened my eyes to see him running down the lane, drenched.
“Go away!” I screamed, my throat tear-choked and sore from crying, my eyes stinging from the pain.
“I will NOT go away, I love you!”
“But we can’t be together, your father-”
“Enough of my father!” he screamed, “I have run away from him and I shall never see of his face again, I just want you, you and only you and if that means I have to give up his legacy then it shall be.”
I didn’t want to hear this, I did not want to be hurt, it was just a dream, I backed away from his hurting eyes and forgetting how slippery the edge was I fell.
He managed to catch me before I feel into the abyss below.
“Don’t let me go,” I whispered a terrified scream, “don’t let me go.”
“I am not going to let you go,” he said tears spilling from his reddened eyes.
“Axel,” I screamed his hands wet from the rain, “I am slipping.”
“No,” he said, trying to hold on tighter but failing, “you’re not.”
“I am going to fall,” I said my heart ripping the frame of my rib cage.
“You are not going to fall, I am going to pick you up and we are going to run into the night and spend the rest of our lives together,” I began to slip further away, my legs kicking into the frosty mist, the sun just about to rise. “And we are going to grow old together.”
“Die with me Axel,” I said falling, “Let’s create our own eternity.”
We locked into embrace and we fell from the bridge.
He wrapped his arms around me and we fell into the mist and glow of the traffic. I closed my eyes and whispered, “I love you,” as I pulled in closer for one last eternal kiss that ended our lives and began a dream that him and I were never to wake up from.
Well, there you have it! It’s all over, and sadly it ends in tragedy. I always intended for My Eternal Daydream to end this way: it was very much meant to be a Romeo and Juliet re-telling. It’s upsetting that your last glimpse with the characters is this scene: but it is meant to get you to think. Live hard, love hard and enjoy your life. Don’t think twice about what others think and fulfil your dreams. Thank you for coming on this journey with me so far, and I hope you enjoy the next upcoming segments on The Knight Life.
Love you all!
- This illustration was designed by the incredibly talented Vanessa Bong, from Vanessa Bong Illustrations. Thank you so much to Vanessa for this wonderful illustration!
- Check out Vanessa’s website at: http://www.vanessabong.com
- Feel free to check out Vanessa’s Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/vanessaxbong
- This Part of this narrative was self-edited. Please excuse any typos or grammatical errors!
- Subscribe to The Knight Life today! Enter in your email via the side panel [for desktop users] or scroll down [for mobile/tablet users].