They sat on a ledge, staring at the sea. They were exhausted after fighting and shedding all those tears. They were tired of not having the right words to mould this fight towards the better. They were tired of trying because they both knew what had to be done, and they both knew they had no other choice.
He slowly placed his hand on hers and she leaned closer towards him. He asked her, "why does it have to be this way?" She didn't respond. What could she possibly say? She wanted to say that it was a passing phase, but she knew that wasn't the case. She wanted to say everything was going to be ok, but she wasn't sure about that either. She loved him and it killed her watching him in pain. What made it worse, was that she was the reason he was so broken. But there was nothing she could do to make it better. She felt like a little pet bird, caged by the ways of the society. Even if she was allowed to fly, she couldn't go far. Even if she wanted to break free, there was no way.
She loved her parents,dearly, and she loved him as much. But apparently, she can't keep them both. She can't ask for complete happiness and nor can she keep both of them happy. This is where her choice narrowed down to. Which of her loved ones would be easier to watch weeping? To watch which one break down would hurt her less? Without whom could she still manage to survive? Whom was she ready to sacrifice for the sake of the other?
The sun was starting to set and she had to get going. She wasn't in the mood to answer questions at home. She turned towards him and he realized that the day was coming to an end. And so was their relationship. "So is this it?", his voice quivering. She looked away, back at the sea, searching for the right words, but found nothing. " You know, I'll always love you and there will never be anybody else in my life, right?" She had nothing more to say. She knew it was the same for her, but hearing it from him, shattered her. She hugged him, and continued to cry. After a few moments, when she finally gained control, she smiled at him. "You'll always be a part of me, whatever happens." Saying that, she turned and started walking away. It took all her strength to leave him there, all alone. It broke every single part of her. She felt her heart crush inside of her. She wanted to turn back look at him one last time, but she couldn't. She wanted him to run after her, but she knew he wouldn't. "If it has to happen, it will", echoed through both their minds. They knew that this was another test for them and they hoped they'd survive it through.