I sat there in the grass waiting for you. I know it’s been two years since you have ran away from everything you ever knew, but I still hope for that day you come home. I know you ran away to protect yourself, but I wish you would have told us why you left. So I found out for myself, and I now know you left because if you didn’t you would have been killed. I just hope wherever you are that you are happy. Also I just want you to know that no matter what I will always love you even if you have to move on. I know the day will come when I get to see you again even though I know if I get the chance to say goodbye one more time my heart will break the moment I looked into those emerald eyes of yours and hear the words I am sorry but I have moved on and it’s time for you to do the same. The day I first found out you went missing I bawled and ever since that night I have cried myself to sleep every night hoping I will see you again because sometimes the words left unspoken hurt the most. I sat there in the field by the rock where I first said I love you on your birthday exactly four years ago today. A part of me knows you won’t show but I can try to mask the disappointment because it’s all I have left to keep my heart tied together. As the sunrise turned to sunset I gathered the box with the precious diamond I was going to give to you at graduation and a bouquet of your favorite roses I bought for you for your 20th birthday yet I won’t get to celebrate it with you. I sighed and headed back to the boarding school you attended that was just down the road from mine where a memorial for you lays in hope you’ll return one year. I set down the roses and light the candles as I cry looking at your senior portrait knowing you probably have changed during this time period. Once the moon fully rose I walked backed but not before I turned around and heard the rustle of the leaves on the wind. I looked at my feet and saw a small paper swan and as I unfolded it I felt tears stream down the side of my face. The letter read I’m sorry I have caused you all this pain every day since I left, but I did it to protect myself from the pain of watching someone I love die or having the ones I love mourn at the loss of a friend, so I ran as fast as I could and as far as I could. I didn’t mean to break your heart, but because it pained me too much just to see your shadow I couldn’t face you and I’m sorry but just please move on for the sake of both of us. However I want you to know no matter what happens I will always love you because I have never stopped loving you from the moment I you. I cried because she was the one who had my heart and she still had mine. She finally came home yet I didn’t get to see her it was the way I sadly pictured it having to move on even when I knew neither of us would. So I ran as fast as I could to that rock and saw her standing there in a little white dress with flowers in her hair and she smiled once she saw me in my sports coat, button down and slacks. I realized that all our friends where their along with a priest I never thought this moment would come I finally proposed to her because she knew I wouldn’t move on when I knew she was still alive because I would fight for her until the last moment I had. She said yes and then we got married right there on her 20th birthday and even though it’s been a long two years I made the right choice to wait for her return. We sealed the deal with a kiss and I looked into those sparkling emerald eyes in the moonlight and thought to myself this love is worth waiting for no matter how long it takes to be together again, even if she did move on while she was gone.