When he made the decision to be with her, he knew that one day he would see her return to earth. But knowing and accepting are two different things.
Dressed in a black suit, he looked no older than 20 as he watched the funeral procession. A child holds onto his hand as they walked to the cemetery. The child looked at him as he placed a lily atop of her coffin. "Grandfather, Hiyo-chan loves Dandelion."
It comes out as a choked laugh. It is hard to breathe. It hurts to breathe. Grief squeezes his chest and chokes the air out of him. Tears of pain escapes him, gently resting on his eyelashes. Love is painful. The more you love, the harder it is when you lose it.
He wrapped his arms around the child and silently cries into the child's tiny shoulders. "Hiyo-chan say that Grandfather is a crybaby so I have to be your friend." The child's innocent words are causing cracks in the dam and tears just overflows.
He was sitting by the window, ignoring the burn of the sun on his neck and ear. He stares at the man in front of him. "Okaeri nashi. (Welcome back)" Hearing his voice, the man smiled sadly. Because he knows that even though 1000 years have passed, his heart still belongs to her. What he once had with him was something that is never to be.
"Tadaima.(I am back)" The man replied but he did not move from his spot at the door. A brilliant smile was gifted to the man. He is at the end of his life but he was blessed to the chance to see the man one last time. Engraving his image in his mind, he took his last breath.
"A bouquet of lilacs from Grandfather."
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Dandelion: A gift to a loved one that will provide happiness and is a promise of total faithfulness.
Lilac: First love.
This bunny is a about two immortals that has been together for a very long time. But a war broke them apart. One was in a deathlike state, frozen in time to save his life. The other wandered around alone, fall in love with a mortal female and they married. At first, he was not willing to let go but slowly things changed.
"You don't have to forget how you love him. Those are precious feelings so hold onto them. You don't have to change."
Immortals are people who do not age and lives for a very long time but they do die.
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Yours in eternity.
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