A Selfish Wish
Dearest readers, I am once again truly sorry for my prolonged absence. Ever since Romeo and I started speaking again, I have had many things on my mind that I felt I needed some time to sort through.
Romeo has told me that everything that has occurred since our arrival in this world was, on his part, intentional. He learned of our fictional nature and our cruel fate. He told me that he pushed me away so that I could live without fear of that fate. Everything from his anger towards me to his relationship with another was even more fictional than our Verona.
Listening to these words was painful, but I myself am surprised that I did not cry. It was almost as though he spoke to someone else entirely while I looked upon the scene. I understood his intentions. I even forgave him. However, at that moment I realized how truly vast the rift between us had become.
I once said to you that God matched our souls in heaven. My time in your world has made me understand how truly naive those words had been. Romeo had deceived me, and the fact that I allowed him to do it only shows that he had never been the Romeo I thought I knew. What is worse though is that I did not even try to understand him. I thought that returning was what he and I both wanted, but had I stopped to listen to him, perhaps we could have reached an understanding without all of this pain. Perhaps we would have truly gotten to know each other instead of making assumptions about what the other wanted.
We have a lot in common, Romeo and I. We both come from stubborn families. We both wish to stop the feud between them. We both have dreams for the future. And we are both tragic figures from a beloved tale, trapped in a strange world. We should have been there for one another long ago, but we are here now, and I feel at ease knowing that for once, Romeo is truly open with me.
The burning love Romeo and I once shared is but a distant memory, a fading dream at daybreak. And yet, I am truly grateful for everything that has happened, for it allowed us to grow as people and especially as friends.
Dearest readers, this is a selfish wish, but I very much want Romeo to come back with me. I know that he is not truly happy here, and I would miss him dearly. If I learned anything in this world, it is that no one should have to be resigned to fate. I want to remember everything that has happened here and use it to put an end to the feud between our families, but I know not if I can succeed alone. I want my dear friend Romeo by my side. We got through our ordeals here, and I know that together we can get through anything.