Point of View: Cassey
It has been about six years since the last time I saw Kevin's face. After I got pulled inside and was forced to have dinner with Brian's family, it was told that we were to have an arranged marriage. Brian did nothing to stop his family and just agreed. I was so furious that I threw my plate to the floor and ran to my room. I cried for days on end.
I hoped that I would get some kind of news from Kevin, but nothing came. I even tried to get Brian to send a letter to him but since they were on sky ships, it would be near impossible to get it to him. Although I could not talk to him, or see him, I waited for him. All day, I would either sit at my dresser looking at the daisy, or be out at the ship docking area. I liked to sit out there and dream of meeting Kevin again until sunset.
Today, my dream was incredibly wonderful. We would meet surprisingly one day. The sun would be close to sunset. Birds would be chirping cheerfully, and a field of daisys would be beneath our feet. We embrace each other joyfully and then he suddenly lets go. I look up at him in shock and asked if anything was wrong. He tells me nothing is wrong but there is something that he has always wanted to tell me. He gets down on one knee and pulls out a ring. My eyes started to water with joy. He says that he has always loved me and wanted me to marry him. I start to cry and say that i loved him too. He stands up with excitement, and we kiss each other.
"Cassey, . . . Cassey! Wake up, you fell asleep again," Brian said loudly, while shaking me. "It's almost nightfall." I get up slowly and look around to see that he was right. The sun was no longer present.
"How sad, it was only a dream," I sighed softly.
"What was, m'lady?" he replied, with a confused look on his face.
"Nothing, please do not worry about it, Brian." He shrugged and followed me home. He took me up to my room and turned around as I got dressed for supper. "Have you any word from the war. I thought it was supposed to be over by now?" I asked, peaking through a hole in the screen.
"Yes I have, I was going to tell you all at dinner. We won and our troops are coming home as we speak." I was overwhelmed with joy and quickly zipped up my dress to hug Brian.
"Oh my goodness, I am so happy to hear that." Brian hugged back and had a big smile on his face. "Now I can see Kevin again. I cant wait, I have to get a new dress." Suddenly, Brian's face grew dark and he pushed me away.
"About Kevin, as I was writing the letters to the family's that lost their men and children in war, I came across his name," Brian turned around. "He is dead." I could feel my heart stopping.
"What do you mean, dead?" I said with a trembling voice. "He is not, because i would have know in here if he had," I pointed to my chest. Brian grabbed me by the shoulders and shook me.
"Then obviously you do not truly love him. I am still alive and well. Maybe that is why your heart is not breaking, because the one you really love is me!" His face looked hurt in some way, but I did not want to believe him. I put my hands over my ears but he grabbed them. "Listen to me, we are getting married tomorrow, so you need to get over him. HE IS DEAD! I am the one here for you now."
"NO! I will not marry you! He was your best friend, how can you be so heartless?" I screamed at the top of my lungs.
"Because I love you," he said, putting emphasis on 'you'. "He is not the one I care about, all I can see is you." I struggled to get free. I wanted to get away from all of this. This action only made him even more angry. He got me up straight and slapped me across the face. I was slapped so hard that I came from his grip and hit my head on the frame of my bed. My vision started to become blurry and, without thinking, I put my hand to my hand only to find blood.
Brian looked at me with a hoked yet scared look. He tried to help me up but I move away. He hot angry again, "Fine, you want to go on like this, go ahead, but you are going to become my bride whatever means necessay," he glared and walked out of my room, slamming the doors shut. I could over hear him telling the guard to not let me out. I was back in the same spot I was before. I heard some trumpets go off in the distance, but I was too dizzy to fully understand that my castle was under attack. I fell into a deep sleep.