Worship of Trees
ENDING SPOILERS FOR MAIN AND FUTURE ARC
And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears.
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.
"I wouldn't want you to lose sight of your happiness. It would be most tragic if an angel of joy such as yourself decided to abandon her own contentment,"
Such a fool he had been to say those words with such conviction, and know full well that he couldn't even live up to them himself. He wasn't a child any more, though, and he couldn't make thoughtless, emotion-fuelled decisions. He was king, and kings didn't....shouldn't...ever feel like this. It was a fallacy to have even entertained the idea in the first place all those years ago...
Richard shook his head and looked back at his reflection, running the comb through his hair again and flicking his fringe out of his eyes. It was almost time.