She has shown me the true power of Love.
There are many things, gentle reader, that I have never tasted in my life. Very seldom have I tasted Love. To my recollection, there are only two other times, and one was unrequited.
The other was the one who kept my blade. Ours was a love of over two years, and I will not go into detail here.
This was the woman who broke my heart into a thousand tiny shards.
My Pale Princess visited, and it was Good. I was so very nervous that evening. Waiting for her to arrive was terrifying. I have documented my past with the one from the town of iron, and so I will not retell it here.
She arrived as I was surrounded by friends. My focus was on a video game, so scared was I that I needed to focus my energy on it. When she arrived, and I went out to meet her, our eyes met.
I saw none of the disgust in those beautiful eyes. None of the self-hatred. All I saw was love. Adoration. A shared experience that would not be sullied, would not falter, would not even flinch in the presence of our true selves.
Four nights. In four nights, everything changed for me. Do not doubt, gentle reader, that I had loved this woman before we met. Unconditionally. However, my past experiences had left me jaded and weak, so very nervous that the meeting would be sour. It was not.
Let me label Saturday, March 02, 2013 as the best night of my life, no hesitations. Though I burst to share what happened with the entire world, it would not do. It is a very private thing. Let me just state that something was said to me that I have never heard before from anyone. That is all that you may have.
Love. It has empowered me. Even though she has returned to her home, she has strengthened my resolve in life. Everything is brighter, despite the sadness of our parting. I cannot even put into words how I feel; it is sufficient to state that I will not soon let someone destroy me again, no matter how hard The Former Company may try.